We are in Vancouver, BC right now. Because of a family emergency, we had to cancel our plans to go to North Cascades for 2 nights. We feel we need to be in Seattle area to be closer to reliable cell phone service. ( Note: the emergency is subsiding, just need to be in some contact). Looks like we can go to Rainier after all. We don't mind the long drive from Seattle/Tacoma area, but have no idea where to stay. Prefer not to stay in the middle of Seattle; we were thinking of finding a hotel room closer to Tacoma to put us somewhat closer to Rainier. Any suggestions for a last minute reservations?