My son and I will be visiting Olympia, WA and then plan to spend a day at Mt. Rainier. Would appreciate any suggestions for comfortable, clean lodging near Mt. Rainier. The following day we will be driving back to SeaTac Airport for an evening flight. Apparently the airport only seems to be an hour away from Mt. Rainier, but I have read here that the driving will take all day. Is that truly the case? If so, how long do you think I should allow for our return trip to SeaTac.
Appreciate any feedback, thanks!