There is no better place to stay then right in the heart of Paradise, with Mount Rainier as the backdrop and miles of hiking trails at the doorstep. That's why this gets the very good rating. Common areas are very nice, well maintained while still reminiscent of days gone by and very similar to the old photos displayed throughout the Inn. Staff was quick to start fires in the giant fireplaces when weather turned quickly one afternoon, drenching many, and allowing them to both warm up and dry their shoes. The rooms are nice enough, small but how much time do you really spend in them? We had a room in The Annex with bath, very convenient though I heard many guests did not mind having rooms without. The walls are thin, could hear the entire conversation from room next door regarding a real estate transaction, however it is an old building so not unexpected - bring foam ear plugs if you are a light sleeper. It is definitely time to invest some money in at least the Annex area, well worn with time and updates needed. If you are not familiar with staying in the national parks, as with many others, there are no phones or TVs in rooms. Ultimately, the beds were comfortable which is most important since that is just about all you do while in the room. Enjoy the outdoors, amazing scenery and the common areas as well along with your fellow National Park travelers!
We had some very good meals in the dining room, breakfast buffet was very good.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Built in 1916 and designated as one of the "Great Lodges of the West" this historic guest lodge sits in the shadow of Mount Rainier surrounded by mountain meadows lush with wildflowers. Miles of hiking trails just outside the front door lead to adventures in all directions and offer panoramic views of glaciers and waterfalls. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Paradise Hotel Mount Rainier National Park
- Paradise Inn Washington