It was great to be in the park. The historic lodge is impressive. Enjoyed sitting in the lobby listening to the pianist and chilling. We had a sunny day to enjoy the mountain, before the rain and snow came through. Because of the time of year (mid June) many of the trails were snow covered., inaccessible.
The room: the room was much better than I expected after reading so many negative comments. We had a queen with a bath. There was room for all our luggage
and didn't seem crowded although it was small. Our room had a sort entry way with a dresser and room for the luggage. There was also a desk and one chair. We even had a view of Mt. ranier from our window which was nice. We were on the top floor so no noise from overhead. We could hear voices from next door although not loud enough to hear actual conversations.
Slept really well. Bed was comfortable., room was clean, again remember this place is really old.
Next time I think I would stay at the national inn at the bottom of the mountain, not because of the accommodations but because I was disappointed in the food offerings at the restaurant. Trying really hard to be gourmet, but the result was mediocre in my opinion.
- 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