We stayed two nights at the Paradsie inn last week in two small rooms in the old section of the hotel. The rooms were so tiny you could hardly pass between the twin beds! The sheets were scratchy, towels were rough and the bathrooms down the hall. The walls were so thin I could hear my sons iPad playing a movie next door and my sons heard our alarm in the morning. They had two showers for the entire wing and two toilets. I was not pleased to walk down the hall at 3 am in the complimentary robe to find no toilet paper! So this seems a bit negative well I wouldn't miss this experience for the anything! The location makes up for the shabby rooms hundred fold! This is a remote National park with a hotel built in the 1900's it's old, and you know it. I love the old lodges we have traveled to in other parks and this one is no different.If I came again I would spring for the new rooms as the bathroom thing was a hassle at 3 am! We had a room directly over the dining hall and we could hear conversations, laughter and chairs moving, so get a room on the 3 floor. The doors make a very loud slam every time they close so you can hear your next door neighbors get up to the bath I the middle of the night! Be aware what you are getting and lower your expectations for the actual room. the lobby was lovely and we enjoyed the ranger talk at 2:30 about the hotel. The fireplaces were welcoming as we were wet and cold for the terrible weather. The gift shop really should stock rain gear! We did not being rain pants as the weather predicted warm weather so pack just I case. Oh and gloves! It got down into the 30's at night. Come for the location as it was so lovely to wake up and hike from our rooms.
- 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