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Review of National Park Inn at Mount Rainier

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National Park Inn at Mount Rainier
Ranked #1 of 1 Longmire B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Salem, Oregon
Level Contributor
62 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Great location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2013

It's hard to go too far wrong when the view from the veranda of the place is of Mt. Rainier. We were there for two nights after hiking the Wonderland Trail. The rooms are a little on the small side, but the bed was comfortable. Rooms aren't cheap but I paid more for less on a recent business trip to the Kenai Peninsula in Alaska. This was our fourth stay at the Inn and we definitely plan to go back.
The only negative was that there was some kind of kitchen noise in the early hours of the morning.
There is also no in-room phone (and non-existent to bad cell service) or TV or refrigerator or microwave, all things I can live without.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank WYOR
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Seattle, Washington
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18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2013

Our room (#2) was small and more like a dorm room. It was also fairly noisy and staff were vacuuming at 10:15pm. For $164/night we expected better.

Staff were pleasant but we would not stay again. Underwhelmed!

Room Tip: Room #2 is noisy and small.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Carolyn4407
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Pam N, Guest Relations Manager at National Park Inn at Mount Rainier, responded to this review, 4 September 2013
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts and feedback. Please accept our sincere apologies for your unsatisfactory experience. We appreciate all feedback and I have taken the opportunity to forward your comments to our management team as we continually strive to improve all facets of our operation.

Thank you once again for your review.

All the Best!
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New Jersey
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131 reviews
98 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2013

We stayed here for 1 night in a 2 bedroom suite on our trip to Mt Rainier. The inn is conveniently located at the Longmire entrance to the park - the rangers have a lot of good information about the distance from here to Paradise and Sunrise which also have lodges and hiking paths.

Check-in went smoothly and our room was extremely clean. Our room had two twin beds and 1 queen bed and everyone slept very good.

We had breakfast & dinner at the lodge which were both very well timed. The breakfast was served quickly so we could get out on the trail. The dinner was not rushed but not slow either! We really enjoyed all of the food and the trivia on the table about mt Rainier.

The hotel does not have air conditioning so some people may have trouble sleeping with the window open and the noise outside. It was pretty quiet so this was not a problem for us.

The hotel also has nice front porch with rocking chairs with a beautiful view of Mt Rainier as well as a sitting room with tables, chairs and a fireplace with games and cards for hotel guest use.

We would definitely recommend!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank lilemoevie
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Pam N, Guest Relations Manager at National Park Inn at Mount Rainier, responded to this review, 27 August 2013
Thank you very much for your thorough review and kind words! We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope we will have the opportunity to welcome you back for another visit.

All the Best!
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Marquette, Michigan
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2013

We shipped our baggage (backpacks & gear, etc.) ahead of time to Ashford; was waiting for us by our room when we arrived near midnight! Staff was more than friendly, attentive, way beyond the call of duty! Called us by name! Clean rooms; great service, good food. Even let us do a complimentary load of laundry and provided soap!!!!! (Incidentally, the hotel was completely booked, so they had lots more than us to take care of.) Yes, the front desk folks helped seat and bus tables, but that was very effecient and didn't detract from overall service....probably helped to keep prices so reasonable! Highly recommend National Park Inn if you are headed to Mt. Rainier National Park.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Brooke_ML
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Pam N, Guest Relations Manager at National Park Inn at Mount Rainier, responded to this review, 14 August 2013
Thank you for taking the time you share your experience and your kind comments. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope we have the opportunity to welcome you back for another visit in the near future.

All the Best!
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seattle
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37 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2013

Stayed 8/9/13 and had a great stay. Yes, the hotel is over 100 years old, has creaky floors and thin walls. If you are expecting a new hotel this is not it.

However, we found it a great place to stay. Very comfortable rooms, beds, linens, robes, etc. The room and down the hall bathrooms were very clean.

The setting is truly amazing. Great front porch to see the mountain and easy trails around hotel.

We did not eat in the restaurant but ate at Paradise Lodge and the food was very good.

Service at Longmire and Paradise was excellent.

Having the general store next to the hotel is very convenient.

We will be back.

Room Tip: If you can get one, go with the rooms with a bath, they are larger. However, the bath down the hall...
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Jocko2009
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Pam N, Guest Relations Manager at National Park Inn at Mount Rainier, responded to this review, 14 August 2013
Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience at the National Park Inn. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope we have the opportunity to welcome you back for a return visit in the near future.

All the Best!
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Seattle, Washington
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2013

Although the staff was amazing you could tell they were overwhelmed. Never before have I seen front desk bussing tables. The restaurant while beautiful was thrashed. most of the tables were dirty. the staff was running trying their very best to cope. The food was superb hot fresh tasty. fish and chips ( litereally chips) was flavorful while the philly sandwich was the right amount of greasy goopy and fun to eat. although rather expensive didnt have any other options.

the outside was a disaster. half the christmas lights over the door were burned out. (late july) the grounds were unswept and the pathways were littered in debris. also saw orange flags stating something about dont touch pesticides in use. the single payphone outside next to the picnic tables is the only form of outside anything as there is no cell service or wifi for 20 miles.

The lobby reaked of woodsmoke even tho there was no fire. the floor squeaked and bowed. the bathrooms were dirty and had broken doors.

the room while small and quaint had issues. i swear there was a huge fan behind the wall. late at night and again first thing in the morn. the view was abysmal. the price was painful the linens smelled funky and possibly used.

if your stopping for some touristy stuff and a view its unbeatable. the view from the deck (with clear skies) is beyond words. if your planning on eating and staying the night dig deep into your bank account.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank bob r
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Pam N, Guest Relations Manager at National Park Inn at Mount Rainier, responded to this review, 13 August 2013
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts and feedback on your recent stay. Your experience was certainly not indicative of the standards we hold our team members accountable and we sincerely apologize. Please know that your review will be shared with our entire team as we continually strive to challenge ourselves to improve.

Again, thank you for sharing your comments.

All the Best!
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Windsor, Canada
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1,443 reviews
131 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 621 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2013

I tried the restaurant after a long day in the park. The staff were really friendly , cordial and attentive. There were two problems though. The food quality was mediocre and it was pricy. However given the remoteness of the place it can be good for a quick stop-over.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank TheGlacierist
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Property: National Park Inn at Mount Rainier
Address: Hwy 706, 6 mi E of Nisqually Entrance, Longmire, Mount Rainier National Park, WA 98397
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Region: United States > Washington > Mount Rainier National Park > Longmire
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Longmire
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This historic inn nestled in the forest of Longmire provides a relaxing retreat in Mount Rainier National Park with spectacular views of Mount Rainier from comfortable chairs on the front porch. Open year round, hiking trails are just steps from the front door and winter activities include cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
National Park Hotel Longmire
National Park Inn At Mount Rainier Longmire, WA

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