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Gateway Inn & Cabins
Ranked #3 of 3 Ashford B&B and Inns
Reviewed 5 September 2012

This looked like a convenient place to stay = beware! The cabins are filthy! The carpet was so dirty that I kept my socks on. The thin, worn sheets gave me the creeps. All beds were doubles with dismal old bedspreads from the last century. There was a nice old fireplace, but they used an oven rack for a firescreen. The places look adorable from the outside, but need immediate attention to new carpets and linens. I'd rather camp in the rain.

Room Tip: Don't.
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  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 29 August 2012

Four of us stayed here before our climb up Rainier. My cousin and I got a room in the hotel section, it was clean, spartan, with a tiny TV. Our friends got one of the cabins for the same price---a mistake. Their cabin smelled of Pine Sol, had some spiders and of most concern, one of the beds had a used baggie under the pillow. It did not inspire confidence---but we got the place for about $50 less than a room without a bath at the Paradise Lodge. This place could be good if the cleanliness was consistent. Managers are friendly but challenged linguistically.

Room Tip: Stay in the hotel section.
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  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 27 August 2012

Stayed for one night August 22, 2012. for the money go somewhere else, they other lodges and inns are close enough or cheaper and include some breakfest. The cabin was dark and unclean. Beds were not great and noisy. Shower was small and in nead of repairs. With some upkeep and lighting this could be a great place. Needs a lot to get up to par. They seem to be the last resort for late travel arrangements and can get away with sub-par facilities. If you plan ahead you can stay somewhere else and have a much better stay. I planned ahead but did not look at the ratings. Do so and save your self some discomfort. Resturant seemed to be also out of everything we wanted to order too. " oh that will be coming in later today" are you kidding on everything we tried to order.

Room Tip: Don't if you have the time to plan.
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  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 26 August 2012

Decided to hit Mt. Rainier few days above and beyond our week inside the park. Gave this place a try since it was at the Nisqually entrance. We stayed in a 3 bedroom apartment type space. Everything looks like it came from 1979 and at times it feels like you are inside a carnival fun castle. The floor tilts at odd angles with bizarre lumps under the carpet. There is no AC and we hit it on a 90F day so it was roasting inside. Plus it was above the restaurant.

It is odd, rustic, and overpriced for 3 people. If you have 6 people, it might be value for the price but if you are a party of 4 or less--seek out something else.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 17 August 2012

We recently stayed in a cabin at the Gateway Inn. The cabin was dark and rustic and didn't seem to be the cleanest place. The bed was uncomfortably hard and loud. It made awful noises with every move. The bathroom was clean and the towels were very nice compared to the rest of the place. Don't count on using the free wifi as it is non-existent. The host assured us that we could get signal if we sit in restaurant or outside door or restaurant, but no such luck. Cell phone service is no good all through out the park and surrounding areas, be prepared to be away from all your modern conveniences. Keep your expectations realistic when staying here, it is roughing it for those of us without actual camping gear.

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  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 12 August 2012

I really wanted to like this place. It was right outside the Nisqually entrance to Mt. Ranier, had clean, soft towels, and was by all accounts a log cabin (kids loved that!). However, we spent two nights here and they weren't enjoyable. The cabin was very dank, dark, and smelly. I don't usually get squeamish but the smell in the couch was especially nauseating. I didn't want to take off my socks to walk in the bathroom or on the carpet in the living space. Housekeeping greeted us with a dirty coffee pot and when "cleaning" the room between nights they replaced the towels but left the knotted up sack full of trash in the middle of our room and the beds unmade. Definitely could benefit from some basic housekeeping/airing out. Beds also were especially firm and uncomfortable. Hosts seemed willing to please and nice enough, had one meal at the restaurant that was pretty tasty but pricey (all food around Mt. Ranier was pricey though). In truth would not stay at the Gateway Inn again or recommend to anyone else.

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Reviewed 19 July 2012

A lot of the reviews say it just like it is: This place is rustic funky, a stone's throw from the park, quiet, clean, no closets or drawers, plenty of hot water, nicely stocked store. For just $100/night, we have a HUGE place above the grocery/restaurant: 3 bdrms, small bathroom with new shower stall and shower head, good size living room, good size fridge, microwave, and coffee maker, directTV. The owners are helpful and gracious, albeit their English is pretty spotty. After hiking all day, it's a pleasure to have a really comfortable place to come back to where we can take hot showers, relax, heat up some food in the microwave, and do emails using their highspeed FREE WiFi. I emphasize FREE because we have been to numerous high end resort & business hotels at which we've had to pay $10-25 per day for internet.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Address: 38820 State Route 706 E, Ashford, WA 98304-9743
Region: United States > Washington > Ashford
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Ashford
Price Range: £86 - £92 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Gateway Inn & Cabins 3*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Gateway Inn is located just 50ft outside park entrance to Paradise, Mount Rainier, on Hwy 7. Lodging facility range from standard motel room to log cabins. On site restaurant, food mart, gift shop, and RV parking. ... more   less 
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