National Park Inn

Ashford, Washington State

The hotel

The National Park Inn offer a chance to revive and recuperate but you'll also find a wealth of outdoor activities all close by, including the renowned Wonderland Trail. No sooner than you've stepped outside of your comfortable and cosy lodgings you'll be treated to a blanket of seasonal flowers festooned as far as the eye can see. This area of North America just yells 'explore and appreciate' which is why it's become so highly regarded by nature and adventure lovers for over a century. There's no better place to simply sit and stare and once you've found your favourite spot, perhaps in front of the fire or on the outdoor viewing porch, you'll soon experience what mountain life in Washington is all about.

Amenities

  • Near National Park
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Located 6 miles inside the Nisqually entrance to Mount Rainier National Park within the Longmire historic district.

Hotel information

25 guest rooms. All with coffee-making facilities, hairdryer, plush bathrobes and slippers. Inn Guest Rooms with bath have 1 queen-size and 1 double bed or 2 twin beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Two Room Unit with shared bathroom and 1 double bedroom and 1 bedroom with 2 twin beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

National Park Inn Dining Room (breakfast, lunch and dinner). General store. Guest Library. Outdoor activity programmes* include: mountain climbing, hiking and nature walks, fishing, camping and educational tours of Mt Rainier NP.

*Denotes local charge.

One person must be aged 21 years and over in each room at check-in.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (112)
  • Very good (138)
  • Average (63)
  • Poor (23)
  • Terrible (8)
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great location and friendly staff

Jun 26, 2020 janasgoad Redmond, Washington

Pros: Beautiful view. Pleasant, short (0.7 mile) hike available across the street showing the old Longmire site, the old cabin and some mineral springs. Large porch for relaxing. Friendly, helpful staff. Very quiet. Easy drive to many of the most popular sites: Comet Falls, Christine Falls, Narada Falls and Paradise. Comfortable bed (despite the… Read more
Pros: Beautiful view. Pleasant, short (0.7 mile) hike available across the street showing the old Longmire site, the old cabin and some mineral springs. Large porch for relaxing. Friendly, helpful staff. Very quiet. Easy drive to many of the most popular sites: Comet Falls, Christine Falls, Narada Falls and Paradise. Comfortable bed (despite the annoying flying insects) Cons: We booked straight through the Inn and their website hadn't been updated so we expected a coffee maker and bathrobes in the room. Those have been taken out. Good news is that you can ask for coffee at the front desk but when you didn't expect to have to leave the room, this is a disappointment. When they say 4pm check-in, they mean it. This was the first place we have stayed that wouldn't let us check-in an hour early. Take bug spray. We had flying insects waking us up all night even though the windows were closed. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great property and location.

Jan 28, 2020 frank3355 Virginia Beach, Virginia

Our stay was great and our experience pretty much echos the gist of most former reviews: really great location, nice but simple and rather overpriced rooms, nice staff, decent food but a little too expensive, awesome sitting area with beautiful fireplace downstairs. The bed was good, but the pillows were terrible; I threw them on the floor and… Read more
Our stay was great and our experience pretty much echos the gist of most former reviews: really great location, nice but simple and rather overpriced rooms, nice staff, decent food but a little too expensive, awesome sitting area with beautiful fireplace downstairs. The bed was good, but the pillows were terrible; I threw them on the floor and slept without. Our private bathroom was good and the shower hot and strong. The place was almost empty, so it was very quiet all night. It was foggy/cloudy the entire time with no view of the mountain. But 5 minutes before we left it all suddenly cleared and we enjoyed a quick amazing view from the front porch before we departed. It was worth it staying here just for that last 5 minutes. The setting of the place by itself pushes this place to a 'very good' rating. I definitely hope to stay here again in the future. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Our 3 day stay while the park was officially closed was amazing!

Jan 15, 2020 simivalley1699 Washington, the State

We had been escorted to the Inn by a snow plow and another service vehicle, and on the way out with a caravan! We enjoyed our quiet stay immensely, even though we were asked to stay under cover of the porch or the breezeway because lots of snow was blown off the trees. The folks at the Inn took extremely good care of us, kept the fire in the… Read more
We had been escorted to the Inn by a snow plow and another service vehicle, and on the way out with a caravan! We enjoyed our quiet stay immensely, even though we were asked to stay under cover of the porch or the breezeway because lots of snow was blown off the trees. The folks at the Inn took extremely good care of us, kept the fire in the lounge going, played quiet music for us, and had a huge pot of coffee on all day, as well as hot water so we could make tea. We had a couple of meals in the restaurant and got excellent service. The gift shop was closed, and there was no room service. They must have added new beds, they were much better than we remembered. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Quiet Getaway

Oct 20, 2019 Gaakin Cupertino, California

Pros: (1) extremely helpful and friendly staff (especially Stephanie at the restaurant!); (2) cozy room, comfortable bed, and clean bathroom; and (3) conveniently located next to trailheads. Cons: (1) a bit pricey; (2) no WiFi or cellphone reception (which, depending on your outlook, may be a good thing); (3) the food at the restaurant was just… Read more
Pros: (1) extremely helpful and friendly staff (especially Stephanie at the restaurant!); (2) cozy room, comfortable bed, and clean bathroom; and (3) conveniently located next to trailheads. Cons: (1) a bit pricey; (2) no WiFi or cellphone reception (which, depending on your outlook, may be a good thing); (3) the food at the restaurant was just so-so (but the service was superb). Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Historic, good location, but service not up to snuff

Oct 1, 2019 SeniorTravelerTF Fort Atkinson

Clean, quiet standard national park rooms (no TV, wifi or phone, which is fine). Good location on the south road in the park, on the way to Paradise or Ohanapecosh. Ranger station next door which is helpful and it has a very small exhibit area. Front desk staff was lacking however, not familiar with computer system, tasked with more than one… Read more
Clean, quiet standard national park rooms (no TV, wifi or phone, which is fine). Good location on the south road in the park, on the way to Paradise or Ohanapecosh. Ranger station next door which is helpful and it has a very small exhibit area. Front desk staff was lacking however, not familiar with computer system, tasked with more than one job (in what appeared to be a management economy move), not really conversant with the environment (national park) they were working in. On site restaurant is good in terms of variety, service and price. Extensive gift shop next door. Read less