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.

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great view and neat

Apr 5, 2021 cctravelblog Cupertino, California

Stayed one night. Front desk service bell not working so waited half an hour to check in. It’s very quiet at this time and nobody is at the fireplace room. The lobby’s restroom is very well kept and smelled great! Complimentary coffee and tea from the front office. No wifi or TV in the room but the bathroom is well stocked and even has a tub. No… Read more
Stayed one night. Front desk service bell not working so waited half an hour to check in. It’s very quiet at this time and nobody is at the fireplace room. The lobby’s restroom is very well kept and smelled great! Complimentary coffee and tea from the front office. No wifi or TV in the room but the bathroom is well stocked and even has a tub. No hair dryer but heater at night works very well. No elevator and rooms are on the second floor. Pillows are super thick for our likings but the beds and blankets are comfy. Our room’s window faces Mt Rainier, great view in the morning. Lastly, there are some confusion in the Google map, we were lucky not drive past this hotel as further into Paradise was gated. I think the correct address is the one with “east” on the road name. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A very good place to stay at Mt Rainier National Park

Jan 24, 2021 DanSeattleWA Seattle, WA, USA

I stayed here in December, when the weather was cold. The National Park Inn is an excellent place to stay. The rooms are comfortable. After 5 PM, it is really quiet there. There were the usual Covid precautions like wearing masks. The restaurant did take out only, which you can eat in your room, the front porch (brrr) or the fireplace lounge… Read more
I stayed here in December, when the weather was cold. The National Park Inn is an excellent place to stay. The rooms are comfortable. After 5 PM, it is really quiet there. There were the usual Covid precautions like wearing masks. The restaurant did take out only, which you can eat in your room, the front porch (brrr) or the fireplace lounge room . This is also an excellent place to unplug- no TV, cell reception or WiFi. It was a nice decent comfortable place to stay in a beautiful National Park. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Our first time there during November

Nov 8, 2020 simivalley1699 Washington, the State

We've stayed there many times, but never in November. Also a first is that we have a bedroom with a bath (instead of using the bathroom across the hall). We really enjoyed our time there. Even with all the Covid precautions, we loved it there. A big fire in the lodge in the afternoons and evenings gave us a chance to work on a puzzle, have wine… Read more
We've stayed there many times, but never in November. Also a first is that we have a bedroom with a bath (instead of using the bathroom across the hall). We really enjoyed our time there. Even with all the Covid precautions, we loved it there. A big fire in the lodge in the afternoons and evenings gave us a chance to work on a puzzle, have wine and have our meals there. Lighting in the room is a bit dark for reading; the bathroom was small but efficient, and we could open the windows to enjoy the fresh air. We wanted to get away during election week, so we are glad they do not have a TV anywhere. Picnic areas outside is also a possibility to have your meals since it was very warm: 60 degrees outside! The dining room was not available, but you could order meals and have them in the lounge. Also coffee was available in the morning. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Good Location

Sep 12, 2020 db4r6286 Logansport, Indiana

Great location because it inside the National Park. The room is a basic room for sleeping. The hotel has an old musky smell in the hallways. Overpriced for the room amenities. Paying for the location inside the park.
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