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

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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
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Loved the historic charm of this hotel and the rooms

Oct 1, 2019 ricktanner1976 Michigan

We loved this hotel for its large common room with two huge natural fireplaces. The restaurant had some lovely views and the food was great. Like all national park lodges, this was a bit pricey but was a nice place to stay. We would have liked to have a coffee maker in the room instead of having to get dressed and walk so far to the cafe and… Read more
We loved this hotel for its large common room with two huge natural fireplaces. The restaurant had some lovely views and the food was great. Like all national park lodges, this was a bit pricey but was a nice place to stay. We would have liked to have a coffee maker in the room instead of having to get dressed and walk so far to the cafe and buy some. Also if you have large suitcases, most of the rooms with bathrooms are up or down stairs. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Quiet, Clean Inn

Sep 10, 2019 seattlesumirekan Seattle, Washington

We usually stay at Paradise Inn but it was booked so this is our alternative. Rooms are larger and nicer than Paradise Inn. Older folks stay here so it is very quiet. They offer free coffee, tea & scones in the afternoon. Free coffee and tea in the morning. We find it better to eat all meals in Paradise Inn so we just drove up 30 mins there to… Read more
We usually stay at Paradise Inn but it was booked so this is our alternative. Rooms are larger and nicer than Paradise Inn. Older folks stay here so it is very quiet. They offer free coffee, tea & scones in the afternoon. Free coffee and tea in the morning. We find it better to eat all meals in Paradise Inn so we just drove up 30 mins there to have our breakfast and stayed there for dinner. Location is much better at Paradise Inn but if you cannot find rooms there, this quiet inn will please you. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Lodge with great view

Sep 8, 2019 keentraveller79 Sydney, Australia

Staff were welcoming and friendly. Room was a twin with a toilet and tub. Room was basic but did the job. Had a great view of Mt Rainer out the window. Lodge location was great with a short drive to paradise to access the trails. The verandah was nice to sit on to capture the views and chat to other travelers. Restaurant was cosy and had a good… Read more
Staff were welcoming and friendly. Room was a twin with a toilet and tub. Room was basic but did the job. Had a great view of Mt Rainer out the window. Lodge location was great with a short drive to paradise to access the trails. The verandah was nice to sit on to capture the views and chat to other travelers. Restaurant was cosy and had a good selection of meals. We ordered a lunch pack to take with us on the trails. Sandwich was fresh. Read less