National Park Inn

Ashford, Washington State

Hotel rating
Trip advisor rating: 4.0 Based on 322 reviews

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.

Trip advisor rating: 4.0 Based on 322 reviews

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Remote limited place to stay

Feb 11, 2019 hank500 Port Townsend, Washington

The entire is pretty rustic and primitive as accommodations go. There is no TV, Wifi, cell phone reception, and limited goods in the gift shop. The dining room is overpriced, and limited on choices. The food quality has improved this year, and the staff is very good - great people. The places outside the park have more amenities and… Read more
The entire is pretty rustic and primitive as accommodations go. There is no TV, Wifi, cell phone reception, and limited goods in the gift shop. The dining room is overpriced, and limited on choices. The food quality has improved this year, and the staff is very good - great people. The places outside the park have more amenities and connectivity. Read less
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Dec 29, 2018 gmbklm London, United Kingdom

Very convenient for walking in the park And so very similar to so many other US NP lodges. Queen + bath, Sept 2017: Compact basic room with bath. Rather old fashioned décor, perhaps intentionally in keeping with the rustic building ? Compact but perfectly good bathroom. Comfortable bed, quiet, slept very well. All clean and well… Read more
Very convenient for walking in the park And so very similar to so many other US NP lodges. Queen + bath, Sept 2017: Compact basic room with bath. Rather old fashioned décor, perhaps intentionally in keeping with the rustic building ? Compact but perfectly good bathroom. Comfortable bed, quiet, slept very well. All clean and well maintained. Suited us as a base for walking. We liked the lack of wifi & lack of TVs ! On a clear day, great views of Rainier from the front porch. Nice lounge area. In house restaurant was adequate. Could easily be so much better. Stayed 3N, about USD 200 / night. Fair value given room & location. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating We love to come here and stay for a couple of days

Dec 21, 2018 simivalley1699 Washington, the State

We really hit the jackpot and had a fabulous day on the mountain, to go snowshoeing and to enjoy Paradise. Rented the snowshoes at the Inn available with our package. Our room was the same one we enjoyed before. The bed was fabulous, and so was the view from our room. You can have a room with or without a bathroom. It's no problem just to use the… Read more
We really hit the jackpot and had a fabulous day on the mountain, to go snowshoeing and to enjoy Paradise. Rented the snowshoes at the Inn available with our package. Our room was the same one we enjoyed before. The bed was fabulous, and so was the view from our room. You can have a room with or without a bathroom. It's no problem just to use the bathroom and the shower down the hall - robes are provided. Enjoy the total quietness in the evening. No TV - enjoy the fire instead. Scones and tea are served in the lodge in the afternoon around 3 pm. Meals available in the restaurant on site. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing place with views of Mount Rainier

Oct 28, 2018 Richard R Westminster, Colorado

By staying at the National Park Inn you are stepping back in time. This is a grand old lodge from a past century. And she is well taken care of. You are pretty much off the grid when you go to the National Park Inn. I liked it. If you are making a reservation, my suggestion is to do it in person by telephone. Not all available room types are… Read more
By staying at the National Park Inn you are stepping back in time. This is a grand old lodge from a past century. And she is well taken care of. You are pretty much off the grid when you go to the National Park Inn. I liked it. If you are making a reservation, my suggestion is to do it in person by telephone. Not all available room types are offered by the online reservation websites. I got a shared bathroom because that was all a website offered. But when I called the lodge they said we could get a room with a bath for a few extra dollars. When we arrived at the lodge check in was fast and easy with our reservation. There is no elevator so you will have to carry your luggage up to the second floor. This was off season, so there may be staff to help with luggage during the high season. The room was small but comfortable. The bathroom was roomy. Everything was clean and stocked and the bed was comfortable. Through the room window, when the clouds were gone you could see the summit of Mount Rainier off on the horizon high above you. The walls are not very well insulated and you can hear loud noises from next door at times, but it was not a problem for us and the Inn was fully booked. We were fortunate and had quiet neighbors. The lodge has a very nice public room with fire place. There is a closet packed with games. They lodge puts out coffee and tea and small biscuits in the afternoon. You can also buy wine by the glass or bottle to enjoy while sitting in the comfy chairs and on the couches. Every afternoon the staff built a fire in the fireplace, so we would turn down some of the lights for a nice ambiance and drift 100 years into the past. There is a porch running the length of the front of the Inn and when clouds permit, you can sit and marvel at the summit of Mount Rainier while sipping a glass of wine or a mixed drink. There is also a dining room for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The dining room serves beer, wine and a variety of mixed drinks as well as typical refreshments. I believe you can also arrange for sack lunches if you will be on the road during the middle of the day. The building itself is classic old "Parkitecture", so if you want to have an experience from 100 years ago, stay at the National Park Inn. You will not go wrong. If you cannot live without your electronic devices, you will miss out on an amazing experience. Safe travels. Cheers. Read less
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Oct 21, 2018 ROTNewYork New York

We stayed 2 nights. Room was very clean and basic. The beds were very comfortable with plenty of warm blankets. The walls are paper thin so unfortunately some people are not respectful. The restaurant is awful - very expensive, food average, service below average. We did end up there out of convenience and not wanting to get back into the car, but… Read more
We stayed 2 nights. Room was very clean and basic. The beds were very comfortable with plenty of warm blankets. The walls are paper thin so unfortunately some people are not respectful. The restaurant is awful - very expensive, food average, service below average. We did end up there out of convenience and not wanting to get back into the car, but do get in the car for both breakfast and dinner - you can save yourself money and grief - eat at Copper Creek. Unfortunately in the off season they only serve breakfast on the weekend. Read less