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 Amazing and unique experience!

Jul 2, 2019 Curiosity455120

The history speaks for itself. The hospitality, food and room take you back in time yet everything is so well prepared. The scenery is breakttaking. We were so fortunate to have stayed here overnight. A gem of a find!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Nice room, clean, great food-see difference with Paradise

Jul 1, 2019 Lori703 Mequon, Wisconsin

We stayed at National Park Inn at Longmire. We had no idea whether to stay there or at Paradise. Longmire is an older historic Inn with extremely clean rooms, but they are tiny. No amenities like tv or phone. No cellphone service. They have a pay phone on the property. The restaurant has exceptionally great food, service is slow. Paradise is at… Read more
We stayed at National Park Inn at Longmire. We had no idea whether to stay there or at Paradise. Longmire is an older historic Inn with extremely clean rooms, but they are tiny. No amenities like tv or phone. No cellphone service. They have a pay phone on the property. The restaurant has exceptionally great food, service is slow. Paradise is at the top of the park and is the jump off point for mountaineering. We did not see the rooms. The restaurant for breakfast is buffet only which looked, old, mediocre and not worth the price. Longmire is a 20 minute drive from Paradise so it’s easy to stay lower and drive up. No shuttle. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Exeptional service, nice accomodations

Jun 19, 2019 Lond1826 London, Canada

We arrived needing some “out of the box” assistance upon checkin due to some health issues. We know we stretched the staff a-lot for our only nights stay, but they met all of our needs and also seemed genuinely concerned for our well being. A big shout out to Emily on the customer service desk, but also to Kendra in the dining room. There were… Read more
We arrived needing some “out of the box” assistance upon checkin due to some health issues. We know we stretched the staff a-lot for our only nights stay, but they met all of our needs and also seemed genuinely concerned for our well being. A big shout out to Emily on the customer service desk, but also to Kendra in the dining room. There were others as well, but I don’t remember their names. Our room was clean and simple. The dining room had a good choice of food options. My only concern was what appeared to be a need for an additional cook in the kitchen. It seemed they could not handle a dining room full of guests as there was a wait even when tables were empty. Unfortunately our health condition did not allow us much time to view, walk or drive to get a good view of the mountain. We will need to try to visit again. It is incredible. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Don't Take Mom Here for Mother's Day

May 16, 2019 Kristine L Washington

We’ve visited the Inn’s Mother’s Day buffet in years past. It's always outstanding. Except for this year. The buffet was open from noon to 6:00 p.m. Anticipating large crowds, we made reservations for 5:00 p.m. There were just two other tables in use when we arrived. We enjoyed an uncrowded, quiet dining room. But the meal itself was a major… Read more
We’ve visited the Inn’s Mother’s Day buffet in years past. It's always outstanding. Except for this year. The buffet was open from noon to 6:00 p.m. Anticipating large crowds, we made reservations for 5:00 p.m. There were just two other tables in use when we arrived. We enjoyed an uncrowded, quiet dining room. But the meal itself was a major disappointment. The roast beef and salmon were cold. So were the vegetables. The asparagus was over-cooked and limp. I don’t know how long the food had been sitting out on the buffet table, but it was obviously too long. And not exactly appetizing. Especially when you’re shelling out $30 a plate. Although friendly and polite, the restaurant staff seemed in a hurry to clock out. They tore down the buffet table a half hour early. Maybe they figured that since ours was apparently the last reservation of the day, they’d just serve up whatever dregs were available and call it good. Not! We’ve dined at the National Park Inn dining room several times over the last 15 years or so. This was the first time the food was markedly sub-standard. We’ve had better meals at Denny’s – for a lot less. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A WONDERFUL Experience!

May 11, 2019 Mare2teach Tacoma

We went up to Mt. Rainier with friends visiting from Virginia.We were in awe of the beautiful views and the weather was perfect. Evelyn and Merilena checked us in.They were welcoming and answered all our questions. They gave us a room with a perfect view of Mt. Rainier! This is a lodge that has a dining room and nice sitting area with a… Read more
We went up to Mt. Rainier with friends visiting from Virginia.We were in awe of the beautiful views and the weather was perfect. Evelyn and Merilena checked us in.They were welcoming and answered all our questions. They gave us a room with a perfect view of Mt. Rainier! This is a lodge that has a dining room and nice sitting area with a fireplace.Rooms were quaint and clean. We also enjoyed the porch with all the seating areas.This was the perfect spot to take pictures of the mountain. We ate in their dining room and enjoyed our meal.We also tried the Copper Kettle,just outside park entrance for breakfast.I would recommend it for breakfast. We all took a walk to the suspension bridge being lodge to star gaze.Amazing!!! Read less