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National Park Inn
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Yes to the National Historic Inn during the off season.
User: bethelandi from: Boise, Idaho
Published Date: Apr, 28, 2024
Travel Date: Apr, 1, 2024
Rating: 4
We were there near the end of April. there were only 7 rooms booked at the National Historic Inn. The staff took time to talk to us, tell us about the place, provide tea and biscuits, lots of games and puzzles, a fireplace, and more. The meals were excellent. The staff said they have nights during the winter when there are no guests! This is a great time to visit the park. You think you own the place and there are still some hikes and waterfalls, and things to do.

An enchanting stay!
User: okeedoke from: washington state
Published Date: Jan, 6, 2024
Travel Date: Jan, 1, 2024
Rating: 5
We had always only visited this lovely, historic Inn, but never before stayed. Now, we can say we'll be back to stay again! We just loved our three-night stay and highly recommend to others. We stayed in a Deluxe ADA room and found the accommodations above reproach. The staff were just the friendliest folks and the lobby always had a warm, large fire, with cocoa and cider close by. It snowed during our stay, so the ambiance was phenomenal! The Dining Room served fine meals, even though it's advertised as "casual dining." And, of course, it's only 12-miles-up to lovely Paradise and all the snow and trails you could want. This is indeed a gem. Mt. Rainier is best when you can stay close by...and this is as close as possible:)

Mostly PROs with a couple of CONs
User: Ken S from: Fernandina Beach, Florida
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Oct, 10, 2023
Travel Date: Oct, 1, 2023
Rating: 4
Like most national park lodges the National Park Inn has some pros and some cons. It is a small lodge (26 rooms, some en-suite, some not) PROS: Great Location (the view from the Inn’s porch is amazing), friendly and enthusiastic staff, the restaurant was open the weekend we were there, the Fire Lounge where they served coffee in the morning and tea and pastries in the afternoon + had a fire going in the mornings and evenings, the bathroom was modern and clean, reasonably stocked pantry where you could purchase food and snacks. CONS: Our room was quite basic and very small (we had a queen bed with a bath), no wi-if (although you could walk up the road 100 yards and get access if needed), the restaurant was understaffed. While the Inn worked well for us, it was a challenge when we were there, navigating between the info on the website and what we were told on our reservation info about what was open and what wasn’t (e.g. it turned out that the restaurant was open for all three meals when we had been told it would be closed for breakfast????).

User: ptolemy10 from: alexandria
Published Date: Sep, 23, 2023
Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2023
Rating: 1
I would not recommend staying here. I am well aware that the historic national park inns can be basic, and that is not the problem. We were astonished on the morning of our stay to find that the inn had no breakfast (I do not consider the microwave junk from a cold chest breakfast). This despite the fact that the previous day the website listed an elaborate breakfast service. There is something obscene about a national park lodge not having breakfast (how can you spend a vigorous day in the park without a decent breakfast?), and worse, saying that they do when they don't. A report will be made to NPS.

Worked for us!
User: aussieshepmom from: Windsor, California
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Aug, 26, 2023
Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2023
Rating: 3
We enjoyed our stay here for one night. We arrived around 2:00 after about a 6 hour drive after a 9 hour drive day before…… first stop in park. We checked in (able to check in early) and then walked around the area, Trail of Shadows, suspension bridge, had dinner in restaurant, left early for Paradise for our hike and next stay. Rooms are simple, no microwave, no fridge, no coffee, small rooms, nothing fancy ….. but we knew that in advance and have stayed at many old National park lodges. As long as the beds are clean and comfortable, we’re ok. We were originally booked outside park but able to change a week before we arrived. Cool. I usually book National Park lodges a year in advance but this trip was planned late. So transferring into the park was fabulous. First views of mountain, quiet, dinner okay, happy we were able to stay here!

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