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Paradise Inn at Mount Rainier
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A True Retreat
User: Lauren F from:
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Jun, 16, 2024
Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2024
Rating: 5
We loved it here! I’ve got to admit, I was a bit hesitant about staying three nights in one of the historic rooms, with a family of five—but, we really and truly loved it. I would stay the whole summer here if I could. The rooms and bathrooms were immaculate, the lodge was beautiful and the location was (of course) unbeatable. Our family woke up super early to beat the crowds on the trails, and then snuggled up for an afternoon nap followed by afternoon tea and cards in the lodge.

Love this place
User: Poppavino from: Nashville, Tennessee
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: May, 21, 2024
Travel Date: May, 1, 2024
Rating: 4
We loved our brief stay here and would love to visit again. The staff were very friendly and extremely helpful. The great room and dining rooms were amazing! Cozy by the fireplace! They had just opened for the season, so it was not very crowded. The views are amazing. Trails were snow covered, so we didn’t attempt them, though many did. Dinner was wonderful with very fresh steelhead trout on risotto. The wine we picked was great and affordable. Is the food expensive? Yes, but you are 5,400 feet up a mountain in a 1914 dining room!! Worth every penny. We were in the annex. Note there is no elevator but they accommodated us with a room change. The room and bathroom were small but clean and cozy. Only complete was the thin walls. Free tea and cookies in the afternoon and the nice coffee shop open for 16 hours kept us going! Sadly, we left a day early due to impending snow (we didn’t have the right vehicle/tires). Love it!

Lovely historic Inn with terrific views
User: Stacy S from: Seattle, Washington
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Apr, 15, 2024
Travel Date: Jul, 1, 2023
Rating: 4
Sometimes location is everything. Paradise Inn is, of course, is the best location for hiking and views of the mountain. And has some great history as well. Our room was comfy, although small. Staff was courteous. Food in the restaurant was good. We had one buffet breakfast and two dinners in the main restaurant. While dinner was good, we were disappointed that the menu was the exact same both nights. It would've been nice to just have a different seasoning on the fish or maybe a student pasta variation. We felt the breakfast buffet was overpriced for what we ate, so we opted for the cafe the following morning. We attended a ranger talk one night and thought it was interesting. It was nice to have something to do in the lounge area after a long day of hiking.

A very costly Paradise
User: Dilip K from: Palakkad District, India
Published Date: Feb, 10, 2024
Travel Date: Oct, 1, 2023
Rating: 4
The inn's view from a distance, with Mt. Rainier sparkling on the left, is so charming that it brought to mind the ancient wooden buildings in Germany. Once I was near the inn, my attention was on the wonderful century-old architecture using only locally procured raw timber and granite. More excitement awaited me inside. The structure of the roof using logs caught my attention. The table and chairs in the dining room bore a close resemblance to those that appeared in the 'flintstone cartoons''. But very cozy. The wood-fired stone fireplace and the heavy tables designed by Hans Frahnke are another attraction. Sipping a cup of hot coffee close to the fireplace on that cold day was a memorable event, and I forgot to walk into the cafeteria for my breakfast!

Epic Historic Hotel in the NPS
User: Grover R from: Pensacola, Florida
Published Date: Dec, 30, 2023
Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2023
Rating: 5
Whenever I can stay in a National Park, I try to do so, and this hotel is one of those epic historic masterpieces. OK, your room will be tiny with no modern amenities. So what. You are here to see one of the most amazing mountains in the country and this hotel will give you amazing access to do so. A stay here will make it almost your private mountain at many hours of the day. Additionally, what the hotel lacks in room space it makes up in public areas. The great lobby area is awesome and can be enjoyed by a large fire on the ground floor and it cozy private nocks upstairs. Our group enjoyed both. Additionally, there is a great gift shop and cafe to enjoy in the lobby. Finally, one place we loved was the outside deck where we enjoyed a drink and the view. Also, while the room is small, it is adequate with all you need. We got a great sleep with the window cracked and we were awoken to the most amazing sunrise, followed by a near private hike on Skyline Loop. Things you can only get when you stay in a national park. Again, I cannot say enough good things about a stay here.

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