You can't get a better location for a National Park lodge than this! There is so much history to this rustic, classic alpine lodge - it is an honor to be able to stay and enjoy the history and splendor! The great room is spectacular! Beautiful hand-painted lanterns adorn the ceiling of the lodge with it's lodgepole timber exposed beams throughout. Giant fireplaces are at each end of the room with comfortable seating throughout. A special hideaway section upstairs has you tucked in with romantic lighting and seating for two but with a view of the great room below. The dining hall was reminiscent of an era long gone with large windows and a great wide open dining area with round tables throughout. We were lucky enough to come late to the first come first served dinner hours and we were seated by the fireplace. We had a lovely romantic meal and an amazing blackberry pie for dessert. As for the accommodations, it's an alpine lodge supported by the US Dept of the Interior. Not much funding coming it's way to make the rooms as nice as the great room area or dining hall. They are in dire need of updating - the bathrooms are crazy, industrialized straight out of the 1950's laboratory, the windows are old and thin, the walls are paneling, and they are small. But really we didn't expect much better. We didn't come here to spend time in the room. It was for sleeping and getting ready for our adventures in the park! We really didn't mind it, but it was the one thing that took away a 5-star rating. Otherwise the Paradise Inn is by far and away one the special lodges to stay at in any National Park! Worth the price!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Built in 1916 and designated as one of the "Great Lodges of the West" this historic guest lodge sits in the shadow of Mount Rainier surrounded by mountain meadows lush with wildflowers. Miles of hiking trails just outside the front door lead to adventures in all directions and offer panoramic views of glaciers and waterfalls. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Paradise Hotel Mount Rainier National Park
- Paradise Inn Washington