The Paradise Inn is located on Mt. Rainier in the National Park and offers a truly outstanding location for vacationers to begin their days hiking or driving to other parts of the park. The hotel is quite aged and it does show, but this is also the appeal in other regards. The rooms are rather small. We had a room with two beds and there seems to be such little maneuverability in the room. And the bed was not exactly the most comfortable sleep I have had. Service is fine at the front desk, but not quite up to standards of other National Park hotels. It is pricey, but the park is massive and it is nice to stay and just park the car while doing hikes. The location is the best thing about this hotel, but certainly a close second is the great common area. The common area has two woodburning fireplaces roaring, a coffee shop, gift shop, many seats and there was a pianist while we were there on an old piano. Also, many ranger led activities take place in the common area. So, it is not a very cushy stay, but it is definitely worthwhile to be in such a great location.
- 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