This is truly a lovely place to stay within the national park! We had a room with a private bath, room 6, and had an incredible view of Mt. Rainier! The room is a little small, but after all it was built many years ago so there is some charm in the older places! If you are out exploring and hiking, as we were, it was a wonderful place just to collapse and fall asleep! The staff was very friendly! We loved the complimentary coffee and tea that was available all day until 10 pm. The wood burning fireplace in the lounge was so cozy to just sit there and warm up, relax, and enjoy! I would not hesitate for a second to stay at this historic inn!
We stayed at National Park Inn in mid April. Amazing time to come. Only seven cars parked when we came out early in the morning. We drop up to Paradise at 6 a.m. and there were only five cars for a gorgeous sunrise. The Paradise Inn was buried in snow and was being dug out to prepare for opening. Great time to visit with lots of snow. The manager told me that they were only opening rooms with private baths this spring and summer which is why National Park Inn is fully booked for the whole summer. Likewise, Paradise Inn is similarly limited. So book the alternatives quickly.
Stayed one night. Front desk service bell not working so waited half an hour to check in. It’s very quiet at this time and nobody is at the fireplace room. The lobby’s restroom is very well kept and smelled great! Complimentary coffee and tea from the front office. No wifi or TV in the room but the bathroom is well stocked and even has a tub. No hair dryer but heater at night works very well. No elevator and rooms are on the second floor. Pillows are super thick for our likings but the beds and blankets are comfy. Our room’s window faces Mt Rainier, great view in the morning. Lastly, there are some confusion in the Google map, we were lucky not drive past this hotel as further into Paradise was gated. I think the correct address is the one with “east” on the road name.
I stayed here in December, when the weather was cold. The National Park Inn is an excellent place to stay. The rooms are comfortable. After 5 PM, it is really quiet there. There were the usual Covid precautions like wearing masks. The restaurant did take out only, which you can eat in your room, the front porch (brrr) or the fireplace lounge room . This is also an excellent place to unplug- no TV, cell reception or WiFi. It was a nice decent comfortable place to stay in a beautiful National Park.
We've stayed there many times, but never in November. Also a first is that we have a bedroom with a bath (instead of using the bathroom across the hall). We really enjoyed our time there. Even with all the Covid precautions, we loved it there. A big fire in the lodge in the afternoons and evenings gave us a chance to work on a puzzle, have wine and have our meals there. Lighting in the room is a bit dark for reading; the bathroom was small but efficient, and we could open the windows to enjoy the fresh air. We wanted to get away during election week, so we are glad they do not have a TV anywhere. Picnic areas outside is also a possibility to have your meals since it was very warm: 60 degrees outside! The dining room was not available, but you could order meals and have them in the lounge. Also coffee was available in the morning.…