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Whittaker's Motel and Historic Bunkhouse

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I didn't stay here but I went to their cafe and bought a couple camping breakfasts there before my climbing and also a strawberry smoothie after climbing and beers. I love them! And their staff was pretty cool!

Thank Sherry_Geek
Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was a fun experience to stay in the bunkhouse where all the Mt. Rainier climbers come and go. Nothing plush, but lots of fun. The only suggestion I have is - please get new mattresses that don't make noise! Might be okay for a solo sleeper, but definitely not great for a couple!

Thank Dancer099
Seattle, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016

At the foot of Mt. Rainier! This is the base for much of the climbing for Mt. Rainer. Owned by the Whittaker family ( Jim Whittaker is the first American to summit Everest) and now run and owned by his nephew Win Whittaker who also runs the Ashford film festival. The bar and grill along with the cafe, give you... More 

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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

Best place to stay for families. Can book minimum of one night. Very clean, comfortable, and spacious. We were pleasantly surprised. Staff very friendly and accommodating. Great food with great prices. Has it's own visitor center, which was helpful. Restaurant, general store and gas station within walking distance. About 10 moles from park entrance.

Thank jfechner
San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016

My husband and I only stayed here one night, last week while visiting Mt. Rainier. We drove to Mt. Rainier from Seattle Monday morning, about a 1.5 hr drive, then headed to the park. After a day of hiking, we headed to Whittaker's. It is located about 10 miles from the park. We chose a room with 2 queen beds... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

First, if you are climbing with RMI this is THE place to stay. It is co-located with RMI, has a coffee/breakfast shop, and also easy access to the burger & pizza bar, and the gear shop at RMI. It is very convent place to stay. You should have reasonable expectations for the rooms. It is not the 4 Seasons, but... More 

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St. Paul
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

We reserved #22 which was up some stairs and basically in the attic of the building. Our room was ok, except for the slanted ceilings above both beds. On the first day I got up and nearly gave myself a concussion from hitting the slanted ceiling. thankfully I fell right back onto the bed, but I couldn't move for several... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

We booked L34 which has 2 full(?) beds with its own room and a connecting bathroom. I specifically requested a quiet room and this one is in a building separate from the 2 story main structure. I knew this place was popular with younger people and climbers. We didn't anticipate that the beds would be in separate rooms but it... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

Stayed at Whittaker's and was right where we needed to be for exploring Rainer. A nice staging area with outfitting and guide service available, if needed. We ended our trip enjoying a Whittaker ice cream swinging on the outside swing. Beautiful day, wonderful experience.

Thank James C
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

Really noisy... you can hear your neighbours, even the zipper of their suitcases..... you hear them talk, cough, etc. Beds are not very comfortable and cushions way to flat. For $100 I expect more. The setting is nice btw, and the meals are okay.

Thank Pearls_Girl_01
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  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Microwave
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Providing lodging for all climbers, hikers, skiers or anyone visiting the Mount Rainier area. Whether you are climbing with a Guide Service or Independently, hiking in the Alpine Meadows, or just want a place to relax, Whittaker's Motel & Historic Bunkhouse has been the spot since 1990! The Bunkhouse was built in 1912 to house loggers and mill workers in the Ashford Valley. Renovated in 1990 by Lou and Ingrid Whittaker, Whittaker's Motel & Historic Bunkhouse offers lodging in 18 cozy rooms with private baths, or for those seeking a more Hostel-like environment, the Bunk Room sleeps up to 6 people with shared bathroom and shower. Whittaker's Motel & Historic Bunkhouse is located in "downtown" Ashford, a tiny community in the Nisqually Valley. Enjoy the rustic charm of a former logging town with a panoramic view of the foothills of the majestic Mount Rainier, all within walking distance of shops, restaurants, post office and a local Pub. Rainier Mountaineering Inc. Is also based next door at the Whittaker Mounaineering. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Whittaker's Motel and Historic Bunkhouse

Address: 30204 State Route 706 E, P.O. Box E, Ashford, WA 98304-9734
Location: United States > Washington > Ashford
Price Range: $70 - $114 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Whittaker's Motel and Historic Bunkhouse 2.5*
Number of rooms: 24
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