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Whittaker's Motel and Historic Bunkhouse

30204 State Route 706 East, P.O. Box E, Ashford, WA 98304
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St. Paul
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

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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.

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Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

Had originally booked two nights here but changed to one. The room very simple and small but fine for one night. Unfortunately we had some loud neighbours and the walls are pretty thin. Staff were friendly and run the lodging as well as a small cafe. I had a great coffee here but was a little disappointed when I ordered... More 

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Morrison, Colorado
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016

I made an online reservation here. The reservation system showed me an Availability Calendar with individual room selections, etc. I made a reservation for 3 nights and got a CONFIRMATION EMAIL in just a few hours (they said 24-48 hrs). I called from SeaTac and left a VM saying we'd be in as late as 10 pm on our arrival... More 

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WhittakersBH, Owner at Whittaker's Motel and Historic Bunkhouse, responded to this review

Unfortunately you did not receive a CONFIRMATION EMAIL. You received an automatic email acknowledging you reservation REQUEST, and that a confirmation would be sent with-in 24-48 hours. If you provide us with proof that indeed you received a personalized confirmation from Whittakers Bunkhouse, we will give you 6 nights free accommodations good for a year. We are truly sorry for... More 

Enumclaw, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

My wife and our thee kids stayed in #21 for the weekend. Made a nice base camp for us. We spent our days hiking the trails in the park. Our balcony made for some early morning nature sights. The staff was nice and met all our needs. Yes I would recommend and stay again.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

We generally stay here when climbing Mount Rainier. It's very simple but comfortable. Not a lot of options in the area and they do cater to climbers. That staff is wonderful though. It can get a bit noisy when everybody is up early getting ready to climb. No frills but nice.

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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

As stated by the previous reviews the motel has a rustic charm that fits the area and makes a good location for an overnight stay while hiking or climbing Mt. Rainier. The rooms are simple, no tv or frills, but a clean place to rest your head. Prior reviews were correct about the flat pillows and hard beds, but no... More 

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Was climbing Mt. Rainier with RMI. Not that many options, but this was convenient. The staff in the coffee house works hard to accommodate the guests. If you're mindset is for climbing - this is a nice place to start and end your climbing trip. Everything is there for your climb: Access to food, equipment and guide service.

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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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 East, P.O. Box E, Ashford, WA 98304
Location: United States > Washington > Ashford
Price Range: $70 - $71 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 24
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