I stayed here for one night on my way through the park. Unfortunately, it was rainy and foggy, and you could not see Mt Rainier. Although that was a bummer, the lodge was so great that it saved my trip from being a complete waste. I loved the lobby; it has big cozy chairs where people can relax and read, and waiters will come around and you can order drinks. In the evening they also have a piano player. There's also a nice gift shop, a restaurant, and a cafe. The staff was very friendly. The rooms are basic, but that's to be expected in the wilderness. They are still nice and in fact the bed was one of the most comfortable beds I've slept in! The Paradise Visitor Center is just a short walk across the parking lot and it has a cafe and a nice little exhibit area where you can learn all about the mountain. This was handy on a day when you couldn't do much else due to weather. I would love to return someday when it's sunny because I hear the inn has beautiful views too!
- 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