I suspected the rooms might not be too nice since there were absolutely no pictures of the rooms to be found on crystalmountainlodging website. Upon making my reservation, I asked several times about the condition of the rooms and was assured they are clean and not too out of date. Well, I'm not sure what decade they are living in up there, because the rooms are a TRIBUTE TO THE 70's. We were first booked into the Quicksilver Lodge with a loft suite. Even my kids noticed the unusual decor. Let me spell it out. Pink and light blue everything....including the formica headboard..and tacky fabric. The black mold all along the window where it joins the ceiling for the entire length of the room is what prompted me to request a move across the parking lot to the Alpine Inn. Our room at the Alpine Inn had just about 8 inches between the foot of the very uncomfortable bed and couch for us to squeez by. (Neither my husband nor I slept for 3 nights on the old double bed and with the noise due to the thin walls.) Our room had not been vacuumed when we checked in and there was trash from the last guest in the closet. There is nothing in the room (no tv, fridge, coffee maker, hairdryer, or outlet near a sink.) When my son hurt himself and I needed ice, the manager told me to ask the bartender in the Snorting Elk downstairs. I politely asked for a bag of ice and explained to the bartender my son had hurt his knee. He rudely told me I would have to wait and when he started scooping it told me it would cost me $1.62 (I already had a dollar out to tip him which he could see). When I told him all I had was a dollar with me and tried to give it to him, he THREW it back at me! (We had also already purchased a round of drinks for four people and tipped him a few hours previously.) I was shocked!
About the only good thing about this place was the location. And, the man who was cleaning the rooms was VERY kind and hospitable. We left him a tip. Bottom Line: Crystal Mountain Lodging's three hotels are a RIP OFF and falsly adverstise in the lodge with photos of nice rooms with river rock fireplaces. They charge the same prices as hotels at Whistler, yet don't maintain their properties and treat guests poorly. Don't be fooled! We will try the Alta Lodge or renting a house or an rv instead next time
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Tucked against the scenic slopes of Crystal Mountain Resort, Crystal Mountain Hotels is the premier destination in Washington State for ski vacations AND summer getaways. Six miles from Mount Rainier National Park and just steps away from the Mt. Rainier Gondola and ski to your door accommodations at the Alpine Inn, Crystal Hotels offers everything you need for an amazing trip without spending valuable vacation time in the car.Enjoy casual fine dining at the Alpine Inn Restaurant or a cold beer and stone fired pizza at the Snorting Elk Cellar! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Crystal Mountain Hotels Alpine Hotel Mount Rainier National Park
- Crystal Mountain Hotel Alpine