Main problem is the lack of service. Perhaps to be expected at a ski location - the "staff" is there to ski apparently and not much else. That plus the fact that the hotel has a captive audience - the nearest competition is 7+ miles away. Here's our story:
I skied one day with my son and we decided to stay overnight and ski a second day.
I was quoted over $295 for a room with a one-person package at $350. I asked if they had something cheaper and got a quote for $195. I figured good enough. Then, after making the booking, I found one of their brochures, the low-price room? $95/night. They offered a "package rate" of $170. Later I found out that the advertised midweek package rate was $150. I had the brochure in the room but the manager claimed it was a "typo" and refused to honor it.
The property itself is ... uh, ... rustic. The eaves drop directly over the front door. So when its raining or the snow is melting you get very wet. The room had been cleaned, but the couch and floor were stained and the heat didn't moderate correctly - it was either full-on or it was off and cold.
Snow cats run nearby and may keep you up.
In short, the only thing this has going for it is its location. For what it is you'll pay about 2x what its worth.
- 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