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National Park Inn at Mount Rainier
Ranked #1 of 1 Longmire B&B and Inns
Reviewed November 18, 2012

We made the trip to Mt Rainier from Seattle. The Inn was warming and the hospitality outstanding. Accommodations were nothing to write home about but expected for a national park. The park itself is beautiful with plenty of hiking. We had lunch and dinner at the Inn and it was homey. Julie was like having a friend serve us. She was great! I would do that again.

Stayed: November 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 6, 2012

This historic hotel is wonderfully quiet with very nice rooms and a great porch with a fabulous view of Mount Rainier where tea is served in the afternoon. In contrast, Paradise Inn is cool but noisy and crowded and with plenty of traffic. Here, you really feel like you are in the forest.

Would definitely stay here again. Lovely and helpful staff.

Room Tip: Had a queen bed on the second floor, Room 20. Quiet with a view of the forest.
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 3, 2012

We have stayed at the Inn annually for three nights at a time. In our opinion the quality of our stay has declined for the past nine years. The room prices have increased with no added value. The restaurant has reached a low in regard to quality and price (higher prices coupled with lower quality). The employees are friendly enough, but in no respect comparable to what you would expect for the price of a room. Our future visits will be outside the park where hopefully quality for price balance.

  • Stayed: October 2012
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Reviewed October 30, 2012

We stayed one night in the National Park Inn and the next night in Paradise Inn so here’s a comparison. First, the forest fires cast smoke over the entire mountain so it wasn’t all we had hoped for – but still, it is one absolutely impressive mountain. The National Park Inn is small, quaint, homey, very friendly but the rooms are clean, adequate, perhaps even spacious, with adequate toilets and heat that works well. The Paradise Inn is very large, not quaint but an impressive large lobby with piano player and circulating cocktail server, not homey but impressive, friendly staff and similar rooms … clean, adequate, and again with heat that works. Dinner in both lodges was very pleasant; we ate breakfast only at the National Park Inn and passed on Paradise (as I remember, the breakfast prices at Paradise seemed to be some $ more than the NPI; the room rate was $4 more at Paradise). The biggest difference is the quantity of other guests….Paradise has something of a crowded feel with so many guests; NPI is … “homey.” It’s not too long of a drive from NPI to Paradise, a leisurely hour … and you’ll want to go, anyway, because the best view/hiking is from Paradise (although NPI has a wonderful short easy trail through the woods). Are we glad we spent the second night at Paradise? Absolutely yes; the next morning there was a full rainbow in the morning mist! If we go back for multiple nights we’ll stay at NPI – but Paradise has a lot to say for it, also. Enjoy both!

Room Tip: Most have views of the mountain; ask
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 21, 2012

I thoroughly enjoyed staying here! Pros: The staff were friendly and helpful, the inn had the best hotel pillows ever, it's quiet, loved having the coffee maker in my room, many hiking trails were easily accessible (including the Wonderland Trail), and the front porch is a great place to hang out at the end of the day and enjoy views of Mt. Rainier and wildlife. Cons: it is pricey, and when people rise early, you can easily hear them. I brought muffins with me for breakfast and other snacks, so I wasn't dependent on the downstairs restaurant for all of my meals. All in all, I had a terrific experience here, and I wish I could have stayed longer.

Room Tip: I had one of the rooms with a bath/bathtub. If you can afford the extra $$ for this, do it.
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed October 1, 2012

We loved staying here. Even though the rooms are small, it is clean and charming. We stayed in a 2 bedroom suite which had 2 twins in one room and double in next room with a shared bathroom. It was tight and BR inconvenient but that is not why we stayed here. It is not crowded and very peaceful. Relaxing in chairs on the front porch staring at the mountain was wonderful.

Room Tip: Ate at hotel dining room. Food was ok but not quite the quality we were expecting.
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 1, 2012

The main advantage is that one is staying in the park and there is a wonderful view of the mountain from the front of the hotel. Longmire is however quite a distance from the main hotel at Paradise and if proximity to Mount Rainier is what is desired, then it might be best to find a room there. The facilities do leave something to be desired as there seems to be a philosophy that too many home comforts somehow do not belong there There is a restaurant which closes at 8pm and a general store which closes at 6pm. Drinks can be obtained at reception but there is no bar as such, no drinks machines, no TV, no Wi-Fi in fact very little concession to modern comforts. The rooms are very small and maybe just a bit past their best. We enjoyed the experience but on any future occasion we would try to get a room at the Paradise Inn where there is much more opportunity to get out on the trails near the summit of Mount Rainier, or alternatively we would try to find a room at one of the small places a mile or so outside the park entrance.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Address: 47009 Paradise Rd E, Longmire, Mount Rainier National Park, WA 98397
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Location: United States > Washington > Mount Rainier National Park > Longmire
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Longmire
Price Range: $114 - $159 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — National Park Inn at Mount Rainier 2*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This historic inn nestled in the forest of Longmire provides a relaxing retreat in Mount Rainier National Park with spectacular views of Mount Rainier from comfortable chairs on the front porch. Open year round, hiking trails are just steps from the front door and winter activities include cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. ... more   less 
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