This was a surprise. We've relied on tripadvisor many times for hotels, motels and restaurants and they've been right every time. (or maybe I should say that the reviewers have been right) This was a real disappointment. We should have stayed in Monroe, but the day was early and we decided to drive on towards Wenatchee. The Cascadia Inn sounded fine and the people were very nice. My husband commented that they "were trying very had" but that just doesn't go far. If the rooms had been $40 a night like it said in the window, the poor quality might be acceptable for one night, but at over $80 (with tax) this was a ripoff. [We had a room reservation at a Comfort Inn in Bellingham that was $83 with tax, but stupidly cancelled it.] As someone else mentioned, the carpets were filthy. So was the 'common room' for guests. The rooms smelled funky and I think it was damp. My allergies kicked in so it was either mold or cat. Didn't see a cat. The bedding and the bathroom were clean. The floors were not, but better than the halls. The bed was so so. Nicely firm but creaked a lot. TV reception was good. But the trains! We should have realized that with train tracks across the street that this might be an issue. We didn't If you thought train freight was a dying industry, you are wrong. Between 9pm when we went to bed and 6 when we left I counted 15 trains. They all blow their whistles as they go through town. (I'm pretty sure this is the law.) Hopefully the people living in Skykomish get used to it. One night isn't enough for that. The ads say the Cascadia has a cafe and lounge, but they close at 5 - before we arrived - and don't open until 10 - long after we left. The bar down the street seemed a local hangout for drinking and pool, but the food was chili dogs and polish dogs. Went to bed hungry rather than drive 20 miles to find something to eat. There also was not a glass in the bathroom and no one to ask for one. The owner checked us in and left the premises. We thought we were the only ones in the building all night until we ran into a man in the hall when we came back from a walk. Never saw him again. They did give us a key to the front door so we could get in. I would stay here again if we were stranded, but not on purpose. Oh, my husband would like to mention that there was a water boiling pot in the common room and he appreciated that since he drinks tea 24/7.