So lets be frank shall we? When we arrived we had a little trepidation. The outside of the Motel is fairly basic and not modern in any sense. But we had pre-payed so decided after a long day of travel we would give it a go. The rooms were simple but CLEAN. The beds (perhaps it was my exhaustion) were very comfortable (even my 9 yr old remarked at how comfortable he thought the sheets were) -- not your traditional crisp white hotel sheets rather these were the comfort and style you might put on your bed at home. The rooms furniture was very simple but it had everything we needed for a quick one night stay. The staff was very friendly and accomodating and made us feel very welcome. In fact there was no cell signal in the area and we needed to make a call back home, the front desk person allowed us complimentary use of their phone as long as when they needed to run a credit card we would get off. Worked great and it was much appreciated! We opted not to have dinner there as we saw no diners at that time.... we went out to a local restaurant which was fine, but upon return found their restaurant very busy and the guests seemed happy. One of the reasons we selected the Overland was because of it's proximity to Rainier and also because they began breakfast at 6am. We were coming off of East Coast time with two young kids and knew we would be getting an early start to our day. The breakfast was very tasty and service friendly. My rating of overall 3 stars does not reflect the attitude which we experienced, which would have been 4-5 -- it simply rates this as a budget minded option for those looking to stay close to Rainier. Overall a great stop and helped us manage our overall accomodations budget for our 2 week WA adventure.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Rainier Valley Inn is Close, Clean, and Comfortable. You will find us 5 miles from the south west entrance to the park. We have an on site restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner open from 6am to 9pm. Wifi access is available in our lobby area, inside and out. Our rooms range from a modest 2 twin bed "Hiker's" room, to our basic rooms that each have 2 queen beds, a room with a king bed, all found on our boardwalk. We also offer a few cabins onsite. Great rustic getaway! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Rainier Overland Hotel Ashford