Satisfaction Very Good
Value Score No Data
Good For Families
Stay in Historic Paradise
Paradise Inn is located in the Paradise Complex in the southern part of the park. The Paradise Inn has 126 rooms but is only open in the summer between May and early October. It is a very pretty inn with beautiful views. There is a place here to buy groceries and a restaurant or snack bar is onsite. There are a few trailheads here too. Accessible rooms are available. Prices are $100 to $200. I did not stay here just letting you know what is available.
Very Bad Experience
We had a very bad experience at the Paradise Inn. I realize it is a beautiful scenic location and we had adjusted our expectations for the small rooms with smaller bathrooms. But I was not prepared for the awful service we received - especially in the dining room.
Eating dinner at the Paradise Inn ended up being one of our worst dining experiences ever. They only had 3 items on the menu – chicken, salmon, or meatloaf all going for $19.95. We could not get anyone to wait on us! I even went to the hostess TWICE to complain. Finally got a waiter from another section to come over and we order meatloaf and salmon. He brings us water and tea and the cups were dirty. But of course, we can’t FIND him again to get clean cups. We finally snags a bus boy who brings us clean cups. The restaurant is about half full and we can’t figure out what the problem is and there are only three items on the menu! The hostess comes out with our meals – meatloaf and chicken. We complain that wasn’t what we ordered and she takes it back to the kitchen. Our waiter comes back with meatloaf and salmon and tells my husband to try the salmon because someone just sent it back to the kitchen. My husband says it is pretty dry and would rather have the chicken after all. We finally get our meals and for $19.95 we get about 3 oz of meat, 1 scoop of mashed potatoes and 5 slices of zucchini. Not the ultimate dining experience. I ask the hostess if there is a manager on duty and she says “yes” and WALKS AWAY FROM ME. I never see her or a manager again.
We just finish our meals and the power goes out ALL OVER THE INN. We try to get our bill for dinner, but of course we can’t SEE any waiters – they all have little flashlights, but trying to pick out an incompetent waiter from a slew of incompetent waiters by flashlight is almost impossible. We finally tell them to charge it to our room and leave.
Now we go to our tiny room – and the power is still out. We have no lights, no hot water, and most important NO HEAT! It is 47 degrees outside. I would have expected the hotel staff to offer us extra blankets or flashlights, but nothing. The power remained off all night and when we checkout the next morning and ask if they will give us some kind of discount for our experience and the manager pretty much tells us a power outage is like an act of God – no compensation will be offered. Very very disappointing.
Next time we'll drive out of the park for better accommodations and service.
rustic National Park charm
The Paradise Inn is a classic National Park lodge. This rustic inn was built in 1916 and features lots of carved wood by German carpenter Han Fraehnke. It's scenically situated in the Paradise portion of the park, conveniently next to the visitor center. The cavernous main lobby features big roaring fire places and as is the case with all National Park Lodges of such pedigree, it is a National Historic Site. This helps protect it as well as makes it open for all visitors to enjoy. You do not have to be staying in the Inn to sit in the lobby, write postcards and enjoy the cozy atmosphere.
Unique Quality: Rooms are a reasonable $111 for a double but keep in mind that these rooms have no private bath and you must use one down the hall. Rooms with bath are $148 for two. These are winter rates and likely a bit higher in the summer season.
Directions: It's in Paradise, need I say more?
Convenient and rustic
2 days in the park, spending one night at the Paradise Inn.
Fantastic location, great views.
Unique Quality: Wonderful short hikes with lots of wildlife just feet from the door. Deer all over the place. Views to die for.
Directions: Inside the park. at Paradise.
Mt. Rainier's Historic Lodge
Unique Quality: Very nicely furnished, music in the evening, good views of Mt. Rainier, good short hikes nearby, friendly staff
Directions: Paradise, 20 miles east of Ashford
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