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Whittaker's Motel and Historic Bunkhouse

11/06/2017 12/06/2017
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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Best place to stay for families. Can book minimum of one night. Very clean, comfortable, and spacious. We were pleasantly surprised. Staff very friendly and accommodating. Great food with great prices. Has it's own visitor center, which was helpful. Restaurant, general store and gas station within walking distance. About 10 moles from park entrance.

Thank jfechner
San Antonio, Texas
Reviewed 6 August 2016

My husband and I only stayed here one night, last week while visiting Mt. Rainier. We drove to Mt. Rainier from Seattle Monday morning, about a 1.5 hr drive, then headed to the park. After a day of hiking, we headed to Whittaker's. It is located about 10 miles from the park. We chose a room with 2 queen beds...

1Thank Misty P
New York City, New York
Reviewed 27 July 2016

First, if you are climbing with RMI this is THE place to stay. It is co-located with RMI, has a coffee/breakfast shop, and also easy access to the burger & pizza bar, and the gear shop at RMI. It is very convent place to stay. You should have reasonable expectations for the rooms. It is not the 4 Seasons, but...

Thank Jim K
St. Paul
Reviewed 13 July 2016

We reserved #22 which was up some stairs and basically in the attic of the building. Our room was ok, except for the slanted ceilings above both beds. On the first day I got up and nearly gave myself a concussion from hitting the slanted ceiling. thankfully I fell right back onto the bed, but I couldn't move for several...

Thank Tri_Girl22
Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

We booked L34 which has 2 full(?) beds with its own room and a connecting bathroom. I specifically requested a quiet room and this one is in a building separate from the 2 story main structure. I knew this place was popular with younger people and climbers. We didn't anticipate that the beds would be in separate rooms but it...

1Thank 0garibaldi0
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Stayed at Whittaker's and was right where we needed to be for exploring Rainer. A nice staging area with outfitting and guide service available, if needed. We ended our trip enjoying a Whittaker ice cream swinging on the outside swing. Beautiful day, wonderful experience.

Thank James C
Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

Really noisy... you can hear your neighbours, even the zipper of their suitcases..... you hear them talk, cough, etc. Beds are not very comfortable and cushions way to flat. For $100 I expect more. The setting is nice btw, and the meals are okay.

Thank Pearls_Girl_01
Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

Had originally booked two nights here but changed to one. The room very simple and small but fine for one night. Unfortunately we had some loud neighbours and the walls are pretty thin. Staff were friendly and run the lodging as well as a small cafe. I had a great coffee here but was a little disappointed when I ordered...

1Thank Cvaningen
Morrison, Colorado
Reviewed 1 March 2016

I made an online reservation here. The reservation system showed me an Availability Calendar with individual room selections, etc. I made a reservation for 3 nights and got a CONFIRMATION EMAIL in just a few hours (they said 24-48 hrs). I called from SeaTac and left a VM saying we'd be in as late as 10 pm on our arrival...

2Thank I B
WhittakersBH, Owner at Whittaker's Motel and Historic Bunkhouse, responded to this review

Unfortunately you did not receive a CONFIRMATION EMAIL. You received an automatic email acknowledging you reservation REQUEST, and that a confirmation would be sent with-in 24-48 hours. If you provide us with proof that indeed you received a personalized confirmation from Whittakers Bunkhouse, we will give you 6 nights free accommodations good for a year. We are truly sorry for...

Enumclaw, Washington
Reviewed 13 December 2015 via mobile

My wife and our thee kids stayed in #21 for the weekend. Made a nice base camp for us. We spent our days hiking the trails in the park. Our balcony made for some early morning nature sights. The staff was nice and met all our needs. Yes I would recommend and stay again.

3Thank Jesse C

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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Providing lodging for all climbers, hikers, skiers or anyone visiting the Mount Rainier area. Whether you are climbing with a Guide Service or Independently, hiking in the Alpine Meadows, or just want a place to relax, Whittaker's Motel & Historic Bunkhouse has been the spot since 1990! The Bunkhouse was built in 1912 to house loggers and mill workers in the Ashford Valley. Renovated in 1990 by Lou and Ingrid Whittaker, Whittaker's Motel & Historic Bunkhouse offers lodging in 18 cozy rooms with private baths, or for those seeking a more Hostel-like environment, the Bunk Room sleeps up to 6 people with shared bathroom and shower. Whittaker's Motel & Historic Bunkhouse is located in "downtown" Ashford, a tiny community in the Nisqually Valley. Enjoy the rustic charm of a former logging town with a panoramic view of the foothills of the majestic Mount Rainier, all within walking distance of shops, restaurants, post office and a local Pub. Rainier Mountaineering Inc. Is also based next door at the Whittaker Mounaineering. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Whittaker's Motel and Historic Bunkhouse

Address: 30204 State Route 706 E, Ashford, WA 98304
Region: United States > Washington > Ashford
Price Range: $97 - $136 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Whittaker's Motel and Historic Bunkhouse 2.5*
Number of rooms: 24
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“Be prepared for lots of morning activity as the climbers get ready to summit!”
1seetheworld, 18 Aug 2016 | Read review
“#8 is next to the cafe and you can hear all of the noise from the cafe. The room is across the parking lot from the bunkhouse and hot tub.”
Firefighter30, 27 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Maybe an upstairs room so you don't hear people above you”
GE1Texas, 10 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Ask for a room with good wifi.”
jamesaZ4830RB, 5 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Any room away from the office area is good.”
633marke, 22 Jul 2015 | Read review
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