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“A fun place to stay and GREAT food”
Review of The Hobo Inn

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The Hobo Inn
Ranked #1 of 1 Elbe B&B and Inns
Reviewed 16 July 2010

We stayed in one of the cabooses at the Hobo Inn and enjoyed it immensely. The cabooses are clean, tidy, comfortable and quiet. This is a type of hotel experience that will appeal to people who like trains, or just something a little out of the ordinary. The cabooses don't have phones or TV, but then again, we didn't stay there to watch TV. We did fell it was a little over priced at first, but breakfast was included for free and the food was outstanding! Huge portions and very delicious! One of the best omelettes I have ever had and the home made hash browns are incredible! So, considering that breakfast was included, and the breakfast was so outstanding, the price wasn't all that bad. The service at the restaurant was GREAT. The waitress was very attentive and friendly. So, if you're looking for a 5 star hotel, this won't be your cup of tea. But if you like trains and like to be in a railroad-type environment this is a fun place to stay, just because it's different. It's clean, quiet, comfortable and the food is OUTSTANDING! It's also a convenient place to be if you are riding the Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad or are going to explore Mt. Rainier National Park.

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank richeaton
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Reviewed 15 November 2009

At first you see the train cars and think, " Wow, that would be cool." We went by the first time on our way to Paradise Inn. That was fantastic, but this Inn was more rustic. The cars are redone in a farmhouse style. History writings and snapshots are left in the car for you to read and think back to the time when the cars were homes to people!! There are playing cards, radio/CD and full kitchen!! For $119 it was so quaint and we had to play cards or listen to the pass trucker's radio as there was not anything else to do , which while most city people will find it awkward (no cell phone service! no phone in the room!), I suggest giving it a try and you will not be sorry. The road quieted and the serenity we shared, dancing around a small shanty type railroad car was nothing you can pay for in a fancy hotel/motel. Listen in the morning to the rushing river and people trying to quietly open the fantastic rail car breakfast car!! Don't miss the biggest, most fantastic pancakes in the state! I realize that it looks squirrely from the road, but trust me, if you can let go, you will let go here. The lounge car is where you will listen to all the local folklore! Have fun and make sure you write! Buy a painting off the wall and relish the memory for years....Tina Gunnels, Everett, WA 98208

8  Thank LadyAqua
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Reviewed 30 August 2009

First of all, sleeping in a caboose - How cool is that?! My children were so excited, and I was totally charmed by this cute, quirky, friendly inn/restaurant. It's not the Hilton - and I mean that in all the best ways. Gingham curtains, purple towels, and no TV await you just minutes from the Nisqually entrance to Mt. Rainier National Park. We were treated like special guests at this family-owned and run establishment. We recommend the BBQ chicken for dinner and the Hobo Hash for breakfast. Have fun!

  • Stayed: August 2009, travelled with family
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4  Thank IssyMom
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Reviewed 10 August 2009

My wife and I shared a chicken/rib combo for lunch.She asked for an extra plate.They gave her a small glass salad plate.When we got the check there was a 5$ charge for the extra plate!The server said it was noted on the menu,and it is,in small print.Would've been nice if she warned us.

Stayed: August 2009, travelled as a couple
3  Thank vjl330
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Reviewed 20 April 2009

We needed to get away from the ever day madness and just relax. We did that, not only did we not tell our family but left the telephones, television & computers at home.

We had a wonderful and great time.

Very surprised that the food at the dinner train was fabulous.

Would not hesitate to recommend to our family and friends. Infact, we r planning on a near future trip .

  • Stayed: April 2009, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank velene
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Additional Information about The Hobo Inn

Address: 54106 Mountain Highway East, P.O. Box 921, Elbe, WA 98330
Region: United States > Washington > Elbe
Amenities:
Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Elbe
Number of rooms: 7
Also Known As:
The Hobo Hotel Elbe

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