by Jeff Bogle
Advertised as the ‘gateway to Mt. Rainer and Mount St. Helens,’ the Hotel Packwood is a historic landmark established over a century ago, in 1912, and is situated in the center of Packwood. From the hotel, your family will be steps away from the city park, library, restaurants, shops and the airport. Like being transported back in time, the nine cozy bedrooms at the Hotel Packwood are decorated with antiques to carry forward the early 20th century atmosphere. Two rooms feature private baths, while the others share one of two bathrooms. If your family is seeking an authentic mountain experience, a stay at the Hotel Packwood, with its brick fireplace and old piano in the lobby, wrap around veranda, view of the mountains, wildlife visitors in the front yard, and simple charm inside and out, might be in order. Rooms with a queen and a daybed can accommodate up to four and a shared refrigerator, microwave, hot water for tea, hot chocolate or oatmeal and a coffee pot are in the lobby.
Our Editor Loves
- Watching for elk in the yard
- Authentic century old atmosphere
- Free Wi-Fi
- Horse Back Riding
- Free Wi-Fi
The hotel rooms were lovely and clean, the owners were sweet and very helpful. Outstanding value. Felt more like staying with family than a hotel. Will definitely be returning when I pass through Packwood in the future.
If you need TV and modern furniture, go ahead and pay $100 more for one of the places down the road. If you need generous hospitality, a small clean room with comfortable bed, rocking chairs on the porch, steps from 3 restaurants, Hotel Packwood is for you.