by Joanna Nesbit
Located 5 miles from the Nisqually entrance to Mt. Rainier National Park, the Nisqually Lodge makes a great basecamp for exploring Longmire and Paradise. The lodge offers spacious, newly remodeled rooms in a variety of configurations, including rooms with two queen beds, a king room, and a large Family/Junior suite with four queen beds, a fireplace, and tons of extra space for kids.
Lodge amenities include a complimentary hot breakfast with waffles, sausages, eggs, and cereal, free Wi-Fi, and microwaves and refrigerators in the rooms. In the Northwest-themed lobby with a cathedral ceiling and stone fireplace, find complimentary tea, coffee, cocoa, and wine from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. for mom and dad. The staff is happy to make restaurant recommendations for dinner. This lodge is a good choice for budget-conscious families who want to avoid national park prices.
Our Editor Loves
- Northwest-themed lobby with fireplace
- Close to Mt. Rainier National Park
- Variety of room sizes
- Family Room 5+
- Free Breakfast
- Free Wi-Fi
Great beds and pillows and quiet after the evening rush down the mountain. Nice lobby. Free wine tasting is best free because I wouldn’t pay for the crummy cheap wine. Breakfast had bony sausage, microwaved eggs, lousy breads, mediocre coffee.
This is a nice hotel, maybe a little tired but clean and the location makes it a great stay for experiencing Mount Rainier NP. Rooms are clean, beds comfortable. Evening happy hour with free wine and beer. Typical free hot breakfast is nothing special.