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
Right outside of Mt Rainier National Park where there is no national hotel chains.
Clean with great linens.
Owners are the front desk and deeply care about your stay.
Very good wifi for area of Washington.
Satellite TV--did not miss any NCAA tournament games!!!
The keepers of the lodge were soft spoken, very pleasant, helpful and accommodating. If you are going to mount Rainier from this approach, this is by far the nicest looking facility in the area- just five miles from the park entrance. Breakfast only but freshly made in buffet style. Always hot coffee and cc cookies but otherwise you’re on your own for food and there are few local choices (at least during winter). As I recall, the closest full grocery store was 30 miles away. There is a gas station and small general store where you can buy a limited range of foods. The room was spacious, clean and comfortable. Cable tv is provided. They have internet. UNLESS you have Verizon there is no cell phone reception for several miles... we use AT&T and found a small spot on the highway about ten miles away where we pulled over to make phone calls . I would stay here again if I planned to return- no complaints at all about the lodge. Most other area facilities look run down.