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Singapore
Reviewed 1 July 2015

This bunkhouse has 2 beds in the ground floor and 4 beds via a narrow and steep ladder to the 2nd floor, shouldn't be a problem since most people there are hikers/climbers. Day time tend to be very warm in the summer as heater is on and the heat directly creep in from roof top. Night time tend to be...

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Reviewed 22 June 2015 via mobile

Saw this place on the way up to Mt Rainer and decided we'd stop on our way back down to Tacoma. It was the perfect place to relax after our hike And.. They have the best lavender latte ever! We got ours blended and sat outside and enjoyed chatting with other hikers who were staying there or visiting like us....

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Reviewed 21 June 2015 via mobile

whittaker's bunkhouse was a very unique hotel. It lacked basic amenities of normal hotels but made up for it with character and soul. No free breakfast, rooms were average at best, hot tub was lukewarm. But very interesting people that were friendly and exciting. Good location to Mt. Rainier. Would recommend

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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 14 May 2015

My girlfriend and I spent last weekend here and absolutely loved it. The bunkhouse is part of a larger complex which has a lively cafe, bar and grill, visitor center, and equipment outfitters. Our room was spacious and spartan. We loved the Veranda and spent our evening sipping beers while watching the sunset. The hot tub was a great respite...

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1Thank Nick G
Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 17 April 2015 via mobile

To save money my friend booked this motel as it was the cheapest, still not all that great for the price. Should have paid $30 more and stayed at a better one. We had the twin bed room. The bed was very hard, I didn't mind too much. But the room was tiny! It functioned as a stop for an...

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Thank Sam J
Reviewed 11 April 2015 via mobile

We went for Easter for the scenic railroad trip and stayed overnight at Whittaker bunkhouse. Good location, room #20 was perfect for our family of 3 boys. Clean and quiet and a lovely walk/hike in the back of property. Great hiking historical site. Coffee shop was the highlight for my boys. Great hospitality.

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Thank Eloise R
Washington State
Reviewed 17 November 2014

We stayed overnight at Whittaker's. Our room was clean, simple (two twin beds), and very basic. There was no TV or desk. Like others, we found the walls and ceiling to be a bit thin, and we could hear people walking around upstairs above us (but could not hear talking). The wall heater was just fine for the room, and...

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Irving, Texas
Reviewed 25 September 2014

We stayed here one night after a long day of hiking at Mt. Rainier, which was one day of a week-long vacation driving through parts of Washington and Oregon. We were running quite late and called the bunkhouse to let them know as soon as we could get a signal. We called 3 or more times and left messages, but...

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1Thank Jim M
Tampa, Florida
Reviewed 14 September 2014

Stayed here to see Mt. Ranier. We were in room #10 which had two single beds, no tv or phone (which is nice!). The wall heater made the room quite toasty. We had some local menus in our room, however once at the chosen restaurant they no longer offered any of the items that brought us there, saying the menu...

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Plainview, New York
Reviewed 14 August 2014

After a full, tiring day of hiking at Mt. Rainier, this was a perfect, quiet place to rest up before continuing our trip down to Portland, OR. Our room (#23, I think) was quite large for the 5 of us. The bathroom was dated and not sparkling clean, but completely adequate. The major problem was the heat. It was a...

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  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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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, P.O. Box E, Ashford, WA 98304-9734
Region: United States > Washington > Ashford
Price Range: €65 - €91 (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!”
 of 5 bubbles 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.”
 of 5 bubbles Firefighter30, 27 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Maybe an upstairs room so you don't hear people above you”
 of 5 bubbles GE1Texas, 10 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Ask for a room with good wifi.”
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“Any room away from the office area is good.”
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