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Whittaker's Motel and Historic Bunkhouse

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Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

It's a cute motel that offers just your basics... bed, bathroom and shampoo/soap. We paid 65.00 a night which was waaayyyy worth it compared to the other hotels in the area. Their white chocolate mocha from their coffee shop was rich and delicious... the bed was ok and Walls were thin but We expected it for the price. I would... More 

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WhittakersBH, Owner at Whittaker's Motel and Historic Bunkhouse, responded to this review

Thank you for the review! :-) More 

Kennewick, Washington
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4 reviews
Reviewed 11 October 2016

The outside of the Motel was very pretty, but the bed was very uncomfortable and made a loud noise every time you turned over. I thought my husband had fell through the bed, it was so loud. I couldn't sleep most of the night. The pillows were so flat, and the electric outlet didn't work in the bathroom, and the... More 

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WhittakersBH, Owner at Whittaker's Motel and Historic Bunkhouse, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. Can you tell us the room # so we can look into the issues you have brought up? We try to keep everything top notch so your input is helpful. All the Best. Whittakers Bunkhouse More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Very basic, no frills, comfortable lodging. Beds are noisy (don't know if they are air mattresses or what). However, they were comfortable. Great location and value if you're going to explore Mount Ranier. Check out, close by, Wildberry Restaurant for a meal. Very interesting menu - tasty!

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Consensus opinion of two couples traveling together and staying in separate rooms. This is the only motel type lodging in the Ashford area. Other possible chaises are lodge/resort/cabin type lodging. It is not surprising that the rooms do not have a microwave, TV, frig or phone. It was a surprise that the rooms do not have a coffee maker and... More 

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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 23 September 2016

I didn't stay here but I went to their cafe and bought a couple camping breakfasts there before my climbing and also a strawberry smoothie after climbing and beers. I love them! And their staff was pretty cool!

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

This was a fun experience to stay in the bunkhouse where all the Mt. Rainier climbers come and go. Nothing plush, but lots of fun. The only suggestion I have is - please get new mattresses that don't make noise! Might be okay for a solo sleeper, but definitely not great for a couple!

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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 19 August 2016

At the foot of Mt. Rainier! This is the base for much of the climbing for Mt. Rainer. Owned by the Whittaker family ( Jim Whittaker is the first American to summit Everest) and now run and owned by his nephew Win Whittaker who also runs the Ashford film festival. The bar and grill along with the cafe, give you... More 

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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Best place to stay for families. Can book minimum of one night. Very clean, comfortable, and spacious. We were pleasantly surprised. Staff very friendly and accommodating. Great food with great prices. Has it's own visitor center, which was helpful. Restaurant, general store and gas station within walking distance. About 10 moles from park entrance.

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San Antonio, Texas
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Reviewed 6 August 2016

My husband and I only stayed here one night, last week while visiting Mt. Rainier. We drove to Mt. Rainier from Seattle Monday morning, about a 1.5 hr drive, then headed to the park. After a day of hiking, we headed to Whittaker's. It is located about 10 miles from the park. We chose a room with 2 queen beds... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 reviews
Reviewed 27 July 2016

First, if you are climbing with RMI this is THE place to stay. It is co-located with RMI, has a coffee/breakfast shop, and also easy access to the burger & pizza bar, and the gear shop at RMI. It is very convent place to stay. You should have reasonable expectations for the rooms. It is not the 4 Seasons, but... More 

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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: RM313 - RM438 (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.”
 of 5 bubbles jamesaZ4830RB, 5 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Any room away from the office area is good.”
 of 5 bubbles 633marke, 22 Jul 2015 | Read review
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