Stop in at Park Center Hotel (1000 Griffin, 360/825-4490 or 800/528-1234) before or after your Mount Rainier jaunt to unwind in the hot tub or clean up hike-muddied clothes in the laundry room. Also on-site is a restaurant, exercise room, and lots of parking space for RVs and boat trailers. The property is a bit run-down but clean, and you’ll get free breakfast and Wi-Fi. Plus you can bring Rover with you.
Over in Buckley, stay at the Mountain View Inn (29405 Hwy. 410 E, 360/829-1100 or 800/582-4111, $89 s or $99 d). It has an outdoor pool, hot tub, and outdoor spa, plus a continental breakfast.