Mount St       Where to Stay at Mount St. Helens?
Lodging - Motels

The most popular motels among Mt. St. Helens
visitors are the
Guest House Inn & Suites ( from $71) and
Super 8 ( from $51).  Both are located right on I-5 in Kelso
just minutes from the Castle Rock exit and are surrounded by
dining and entertainment not available near the smaller
privately owned motels at Castle Rock.   See map below.

Guesthouse Inn & Suites   <--- MOST POPULAR ($71 +)
501 Three Rivers Drive (good place to stay close to Mall)
Kelso, Washington 98626.  Just a few minutes from Hwy 504
and close to the mall, Red Lobster, Casa Azteca, and more.
Exit 39

Super 8 Motel  <--- TOP REVIEWS FOR VALUE ($51 +)
250 Kelso Drive
Kelso, Washington 98626
Popular affordable place to stay near Mount St. Helens right
next to Mcdonald's and the Bowling Family Entertainment
 Exit 39

Comfort Inn    <--- Popular
440 Three Rivers Drive  (good place to stay next to Mall)
Kelso, Washington 98626  
Exit 39

Red Lion Hotel
510 Kelso Drive, Kelso, Washington 98626  Exit 39
This is the premier motel in the area and the only full-service
motel including dining.  Affordable and convenient - right on
I-5 just 7 or 8 minutes from the main route to Mount St. Helens.

Best Western Aladdin Inn
310 Long Ave
Kelso, Washington 98626  


Timberland Inn & Suites <--- Castle Rock Choice
1271 Mt St Helens Way
Castle Rock, Washington 98611
This is a good choice for a Mt. St. Helens Motel - right on I-5 in
Castle Rock.  


NEW !  35 minutes up I-5 at Exit 88

Great Wolf Lodge & Water Park
- Adjacent to I-5 at Exit 88 -
20500 Old Highway 99, SW
Grand Mound, WA 98531
Just an hour from Mount St. Helens Forest Learning Center or
the Mount St. Helens Helicopter Tours. If you have kids this is
a great place to stay close to Mt. St. Helens.  Even great
without kids.


Vancouver, WA approximately 50 miles south of the main
Volcano exit and 20 miles south of the Ape Cave exit has
many motel options - see list here:

Where to stay when climbing Mt. St. Helens

Lone Fir Resort & RV Park  - (360) 238-5210
16806 Lewis River Road
Cougar, Wa. 98616

R & F Mt. St. Helens  Bed & Breakfast - 360-238-5160
Cougar, Wa. 98616


Packwood Inn   
13032 US Highway 12
P.O. Box 390
Packwood, WA, 98361

Nisqually Lodge - 888/674-3554
At the entrance to Mount Rainier
Highway 706 - Ashford

Cowlitz River Lodge - 888-305-2185
Highway 12 - Packwood
Continental Breakfast, Air, Laundry & Hot Tub

Crest Trail Lodge - 800/477-5339
At the foot of White Pass, jacuzzi, large, fresh rooms

Seasons Motel - 877-496-6835
Serving Mt. Rainier & Mt. St. Helens National Parks
Corner of State Route 7 & U.S. Highway 12 - Morto


Blue Heron - 360.274.9595    
Silver Lake, WA

R & F Mt. St. Helens  Bed & Breakfast - 360-238-5160
Cougar, Wa. 98616

St. Helens Manorhouse Bed & Breakfast - 800/551-3290
Enjoy the ambiance of a 100-year-old manorhouse
U.S. Highway 12, Morton

Our Mount St. Helens Lodging & Motel Reviews contain
opinions individuals at one particular moment and may not
reflect the normal expectations for that establishment.  Look
for patterns not specific occurrances.  

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Comfort Inn - Kelso Lodging
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Comfort Inn Reviews, Rates, Reservations
Red Lion Reviews, Rates, Reservations
Super 8 Motel - Kelso
Super 8 Motel Reviews, Rates, Reservations
Great Wolfe Lodge - Grand Mound WA
Best Western Reviews, Rates, Reservations
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Mount St. Helens Area
Motel & Lodging Options:

Your hotel & and motel
choices when visiting Mt. St.
Helens are primarily limited to
the Castle Rock area at Exit
49 on I-5  (the start of Highway
504 to Mount St. Helens), or to
the Kelso area at Exit 39, 10
miles south.  

The Castle Rock motels are
older, privately operated
motels while the Kelso motels
belong to name-brand motel
chains.    Click on our motel
review links for helpful Mt. St.
Helens lodging reviews.   

For more upscale alternatives
within an hour or two consider
Skamania Lodge ( 2
hours), the
Heathman Lodge
( 1 hour), and the  
Great Wolf
Lodge  (1/2  hour).    The
Skamania Lodge is a
spectacular destination and
allows for a drive through the
scenic Columbia River Gorge.

For a more primitive
alternative in the Mount St.
Helens area consider a Yurt or
Cabin at Eco Park Resort at
milepost 23 on Highway 504
on the way to Mt. St. Helens.

The Super 8 Motel in Kelso
has some great
motel reviews.

Thank you for using our
Mount Helens Lodging Guide
and Mt. Helens Motel
Directory.  We hope this
helped you find
where to
at Mt. St. Helens.
Timberland Inn - Castle Rock / Mount St. Helens
Recommendations from
the Virtual Traveler :

#1 - "The Guest House Inn
is right next to both the mall
and Red Lobster.  It was very
clean, our recommendation
for a quality motel near Mt.
St. Helens. Starting at $71."

#2 - "The Super 8 is right on
I-5 close to the mall and a
great value starting around
$51.  Not the Waldorf Astoria
but clean and friendly - if you
are price shopping stop here.

#3 - "Great Wolf Lodge is
an adventure in itself.  Pricey
but its only 30 minutes off the
volcano exit.  Good food too."

#4 - "When climbing the
volcano the handiest spot for
an early start is the Lone Fir
Resort in Cougar. "
Timberland Reviews, Rates, Reservations
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Great Wolf Reviews, Rates, Reservations
Cedars Inn - Woodland
Vancouver Reviews, Rates, Reservations
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Packwood Inn Reviews, Rates, Reservations
R & F BED & BREAKFAST Click to Enlarge
TIP: Take I-5 Exit 39,
Kelso - The top 5
affordable motels are
within a block or two
and just 8 minutes
south of turnoff to Mt.
St. Helens. Walking
distance to Mall, Park,
Starbucks, Fast Food,
Restaurants, Theater.