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Fall City, Washington
Reviewed 14 September 2015

When traveling was staying at hotels with owners on the premises and seeing America was done in what is now considered a classic car, this is where you would have stayed. The Rainbow is classic and clean, comfortable beds, the major update would be the flat screen tvs. If you have kids traveling with you they offer units with an...

2Thank BergenViking61
McCall, Idaho
Reviewed 1 September 2014

We like funky, local places. Having said that, we like to pay for what we get. This place was clean and quiet, but for almost $90 we got no breakfast, not even a coffee pot in the room, no wifi, a meager cable TV selection (no sports center), old, tired mattress and furnishings. Old skool roadside rest at modern day...

1Thank VandalCoach
Vashon Island
Reviewed 10 October 2013 via mobile

Called at midnight Thursday to make sure they were open. No worries. The guy who greeted me half an hour later was the son of the original owners-managers. Richard Gere did a film here in the late 60s. $60 got me a room, bed, 3/4 bath and what appears to be a TV. Heat and water work and there is...

Thank Takhoma
Boise, Idaho
Reviewed 3 September 2013

We like hidden gems; older, a little past prime, but with tons of character. This one didn't quite hit the mark. It was clean and relatively quiet, but no real redeeming qualities. Room freshener was overpowering, room was stuffy (air conditioner was in a back bedroom), pillows were as hard as rocks. Wouldn't try this one again.

Thank Penny T
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Reviewed 8 July 2013

The Rainbow is a blast from the past with its wood paneling interior and dinosaur television. But don't let that detour you, it's clean and serviceable, close enough to I-90 to give you easy access but far enough away so you are not hearing the traffic all night. There was construction work on the pass so I decided to spend...

1Thank Keskeisey
Reviewed 6 July 2012

Ok the area has chain hotels and motels but this little place was a fun stay. It is super clean, dated doesnt mean dirty. Had some classic elements of days past like a green padded head board, wicker light fixtures, and midcentury furniture. Great price & clean rooms.

4Thank coreniamurphy
Seattle, WA
Reviewed 27 June 2009

The chain motels right off I-90 were $30 - $40 more a night, so we decided to take a chance on this place. It's an older roadside motel from the days before the Interstate, clean and reasonably well-maintained. Maybe it was TOO clean--there was a powerful cleaning-product smell in the room that never dissipated. The room was small but adequate....

1Thank MsMaryMc
Reviewed 27 October 2008

I was on another weekend road trip with a friend who made the reservations. He has a thing against lodging chains-I suspect because most of them have rooms that open to a central hallway which prevents him from going outside to smoke easily. The office was closed when we arrived so my friend walked into the restaurant to find out...

2Thank K N

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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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Address: 1025 W University Way, Ellensburg, WA 98926-2326
Region: United States > Washington > Ellensburg
Number of rooms: 14

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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?