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Chart Your Motel Road Trip North of Seattle

What’s not to love about a road trip?

Traveling by car gives you the autonomy and spontaneity you need to see the world at your own pace and travel where you want to go.

Want to see the true PNW on four wheels? Here’s where to stop as you cruise along the coast of the Salish Sea and meander through the backroads of the Cascades.

Arlington Motor Inn

Headed out on the Mountain Loop Highway or the Arlington Fly-in? End your trip by resting your head at the Arlington Motor Inn and basking in the view of the Cascades from your window.

2214 WA-530, Arlington, WA 98223
(360) 652-9595

Dutch Cup Motel

This is one of the last stops to pull off the road before you head over Stevens Pass in the Cascade Mountains. Cozy little place around the corner from the Sultan Bakery.

819 Main St, Sultan, WA 98294
(360) 793-2215

Inn at Port Gardner

Stay in a classy inn by the sea and eat next door at Lombardi’s Italian Restaurant or Anthony’s HomePort Marina. You can even sail into the Inn if you end up travelling sans-car. You might see a sea lion or a harbor seal on the docks.

1700 W Marine View Dr, Everett, WA 98201
(425) 252-6779

Monroe Motel

If you’re in town for the Evergreen State Fair or headed to Steven’s Pass for a day of snow sports, stay in this humble motel next to Woods Creek.

20310 Old Owen Rd, Monroe, WA 98272
(360) 794-6751

Stevens Pass Motel

Located right off Highway 2 in the blink-and-you-miss-it town of Gold Bar, this historic building can be used as basecamp for a day of mountain adventures.

809 Croft Ave, Gold Bar, WA 98251
(360) 793-6633

The Stanwood Hotel & Saloon

This historic building was built in the 1890s when the young city was on the far edge of the western frontier. Supposedly haunted, this place has been repeatedly investigated by paranormal researchers. The consensus seems to be: yes, there are ghosts.

26926 102nd Ave NW, Stanwood, WA 98292
(360) 629-2888

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