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The Historic Madison Hotel, Motel and Hostel
U551NSgaryd from: Gillette, Wyoming
Trip Type: Business
Published Date: Oct, 22, 2020 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2020 Rating: 5
I had a job to do in Yellowstone Park, so I stayed here two nights. It is a historic building on The National Register Of Historic Places. There is a newer addition where I stayed in a room. It is very clean, and well maintained. There was air conditioning blowing on me most of the night and I couldn't shut it off, it was cold. The people that own the place are friendly and seem to go out of their way to make you welcome. This place closes for the winter months.
KevininDallas from: Highland Village, Texas
Published Date: Sep, 27, 2020 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2020 Rating: 4
Cool Old Yellowstone Hotel
The hotel is 108 years and very cool. We did not have a reservation but were still able to get a room. Since we didn’t have a reservation we had a room in the back motel portion which is way new newer. The room looks like the pics you see. At first I was disappointed that we could not get in the main hotel. After touring the property, we learned many of the rooms in the main building do not have bathrooms. They only have sinks in the rooms. Super cool rooms, just a shared bath down the hall. We talked to the owner and there are certain rooms in the old building that do have baths, so just be sure you know what you’re getting. Walkable to all town restaurants and shops. Owners and staff friendly.
- Value: 3
- Sleep Quality: 4
- Service: 4
Published Date: Sep, 25, 2020 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2020 Rating: 5
Great stay - helpful staff!
We had a short stay at the Historic Madison Hotel before visiting Yellowstone. The staff at the front desk were super helpful when we need to make a change to our reservation as well as with suggestions of what to see in Yellowstone. We appreciated the history and enjoyed the store as well. The rooms were as advertised, nothing spectacular but clean and comfortable. We'd go back!
- Value: 5
- Location: 5
- Service: 5
bradangiebaby from: Birmingham, Alabama
Published Date: Sep, 20, 2020 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2020 Rating: 3
Disappointing Accommodations and Service
When we arrived at this hotel/motel, we were impressed by the timbered exterior and historic marker outside the front door confirming the hotel was over 100 years old. Then we stepped inside, and it was downhill from there. Behind the desk is a kitschy t-shirt shop, and the lobby on the right is a small sitting room that apparently hasn't been updated since the hotel opened. It turns out that the hotel portion of the establishment consists of a handful of rooms whereas the majority of rooms exist as a separate motor inn that sits behind the hotel. For the rate we paid, I assumed we were getting a hotel room, but I was mistaken. It wasn't surprising then that the manager charged us for our full 3 night stay upon check-in. Thankfully our motel room was clean; however the bed's mattress was hard and uncomfortable and had only a top sheet and thin blanket for covering even though nightly temps dipped to freezing.
The fact is, if you're going to stay near the West Entrance to Yellowstone and within walking distance of restaurants and pubs, you'll probably need to stay in a motel. Just be sure you don't pay hotel prices for a motel room.
As a side note the manager twice recommended that we check out Bullwinkle's, a local bar/restaurant. This dated, run-down cafe/greasy spoon had an attached slot-casino bar area that we were lead to that smelled smoky, and people there were using loud, offensive language. And this was in the middle of the day. This was striking to us, because on our own, we discovered The Slippery Otter Pub that was a couple of doors down from Bullwinkle's that was an excellent brew pub/restaurant (see separate review). The only way I'd recommend Bullwinkle's to visitors to the area is if they were paying me to. Hmm. The manager also discouraged us from going to Madison Crossing Lounge for dinner, and it turned out to be the nicest restaurant in town (see separate review). So there was some type of local game going on that we weren't privy to.
- Rooms: 3
- Sleep Quality: 2
- Service: 2
508kerrieh from: Orland, California
Published Date: Sep, 18, 2020 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2020 Rating: 5
Comfortable and within walking distance of many shops and restaraunts
We very much enjoyed our stay here, the room was comfortable, parking was right outside our door - we were in the motel area. Any thing we requested from the staff was immediately made available though there wasn't much we needed as most was already in our room. The hotel/motel is located about three blocks from the entrance to Yellowstone National Park, so convenient! I would definitely stay here again.
- Sleep Quality: 5
- Location: 5
- Service: 5