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Holiday Inn West Yellowstone
MandC0218 from: Riverside, California
Published Date: May, 9, 2021 Travel Date: Apr, 1, 2021 Rating: 4
Convenient Stay Right at Yellowstone Entrance !
We stayed here from 4/24/21 to 4/29/21 for 5 nights. Rate was reasonable at $130 per night. It was fairly full but still very quiet most of the times since Yellowstone had just opened up the week prior. We couldn’t be happier about the location, since it’s less than a 5 minutes’ drive to the west park entrance on the very same road. You can also walk to the small downtown area where there are souvenir shops, restaurants, a museum, a visitor center and easy access to gas station and a supermarket. Nearby is a McDonald’s where we got our drive through breakfast and coffee daily before venturing out into the park. The hotel itself has a restaurant near the lobby called The Branch that we tried once. We stayed on the 3rd floor as that was the floor with minimal noise. The hotel and rooms were warm inside (around 70 degrees) even though it was 20-30 F outside. We stayed 5 nights and get only one housekeeping service, available on one requested day maximum. No breakfast was provided, not even grab and go or prepackaged meal, so plan for McDonalds or one of the nearby restaurants to start your morning each day. Also, you need to call the front desk to ask for additional supplies like towels or toilet paper and then pick up at front desk. The toilet and stand up shower were decent sized and there was a spacious double sink with lots of counter space outside of the bathroom, which was a nice plus. The only minor complaint is one night during a heavy snow and rainstorm, there were loud noises from the rooftop but it went away after a while. Also, the bedsheet had some stains on it and the bathroom had some rusted and dirty areas on bathroom doorframe that needed cleaning and maintenance. The hotel has a heated pool and 24 hour gym that we didn’t use. Late April travel to Yellowstone was a great experience for us since it was not crowded and we seemed to have the whole town and whole park for ourselves (though some park roads were still closed). Our original choice for lodging was the “1872 Inn” down the street, but they didn’t open until mid to late May. I often stay at 5-star hotels during my birthday week , but I enjoyed our 5-Star Yellowstone vacation in the park each day with its stunning views with great help from the Holiday Inn West Yellowstone which made access the park a breeze!
- Value: 3
- Cleanliness: 3
- Service: 3
Limeyjd from: Jacksonville, Florida
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: May, 8, 2021 Travel Date: May, 1, 2021 Rating: 3
Good location for park entrance
Sadly West Yellowstone was not a good experience. Hotel had hot water issues and looked old. Restaurants in the area were not anything to write about with most of them serving just burgers and the usual Denny’s style food. Watch for restaurants getting five star reviews because l got caught at a particular restaurant which was not five star food at all. Ernies coffee and pastry was an exception good place for breakfast. On a side note they have a restaurant next door with a 1920s railroad sleeping and dinning car which was cool to walk through.
ElkHornPrairie from: Harris, Minnesota
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Feb, 26, 2021 Travel Date: Feb, 1, 2021 Rating: 5
These guys are great! Very friendly, courteous, and helpful. There is ample parking for trailers and snowmobiles, the hotel is within walking distance to all of downtown West Yellowstone shopping and restaurants, the food always good at the hotels Branch restaurant.
Cathy L from: Leland, North Carolina
Published Date: Feb, 9, 2021 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2020 Rating: 3
Convenient to the west entrance
The room was relatively clean. There were hairs in the sink. The bathroom was dark but a nice touch with the lighted morrow. The toilet was almost child sized, low to floor. Walk in shower nice. kA little pricey for what it was.
- Rooms: 3
- Sleep Quality: 3
- Service: 4
pat l from: Gainesville, Georgia
Published Date: Jan, 9, 2021 Travel Date: Jan, 1, 2021 Rating: 3
Take your earplugs
This is one of the loudest hotels I've ever stayed in. We chose it because of location (and the train car near the restaurant). The 1000 elephants in the room above us made sleep nearly impossible until they settled down. I'm not sure why the floor is so loud or if the people were just that loud. Thankfully, the first night there was no one above us so it was just one night.
The pool is by reservation. So they let 2 families in at a time. That means that if during your 1 hour time slot, the other family chose the hot tub, you can't really go to the pool to use the hot tub. Disappointing as we were looking forward to our pool time and found 3 adults in the hot tub - that definitely doesn't leave room for our family of 4!
Breakfast was not included and we had to pay for restaurant breakfast, but it is in the same building.