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Old Faithful Inn
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Charming but...
User: WanderedPeaceful from: Waikiki, Hawaii
Published Date: Apr, 10, 2019
Travel Date: Oct, 1, 2018
Rating: 3
Beautiful lobby, mediocre service, mediocre food, old dated rooms. We stayed at Old Faithful Inn for 2 nights and Canyon Lodge for 3 nights. OFI is a beautiful historic structure but for the money and level of service, Canyon Lodge, is a much better value. We stayed there for 2 nights in late Sept. the season was winding down. Seemed like the staff was burnt out. The service was hit and miss. For example, we came in early around 11 am and our room wasn't ready which was understandable. The front desk person ( couldn't remember her name but she was from San Francisco) was super friendly and helpful. We asked if we could store our luggage. She promptly called the bell desk for help. However, don't count on the bell desk people to jump into helpful mode. The bellman basically pointed to a place by the bell desk and told me to put my luggage in the corner and he'll send it to the room when it's ready. When we came back a few hours later to pick up the room key, it was quite a different experience at the front desk. After showing my ID, the front desk clerk found my room keys, handed them to me and said "here you go." To which I replied " this is a huge hotel, are you going to tell me how to get to my room or shall I roam the halls until I find it?" She pointed a the direction behind her and said it's in the east wing. We were relieved to find our luggage in the room. The room itself was dated. The carpet was disgusting. I saw multiple stains that made it looked like a college dorm and they just had a keg party. Luckily we brought slipper to wear in the room. The restaurant was always busy. We typically waited about 1.5 hours to get in but they give you a buzzer that lights up when your table is ready. The restaurant itself is beautiful. High ceiling and encompassed with wood.t definitely had a cozy historical feel. The food however was barely above fast food quality at fine dining prices. We ate there both nights and the service was excellent both nights. You can order off the menu or opt for the $30 buffet. After scouting out the buffet, we decided to take our chances with the menu. The lobby was the highlight of our experience there. It's nothing short of spectacular. There was a lady playing the piano and cello on the 2nd level A beautiful fireplace sits below a tall chimney which also has a clock on it. There was board where people could write where they saw wildlife in the park. A little bar tucked on the left side of the 2nd floor served wine, beer and cocktails. A outside patio allowed guests to sit and watch Old Faithful go off at marked intervals. We're glad that we got to experience this historic landmark but we wouldn't stay there the next time.

Our 2nd Stay at Old Faithful Inn
User: sgin21 from: London, United Kingdom
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Mar, 28, 2019
Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2018
Rating: 5
Our 2nd visit to Old Faithful Inn, & we’d come again! Though expensive, it’s worth every penny to be able to explore the spectacular nearby geyser basins early on & late in the day without the crowds around. And, of course, Old Faithful - which we watched erupting many times during our stay - is right outside! We again enjoyed our huckleberry ice creams on the Inn's 2nd floor balcony whilst waiting for Old Faithful to erupt, & also enjoyed sitting in the lobby in the evenings listening to a cellist playing. Don’t miss the walk from Old Faithful Inn up to Morning Glory & beyond to Biscuit Basin!
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Yellowstone trip
User: Carol B from:
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Mar, 19, 2019
Travel Date: May, 1, 2018
Rating: 5
We enjoyed our stay at the in...music in the common area every night....really had a community feeling. Rooms didn't have TV's but that was ok as we spent time watching old faithful erupt, there is a game area with actual board games and cards--many people were enjoying that. Rooms were decent...although windows were not allowed to open past a certain distance, and no air conditioning, just an 8" oscillating fan. I would have enjoyed better amenities, yet it made it feel more rustic in a way.
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Wonderful Building
User: Jellybaby67 from: Reading, United Kingdom
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Feb, 22, 2019
Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2018
Rating: 5
Great Inn, well located in the park. Does get busy but not surprising, it’s such an iconic building with so much to see immediately around it, including of course, Old Faithful. We booked a year in advance and managed to get a coveted old room with private bathroom in the old inn. The room was much better than I thought and I liked walking up through the Inn to our room passing through the historical wooden structures. The bathroom had a massive clawed foot tub which I enjoyed. The room got quite hot, but we just opened the windows. You can hear through the walls if you’re unlucky enough to have loud speaking neighbours, but this didn’t disturb us at night. Only point to note, don’t leave anything edible out in your room whatsoever unless you want to share it with the resident mice. We stayed 2 nights and they only visited on the first night when I’d left some wrapped mints out by mistake!

Iconic stay. Prep will definitely help.
User: DoubleA_CO from: Fort Collins, Colorado
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Jan, 28, 2019
Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2018
Rating: 4
Visited right after peak season ended & loved it. While pricy, the staff is great, the location is historic and there is enty to do in the immediate area. Eating in Yellowstone is *rediculously* expensive. None of the rooms have fridges, so you essentially have no choice but to pay the exorbitant concessions prices (at the lobby coffee shop, a cold ham & egg breakfast sandwich is $9!). If I'd have it to do over again, I would've brought a mini fridge and packed in my own groceries. Would literally have saved hundreds. The hotel rooms are clean and comfortable and the Second floor deck is a great spot to hang out with drinks and watch Old Faithful. Another perk to staying here is that while the hoards are flocking in to see Old Faithful in the morning, you can go elsewhere, dodging the crowds since you can step right out and see Old Faithful whenever you like. There is plenty of food in the area, but our favorite - and one of the best priced - was the grille at the grocery store/gift shop next door. One last high note was the nightly live music played in the Lodge common area. If you can find a seat, sitting and enjoying the music was a nice way to unwind after a busy day. Overall, the expense was worth the visit.

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