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Old Faithful Inn
Lee L from: Valhalla, New York
Published Date: Nov, 11, 2019 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2019 Rating: 4
This lodge is right in the heart of the park, steps from Old Faithful. I stayed here for 2 nights as part of my caravan tour.
The plus's it is right in the heart of the park, you can walk outside and see Old Faithful erupt at any time. I watched it erupt one morning at 5:30 a.m. with only 4 or 5 other people out there. You can also get an early start or stay late to check out everything in the Upper Geyser Basin.
My room was decent sized not that small, the bathroom was a little tight. There is no wi-fi or tv in the room. I got lost several times on the way to the room as it is a little tricky figuring out what floor you are on.
You definelty want to make a reservation if you want to eat in the main dining room, the bar wasn't that crowded when I went for dinner. Their is always a big line for the breakfast buffet in the morning.
There are lots of people in the lobby during peak park times checking out the lodge, shopping killing time before Old Faithful or hitting the restroom.
- Value: 3
- Cleanliness: 3
- Service: 3
Caitlin T from:
Trip Type: Solo travel
Published Date: Nov, 11, 2019 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2019 Rating: 5
Such a majestic place
I could have spent my entire vacation sitting in the lobby. It is rich in history with a rustic feel, a truly must see if you're going to Yellowstone. I'm so glad I made it a priority. Mammoth Hot Springs looked nice, but Old Faithful Inn is like stepping back in time.
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Nov, 7, 2019 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2019 Rating: 5
Historic and Beautiful
Definitely worth a stop while at the park. Architecture is amazing - historic site. Grab a meal, while a bit pricey the food is good, good size portions and great staff. Sit by the fire in the lobby, watch the Old Faithful eruption and enjoy!
MissedMuskie from: Saint Paul, Minnesota
Published Date: Nov, 5, 2019 Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2019 Rating: 3
Beautiful historic lodge right next to Old Faithful, but LOUD
This is a difficult review. The lodge is absolutely beautiful and you can't beat the location - in the heart of Yellowstone, right next to Old Faithful! However, our room shared a wall with a bar on the second floor. While the room itself was clean and comfortable, it was LOUD. Not a good setting when tired kids are trying to sleep. Front desk should not put families with kids in this room. Or at the very least, provide a warning and free earplugs. The shared bathrooms were generally clean. It would be nice if they closed the doors between the main lobby and the hotel room wings; it often felt like non-residents were exploring the hotel, which is awkward when going to or from the showers or restrooms. I would stay again, but would be VERY careful about room assignment. Avoid any room that shares a wall with the main lobby. Fair value, given the remote location.
- Rooms: 4
- Sleep Quality: 1
- Service: 3
LoveourHolidays_10 from: Bedford
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Oct, 18, 2019 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2019 Rating: 4
AmazIng hotel - poor check in
Stayed here for three nights as part of a road trip. Loved this amazing hotel, such a special place to stay - shame that for us and others that we spoke to check in let’s it down, and really dampens your initial thoughts.
We arrived dead on 4.30, which is the time that the booking stated we could check in from. I queued for a good 15 minutes, and was then advised our room wasn’t ready, and come back in 15 minutes. So 15 minutes later I joined the queue again, and was again told that the room wasn’t ready. The come back in 15 minutes happened three times more - until we finally got the key just before 6. The only explanation we were given was that they didn’t have enough housekeeping staff - not my problem. We had also advised that we had a dinner reservation for 6.15, in the end lucky to get a key just before that! What is annoying is that coach loads of people were arriving and all getting their keys, whilst us and others were not. Perhaps they are a priority. Shame that your initial arrival is dampened like this, perhaps like many other hotels, they could offer a complimentary drink as an apology while you wait.
Once we had got over that, we loved this hotel, and sitting in the amazing open balconies watching the world go by, chatting to fellow travelers. The location is amazing, you can walk for miles, on and off boardwalk. We ate in the restaurant all three nights, two out of three nights were really good. Also had lunch at the Bear Claw deli.
We stayed in a East wing premier room - large room, and was fine. You always pay more to stay in Nat Park lodges.
No laundry or WiFi but both are available a short walk away at the Snow Lodge.
Only reason for the four marking is due to check in issues, would love to return here, and hopefully have a better arrival experience!