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Lake Yellowstone Hotel And Cabins
U N from: Los Gatos, California
Published Date: Aug, 12, 2019 Travel Date: May, 1, 2019 Rating: 4
Amazing place with so much history
We loved our stay at the hotel. Our only regret was that the cabins are in the back of the property, literally in the parking lot. So, we had no views. The hotel is beautifully restored, has a very helpful staff and is not overly touristy, despite being the only hotel at that end of the park. Select a lake facing view and a room in the actual hotel for the best experience.
J222_psu from: Chicago, Illinois
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Aug, 12, 2019 Travel Date: Jul, 1, 2019 Rating: 2
Central Location, and that’s about it.
I really struggled with what rating to give. 5 based on views and location. 1 based on the property itself. Settled for 2 overall. With the lead up time to make a reservation and the scarcity of available rooms, I would have expected more from a hotel located inside a national park. The entire experience felt like an overpriced hostel. I understand that one is paying from the location, but some of the buildings/staff quirks and charms should be addressed. We stayed in the Sandpiper Lodge and realize that it is an older building. However, upon check in the staff was beyond unhelpful in giving directions from the Lake Hotel to Sandpiper via automobile. An answer of “just follow the road” does not work when there are multiple intersections to navigate. The room itself was quaint but in need of serious cleaning. The shower appeared to not have been cleaned in some time as there was grime, mold, and many different strands of hair from multiple people. The floor of the room was littered with many small rocks/pebbles that made it cumbersome to walk without shoes. I requested three (3) separate times from the front desk to have the room cleaned/vacuumed (when we went out for dinner, breakfast the next day, and exploring the park). Not once was this matter addressed. Our final day we were awoken shortly after 5 am to plumbing maintenance issues being performed in the room above us. We are sympathetic to other guests and the need to address issues but that early in the morning in an old building is not ideal. We raised our concerns with the agent upon check out and she was sympathetic; however, we she asked why we had not raised these issues earlier I mentioned that I had and a separate agent argued with me that I had not (when in fact she had been one of the individuals that I had raised the issues with). All in all, I would suggest that others consider where they stay in the park and explore the option of staying outside and drive in each day. For the cost, the hotel and service was a serious let down.
James M from: Fruit Cove, Florida
Published Date: Aug, 8, 2019 Travel Date: Jul, 1, 2019 Rating: 4
Quite location in park
Stayed eight days at this facility. Overall, the experience was positive.
Note that this location is in the middle of the park, and is well removed [about 45 minutes driving] from any of the major points of interest in the park. That said, it doesn't get flooded with tourists.
Know that reservations are required to eat dinner in the main dining room, however dress is very casual [come from a hard day in the park, shorts, t-shirt, and tennis shoes, casual]. It's expensive to eat, but that's true for most of the eating facilities in the park There is a small deli at this location, but it is small, and gets very crowded. The next closest eating facility is in the Lake Lodge Cafeteria, which is in the area, but not a short walk away.
Had two issues, during our stay:
- First morning: Room door would not latch. Notified front desk, and the issue was corrected within about a half hour.
- About the 3rd day: Returned from a long day in the park to find my room untouched by cleaning staff. Front desk notified, and issue resolved within about one hour.
Still, this is a nice hotel, with friendly staff.
- Value: 3
- Location: 4
- Service: 3
shellys779 from: San Antonio, Texas
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Aug, 7, 2019 Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2019 Rating: 4
Nicest accommodations we had in the park
We stayed here just one night, as an extension of a 5 night tour package. This was by far the most luxurious of the bunch. It has been newly remodeled in a historic style with modern comfort. We had a lake view room, which was lovely, except that it was directly in front of the porte-cochere, so our view was pretty...obscured.
We ate lunch and had the breakfast buffet in the dining room and they were both very good. It’s a peaceful area far away from the old faithful crowds.
VisitingfromBoston from: Cambridge, Massachusetts
Published Date: Aug, 7, 2019 Travel Date: Jul, 1, 2019 Rating: 5
Lovelier than reviews indicate!
My sister and I stayed in the Sandpiper Lodge, each in our own room. The experience was fantastic. We had some trepidation because of posted comments about the Sandpiper. We thought the rooms were great--clean, quiet, and convenient to the main hotel. The hotel is beautifully situated. Dinner was very, very good, and enjoying a drink in the gorgeous sitting area before dinner while a live quartet entertained us and we gazed out at the lake was simply unbeatable. We took advantage of the cafeteria for breakfast rather than the more formal dining room. Parking was free. This was far more elegant than Old Faithful Inn, which we also enjoyed--way less crowded and a higher caliber of guests, in our view.
- Location: 5
- Cleanliness: 5
- Service: 5