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Old Faithful Snow Lodge & Cabins
kckbxrssm from: Loves Park, Illinois
Published Date: Sep, 21, 2020 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2020 Rating: 4
Worth every penny!
Read all the reviews. It's true. My review is to tell you that it's worth the price. We stayed in the cabins. They are indeed no frills, BUT there is a clean, comfy bed, a shower with hot water and nice body wash, shampoo, and conditioner supplied. There is a small refrigerator (which we actually didn't expect!) and a safe. There is electricity, heat, and a room fan. Honestly, what more do you need to be IN THE PARK?! There is no wifi in the cabins, but my Verizon data worked. It was slower than normal, but it worked.
We were thrilled with the location. A 2 minute walk to Old Faithful and the boardwalk around it and we were in the middle of the park! It did suck that there was no coffee maker in the room with COVID restrictions in place, but right inside the lobby of the lodge, they had a dedicated coffee shop where you could buy coffee. It's not free, but it was really good! Also, the hotel is giving $5/night discount for lack of daily housekeeping service. Again, my husband and our friends couldn't understand all the complaints. It's the middle of a National Park. You pay for convenience.
The food locations were all carryout, but there were scattered picnic tables and table/chairs located around. The choices are limited, but it was quite edible and even palatable. It's fine.
We were pleased and would definitely stay again!
- Rooms: 4
- Sleep Quality: 4
- Service: 5
LoveTraveling411 from: Tampa, Florida
Published Date: Sep, 19, 2020 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2020 Rating: 3
Like a Motel 6 in a Great Location
We stayed in the Old Faithful snow Lodge (not the cabins). Let me start with the great part first: location, location, location. This place is right beside Old Faithful, and short drives from amazing hikes and scenic views. It was definitely worth it to stay inside the part vs. driving in from one of the border towns each day.
That said, the motel is just not very nice for $300+/night. When I say Motel 6, I mean it - cheap towels, cheap bedding, thin walls, very small room size. When we checked in and were given our keys, I unlocked our door only to find that the room was already occupied! Kind of creepy for both us and the other occupants. The staff was very apologetic, but still... not a great way to begin our stay.
All, that said, for us it was worth it to be inside the park. Our objective was to enjoy Yellowstone, not stay in the lap of luxury. Hopefully this review will help others to set their expectations.
- Rooms: 3
- Value: 2
- Service: 3
Jen78703 from: Austin, Texas
Trip Type: Solo travel
Published Date: Sep, 18, 2020 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2020 Rating: 4
My cabin was spacious, clean & felt newly updated. I loved it!
No nice place to sit outside but they do give you 2 chairs & a small table.
Inside the room was a small fridge & a nice table with 2 chairs.
There were 2 sets of windows that opened to let in fresh air. No AC that I saw but there was a fan in the closet.
Instant super hot water!
Very comfy bed.
Quite a walk to the main lodge checkin. Even longer walk to Old Faithful.
SunWorshiper60898 from: Atlanta, Georgia
Published Date: Sep, 17, 2020 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2020 Rating: 3
Good Location, No In-Room Coffee
The location of the Snow Lodge is great for exploring several fabulous geyser basins. We stayed at the Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel one night and then stayed in the Old Faithful Snow Lodge for the following two nights. Our Snow Lodge room (on the 3rd floor) was quiet even though the hotel was booked up. The room appeared to be clean except for the bathtub drain, which had a gross ring around it. I was very disappointed that the advertised in-room coffee maker had been removed "due to Covid-19". Before making reservations, I had researched the food/beverage situation and was well aware that dine-in options were shut-down in the park, putting extra pressure on other facilities providing take-out food. I wanted to make sure we had a fridge and a coffee maker wherever we stayed so we wouldn't have to stand in line and wait around for basic necessities. When I inquired about the lack of a coffee maker at the front desk, I was told "those are 'high touch' items and have been removed". Why weren't the coffee makers left in the room and simply cleaned after check-out? Instead, the hotel created a situation where more people need to get out, stand in line, interact with the folks SELLING coffee in the lobby, thereby increasing the chance of Covid-19 transmission. Also, I found the front desk service to be lacking upon check-in. I wasn't offered any helpful hints as to hotel layout, a map of the hotel was never offered, and I had to ask where my room was located, where we could park, etc. On a positive note, we did order dinner one night from the Obsidian dining room and it was great. We had no line (just out of luck, there was often a line to order) and the food was ready in less than 15 minutes. There is a grill located outside of the snow lodge and the posted hours said it would be open until 8 pm. However, we went there at 7:15 pm and it was already closed.
- Rooms: 4
- Cleanliness: 3
- Service: 2
Melaney68 from: Chesapeake Beach, Maryland
Published Date: Sep, 13, 2020 Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2020 Rating: 4
Location, location, location! This was the largest cabin we stayed in all week.
The decor was dated, but the location was perfect! We were within walking distance to everything. The building for check-in had consistent wifi so be sure to ask for the code. Everyone at the desk was extremely helpful. We were able to park in front of the cabin after checking in. It was right next to the gas station and initially, I was worried about the noise but then I realized that the nearby gift shop and the gas station closed early so it was not an issue. The cabin had a large layout compared to the others we had stayed in. There was a dining table, 2 queen beds, and the sink was outside the bathroom and it had a large countertop. There were multiple restaurant and gift shop choices in Old Faithful Village and because we stayed two nights we were able to see the Old Faithful geyser erupt at various times. We especially appreciated the fact that we could walk the upper geyser basin and the Old Faithful historic district. The roads, boardwalk, and trails were well maintained. Sunset was our favorite time. If you stay on property the crowds clear out and you can really enjoy the geysers. Another consideration- get up early to go to Prismatic or any other popular geyser and beat the traffic that comes into the park. This location was incredible.
- Rooms: 3
- Cleanliness: 3
- Service: 4