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Lake Yellowstone Hotel and Cottages
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Clean and updated but small for a family
User: SeeTheWorldStacey from:
Published Date: Feb, 24, 2023
Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2022
Rating: 3
We stayed at the Lake Yellowstone Hotel, but in the cute cabins behind the fancy hotel. The cabins are nice, but tiny. We squeezed our family of five into the cabin (we bring a twin air mattress) and it was tight, but you're only here to sleep. It was much cheaper than staying in the main hotel and I don't think our accommodations were much smaller. We liked that we could just step outside and get right into nature. We even found a bunch of enormous deer having dinner outside our cabin one evening. The room was updated and clean, just be aware that it is on the small side!

Loved every minute
User: LizUk from: UK
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Jan, 9, 2023
Travel Date: May, 1, 2022
Rating: 5
If you are visiting Yellowstone would definitely recommend this hotel It’s a bit off the main track but the setting is gorgeous overlooking the huge lake Rooms were comfy with a double bed. Bathrooms clean and functional with a bath and shower We had dinner each night in the hotel which was good quality with an excellent list. Make sure you book in advance for dinner at a decent time Bar was lovely with friendly staff Highlight is the bison that graze right outside! There is also a shop nearby A lovely stay and we would definitely return

Very expensive but I guess there was a premium to be in the park and wot - no wifi !
User: Sarah G from: Harrogate, United Kingdom
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Oct, 5, 2022
Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2022
Rating: 3
We stayed in one of the cabins, comfortable enough but gosh it was expensive for what you got. We were really disappointed we couldn't eat in the hotel restaurant either night, our fault for not booking, but normally we expect to be able to eat where we are staying. We could eat in the nearby lodge which was a bit of a canteen type experience which was functional. Liked the lounge/bar area, felt atmospheric in the evening with the piano playing. Nice views of the Lake. No Wifi which feels ridiculous in this day and age, although you can go to the lodge next door to get it. Fine to say you should unplug but actually infringes on research and planning for your holiday which is something we like to do when we are away.

Don't waste your money - stay outside the park
User: jeank989 from: Oklahoma
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Sep, 26, 2022
Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2022
Rating: 2
We thought we'd splurge and reserved a "Partial Lake View" room for a Sunday evening in September. The most expensive room on our trip had: 1. No television which is probably best because the thin walls would have allowed it to be heard up and down the hall. 2. Had not been serviced by housekeeping properly and there was no bathmat and only 2 bathtowels, 1 washcloth. I had to go to the front desk to ask about getting more. (She gave them to me right then as they keep a supply under the counter - tells you how often this happens) 3. Had heat only - no A/C which was needed on this warm afternoon. 4. All evening other guests could be heard in the hall. 5. The floors are squeaky and the people above us were up and moving constantly at 5:30 am as well as several times throughout the night. 6. The tub stopper was broken so it was a shower or nothing - would have really loved to soak off the stresses of the day. 7. Parking was an issue. 8. If you need to get online bring an ethernet connector for your laptop. That's the only way to access the internet in the hotel. (My laptop came only with USB ports so I attempted to hotspot with my phone - no luck.) Cell service in the park varies from zero to 2 bars of 4G - never 5G - and is spotty at best. At 6 am it was possible to get online but not during peak hours. I know this is an historic hotel but it's time to come into this century. 9. No refrigerator or microwave in the room which we knew about ahead of time but was still an inconvenience. 10. Dinner was by reservation only and we chose to visit another restaurant in the park instead but with road construction it took us an hour to reach it and they were closing. Plan ahead for your meals - better yet, bring your own food and picnic.

Terrible cottage with mold and fleas
User: Linda G from:
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Sep, 24, 2022
Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2022
Rating: 1
Because we travel with a pet we had to stay in the “cottages” but a barrack room is more fitting. Don’t look for quaint, this place is downright depressing. When we booked it at $289 we assumed that included the “pet friendly” fee since this was the only place they could put us with a pet. Well not so. The tax on one night was $40 and the additional pet fee was $25. Thus our one night in this lousy flea-infested cabin was $354. There were NO amenities: no wifi, no tv, no microwave, no mini fridge, no table and the beds were advertised as queens but they were doubles. There were two packets of regular coffee and no cream and 6 packets of decaf coffee. The waste container had 3 separate bins, one for recycling, trash and compostables. A good idea however there was no lid on them and the compost smells and the dog could get right in there. The sink had black mold around the edge, there were fleas on the nightstand, the dismal lighting and very little room to even move make this a big never again! Interestingly the hotel is owned and managed by Xanterra (Xanadu and terra Ha! This was NO Xanadu!) Xanterra corp is owned by Philip Anschutz a man who is worth 11 billion. I guess he needs more…check him out on internet, quite the slime ball

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