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Lake Yellowstone Hotel and Cottages
loudini56 from: Finksburg, Maryland
Published Date: Jun, 22, 2022 Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2022 Rating: 3
Location, location, location but not great service, service, service
Located right on Lake Yellowstone, this hotel offers very modest rooms but comfortable. The dining room offered a very nice buffet breakfast but they ran out of smoked salmon which was disappointing. They did offer a sit down dinner but the menu was a bit limited. We had an ethernet cable in our room which was absolutely useless to I'd bet most if not all guests. I'm writing this review from a 5 year old laptop and it doesn't have an ethernet connection.
Other than the location this hotel is not worth the price they charge, in my most humble opinion.
- Sleep Quality: 4
- Location: 5
- Service: 3
brbuzz1 from: Los Angeles, California
Published Date: Jun, 17, 2022 Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2022 Rating: 4
Wonderful view of the Lake
Watch out for what type of room you will be getting. Very expensive and half of them face parking lot. To get a room facing lake $550 to $650 per nite for basic room with bathroom. But we did LOVE the vew especially since Marina not open for any water activiities and no where to eat. General Store 10 min walk had food from about 11a to 1pm sandwiches otherwise it was awful for food and reservation impossible. Be sure and book reservation for restaurant in advance, we went one nite it was nice, we were so happy to have good food after no restaurants for days. Most Staff nice but be prepared to ask for Supvr, check your invoice carefully. Absolutely no internet or wifi, be prepared. Lots of great elevators everywhere.
- Location: 5
- Cleanliness: 5
- Service: 5
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Jun, 13, 2022 Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2022 Rating: 1
Not worth the money…internet is useless
I know we should be focusing on nature…but this is the real world and some of us still have to work and stay on top of business emails in the evenings. We stayed here solely because of the wired internet capability. We wired in..and could not open a single pdf..the internet was useless. We had 2 rooms and both had terrible internet. We ended up driving to the canyon area where we had stronger phone signals and used our phone hotspots to complete our work at midnight in our pajamas in a parking lot..instead of in our rooms that we paid 800$ a night for.
The rooms were clean enough however we did have mice in our kitchenette. We told the front desk and they said they’re not allowed to do anything about it because it’s in the national park and they aren’t allowed to interfere with nature. So there is that.
The restaurant food is edible..not good.. but edible.
We will be back to this amazing stunning park and we will stay in a hotel there…but it won’t be this one.
ValerieY504 from: Glen Head, New York
Published Date: Jun, 11, 2022 Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2022 Rating: 1
Total waste of money
We stayed here two nights in June. The rooms are not cheap ($800 a night) but with this price there comes some expectation of service and comfort. The room boasted a lake view. However, the window was so dirty you could barely see through it. There is no wifi, TV or refrigerator in the room. The room was dusty everywhere with some "dust balls" in almost every corner. The bed was queen size (although it almost felt like a double to be honest). The bathroom had hair in the bathtub and the light on the ceiling didn't shut off. I informed the front desk of this who told me that because of COVID they would not be able to fix it before we left. We had made reservations at the restaurant for dinner (we ordered salad and steak) i left half of my steak because it was so fatty. When the waitress saw my plate, she apologized but nothing was offered in compensation (dessert? another steak?). Breakfast the next morning was even worse. All the food was completely cold (from french toast to the scrambled eggs) and service was none existent. When we checked out, the staff member asked how our stay was. When I said: "extremely disappointing". He didn't even bother to ask why....which sums up our experience there. The only thing going for this hotel is location...other than that my advice is STAY SOMEWHERE ELSE....But the park is SPECTACULAR
- Location: 5
- Cleanliness: 1
- Service: 2
BrianE1972 from: Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Jun, 10, 2022 Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2022 Rating: 5
Great staff and location
This was our third trip to Yellowstone but our first stay at the Lake Hotel. Staying in the hotel itself is very expensive, but the cabins were about the same price as other areas. The cabin was clean and comfortable, no issues. And staying in this area was so worth the money compared to the congestion in the old faithful area. It was much quieter and more relaxing. The only issue is the same in the rest of the park... limited food options. If you don't have dinner reservations, your only option is the snack bar at the general store, which is only open until 6. But we did make dinner reservations one night, and the food was very good. And the staff everywhere throughout the hotel was top notch, better than anywhere else in the park. Every staff member you passed asked if you needed anything. Will definitely stay here again if we come back.