It's cookie-cutter, but in a good way!
22/09/2016 GrannyGear24, New York City, New York
After "slumming" it for several nights in subpar lodgings inside Yellowstone with no TV or WiFi, checking into a Best Western felt like checking into the Waldorf Astoria. Okay, so that might be colori... more
After "slumming" it for several nights in subpar lodgings inside Yellowstone with no TV or WiFi, checking into a Best Western felt like checking into the Waldorf Astoria. Okay, so that might be coloring my judgment a bit on this review. I know many people like to diss cookie-cutter chain hotels, but there are simply times when you really appreciate the consistency and reliability of clean rooms, linens and bathrooms offered by a chain. Everything in the room worked, and there's free in-room WiFi in addition to the TV. The lodgings inside national parks say they want you to enjoy nature and that you shouldn't be distracted by the TV or your devices. Sounds great, but in reality you're not exactly out enjoying nature during those hours after nightfall when it's still too early to go to bed. You can only read or converse with your family so much. Sometimes you just want to veg on the bed and watch Law & Order reruns.
There's also a coin-operated laundry room on the property at a very reasonable price, so it was a relief to get some clothes washed. Breakfast is included and in a restaurant next to the hotel. The buffet selection is pretty varied, everything from artery-clogging biscuits & gravy to hot oatmeal and fresh fruit. The staff was very helpful and friendly. The room rate is on the steep side, but still less expensive than inside the park. less