I don't understand the terrible reviews.And frankly, the first time I stayed here, I was put off by the reviews, but the price of a room here sucked me in and I'm glad I gave it a chance! I'm somewha... more
I don't understand the terrible reviews.And frankly, the first time I stayed here, I was put off by the reviews, but the price of a room here sucked me in and I'm glad I gave it a chance! I'm somewhat of a picky person and I don't hand out 5 star reviews much, but I'm giving this place one. Here's why:
Obviously, this place isn't the nicest hotel I've ever stayed in. I've now stayed here twice this summer and enjoyed each stay. The rooms are large and clean, good water pressure in the bathroom, they're pet friendly, I love the staff - from the front desk to the staff in the lounge and restaurant, they're all great!
Yes, it's a little dated. The hallways are a complete maze with an odd room numbering system that I can't seem to figure out - I got lost more than one time! The fitness center needs some work - the two treadmills do NOT work - and I've tried to use them on two separate stays (once in July, and now in Sept). Please fix! Cuz I'll be back.
I ate in the lounge on both of my trips. There's just somethin' about. You walk in, and they've got Sturgill Simpson blasting on the jukebox, bunch of locals at the bar, a few tourists at the tables, and everyone looks like they're having fun. It's dingy and dark and a little shady - it's exactly what I'd expect from a Gillette, Wyoming bar! CLASSIC! I love it! Plus the food is good - Mushroom Swiss burger is to die for.
Breakfast isn't free. But it's GOOD. So eat there. Honestly, I'd rather pay for the breakfast and get decent food, than eat a stale bagel, questionable fruit and powdered eggs from your typical free hotel breakfast.
This place is authentic, classic Wyoming, and ya gotta eat in bar and/or restaurant.
I'm glad that Gillette is a good stopping point for my trips out west from Minnesota. I'll definitely be back less