Our three night stay at this Best Western really exceeded our expectations. We like Best Western accommodations because of their high levels of cleanliness and value. They generally have comfortable rooms and beds, nice extras like a refrigerator and microwave in the room, free Wi-Fi, and include a hot breakfast. This location was no exception.
Like others have commented, the hospitality here was outstanding! Very friendly service at the front desk and at the morning breakfast buffet. The front desk made recommendations for restaurants and even had menus handy. They also gave us a map of the local area which was very helpful. We had an early start each day, so the 6am breakfast worked perfectly with our plans. By visiting in late September, and leaving at the crack of dawn, you definitely beat the crowds in Yellowstone.
This hotel is very conveniently located in town, near popular restaurants and shops. We easily walked to dinner each evening. We enjoyed Bullwinkles, Pete's Rocky Mountain Pizza & Pasta, and The Firehole BBQ Co., all within a 5 minute walk. Gas stations are also right across the street, and are very reasonably priced as compared to the park.
We chose accommodations in West Yellowstone because the hotels were updated, looked more comfortable and were less expensive than those in the park. All of the hotels in West Yellowstone are expensive because of their proximity to the park, and the limited tourist season. This hotel was reasonably priced compared to many others, and much cheaper than staying in the park. If you book early you are more likely to get a lower rate. We booked about 9 months out.
Since we left early each day, were had no trouble making up the driving difference by not staying in the park. We also saw several elk each day in the mornings and on our way back to the hotel in the West Yellowstone area, not far from the park entrance. No need for binoculars, they were right near the road!
If you are considering a visit to Yellowstone, we highly recommend this Best Western location. It was a perfect stay for our fantastic Yellowstone vacation. less