West Yellowstone, in southern Montana, is a gateway town to the grand Yellowstone National Park. Everything is located within walking distance, but many hotels in West Yellowstone are located very near the park’s West Entrance. Al’s Westward Ho Motel, Kelly Inn West Yellowstone, WorldMark West Yellowstone, and Gray Wolf Inn & Suites are all either 1-2 blocks away from it.
West Yellowstone is packed with activities both during summer and winter. In the cold months, snowmobile tours are quite popular, while in the summer, private bus tours around Yellow Stone Park take place on a daily basis. Check with your hotel in advance as many either organize the tours themselves or can offer discounts through their partnerships with the local tour agencies.
The Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center in town offers visitors a chance to get close to wolves and bears, and it is a main attraction in West Yellowstone. Right adjacent to it is the two-star Gray Wolf Inn & Suites, which features an indoor heated pool, hot tub, and sauna, as well as a tennis court.
Most restaurants are located on the south side of North Canyon Street, as well as along its perpendicular Madison Avenue. Brandin’ Iron Inn, Best Western Desert Inn, The Historic Madison Hotel Mote, and Al’s Westward Ho Motel are all just steps away from some of West Yellowstone’s best restaurants, such as Las Palmitas and The Slippery Otter Pub.
Inside the Holiday Inn West Yellowstone is the Oregon Shortline 1903 Railroad Car, a carefully-restored railroad car that used to belong to the Vice-President of the Union Pacific Railroad. Holiday Inn offers self-guided tours there on a daily basis, after which you can head to the hotel’s Branch Restaurant and Bar for some local food and beverages.
What is the best place to stay for a romantic trip?
Explorer Cabins at Yellowstone is the perfect place for a couple. You’ll have the comfort and privacy of a home, but the perks of a hotel. Each cabin has TV, private bathroom, and a fully-equipped kitchenette, and the front porch features a seating area and a community fire pit to cook S’mores. It also has the advantage of being just minutes away from the park’s entrance.
What are the best places for budget travelers?
Travelers visiting West Yellowstone and the park on a shoestring need not to worry, as there are affordable accommodation options in town, such as: Moose Creek Inn, Evergreen Motel, and Brandin’ Iron Inn, with the latter also allowing pets.
What is the hotel with the best perks/amenities in West Yellowstone?
Yellowstone Park Hotel is widely considered one of the best hotels in West Yellowstone. It boasts an indoor heated pool and a hot tub, a fitness center, free parking, on-site laundry service, and family rooms, among many other perks. It’s just three blocks away from the park’s West Entrance, and less than an hour drive to the lower geyser basin and Old Faithful in Yellowstone Park.
Which hotels offer bike rental service?
In the summer, many travelers take advantage of the good weather to rent a bike and explore the park on two wheels. If you’re a cyclist (or even an amateur), you’ll be glad to know that Holiday Inn West Yellowstone and Yellowstone Park Hotel offer complimentary bike rentals during the summer months. Guests at the Explorer Cabins at Yellowstone can also head to the Yellowstone Park Hotel to request their bicycles.