by Amanda Norcross
Planning a vacation to Yellowstone National Park? Be sure to spend a day or two in Cody, Wyoming—founded by William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody—for an authentic experience in the Old West.
Cody, Wyoming, offers several family-friendly hotels, and among our favorites is the Holiday Inn Cody at Buffalo Bill Village. Managed by the friendly Blair Family (who also manages the Comfort Inn at Buffalo Bill Village next door and several other hotels in the area), this hotel offers spacious guestrooms with free Wi-Fi, an onsite restaurant and bar, an outdoor swimming pool, onsite convenience store, fitness center and complimentary shuttle service to and from Yellowstone Regional Airport (just five minutes away). It’s also located within easy walking distance of all the shops and restaurants in downtown Cody.
Our Editor Loves
- Outdoor swimming pool
- Complimentary airport shuttle
- Location within walking distance of downtown
- Connecting Rooms
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
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The hotel offers 185 guestrooms, plus one suite with a full kitchenette. All guestrooms have flat-screen TVs, mini-fridges, microwaves, coffeemakers, safes, irons and ironing boards, hairdryers, and free Wi-Fi. Cribs and rollaway beds are available upon request. Guestrooms offer one king bed or two queen beds, and most have showers only.
by Lianne Y
Loved the wooden lodges - rabbits sitting out front in the grass as the sun went down. Comfy beds & ceiling fans that kept you cool. Breakfast for 15 dollars - had to queue to be seated. Short walk into village - plenty of restaurants & nice shops to browse in. Saw some small groups of deer down one of the side streets in the early evening.
This is a decent hotel, but pretty generic. Standard Holiday Inn issue.
The rooms look like they were renovated recently, and the bathroom was nice (the shower was actually great). One bonus: there were electrical and USB outlets everywhere. It would easily accommodate the needs of 3 or 4 people in the room.
The restaurant was also decent, but nothing special. The food was fair: edible, maybe enjoyable, but not memorable). The plus was attentive service.
They are an easy walk to stores, but you’d probably need to drive to get to Buffalo Bill Museum.
The hotel has a heated, outdoor pool that's open seasonally, May to September. It's the perfect place to relax after a day exploring Cody and/or Yellowstone National Park! Shaded tables and chaise loungers are available.
The onsite restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. We highly recommend the breakfast buffet, which includes made-to-order omelettes and waffles, French toast sticks, eggs, oatmeal, bacon, sausage, biscuits, oatmeal, fruit, pastries—you name it.
QT's is open 6:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5 to 8 p.m. daily.
Planning & Tips
All About the Extras
Free parking is available onsite.
- Business Center
Print your attraction tickets or boarding passes at the onsite business center.
- Fitness Center
The hotel has a small fitness center with cardio machines and free weights.
- Welcome Reception
A complimentary welcome reception is hosted in the summer months.
- Convenience Store
Located next to the lobby is a small area where you can purchase snacks, beverages and miscellaneous toiletries.
The Best Time to Visit
The best time to visit Cody is during the 4th of July, when the Cody Stampede Rodeo takes place. If you want to (mostly) avoid the crowds in Cody and Yellowstone National Park, we suggest a mid-June visit or a trip in September or October.
If you're coming to Cody, you're going to Yellowstone and will most definitely want your own vehicle for exploring. However, the hotel also provides a complimentary shuttle to and from Yellowstone Regional Airport, just five minutes away. If you need the shuttle, just ask a staff member at the front desk and a driver will pick you up within a few minutes. If departing for an early-morning flight, let the staff know about your departure the night prior.
You can easily walk to the shops and restaurants in Cody, but will need a vehicle to get to attractions outside of the downtown area, such as the Buffalo Bill Museum of the West and Old Trail Town.
Enjoy a nightcap at the Bottoms Up Lounge, located inside QT's Restaurant.