by Kristin Franks
Lake Yellowstone Hotel & Cabins are located on the shore of Yellowstone Lake, offering families guestrooms and suites as well as frontier cabins, which are situated behind the hotel. The hotel features colonial-style rooms and suites varying in size to accommodate all. The frontier cabins are simple duplexes providing basic accommodations, and are also in an active area for lots of wildlife including bison. For on-site dining guests can head to the Yellowstone Hotel dining room, or the hotel’s deli. The Yellowstone Hotel & Cabins are open from mid-May through September.
Our Editor Loves
- On-site dining
- Lodging options at the hotel or frontier cabins
- Active area for wildlife and quiet location in Yellowstone National Park
Quiet disappointing. It was one of the more moderate priced hotels in Yellowstone but it was still more than double priced for something off property. We stayed in the Sandpiper section of the hotel which was quiet and clean. But we were on top floor and we were never told that there is no elevator. We were not handicapped so the hotel told us that we would have to live with it even though they were not full. I have had 3 back surgeries so lugging suitcases up stairs is not fun. The room itself was ok, it tried to be quaint but fell a little short. No A/C, OLD heater, no TV and no WiFi. Not all the furniture matched and the bathroom sink was in the bedroom. The shower barely leaked out any water and the pipes whistled and groaned when in use. The hotel provided decent quality soap/shampoo but the soap was out and was not refilled even by the 2nd night. We are the lunch buffet the first day and was very disappointed in the selection and quality. We were told this was the only place to eat nearby even though the hotel also has a deli that served better food at a better price.
The hotel has a lot of potential but is overpriced for what you get. With no TV/WiFi and no AC you would think the price would be more reasonable. The poor food and service was just a slap in the face. There was a large number of people visiting from other countries and I hate to think that this is what they think of our country’s hotels.
Back again, I was here 35 years ago. Great old hotel with a lot of history. No tv, internet, or air conditioning. Wish they could ban cell phones too! Great relaxing area looking out to Lake Yellowstone. Good dining and bar. Entertainment frequently. Wildlife abounds. Go here and relax!