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White Buffalo Hotel

1.5 of 5 Motel   |   236 Dunraven, West Yellowstone, MT MT 59758
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Pool not advertised as 4 feet deep, tiny, nothing to swim in, and not at all appropriate for small children. No internet access all evening. A wad of hair plugging the tub drain. Ancient television with poor reception. Old room, old wiring, no available plugs for recharging devices. No security on door leading to back parkng lot. Wide open. Outrageous... More

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Toronto, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for only 1 night and couldn't wait to get out at the earliest time the next morning at 7:00 am after breakfast. All 3 rooms we had were small relative to the price we paid: No Air Conditioning (not told by reception), just 2 fans and a Heater, No phone, No alarm clock, shower head didn't work (be... More

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RLB1954, Owner at White Buffalo Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks Jim for taking the time. Every review does help us learn. What I learned this time was, that once again, we shouldn't be so quick to try and help out. In this case this room was rented last minute by a small tour group. The rest of our property was full. The price of the room was about $100... More

North Salt Lake, Utah
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

July 2014 - Just got home from my first trip to Yellowstone and our stay there was great! My husband and I brought our 17 month old daughter along. Our room was clean as well as the rest of the interior and exterior of the hotel. Beds smelled fresh and the white beadspreads were spotless. Free breakfast was delicious with... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our stay. The hotel staff was friendly and very accommodating. The room was clean and very big. The location was perfect. We were there during the 4th of July weekend and had a great view of the fireworks from the park across the street. We were also walking distance to the Playmill theater which was a highlight... More

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Pella, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

I think the hotel strength lies in its location, next to the West Yellowstone park. Everything was fine but do not expect either something exceptional. I also really appreciated the location or the hotel which is quite central.

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RLB1954, Owner at White Buffalo Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review the hotel. We appreciate input and feedback. Good honest reviews are helpful to us in continuing to improve our guest experience. More

Salt Lake City, Utah
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

When we checked in they informed us that breakfast was for two, we would have to pay an extra $8.95 since she was over 12. Got into the room and there was no hot water. Called the front desk and they said they would check into it...2-1/2 hours later, still no hot water. Turned on the TV, it didn't work.... More

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RLB1954, Owner at White Buffalo Hotel, responded to this review

The hotel rates are based on "double occupancy". That means that the rate is for 2 people in one room. We have opted to not up-charge for additional people like many other hotels. If like those other hotels, we charged an additional $25 for guests over 2 in the room, then the breakfast could have been covered. The breakfast buffet... More

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41 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014 via mobile

The hotel is just outside of Yellowstone west gate. Very convenient to access the park. It has restaurants and supermarkets within walking distance in the town centre. Room was spacious and clean. No complaints NOTE: Shower faucet was tricky to know which way to turn to get hot water. It is just to the left or counterclockwise for hot water,... More

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RLB1954, Owner at White Buffalo Hotel, responded to this review

We are delighted that you stay was pleasant and hope your visit to Yellowstone National Park was memorable. We sincerely hope to see you again in the future. More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Enjoyed our stay at The White Buffalo Hotel. We had no problems with our room, the staff was very friendly and accommodating, and we will stay at this hotel again when in the area. Restaurants, shops, the IMAX, museum were within walking distance of this Hotel. In addition, Yellowstone park entrance was very near.

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RLB1954, Owner at White Buffalo Hotel, responded to this review

Its really great to hear from folks who enjoyed their stay with us. That after all is why we are here. As new owners, we will continue to remodel, improve and update the property as we are able. In case anyone is curious, this last year we updated and enclosed our guest-only family theater, remodeled our dining room, updated the... More

1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

You do not want to stay at this hotel you pay a fortune the room had hair in the bed, mold in the bathroom, wifi did not work it got over loaded so they say and the list goes on to much to mention. Worst hotel ever. you are better sleeping in your car

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RLB1954, Owner at White Buffalo Hotel, responded to this review

We are replacing all of the bathroom floors in the entire hotel with new tile. This guest happened to stay in a room that did have the old lino floors from the previous owners. It had been wet in the past and had deteriorated and was darkly water stained. We set our un-remodeled rooms aside and only make them available... More

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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013 via mobile

It was the worst motel that I have ever experienced. Besides its convenient location to the Park, I could not recall anything good about this place. The maintenance guy even challenged me that "Do you know what time is it? Why don't you change room? Why don't you...?" After three hours of waiting on "reboiling" hot-water and phone calls, I... More

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RLB1954, Owner at White Buffalo Hotel, responded to this review

On the night in question there was a power outage in town. We have a safety switch that shuts off gas to the boiler to prevent excess pressure build up and possible explosion. Our maintenance crew checks this situation every morning when they get in to reset the boiler. In this case we did not catch it in time to... More

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Address: 236 Dunraven, West Yellowstone, MT MT 59758
Location: United States > Montana > West Yellowstone
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1.5 star — White Buffalo Hotel 1.5*
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