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White Buffalo Hotel

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
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Gurnee, Illinois
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I stopped here on a road trip. Of course we got to Yellowstone late in the day and all of the hotels were booked solid except for here and one other hotel. When we called, the nice girl that answered the phone reserved our room for us. We thought the price was ridiculous, but being a newbie... More 

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Mitchell, South Dakota
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Front desk said the pool and hot tub were being worked on. Looking at them it was obvious they had been not working for a long long time. The hot tub was partially filled and had green stuff growing in it.

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Los Angeles, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family of five was on the Tours 4 Fun trip. On 7/12/15, day 3 of our tour, we stayed at the White Buffalo. My family was astonished to fine the old box TV with poor reception. My 15 and 16 year olds and myself found the rooms and pool needing to be cleaned. The overall cleanliness and hygiene standards... More 

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

Thanks for the review. Just so any readers will know the facts, the pool cleaned daily and mother nature blows some dirt and leaves into the bool daily as well. Yes some of the rooms have older TVs. They are being replaced as they die cease to function. Unfortunately the satellite TV service is not always as great as we'd... More 

Ridgeland, Mississippi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We needed a place to stay in West Yellowstone and we were very grateful that the White Buffalo had a room available. The hotel is dated but clean. I do wish that the curtains were blackout. The breakfast was great and the fresh cinnamon rolls were very tasty. I would stay here again.

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

Thanks for taking the time to review the hotel. I am always interested to hear opinions, whether I agree with them or not. In this case I agree that the cinnamon rolls are very tasty. As for "dated", I'd prefer "classic" but recognize that the configuration of the hotel and huge rooms were from a design in the past. Of... More 

Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We had one of the remodeled rooms in front. Almost everything is new. 2 queen room was very large and airy. Room enough for two roll aways. West Yell. IS expensive. $150 and up common. The breakfast buffet is commendable and makes the White Buffalo a bargain in this town. Neither of the 2 kinds of scrambled eggs were runny.... More 

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

You said so many nice things some people think you might be my relative. I guess if you go back enough generations we are all kinfolk. Still, I appreciate your review. Comments that help other guests understand our property are always welcome. We hope that if your travels take you to West Yellowstone again that you give us the honor... More 

Colome, SD
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The room was huge, probably the biggest room I've ever seen...and I do think it was clean enough. The beds were super uncomfortable, tv was the old style with a tiny screen and weighs about 100 pounds...lol. They do offer a full breakfast buffet but honestly, I would go to a restaurant as everything was bland and runny. The front... More 

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

Thanks for your review. I was sorry to hear that the breakfast buffet was not up to your standards. Usually we get great reviews for the breakfast. I was also glad for you to note the cleanliness of the property, the large rooms and the fact that we were $70.00 a night cheaper than anywhere else you could find in... More 

Boulder, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

I will probably chose some other hotel over this if I am not cash pressed. The stay was barely OK. The hotel was clean enough for an OK stay. There was a paid breakfast buffet which was average too. I visited in summer 2010.

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

Thanks for the review. This guest must have a very good memory. I can't even remember what I had for breakfast this morning let alone an overnight stay from a vacation five years ago. In any case, at the time of this guests stayed at the property it was under different ownership and we have made well over $100,000 in... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

Never.Again!The place smells like moth balls, the bath and shower had no water, the water in the faucet smelled foul, the toilet wasn't screwed down all the way, and it was like stepping into the 70's. We almost packed up and went elsewhere!

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RLB1954, General Manager at White Buffalo Hotel, responded to this review

I am always appreciative of people who write reviews, good or bad. This allows us to solve problems we would not have otherwise known about. Some reviews, however; do not make sense. Unfortunately, you did not take time to inform the front desk about your concerns. I will never understand why people stay in rooms they do not like only... More 

Hobart, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

The location of this hotel gives a quiet and sound night, the design of the front door and reception are unique and nice, most importantly the room is clean, although the overall use of colour and design in the room seem a bit old, but still a good experience for us.

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Missoula, Montana
2 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

The clerk at check-in said that with our $150+ room we'd get a hot buffet in the morning. Next morning a different clerk says no, they don't do food this time of year. Not even watered-down coffee in the lobby. Small things added up to aggravations I'd ignore with a cheaper room: several electrical plate covers were broken; soap/shampoo dispensers... More 

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