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“Ahhhhhhhh!” 5 of 5 stars
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14 Park Street, Gardiner, MT 59030   |  
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Ranked #4 of 8 Hotels in Gardiner
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Ahhhhhhhh!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2010

After a nightmare of a stay my first night at a different hotel The Yellowstone River Motel made the balance of my stay quite pleasurable. Room was clean, staff were accomadating to special needs and made my dog feel welcomed. Although they have a 10.00 (one time charge) policy they did not make me pay it when I left. Will surely stay there again and rates were reasonable. Thank you.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Billings, Mt
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2010

I would like to say to anyone traveling to Yellowstone Park to get reservations way ahead of time. Sorry the guy from Australia had a bad experience. But MOST of the motels in and around the park are booked many, many months in advance. I have stayed at Yellowstone River Motel many times. Only had a problem once and that was when my boss called and said I need you to go to Gardiner day after tomorrow. OK!! My friend went with me and we decided that we did not need to call ahead. WRONG! We got there =no vacancy in most places=-convention. Only place in town was Jim Bridger and they only had two rooms. This is a wonderful place to stay. Deer and other animals graze across the road--Interesting to watch. It is also quiet, out of the main NOISE of the town. This review is based on all of the times I have stayed here.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Malverne, New York
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4 hotel reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2010

Across street from Yellowstone NP entrance, was clean & adequate. We stayed in a "family unit" with a well-supplied kitchen, even condiments were included! Saw an Osprey catch a fish in the river from the patio -- very cool.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Seattle
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14 hotel reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2010

Stayed in Gardiner due to excursions planned for North Yellowstone area. Last minute plans, but Bill was very cordial and was able to book 2 rooms for 3 nights. Stayed in the new section of the Motel - extremely clean both inside and out, great staff (maid service and front office), all necessary amenities, quiet, good A/C. Highly recommend the Raven restaurant for dinner (1 block away). Probably the best value in Gardiner.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2010

We liked the fact being near the North Loop of the park. Patio are in back was real nice to enjoy the view of the mountains and the yellowstone river. Grills were available which we used and service was pretty good. Rooms were real nice. Small bathroom but thats ok with all the room for beds, tables etc. If you don't want to stay in the Park this is a nice place, and price was pretty good too. Office is only open for certain times but that was not a bother to us. They had Wi-Fi which was nice but to watch the News you got either LA or NY and not like Butte or Billings. Easy walk to places on that side of the river like restaurants, and a gas station that opened at 5:30 AM and closed at 11PM. Parking was kind of a pain but we were able to get a spot in front of our room.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cincinnati, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2010

During our four day trip to Yellowstone national park, we stayed each night at different locations just to avoid travelling within park. Out of 3 nights 2 nights we stayed within park and we didn't get accommodation for a night in mammoth hot spring area, thats when I decided to book a room outside park and went for yellow stone river motel. It was my first stay in a motel but I was amazed by the room it was much better than any of hotels in city for the cost we paid. It had comfortable bed, fridge, microwave and TV since microwave,fridge weren't available within park cabins we used them to fullest and enjoyed food we cooked in room. Apart from all its amenities it is located just 5 miles from park's north entrance.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2010

With the North entrance to Yellowstone NP less than 1 km away, this is a great base from which to explore the northern half of the park. The rooms are a good size with adequate bathroom facilities. The staff are friendly and helpful, the rooms, staircases and communal areas were cleaned daily. There are plenty of restaurants and bars within easy walking distance, try the Two bit and Raven Grill.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Yellowstone River Motel

Address: 14 Park Street, Gardiner, MT 59030
Location: United States > Montana > Gardiner
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 8 Hotels in Gardiner
Number of rooms: 38
Also Known As:
Yellowstone River Hotel Gardiner

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