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“Good location and solid basics save breakfast” 4 of 5 stars
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BEST WESTERN Desert Inn
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   133 North Canyon Street, US 20, 191 & 287, West Yellowstone, MT 59758   |  
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“Good location and solid basics save breakfast”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

The hotel is in perfectly located in the middle of town so you can stroll to restaurants, etc. The staff are great. The room was large and properly cleaned. Breakfast is served in a tiny area that is is crowded under good circumstances. Breakfast fare is dreary with too many items that seem synthetic in nature if you are brave enough to sample.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012 via mobile

Great location! Room was fairly large & clean. The beds were comfortable and the linens were lovely. Very nice & quiet, breakfast included. Good indoor pool, and lots of parking. All shops and restaurants are within easy walking distance. Would not hesitate to stay again and recommend to others. Not a prolific review but to the point.

Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

Recently returned from a visit to Yellowstone. Decided to enter the park from the West Gate. West Yellowstone is quaint but definitely makes their money off of tourists while it can. This BW was just down the street from the gate, perfect location for visiting the park. The room was good size, clean, and other than a light bulb going out, in working order. (My hubby thought the pillows were too puffy, but that is a preference thing.)The breakfast provided was typical, nothing spectacular but good enough to start your day. We found the restaurants in the area are on the high side so having the free breakfast helps compensate for dinner later. I would definitely stay there again in the future. HOWEVER - BE PREPARED, this hotel as well as most of them in the area, host BUS LOADS of tourists, so try to hit breakfast before or after buses are loading.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

We decided to enter the park through West Yellowstone as it suited best our road trip plan. The little town is a nice tourist place but it has not much to offer. We booked the Best Western Desert Inn as it was the only one available for our dates and, even if we were not overall disappointed, the price we paid (almost 200 dollars for one night) is definitevely too steep for what the place really offers. it is definitively overpriced. I would also like to point out that even if they say they offer free wifi, that's not the case as it is basically impossible to connect at all.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012 via mobile

We made our reservation from the car, and were pleasantly surprised at what we got. Our room was clean, and adequately appointed. Even the bed was comfortable! Location was convenient to great local resteraunts, almost directly across the street. Breakfast was better than we expected, and enjoyable. We returned 5 days later, and were happy with our choice.

Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Right on the main drag of West Yellowstone within very easy walking distance of restaurants, bars and shops. Typical Best Western - clean, large rooms, cable TV, coffeemaker, small fridge. Stayed only one night with efficient check in and out in spite of lots of guests. Breakfast is great - hot eggs, meat, biscuits and all the cold stuff. Our room was quiet and faced the back parking lot. Good alternative if you can't get lodging in the park.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

The rooms were clean and very comfortable. The staff is very helpful. Breakfast is served and its pretty good. Make sure you book in advance. It gets so crowded that it's hard to find a room. It was a little bit pricey. I would stay there again.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Also Known As:
Best Western Desert Hotel West Yellowstone
Best Western Desert Hotel
Best Western West Yellowstone
West Yellowstone Best Western
Address: 133 North Canyon Street, US 20, 191 & 287, West Yellowstone, MT 59758
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Location: United States > Montana > West Yellowstone
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#5 Family Hotel in West Yellowstone
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN Desert Inn 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Three-story Hotel built on the site of original hotel, located within 2 blocks of west entrance to Yellowstone Nat'l Park. ... more   less 
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