I will first tell you the location is excellent, as it is only about 5 minutes to the Front entrance of Yellowstone National Park. The Visitor Centre is only a few minutes away from the Front entrance, and the service in their is excellent and very helpful. We actually used the free phone in their to book our Upper Loop day trip. The Hotel is very nice and clean looking on the outside, I took the suggestions of past travellers on this site and requested the newer section of the hotel before we arrived. Once we saw the old section we were really glad we did. The room itself was kept clean but their was an odour in it that set off our allergies. We think it was probably the carpet, it may have had mould, not sure but we tried to not stay in the room much except at sleep time and took Claritan. When we were out of the room we were not sick at all. We are not giving this hotel a low rating because overall I do think it was clean, and NO bugs at all, and nice people running it. They need to remove carpeting possibley and stick to vinyl. As for the restaurant the Trapper's it was a clean restaurant and an excellent breakfast. My daughter and I had a Free breakfast card for each day of our stay. They had few choices for the FREE breakast but we looked forward to it everyday, as it was really good and cut down our meal costs greatly. The best deal a person can get for this hotel is booking one year in advance, and you do not need to pay a year in advance either just secure it with a major credit card, we did this and only paid $100.00 a night rather than $ 150 to 250.00 some others were paying and complaining. We got points for staying at this hotel with a FREE Wyndham Rewards membership we ordered months before the trip. This room had a fridge and microwave. Previouse travellers said their was no fridge, but their was!
Another thing we did is went to the Wal-Mart in Bozeman, it was easy to find we asked a local. We bought alot of snacks, case of water( water is more expensive in Yellowstone) and if you look in the veggie section they had little snack trays with veggies, cheese and dip. We bought a few of those and a big bag of peaches(they were inexpensive and good). It saved us alot of money and we took only a few things back with us that we ate on the travel day back. My daughter and I froze some of the waters overnight in the freezer in our room everyday and put it in our little cooler bag we brought from home. It kept our food and drinks fresh and cold for the day. If you are on a tight budget the thing that saved the most money was bringing the small cooler bag and buying food and water at the Wal-Mart. We also didn't pay baggage fee's at the airport and brought less clothes and spent 1 hour washing what we had one night. The laundrymat was a couple of minutes away in West Yellowstone. When we ran out of food we bought things at the grocery store down the street from the hotel, it was healthier and less expensive than buying at the restaurants. Although we did buy subs from Subway because it was a healthy choice. You may contact with any questions.
Dawn & Lindsey Martin
Always tell them at booking they want to be in the "New" section only. The old section is...
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