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Painted Buffalo Inn
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   400 West Broadway, PO Box 2547, Jackson, WY 83001   |  
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Ranked #31 of 40 Hotels in Jackson
Miami Beach, Florida
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“We always put mom up here”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

Our home is kind of small and when my mom and siblings come for Thanksgiving we put them up here and its always a clean place, helpful staff, and the kids love this place because it has a pool!

no, its not Hilton, but its cheap, clean, safe, and good enough for my family.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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PBIManager, General Manager at Painted Buffalo Inn, responded to this review, April 18, 2013
It is great to hear that you and your family have experienced some memorable times at our hotel. Community is a very strong focus for us and we love to hear that we are doing something right from our local friends. We hope your family has the oportunity to stay with us again soon!
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Portland, Maine
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88 reviews 88 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

The Painted Buffalo is not fancy, but it is very clean, reasonably priced, and conveniently located. It's a great value if you are trying to keep costs down on a Jackson Hole ski trip. The bus to Teton Village stops right outside the hotel. The staff is courteous and friendly and is willing to go out of their way to provide the kind of information a traveler needs. They have these stuffed buffalo toys in the rooms and that is kind of cute. The continental breakfast in the lobby is nothing spectacular, but there is a great coffee and bagel place a couple of blocks away that is a good place to start the day. The Painted Buffalo a great value, and I would recommend it.

Room Tip: Upstairs rooms seem quieter.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 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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PBIManager, General Manager at Painted Buffalo Inn, responded to this review, April 18, 2013
We are excited you enjoyed your stay at the Painted Buffalo and even more excited that our staff was able to meet your expectations during your stay. We strive to provide a memorable experience for all our guests and it is great to hear that we succeeded in your case. We hope you have the chance to visit us again soon!
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Pocatello, Idaho
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11 hotel reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

The motel is quite outdated. Our room was clean and the price was right. It is located within walking distance to downtown. There are boardwalks around the exterior so you can hear people walking around outside. The pool was detached, but was in good condition. If I stay again, I will bring earplugs.

Room Tip: The parking is limited, so be prepared to walk to your room unless you ask for one with parking just...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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PBIManager, General Manager at Painted Buffalo Inn, responded to this review, April 18, 2013
Thank you for taking some time to leave your thoughts about our hotel. We are currently upgrading all our guestrooms and we hope you have an opportunity to visit our lovely town of Jackson and experience our newly renovated property soon.
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Tucson, Arizona, United States
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

We just got back from a ski trip in Jackson, Wyoming. Stayed four nights at the Painted Buffalo Inn in town, not far from the famous square. We can highly recommend the Painted Buffalo to folks who are devoted skiers looking for an affordable pleasant place to stay. The ski bus to the ski village stops in front! The continental breakfast is simple but very adequate, served in the small but well light space with a highly innovative table and bar arrangement. The hotel staff are very nice!! The rooms are pleasant, painted light and nicely decorated. TV reception and internet work! Rooms have a microwave and little fridge. There is a heated pool, but no jacuzzi. That is the only down side but the hot shower temp and pressure compensate for that! You are in walking distance from various eating places, manageable even in sub zero temps! Try the margaritas at el Abulelito across the street! What else does one need!

Room Tip: Don't really have a preference. Seems a quiet place.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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PBIManager, General Manager at Painted Buffalo Inn, responded to this review, April 18, 2013
We are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us at the Painted Buffalo Inn! Thank you for taking some time to share your thoughts. We certainly hope you have the opportunity to visit us again soon.
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Driggs, Idaho
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24 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

This is an affordable place to stay in town. The staff is friendly enough, and it is pet friendly with an additional fee. My only complaints were that the pool heater was not working, but there was no signage indicating this. Someone who didn’t know better could have jumped into a 65 degree pool (yes 65!) when we were already experiencing below 0 weather that weekend. Also, we would not have ventured over there at all w/our toddler, had we be told the pool heater was broken bc it was way too cold for him to handle. That would have been nice to avoid quite a meltdown. There are numerous other facilities in town w/a pool and we would have changed our accommodation or at the very least avoided the pool. I think this is the reason why it wasn’t mentioned when making a reservation or checking in though - to avoid cancellations.
They are also trying to sell stuffed animals by leaving a stuffed buffalo in each room. We didn’t have one, and I reported this so we wouldn’t be charged, but frankly I’m glad we didn’t have one in the room. I know it’s a nice sentiment w/higher end hotels if you have a turn down service (ie remove the animal off the bed). But frankly I find it a little gross that you have a stuffed animal that has been handed down from customer to customer, slept on by numerous people, perhaps played with by animals, dropped on the floor etc.) How do you clean and sanitize this from customer to customer if it isn’t bought?
Anyway, overall it’s a decently priced modest hotel located centrally between Broadway and Pearl w/easy access to restaurants etc.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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PBIManager, General Manager at Painted Buffalo Inn, responded to this review, April 18, 2013
Thank you so much for choosing to stay with us this winter and taking the time to leave us a review. We appreciate the feedback about the pool and we will look for better ways to communicate unexpected maintenance situations that may occur back to our guests. We apologize that you felt you were not given the correct information. We also appreciate your thoughts about the toy buffaloes. We find that the majority of our guests enjoy the buffaloes and are excited for the opportunity to purchase a small souvenir from Jackson in a convenient and inexpensive way, but we certainly like to hear all points of view. We hope you have the opportunity to visit us again in the future as our pool temperature is maintaining a comfortable 82 degrees!
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7 hotel reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012 via mobile

Don't let the front office deceive you, the motel itself is not that nice. The room looked and smelled old. There were stains on the walls from an unknown decade. There are other motels/cabins in town for the same money that are much, much, much nicer.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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PBIManager, General Manager at Painted Buffalo Inn, responded to this review, November 29, 2012
We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback. We take all comments and opinions seriously and we have great news! - We are in the process of upgrading all of our hotel rooms and we have every confidence that all the issues you mentioned in your review will be addressed. We are pleased to be able to implement this renovation and still offer a moderate and competitive rate for the Jackson market. We hope you have another chance to stay with us in the future.
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Worcestershire
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55 reviews 55 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Clean, comfortable, and very convenient location a short stroll into town. Breakfast was just ok, I wish they didnt use polystyrene cups and paper plates. If you have children, be warned that the cuddly toy buffalo on each bed is not a free gift and you may well feel obliged to buy one!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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PBIManager, General Manager at Painted Buffalo Inn, responded to this review, November 29, 2012
Thank you for taking some time to leave your thoughts about our property. We are glad to hear your stay was comfortable. Thank you for your comments about the cups and plates. We do try to find ways to lessen our carbon footprint but we are limited by supplier availability in Jackson. Other ways we are environmentally friendly though include our soap recycling program, our linen conservation programs and our energy saving lights. In the future we will continue to expand our "Green" policies. Thanks again for staying with us and we look forward to hosting you again.
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Address: 400 West Broadway, PO Box 2547, Jackson, WY 83001
Location: United States > Wyoming > Jackson Hole > Jackson
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Spa Hotel in Jackson
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Painted Buffalo Inn 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
137 room hotel only three short blocks from the historic town square. Indoor pool, continental breakfast, pets welcome and kids stay free. ... more   less 
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