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“Not perfect but damn good!” 4 of 5 stars
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Elk Refuge Inn
1755 N Hwy 89, Po Box 12769, Jackson, WY 83001   |  
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Ranked #28 of 40 Hotels in Jackson
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“Not perfect but damn good!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013 via mobile

Facing the Elk Refuge, this place has location location location away from the crowds. Very clean with comfortable beds, I would come back in a heartbeat !

Is the motel older? Yes. Are there imperfections in the paint? Yes. Is there a stain in the linoleum in the bathroom and a couple of stains in the carpet ? Yes. So, if you are looking for downtown amenities, perfection (and price!) this inn is not for you.

If you want clean, comfortable and not fussy, the Elk Refuge Inn is for you!

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

This hotel is located just north of the town of Jackson overlooking the National Elk Refuge. It has a nice "Out of town" feel to it and a pleasant view of the refuge and mountains across the road. The room was very clean and well maintained. A complaint about an alarm clock left on in the next room was immediately attended to by the front desk.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Saint Petersburg, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Saw a couple negative remarks but more positive. My photo buddy recommended the Elk as they had stayed there for a couple photo trips to the Tetons. We arrived and were plesantly surprised. Our room was big, two king beds plus a nice comfy couch, fridge, microwave, huge bathroom. The room is amazingly quiet. Gourmet coffe and monster muffins in the morning. The Staff we encountered Lisa, Laura, John who is the resident manager were so helpful. We couldn't have asked for nicer service. We loved it and will probably book again!

Room Tip: We were in a deluxe patio room. Actually Room #101 Huge room that would probably sleep 6. The room...
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  • Stayed September 2012, 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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Tomahawk, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

We liked everything about our room here except the carpet. The bath and kitchenette and the flooring in those areas appear to have been renovated and were very clean. The bed was comfortable and it was quiet there in spite of being on one of the main roads into Jackson. We slept well. The carpet, however, is very stained and detracts from everything else. It should be replaced. The view of the valley and mountain is very appealing. Other than the carpet, we enjoyed our overnight stay.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

We arrive late in the night from the airport , from new york by S.L.C. The girl at the reception is very kind, but Dave, a guest, is special: my children and my husband listened his stories, what was going on at jackson and in the parks around us. The room was cool, soft and fresh smelling beds, the bathroom large and clean, with orange fragance soap, and infrared light for relaxing shower. The Continental breakfast was rich, but the atmophere was still better! My children think that the E.R.I. was the best location in our trip, better than the others we had been in yellostone and grand teton parks

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

We stay in Jackson at least once a year and always thought it would be nice to stay by the Refuge. Our stay was not pleasant. We paid 170.00 a night in advance with no cancellation policy. The room was old but clean, the a/c would not stay consistant on temp. We waited over 10 minuties for someone to come and check us in. We both work on the road so the internet is essential and they said they had internet which they did but you could not get full access either thru wireless or ethernet cable. We called the front desk and got a "turn it off and on, I don't know" and that was the extent of it. So we spent three hours in town at a coffee shop to get our work done. When we meantioned this to the front desk at check out she said if we had problems they could of had us stay at their hotel in town. That would of been nice to know when we called the night before instead of being brushed off! Won't be staying here again.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

I stayed at this hotel in Aug 2012 and paid $140.40 for 1 night - the carpet was badly stained. The bathroom was filthy- mould on the floor and on the shower. The baseboards were all rotten. The caulking was had all come out from the side of the shower. When I told them at reception all they said was, Oh I guess well put your registration form on this pile- of not satisfied! Working in the hotel business myself, I could not believe the attitude. I would definately NOT recomend staying here, there are plenty mor hotels all within a 2 miles drive.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1755 N Hwy 89, Po Box 12769, Jackson, WY 83001
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Location: United States > Wyoming > Jackson Hole > Jackson
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #28 of 40 Hotels in Jackson
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Elk Refuge Inn is a wonderful, economical choice for the traveler looking for a quiet, scenic and affordable stay in Jackson, Wyoming. Just 1 mile from downtown and overlooking the National Elk Refuge, the Elk Refuge Inn provides great views, great service, and convenience all at a reasonable cost. Perfect for those looking for all that Jackson has to offer! ... more   less 
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