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Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel & Cabins
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1 Grand Loop, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190   |  
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“Enjoyed our stay in Western Cabin”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2011

Clean, modern amenities and helpful room service staff. Very spacious for a family of 4 and great view from our large sliding glass door. Central location inside park and close to Yellowstone Canyon. We enjoyed our stay here.
Be aware of mosquitoes in the park and carry some DEET.
Food options inside the park could be better, but not related to Cabin. Food options managed by Xanterra which also manages the lodges and cabins. Very few non-meaty entrees. Few fish entrees.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2011

When you are invading nature (read: National Parks), you do need to go back to basic. No TV, no WiFi, no telephone, no AC. A delight!
Don't get me wrong, I like TV, I love WiFi, I like telephone and I love AC. But not in a National Park. If I wanted this I would stay outside the National Park.
We stayed in a Frontier Cabin and loved it. It was very clean and bright. The beds are very comfortable. The windows have netting, so you can open them, but insects stay out :-) The bathroom has a toilet and a shower, also very clean.

The surrounding area of the cabins are taken over by prairie dogs. They are not scared of humans and are very nosy and cheeky. Don't let you door open when you sit on the porch, because they will come in and have a look around. Don't leave any food on the porch, it will be gone before you know it. Just relax on the porch and enjoy the prairie dogs. They are very playful and enjoyable to watch. Don't be scared of them, they don't bite, if you don't disturb them.
And you have Elk :-) They graze on the grass and play with each other. But be carefull. It is wildlife.

When we come back to Yellowstone, we will defenitely stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2011

The cabins were rustic but had the necessities -- bathrooms, hairdryer, coffee maker, etc. The location is ideal, right in the middle of the Park. Trails to the Canyon. Kids didn't love that there wasn't TV but parents did! Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2011

Cabin was fun, wildlife everywhere. Easy drive to varies spots in the park, the porch was nice to hang out on and the location near the hot springs was an advantage, as we did not have to park, we walked to them.

The biggest surprise was the dining hall! We expected the worst and were very surprised by the quality and the staff. We had high quality food, buffalo of course, with a view of the roaming elk. Nice bar, good breakfast and 2 dinners. Our waitress Sara was beyond pleasant and even remembered us from the previous day.

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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2011

The Canyon area is an ideal location to base yourself for seeing the eastside of the park. But I was shocked to see how poorly maintained it was given the pretty high price of the frontier cabin (cheap compared to other Canyon area cabins but still very expensive compared to other hotels).

The paint on the outside was peeling terribly. We could not open our door with the key we had. It turned out the trick was to turn the key very hard or else it wouldn't unlock. The first park staff that tried to help us couldn't figure that trick out either so we had to wait for the second staff member to teach us the trick. The insides look very plain and outdated. The walls were very thin so you can't be too loud or you will wake the neighbors (or they will wake you).

That said, the place was pretty clean and was warm enough when you turn up the heat. So with it's ideal location, I might consider staying there again if I went back to Yellowstone though I'd be moping about the high cost for such a crappy cabin the whole time.

I'd probably try the lodges by yellowstone lake first though. It's nice to be in Hayden Valley during the morning and evening hours anyway to see the wildlife so staying in the Lake area means I could drive through the Valley during those peaks while I saw the Canyon area during the middle of the day. The lake area is farther from Lamar Valley than I would prefer but I much preferred Hayden Valley over Lamar anyway. There were way more people within Hayden Valley during my trip than at Lamar (which makes sense since Lamar is more out of the way). It is very hard to spot wildlife sometimes in these valleys as the wildlife is often pretty far away. The more people in the valley, the more people there to help you find wildlife (I would not have seen any animals at all besides bison and elk had it not been for others).

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Edgewater, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2011

We stayed in a cabin with a private bath and two double beds. It was cozy. The shower only had a stream of water coming out so we advised the staff and within a half hour they changed out the shower head and it worked perfectly. The staff was friendly and helpful. Canyon Lodge and Cabins are located in the central area of Yellowstone National Park. There were Snowshoe rabbits playing just outside of our cabin door. The view from our cabin was woods and lots of pine trees. We stayed at Mammoth and Lake Lodge, but Canyon was our favorite. Highly recommend Canyon Lodge and Cabins.

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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2011

There are few other motels in this world where you'll find a buffalo grazing on your front lawn. Although the Canyon Lodge Cabins are probably the least romantic facility in the Park, they do provide comfortable accommodations with private bath facilities at a low price. The central location at the junction of the upper and lower park road rings makes it easy to get to nearly any part of the Park. My room had a comfortable queen bed with a smallish bathroom and shower. There was a picnic table and a small patio for enjoying the outdoors. Heating worked well to deal with the cool night-time air. The nearby Canyon Lodge had a surprisingly good restaurant which served me a nicely done prime rib and a good breakfast buffet. Although much of the park is not covered I was able to get an acceptable cellular telephone and data signal from AT&T at the Lodge and in my cabin. Recommended, but I'd spring for the nearby Lake Hotel if you can afford the price.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1 Grand Loop, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190
Location: United States > Wyoming > Yellowstone National Park
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Yellowstone National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel & Cabins 3*
Number of rooms: 257
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