At the risk of repeating what everyone else already knows the Old Faithful Inn is full of character,
The lobby is very impressive and both registering and dropping off bags was no problem in September as the entrance had plenty of space but parking at the Inn was a problem as there just are not enough spaces even in September so I hate to think what it is like in Summer.
When we said we didn't need help with the bags they directed us to our rooms in the old part of the Inn up two flights of stairs and along a long corridor - I believe they have lifts but we didn't find them. The rooms, in the old section have ample space but surprisingly thin walls and sharing a bathroom really is not great especially the state I found one of the toilets early one morning which was really off putting. We had the buffet both for breakfast and again at supper and both meals in the dining room were good but incredibly filling and quite expensive that said you do get a lot for your money.
I think the biggest bonus was being able to get up before dawn and go and watch the geysers go off before you stopped for breakfast as the lighting at that time of the morning really made for great photo opportunities; we were really lucky as Old Faithful, Lion and Grand Geysers all went off within about 45 minutes of each other which was fantastic.
Would I recommend staying at the hotel to others YES no question but you need to book really early (like 24 months in advance) and try to get a room with a bath as I cant recommend sharing. Would I go back another time definitely, I have stayed both in and out of this park and I have to say the Old Faithful inn has to be my favourite.
- Also Known As:
- Old Faithful Hotel Yellowstone National Park
- Old Faithful Inn Yellowstone
- Old Faithful Wyoming