My wife & I stayed at Dunraven Lodge (416) for five nights 19 – 23 June 2011 and I can only echo the review of most of the previous comments. The room is large, clean, bright and functional with a nice bathroom with a bath and shower, 2 queen beds and a small table and chairs by the window. No TV and a one-cup coffee/tea machine.
I booked Canyon Lodge 6 months in advance and I am glad we chose Canyon as it is the most central accommodation in Yellowstone, only a few minutes drive to the Grand Canyon. A few weeks before we arrived I rang Xanterra to request Dunraven Lodge and also ask for a top floor room (I know these requests are not guaranteed, but I thought I would try). When we arrived to check in we were allocated a room in Cascade! When we got to the room it was next door to the ice & drinks machine which we didn’t want, it was noisy. So I returned to the check in desk and asked for a move, the guy said he could only offer us a room in Dunraven, I said that’s what I requested weeks ago! Could we have a top floor room and he said yes, no problem . . . . so any room requests are completely ignored!
I understood both Cascade & Dunraven Lodges are exactly the same. The Cascade room had a chest of drawers but when we got to our Dunraven room it didn’t have any drawers - hanging space yes but no drawers. For $170 per room per night I think they could provide a small chest of drawers! So for five nights we had to more or less live out of our suitcases. The housekeeping in our room was not very good, the beds were never made properly and the bathroom was not cleaned each day very well.
I can’t believe it when people say the food in Canyon Dining room was not good, we ate there each night and found the food good with good service. You cannot reserve a table in the Dining Room and by 7pm the wait is around 60 minutes but they give you a little buzzer and they buzz you when a table is vacant. One post said these buzzers work in your room – the receptionist told us they only work in the lounge & adjoining gift shop, not outside! The Dining Room, café, gift shops, deli. etc. are only about a 5 minute drive from Dunraven Lodge but if you decide to walk watch out for bears, two were in the car park while we were there!
If we return to Yellowstone NP we would definitely stay at Dunraven Lodge again.
- Also Known As:
- Dunraven Hotel Yellowstone National Park
- Dunraven Motel Yellowstone National Park