We moved to this hotel when the Air BnB we had rented in Gardiner turned out to be pretty bad. We just walked into the Lodge lobby and asked for two rooms in the back with balconies on the river. They were extremely friendly and accommodating. The rooms were light, bright, clean and with the typical amenities, and each one had a balcony. From our balconies we watched elk grazing on the Lodge lawns and bald eagles along the river. Great views of the edge of Yellowstone Nat'l Park. It was totally enjoyable and very reasonable for a resort community.
We stayed in this hotel on a last minute extra night in this cute little town, and don't regret it at all. The view is beyond amazing. The room was clean and updated for the most part. Very comfy beds and bedding. We did find a few bugs in the room, so maybe there needs to be some spraying done, but other than that very nice.
We enjoyed our first night in Montana at this lovely little motel on the Yellowstone River. Our room was immaculate with a pretty view of the water. We enjoyed the birds and wild life. We could easily walk to restaurants. Our room was very nice and had been recently remodeled and updated with new carpeting .
The room was clean and modern. The shower and bathroom were great. I don’t usually like the sink outside of the bathroom but it did not bother my family while they slept. The star is the view from the deck and the beautiful lawn. We finished with some free hot chocolate.
Non-Smoking Rooms all smell like smoke! Just checked in and when asked about the room, the front desk said they can use a different type of Febreeze in the room. The room is average, the beds are average, the view is really nice, and check-in was a breeze. If you have any dislike of cigarette smoke, please avoid. Would not recommend for that reason.
We've stayed at Absaroka Lodge several times in the past few years and recently returned again for another trip. I was pleased to see that they had upgraded the carpeting and flooring in the rooms as the last time we were there it was feeling rather dated. Absaroka Lodge isn't a fancy hotel, but it's always been clean and has a great location. We enjoy being close to the river and frequently see elk or deer browsing on the hotel grounds. Their wi-fi is spotty -- especially in the evening when most guests are back in their rooms -- but with the location in Gardiner there may not be much they can do about it. There are small fridges, microwaves, and coffee makers in the rooms. We had precooked and taken meals to heat up either in Yellowstone on a camp stove or in our rooms, and took advantage of the microwaves. We knew that food service both inside the park and in Gardiner had been spotty and since we were traveling with my daughter's family, including 4 young children, we were glad we weren't trying to find a restaurant they'd enjoy when they were hungry upon our return to the hotel. I don't know if they upgraded their mattresses during the other room upgrades, but my mattress this time wasn't particularly comfortable. It was too soft for my taste, so if they haven't recently been changed this may be something it's time to look at. The main reason I gave 4 stars instead of 5 was due to the billing for the rooms. My credit card was charged in full a week prior to our stay. I wasn't expecting that as it's usually been a guarantee only. More confusing was when I checked in, the desk person asked for a credit card for payment. I told her my credit card had already been charged and she said that wasn't a charge, just a guarantee. It wasn't a pending charge and was the actual room charge. Since I didn't have the same credit card with me, I gave her a different one. The charge is still on the first card and the 2nd card hasn't been charged, but they need to make sure the front desk personnel know if they're going to prebill the room before checkout. If they'd even said they needed the card for incidentals I would have been OK with it -- but it left me feeling rather confused about whether I would be charged twice for the room and have to try and straighten it out, I'm sure we'll be back again!…
A very nice place to stay overlooking the river and about two blocks from Yellowstone's historic Roosevelt Arch entrance. They look like upscale condominiums. I had a two queen bed room which had a table, television, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker. The balcony overlooks the river, but all the balconies are in a line with only a waist level divider, so there is no privacy if your neighbor is on the balcony as well. That was not an issue for me and I would stay here again.
I feel like this place is under rated. It is convenient to the whole town of Gardiner. You can walk to several nice places. Gardiner itself is just a great place. The view of the river from the room as well as deer right in front of your room is something we will not forget. Our room also had a full kitchen and a patio.
The exterior of the motel, especially on the river side, is lovely, and the location is great. The rooms are basic, utilitarian, and have a “budget” feel to them. My mattress was soft on one side and hard on the other; not a great mattresses. Biggest plus is the balcony with a river/mountain view.
Hotel is located close to the north entrance of the park. There are a few restaurants within walking distance. The lady who checked us in could not have been any less friendly. We had to walk downstairs with our suitcases. ( no elevator) It was an odd layout. Our room looked out toward the river but we were too low to see it. The room appeared clean but we killed two spiders on the bed. In the middle of the night, a small critter of some kind ran across the bed. It made for a sleepless night. After traveling for two weeks, this was our least favorite hotel.