We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!

Pony Express Motel

GreenLeadersBronze level
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
Prices from our online travel partners are not available
We can't find prices for this hotel
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in West Yellowstone
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Management photos
Pony Express Motel
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers","shims"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","shims":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'shims'))"}},"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

60 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 52: English reviews
Level Contributor
149 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To be honest we were very skeptical what we may be getting into when the Yellowstone Park service booked us a room at the Pony Express Motel. Realizing very few rooms were available in West Yellowstone we opted to go ahead with our plans to visit the national park once again and stay at Pony Express. Our skepticism did not... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Railsback
Boynton Beach, Florida
Level Contributor
140 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

Seeking Yellowstone NP reservation 5 months in advance we found everything sold out with the Yellowstone NP agency. Only very expensive options were offered in West Yellowstone or Gardiner. Then the Yellowstone NP agency offered a one bed unit with bath in West Yellowstone on their website and stationery. The agency offered a commercial property through the park service. Okay.... More 

Helpful?
Thank MaryEli666

Travelers are raving about these West Yellowstone hotels

A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

This place is really tiny. It's kind of outdated, but we spent most of our time in Yellowstone, which you can actually see the border across the street from our room. They allowed us to have our pitbull with no questions asked. No breed or weight restrictions. This was a first. We spent $89.00 a night. This was very reasonable... More 

Helpful?
Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Witney, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
165 reviews
58 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for four nights whilst visiting Yellowstone Park. Price was significantly lower than for many other places in the town. We got a comfortable bed in a relatively small room that was a bit dated and very dark in the area between the main room and the bathroom. WiFi was pretty reliable. Everything was clean. Overall, good value for... More 

Helpful?
Thank Selhurst300
Level Contributor
25 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

We made our reservations only a couple of weeks in advance for early June so some other motels were booked and others were quite a bit more costly. We thought the Pony Express was very adequate for our 3 night stay. It sits just across the street from the Yellowstone National Park boundary. It was furnished with log furniture and... More 

Helpful?
Thank Sherryr-rn
nc
Level Contributor
24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

Pretty much what you would expect for a budget motel. It's an older establishment (and it shows), but is clean and served its purpose. Our room was a single bed and the room was rather small. Parking could be an issue as it is on the main street and is first come, first served. No WI-FI , breakfast, or coffee---but,... More 

Helpful?
Thank dogloverNc
Trenton, Georgia
Level Contributor
59 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Found a room available and grabbed it because there was nothing else available. Didn't like leaving my vehicle parked on the road out of sight but we had to. The room was tiny and was in great need of renovating. Paneled walls, little beds and no air conditioner made for an interesting stay. The room was clean and everything worked... More 

Helpful?
Thank sthrnpeaches
San Francisco
Level Contributor
9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

My family and I just had a 2-night stay at Pony Express Motel, and we were pleasantly surprised. This property is basically a no-frills annex of Brandin' Iron Inn. For less than $100, we got a 2-queen room. 1 bed is actually in a private room. We found the room spacious, clean and cozy. Brandin' Iron is just a short... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank pztianx
Appleton, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

After reading reviews and doing price comparisons, I was worried that this would be an old scuzzy motel. The price is about 1/3 - 1/2 the price of other outrageously priced hotels in the area. However I was sort of pleasantly surprised. We were in a cabin (#2) which had 2 queen beds...one in a private bedroom. It was large... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Vicki J
Level Contributor
32 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

We were on the road for 22 nights and stayed here for three nights. We would stay at this hotel again. The room was huge! Actually two separate rooms and a bathroom. Three total beds in all which was fantastic as my two kids didn't have to sleep together. The price was also great. It was very clean. It was... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank MAS1010
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

29 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveler Photos (20)
Viewed
Room/Suite (7)
Viewed
Bathroom (4)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (3)
Viewed
0:50
Videos (1)
Viewed
Other (5)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (9)
Viewed
Room/Suite (3)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (2)
Viewed
Other (4)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these West Yellowstone hotels
0.5 mi away
Yellowstone Lodge
Yellowstone Lodge
#25 of 38 in West Yellowstone
3.5 of 5 stars 233 reviews
0.5 mi away
Gray Wolf Inn and Suites
Gray Wolf Inn and Suites
#9 of 38 in West Yellowstone
4.0 of 5 stars 608 reviews
0.1 mi away
BEST WESTERN Desert Inn
BEST WESTERN Desert Inn
#7 of 38 in West Yellowstone
4.0 of 5 stars 575 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.4 mi away
Kelly Inn West Yellowstone
Kelly Inn West Yellowstone
#4 of 38 in West Yellowstone
4.0 of 5 stars 865 reviews
0.8 mi away
Yellowstone West Gate Hotel
Yellowstone West Gate Hotel
#17 of 38 in West Yellowstone
4.0 of 5 stars 474 reviews
0.3 mi away
The Historic Madison Hotel
The Historic Madison Hotel
#19 of 38 in West Yellowstone
4.0 of 5 stars 148 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
GreenLeadersBronze level
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
Services
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Pony Express Motel in West Yellowstone, next to Yellowstone National Park. Rustic hotel motel lodging. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Pony Express Motel

Address: 4 Firehole Avenue, West Yellowstone, MT 59758
Location: United States > Montana > West Yellowstone
Price Range: $59 - $69 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 96
Also Known As:
Pony Express Hotel West Yellowstone
Hotel Style:
#7 Green Hotel in West Yellowstone
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing