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Hillcrest Cottages
Ranked #8 of 8 Hotels in Gardiner
Reviewed September 1, 2012

Absolutley wonderful experience from making our reservations with Annie in January to our stay on Aug 8th. Arrival couldn't have been more welcoming and Annie was more than accomodating with answers to our questions re: the area. The cottage, # 7, was perfect for two. Everything inside as stated, no surprises. For the people who complain about the size of the rooms, you need to look at the sign when you drive in to rent a room and pay attention to the word "Cottage". We had one of our best night's sleep here. Clean, quiet, great location, parking next to front door, pride of ownership obvious and owners who appreciate your business.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 23, 2012

My wife and I were visiting Yellowstone and stayed at these cottages which are about a minute away from the North Entrance of Yellowstone. Our cottage was very cozy and had everything we needed. Would stay here again!

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank RKolder
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Reviewed August 23, 2012

We, a group of 4 flyfishermen, stayed at Hillcrest Cottages in early August. From this location, we fished several rivers in and out of Yellowstone. Hillcrest Cottages were convieniently located, right on the main street in Gardiner, about 1/2 mile from the park entrance. We booked their double cottage, that has two adjoining rooms. One room had two twin beds and a small kitchen area. The other had one twin and one single, but made up for it by having a full sized refrigerator/freezer. This really came in handy for preparing for day trips in the park. The shower was coffin-sized. Not the fanciest or newest place I've ever stayed, but fit the purpose of our trip perfectly.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with friends
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1  Thank KDJERO
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Reviewed August 17, 2012

Gardiner is a cute little town literally AT the north entrance to Yellowstone park. Hillcrest cottages are cute little cottages right in town. My cottage had a solid sized bed/bedroom, with a very generously sized bathroom. Everything appeared clean and everything worked, which included a nice refrigerator and an air conditioner. There are plenty of restaurants and shops within walking distance of the cottages and, again, the park entrance is no more than a minute away.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank tshell01
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Reviewed July 13, 2012

July is peak season in Yellowstone, so we knew from past experience that the rates would be high when we booked our room. We looked at all of the listed inns in Gardiner, Montana and found Hillcrest Cottages. They were well rated here at Trip Advisor, so we booked the cottage with two queen beds. The innkeeper was very pleasant when we checked in. We were given Cottage 3, which was right by the office. We were able to park our car right by our cottage.

When we entered the cottage we noticed that there was a twin bed, something we had not expected, but which would be good for a family. There was a small table and a couple of chairs in the kitchen area. The little kitchen had a refrigerator, stove, and sink, which would be nice if you wanted to do some cooking. The bathroom was nice, with a shower stall instead of a tub. The air-conditioner was quiet, had a digital thermostat, and ran well. Television was supplied by Dish network, and free movies were on. There was a digital clock next to the flat-screened 32-inch TV. The carpeting was in fine shape. A few little charming touches were added, such as bison, tree, and elk paintings on the wall.

The only downsides are lack of breakfast and the ability to get ice when you want it.

This was quite comfortable for the night we stayed here. We would recommend it to anyone who likes a cheaper room, but is not determined to stay at a place like Comfort Inn. I would stay here again while in Gardiner.

Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
5  Thank karoleigh
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Reviewed July 6, 2012

We were planning a trip in the Yellowstone area and looking online for a place to stay, Other listings here helped us pick Hillcrest and dealing with the owners made us glad we stayed here. 1st off - It IS Small. If thats a deal breaker, read no farther. In the week after we made our reservations ( 2 cabins for 2 cpls) we found other things to do in the Gardiner area and decided to add 1 more night to our stay - No Problem at all. The staff also helped us pick horseback riding and white water rafting vendors in the area (Hells-a-Roarin Ranch and Flying Pig Rafts - Both were Great). Very clean and just blocks out of the North Gate of Yellowstone. Add to that, the price was great and this place can not be beat as a spot to launch your adventures, just don't look for the pool or hot tub.

Room Tip: Most have a view of Electric Mountain off of the front porches
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  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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4  Thank Jeff B
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Reviewed June 30, 2012

The cottages are cute with a good view, but the bed was too soft and there was a misunderstanding about the kitchenettes. I thought all units had them, but our small cabin did not which was disappointing. On the plus side, it did have a full sized coffee maker and that's worth a lot to us. The price was fair for peak season.

Room Tip: Be sure to clarify the kitchenette issue if that's important.
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  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank little_ramona
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Additional Information about Hillcrest Cottages

Address: 400 Scott St, PO Box 430, Gardiner, MT 59030-7761
Location: United States > Montana > Gardiner
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 8 Hotels in Gardiner
Price Range: $78 - $100 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hillcrest Cottages offer modern, distinctive individual cottages at the north entrance to Yellowstone National Park. Cottages vary in size for singles, couples or larger 2-room units to comfortably accommodate 1 - 7 people. All units include their own bathroom with shower, linens provided, heat and A/C, satellite TV, non-smoking rooms, and kitchenette facilities of microwave/fridge/coffee maker with larger units offering more complete kitchens. Dishes are available at the office for guests. Wifi is available on site. To reserve, we ask for name, address and credit card as guarantee with no advance charges made. Cancellations are 24 hour notice. Please call for available dates & rates. Located just 1/4 mile from Yellowstone's north gate, we have views of the mountains, and many cottages offer outside seating. Hillcrest Cottages is family owned and offers accommodations at a great value to enjoy Montana, and Yellowstone. ... more   less 
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