My wife, 10mo old daughter, and I made our first visit to Yellowstone NP this past September (2012). I always read a lot of reviews so tried to book the Alpine Motel in West Yellowstone, as it's ranked #1 on Trip Advisor. They were full, so we went with #2, the Evergreen.
I made reservations by phone about 3 weeks in advance and paid the non-refundable deposit by CC (the non-refundable deposit may be a negative for some). I would suggest making reservations much earlier if you're going during peak season, perhaps 2-3 months early at least during the months of May-August. We stayed the last week in peak season, so it wasn't very busy. Even so, the price is very reasonable.
We were so delighted when we arrived at the Evergreen Motel. We came in very late in the evening on the day of our check in, which was after business office hours, so didn't meet the staff, but we had called ahead (important!) and they left a key for us and everything went smoothly. The room was extremely homey. The exterior was cute (the parking, like everything else here, is very small. You might find it annoying if you have one of those humungous SUVs), and the interior was even more adorable. The wood frame bed, the small table, the decor--everything was very simple, but very nice, albeit a little cheesy perhaps.
The room was also very comfortable. The bed was a nice firmness, there were a variety of pillows, a small refrigerator (which is great when you have food packed for a trek through the park) and the bathroom was perfectly adequate. All that being said, many people will find the rooms small...very small. We got the single queen bed with no kitchenette. It was plenty big enough for two adults, and we even set up our daughter's play yard without issue. It was tight, but it worked. We heard no other noise from the neighboring guests the entire time we were there, even though the parking lot was rather full.
All in all, the Evergreen was a wonderful motel that I'm glad we had the fortune to experience. At just over a mile to the west entrance of the park, it was convenient, too! We would definitely stay here again and would not hesitate to recommend the Evergreen to friends.
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- Also Known As:
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- Evergreen Motel West Yellowstone