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Three Bear Lodge
Ranked #10 of 39 Hotels in West Yellowstone
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“Stay in the Actual Lodge!”
Reviewed October 8, 2012

Let me preface by saying that there are two areas of this hotel. One is the pretty new Lodge (built in 2009 after a fire destroyed the original one) and the other is some hotel rooms behind the lodge. We stayed in the Lodge and it was really great. We got the Winter rate/AAA discount so the price was $102 a night which was a steal. We had a three bed suite on the first floor. One thing I did like was that they specify on their website that they have no elevators and which floor each room is on. This is nice if you have a family member in a wheelchair like we do. We got to the hotel and the check in was very easy, the staff was friendly. Our room was very nice. The front room had a desk and chair, dresser, flat screen TV, fridge, microwave, and two queen beds. Then in the 'hallway' area there was a double sink and mirror area, leading to the back bedroom which had one queen bed and another flat screen TV. The actual bathroom was VERY small, which was the ONLY drawback of this room. However, since there were two rooms with a door that closed between them, it wasnt too hard to get dressed in privacy. One interesting thing is that there is a lot of furniture that was made out of wood from the originial lodge that burned in 2009. You can actually take a tour through the lodge and read the whole story, which I and my husband did. Pretty interesting. The front desk was helpful in directing us to a place for dinner and a grocery store. There is an indoor spa/jacuzzi area. My son and his friend tried this and were not real impressed, said the tub wasnt real hot, only luke-warm. The pool is outdoors and closed for winter while we were there. Out of the 4 hotels we stayed at this trip, this was BY FAR everyones favorite. I would love to stay here again next winter and take one of their snowmobile tours (they have a tour business also). I would also be willing to pay the higher summer rates to stay here during the 'season.'

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 3, 2012

Three Bear Lodge was a good value for our family of 4. Somehow we got put in one of the themed rooms, but that was okay since it still had what we reserved (3 queen beds). Kids are 17 and 12, so there wasn't much appeal with the whole Goldilocks thing and the tiny toddler bed, but it was darling.

The whole unit was nice and large. The kids each had their own queen bed in the living room, and we had a queen bed in a separate bedroom (with a window, so it wasn't a dark room as some have complained). Beds were comfortable enough. There was a wall air conditioning unit in each room.

The bathroom was in the living room (not adjoining the bedroom) and was pretty good. There was an additional sink outside of it, which was really nice to speed up everyone getting ready. We had a microwave and mini fridge... always helpful. There was a closet next to the bathroom, and I think a big mirrored one in the living room.

We had a ton of stuff, so it was awkward carrying it through the lobby and up the stairs. We did request upstairs (and knew what we were in for) because we prefer not to hear people above us waking us up too early.

we appreciated the breakfast coupons and really enjoyed the breakfast at the Three Bear Lodge restaurant. In fact, it was the only breakfast we dined out during our 17 day trip! Portions were large and there were 4 pieces of toast instead of the normal 2 in other restaurants. It was kind of weird that the omelets do not include any toppings (how can they be "omelets" then?) We had to pay extra for each ingredient.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Bethlehem, CT
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Reviewed October 3, 2012

We stayed at the Three Bears in probably the penthouse, 218, one of the rooms with a front porch. We were there for eight days, ate most of the time in their restaurant, and took all three tours that they have. We loved everything! The room was spacious, internet was fine, and porch was an added bonus. If you have any trouble walking, it is upstairs with no elevator. The food we always found excellent; from the coffee to the bison ribeye steaks. The waitstaff was always friendly and efficient. The tours were outstanding! Laurie, Kim, and Melonie were fun and very knowledgeable. We couldn't have been happier with our trip to Yellowstone.

Room Tip: Our front room was large, quiet, and comfy.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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london
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Reviewed October 1, 2012

This place is great not too expensive and jacuzzi rooms in motel are well worth while we were in 404 and is noisy as entrance to restaurant so ask for room further away central location great amenities helpful staff fully enjoyed

Room Tip: The motel is worth it no need to stay in lodge room 404 is noisy as outside restaurant but still had...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Grayslake, Illinois
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Reviewed October 1, 2012

Very economic and great places to stay. The rooms are nice and big and everything is kept pretty clean. The place gives you woody, rustic feeling which suits the nature of the environment. The West Entrance to YS is very close as well as the shops and market area. They also have nice rooms if you want to stay with bigger family and friends. The swimming pool etc were also thewre and well maintained. Overall a great place to stay!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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England
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Reviewed September 23, 2012

Stayed for two nights early September. Rooms are allocated in blocks around the back of the lodge. Our room was very quiet, away from the main road. Rustic decor, basic with fridge and microwave.The shower was good and the towels soft and fluffy. Our main room overlooked the swimming pool which was closed, so we had a good nights sleep.
We ate two evening meals and two breakfasts in the lodge restaurant, all very enjoyable. Staff very friendly.
The lodge is ideally situated for local amenities, eateries, IMAX, museum.
Very enjoyable stay.

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South Jordan, Utah
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Reviewed September 17, 2012

We stayed three nights in the lodge. Our room was clean and comfortable with a refrigerator and microwave. Room was large with king bed, chair, desk and flat screen TV. Bed and pillows were comfortalble with new sheets and blanket. Wi-Fi worked well. Air conditioner maintained the room temperature without being noisy. Windows opened to get a nice morning chill in the air!The lodge has some history that is explained on a flier that is interesting. Bathroom is very small, but well appointed, and clean with a nice shower. We were on the second floor so had to negotiate all the stairs (which we knew ahead of time). Our room was right outside the vending machine and ice machine and we did not hear any noise at all. The location is right outside the park and the facility is close to everything you need - restaurants, IMAX, museum, tourist shopping. Listen to the advice of Trip Advisor restaurant reviews and you won't be disappointed! The lodge section was fresh with a Yellowstone mountain decor, smelled clean and welcoming.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Three Bear Lodge
Address: 217 Yellowstone Ave, West Yellowstone, MT 59758
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Location: United States > Montana > West Yellowstone
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Green Hotel in West Yellowstone
#11 Family Hotel in West Yellowstone
#11 Romantic Hotel in West Yellowstone
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Three Bear Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 70
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Lodge constructed in 2009 and the Motel rooms remodeled in 2011. From the moment you approach this impressive Lodge, you will realize it is no ordinary hotel. From the massive volcanic rock, log, and beam exterior, through the dramatic lobby and reclaimed materials in the common areas — you will know you are in for a unique experience. As you open the door to your spacious and comfortable room you will be enraptured by the handmade furniture crafted with reclaimed wood from the original 1932 building.Outdoor swimming pool is open during the summer months. Be sure to stop next door and experience our famous Three Bear Restaurant for breakfast and dinner. ... more   less 
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