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“Great place to rest your weary head”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Three Bear Lodge

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Three Bear Lodge
Ranked #10 of 39 Hotels in West Yellowstone
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“Great place to rest your weary head”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

Three Bears Lodge was an excellent rest stop between 2 days of traveling and my entrance into Yellowstone NP. Staff was really friendly; reservation and check-in easy. Room was plenty spacious (2 beds, good storage space, chair and table, just-fine bathroom, fridge) and definitely clean, with all that I needed to get comfortable and rested. Price was good for this area. The lobby is attractive, but I didn't spend time there or (alas) in the hot tub.

I had dinner in the restaurant and found the food pretty mediocre but the ambience was pleasant, prices reasonable, noise level unoffensive, and staff friendly.

The only glitch was the TV reception sputtered in and out. It's ironic, because I hardly ever watch TV, but that was all I had energy for during my stay at Three Bears.

For the winter, when the crowds are lower (but the snowmobiles loud) and the walking around more challenging, I thought the location worked well. Near enough to the Xanterra snow coach departure spot and restaurants etc. I hiked a bit to get to the Running Bear Pancake House but it was worth it (order the pancakes, not the omelets.)

The lodge also organizes their own snowcoach outings, I believe.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2012

Very pleasant stay, friendly staff, a nice warm room, ok bathroom needed better cleaning. The hot tubs were great after a day of walking around Yellowstone geysers! Coffee appeared at an early hour in the lobby, which was most welcome as we had an early start. All in all a good cheap alternative to the outrageously priced lodges at Old Faithful.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2012

Not being familiar with the area, I was not sure where to stay for our week's trip to Yellowstone Park. After much searching and not wanting to stay at a chain hotel, the Three bears was very appealing. I was right. Unique hotel with good services and clean comfortable rooms. The bathrooms at the motel area are a bit outdated but clean. The location was perfect for us. Very close to the park's west entrance. Their is a good restaurant for breakfast next to the hotel.. Can't remember the name.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2012

We stayed here in early October, 2012. We had one of the motel rooms with a king bed and 2 queen beds. It was clean and comfortable, and we appreciated having the extra bed as we are a family of 5. There was a microwave, fridge and 2 tvs.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

We stayed in the motel park of "Three Bear Lodge" in a jacuzzi room. The room was set up nicely and was clean. Nothing really fancy but comfortable king size bed.

The internet access was a little tricky to get connected. Needed to call theirtech support to connect me but once connected was fine.

The only thing we did not like was there was an office chair for the desk which had arms on it so it could not slide underneath the desk. It stuck out and was right in the way when you had to walk to the bathroom and along side the jacuzzi tub. You had to squeeze by. This was easily rectified by moving the chair to a corner of the room. Which made the room feel a bit more cramped as you had to find room for an extra chair. Other then that the stay and room was fine.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2012

4 of us stayed here for 3 nights late September 2012 (2 couples). Just loved the ambience of the main lodge building. It is a very large place and all their rooms seem to occupy a whole block. We stayed to the rear of the main building and that was fine. Ample parking. Rooms were terrific, clean with cumfy beds. We ate breakfast in the restaurant attached to the main building and that was great. We would certainly recommend others to stay here and do as we did, drive into the park daily. Most of the businesses were due to close down for the winter season within a week of our departure.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2012

We stayed in the motel property in the back of the lodge. We stayed 4 nights in a 2 Queen close to the back door of the restaurant. The room was very clean, with all the necessary amenities including a microwave and fridge. Only drawback to the room is it's a little cramped with the 2 beds. But with just 2 adults not a big deal. The shower was good with plenty of hot water. The beds were comfortable with lots of pillows. TV is a flat screen and a little fuzzy but not bad. The hotels were all booked up so it was very busy in restaurants and around town in general. We were not disturbed by any noise at all during our stay. The location of Three Bear is excellent. Walking distance to shops and food. The entrance to Yellowstone is maybe a 1/4 mile, if that. We enjoyed our stay very much. At less than $70 a night and not a single issue we couldn't have asked for better.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Three Bear Lodge
Address: 217 Yellowstone Ave, P.O. Box 1590, 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:
#3 Best Value Hotel in West Yellowstone
#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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