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“Great location, not sure about the rest”
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Three Bear Lodge
Ranked #10 of 39 Hotels in West Yellowstone
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Kellyville, Australia
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“Great location, not sure about the rest”
Reviewed September 19, 2013 via mobile

From the outside it looks like a cheap motel. The rooms were clean and comfortable, the front desk staff were pleasant,which was nice. The location is great for day trips to Yellowstone. The restaurant is OK food is average, service is SLOW, servings are huge, but salad bar is dissapointing!

  • Stayed September 2013
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Oakdale, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed September 19, 2013

Three Bear Lodge was about a 1/4 of a mile to Yellowstone Park. It was located near the shopping area in town. Rooms comfortable and clean. The buses for the park tours originated at the Lodge. Everything was very convenient.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Tallahassee
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Reviewed September 19, 2013

This Inn is right downtown. Updated.clean and reasonable. Located on main road into Yellowstone Park west entrance. Staff could have been friendlier, but overall they were nice.
Two BR unit has one bath in bedroom not between BR's. Inconvient for friends. OK for families(maybe).
Nothing special except for location.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Windsor Locks, CT
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Reviewed September 17, 2013 via mobile

Booked this on line early and got a great rate for a double room. Spent two days here. Very convenient to everything. West entrance to Yellowstone less than a quarter mile away. One issue was one of the rooms was very dark because it opened into a hallway so we were unable to open the curtains. The second night of our stay there was a sound like someone taking a shower right in our room it went on for over 45 minutes then stopped. Not sure what it was as there was no room above us. The restaurant attached has very good food. The breakfast staff was very accommodating, the evening staff not so much. Asked to share a meal with a plate charge and was told they discouraged meal sharing, consequently ordered two meals and wasted a lot of food. Really, I would have preferred paying and additional charge and not throwing away all that food!

Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Lee's Summit, Missouri
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Reviewed September 16, 2013

The lodge had been recommended to us by our son who had stayed there in the past and it fit our needs perfectly. We spent 4 nights here over labor day weekend and could only get a room in the motel part even tho everyone talks about the rooms being remodeled they are not what I would call holiday inn quality but they were clean and comfortable. There is also a Three Bear restaurant where we ate every morning and they gave us $3 discount coupons to use every day, the food was very good and with the coupons was a really good bargain as the food was reasonably priced even before the coupons. You can also book day trips thru the Lodge so you don't have to do the driving which was great and the tour guides were very good and it included lunch. We would not hesitate to stay here again if return trip to Yellowstone. This was a great trip and we even got see a Black Bear!

Room Tip: There are no elevators in the Lodge so may want to stay in motel portion on ground floor.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Cottage Grove, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed September 10, 2013

Though Yellowstone National Park was only partially open in late April, we had never stayed in the small town of West Yellowstone (which was also partially open), due to this particular time between winter and the summer tourist season.
Locating this hotel/motel/lodge was a blessing and the price was definitely attractive, along with the Lodge itself ! The welcome from the clerk was great and helpful. We chose a ground-level motel-style room behind the main building. It was fantastic, spacious, comfortable and downright perfect for our 2-night stay. Can't find ANYTHING to complain about, and had all the Park roads been open, we could have stayed here even longer. If we ever return, THIS will be the place to stay for us !!

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Layton, Utah
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed September 7, 2013

I've been to their excellent restuarant many times but never stayed at the lodge. We were not disappointed. The people at the desk were very nice and helpful. I received a military discount which I appreciated. We stayed in one of the outside ground rooms and They were very comfortable and clean. They had all the ammenities; satelite tv, fridge, microwave, coffee. The restuarant is right next door and is one of my 2 favorite places to eat in West Yellowstone. The lodge is convenient to the downtown shops and museums. We enjoyed our stay and would stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2013, 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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