Buffalo is a cute small town in the shadow of the Big Horn mountains. The Occidental is in the "downtown" district. This is an historic hotel and does have significant amounts of charm. However, you get the feeling at times that "history" is an excuse for not keeping up with some needed renovations and for some slightly less than professional staff that always seemed to be missing in action. To get ice for your room, you need to go to the bar and hope the bartender can be found. To speak with someone at the front desk, you usually have to track them down. Some of the usual pet peeves such as insufficient reading light, and poor shower pressure applied. You can brush this off by saying it's an historic property, or they can add more lighting and put in better showerheads which wouldn't seem to offend historians. In short, plenty of character here, but also plenty overpriced.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 1880 Historical Hotel, Saloon, Cafe and Western Dining Restaurant Living museum, outdoor green area along Clear Creek ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Historic Occidental Hotel And Saloon And The Virginian Restaurant