If you're looking for a spacious, medium- priced hotel in Jackson, Wyoming, you might want to consider staying at The Virginian Lodge. It's not plush, but the simply furnished rooms are kept very clean, the beds are comfortable and it's nice and quiet.
I stayed in a large suite, with a separate sitting room and bedroom, two TVs, a combination sink/stovetop and mini-fridge. ( I was a little concerned by the proximity of the water and the electricity, but it all worked out.) The bathroom is modern and the towels are new. When I had an issue with my refrigerator, the front desk responded immediately, replacing the defective unit with a full size refrigerator within minutes of my call. The industrial carpeting in the suite has been recently replaced, and could be an issue for people with sensitivities to chemical odors.
In the main lodge, there's a pleasant seating area for guests adjacent to the front desk, with a computer, extremely comfortable leather couches, local papers and tourist information. It's decorated with a decidedly Western vibe, featuring the local wildlife, stuffed and mounted.
The Lodge has its own restaurant situated next to the hotel units. It's a handy place for a hearty breakfast before you head out to Grand Teton National Park. However, if you're there on a weekend, you might want to go early to avoid large brunch crowds. The restaurant serves very good Mexican dishes for dinner, particularly the chicken fajitas. Great iced tea, too! The waitstaff is friendly, but sometimes stretched thinly.
The hotel is close to supermarkets, drugstores and gas stations making it a convenient location to stock up/fill up. Charming Historic Jackson, where there are many restaurants and shops, is only about ten minutes away by car. The word utilitarian comes to mind when I think of The Virginian. No frills, but it gets the job done, bolstered by the very nice people who work there.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Virginian is a fun place to stay & explore the unique character of Jackson Hole. Conveniently situated in the town of Jackson, The Virginian is the perfect location to access world class outdoor recreation opportunities in Grand Teton National Park, Yellowstone National Park and the surrounding areas. Come experience a taste of the "Old West!" ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Virginian Hotel Jackson
- Virginian Lodge Jackson Hole, WY