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Painted Buffalo Inn
Ranked #36 of 41 Hotels in Jackson
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149 reviews
72 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
“Good.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2012

Stayed here for two nights while on a tour of the national parks and found the hotel clean, comfortable and central. Rooms were large with two double beds and the bathroom had plenty of good towels and hot water. Breakfast was included and was varied and ample. Very cold outside in the mornings so be prepared.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank petepenny
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PBIManager, General Manager at Painted Buffalo Inn, responded to this review, September 24, 2012
Thank you so much for taking some time to share your feedback about the Painted Buffalo Inn. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and your trip to our wonderful town. You're quite right about the weather in September- cold in the mornings and evenings, warm during the day. Our favorite thing to tell people when packing for a trip to Wyoming- remember those layers! We hope you have a chance to visit us in the future and we look forward to hosting you again.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2012

..and that almost gives it all away :-)
There are, however, a few things that can keep you from sleeping:
-the phone keeps making funny (busy line) noises.
-your neighbour uses toilet or shower
-the bear next door sounds like someone is snoring
Other than that: fantastic place, clean room, nice staff, excellent location (see reviews below) AND breakfast included (at Betty Rock, behind the reception and indoor pool to your left).
If you are a light sleeper, think twice
If you sleep through thunderstorms: this is the place.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank DutchTravelagent
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PBIManager, General Manager at Painted Buffalo Inn, responded to this review, September 20, 2012
Thank you so much for sharing some thoughts about our hotel. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay in Jackson. We will look into the phone issue you mentioned. We are always striving to make a guest's stay a memorable one and we are happy that you noticed the efforts of our staff. We hope you have the chance to visit us in the future.
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Brunswick, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2012

We were very satisfied with our experience at the Painted Buffalo. The front desk staff were friendly, and the room, although not fancy, was more than adequate. The breakfast had a nice selection, and the hotel is in a good location. My only complaint is that the pillows were showing their age and were a bit flat. Fortunately, there were extra pillows in the room.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Caseycat77
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PBIManager, General Manager at Painted Buffalo Inn, responded to this review, September 20, 2012
We really appreciate you choosing to stay with us and taking the opportunity to leave us some feedback about your stay. It is wonderful to hear that your time at the Painted Buffalo Inn was enjoyable. Thank you for your comments about the pillows, we will try to make sure those older pillows are not put into rotation. We hope you have another opportunity to visit our lovely town and we look forward to hosting you in the future.
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Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2012

First the good news :
Staff incredibly accommodating
Continental Breakfast better than most
Now the other side.
1) Paper thin walls means "too much information" from neighbors
2) Internet service was spotty ... losing signal periodically
3) Television is prehistoric and many advertised channels are not to be found

All in all, for the money,I think you can do better.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Ron B
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PBIManager, General Manager at Painted Buffalo Inn, responded to this review, September 20, 2012
Thank you for taking the opportunity to leave some feedback about our property. We appreciate your input about the wi-fi. Internet and cellular signals can get tricky in a town that is surrounded on all sides by mountains. We try to conquer the problem by wiring 14 different routers around our property. Sometimes though with the amount of mobile devices guests travel with these days it can still not be enough. Because of all these factors, we do not charge for the wireless access on our property but we do understand it can become quite frustrating not to be able to accomplish what you need to accomplish. We always appreciate immediate feedback when a problem like that occurs so we can try to solve it right away. We also provide a guest computer in the lobby and keep it open 24 hours in case there is a problem that occurs with the wi-fi that cannot be solved immediately. We also appreciate your feedback about the tvs. As technology rapidly advances, we will continue to strive to offer a product that lives up to our guests' expectations.
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2012

Walk up building, no elevator or luggage carts, 50's type rooms, spotty w-fi, tv goes on and off, 2 blocks from downtown long way to yellowstone , ok cleaning,breakfast minimal coffee tea muffins in another building next door. Wouldn't stay again. We moved to west Yellowstone as soon as we could

  • Stayed October 2011
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PBIManager, General Manager at Painted Buffalo Inn, responded to this review, September 20, 2012
We appreciate you taking time to leave us some feedback about our hotel. It sounds like you encountered a few issues and that maybe we failed to let you know what to expect with our exterior corridor hotel. Though we don't have an elevator or a full time bellhop (as most budget hotels don't), and luggage carts are not really feasible with the way our property is set up, we do have maintenance staff on hand to help with bags at any time, upon request. We also encourage guests that are experiencing problems like you experienced with the wi-fi and the television to let us know immediately so we can fix the problems when they happen so as not to impact a guest's stay any more than it already has. Unfortunately if we don't know a problem exists, it is difficult to solve it. We also try to let guests know at check in what to expect with our traditional continental breakfast. Though we don't have the ability to offer hot items, we have 16 menu options that we are pleased to include. Again, we value your input and we will continue to work to provide the best product we can.
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Waynesboro, Virginia
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124 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2012

We stayed at the Painted Buffalo for five nights and were pleased with the property. It is not fancy, but it is clean and convenient. By booking five months ahead we got a very good nightly rate. The desk personnel were very friendly and helpful, and were most accommodating. The view of the butte from the motel is wonderful! It was a bit noisy, as we could hear those above us walking around, but it is an older property. The noise was not a big issue. Overall I would recommend it if you get a good rate.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank D-Leader
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PBIManager, General Manager at Painted Buffalo Inn, responded to this review, September 20, 2012
Thank you so much for choosing to stay with us. We are very pleased you were able to take advantage of some of the booking specials we offer! It is great to hear that you had a good time in at our hotel and in Jackson. We love visitors all year round and we hope you have the opportunity to come see us again.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2012

A beautiful stay in JACKSON HOLE, WY!!

The PBI is in a terrific location, just a few blocks away from the town center with a good Mexican restaurant across the street and MCPHAILS BURGERS just next door -- AWESOME BURGERS!!

A stone's throw away is BUBBA'S BBQ, STAPLES & DOLLAR STORE .. ..

Just a couple of minor things kept it from being a 5-star rating .. ..

Our Jr. Suite was kinda noisy .. .. People walking upstairs, shower (?) turned on in the next room > A bit noisy and a light-sleeper would notice it .. ..

Their WI-FI dropped out on my laptop for a day, but once I tried a different one, theirs was fast .. .. Must have been just that one .. ..

Their OFFICE STAFF is unmatched - Incredibly helpful, knowledgeable and professional! I wish they worked for me!!

A great stay with just some minor stuff, things I would quickly forget about .. ..

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Sammy N
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PBIManager, General Manager at Painted Buffalo Inn, responded to this review, September 20, 2012
We greatly appreciate your business and we are pleased you took some time to share your thoughts about our property. It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your stay. It sounds like you were able to take advantage of some of the fantastic restaurants our town has to offer. We are happy to offer a comfortable home base for you to go exploring and we hope you have the chance to visit us again soon.
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Property: Painted Buffalo Inn
Address: 400 West Broadway, Jackson, WY 83001
Location: United States > Wyoming > Jackson Hole > Jackson
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #36 of 41 Hotels in Jackson
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Painted Buffalo Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 137
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
135 room hotel only three short blocks from the historic town square. ... more   less 
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