Lake Yellowstone Hotel & Cabins
(Yellowstone National Park)
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The Lake Yellowstone Hotel & Cabins is an elegant accommodation and is listed on the parks register of Historic Places as the oldest standing Yellowstone hotel. Take a stroll around the dazzling Yellowstone Lake, explore the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone and Inspiration Point or enjoy a Scenicruise tour.
All of the cabins at the Lake Yellowstone Hotel & Cabins offer simple and comfortable accommodation. Each cabin comes with a private bathroom and warm bedding, and guests can purchase internet connectivity and in-room gift baskets.
Treat yourself to a delicious meal at a nearby restaurant after a jam-packed day of sightseeing or head to the hotel’s own dining room for a relaxing evening. The hotel also provides a Sun Room with piano or chamber music performances at night, making for a classic ambience.
Hotel Facilities & Services
- 24 hour front desk
- Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
- Direct Dial Telephone
- Name: Denver International Airport
- Distance: 926 kilometres
Bar and Restaurant
- Restaurant in hotel
- Nearest Airport Name: Denver International Airport Distance: 926 kilometres
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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
- Overall: based on 1168 reviews
- Sleep Quality:
Great Location, But Be Aware
Stay Date: 09/2017, miclyn64 wrote this review.
The Yellowstone Lake Hotel is a great location and provides great lake views and is about 20 minutes from the Hayden Valley which offers good opportunities for seeing wildlife. However, it is pricey and reservations must be made well in advance of y… See more
The Yellowstone Lake Hotel is a great location and provides great lake views and is about 20 minutes from the Hayden Valley which offers good opportunities for seeing wildlife. However, it is pricey and reservations must be made well in advance of your stay. Also, you must make dinner reservations well in advance of you stay. This may be because a lot of bus tours stop at the hotel and thus individuals have a difficult time getting in the dining room. Additionally, you must also book the yellow bus tours of the park well in advance as well and boat tours of the lake appear to end right after labor day. The rooms are small, but clean. Overall service is fair. Since we did not make dinner reservation we were unable to eat in the dining room. You can ask for standby or get something from the deli in the hotel or walk to the Snow Lodge and eat in their cafeteria. Concerning the deli - it is understaffed and offers limited options for food. They served the same soup the 4 days we were there. You can also get breakfast sandwiches in the morning, but they offer a limited selection of pastries. Our last day there were virtually none left on the shelves. We did eat breakfast in the dining room - their seating staff seemed to be confused about available tables, but we were finally seated. While initial service was prompt, our breakfast took a long time to arrive and was barely warm. The second time the service was much better and our breakfast arrived quickly. The third morning there was a 45 minute wait. We noted a bus tour checking out, thus probably the reason for the wait. Collapse
Stay Date: 09/2017, tuckerbag wrote this review.
We took a basic cabin (cheap skates) but it was more than adequate because it was functional clean and warm when the heater was cranked up. Hot water shower which should not have surprised me considering we were in America. Steve checked us in and we… See more
We took a basic cabin (cheap skates) but it was more than adequate because it was functional clean and warm when the heater was cranked up. Hot water shower which should not have surprised me considering we were in America. Steve checked us in and we touched base with him regularly when the weather turned to snow and all the park exits were closed. The main building is classic and whilst the food in the cafeteria is something to be desired we had a couple of brews in the bar. Hats off to Patrick behind the bar. Collapse
Like A Shallow Western Belle
Stay Date: 09/2017, cot2ntail wrote this review.
This is our first time in Yellowstone National Park and we thought we would treat ourselves to a room in this quite famous hotel. The first sight of the long yellow structure located on the shores of serene Yellowstone Lake was quite impressive and … See more
This is our first time in Yellowstone National Park and we thought we would treat ourselves to a room in this quite famous hotel. The first sight of the long yellow structure located on the shores of serene Yellowstone Lake was quite impressive and evoked images of peace and serenity, but not for long.... We got a room in the newer 4-storey part of the hotel; a room on the third floor with a supposedly "mountain view". What it was really was the parking lot view. The room seemed comfortable enough, with a not too big bed and a small closet. The bathroom was quite modern and very clean. The trouble started when it was time to sleep. It turned out the floors and walls were too thin and one can hear all the goings-on in the adjacent rooms and in the rooms above - showers running, people walking back and forth, people talking, snoring, children running and laughing along the hallway, doors opening and closing, etc. One would think for the steep price of $489 per night, one could at least expect a modicum of peace and silence. Also, it was only on the second morning that we discovered there was a small safe in the closet, but it was located at the very bottom, you almost have to lie on your back, on the floor to access it. I don't know how the many senior people in the hotel could even attempt to use it. It seemed to be just an after-thought. There is a large formal dining restaurant which charges exorbitant prices. A buffet and an ala carte breakfast is served here as well, with what appears to be preferential (or maybe prejudicial) seating. When we came in the first morning, we were seated next to an empty table by the window. We asked whether we could be seated in that table. The person who was seating us went out and checked with the front desk; came back and told us that that section was understaffed and that there would be a long wait before we can see a server. So we said fine. Less than 5 minutes later, this same person came back and seated a couple in THAT SAME TABLE, and we noticed that that table was serviced by the same staff who was waiting on us. One would think for the sake of decency, they could come up with a more credible and convincing lie, or at least keep that table empty while we were still there. But why would they care? You are very fortunate to have been accepted as a guest in their hotel. Actually, that seemed to be the general attitude. No one ever greets you with a smile or a pleasant enough face. Everyone in charge of seating customers in this restaurant did it with haughtiness and arrogance. The following morning was less busy and we saw there were lots of vacant tables by the window, so again we asked for one. The hostess said, yes I can give you a table by the window, but the way she said it and her attitude sort of conveyed, "you don't really deserve one, but I will grant you that favor." I think this hotel is committing the mistake of equating their exorbitant prices with high quality, fine operation. In truth, it is very poorly run. The first morning, the teapot came on a serving plate with a dainty doily underneath. The next day, it just came by itself. They can't even afford to put teaspoons on the table. What they have are huge spoons normally used for soup or cereal. The servers all look tired and worn out, like they had just gone to bed, and here they are again, back to the grind. They are pleasant and helpful enough once you engage them, but you can sense that they are overworked and not getting enough rest. There was no one in that dining room with a smile. Collapse
Can't understand why this place is so expensive
Stay Date: 09/2017, Mary T wrote this review.
We stayed at the Lake Yellowstone Inn for 2 nights in September, 2017. Cost of room in main building was $461/night. Nothing wrong with the room or the hotel, they were functioning and ordinary. But for the life of me, I can't figure out how they can… See more
We stayed at the Lake Yellowstone Inn for 2 nights in September, 2017. Cost of room in main building was $461/night. Nothing wrong with the room or the hotel, they were functioning and ordinary. But for the life of me, I can't figure out how they can get away with charging that price for a tiny room!! They market the place and price it as if it was one of the historic grand resort hotels, such as the Greenbrier, the Homestead, the Williamsburg Inn, etc. I have stayed at those hotels in the past and rooms there cost roughly the same as the Lake Inn rooms. HOWEVER, those establishments have amenities, which the Lake Inn did not (no golf course, no spa, no gardens, no tennis courts, no indoor or outdoor swimming pool--not even an exercise room). The front "lawn" was a mass of weeds that hadn't been touched in years. Not a flower in sight. I guess they consider that "natural." (In fact, the flower arrangements in the hotel were plastic.) The beautiful lake out front had no access--no dock, no outdoor seating, no stairs to the sandy strip along the lake, no way to get to the water. I was told the water is cold--I wouldn't know, because we couldn't get there. It would have been nice to at least get my feet wet. Collapse
Expensive but worth it
Stay Date: 08/2017, Andrew K wrote this review.
Stayed in one of the Western Cabins, which was fairly recently renovated. At $275 a night it was expensive but being able to be up early and out late in Yellowstone was well worth it as was the ability to walk down to the lake at sunset. The room was… See more
Stayed in one of the Western Cabins, which was fairly recently renovated. At $275 a night it was expensive but being able to be up early and out late in Yellowstone was well worth it as was the ability to walk down to the lake at sunset. The room was a good size and equipped with a coffee making machine but no microwave and especially no fridge, which I think is a big let down. It is possible to keep things cold by getting ice from the ice machines which are located near the cabins. On check in we were asked if we wanted to have the more environmentally friendly option – basically they don’t visit your room throughout the stay – if you are tempted by this you need to realise that they won’t then come and refill your coffee and tea rack – which is one of the few perks on offer! Most other places I’ve stayed where similar “Green deals” are on offer at least you get something back in return. Collapse
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