We are a family with 3 girls (11, 9 & 6) visiting Yellowstone for the first time in July 2013. I read that it was best to stay in the park. Our first 2 nights we will be spending in Canyon Lodge. The next two days, we would like to visit the Old Faithful area, however, there are no rooms available there. (I will continue to check at the park for any new openings by Old Faithful.) I was able to get lodging at Grant Village, but we had to get 2 rooms with 1 queen bed in each, and the rooms may not be anywhere near each other. I also reserved a room at the Comfort Inn in West Yellowstone where we are all able to stay in the same room and save $250. From looking at the map, I see that West Yellowstone is a little bit further than Grant Village. I'm wondering if it makes that much of a difference to be in the park when I will be almost as far away from the Old Faithful area as I would in West Yellowstone? I'm willing to pay the extra if it really is a better option. Just curious what those of you who have been there think.