Xanterra, the private, for profit company that has the contract to operate and maintain all of the visitor facilities (food, lodging, shops) in Yellowstone National Park, does a very poor job and is very pricey.
The Yellowstone River Motel, in Gardiner MT just outside the northern entrance, is a great alternative to staying at a Xanterra-run facility. We stayed in the newer section of the hotel, on the second floor, had 2 queen beds in a very spacious, clean room. Hotel staff were very friendly, room was clean, had a fridge and microwave. It did have a small TV -- but really folks, do you need a TV at YNP? This hotel has a small patio area with seats and tables that overlook the Yellowstone River. I would definitely recommend this hotel.
- Also Known As:
- Yellowstone River Hotel Gardiner
- Yellowstone River Motel Gardiner, Montana