We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Great except for wifi”
Review of Three Bear Lodge

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 6 more sites!
Three Bear Lodge
Ranked #11 of 39 Hotels in West Yellowstone
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeadersSilver level
Houston, Texas
Level 5 Contributor
72 reviews
55 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Great except for wifi”
Reviewed 22 July 2014

We stayed at the upstairs room at the lodge. Room was clean and spacious. Beautifully decorated with handcrafted wooded furniture. Lobby was warm and well-decorated too. Hotel was close to the park entrance, quiet but yet within walking distance to shops. No complaints except for the bad wifi. No elevator to the upstairs rooms so do request for the first floor if need to. Wished breakfast was included in the room price but hotel did give a discount voucher for breakfast (kids eat free) at their restaurant next door.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank luv2trav3
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Clyde S, Manager at Three Bear Lodge, responded to this review, 2 August 2014
Thank you for commenting on your stay here at the Three Bear Lodge! Thanks for reminding reviewers about not having an elevator for the second floor and to request a main floor if it is required. We give three dollar discount coupons for the adults for breakfast in our restaurant and kids twelve and under eat free off the children's menu. We hope to see you again on your return trip to West Yellowstone!

Sincerely,

Travis Watt
General Manager
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

647 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    236
    255
    115
    27
    14
See reviews for
262
265
15
3
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (172)
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
SLC
Level 6 Contributor
224 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2014

The location is fantastic if you plan on walking around town. Check in was fast and friendly. When we first turned down the back alley and saw the door to the room, we were worried about it being a complete dump. To our delight, the room was clean and comfortable. Beds and pillows were neither too hard nor too soft. Above all, it was QUIET -- and we were next to the swimming pool! Three Bears isn't fancy, and the mini fridge didn't get cold enough to even store leftovers from dinner. All things considered, I'd stay there again.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank ruup4adventure2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Clyde S, Manager at Three Bear Lodge, responded to this review, 24 July 2014
Thank you for commenting on your stay here at the Three Bear Lodge! We are glad you enjoyed your stay. We have had many people comment about the updates we've made inside the rooms in the motel section. We are also very glad you brought up how quiet it is at night. We hope to see you again on your return trip to West Yellowstone!

Sincerely,

Travis Watt
General Manager
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
surrey, british columbia
Level 6 Contributor
144 reviews
74 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 336 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2014

I stayed at the Three Bear Lodge in West Yellowstone, Montana for one night (July 28, 2014) while on a motorcycle trip through Yellowstone National Park. The location of the Three Bear Lodge is excellent, and you can walk to everything in town (including Yellowstone National Park).

When staying in West Yellowstone, one has to remember that the town exists for one reason, and one reason only: to fleece vacationers. I had a king room with Jacuzzi tub in the motel portion of the Three Bear Lodge, for the price of $200.21 (inclusive of all taxes and fees). Thus, while $200.21 is a ridiculous rate to pay for a room in a motor lodge, the Three Bear Lodge is priced appropriate to other hotels and motels in West Yellowstone.

I found my room (404) to be clean and the bed comfortable. Linens and towels were of average quality, and the Jacuzzi tub truly is massive and built for two. The furnishings were appropriate to the Yellowstone area; but remember, this is a motor lodge, not a five star hotel.

On a scale of 1 to 10, where 1 is terrible and 10 is excellent, I give the Three Bear Lodge a solid 7.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
3 Thank David P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Clyde S, Manager at Three Bear Lodge, responded to this review, 24 July 2014
Thank you for commenting on your stay here at the Three Bear Lodge! If you're looking for a better rate in West Yellowstone, I recommend either before Memorial Day or after Labor Day. The crowds are less congested, spring and fall are FANTASTIC times to enjoy the park, and the rates are a little lower. We hope to see you again on your return visit to West Yellowstone!

Sincerely,

Travis Watt
General Manager
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Texas
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2014

We were not thrilled with our accommodations at the Three Bears. We stayed in the motel section and were assigned to the far back corner. There was a lot of street noise and parking lot noise. The room itself was ok - but the smell of disinfectant was overpowering (better than lack of any I guess). We did enjoy our breakfast in the restaurant in the lodge.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank mkh7
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Clyde S, Manager at Three Bear Lodge, responded to this review, 24 July 2014
Thank you for commenting on your stay here at the Three Bear Lodge. We apologize that we did not meet your standards. If you do decide to stay with us on your return visit to West Yellowstone, I recommend the lodge rooms, in contrast to the motel section. They have inside entrances to the rooms, they are five years new, and have less street noise. Regardless of where you stay, we hope you come back and enjoy West Yellowstone and Yellowstone National Park!

Sincerely,

Travis Watt
General Manager
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Kimberly, ID
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2014

This property features a main lodge and an older "motel" section. We were in the motel section. The room was clean but old and outdated. The only air conditioning is an old in wall unit and unfortunately ours did not work. The beds were hard. We have stayed in West Yellowstone before - there are several nicer properties but we were traveling with family and this is the accommodation they selected. Poor value for the money. I probably would not stay here again, although if I did, I would stay in the Lodge in the main building - but be aware those rooms are even more money.

Room Tip: Avoid the older motel section - if you stay here - stay in the Main Lodge.
See more room tips
  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank AnitaH49
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Billings, Montana
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2014

I love this place! The lodge is logs, through & through...even the furniture. If you are traveling with extended family or friends & have young children, you HAVE to stay in the 3 Bears room. This is a suite-style room: a private King bedroom (w/ TV) that has room enough for a crib. The main room has a Queen bed, desk, TV, fridge, microwave, large dining room table & 6 chairs! Also a private veranda with chairs & tables. There is a separate "room" (curtains on windows & door) with a toddler bed & twin bed, child-size log table, chair & bench. The kids LOVE this! I highly recommend 3 Bear Lodge to everybody I know :-)

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank EnvroMentl1957
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Richmond, Kentucky
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2014

We were in the "motel" and had a great experience. He room was clean and roomy and there was little outside noise. We enjoyed the pool and the hot tub after several miles of hiking in Yellowstone (the west entrance is only a mile down the road). Grocery store, shops, pizza and other eateries are within easy walking distance. The lodge gives guests coupons for breakfast at their restaurant- $3 off for each adult and free for children, and the food is great. I would stay here again, for sure.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Dave P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these West Yellowstone hotels
0.2 mi away
Explorer Cabins at Yellowstone
Explorer Cabins at Yellowstone
#2 of 39 in West Yellowstone
704 reviews
0.3 mi away
Gray Wolf Inn and Suites
Gray Wolf Inn and Suites
#5 of 39 in West Yellowstone
760 reviews
0.2 mi away
Yellowstone Park Hotel
Yellowstone Park Hotel
#4 of 39 in West Yellowstone
576 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.2 mi away
Moose Creek Inn
Moose Creek Inn
#16 of 39 in West Yellowstone
348 reviews
0.3 mi away
Best Western Desert Inn
Best Western Desert Inn
#7 of 39 in West Yellowstone
720 reviews
0.1 mi away
ClubHouse Inn West Yellowstone
ClubHouse Inn West Yellowstone
#9 of 39 in West Yellowstone
728 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Three Bear Lodge? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Three Bear Lodge

Property: Three Bear Lodge
Address: 217 Yellowstone Ave, West Yellowstone, MT 59758
Region: United States > Montana > West Yellowstone
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Green Hotel in West Yellowstone
#11 Romantic Hotel in West Yellowstone
#11 Family Hotel in West Yellowstone
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Three Bear Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 70
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Lodge constructed in 2009 and the Motel rooms remodeled in 2011. From the moment you approach this impressive Lodge, you will realize it is no ordinary hotel. From the massive volcanic rock, log, and beam exterior, through the dramatic lobby and reclaimed materials in the common areas — you will know you are in for a unique experience. As you open the door to your spacious and comfortable room you will be enraptured by the handmade furniture crafted with reclaimed wood from the original 1932 building.Outdoor swimming pool is open during the summer months. Be sure to stop next door and experience our famous Three Bear Restaurant for breakfast and dinner. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Hotels.com, TripOnline SA, Evoline ltd, Ebookers and Cancelon so you can book your Three Bear Lodge reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
3 Bear Lodge
Three Bear Hotel West Yellowstone
Three Bear West Yellowstone
Three Bear Lodge West Yellowstone, Montana

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing