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“Try it. You'll love it” 4 of 5 bubbles
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The Historic Madison Hotel
Ranked #18 of 39 Hotels in West Yellowstone
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67 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Try it. You'll love it”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2013

Historic to the point that rooms in the main building (all 6 of them) do not have baths. Central bath brings back the true old days.
Cottage style rooms with full bath complete the property in downtown location.
WiFi, Comp coffee,tea and a Unique gift shop are all here. Oldest continuous use property in West Yellowstone steeped in history. Presidents and actors have stayed here.
Reasonable price and worth a visit.
The proprietor is wonderful, helpful and aims to please. If you want a taste of the old West, stay here.

Room Tip: Main building rooms are historical gems.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2013 via mobile

I would have given it five stars if it had a attached bath. Room was well decored, cozy looking but small. It is a youth hostel so keep that in mind. It has a cabin like feel to it. You would find lot if antiques in the corridor and lobby. Close to downtown. Doesn't have breakfast but has many good resturanta right next door. It has a cool looking gift shop. Front desk was very helpful and friendly. Good location very close to the ynp west entrance.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2013 via mobile

Excellent value for money in this very touristic town where it can be quite expensive to stay. We stayed in a private room which was very cute. There is wood everywhere in the hotel. The showers are in the corridor but extremely clean. Nice porch to hang out on. We ended up staying for three nights.Our room was cleaned every day.Because if the figure 8 of the park,you kind of have to make West Yellowstone your base. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful. They even post your mail for you. Definitely a place I would recommend.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Boise, Idaho
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2013 via mobile

My girlfriend and I found this hostel late in the evening during peak season. Soooo clean. Very quaint and rustic. Reminded me of Old Faithful Inn. Shared shower and bathroom down the hall (which were super clean) and there was also a wash basin in the room. Def will come again!!!

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Newman Lake, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2013

Stayed in the newer Motel rooms. Loved the rustic feel of the log walls and furniture throughout. Our room had everything we needed to be comfortable. Nice family friendly owned business. Within walking distance of all the shops in town, which was great for window shopping and dining out. The Madison gift shop is filled with something for everyone. Felt very much like home away from home.

Room Tip: "Motel rooms are more modern with the same rustic touch of the historic hotel"
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Pamela L
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Sharpsburg, GA
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14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2013

My sister and I recently took our nieces on a trip to Yellowstone and stayed at the Historic Madison Hotel. We were all very excited to be staying in this cute little mom and pop type hotel as opposed to a chain. We were not disappointed. The room was so cute - it looked like the interior of a little cabin and slept all six of us comfortably. While the furnishings were not fancy, the room was clean and the staff was friendly. I was disappointed that they did not offer breakfast, but that gave us an excuse to get the awesome buckwheat pancakes at a nearby cafe!

Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Seattle, Washington
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21 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2012

Stayed here for 1 night. Great location. Right down town and just down the street from the West Yellowstone entrance. The rooms upstairs in the Historic part of the Hotel are very charming in the sense of decoration and your basic amenities. Some have private baths and some do not. That is a choice you can make when booking your room on their website. The rooms upstairs do not have TV. So if that is important to you I'd suggest booking in the newer Motel area or select a different establishment. The pictures are very true to what you will get. In respects to the noise. The rooms upstairs DO have very thin walls. The rooms also have what feel like the old springboard mattresses. Whether this is true or not, I'm not sure. I forgot to look. Noise around us didnt seem to bother us since we travel with earplugs anyway....but I didn't sleep well due to the springy mattress.

Having to walk through the shop to get to the Reservation desk is different. Felt very cluttered. There is a TON of stuff in their shop.

The following morning I asked to take a look at a couple of their other rooms behind the establishment...the Motel area. Next time I may book in these rooms. They have the similar rustic style but more of your standard size room with TV.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Property: The Historic Madison Hotel
Address: 139 Yellowstone Avenue, Box 1370, West Yellowstone, MT 59758
Region: United States > Montana > West Yellowstone
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Ranked #18 of 39 Hotels in West Yellowstone
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — The Historic Madison Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 32
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