I booked this motel online for our two-day stay in West Yellowstone. Ordinarily we stay at larger motel chains like Best Western, but after talking to Brian on the phone I decided that this motel would meet our needs; and it had a much more reasonable price.
We were warmly greeted by both Patty and Brian when we first arrived from Bozeman. After we got signed in, Patty took us over to our room, which was small, but oh, so charming. We had a king-size bed which was extremely comfortable, and had a gorgeous comforter and pillows on it. We knew we'd come to the right place... it was such a change from the more sterile motel rooms we'd been used to.
As others have said, the office has a basket filled with goodies for the taking, such as granola bars, small candies; the rooms don't have microwaves as no cooking is allowed, but Patty and Brian gladly let us use the microwave in the office for heating up hot cocoa (provided). Coffee is also provided there in the office.
The room had a table so that I could set up our laptop, and the wi-fi is password protected which is a lot better than the totally unsecured wi-fi in the big motels. My husband could sit in the other chair and read while I was downloading photos and answering emails.
Yes, the bathroom is very small, and to wash our hands we had to walk across the room to the sink. But the shower had excellent water pressure and there was a basket filled with soap, shampoo, lotion, etc. And it was squeaky clean, as was the entire room. We learned that Brian and Patty do all the cleaning themselves, and what a difference that makes.
We parked our car right outside our unit the first night; the second night we parked at the end of the driveway but that was no big deal.
I can't say enough wonderful things about this motel! What I appreciated most was the cleanliness and the friendliness of Brian and Patty. It was like we were family and they were delighted that we were there. It snowed a little the first night we were there, but inside our room we were warm and cozy.
The motel is right on a main street, but our room was extremely quiet. The only thing that didn't work was the deadbolt on our door, and like PopTopBob I forgot to mention it to Brian.
This motel was a refreshing change from the chain motels we'd been used to, and we would stay here again in a heartbeat. Highly recommended!
- Also Known As:
- Alpine Hotel West Yellowstone
- Alpine Motel West Yellowstone, Montana