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Best Western Desert Inn
Ranked #7 of 39 Hotels in West Yellowstone
Certificate of Excellence
Winnipeg, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Off season is awesome”
Reviewed 17 October 2013

Room size is excellent. Bed was comfortable and the room was spotless. Was so quiet at night you could hear yourself breathing. Hot breakfast was excellent with lots of variety. Staff was friendly and there were no surprises.

Room Tip: Awesome in the off season.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 10 October 2013

This was a very good Best Western. Relatively new, quiet and clean and located in the middle of town. Our room was larger than standard and that was a nice feature. The standard amenities of mini fridge hair dryer and HDTV with HBO were included as was the continental breakfast in the mornings. The staff was efficient and polite.

However, something just felt kind of cold here. Maybe it was due to the fact there were a lot of foreign tourists who didn't speak English during our stay. Maybe it's burnout from the sheer volume of visitors through West Yellowstone and it was the end of the season. There just wasn't anything here that I found to be outstanding - not from the staff, the rooms or the food. All pretty much standard and what I expect. No surprises, good or bad. That isn't wrong but I'm not on business coming here. It's a vacation and some personality would have been nice.

Room Tip: I would prefer a room on the south side facing the parking lot and entrance. The back is kind of for...
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Grand Rapids, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2013

Excellent room size, comfortable bed, adequate bathroom, nice people. Nicely located in relation to Yellowstone, Grizzly and Wolf Center, Earthquake Museum, and restaurants. Be mindful that there are three Best Westerns in town so get the right one from your confirmation.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Grangeville, Idaho
Level 5 Contributor
70 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2013

I always stay at the Desert Inn when visiting West Yellowstone. The rooms are roomy, well appointed, and clean. I love crawling into their beds. We've never had a problem with noise. There is always a great selection of hot and cold breakfast items. The safe has always been friendly and the check in and check out process is always correct and efficient. The only negative that I tend to grumble about when staying there is finding a parking spot. This last time we had to park out by a fence in the gravel in the dark behind someone's house. I did not like that at all. My suggestion is if you stay here, plan to arrive before too late in your evenings in order to secure a parking spot. It's in a great location and just a few blocks from Yellowstone Park's we entrance.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Boise, Idaho
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113 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2013

Stayed here mid-Sept and used it as our homebase for flyfishing the area. I was really surprised at the size of the room - more than double most other 3 star places. Bathroom was a bit small. The place was clean and well-maintained during our stay. When I say it was pet-friendly, I was a bit concerned but you'd never know it from the condition, cleanliness, and lack of ordor in the room. Love the fridge - always a perk when on vacation.
We had made our reservations ~ 2 mos ahead and I'm glad we did - the 'No Vacancy' sign went up just after we arrived.
Great location, central to everything. Front staff were great - friendly and helpful throughout stay.
It's one of three Best Westerns (maybe more?) in West Yellowstone so be aware of which one you pick!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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17 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2013

This hotel is nice and clean and appears to be fairly new, but is no three star hotel and is extremely overpriced. The rooms are large as mentioned in other reviews, but the beds are hard. However, the pillows are amazing. The hotel is also extremely noisey. The walls are really thing and traffic is easily heard both day and night. TV's in both adjoining rooms could be heard throughout the night. The pool and spa area appear nice, but for whatever reason there seem to be a lot of children here at this time and they seem to dominate this area. Requested a ground floor room way and in advance and request was not met.

Breakfast is pretty good with quite a bit to choose from and seems to offer some variety each day. No waffle maker however.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Idaho
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25 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2013

Nice place to stay. Clean and comfortable. A bit expensive for what you get, but this is likely due to the location. Breakfast is good but crowded. We would stay here again. Our only constructive criticism is for the hotel to get more comfortable pillows.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Best Western Desert Inn
Address: 133 N Canyon St, Us 20, 191 & 287, West Yellowstone, MT 59758-9500
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Region: United States > Montana > West Yellowstone
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in West Yellowstone
#8 Romantic Hotel in West Yellowstone
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Best Western Desert Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 74
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Three-story Hotel built on the site of original hotel, located within 2 blocks of west entrance to Yellowstone Nat'l Park. ... more   less 
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