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Best Western Desert Inn
Ranked #5 of 39 Hotels in West Yellowstone
Certificate of Excellence
Dublin, Georgia
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63 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Good value with a great breakfast.”
Reviewed 25 January 2011

We were a group of four couples with four rooms. This is the third time I have stayed here and the room is a good value. The (no extra charge) full breakfast is as good as you will find.
The hotel is clean and comfortable and best of all is centrally located and in walking distance of most things in town. Do not miss Bullwinkles next door (bar and restaurant).
The indoor pool is very clean and neat and the hotel staff are more than helpful.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled with friends
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Terri-manager, Manager at Best Western Desert Inn, responded to this review, 2 February 2011
Thank you so much for your recent review! It is nice to know when we are doing things right. We look forward to having you as our guest in the future.
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Daytona Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 29 September 2010

The motel was very clean, the breakfast was good and the location excellent. You are close to the park and to all the shops.
I had a little trouble understanding some of the people at the front desk, they had a heavy accent.
We were traveling with our dog and I would have appreciated directions to where I could walk her. They had no grassy area around the motel but there was a park very close to walk to.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 September 2010

We stayed 2 nights in this average, standard motel. Price is a little high for what is offered, but location at entrance of the park is convenient. Zero charm, and poor service, but perfect for transit before getting into park.

  • Stayed August 2010
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Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 267 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2010

A recent stay at the Best Western was disappointing. I selected it because of its location and availability on short notice, and that's exactly what I got. The public areas of the hotel are consistent with an older budget property, although there is a flat-screen in the lobby. The room furnishings are dated and worn, and the room was not very clean. The furniture seemed to be a mishmash of someone's leftovers. We had a table but no chairs to pull up to it. There were a couple of upholstered chairs, but they were sagging and looked to have been slept in recently. The hotel was noisy to the point that I finally resorted to earplugs. Unfortunately, I took them out and had to listen to the people in the next room talk loudly from about 5:00 on. The breakfast did not improve matters. The options were consistent with a budget hotel. There might have been a few more choices, but the attendant did not fill/refill. There was an emply hot dish, for example, that apparently contained something at some point, but between 6:30 a.m. and 7 a.m. it was empty. Another dish apparently was supposed to contain yogurt, because he was filling it for the first time as we left. All in all, it was not a pleasant stay other than the short drive to the Yellowstone entrance.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2010

This is one of 2 or 3 Best Westerns in West Yellowstone. We stayed here because of its close location (less than one mile) to the gates of Yellowstone Park. We had a standard room with 2 queen beds. The rooms were oversized with 2 comfortable chairs off to the side and plenty of foot room. We also had a microwave and nice sized refrigerator in the room. The two nights spent at this hotel were the best of our trip!

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2010

Excellent. I expected budget accommodation given the price but was pleasantly surprised. The room and bathroom was really nice and felt quite luxurious. The room was really large. Good and free wifi. Great location, very close to yellowstone park west entrance and lots of restaurants nearby. It did have a pool and jaccuzi, but we never used it so can't really comment but looked fine.
Only downside was that the breakfast was pretty poor, but I think you already get a lot more than what you can expect for the price.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
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florida
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28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2010

5 of us, all adults, stayed for 5 nights in 3 rooms..staff very accomodating, rooms clean, great indoor pool and hot tub, good breakfast, good location..will be back again

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled with friends
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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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