Other reviews were a bit mixed so we decided only to stay one night instead of the two originally planned. We should have stayed the two nights. This hotel is absolutely fantastic. We stayed in the clear creek suite at the back, which was a lovely big room full of antique furniture and full of character. The saloon is world class - we have been in bars, pubs and saloons around the world and this one is in the top ten. The bartender was friendly, the locals were great and the atmosphere was great. The room itself is just amazing. The restaurant was equally fabulous, but as it was a Sunday night, it was closed and we had to eat in the cafe. We would have loved to have tried the restaurant, for the atmosphere and decor alone... One point of advice, if you are staying on a night when the restaurant is closed, do eat in the saloon. It is much nicer and has more atmosphere than the cafe. (The only downside we found is that the cafe service is poor and the food not so good - which applied to both dinner and breakfast. The cafe isn't to the standard of the rest of the hotel.)
For anyone from Europe, who likes something historic with class, this place is an absolute must.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 1880 Historical Hotel, Saloon, Cafe and Western Dining Restaurant Living museum, outdoor green area along Clear Creek ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Historic Occidental Hotel And Saloon And The Virginian Restaurant
- The Historic Occidental Hotel & Saloon And The Virginian Restaurant Buffalo, Wyoming