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“Review for the Saloon & Public Areas” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Historic Occidental Hotel & Saloon and The Virginian Restaurant

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The Historic Occidental Hotel & Saloon and The Virginian Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 17 Hotels in Buffalo
Certificate of Excellence
Wilmington, Delaware
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656 reviews
65 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 604 helpful votes
“Review for the Saloon & Public Areas”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2014

The "Ox" as locals call it, is a beautifully maintained gem of a hotel and saloon from the 1800's. It was booked and we didn't get to stay here, but we did enjoy the Saloon and take a look around the public areas of the hotel. The very very friendly staff is happy to show the place to visitors. The saloon has entertainment at night (we were there in the day) but is lively even on a weekend during the day. If you can't get a room, it's still worth the stop to see this beauty and have a beverage!

Room Tip: Book waaaaaaaay ahead!
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Halle (Saale), Germany
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2014

I stayed there in June for three nights and enjoyed these days very much. The weather wasn't very good, but if you are in the Occidental, it doesn't matter. Everybody who likes the history of the Old West should have been there, not only for a visit in the hotel of an hour, but for some days! Not to forget the awesome Russell-painting in the lobby ...

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Bob S
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Orlando, Florida
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2014

On a 6000 mile roadtrip, I reserved the Hole in the Wall room for a night, to fall between the Badlands, Mt Rushmore and the Devil's Tower on the east, and Yellowstone on the west. Did not tell my wife. As we came into Buffalo after dark, she was completely puzzled where we would be spending the night, after passing by all the properties she considered likely choices. When I pulled up in front of this ancient red brick structure she thought was a feedstore, she was beside herself. Turned out our stay at the Occidental was the highlight of the trip. What a charming place! We absolutely loved it. I have been trying to think of a way to do it again, tho there are too many other places we have yet to see. Only thing I would do different - we would arrive no later than 3 or 4 in the afternoon, so we could view all the rooms before they were occupied. When we arrived, our was the only one still open for viewing.

Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Helena, Montana
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2014

Tips for travelers, make sure you are going to stay the nights reserved because if you have a change of plans you will not get a refund unless ALL the rooms get rented.
At first sight it is a lovely historic hotel, but our room, Owen Wister, had cockroaches, tons of dead bugs in windowsill, a broken toilet seat, mold on shower curtain curtain, holes in the sheets, very worn bathmat, ripped carpets, and the antique couch had a back that was broke in half. Sure it is a historic hotel but do the basics and the ammenites have to be historic too? For almost $200 a night travelers deserve a lot better quality.
The Virginian restaurant had very good food, but the hostess was very put out when we requested a table away from the front door. Because of her we only ate one meal there.

Room Tip: Room 32 (Owen Wister) is the only one with a balcony
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Laurie M
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Okeechobee, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2014

My wife and I were in Buffalo, WY for the July Longmire celebration. Great event in a great little town. If you are fortunate enough to visit, you MUST take in the Occidental Hotel and Saloon. It is loaded with old west history. We were not able to stay in one of the rooms frequented by famous characters like Butch Cassidy or the Sundance Kid (lesson here: make your reservations early), but we did come by the saloon several times for a meal or a cold beer. By all means make this stop on a Thursday night. Several local musicians (I counted more than 10, including David Stuart, one of the proprietors) show up for a musical jam session, featuring a variety of country and western, as well as Bluegrass, including some original tunes. Get there early and have supper; I recommended the open-faced bison burger sandwich. Be sure to drop by the front desk and say hello to Angela. She is a smiling wealth of information and guidance--a real gem.

Stayed July 2014, travelled solo
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Columbus, Ohio
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30 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2014

Linda and I stayed 3 nights in the President Hoover suite. We were very satisfied with the room(s), at least during the time we spent inside...All of the staff members were more than helpful in regards to information about places to see and things to do in the Buffalo/Johnson County area. Make sure to explore the rest of the hotel, you might be surprised at what you might find in the common areas! Now on to the Saloon-it is a must see stop. Make sure you go to the Thursday night "jam session" if possible, just get there plenty early to get a good seat. All of the musicians are pretty good, and audience participation is encouraged. If you like beer, ask Brittany for a "reindeer", and see what you get( hint-it's Sheriff Longmire's favorite ) Nuff said!!! We can't wait to return to this place again...

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 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 Shane W
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Southampton
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88 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014

Stayed in President Hoover Suite on the Ground (US First) floor. Ate in bar as on Sunday the restaurant was closed. Enjoyed too many drinks in a unique Western place with music provided by our host on his guitar.

Food and beer great. Atmospheric and not to be missed!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Steve K
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Property: The Historic Occidental Hotel & Saloon and The Virginian Restaurant
Address: 10 N Main St, Buffalo, WY 82834-1815
Region: United States > Wyoming > Buffalo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Buffalo
#7 Family Hotel in Buffalo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 19
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 
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