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Hatchet Resort
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Moran
San Diego
Level 5 Contributor
94 reviews
65 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
“Avoid If You Can”
Reviewed 19 July 2014

This motel is on a road used by large trucks from time to time (i.e. can be noisy). It is remote in the sense that the nearest alternative restaurant is many miles away. You are trapped in that regard. Our cabin was nice and spacious, but had a porch that looked out on the gas pumps (motel has its own gas station) about 25 yards away. There was no refrigerator in the room and there is no ice machine. They direct you to the back of the restaurant, where an cook will fill a bag of ice for you. This is not a terrible hotel and the restaurant was not terrible, but having driven through the national park just prior, it was a real disappointment. If you can do so, pay the extra cost (if any) for one of the national park accommodations. You'll have a nice view, various restaurant options and you'll be in the park with gorgeous views, rather than at a lonely and sometimes noisy roadside motel.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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San Salvador, El Salvador
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Reviewed 15 July 2014

Well furnished cabin with a huge bathroom close to the Grand Tetons. It felt a little far from Yellowstone, but that may be because we were tired, hungry, and it was late and therefore completely deserted and dark outside. A minor complaint is that the management didn't leave the password for the internet, so I knocked on a neighbor's door and got it that way. Our cabin was much more expensive than what we paid just outside the northeastern entrance to Yellowstone in Cooke City, but still much cheaper than anything comparable within the parks.

Room Tip: We stayed in cabin 28 -- separate bedroom, couch with a trundle bed, mini fridge, and a huge bathroo...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Scotts
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Reviewed 10 July 2014

Reserved two nights, stayed one and they refused to refund anything for the second night, we didn't use. No breakfast included-the prices at the restaurants we out of sight!
9.50 for two eggs. And the waitress from the whetstone added her own 10.00 tip.
Not a good value for the money and poor customer service

  • Stayed July 2014
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DC Metro
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139 reviews
48 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 2 July 2014

I chose this because it was close to the Grand Tetons and not in a crowded area. The room was nice and clean. The bed was comfortable and there was free WiFi available in the room. No fridge or microwave in the standard room. Limited cable stations. I was tired so I slept like a log. My friend said that the kids in the next room kept her awake all night. Decent for a one-night stay. I felt it was a bit pricey, but probably no more so than any other motel in the area.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Springboro, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2014

First, resort is a rather grand term when applied to this stop along the side of the road. While there is a certain amount of charm to the place, we found employees generally didn't care about anything. This led to an unsatisfactory experience overall. To be fair one gal who served breakfast was great. The norm was "Yea we know wifi doesn't really work well in the rooms. You can sit out on a bench by the office". Really? Be eaten by mosquitoes and have no place to write? Oh, and the phones don't work in the room either, so you have to walk to the office to communicate the information that will be promptly ignored.

There is a claim by management in a response to a prior review that they installed new mattresses. Giving them the benefit of the doubt, maybe they did. However, the mattresses are 4 inches thick and it seems like the box springs have not been replaced. The beds are not comfortable at all.

A plus is that you are closer to the (Grand Teton) park than if staying in Jackson and its less crowded - since there is nothing within 10 miles of the "resort".

All in all I cannot recommend the facility due to the poor quality of service. If I return to the area, I will be looking for other lodging. I suggest you do the same.

Room Tip: Suites are roomy, but there is no comfortable furniture. Most have a view of the Teton range from a...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Sunnyvale, California
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Reviewed 27 June 2014

We stayed at the Hatchet Resort for a week and will stay there again. Staff could not have been more pleasant. Room was rustic and basic but clean and comfortable. Hatchet has a restaurant, small store and gas pumps along with a trail behind the resort that goes for miles.
Location is close to the National Park entrance. We would highly recommend to a friend.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Anchorage, Alaska
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2014 via mobile

We checked into room 4. The decor was quaint but the room was dark and several bugs in our room were unwelcome. The staff was friendly especially at the restaurants (BBQ brisket was outstanding). There was also a convenient store and gas station. It's a no frills resort and although lodging at the parks south entrance is limited, I would consider all options before booking again.

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Additional Information about Hatchet Resort

Property: Hatchet Resort
Address: 19980 East Highway 287, Moran, WY 83013
Region: United States > Wyoming > Jackson Hole > Moran
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Moran
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hatchet Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 22
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