There are so many things wrong with this hotel that anywhere else the score would be lower but there are so many other things that are fabulous that you forgive the faults!
We had a standard room in the west wing. It was quite small with just one double bed. The decoration was dowdy dull and a little worn. The bathroom was small with mediocre fittings. There was no TV, no fridge, no microwave, no wifi etc but............. LOOK OUT OF THE WINDOW! Even without a geyser view the hotel location was probably the best we have ever experienced. Who needs wifi when you have Yellowstone? Who needs a TV when you have that lobby?
If there is a more fabulous lobby in an any hotel anywhere in the world I have yet to see it! To sit on a balcony sofa drinking wine, listening to the live music and just soaking up the history and atmosphere is a fabulous experience! To get up early and see Old Faithful erupt on a bright frosty morning with no one about is amazing! To walk out of the front door straight into the geyser basin is incredible! The location is perfect!
We ate dinner once in the hotel as I had booked in advance. Any other evening we would have had to eat so late it would almost be time for breakfast! No problem, the Snow Lodge is close by and the wait time is much less there. Breakfast at the Old Faithful Inn was good value.
The staff was mixed. Some were excellent. Others reacted like they were seasonal workers who didn't give a dam. If only this place had to try harder to have full occupancy it would be unbelievable!
One final thing, by booking through a UK travel company that used a USA booking agency we ended up paying double the rack rate! Supply and demand! Book direct if you can! Also check your final bill. There were things on ours that we had already paid in advance!
So despite a poor room, mediocre service and being ripped off we have no regrets about going to the Old Faithful Inn. They must be doing something right!!!!
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- Also Known As:
- Old Faithful Hotel Yellowstone National Park
- Old Faithful Inn Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
- Old Faithful Wyoming