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Dunraven Lodge
Reviewed 22 June 2014

Great rooms, though a bit dated in decor. The building has a nice porch area where we sat outside and played cards one night, and there is a large living room inside the building as well. The rooms were very clean and the staff there was friendly. We didn't spend much time in the room itself because the park was so beautiful. We didn't miss the AC, TV, or wifi, but some people may complain about that. I thought the quality of the room was great considering it was state park and the focus should be mostly on nature. Only complaint is that the beds were quite small.

Room Tip: I'm not sure what the other rooms in the park are like, but we were happy with this room.
  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 22 June 2014

Stayed at Dunraven Lodge for three days in early June. Not sure what makes this place a "lodge" and not sure how Dunraven gets ranked #1 in Yellowstone National Park and Cascade Lodge gets ranked #5? Dunraven and Cascade Lodges are about 5 yards apart from each other and at first blush appear identical. Maybe Dunraven is newer, but the outside appearance look idenitical.
Expect a simple clean room with absolutely no hotel services. Canyon check-in is up the road at the Canyon Visitor area- about 1/2 mile before Dunraven and Cascade Lodges. Once you check in and receive your keys there are no "lodge" or hotel personal at the facility with the exception of housekeeping. Our room was located on the bottom floor. Very simple double bed, single cup coffee maker, and small bathroom. Cleanliness was excellent- housekeeping was excellent. Beds were comfortable, pillows were terrible. A lot of construction outside the two lodges, never was a factor during our trip. If this hotel was not inside Yellowstone, I suspect the rate would be closer to $59-69 per night. You are certainly paying for location. Overall, I would stay at Dunraven Lodge again, may even consider one of the cabins.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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5  Thank scohel1
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Reviewed 21 June 2014

Dunraven lodge is located in the canyon area. Very centrally located and we were not very far from the Hayden and the Lamar valley. We stayed at a room with 2 double beds for 2 nights. The room was small but quite clean and bathroom was clean as well. The Lodge is very rustic and you pay a premium for being in the park. We were on the top floor with our window facing the woods but we didn't get to see any wildlife from our window. No telephone, iron, TV in the room but I guess you don't need them as you ll be outdoors enjoying the park. No cellphone reception in area (Verizon) Overall the convenience of staying in the park trumps every thing and I will certainly stay there when we visit YS next time

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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3  Thank JujuFam
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Reviewed 18 June 2014

I stayed here with my family for one night last week. We had just come from Jackson Hole and had already stayed in Mammoth Hot Springs, Old Faithful, and West Yellowstone. We were pretty dissapointed with this property. The Dunraven is the newest property we were told. It is in need of some major updating in the rooms. It felt like a hotel room from the 80s or 90s. It was clean though. No problems there which is important. If the Dunraven is the newest, I would hate to see what the cabins and other buildings look like. This is your no thrills place to stay. That's fine, but I don't understand why your basic room with two beds costs more than $220 a night. You could stay in another place in the park like the Old Faithful Inn for less and have a much better stay. If you want to stay in the Canyon area, this is probably your best option. I would have been more content if the prices were more reasonable. We weren't thrilled to have housekeeping knock repeatedly on our door in the morning. We didn't sleep in, this was all before 9:00am. Don't forget to put up your do not disturb sign if you don't want to be bothered in the morning.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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4  Thank Dan B
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Reviewed 19 November 2013

We were here in July 2013 and stayed 2 nights at the Old Faithful Lodge and 3 nights at Dunraven Lodge. Dunraven was central and clean. No wifi, TV or AC but we didn't need any of them (the teenagers missed their wifi but survived). It definitely looked like the best choice in the park - newer and clean. I wish it included a refrigerator so we could have bfast in our rooms but it didn't. We enjoyed seeing the bison right outside our window and hearing the coyotes at night. We did the canyon horseback ride and although it was only walking nose to tail it was informative and fun. We also took a ride up to Roosevelt for the BBQ chuckwagon ride which was really fun! There was a huge lightning storm but we survived. I heard if they stopped it for every thunder storm in the summer it would never go out. We stopped at tower falls along the way to Roosevelt. We took morning rides into Hayden Valley to check out wildlife. It was great trip - we enjoyed both our choices of hotels; the Dunraven Lodge (very central location and you could hit all the key areas from here) and the Old Faithful Inn. (loved the classic, old Inn. We spent evenings in the lobby listening to the piano player and playing cards and went out on the deck to watch Old Faithful).

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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45  Thank MAamyp
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Reviewed 22 October 2013

We stayed, family of 4, for 3 nights at the Dunraven Lodge in a 1st floor room. Our room had two comfortable beds with a good sized bathroom. I’m not sure how anyone could complain about this place. Its right around the corner from the visitor’s center, general store and restaurants, but you’re secluded enough that there isn’t a lot of hustle bustle around you. The parking lot is right outside the door so it was easy to unload. The lodge has an ice machine that we used to fill up our coolers. We had an amazing time in Yellowstone and one of our fondest memories will be the two bison that were grazing right outside our window while staying at Dunraven Lodge. We stayed at two other locations in the park; Old Faithful Inn and Roosevelt. Roosvelt was our favorite and Dunraven was a close second.

Room Tip: Ask for first floor
  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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27  Thank AWandering1
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Reviewed 9 October 2013

Stayed 2 nights in lodge. Very nice and convenient to everything. Room we stayed in was on top floor and a typical hotel room. Nothing fancy a comfortable bed and practical bathroom. Not five star but it does not matter after all who wants to spend a lot of time in a hotel room when visiting YNP! I recommend the lodge over the cabins, cabins looked old from outside. Do not know what inside of cabins looked like. Would definitely stay in same room again.

Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
13  Thank Bill S
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Address: North Rim Drive, Yellowstone National Park, WY
Region: United States > Wyoming > Yellowstone National Park
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Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in Yellowstone National Park
Price Range: £74 - £111 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 41
Also Known As:
Dunraven Hotel Yellowstone National Park
Dunraven Motel Yellowstone National Park
Dunraven Lodge Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

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