by Karon Warren
Just three blocks from the west entrance of Yellowstone National Park, the Holiday Inn – West Yellowstone provides a wealth of family-friendly accommodations and amenities that provide a comfortable resting spot when not exploring the park. Guestrooms include either king or queen beds, a flat-screen TV, a microwave, a refrigerator, and free Wi-Fi. Deluxe suites include these amenities as well as a gas fireplace and a wet bar. But it’s the family suites that families (obviously) will love. These accommodations include a separate master bedroom and three queen beds. For mealtimes, The Branch Restaurant is open for breakfast and dinner, while The Branch Bar serves lunch and dinner. Room service is available from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Plus, up to four kids, 12 and younger, eat free at any Holiday Inn onsite restaurant any time of the day. Kids ages 12 and younger also stay free when sharing their parents’ room. Another hotel favorite with families is the indoor heated pool and whirlpool as well as the onsite game room.
Our Editor Loves
- Free Wi-Fi
- Game room
- Indoor swimming pool
- Connecting Rooms
- Family Room 5+
- Free Wi-Fi
- Game Room
- Onsite Dining
Granted we are still here, but we have had a wonderful experience with this IHG hotel. We booked the king suite with a fireplace (I think one of the best rooms- I HAD to have the fireplace! ????). The room is very nice & BIG by most standards. A foyer to hang clothes & coats, etc. A bar with a sink, fridge & places to eat there. A fold out couch, side chair & full 6 person table, HUGE TV & of course the fireplace round out the common space.
Jack n Jill bathroom with a vanity on the living room side & a vanity in the bedroom (big one). King bed is comfy but a tad “bouncy.” Huge closet by any hotel standards.
Oh and 2 thermostats - one for bedroom, one for living- NICE!
Check in easy, we decided to change plans & very accommodating to our changes (I did book refundable & also had given over the 24 hours required notice).
It was nice to have The Branch restaurant in the hotel as we are traveling right when YNP closes & the entire town closes shop. For reference, we leave the day before they close the park.
I used the exercise room every day- it is small but has an elliptical, bike, treadmill, yoga mats, & free weights.
All in all- I would not hesitate to stay here again! Great job!
Full service hotel 30 miles from Old Faithful. Very close to many restaurants and shops. Plenty of parking front and back. Front desk very friendly and helpful. Rooms clean and quiet. The weather here can be a challenge depending on the time of year. Come prepared.