For Yellowstone, you can choose a few different areas to stay in as far as hotels, though we chose the town of West Yellowstone since it was closest to the areas we’d be exploring. There aren’t a ton of hotel options in West Yellowstone and when I was booking the Best Western Desert Inn looked like the best choice. In the end it was fine, though definitely not the greatest hotel I’ve stayed in.
Best Western Desert Inn
West Yellowstone, Montana
When we stayed: May 2017 | Website: Best Western Desert Inn
What I Loved
Location – The hotel does have a great location, located right outside the entrance to Yellowstone National Park. It’s also close to all the shops and restaurants of West Yellowstone.
Comfortable Bed – The bed was really comfortable during our stay!
Accommodating Staff– The staff at the hotel were really helpful and accommodating. We ended up leaving a night early to head home and the staff were really nice about helping me cancel my second night without charging me which made it a lot easier than it could have been.
What I Didn’t Love
A little old – The hotel is definitely dated and everything needs a renovation soon.
Hardly any outlets- It was really difficult to find outlets in our room to charge our devices.
Price- For an outdated, older hotel, I didn’t love paying a pretty steep price just to be in West Yellowstone. This hotel anywhere else would go for half the price which is kind of annoying.
Notes to Keep in Mind
The hotel is just 2 minutes from the park entrance.