Fodor's Expert Review Lake Yellowstone Hotel

235 Yellowstone Lake Rd., Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, 82190, USA Fodor's Choice

Dating from 1891, the park's oldest lodge maintains an air of old-world refinement; just off the lobby, the spacious sun room offers priceless views of Yellowstone Lake at sunrise or sunset. It's also a great place to play cards, read, or just soak in its considerable grandeur. Note the tiled fireplace, the etched windows of the gift shop, and the beautiful bay windows. The white wicker furnishings in the rooms lend them a light, airy feel; some rooms have water views. The least expensive rooms are in an annex.

PROS

  • relaxing atmosphere
  • the best views of any park lodging
  • attentive service
  • charming old-world vibe

CONS

  • the park's most expensive property
  • expensive restaurant
  • not particularly kid-friendly
  • the park's most expensive property
  • wired Internet, but no Wi-Fi
  • no TVs or air-conditioning
  • top rooms can be quite expensive
  • often books up months ahead

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
HistoricalViews
Quiet
Beachfront
Classic
$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 307-344–7311 | 866-439–7375

HOTEL DETAILS

194 rooms
Rate Includes: Closed late Sept.–mid-May, No meals

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