Fodor's Expert Review Old Faithful Inn

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, 82190, USA

Easily earning its National Historic Landmark status, this lovely lodge has been a favorite of five generations of park visitors. The Old House was built in 1904 and is worth a visit whether or not you are staying the night. The lobby has a 76-foot-high, eight-sided fireplace, as well as bright red iron-clad doors, two balconies, and a fantastical "tree house" of platforms, ladders, and dormer windows. You can stay in century-old rooms with thick wood timber walls and ceilings for about $160 if you are willing to do without a private bathroom. Rooms with bathrooms are in the Old House or the "modern" wings built in 1913 and 1927. There's no insulation, so the inn is closed in the winter.

PROS

  • a one-of-a-kind property
  • rooms at a range of price points
  • incredible location near geyser

CONS

  • thin walls
  • waves of tourists in the lobby
  • some rooms have shared baths

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
HistoricalFamily
Lively
Local Flavor
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 307-344–7311 | 866-439–7375

HOTEL DETAILS

329 rooms
Rate Includes: Closed mid-Oct.–early May, No meals

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