If you're a first time visitor to Yellowstone National Park, you might prefer a more touristy area, but if you're a solo traveler, a smaller hotel could be more interesting. Some areas have lots of things to do within walking distance, but the hotels may be more expensive. To give you a starting point for your trip research, we looked at what people say about hotels near Yellowstone National Park.
Here are some of the most recommended hotels near Yellowstone National Park.
Here's what Trippy members had to say about hotels:
"Jackson Lake Lodge is the best option in the Tetons, although not cheap." See More
"If you want to do the North American Safari head to Lamar Valley east of Tower Junction a good hike to Tower Fall exists near by. Another spot for wildlife is Hayden Valley, but you may encounter any type of wildlife at any spot. There are epic spot throughout the park natural man made it's incredible. Check out Yellowstone Falls out of Canyon Village. Link for a few grand waterfalls in the park http://www.yellowstonepark.com/2014/01/3-waterfalls-of-the-grand-canyon-of yellowstone/ and http://www.nps.gov/yell/planyourvisit/ncanyon.htm (actually NPS websites are great for planning, unlike most park or recreation sites). Of course the legendary Old Faithful Inn and Roosevelt Lodge are pretty incredible buildings and they survived the fires back in the late eighties. Check out the grand Old Faithful is a must. If you wanna cool off go to Firehole River and Firehole Falls. Fly fishing is great where ever you go. Exiting the park I'd go South Entrance so you can see Grand Teton National Park and travel the John D Rockefeller Jr Pkwy. Grab food in Jackson. Or Northeast Entrance Station which goes through Cooke City and you can take the highway that goes outside the park to Cody. Lastly you can go out the East Entrance - Yellowstone National Park to Cody. I don't like West Yellowstone and Mammoth Hot Springs entrances. Have fun and honestly buzzing through Yellowstone is an awful way to do it. You will encounter crowds and traffic. Plan on early morning and evenings." See More
"We toured the whole ring road together, had lunch at the Lake Yellowstone Hotel, dinner at the Old Faithful Snow Lodge." See More
"I'd dedicate the first day to the drive and maybe Mammoth Hot Springs, spend the night at Roosevelt Lodge* or Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel and Cabins and then spend the second day exploring the park, hopefully waking up in time to catch the rainbows at Artist Point." See More
"If you need a place to rest or stay, you can also check out the Absaroka Lodge I've never been there but heard some good buzz about it." See More
"Stop for drinks or a meal at Jackson Lake Lodge, Jenny Lake Lodge or Dornan's Chuckwagon (first two are fancy, 2nd one not)." See More
"We even splurged on taking a tour with the resident Naturalist who showed us over a dozen bird species, (he provided the binocs) wildlife and plants in a fun and interesting way on a two-hour tour of the Gros Ventre Wilderness area." See More
"Check out T Cross Ranch in Dubois, WY!" See More
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