Yellowstone River Motel
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Yellowstone River Motel

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View on the Yellowstone River
Room & Suite (34)
Out back overlooking the river
Pool & Beach (3)

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4.5
#2 of 3 motels in Gardiner
4.8 of 5 bubbles
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4.6 of 5 bubbles
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4.6 of 5 bubbles
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4.6 of 5 bubbles
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Looking for a place to stay in Gardiner? Then look no further than Yellowstone River Motel, a quaint motel that brings the best of Gardiner to your doorstep. Rooms at Yellowstone River Hotel provide a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and air conditioning, and guests can stay connected with free wifi. Need a place to park? Free parking is available at Yellowstone River Motel. Yellowstone River Motel is conveniently located walking distance from all shops and restaurants in downtown Gardiner - including the historic Roosevelt Arch and Yellowstone National Park's North Entrance. We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at Yellowstone River Motel as you experience everything Gardiner has to offer.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Street parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hiking
Fishing
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Wifi
Patio
Picnic area
Room features
Air conditioning
Telephone
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Microwave
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Business
Budget
Languages Spoken
English

Location

14 Park St, Gardiner, MT 59030-7700
Getting there
Good for walkers
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Grade: 81 out of 100
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Yellowstone Airport
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purplegirl1920 wrote a review Jun 2021
Fort Worth, Texas
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel is truly a hidden gem. When booking my trip I was looking for a location with a beautiful view, we close to town, and had enough beds that everyone in our party could have their own (there were 4 of us.) Most of the hotels were in the area were around $250 a night and only had 2 beds in one room. Then we were lucky enough to stumble across the Yellowstone River Motel which had a family suite with a kitchen, 3 bedrooms and 4 beds and best of all it was cheaper per night than all of the other hotels!! The hotel itself is a bit outdated, which Chelsea told me when we booked, but our party thought it was great. The room was nice, well maintained and very clean. Also the beds were very comfortable.The patio area was beautiful and a great spot to have your coffee in the morning or unwind after a long day in the park. Anytime we needed something the staff made sure we were taken care of. Cannot wait to stay here in the future!!
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Date of stay: June 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Call before booking to talk about your needs with someone there.
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1orangepopsicle wrote a review Oct 2020
Olympia, Washington
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent a week here and felt very safe. Check in was done through a window, and we were told that they deep clean after each checkout- they even change the filter on the heat/air unit. During our stay I witnessed the nice staff deep cleaning, so I know it’s true. The motel is in a great location, by the entrance to Yellowstone. Also near a trail down to the river, which our dog loved. We would definetly stay here again.
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Date of stay: October 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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HBSnowFlower wrote a review Jul 2022
Huntington Beach, California
4.0 of 5 bubbles
With the north entrance to Yellowstone Park closed indefinitely since flooding damages in June, the tourism business in the town of Gardiner was barely trickling in during our early July stay. We had chosen this basic motel for its idyllic location, walking distance to the closed park entrance, and its perch over the Yellowstone River. The rooms are small, clean, have microwaves and small refrigerators, and the bed was fine. The best part was having a nice patio with a lawn overlooking the river. We found a few good hiking trails outside the park, bursting with wildflowers. On a Sunday, there were only two restaurants open for dinner. Don’t give up your reservation – instead enjoy the quiet peace of the river before the park reopens and the traffic resumes.
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Date of stay: July 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Ask for room overlooking the river with patio
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TravelWriter48 wrote a review Sept 2023
Denver, Colorado
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Finally made it here after planning two previous trips that had to be cancelled. Motel does not make online reservations so send them an email and Miss Betty will get back to you when they open in May, after their winter closure. This family-run establishment is a very special place. After being greeted by Betty and Myron, we were assigned double queen room 202, lower floor facing a quiet street. The room (yep, it is a bit older in decor) was huge, beds extremely comfortable, and absolutely sparkling bathroom with a very large vanity. Fresh coffee is available each morning by the office. Each evening of our three night stay, we enjoyed time on the back lawn visiting with other travelers and keeping an eye on the nearby elk while listening to the rushing Yellowstone River. I am so glad that this motel was able to weather the lost summer season after the devastating flood of June 2022. May it prosper for many more years as it is a gem!
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Date of stay: September 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Yellowstone Motel, General Manager at Yellowstone River Motel
Responded 2 Oct 2023
Thank you so much for the glowing review and we are so thankful you recognize the challenges faced by Gardiner (and motels in particular) following the 2022 Flood. Thank you for your persistence to stay with us and your support of our family business! We will be sure to share your kind words with Betty (mom), Myron, and the entire staff! We look forward to your next visit!
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CCM837 wrote a review May 2022
Rochester, New York
5.0 of 5 bubbles
One of the most reasonably priced accommodations in an otherwise costly area. This is a family owned motel. Nothing fancy-think 1970's motel-but has everything you need. There is a newer wing and an older wing. We stayed in the older wing. The beds are very comfortable. There is tv, wi-fi, microwave, fridge, and single cup coffee maker. Coffee pods are provided, or you can get fresh brewed coffee from the office when they open at 7:30 am. There are quiet hours starting at 10pm, but many guests want to get to the park early, so you start to hear people around 7 am. The office staff is exceptionally friendly and accommodating. We found our bathroom to be a bit inconvenient. The sink was very tiny, and the shower head was very low, so that even I, as short as I am, had to duck my head under to wash my hair. This was only a minor inconvenience, as we spent most of the day in the park. The location is fantastic! Only a block to the entrance of Yellowstone, and walking distance to shops and restaurants. If you plan to spend all day in the park and need a place to sleep at night, this is the place.
One thing to note: their website is not updated, so the price listed is not current. Call first.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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BoyFamFun wrote a review Sept 2020
Minneapoli
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Give them a call, without online booking they are easy to overlook. Only a few minute drive to Yellowstone and Mammoth. They have a patio overlooking the river with free use of their grills and charcoal. No laundry, but there is a laundromat within walking distance. Also no breakfast, but a fridge in the room. Room was clean and host was friendly.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Rebecca W wrote a review May 2023
Cape Coral, Florida
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We just returned from a Road Scholar trip to Yellowstone National Park. While in the area we stayed at the Yellowstone River Motel. I was impressed with how friendly, welcoming, and helpful all the staff were. The rooms were comfortable and clean. We had a mini fridge, microwave, and coffee maker in the room. Connecting to the WiFi was easy (and it was reasonably fast). Cell reception in town was also not a problem. (Inside the park there is no cell reception with T-mobile.) Gardiner is a small, quaint town. Everything we needed was within walking distance of the motel (visiting the Roosevelt Arch, souvenir shops, restaurants, grocery market, etc.) They have a lovely patio overlooking the Yellowstone River. We got up early to watch the sun rise over the mountains and to watch the fox den across the river. The elk regularly come into town and can frequently be seen by the Roosevelt Arch. I would definitely stay at the Yellowstone River Motel if I was ever in the area again.
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Date of stay: May 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Yellowstone Motel, General Manager at Yellowstone River Motel
Responded 17 Aug 2023
Thank you for the kind review! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your time on the property and your interactions with our motel team. We agree - the patio is absolutely lovely! We look forward to your next visit!
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GIGI5696 wrote a review May 2021
Tampa, Florida
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed here one night for Yellowstone visit. Older motel but very clean and can’t beat the price and location (right outside the northern entrance-can’t beat that proximity to the park!) . In the backyard was the Yellowstone River and seating to enjoy it. The receptionist was very helpful with providing a coffee pot when I mentioned my sisters rooms had one but I didn’t. Also a
Ring was left there and Darlene said she would mail it
at no charge-how’s that for customer service?
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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njmgrneyes wrote a review Jul 2022
Roundup, Montana
5.0 of 5 bubbles
YRM is by far the best little motel in Gardiner. Owned by the same family for over 50 years, it has the best location right on the Yellowstone River.

Enjoy the riverfront patio and once it opens again, easy access to Yellowstone National Park. But there are plenty of things to keep you busy in Gardiner.

Enjoy your stay.
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Date of stay: June 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Jude S wrote a review 10 Jun
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Good comfortable room and beds. Friendly service. Very close to Yellowstone Park North Entrance. Enjoyed the flavored water cooler and tea/coffee service that was available near the door in an enclosed cabinet as it's windy in this area. They even offered a bowl of water for pets if needed.
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Date of stay: June 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Yellowstone Motel, General Manager at Yellowstone River Motel
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for this great review Judes701! It puts a smile our faces that you enjoy the flavored water and the coffee/tea area (with some for the furry companions as well). We will pass along this positive feedback to our team!
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Answer from JBT
Atlanta, Georgia62 contributions41 helpful votes
We stayed in the 3 bedroom/kitchen suite and I don't see where a cot would go - we barely had room for our suitcases! The other rooms/suites may have more floor space, but I would wait to hear back from the owners. Wish I could help more!
david o asked a question Jan 2017
Plainfield, Connecticut104 contributions63 helpful votes
Does the One Bedroom Kitchen Suite have any cooking utensiles,dishes,etc.
Answer from Rick L
67 contributions34 helpful votes
sorry, don't know that one. Just call them. They are super helpful.
GrayWolf1111 asked a question May 2016
Kirkwood, Pennsylvania28 contributions6 helpful votes
Do they allow pets?
DrBobbie asked a question Aug 2015
Hillsboro, Oregon3 contributions1 helpful vote
Are there coffee pots in the rooms?
Answer from katsplace515
Buford, Georgia37 contributions16 helpful votes
Yes, there is a coffee pot in the rooms although they are small. And the office keeps coffee brewed all day until they close.
Barbara P asked a question Aug 2015
Hartford, Connecticut147 contributions13 helpful votes
Do all rooms have microwave and mini-fridge?
Answer from Lezieh O
2 contributions2 helpful votes
I don't know if all rooms do, but ours did. Give the front desk a call. The owners are extremely nice and will answer all of your questions.
Terri M wrote a tip 11 Jun
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Stay here!! Friendly clean and affordable "
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Dawn J wrote a tip May 2024
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Make sure you tell them you want downstairs...they are much nicer."
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Donnajayne B wrote a tip Nov 2023
19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Parking can get congested but even the inability to park every right outside your door is a small concern in relation to the other benefits and pleasure of staying here."
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M L wrote a tip Sept 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book more than one night, you’ll be sad if you don’t! "
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Jess B wrote a tip Sept 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Just go straight here, don’t even even bother with the others"
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Frequently Asked Questions about Yellowstone River Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Yellowstone River Motel?
Nearby attractions include Roosevelt Arch (0.4 km), Parks' Fly Shop (0.2 km), and Yellowstone Gifts & Sweets (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Yellowstone River Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and barbeque facilities.
Which room amenities are available at Yellowstone River Motel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Yellowstone River Motel?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Yellowstone River Motel?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Yellowstone River Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Wonderland Cafe & Lodge, Yellowstone Pizza Company, and Iron Horse Bar & Grill.
Is Yellowstone River Motel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Gardiner.
Are pets allowed at Yellowstone River Motel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Yellowstone River Motel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Yellowstone River Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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