We stayed in a one bedroom cottage which was quite neat and clean. However, the room was exceptionally small, the bed was against one wall which just left enough room to get to the bathroom. There was a small table with two chairs and the TV was mounted above this. We forgot when getting up a couple of times and hit our heads on the TV. It was quite a struggle to find somewhere for our bags. There did appear to be other one bedroom cabins that looked bigger.
The cabin is advertised as a kitchenette and it has a fridge, coffee maker and microwave. However, we discovered there was no coffee and when we went to the office we were told it was available if asked for. When we got back with the coffee, we discovered nothing to drink it from! In fact when we looked around there was nothing apart from 3 disposable plastic cups and one bar of soap. By this stage it had all got too hard and we decided to forgo the coffee. Obviously if you want anything that would be standard in other establishments you have to go and ask for it.
The bed only had two pillows which unfortunately were about 1 inch thick and we found sleep difficult. The towels were very thin and looked more like hand towels.
This is well situated for Yellowstone and reasonably priced for the area. With just a little more attention to detail it would be quite good.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hillcrest Cottages offer modern, distinctive individual cottages at the north entrance to Yellowstone National Park. Cottages vary in size for singles, couples or larger 2-room units to comfortably accommodate 1 - 7 people. All units include their own bathroom with shower, linens provided, heat and A/C, satellite TV, non-smoking rooms, and kitchenette facilities of microwave/fridge/coffee maker with larger units offering more complete kitchens. Dishes are available at the office for guests. Wifi is available on site. To reserve, we ask for name, address and credit card as guarantee with no advance charges made. Cancellations are 24 hour notice. Please call for available dates & rates. Located just 1/4 mile from Yellowstone's north gate, we have views of the mountains, and many cottages offer outside seating. Hillcrest Cottages is family owned and offers accommodations at a great value to enjoy Montana, and Yellowstone. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Hillcrest Cottages Hotel Gardiner
- Hillcrest Hotel Gardiner