Best Western Sunset Motor Inn
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TravelPod Member ReviewsBest Western Sunset Motor Inn Cody
A little dark in the room but clean and tidy.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Best Western Sunset Motor Inn Cody
My mom and I just returned from a week's stay in Cody. The Best Western suited us perfectly. It was quiet even when full, yet close to all the attractions, and the two pools were great. The best things about the room were the number and quality of the towels--first-rate! and the fact that there were two separate sinks. The breakfast was just adequate, but the hotel-owned restaurant just next door is excellent. Some minor annoyances--our key cards kept de-magnetizing, the air conditioner rattled, the bathroom light and vent are all-in-one and the vent is VERY noisy, and the outside lights didn't seem to work. I called the desk about this the first night, but the problem persisted. There are also two computers for guest use in the main lobby. Cody is a great little town and has many things to do, don't miss the Buffalo Bill Historical Center and the trolley ride.
Our kids loved it
Our family of four stayed there in mid-July. We have two kids, 4 & 7, and they loved it. They have an indoor and outdoor pool along with a playground for the kids. My wife is not a fan of drive up motels, but this one was fine. The room was ok and it was quite, even though the hotel was booked up.
Nice place for a rest
This motel was a nice suprise. The room was a double with queen size beds but the extra space in the rooms was a welcome relief compared to the standard hotel room size. The grounds were well maintained and reminded me of the way motels used to be when they were the lodging of choice. The pools were nice and my 2 sons, ages 6 & 9, enjoyed both the indoor and outdoor. When the front desk was called and informed that there were no towels for the indoor pool someone was there within 5 minutes with a fresh supply of towels. The continental breakfast was average but what you expect from these sorts of breakfasts. The staff seemed polite and efficient. The town of Cody was a charming place that I wished we could have spent more time in. Overall our stay was a relaxing experience.
Old and dumpy. For $100 a night, I would have expected they would invest some $$ into the rooms. WRONG. The carpet was yucky and the room looked like it was build in the 60's. I look at the Best Western in Eureka, NV or Tonopah, NV and stop and think ... Hmmm why could this Best Western not stand up to the challenge and deliver the same level of service? These other locations are in SMALL towns that are depressed and this is a thriving town. So, basically I felt taken advantage of and would NEVER RECOMMEND this establishment as a place to stay for the $$$. Seek refuge elsewhere.
We have just returned from a several day visit in Cody, Wy. We had a reservation with the Best Western Sunset Motor Inn. I have special needs. My husband called in advance to make certain our request for a scent-free room and the advertised wireless in room internet could be accomodated. They said there would be no problem. When we arrived we found the room to smell as if air freshener had been poured in it. My breathing became difficult, and I became very dizzy. In addition, we found we did not have access to wireless in room internet. We finally found another hotel, thankfully, but I was sick for hours. In our travels across the US this was one of the worst hotels we have visited and one of the least accomodating to my special needs.
Space for kids
Grassy areas for kids to run around, two pools with warm water. A good laundry and friendly employees. We didn't have reservations as we left Yellowstone a day early. Price for two room suite was a lot less than lodging in Yellowstone Park. Plan to stay again when in the area.
GREAT motel - multiple visits!
I have stayed at this motel on multiple occasions - most work related - and I can highly recommend the place for both families and individual travelers. The place is pet friendly (I often travel with my dog) and they have a fenced in area that is for pets. The motel is within easy walking distance from the museums so that you can park once and not have to worry about finding a place when things are busy. They have just about everything one is likely to need: a very clean and well maintained laundry; an indoor pool and exercise room; a nice playground for the kids and an outdoor pool. The people are very friendly and helpful and always willing to go the extra mile to help their guests. If you are looking for fancy or luxury this is not the place for you. In fact, I doubt if the area is for you! However, if you are looking for clean, comfortable and very affordable accommodations in the heart of some of the most spectacular country in the USA, the Sunset is ideal.
Great chain motel
We spent one night here after being in Yellowstone and Grand Teton NPs. We had to arrive in Cody very early because the East Gate to Yellowstone was being closed at 10 am and we had to get through there before that happened. So we arrived at the motel by 9:30. Of course, our room wasn't ready, but the desk person asked housekeeping to do it next and the housekeeper got us in our room early. We had booked a king which turned out to be a two room set-up. Towels were very good, always something I look for. We ate breakfast twice at their family restaurant next-door, the Sunrise, which had excellent breakfasts. Nice clean guest laundry. I highly recommend this for a stay in Cody.
The front desk lady was friendly and chipper, which is always nice when you're checking in. We had a nice and quiet room in the back. The hotel is laid out in a strip-motel format, with indoor and outdoor pools and laundry facilities. The grounds are pretty well maintained and the room was fairly clean (except for popcorn under the bed). We did not try the restaurant next door, because it was full - maybe that means it is good? The room rate was pretty high for what we got, but perhaps that is due to the relative proximity to Yellowstone.
Sunset Motor Inn - super clean, great location
The Best Western Motor Inn in Cody is a great family motel. We were a group of 9 and had 3 super-clean rooms next to each other. Although it's close to everything (walking distance to Buffalo Bill Historical Center), it's very quiet. Restaurant next door (Sunset House) offers good selections and service. Everything here is immaculate and parking in front of your door is an added plus. We would definitely stay here again.
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... I arrived in Cody after dark, and my GPS was confused, so I had to rely on my iPhone for the correct directions. At some point in the dark, I hit a bump that was not well marked, and I am thinking at that point that my plastic buckles broke, because when I finally found the correct house, the backpack was hanging not quite to the ground with only the duct tape holding it on. Thanks goodness for friends who could help me fix it and proceed ...
... with the slow sign, she stopped everyone behind us. It would have been a good 30 minute wait then slow out. Whew. The Grand Canyon was beautiful. We had to hike this path through the woods along a horrifying canyon. It was two people wide. It was certain death if you slipped...or someone pushed you. Elizabeth had flip flops on and was walking on the inside of the path which was an incline. She kept slipping and at one point literally ...
... that went wrong, frequently around their camper’s sewer system. Dumping black water (body waste) and grey water (sinks and showers) into campgrounds’ sewers tend to provide hours of humorous stories around a campfire. Most campsites provide sites with water and electric and some sites with sewer. There is usually always a dump station for emptying tanks in case one was not able to hook up to a sewer. A relatively new family stopped at ...
... handle a snack and she moved off towards the kitchen.
I led Cody into the living room, where there was a fire crackling in the large stone fireplace. It was beautifully decorated for Christmas with a huge balsam fir at the far end. “Wow!” Cody said, moving closer to me. I sat down on a couch and he sat next to me, not daring to lean back for fear of dirtying something.
“You boys have had quite a trip,” my dad ...
... would cut out his liver and take a bite out of it.
There is also: a monument to John Colter (1770-1813), a guide for Lewis and Clark and first of the great mountain men,
The “Coffin School” (1884) so called because a man named Alfred Nower died there from gangrene after chopping himself in the leg while cutting logs. The flag shown in the picture is probably out of place… do you know why? (See answer at the end of ...