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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Travel Blogs from Cody
... bubbling pools of mud. They're actually caused by the acidic water dissolving the rock into clay and mixing with the water. Then there are things called fumaroles, which are just spots where steam shoots out of the ground. These are all called hydrothermal features and there are thousands of them all over the park, and we were able to see at least one of each. Why are they all over Yellowstone, you ask? Good question. I learned today that it's because ...
... We dined at the Irma, named after Buffalo Bill's daughter. The food was good and plentiful, and the Irma itself is full of history, the dining room and halls decked with hunting trophies from Buffalo Bill Cody's travels around the world.
We wandered a little more then returned, me with half of Sams doggy bagged dinner spilled down my shirt for a relaxing evening.
Leaving Yellowstone via the eastern entrance, we found ourselves in Cody, Wyoming. This seems to be one of those towns that has built itself up on a theme. This one being Buffalo Bill Cody, the town's namesake. There are several recommended museums here, but we wandered into Old Trail Town on a whim. Buffalo Bill created the town's first street here and the museum folks found cabins, general stores and such from other parts of WY to transport here for ...
... museum and it was fantastic. Daddy and Auntie Sair had been here also. We stayed there for ages looking at all the dinosaur bones unfortunately though due to the time of year the dinosaur dig site was closed. Callum even found a megladon shark tooth it was huge. There were things to find and things to touch we also got to see some archeologists carefully cleaning the dirt away from the fossils and bones that had ...
... some from the old boys of Bonanza and Gunsmoke ... and you name it, guns, guns and more guns. This collection rivaled the museum at West Point. We then went to the Wild Bill Cody exhibit and was welcomed by Wild Bill himself (his hologram that is). Cody was an adventurer. He feared the Indians as a boy, fought them as a young Scout and tried to emancipate them as an old man. He felt that women could do as well as men in all things and fought for ...