Lazy G Motel
Travel Blogs from West Yellowstone
Drove through some picturesque scenery in Montana, though only a sprinkling of snow on the hills – not what we'd been expecting of a Montana winter. We stopped in Helena (said 'Helen-ah’ not ‘Hell-anah, so we were corrected a couple of times) to drop in and say ‘Hi’ to Ralph & Lynn that I met earlier last year via …
... full, but we had a go and got one of the last sites for our tent, lucky!
A new part of camping began, "Be Bear Aware" was the slogan. We had "Shrek the Sheriff" with us, a stuffed puppet from the Circus Circus Casino in Reno, so there was no reason to be afraid of anything while camping :-) At one spot in the south of the park we could hear coyotes and elks while lying in our tent, we were ...
... and Wilson, as well as much of south Grand Teton National Park, lie within the hole." (From Lonely Planet guide book) So, Jackson Hole is not a particular place or town but rather the region. Jackson is the ski town known for attracting the rich and famous. It has the highest per capita income in the U.S., according to Lonely Planet. The downtown is pretty touristy but very pretty with a lot of great shops and restaurants. ...
... after the hike so drove down into Grand Tetons National Park which is only a few miles south, where we are staying for 2 nights in a tent before we head back up to Yellowstone. Pete is not happy with Nina's chosen accommodation for the night - it's a tent cabin with bunks that hang off the side - we are in proper bear country now and he's worried that two sides are just ...
... fear of a fine or breaking "the law" seems to have a strong grip on the actions of most citizens. There is definitely an tried and tested American value of being a law abiding citizen.
Also, it must be said that Yellowstone and the other national parks we've seen certainly brings us closer to understanding why it is that Americans tend not to travel outside their country... There is just so much natural beauty to ...
How has this motel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Lazy G Motel West Yellowstone
Good but overrated...
Stayed at the Lazy G for 3 nights based on reviews on this site. The Motel is very clean and is a good value (we paid $69/night in early August). HOWEVER, it is *not* as exceptional as the other reviews would have you believe.
The motel is at least 5-6 blocks out of the main part of town in a scruffy residential area, and a pretty hefty walk is required to get to the attractions and eateries (after a day of long hikes, this is not good). If you have kids, add $7 each. Add $15/day for a kitchenette. The walls/roof are thin and there is no air-conditioning. The decor is 60's kitsch. Etc...
I do agree that the Lazy G is a good value, but make sure that you are calibrated to a lower end motel type accommodation before booking this one.
A great value
My husband and I just recently spent 5 nights at the Lazy G Motel while exploring Yellowstone National Park. The Lazy G has to be the bargain of the year! Our room was extremely clean and comfortable. There were lights on both sides of the bed for reading and wonderful lighting and mirrors in the makeup area. The room also had a mini-refrigerator and there was a picnic table right outside of our door. The motel is very quiet because it is several blocks away from all of the noise of the "downtown" area. Also, the owner/manager could not have been any more accomodating and helpful. I would recommend this motel to anyone looking for a quality motel at a budget price.
Very quiet, affordable
What a fantastic surprise! The hotel staff are very friendly, and down to earth. The rooms were very clean. It's nice to find a "no-smoking" room for a change! The hotel is a few blocks away from the main strip, and it's very quiet. The rates are very affordable. You can be sure I'll be back!
We stayed there for 4 nights, nice and freindly.
the location was quiet, the rooms were clean, the price was reasonable and the staff was friendly
Love this place
We have stayed here three times and its a great place. The owners are wonderful and helpful. The price is right, believe me. Rooms are clean and roomy. Park entrance is about 5 blocks. Am going back for the 4th time in a row and this is where I will stay, if they have a place for me.
We stayed 6 nights at this little gem--what a deal! Extremely clean, a frig, no smoking, quiet, tub & shower, helpful, friendly staff all for $43 a night! Further note--avoid the Texas Rose restaurant.
Recently my wife and I spent three nights at the Lazy G motel in West Yellowstone, while touring the park. Although the kitchenette was tiny, featuring a combination sink, refrigerator and stove all in one, the room was clean and comfortable and the service was friendly and accomodating. The Lazy G is tucked away from the commercial hubbub of the myriad other motels and hotels that give West Yellowstone a Jr. Las Vegas feel, making Lazy G a pleasant and quiet retreat. For 2 of our 3 nights we grilled our own dinner on a gas barbecue grill in a common patio area adorned with well cared for flowering plants. It was so inviting we ate our dinners and enjoyed our wine at one of the picnic tables provided for the purpose. Other guests were quiet and respectful. Lazy G offers an outstanding value for a very modest price.
Nice and clean and very quiet. Off the main streets in an area of town of mainly residences.
Room was big and beds very comfortable. Staff very friendly and helpful concerning where to see a moose!
QUIET, Comfortable, Inexpensive
WARNING: for its size, West Yellowstone is a very NOISY town, mainly due to the many large diesel truck owners there.
The Lazy G Motel is off the beaten path on a quiet side street toward the opposite end of town from the YNP entrance. Since it's off the main streets, it's very quiet.
For the money, you can't get a quieter room or a more comfortable bed :-)