The Lake Yellowstone Hotel is the oldest operating hotel in the park. When it opened in 1891, the building resembled other hotels financed by the Northern Pacific Railroad. In 1903, the architect of the Old Faithful Inn, Robert Reamer, designed the iconic columns, extended the roof in three places, and added the 15 false balconies, which caused it to be known for years as the "Lake Colonial Hotel." By 1929, additional changes—dining room, porte-cochere (portico), sunroom, plus interior refurbishing—created the landmark we experience today. This reservable lodging facility is operated by a park partner.
CLOSED FOR 2022
- Dining Room: Limited indoor dining for Hotel guests only (breakfast, lunch, and dinner).
- Deli: Grab & Go (dinner only).
- Sun Room: Bar located at entrance
- Built in the 1920s and completely remodeled in 2003
- 2 double beds
- Private bathroom with shower
- Coffee maker
- No televisions, radios, and air conditioning available in any park lodging
- Internet service is available for registered guests
- Access to business center included with all rooms and cabins
- Gift shop at entrance
- 13 ADA rooms available in hotel and Sandpiper Annex
- 5 ADA cabins available
- Wheelchairs available for loan at the hotel for guests or for rent at the Lake Medical Clinic for $15 per day with a $300 deposit
- Designated accessible parking in front of Sandpiper Annex of hotel
- 307-344-5395 for TDD (Telecommunications Device for the Deaf) service