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Hillcrest Cottages
Ranked #8 of 8 Hotels in Gardiner
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

We had a great stay at Hillcrest cottages. The beds are comfortable and there are lots of outdoor seating areas with absolutely fantastic views.
There's a delicious breakfast spot a few steps away, and lots of great restaurants within walking distance. This is a family-run accommodation with great service. It's only a mile or two from the entrance to Yellowstone, and about 5 miles from Mammoth Hot Springs
If you are is interested in visiting the northern areas of Yellowstone, this would be a good place to stay.

Stayed: August 2016
Thank Amanda S
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Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

Stayed in cottage 1. Not a large room but has the essentials. Microwave, small fridge, rangetop. Staff is very friendly. Always looking to help. Proximity to road wasn't really an issue as the town is pretty quiet at night. Beds could use replacing. Not the most comfortable, but not horrible.

Stayed: June 2016, travelled with family
Thank wesleyw732
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Reviewed 10 June 2016

First off, if you are trying to decide between West Yellowstone or Gardiner to stay while visiting the park, (I cannot stress this enough) choose Gardiner! And if, like us, you don't want to spend a fortune to spend the night, you can't go wrong with Hillcrest Cottages. We loved this place, from the perfect location to the down-home, no nonsense service and style of the place. Yes the cabin was small, the bed not as comfy as ours at home, and the TV wasn't HD, but it was clean, the people were very nice, it is close to everything and you have your own little house! The cabin we stayed in had a good sized but not full size refrigerator, a microwave, and a coffee maker with coffee. It is on a little hill overlooking the area but right on the main road within walking distance to shops, restaurants, and a bridge over the beautiful Yellowstone River. If you take a little drive up the dirt road up towards Jardine from the cottages, you will be rewarded with a beautiful view of the town and surrounding area.

Room Tip: We stayed in cabin 8. It had a wonderful view but others may have more space.
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  • Stayed: June 2016, travelled as a couple
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Thank scatteredlife
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Reviewed 7 February 2016

While looking for a place to stay for 5 people, we went all over town in Gardiner and every hotel/motel had exorbitant rates. On our third attempt driving up the main street we saw the signs of Hillcrest Cottages and we were ecstatic to find a two bedroom cottage to accommodate everyone at an extremely reasonable rate! They even had free wifi! We had a comfortable nights sleep. The subway in the gas station across the street was good enough for our dinner and breakfast needs. If budget stay is your needs this place should be your first choice. There is a kitchenette with a fridge and microwave. The coffee maker was problematic but that is an extremely minor inconvenience.

  • Stayed: May 2015, travelled with family
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3  Thank Subir M
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Reviewed 13 October 2015

We were a party of 2 and stayed at the Hillcrest for 7 great days. The cottages are small but very quaint.We had a nice view of the mountains from our little front porch. The owners and their son Michael were so pleasant and helpful. I have stayed in Gardiner many times but this was my first time at the Hillcrest and it is so clean and convenient to downtown. We had Elk and deer walking past our cottage on occaision. We also were traveling with our little dog and he was also welcome there. Just be reminded that these are cottages and are small, but also clean and comfortable. All of the bedding always smelled great and freshly washed, including the comforter. There are no extras such as an ice machine. The owner Art did offer us a couple of small baggies of ice when we asked but a convenience/gas station is within walking distance. Looking forward to another stay in the future.

  • Stayed: October 2015, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank teresa b
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Additional Information about Hillcrest Cottages

Address: 400 Scott St, PO Box 430, Gardiner, MT 59030-7761
Region: United States > Montana > Gardiner
Free Parking Kitchenette
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Ranked #8 of 8 Hotels in Gardiner
Price Range: $105 - $135 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 17
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 
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