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“Great gunfight, not a luxury hotel-a historic hotel.”

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Buffalo Bill's Irma Hotel
Ranked #9 of 29 Hotels in Cody
Reviewed 10 March 2015

We are mainly campers, so this was a splurge for us. We travel with three kids, so we are no longer into luxury. This is everything it was billed to be-a historic hotel, not a snooty luxury Jackson hotel. The gunfight was great. We will never forget the Cody Nite rodeo. We went to several rodeos this year, and this one is definitely for tourists, but the kids loved it! This is for people looking for a place with a bit of character, definitely not a cookie cutter place.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 20 February 2015

Irma is the cornerstone of this great little town. There are beautifully appointed historical room, and then some other regular rooms. Choose the historical room. It's not really a place for "a room with a view" but if you step out your door you'll find plenty to look at.

The food is great. The buffet is every night, with breakfast buffet, too. Ordering of the menu is always great. During the winter you can get a special for two for either $20 or $30. Great buy. Glass of wine, salad with your dinner, veggies, entre, and dessert. The staff is busy but always friendly.

Don't forget to wander into the hall to see the most amazing collection of sheep mounts. I'm not into dead animals, but these were beautiful.

On the summer, there is a gunfighter show. The storyline is pretty lame, but there's a good gun safety message, and you can rub shoulders and get fun photos with the actors. Free. Don't bother to buy a chair ($2). It's a fun thing to take part in.

Take a stop in the Silver Saddle Bar and have the most generous and reasonable cocktail in town. The beer is all bottled, but right out of an ice bin. Take a tour around the building and see Buffalo Bill's former office (now the ladies room), the famous Cherrywood Bar, given to him by Queen Victoria, and don't forget to listen at night for the cowboy ghosts.

The Irma Hotel hosts people from all around the world. This is one place worth visiting, if not staying. The 4th of July Celebration is the best in the West and you'll probably see a few celebrities during your visit.

Locals are very friendly with real cowboys, bikers, hardworking people, and great friends, and there is good music (mostly) on the deck and in the bar. Have fun!

Stayed: February 2015, travelled with family
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Reviewed 29 January 2015

When I made the reservation, well in advance of trip, I was told no problem with getting a room with a view. Imagine our surprise when the view was of ac units and another section of hotel. Man at desk was upset, tried to fix it but no better room available for our stay. Won't stay here again. We traveled thousands of miles--and were stuck due to someone's inattention.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 January 2015

At first they gave us a room with no window, but when I asked to move, they had no problem. The new room was nicely decorated, old fashioned (but new) bathroom fixtures etc. Very comfortable. The hotel is thriving nicely but is very touristy, but you know that going in. The attached restaurant is reasonably price and good portions. No complaints about anything at this hotel!

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  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 January 2015 via mobile

It doesn't get more authentic than the Irma! Everything about Cody is gorgeous, including the Irma. The rooms are older and pretty cool, and the food is so yummy! The staff is great, staying here is a Wyoming must!

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Address: 1192 Sheridan Ave, Cody, WY 82414-3628
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Region: United States > Wyoming > Cody
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Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #9 of 29 Hotels in Cody
Price Range: $112 - $218 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Buffalo Bill's Irma Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 39
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Step back in time...into the old west of today, at the Irma Hotel - a place that Buffalo Bill Cody called "a gem". The historic Irma Hotel hosted Buffalo Bill's Wild West show tryouts and European nobility who headquartered there for hunting trips.The historic section of the hotel offers 15 renovated rooms that housed some of the most famous personalities the world has ever known. You can even stay in Buffalo Bill's private suite, or in a host of other historic or non-historic rooms, all with up-to-date amenities.Enjoy the finest dining in the West, including our famous prime rib or enjoy a drink and friendly camaraderie at the Buffalo Bill Bar or in the Silver Saddle Saloon.The hotel also offers a private meeting room which can accommodate groups up to 70 people.The famed Cody Gunfighters perform nightly in front of the Irma Hotel. Join the crowd on the Irma porch at 6:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday from June through September. Family fun, and it's FREE!The Cody Trolley, headquartered at the Irma, offers live narrated tours of Buffalo Bill's town...you won't want to miss it.The Irma Hotel is centrally located in downtown Cody within walking distance to many area attractions including the Buffalo Bill Historical Center, shopping and the City recreation center. ... more   less 
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