Hotel Overview

Whether you are in town to discover the beauty of Yellowstone National Park or to visit famous landmarks like Old Faithful, our West Yellowstone hotel puts you close to everything.

Located only two blocks from the west entrance to Yellowstone National Park, our guests are delighted at how close they are to the great outdoors. The Best Western Desert Inn is just 30 miles to Old Faithful, and our Main Street location is close to restaurants and shops. Whether a day of hiking the local trails or discovering a new favorite boutique sounds ideal, rest assured that a relaxing vacation is easy at our West Yellowstone hotel.

Guests at our West Yellowstone hotel enjoy fly fishing, hunting, hiking, snowmobiling and cross country skiing. There is no shortage of outdoor adventure to be had.

Of course, our West Yellowstone hotel guests also enjoy the spacious rooms and quality amenities we offer. Interior corridors with an elevator make you feel welcome and right at home. A large indoor pool and spa is the perfect place to relax after a day of exploration. A microwave, refrigerator and 40-inch HDTV's are in all rooms, which is perfect for longer stays.

Downhill skiing is a 45-minute drive away. Hebgen Lake is only 12 miles from our West Yellowstone hotel, and Quake Lake and Visitor Center is 23 miles from us. If you prefer to walk and see what our region has to offer, the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center is two blocks away, as well as the IMAX® Theater. Shops and casinos are right next door.

A full day of discovery needs to start with a hearty breakfast, and it's on us. A daily free buffet features sizzling hot eggs, sausage, biscuits and gravy and of course pastries and fresh fruits, cereals and yogurt. Complete the most important meal of the day with a cup of 100% Arabica coffee and juices.

Reserve your conveniently located room at Best Western Desert Inn, where you will be steps from the most famous park in the US! Check for Yellowstone Park closures.

Please be advised that the hotel does not have television service due to roof repair through May 27, 2020. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Hotel Amenities

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Cleaning Standards

Industry-Leading Cleaning Standards

Modified Breakfast

Modified Breakfast Service & Selections (varies by hotel)

Low Rate Guarantee

Low Rate Guarantee

Hotel Policies

Pet Policy
We are pet friendly and allow up to two dogs in a rented room. The size limit for any one dog shall be 80 pounds. Other pet types (e.g. cats) may be allowed upon the hotel’s approval prior to arrival. Pet rate is $25 per day
Child Policy
Children 17 And Under Are Free In Room With One Paying Adult In Existing Bedding.


Hotel location and the surrounding area

Nearby Attractions

Area Business

  • 0.25 mile(s) from West Yellowstone Clinic
  • 0.25 mile(s) from Post Office
  • 0.25 mile(s) from city offices


  • 0.10 mile(s) from casino and lounge, adjacent to Bullwinkels Restaurant
  • 0.30 mile(s) from west entrance to Yellowstone West gate to Yellowstone National Park
  • 0.45 mile(s) from IMAX® Theater, featuring Yellowstone
  • 0.45 mile(s) from Grizzly Discovery Center, a non profit wildlife park and educational facility. Featuring Birds of prey, Grizzlies, and wolfs in their natural habitats
  • 0.60 mile(s) from Rendezvous cross-country, cross country ski, run or bike on a trail system used to train Olympic hopefuls.
  • 12.00 mile(s) from Hebgan Lake, large lake created by the Hebgan Lake Dam. Great fishing, water skiing, jet skiing, canoeing, kyaking, ice fishing and picnicing.
  • 30.00 mile(s) from Old Faithful, geyser eruption appoximately every hour and twenty minutes. Visitor Center, resturant, kiking and cross country ski trails
  • 82.00 mile(s) from Grand Teton National Park, Grand Teton Mountain Range and Jenny Lake. Hiking, fishing and photography.
  • 84.00 mile(s) from Virginia & Nevada City, preserved historical mining townsites. 100 historical building complete with artifacts. Live theaters, ghost walk tours and Alder Gulch Short Line Railfoad.
  • 110 mile(s) from Lewis and Clark Caves, guided tours through undergound cave system.
  • 381 mile(s) from Glacier National Park, Glacier Lakes and Mountains. Hiking, biking, fishing and photography.


  • Adjacent to Slippery Otter, pub, American, open for: lunch, dinner
  • Across the street from Pete's Pizza, full service, Italian, open for: lunch, dinner, Pizza and pasta
  • 1.5 block(s) from China Town, full service, Chinese, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 1.25 block(s) from Madison Crossing, full service, American, open for: dinner
  • 2 block(s) from The Gusher, full service, American, open for: lunch, dinner, Pizza, sandwiches, burgers
  • 1 mile(s) from Wildwest, bar/lounge, Italian, open for: lunch, dinner, Pizzara
  • 1 block(s) from Serenity Bistro, full service, American, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 1.5 block(s) from Yogi's, ice cream/dessert, American, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 1.5 block(s) from Old Town, full service, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • 2 block(s) from Canyon Street Grill, cafe, American, open for: breakfast, lunch
  • .25 block(s) from Casino Bar, bar/lounge, American, open for: lunch
  • .25 block(s) from Bullwinkle's Saloon and Eatery, bar/lounge, Steak House, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 3 block(s) from McDonald's®, fast food, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • 3.5 block(s) from Ernies Deli, deli, American, open for: breakfast, lunch
  • 5.5 block(s) from The Running Bear, full service, American, open for: breakfast, lunch
  • 1 block(s) from Dairy Queen®, fast food, American, open for: lunch, dinner
  • Across the street from Book Peddler, coffee shop, American,open for: breakfast, lunch
  • 2block(s) Outpost, full service, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • 18 mile(s) from Happy Hour, bar/lounge, American, open for: lunch, dinner


  • 88.00 mile(s) from Montana State University-Bozeman
  • 271 mile(s) from University of Montana-Missoula

Nearby Cities

  • 23.00 mile(s) from Island Park, ID
  • 42.00 mile(s) from Big Sky
  • 54.00 mile(s) from Gardiner, WY
  • 75.00 mile(s) from rexburg, ID
  • 89.00 mile(s) from Bozeman
  • 84.00 mile(s) from Virginia City
  • 110 mile(s) from Idaho Falls, ID
  • 133 mile(s) from Jackson, WY
  • 135 mile(s) from Cody, WY
  • 199 mile(s) from Billings
  • 271 mile(s) from Missoula
  • 322 mile(s) from Salt Lake City, UT


  • 0.01 mile(s) from Biking tours into Yellowstone National Park
  • 0.01 mile(s) from Cross-country ski and snowmobile from hotel
  • 0.01 mile(s) from Theater, Live theater productions
  • 0.01 mile(s) from Dog Sled Ride, Handle & Harness the Dogs, Drive your own sled. Take a Kennel Tour and Watch sled dog videos. Pet the dogs and ask questions, or just take a ride
  • 0.02 mile(s) from Hiking, Hike Yellowstone National Park's numerous trails.
  • 0.02 mile(s) from Picnic, Picnic in the city park accoss the street or in Yellowstone National Park
  • 0.03 mile(s) from Museum, Yellowstone Museum
  • 0.04 mile(s) from Grizzly & Wolf Disc Cente, Walk the wildlife park, watch educational video, participate in Keeper Kids, attend Live Bird-of-prey demonstrations, Karelian Bear Dog Presentations Wolf Pack Chat, safety in Bear Cound and Interactive Exhibits.
  • 0.05 mile(s) from Movie Theater
  • 0.05 mile(s) from Playground, Childrens playgound
  • 0.05 mile(s) from Tennis, Tennis Count
  • 0.06 mile(s) from ice skate, Bring your skates and enjoy outdoor skating
  • 1.00 mile(s) from fishing
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Hunting, Hunt outside of Yellowstone National Park
  • 4.50 mile(s) from I-Max Theater, Super Screen 60' x 80'. 6 channel Surround Sound, 12,000 watt sound system. Watch such movies as Yellowstone, Amazing Caves and Everest
  • 7.00 mile(s) from horseback riding
  • 12.00 mile(s) from Hebgan Lake
  • 22.00 mile(s) from Island Park, nine hole golf course
  • 42 mile(s) from Kyak, Kyak the Gallatin River
  • 42.00 mile(s) from Gallatin River, White Water Rafting
  • 42.00 mile(s) from Big Sky Resort, golf
  • 42.00 mile(s) from skiing
  • 48.00 mile(s) from Big Sky hill skiing


  • 0.50 mile(s) from shopping and restaurants


  • 80.00 mile(s) from Gallatin Field Airport
  • 125 mile(s) from Idaho Falls Regional Airport
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Yellowstone Airport, free hotel shuttle from 7:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m.
  • Free local shuttle from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.