I have always thought Bernadine Johnson was one of the smartest business owners in West Yellowstone. A good friend! She sent business to us when we owned the Parkway Cafe and we referred customers to the Ho Hum. She is a loyal friend.
We have been staying at the Ho Hum for several years. No one seems to mind if we put our children (7 of them) all over the floors. It is close to the square, which makes it just right not to have to find parking, etc. It feels like home, and we go back every year. It's more economical for our family - we don't need all the fancy amenities that other folks seem to need these days....just a nice clean place to sleep.
We traveled there about 20yrs. ago for the first time. The lady who ran the hotel was the greatest! She made us get the real feel for the "Real West Yellowstone. We rode bicycles down main street and later that evening she had a stage coach pick my three cousins and myself up and take us to the Buffalo Bill Wild West Show. Best Summer of my life. I hope to one day take my children to the Ho-Hum and see West Yellowstone again. Everyone should go there once in their lives, you won't regret it!
This doesn't look like the most attractive place from the outside. We only stayed here because it was cheap, and most other places didn't have room. However, the older lady that works (or owns) the hotel is very nice, the hotel is very clean, and even though it doesn't have A/C (it can get well into the 90s in West Yellowstone), or high speed internet, it provides a nice, peaceful place to sleep for someone that doesn't need every amnety and looks to save money.
OO, OK, so it's old. But I've stayed there many times over the years, and it's always sparkling clean. There's no in-room phone, no wifi, etc., but to me, not having those is a PLUS. The older rooms have shag carpet and painted-over paneling, but the beds are comfy, the bathrooms are nice, and the motel is smack dab in the middle of downtown West. You can walk anywhere from there, and it's far enough back from the street that the traffic noise is pretty light.
As a result of a fire in February 2008, part of the 1932 Three Bear was carefully taken down, allowing
the new lodge to utilize many materials salvaged from the original building. You will be awed by the reclaimed ...