Best Western Yellowstone Crossing,  Laurel

4.5/5  - based on 303 guest reviews.
205 SE 4th Street, 59044-3309, Laurel, United States - See map
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  • 24-hour front desk
    24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
    Air conditioning
  • Free parking
    Free parking
  • Game room
    Game room
  • Outdoor parking
    Outdoor parking
  • Wireless internet connection in public areas
    Wireless internet connection in public areas
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Yellowstone National Park is something everyone should see at least once in a lifetime, and our Laurel hotel is the perfect place to stay while discovering the beauty of this region. Our Yellowstone area hotel features a 24-hour pool and hot tub, plenty of truck parking and a friendly staff. Our complimentary full breakfast is hearty, delicious and the perfect start to your day. Indulge in biscuits and gravy, French toast, fruit, muffins and bagels. Chilled juices and 100% Arabica coffee complete the most important meal of the day. Depend on our Laurel, Montana hotel to be your home away from home as you discover the beauty of the Park. Bear Tooth Pass near Red Lodge is just minutes away, and there is an incredible golf course and sporting events at the nearby sports complex. From rodeos to concerts, there is plenty to do beyond Yellowstone, too. This Billings area hotel is close to Montana's largest Fourth of July display. A great choice for a holiday weekend or to simply get away from it all, our Laurel hotel has it all. Located on the crossing road heading towards Yellowstone National Park, location and comfort are important to a great vacation. We also regularly welcome business travelers to our Laurel hotel. Employees of CHS Refinery, BNSF® Railway & Montana Rail Link, cattlemen groups and rodeo workers count on us to provide a hospitable and comfortable stay. Rooms are spacious, clean, quiet and well-appointed. Our friendly staff members are happy to provide recommendations on diners, shopping and outdoor recreation. There is something for everyone near our Billings area hotel. From outdoor enthusiasts to rodeo regulars, we understand that location is key. That is why our Laurel hotel was designed with easy access to top attractions in mind. Book your next stay at Best Western Yellowstone Crossing for a relaxing vacation!

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Best Western Yellowstone Crossing,Laurel
  • 2
    « Laurel MT »

    Best Western is the hotel of choice for us. We have stayed at many locations. This was the worst room we have stayed in. There was something under the carpet that was lumpy throughout the room. The internet was also very slow. Most BW have very nice dresser set ups where the refrigerator, microwave and TV are. This had an old dresser and the microwave was sitting on top of the fridge as if we were at a motel 6 or similar. Disappointed

    « comfortable stay great staff »

    I was stung by a wasp shortly after checking into the hotel. the young women at reception was extremely attentive to my needs. I sincerely appreciated her kindness and professionalism. The room was very clean, comfortable & quiet. Great location for travelling.

    « Nice but showing it's age »

    First time I'd stayed in a Best Western in a few years. Beds are too soft for my taste and showing their age. Bathroom was small as well. On the plus side breakfast was good and the in-room refrigerator had a separate freezer compartment. Just around the corner is an IGA grocery store so I was able to get away from fast food and gas station food on my cross country drive. Would choose it again for these reasons.

    « Very Comfortable »

    Easy to find off the interstate, very clean comfortable room, lots to eat for breakfast , quiet location, close to shopping and restaurants, would definitely stay here again if we were driving by here

    « Nice hotel, good rooms & breakfast »

    Very nice, clean rooms with good breakfast. Nice indoor pool too. Room was large (King room) with desk and very comfortable lounge chair. Coffee machine, fridge and microwave too. Only bummer was we were on level 2 and early in the morning could hear those above us walking around. Suggest asking for room on level 3

    « Why not fix it »

    Clean rooms, friendly staff and overall clean facility. The reason for the low rating is because of the unresponsive maintenance and the front desk's willingness to make excuses (valid or not) as to why it wouldn't work. I was told the card reader on the back door does NOT work when the weather is cold. After 3 days of telling both the day shift and the night shift, it never was fixed. Don't think I would put a device on something that doesn't work when it's cold in Laurel, MT. That's kind of like putting an AC unit on a house in Phoenix but you can't use it when it's hot outside. The "auto-answer" was I needed to swipe my card a few times and it will work. I guess I'm one of the dumber guests after spending 80 nights in a hotel this year because I could not get it to work. They finally hung a sign on the door to tell guests to use the front entrance on the 4th day. Other than that I would recommend this place. Just don't stay when it's cold or use the front door.

    « Best kept secret so why am I tell you this? »

    My husband and I have stayed many times over the past years and enjoy the staff, comfort of the room, and wonderful breakfast. This is one of those places you enjoy visiting, but don't want everyone to know about so you will always be able to get a room there. To me Yellowstone Crossing is like coming home for a visit.

    « I'd stay here again »

    Nice, clean hotel that is easily accessible. Friendly staff, complete hot breakfast, pleasant room. Solid Wi-Fi, and quiet facility. Comfortable bed, and room had good-sized fridge and microwave. My husband actually ate the breakfast, but he seemed to enjoy it (though there was canned fruit, not my favorite). We didn't have time to use the Fitness Center or pool.

    « Good, Clean, Comfortable....But! »

    You can always tell a BW facility by the way it's furnished and set up. This is no exception. Well decorated and cheap laundry facilities and free popcorn! On the down side, The toilet quit flushing and on inspection, the handle had come disconnected. It was held together with a piece of wire for Pete's sake. I reconnected it and it worked charge BW.

    « Several Disappointments »

    Booked this hotel because it is listed as Pet Friendly...not so. Pet rooms are on the 3rd floor half way across the hotel. To take my dog to the green area required walked back half the length of the hotel, taking the elevator to the ground floor then walking the entire length of the hotel to the back green area for business. Every hotel I have ever stayed at that was Pet Friendly had rooms close to an exit for convenience.....

  • 5
    « Great location! »

    My wife and I stayed here on our trip to Yellowstone NP. Right of I-90 with everything you need close. Great place to start your entry to the Park on Beartooth Highway!! Kuddos to the manager who was multi tasking running the breakfast while also managing the front desk by himself!!

    « Very comfortable »

    This BW is just off I-90. There are restaurants in the area and a Walmart not too far down the street. Although the surroundings are typical frontage-road, the hotel itself is very nice. Clean, very comfortable rooms and a decent breakfast with make your own waffles, eggs, yogurt, cereal...etc. The staff was very friendly and helpful.There is a small grass area with a few picnic tables in the very back of the motel. I stopped here after riding over Beartooth Pass.

    « Trip to Visit Famiy »

    This is a nice hotel - the staff is friendly and very helpful, breakfast is great and the location is good. The hotel is pet friendly and the pet fee is reasonable - just an FYI, though, all pet rooms are on the 3rd floor in case that needs to be taken into consideration.

    « Better that Billings! »

    On our return trip home from Great Falls, Mt. we tried to get a room in Billings. Not so easy, since the State Fair was in full swing there and available rooms were more than we wanted to pay. What to do? Stay in Laurel, just a few miles down the road from Billings with a delightful hotel that met all of our specifications. The rooms was large with a very comfortable queen bed, the bathtub/shower was well thought out for my husband with mobility problems with great water pressure. The only thing that might have been better was the breakfast but it did offer muffins, scrambled eggs and sliced and fried sausage bits. Not the best but adequate.

    « Dropped the Ball »

    We have stayed at this motel on several occasions and enjoyed our stays so I booked a room for 08/05/16. When we arrived we were told they were overbooked and did not have a room. The desk clerk stated they had tried to call us the evening of 08/04/16. We were at home all evening and did not get the call or a phone message. The reservation was booked on the Best Western site and I received a conformation e-mail. BW really dropped the ball on this one.

    « Nice place to stay »

    We stayed here after traveling up Beartooth Pass highway 212 from Yellowstone national park. The staff were very friendly and the breakfast was very good. The pool was great and we enjoyed the hot tub after a long day of driving. The location is just outside of Billings Montana and I think this gives it in a vantage. It is right off the interstate and easy to get in and out of and the price was a little better than Billings. If you are going to Yellowstone or coming back from Yellowstone take the Beartooth Pass on the way, it is a beautiful drive.

    « Comfy, clean hotel »

    Passing through Montana, we found an affordable, brand name gem at this hotel. Substantial complimentary breakfast but get there early to have choices. The beds were very comfortable and the place was quiet. It is walking distance to quick serve restaurants, coffee shop, and gas stations. We loved the convenience of the location to get back on the road quickly. There is a small pool but we didn't use it. Call ahead to get a room that is okay for pets. Even though the room we had was pet designated, it smelled and looked just as clean as the rest of the hotel. Enjoy your stay!

    « Great Value Close to Yellowstone National Park »

    Excellent value and clean rooms in a quiet setting. Perfect location for quick access to Yellowstone National Park and Cody Wyoming. McDonalds next door open 24 hour shift. Motel staff very helpful and pleasant to deal with. Bed super comfortable.

    « Quiet , Comfortable »

    Spent a night here in july . Reasonably priced . Clean Comfortable and suprised that it was quiet . While unloading luggage we heard numerous train horns blasting and were worried it would keep us up all night. Needless to say we did not hear anything all night . I would not hesitate to return here again

    « best western/yellowstone »

    Very nice hotel. Further from Yellowstone than anticipated. Service and facility very good. Clean, comfortable, food average. Staff friendly. Area very beautiful, lot of history. Can,t think of anything more to say. Review shouldn't have to be so long.

  • 5
    « Very nice place. »

    This location is centrally located and the staff are very friendly. We stayed over one night during a recent vacation across country. The rate was affordable and they offer breakfast included in the rate.

    « Gateway to the Beartooth Highway »

    Okay, once you have decided you are not going to stay in Red Lodge, back up 60 miles and stay here. It's west of Billings, and in the perfect location for assaulting the Beartooth. It's a popular motel, so book well in advance. As far as the property goes, the rooms are nice, the breakfast is good, and the staff is courteous. The parking is easy, and the Wi-Fi is strong. There are plenty of nearby stores, restaurants, service stations. It's a great place to stay .

    « Overpriced »

    Requested first floor room by the exit for our dog, but pets are restricted to the third floor. Our room was as far from the side exit as one could get, which was tough on my arthritic dog. Check in was a bit of a fiasco, not necessarily due to the staff member but the unorganized group in front of me. Breakfast selection was good and the room was clean. Mattresses/pillows were just okay, and the fan unit turned off and on all night, so we didn't get the best night's sleep. The pool policy is 24/7, and although we did not take advantage of it (it was crowded with aforementioned group until late), it's worth a mention.

    « Good stay »

    The room was clean, and up to date. For a family of four it was just a little tight. There didn't seem to be a good place to put things that were out of the way. After staying at Best Western plus it was just a step down. There were no good places to plug anything in. These are all just petty problems. The room overall was very nice. The breakfast was fantastic as well!

    « Nice rooms/bad breakfast »

    Stayed here with another couple. We were happy to see the pool area was open 24 hrs/7 days a week. HOWEVER, the hot tub had things floating in it, the tile around hot tub and pool needs to be replaced. The jets in the hot tub were more like air bubbles instead of jets. The towels on the pool area were so small they may have dried my 2 year old grandson. The breakfast area was very small, not big enough for too many guest to eat at the same time. The eggs were inedible, tasted and texture of powdered eggs! Pancakes and sausage were good.

    « Staff great hotel not worth the money »

    I am at hotels over 100 nights a year, the hotel staff very good. Pillows not good, noise next to trains very loud in the early AM. Doors slam hard and shake the rooms next to you. The hotel nightly rate is higher than it should be.

    « Just OK »

    We usually stay in Billings when we go to Montana, but because we were headed to Powell we thought we would try the BW in Laurel. The place overall was just average. The upgrade we received was adequate but not anything special. Furniture was not clean. Bed was hard. AC was noisy. I am usually grateful for any and all breakfast that is offered at a hotel but this was not very good. Some kind of artificial scrambled crumbled eggs. Sausage I think was Microwaved, and the biscuits and gravy was just ok. Might have been not such a bad experience if the breakfast room was not being patronized by workers in filthy clothes that smelled so bad the odor lingered after they left the room. I will stay in Billings next time. Not a bad place, just not what we like. We have nothing against the working man, for sure, but we don't like to stay where work crews are staying.

    « Excellent place to stay »

    Upon arrival I was welcomed like an old friend. I asked for a nice family-styled place to eat and the Beartooth Grill was suggested. Wonderful place to eat. My room was just wonderful. I liked the fact that there was a phone on the wall in the handicapped equipped bathroom. It gave a sense of security in case it would be needed. I hope it never needs to be used but what a sense of security! Room and staff were very friendly, helpful, and kind. If I am ever in need of a night to stay in the Laurel area I definitely will stay at the Best Western Yellowstone Crossing.

    « Excellent Service »

    We stayed at the Best Western at Yellowstone Crossing and were upgraded to a suite. We enjoyed the accomodations which included a pool and jacuzzi, the best part was the pool had changing rooms and a shower.

    « Month long stay + »

    Nice and convenient for me and my coworkers. Breakfast is so so, about 3 days is all I can handle of it. But the coffee is good and hot. Rooms are clean but the beds and pillows could do for replacement. Wifi is ok, tv has plenty of channels, staff is friendly especially the breakfast attendant. Unless you have bad knees or lots of luggage use the stairs, elevator is slow and clunky and didn't care to ride in it. Pool area with hot tub is nice too

  • 4
    « A Pleasant Surprise! »

    I was pleased to find this small hotel clean, well maintained, and all amenities as advertised. The indoor pool was small but heated and clean. The breakfast was somewhat limited but adequate and of typical Best Western quality. The staff were pleasant and efficient.

    « GREAT stay!! »

    We spent two nights here and we WILL stay again!!! This seemed like a newer hotel and was nicely kept up! Our room was clean and very comfortable! Beds were great and so were the pillows. We had a fridge in our room and that was very handy. The pool was fine- the whirlpool jets didn't seem to be very strong, but we used it anyway, The breakfast each morning was quite good for a hotel breakfast! There were several choices including biscuits and gravy (which I recommend!), pastries, breads, eggs, sausages, cereal, juice, coffee. There was a nice area to eat your breakfast. There was also popcorn in the later afternoons/evenings. Close to a CVS pharmacy and Walmart store for anything you may need. Very reasonably priced!!

    « 4 nights away from home »

    on a recent visit to the Billings area, to visit family - we were again accompanied by our dog - so we checked out the hotels in the area - and settled again on the BW Yellowstone Crossing. It is convenient, clean [and the Bedbug review gave it a good rating] and accepted our dog [for a small extra fee]. Staff were great, room was good and breakfasts were satisfying... All in all, we enjoyed our stay - and would return.

    « Food »

    Same item every day. Link sausage and I believe they were supposed to switch. The sausage gravey was gook. No begals. Buns cold. Milk warm. They only had a bowl of peaches. Pool are was nice the sauna could be about 10 degrees hotter.

    « Recommend »

    We booked 3 rooms , very comfortable, clean, continental breakfast was good. We spent time in the pool and hot tub. Beds were comfortable, and for long visits they have laundry facilities. This is our second stay and recommend to all for a great stay and reasonable priced.

    « Lovely Little Hotel in Laurel »

    We stayed at the Best Western Yellowstone Crossing a few times. Our latest stay was this weekend. The hotel is located in Laurel just a few minutes out of Billings Montana. It is a nice western themed hotel. The rooms are decent. They have a good sized mini fridge in the room. It had good water pressure in the shower. They have shampoo, conditioner, and body wash dispensers right in the shower. That was a nice change in stead of the little bottles. They have a nice pool and hot tub area. There is an arcade for kids. Breakfast is served from 5-10 a.m. It has a good breakfast. With the usual cold and hot cereal, toast, muffins, fruit etc. They had real sausage and biscuits and gravy. With a good selection of juices and hot teas as well. They have fresh popcorn in the lobby every night. There is no side door to get into the property. So remember to either go in the main front door. Or the one located in the very back.

    « Great value, nice alternative to expensive Billings »

    This was a nice surprise 20 short minutes from Billings, and at least $50 less per night than comparable hotels there. It was a clean hotel, spacious and comfortable for our family of four, with a nice pool for the kids. We arrived around 7 pm, and were happy to find several quick-serve dining options next door and across the street. We had the queen suite, which consisted of a pull-out couch with TV in the entry area, a bathroom with sinks between, and the bed and another TV by the window. Enough space for everyone to spread out, with microwave and fridge. Breakfast was adequate with cereals, hot options (biscuits/gravy when we were there), pastries, fruits and excellent coffee! We were a little disappointed there were no third-floor rooms available as we'd requested in our reservation, as first floor was a little noisy (little children above us must have been playing tag). Also, bring ear plugs if you're a light sleeper-- the trains pass through all night long. After all, it is the home of the Laurel Locomotives! Overall this was a good hotel for the money and we will stay again when coming to visit family in Billings.

    « It's a Best Western »

    Locate centers in Laurel, only stayed here because of price. But we ended up leaving and going to stay at a Hampton Inn in Billings. On check in staff was a little rude when I asked about online prices. But oh well, I booked online anyhow and it went through immediately unlike the hours she told me it could take. Beds were hard, pillows were lumpy and the tore open used condom wrapper on found on the floor after tucking my children in bed was slightly disgusting. Prob won't be staying there again.

    « Traveling with pets »

    If you are traveling with a pet, the only kind of room that is available is a room with two queen beds, I wish I would have known before booking. Breakfast was ok, the French toast was over done and the sausage was burnt, the fresh fruit was delicious and was really fresh.

    « Very comfortable and clean »

    The room was clean and comfortable and nicely appointed. Each bed had plenty of comfortable pillows. Hotel is easy to reach from the interstate. The breakfast is average - biscuits and gravy, french toast, assortment of cereals. They provide complimentary tea and coffee all day/evening and have free popcorn in the lobby. It was nice to grab a fresh cup of coffee and relax in the dining area after we arrived. The hotel was quiet, pet friendly, and reasonably priced. They have a nice, small indoor swimming pool that we used on a stop-over several years ago but did not on this trip. The hotel personnel were all very pleasant.

  • 5

    The weather was horrendous and we were forced to stay in the Billings area over night. I checked with the Best Western hotels in Billing and was treated very rudely by their desk staff so called the Best Western in Laurel and was treat great. And the rate was 40 less that Billings. When we got there the staff was great, the hotel was beautiful and the rooms very comfortable. The breakfast the next morning had a lot of variety and was good.

    « shopping »

    great quiet stay,would recommend to anybody,would stay again in a heartbeat, a short drive to billings,one of the better places the wife and I have stayed at in a long time,lots of things to do/eat within walking distance.

    « Great experience »

    Really fantastic budget experience - clean hotel, friendly staff, great breakfast, wonderful indoor pool, pet friendly. My only note would be, that I was confused by the Yellowstone name, and surprised to find the hotel was in an area of strip malls down the street from some kind of refinery/industrial park. Laurel is like the Newark of Montana.

    « Hidden Gem »

    I was totally surprised to find this hidden gem in Laurel, MT! The facility was of relatively recent construction as compared to many similar hotels out west so it was in excellent condition. The place was spotless and the staff were wonderful. The room had good access to high speed internet - quite unusual in my experience with hotels. There was a fair array of items in the free breakfast array and I especially liked the early opening of the breakfast line!

    « Excellent Facility »

    This facility is pet friendly which is a top priority for us The facility is clean, the staff is professional and friendly. The location is easy access to I-90, shopping and restaurants. We stay at this facility whenever visiting family and friends in the Billings/Laurel area.

    « Vacation »

    I was highly impressed with my stay. It was clean and comfortable. The breakfast was great and the staff were very courteous. I will definitely be back. There is an inside pool and jacuzzi. The beds were very comfortable and very good wifi connection.

    « Great atmosphere and wonderful property »

    You can just feel the love when you walk in the door, they not only care about the guest but the property as well. Decorated for Halloween, I noticed that rooms were very well kept up as is the lobby and the eating area. The staff was exceptional and I would highly recommend this property to everyone.

    « better than expected »

    We only planned a night after a long drive on our way to Yellowstone in Billings but this stay was better than expected, thanks also to the receptionist who was extremely helpful and friendly; so nice when you are tired; the rooms were comfortable and clean, spacious and contained all you need! Highly recommended in this area.

    « Diamond in the Rough »

    I booked this BW while staying at a BW in Cheyenne WY. The BW in Billings was full, this was a great option. Well maintained motel, with a lovely, inviting, rustic lounge. The young woman who checked me in, believe her name was Kayla, was so capable and efficient! There were a lot of people staying that night, but she seemed to take it all in stride, with a smile. The breakfast was the usual BW fare, could be more imaginative, perhaps someone in the organization could address this issue? Laurel is a train coupling town, no end to the trains on the side tracks and all. I slept fine, but have learned on these road trips, to bring a white noise machine with me, just in case.

    « Charming »

    This hotel was such a surprise! The décor I felt like I was in a Ski Lodge. The breakfast area had nice Fall floral arrangements on the tables. The Hostess was very nice and the food was great. You could tell the Staff cared about their guests!

  • 5
    « The room lacked nothing - filled with extras! »

    I was surprised at how everything was supplied and thought of. This hotel had everything all in place for a relaxing time. No calls down to the front desk for more soap or towels - they anticipated what and where you would need something. The Jacuzzi was all set with towels and shampoo to fill it with bubbles if you wish! The breakfast items were full and lots of choices. Internet was easy to set up and use.

    « Got earplugs? »

    This property is very clean, the rooms look nice, and the staff is quite friendly. However, it is located behind some industrial plant that makes a whiny noise - all night! It sounds like a wood chipper. (Indeed, I looked the next day and the plant makes building studs. Maybe its the waste getting ground up.) The breakfast was OK, but nothing exciting. Basically, it is a nice place - just bring your earplugs if you stay there.

    « Nice. »

    Clean and comfortable with a nice shower and stocked toiletries. It's not an area I'd be comfortable walking through at night but parking area felt safe. There is a nice grassy pet relief area. Overall a good stay. Note- we almost didn't get a room because they were booked, and although I requested a pet room when I reserved a month before, the front desk didn't have that information and almost put us in a second floor room, and dogs are only allowed on the third floor. You may want to call and confirm online bookings as information seems to get lost.

    « Good Hotel. »

    Hotel is located just off I-90 and was very convenient to access. Hotel was clean and quiet, despite a number of children staying there. Breakfast was good, with the exception of the scrambled eggs, which were rather dry. Staff was very helpful with getting connected to the internet.

    « Visiting Yellowstone »

    This hotel was great! All the staff were so friendly, helpful, and knowledgable. We were in the area to visit Yellowstone so the only thing I wish is that this hotel was closer to the park! The rooms were clean and comfortable as were the public areas. Breakfast was great. The pool and hot tub area was well kept. Not one bad thing to say about this place!

    « Great Stay. Great Price. »

    Great hotel find in a small town. Best Western lives up to it's reputation with this hotel. Rooms are clean, nice and new. Beds are comfortable and rooms are quiet. There wasn't a fridge or microwave in the room, just a coffee maker with supplies. But the pool and hot tub make up for that. Plus they have a wonderful continental breakfast with two comfortable rooms in which too eat. Eggs, sausage, dry cereal, yogurt and lots of fruit and great coffee greet you in the morning and goes until 10. Friendly staff was helpful in answering questions about the town. By pass more expensive hotels in Billings and stay here. It was fabulous!


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·From: The north. Main Street go under the railroad underpass three blocks to Fourth Street SE. turn left to the Best Western Yellowstone Crossing. ·From: The south. Straight ahead on Highway 212 under Interstate 90 Turn right onto Fourth SE to the Best Western Yellowstone Crossing. ·From: The east. Exit Interstate 90 at Exit 434, turn right, the Best Western Yellowstone Crossing is at the next right ·From: The west . Exit interstate 90 at Exit 434, turn left, two blocks to the Best Western Yellowstone Crossing.