“ Address: 330 W. Pearl St / Jackson / WY / USA / 83001 / Tel: (307) 733-7550 „
Quality Inn - 49er -Jackson, Wyoming
We arrived rather later than we had planned as the road between Montpelier and Jackson had a rather large landslide, half a mountain was across the road so we had to do a detour across the Grand Teton Mountain Pass. Luckily we had stopped in Alpine for a coffee and had thought we had already avoided the landslide as we came through Soda springs instead of straight up the Highway. They very kindly gave us a printed set of instructions on how to get to Jackson avoiding the landslide at the bar in Alpine.
We arrived and I went over to check in. We had booked this place prior to leaving the UK too and it cost about $135 for the night including breakfast. They found our booking and checked us in with a cheery welcome. The nice man also gave me two wrapped packs of freebies as a gift. As I was checking in I asked if he could recommend somewhere where we could get a bite to eat as we hadn't eaten since breakfast in Montpelier and it was now nearly 3.30pm. I was given a map of Jackson and the places he recommended were circled so that I could chose from the different types of food and distance we wanted to go from the hotel. He also told me that there were menus in the room so we could check out which we fancied.
The reception area was very cosy and welcoming with leather sofas and a fire place to the left of the main desk. Beyond the first part of the room there was more seating and a coffee and hot water machine for complimentary hot drinks whenever you wanted them. A stand displayed a huge array of brochures advertising activities in the area and a postcard stand selling postcards was also in the lobby.
Our room was around the back in the next block so we drove the car around and parked at the nearest door. As we walked into the corridor we were faced with the most amazing carpet with local animals pictured on it. Not quite what you would choose for your house but a quirky sort of look for this hotel in the middle of moose and bear country. We had to go up a few stairs and back onto the carpet with animals and found our room easily.
As we opened the door we immediately went into a small area with the basin and a bowl with toiletries as well as a hair dryer on the wall. To the left was the bathroom with toilet and shower over the bath with a marble effect wall around. The bath water was lovely and hot and the toiletries provided were shampoo and conditioner and rather a nice lemon scented soap. To the right was a hanging area with an iron and board as well as place to unpack and store the suitcases.
Behind the wall with the basin unit on was a kitchenette with sink, fridge, microwave and coffee maker plus coffee and sugar etc for a drink, green tea but not black tea.
At right angles to this kitchenette unit was a three seater sofa bed and a coffee table. A flat screen TV was on a set of drawers. These were great and had rustic log handles. There were two queen sized beds also with rustic log effect bed heads and four lovely soft full pillows on each bed. There was a second set of drawers with rustic handles and in the furthest corner of the room was a table and chairs also with rustic backs. On the table was a booklet full of information about Jackson. We did have a quick look at the menu options but as the closest was a beer factory that served food my husband thought that sounded perfect.
Jackson is a ski centre but is also very popular as a summer holiday spot and because of this the place had several hotels around the town and most of them look pretty similar to They were wooden structures in a dark red wood and most were only two stories high with a veranda on the second floor . They all looked to be of similar style, a long narrow building with car parking close to each side presumably so that in winter you don't have far to carry your stuff from the car.
When I looked out of our window I was quite pleased to see that if I looked beyond the huge church complex on the next block we had a view of the mountains behind and the ski slopes. There was still snow on the mountains too but not enough for skiing.
Our beds were so very comfortable that I slept all through the night for the first time since we arrived in the USA. There were also two amazing mirrors on the wall that made me look tall and thin, although my head was also rather elongated. I was trying to work pit if I could get it in my suitcase as a great ego boost when dressing!
Breakfast was in a separate building from the main hotel and you had to show your breakfast ticket or room key in order to prove you were a gust at the hotel. It was a similar set up to the other hotels in that all the cutlery and crockery was disposable. In one room you could choose between apple or orange juice then two coffee machines, standard and decaff as well as hot water and a range of teas or hot chocolate. I also discovered some instant porridge that came in three varieties, cinnamon and apple, maple syrup or original. You just added hot water and it actually tasted pretty decent, though I did add a couple of the mini half and half milks that they put our for coffee.
My husband found the scrambled eggs and bacon patties with toast and was very happy with that. As the toast had to be made with those slow rotating toasters that don't actually do anything except take the bread for a trip around the machine, I decided not to bother. I found some yoghurt to keep me happy but there were muffins, Danish pastries and other sweet things as well as a choice of three cereals too. We found enough to keep us going till our next stop which was coffee in the Grand Tetons national Park and then on to Yellowstone National Park for two nights at the Old Faithful Lodge cabins.
So At the price we paid we were quite happy with the room and the service we had from this hotel. I would certainly recommend the very comfortable beds and the slimming mirrors. We had a nice view from our room and the breakfast did the job, it was not luxurious but was pretty good and kept us going till we ate at about 5pm that day. The staff both on checking in and checking out were both very pleasant and on both occasions I asked for extra information and they were more than happy to oblige.
If you find yourself in Jackson, Wyoming for any reason then i would not hesitate to recommend this hotel although many others in the town looked pretty similar from the outside this was very comfortable and the room could have slept 6 using the sofa bed and four very comfortably so this would have been very good value.
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