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Irma Hotel

2.5 out of 5.0

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During an April road trip for the overnight in Cody I decided to do a historic hotel. Of course the Irma Hotel made perfect sense. The room with two beds was a very good size and the beds were comfortable to sleep on. I didn't have a chance to eat in the restaurant but the lunch buffet that I walked by looked good. Happy hour prices for our drinks were $3.

There's a bit of the feeling of an old west hotel by staying here, but, even though the bed was comfortable the stay was not that great. For one, the odd 'external plumbing' shower connected in the old tub was a bit challenging to use. The room across from me, one day they just stopped in the middle of cleaning and left the room standing open all through until the next morning. The person at the check in desk was doing double duty in the restaurant, so doing check-in / check-out was a little clunky. The worst thing was that there was a 'concert' below my room one night--when I called down to ask when my walls would stop rattling, I was told 9:30, but then it was more than an hour later than that. I might stay here again, but it would not be first on my list next time.

Fun historical stop! We stayed in the Buffalo Bill king suite #12. Bedroom with king bed, small sink, and tv. Separate sitting room with couch, chair, desk, refrigerator. Bathroom with a claw foot tub with a shower head, toilet, and nice size vanity with hair dryer. Might not be the best choice if you are likely to be bothered by noise from outside.

We didn’t stay here but had a drink in the bar and a meal in one of the dining rooms. Brilliant food and service. And the price was very reasonable. The regulars in the bar were very friendly and one had a long chat with us. Even had free popcorn in the bar! Nice touch. The main dining room is gorgeous and classic Western posh.

The staff we met here were lovely but the whole place needs a spruce. We paid for an upgraded room which was pretty dire with a musty smell and a view of a brick wall. There is a gun show in the street outside in the evening - we were looking forward to this but it was pretty rubbish and you could barely hear what anyone was saying - the whole town is living a cliché.

People who stay at the Irma are most likely interested in history and the Old West. If you are looking for a modern, luxury hotel, then you might want to look elsewhere. But, if you are looking for a hotel that is over 100 years old and still looks very similar to how it did in the early 1900s and is associated with a famous personality like Buffalo Bill Cody, then this is the place for you. It is conveniently located in downtown Cody with lots of shops and restaurants within an easy walk or a very short drive. It is also not far from the famous Buffalo Bill Center of the West Museum. I elected for the basic, regular room. But, my friend chose one of the historic rooms which was a suite with a sitting parlor with decor and furniture to match. My room was OK, but was difficult to cool down as there were some hot water/steam pipes in the corner of the room which gave off a lot of heat. I had to run the AC at full blast to keep it cool (and open the window some at night) even though it was the third week of October with lows in the 40s at night and highs in the low 60s during the day. The staff said that they would be purging the pipes soon and that should alleviate the problem. Anyway, besides that, everything else was good if not great. The entire staff was OUTSTANDING. All were very helpful and friendly and went above and beyond when needed. We ate breakfast in the restaurant each morning and also ate an evening meal there once. The food was great and the service was again, outstanding. Laura was our waitress each morning so I have to give a shout out to her on super service. The restaurant is known for their buffets, but those are only available during the busy summer months so if you are visiting in the shoulder season like we were, those will not be an option. But, the rest of the menu is still available anytime. The dining room is full of Buffalo Bill memorabilia and pictures and the original and exquisite cherry wood bar that was a gift from Queen Victoria of Great Britain is still there. If you are in the Cody area, I recommend at least visiting and eating a meal or more at the Irma. If you stay there, be prepared for a pleasant trip back in time to the Old West!

This place is historic...and that's the only good thing about it - that and the prime rib. The staff is rude. The rooms are gross - there was mold and mildew throughout and the room stunk of cheap perfume. Buffet was closed. Main (historic) bar was closed for a special event. Room that we were promised was given away. It's a shame because this could have been a great experience. The history is fascinating. But the staff and the lack of cleanliness ruin what could be. Glad we can say we saw it but wouldn't want to stay here ever again. If we were back in the area, we would try the restaurant/bar again. If we had it to do again, we would have stayed elsewhere and just gone there for a meal.

We booked a night at the Irma Hotel thinking it would be great staying in Buffalo Bills hotel. We were wrong from the moment we walked into the hotel it smelt, the carpets were dirty and the whole place looked like it needed a good clean. On a positive note our room was clean and large and we had a good night sleep. We Choose not too eat in the hotel so I can’t comment on the food.

We had a very nice buffet lunch at a reasonable price and it was an amazing place to eat and look at the old bar and collection of old guns etc. The bread pudding with the hot whiskey sauce was incredible too. Nightly around 6 pm they hold a old fashion gun fight outside the hotel and it is a lot of fun.

Buffalo Bill's in the Irma Hotel was recommended by our tour director for lunch and a glass of wine. So glad we decided to stop in! Good food, good service and a fabulous atmosphere! Built in 1902 this is an old western style saloon with the original bar. The entire saloon is decorated in vibes of the American West. Very cool - great salad and chardonnay too. Seemed to be a lot of locals and regulars there for lunch as well. Loved it!! Would highly recommend. Also be sure to check out the gift shop in the hotel. Very nice. Cody is a lovely little western town with fabulous mountain views. It's an entire world away from living in South Carolina! Wonderful experience! Would have loved to have stayed at the inn - next time!

Hotel highlights

  • Free in-room WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Free airport shuttle

Irma Hotel places you next to Cody Dug Up Gun Museum and within a 10-minute walk of Buffalo Bill Center of the West. This 39-room hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a restaurant, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking.


Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Start each morning off right with buffet breakfast served for a fee.


A TV comes with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Other standard amenities include a coffee maker, a desk, and free toiletries.

Property features

At Irma Hotel, guests have access to a meeting room, a terrace, and a picnic area. You can take advantage of free parking, along with a free airport shuttle (available on request). The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with tours/tickets and luggage storage.

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Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

64.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 623 reviews