Occidental Story

The Lobby at The Occidental Hotel

When you step through the front door of the Historic Occidental Hotel in Buffalo, Wyoming, you are truly stepping back into the Old West.

Calamity Jane
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In fact, everywhere you walk in this famous hotel, you will be walking where many famous people of the Old West walked – Butch Cassidy and the Hole-in-the-Wall Gang, Calamity Jane, Buffalo Bill, Tom Horn, the young Teddy Roosevelt... and many more.


And everywhere you look, you will see the Old West the way it really was.


Because the beautiful embossed ceilings you will see over your head in the lobby and in the saloon are the original ceilings. The magnificent back bar that you will see in the saloon is the original back bar that was brought in by wagon a hundred years ago. And the chairs you will sit in are likely to be antiques that are original to the hotel.

Butch Cassidy
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Even the bullet holes that you will see in the saloon are originals.


All of it was preserved, as if by some kind of historical miracle, when many other hotels of the Old West were being torn down. And now it has been accurately and beautifully restored to its original grandeur.

Teddy Roosevelt
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When you check into a room or suite at the Occidental, you will find that your accommodations have the historic authenticity of the rest of the hotel - combined with all of the modern amenities that will make your stay as comfortable and enjoyable as you would like it to be.


All rooms and suites are furnished with antiques and decorated in elegant period style. Most of our rooms have large private baths, capacious Queen or King beds, central air conditioning, cable television and free wireless access to the internet. We also offer a few economy rooms with full-size beds for those folks on a budget who want to experience the Occidental.

2014 True West Award


So faithful and impressive is the historic restoration of the Occidental that True West Magazine recently named The Occidental Hotel The Best Hotel in the West.


Since all rooms and suites have different furnishings and decor, we invite you to select your personal favorite by clicking the "Room & Suites" link.