From Convenience to Location These Are The Best Hotels In Montana
People don't just come to Montana for the hunting, fishing, and fall foliage (though all three are pretty awesome) and tourists are going to need a place to stay because invariably our spare bedrooms, dorm rooms, driveways, and parking lots are all full at the moment. Come to think of it, we're full everywhere else as well. #montanaisfulldontmoveherekthx
Here are the best places to stay in the biggest Montana cities as well as a few places that are close to our national parks. (Glacier and Yellowstone) We didn't go with the cheapest, the most expensive, or pick ones with the best amenities or views. These were selected for a combination of value and convenience because "best" means different things to different people.
The Holiday Inn in Downtown Missoula is a tourist favorite, as it sits on the banks of the Clark Fork River. If you're lucky, you get a room with a view of it. In the summertime you can see plenty of tubers and rafters floating the Clark Fork, and there's even a trail that leads from the hotel parking lot right down to the shore.
Alternatively, you can check out the Hilton Garden Inn, which is closer to the Reserve St business district. We've hosted the annual Missoula Wedding Fair here several times in the Hilton's giant ballroom. It's also close to Interstate 90 so you won't spend too much time getting back on the road.
We were surprised to learn that there's only one hotel in Bozeman that allows dogs. The Klimpton Armory Hotel allows your fur babies to stay in your room and makes for a great night stay.
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We're not just going with location here. The Crystal Inn is close to Great Falls International Airport as well as being comparatively priced for rooms; the last time we Googled "hotel rooms great falls" we found several hotels with similar rates around $130/night.
We had to pick Oddfellow Inn for this one. It's only 9 rooms so you'll want to make a reservation well in advance. But it's more than just a place to stay for the night; Oddfellow also hosts local live music from the farm as well as being an actual farm that supplies produce to local farmers markets.
Glacier National Park
It's hard to pick one, as all of Glacier's lodges provide great service. If we had to pick one, it's the park's historic Lake McDonald Lodge as it's one of Glacier's oldest and most convenient places to stay. It's actually in the Park Service's National Register of Historic Places.
Lake McDonald Lodge has single rooms available in the main lodge or cabins that can accommodate families on their stay. Or you could rent the spacious Cobb Suite (!)
Yellowstone National Park
It's hard to miss for most park visitors coming from the west entrance. Yellowstone Park Hotel is perfect for either large families or single visitors with several size rooms available. You'll want this kind of coziness after taking in the breathtaking views all day in the park (especially when you're scrolling through your full camera roll!)
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