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Western Inn - Glacier Park Motel and Campground
Reviewed 14 August 2011

Near Whitefish (which is very busy in August), this was a place of last resort. The checkin process was arduous and slow with a syssem that was clearly outdated. To our chagrin and surprise, our drivers license was photocopied and kept on file. The reason given was Montana State law but I am going to find out. I am very skeptical - a real invasion of privacy!
The "king suite with kitchenette" was furnished with stuff out of the 60's which was must have been been when this place was built. Smelled stale as we walked. The bathroom was anttquated and everything looked very tired. This place is to be avoided. Did I mention it was expensive at $143 double occupancy for this clapped out old motel.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 28 May 2011

We stayed in room 12 (2 beds in seperate rooms) and it was very nice. There were only a few other people staying at the time but it was very quiet. The only downside was that there was only 1 tv. Try the backroom at the niteowl too the ribs were very good and the fry bread is unbelievable!

  • Stayed: May 2011
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Reviewed 28 August 2010

I stayed in a motel room with my parents while extended family camped in the campground. The shower in the room never did work (unless you like freezing cold or scalding hot water trickle), thank goodness the campground showers were available for use, although hadn't been cleaned recently;
They tend to overlook basic hospitality - linens, tissues, making the beds. The ladies at the front desk are very nice and they take on a barage of complaints every morning. Unfortunately upon returning to your room at the end of a day in Glacier, you are disappointed that no actions were taken for your basic requests.

My family that stayed in the campground were told they would have water, a table and firepit; there was no handle for the waterpump, we had to carry a picnic table from another part of the campground and the firepit was full of trash. So much for camping.
The management / owners should try to stay a night in their hotel, I'd like to see their reviews.

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 22 July 2010

Clean but tiny room, quiet, poor WiFi reception, & a VERY minimalist continental breakfast (although the coffee was excellent). At least 20 minutes from the park entrance at West Glacier. If I was going to choose again and still be a short drive from the park I would stay in Whitefish MT (which would add another 10 minute drive to the park).

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 July 2010

The information and photos provided on their website are very minimal for a reason. The Motel is divided into 3 separate buildings all located right on a highway. The room was clean but certainly not worth even close to the $110/nt we paid. You can drive much closer to Glacier and stay at a much more desirable property. Or drive the extra 10 minutes and stay in Whitefish. The WIFI did not work.

  • Stayed: June 2010, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Western Inn - Glacier Park Motel and Campground

Address: 7285 Highway 2 East, Columbia Falls, MT 59912 (Formerly Glacier Mountain Shadows)
Region: United States > Montana > Columbia Falls
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Columbia Falls
Price Range: ₹ 5,605 - ₹ 10,244 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Western Inn - Glacier Park Motel and Campground 2*
Number of rooms: 29
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Dog friendly Glacier Park Motel & Campground offers budget lodging in guest suites for 1-6, as well as camping with full hook-up RVs, tent lots, camping cabins and even tipis! Located only 12 miles from the West Entrance of Glacier National Park and across the street from Big Sky Waterslides, it is a great homebase for travelers. Property amenities include Coffee & Muffin Bar, Miniature Golf, 24-hour laundromat, BBQ pavilion, horseshoes and badmitton June-September. Top this with great staff who really care about providing you with information to enjoy the local activities and Glacier National Park, this business believes in Customer Service and goes out of its way to make sure your western visit is a pleasant, memorable one. Why stay anywhere else? ... more   less 
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