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Half Way Motel

14840 Highway 2 E, Essex, MT 59916
Half Way Motel
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Gardiner, Montana
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60 reviews 60 reviews
35 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

This property has two cabins, each with two rooms in a wooded setting half way between East and West Glacier, about a mile from the Amtrak station. The family that owns the property also run the restaurant, general store, and post office that is beside the cabins. The family were not only very friendly but also extremely helpful. Because we... More 

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Iowa
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72 reviews 72 reviews
20 hotel reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

Most lodging options around glacier are either extremely expensive, extremely primitive, or both. While it's tiny and a fair drive from the main park entrances, the Half Way Motel is reasonably prices (for a resort area) and provides modern amenities and a clean, comfortable place to stay. The place gets its name from its location on highway 2, roughly halfway... More 

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Cedar Rapids, NE
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

This place was on our way from the east side to the west of Glacier Park. It is very simple but very clean. I stopped in the café to sign in and it was late so we didn't eat but looked very clean and my guess is that the food we all be homemade and delicious. They were very helpful... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

My husband and I stayed at Half-Way Motel for five nights. It is family run. The rooms are extremely clean, and the staff very helpful. The Half-Way Cafe is a good place to grab some food. We are hikers and when asked at the Cafe for good hikes, we were given some great ideas. We enjoyed our stay and felt... More 

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Great Falls, Montana
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

The wife and I have stayed with these folks for the last 4 years. In July we go to the Glacier Meadows For the Glacier/Waterton Ham Fest. Our stay has always been a good one. I couldn't ask for a better place to hang my hat and kick off my boots! Jim and Norma Sims

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Medford, Oregon, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012 via mobile

We stayed down the road, but went to the Half Way's Cafe for dinner two nights in a row. The hosts at the Inn we were staying at recommended the Half Way as a good place for home style cooking. The people running the motel and the cafe were very nice and packed up some yummy food for us to... More 

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Twin Cities
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27 hotel reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

Stayed here on a recent vacation at Glacier. Rooms were nice sized, very clean, and well appointed. Ate dinner at the restaruant and were well satisfied with the meal we had. The owners were very friendly and hospitable.

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Clark, South Dakota
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

Very nice large clean room with a huge bathroom. Nicest family you will ever meet. We arrived extremely late by Amtrak and they picked us up....with no wheels of our own, they also schuttled us to meet scenic tours with the Red Bus system in Glacier National Park. Meals were generous and home cooked. Great, quiet place to spend some... More 

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New Jersey
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40 reviews 40 reviews
8 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2011

I had a wedding to attend in July of 2011. I checked hotels in East Glacier and they were all booked. After looking on the map, it seemed that Essex was only a short ride (NO Traffic) from East Glacier so I booked three nights at the "Half Way". Wow, did we luck out. Spotless rooms, two queen beds, full... More 

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Fargo, North Dakota
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4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2011

Exceptionally clean (which is my number one priority)! Cheap! Friendly people! Big room, had a small fridge, but bring your own shampoo. We were happily surprised (and I'm someone who ONLY stays at chain hotels, but we had no other choice). If we go back to Glacier National Park, we will stay there again. (I was a little worried by... More 

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