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Izaak Walton Inn

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290 Izaak Walton Inn Rd, Essex, MT 59916
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
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15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lovely and relaxing hotel set along the tracks of the historic Empire Builder railroad line. That may not sound as lovely and relaxing as it is. Great place in the mountainous forest right outside of Glacier National Park (so it's a great alternative if you want to see the sights but can't or don't want to stay inside the actual... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I've been to Izaak Walton Hotel last week and was positively surprised at how friendly and helpful the staff from this place was. The hotel is beautifully decorated, cozy and well located, right between the east and west entrance of Glacier National Park. There is also an Amtrak station a few feet away from the hotel. There's wi-fi available, but... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Loved every minute of our stay. Yes the inn rooms are small and walls are thin but this place is just so charming. And even though the room is smaller than a typical hotel it is very well appointed and the railroad decor makes this place special. We enjoyed the large hot tub, front porch swings, game room, and laundry.... More 

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Countryside, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is close to Essex train stop. if you take train, the hotel staff will pick you up. Our room was clean and an adequate size & it served our purpose. The hotel also has some train caboose rooms & engine rooms as hotel guest rooms. we stayed in the lodge. The room & lobby decores give you a... More 

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Leesburg, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place. The restaurant is very good and the staff is extremely helpful. The rooms are beautiful (especially the diesel engine room just outside the main lodge) and VERY CLEAN!!! The scenery is magnificent, and it is just a wonderful little retreat. You will not be disappointed staying here - especially if you are into trains (or... More 

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Burlington, Vermont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved the Izaak Walton - we stayed in a family cabin on the wooded side of the railroad tracks, a short walk over the tracks from the main hotel. Our two little boys are train crazy and went running for the tracks every time they heard a train whistle- they had a blast. This place has definite character and... More 

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Central Coast California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very remote hotel in the middle of wilderness. Near Glacier Park. Nothing but the hotel around. Rooms were adequate. Paper thin walls, meaning we heard every word that our neighbors spoke, very clearly. Decent food in the restaurant, which seems to be the only place to eat in the area. The trains come by on a regular basis, so you... More 

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Atascadero, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Th Inn is close to the Essex rail stop and the staff picked us up as soon as we got off the train. Our room was clean,quiet and met our needs perfectly! We rented a car at the last minute right at the front desk as we hadn't realized the tour busses no longer pick up at the Inn. The... More 

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IzaakWaltonInnEssex, General Manager at Izaak Walton Inn, responded to this review

Dear Teresa B, We appreciate you taking the time to post your review on our TripAdvisor page! We are thrilled that you were able to enjoy our room and the Dining Car Restaurant! We hope to see you again soon!! Keep on Track, Hurry Back! Thank You! More 

Chicago,Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hotel built in the 1930's . There are some converted cabooses and train cars on the property that are guest rooms. We stayed at the lodge. Our room had a queen size bed and a futon. There was no coffee maker or hair dryer in the room. There was no air conditioning (we are in northern Montana), I did not... More 

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IzaakWaltonInnEssex, General Manager at Izaak Walton Inn, responded to this review

Dear JmwJog, Thank you for taking the time to post your review of the Izaak Walton Inn on TripAdvisor! We are a historic Inn and do our best to keep that charm in our Inn. We do have fans and hair dryers available for our guests to use at the Front Desk upon request. We also do not have an... More 

Wisconsin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rooms were cute, cozy, and very clean. The restaurant is pricey for breakfast, but not out of line for the dinning in the area at historic hotels. They offered entertainment in the bar downstairs, but it was too loud for us. The rooms were quiet even with the singing from below. Don't think I would have wanted to stay there... More 

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IzaakWaltonInnEssex, General Manager at Izaak Walton Inn, responded to this review

Dear julie h, Thank you for your review on our TripAdvisor page! We greatly appreciate the feedback! We are glad that you enjoyed your night here and enjoyed the room for the night. If you were to stay again for a several day trip, we do have lots of different options for activities to do around the area. We hope... More 

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