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Red Lion Colonial Hotel

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2301 Colonial Drive, Helena, MT 59601
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Flagstaff, Arizona
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have stayed at this Hotel often over the past 20 years. Hotel was showing it's age. However, the remodel is complete in the common areas and it is beautiful. The lobby and bar area are open and inviting. People meeting new people, making new friends. The staff were pleasant and willing to go the extra mile. Hotel restaurant has breakfast... More 

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Spruce Grove, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First impression was WOW! It looks fantastic inside. I actually booked my reservation on the wrong day but I called expedia & they fixed me up. We had to pay $40 more because of the price difference. At first I was upset until I seen how amazing everything was & now think it was worth the extra money! The front... More 

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calgary
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great staff, upgrade me to premium awesome, quiet, clean loved it, coffee in room, hair blower, restaurant and casino and non smoking, will be back, close off i15 and close to shopping and eating places

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Whitefish, Montana
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51 reviews 51 reviews
17 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for a conference. We had a large suite type room with a couch and 2 TV's. Unfortunately, the couch was angled in a way so that you could not see the large flat screen TV, and there was only 1 chair in front of the TV. Weird. But there was also a TV in front of the bed,... More 

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Big Sky, Montana
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed here during a conference and it was a great location. The rooms were nicely appointed and clean; you can tell the hotel has been doing some renovations and they are great! The lobby/atrium area was very nice. I did slip down to the 'cafe' for breakfast one morning; that wasn't much to write home about a very limited... More 

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Missoula, Montana, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

The Red Lion Colonial Inn is a nice place to stay. It looks like the public entrance has been recently remodeled and it looks very nice. The bed and room were very comfortable. The free wi-fi worked well and was appreciated.

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Helena
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

I am the treasurer of a large nonprofit organization located in Helena. I travel to Helena on a monthly basis (sometimes twice a month). The Red Lion Colonial Inn is the only hotel I stay at. They usually put me in a king suite at a very reasonable rate. The front desk folks are great and very efficient. The lounge... More 

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Missoula, MT
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48 reviews 48 reviews
47 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

This large complex is an older style convention complex. Surrounded by parking, it is easy to get lost going from building to building. I found the staff to be rude and/or inattentive - on checking in: the clerk was playing with her phone and chewing gum; on checking out: the clerk refused, absolutely refused, to provide me a receipt or... More 

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Homer, Alaska
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

I got in VERY late one night and had to be in professional meetings first thing in the morning. The staff were super helpful - but unfortunately there was some mix up with my room. When I got back the next day from a long day of meetings they took care of everything. Manager even comp'd me a bottle of... More 

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Bozeman, Montana
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

I lived in Helena for 30 years. My kids and grandkids still live there. So when I go visit we mostly stay @ The Colonial. They have just redone the pool and hot tub And they are fabulous!.....Marcie In Housekeeping is delightful as well as Norma and Tammy in the restaurant. We also enjoy brie. The windows open so you... More 

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