So, there isn't much choice when it comes to Many Glacier Lake. Thanks to previous reviews, I didn't have high expectations for this hotel. Nothing posh or impressive, but over all, acceptable. I stayed with 2 friends on the lower level and felt like I was walking through a stable, with my room as a horse's stall. Thankfully, it was not too cramped! There was a double bed and a single with some space to spare. The bath room was tiny with a cast iron bath tub (not luxurious enough to have a bubble bath in though!) They did provide good quality body lotion and shampoo.
The whole hotel is set up very Swiss Alp-y. The male staff wear lederhosen. The names of rooms are German. There is a nice covered connection between the lounge and the rooms with books (old) and a piano.
There was one restaurant and one bar. Food is OK. Not mind-blowing, but acceptable. The cheese fondue was pretty awful though.
The staff provided helpful information re: tours, horse rides (one company sets off from the parking lot). That's really important considering there isn't a cellphone signal, and wifi in the lobby only.
The best part of this place was its surroundings. Beautiful lake in the backyard. Pretty trails and mountains all round. I love Glacier National Park.
I don't have a place in the Park to compare this lodging too, but keep your expectations low with regard to the quality of the hotel, and enjoy the surroundings!
- Also Known As:
- Many Glacier National Park
- Glacier Hotel
- Hotel Many Glacier
- Many Glacier Hotel Glacier National Park, Montana
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Built in 1914, Many Glacier Hotel is situated on the shores of Swiftcurrent Lake and rests at the base of Mt. Grinnell inside Glacier National Park. The hotel has 214 rooms and offers a fine dining restaurant, lounge, après fondue, gift shop, and snack shop. Red Bus tours, boat cruises, and other activities, including David Walburn’s evening entertainment are available at this Swiss-style lodge. All guestrooms at Many Glacier Hotel are rustic, yet comfortable. In keeping with the era in which the hotel was built, the rooms offer guests modest amenities and old-world style accommodations resulting in a one-of-a kind, National Park lodging experience. ... more less