My boyfriend and I stayed here in September of 2013 for 4 nights as part of a 7 day glacier vacation. We will be returning, I feel like we just scratched the surface of an incredible area. The staff is nice and the view from our room and balcony was breathtaking. There's displays throughout the hotel on the history of the glaciers and the park. There's many great day hikes right outside the hotel and its great to come back to a warm shower, hot meal and bear protection at night. The feel of the hotel is great and I was glad for the heater in the room at night. My alternative to the hotel was camping, so for me this is WAY better than that.
We took the boat shuttle out to the start of the Grinnel glacier trail and did the Iceburg lake trail. I highly recommend both and loved being able to just get up and get on the trail right away.
Now all that said, this is not a fancy hotel and the price isn't cheap. Mostly you are paying for the view. I understand the older plumbing and all that, but there's a couple of things that could easily be improved:
1. It would be nice if the hotel would replace the twin beds with some king begs (mattresses do need replacing now and again) and repair things like broken screens in the room.
2. The food could be a little better. It was good, but not for the price. The Babb Supper Club (right outside the park) offers amazing steaks for less!! The Benton Chalet (on the west glacier side) also offered gourmet meals again for less than the main dining room at Many Glacier charges, so I don't think its local price driven. After 4 days the repeats at breakfast got old (basic buffet) and it would've been nice to have some "grab and go" lunch options at the snack shop, otherwise you have to order a box lunch in advance.
- 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