Considering this is pretty much the only place to stay in Babb, unless you want to drive to another town, you're stuck with Thronson's. The nearest town isn't far, by the way, but Babb is very close to the fabulous Many Glacier entrance to Glacier Nat'l Park, which is how I'm guessing Babb stays in business.
The rooms are very simple. For almost $90 a night in Montana, I expected a little more than what we got. We had one with a queen bed, so it was pretty spacious, I suppose. Our TV got 3 static-filled Canadian channels that we flipped through without a remote (not that the TV is very far from anything else in the room). The "closet" wasn't really a closet, and the bathroom, though clean, comprised of toilet, sink, and a metal shower enclosure. The water pressure wasn't bad, but bring your own amenities, as I think they only give you soap. There is no hair dryer or shaver, either. If you want A/C, they leave you a portable floor fan in the "closet" for your convenience.
The motel is right on the road, so you will hear lots of trucks, motorcycles, and other guests opening & closing their doors and walking around. There are no deadbolts on the doors, and although I didn't feel unsafe, I wouldn't leave anything in the room you'd really miss if it wandered away.
The general store is nice, and the people working there are helpful and friendly. The diner across the street serves cheap, good food, but if you are looking to stuff yourself silly and drain a little more from your wallet, the Cattle Baron Supper Club down the street will bust your guts with some of the largest steaks I've ever seen.
All in all, the motel is clean and provides a bed, but is way overpriced for what you actually get. I would suggest trying St. Mary or another town to see what their rates are like.
- Also Known As:
- Thronson`s General Store Hotel Babb