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“Stay somewhere else! Can't even drink the water!” 1 of 5 stars
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1107 U.S. Hwy. 49 (Box 93), East Glacier Park, MT 59434   |  
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Olympia, Washington
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“Stay somewhere else! Can't even drink the water!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2011

This place was a run down, dirty, bug infested dump! Bugs were found in the bed - under the sheets, and crawling on walls and curtains! They tell you not to drink the water cause its not safe. But its because they are too cheap to filter it. Every other place in town had no issues with water and it was fine to drink, because they all had filtration systems. Shower head was at about 5'4" height and when another cabin flushes the toilet, you get scalded! So small that you could barely turn around and had nowhere to dry off. Floor around toilet was rotted. Kitchenette was complete with rotted and stained counter top, old chipped sink and faucet and torn up dish drain. Peeling wallpaper on every wall, holes in the ceilings. The square footage was very tight! Two double beds - but each was against 3 walls and there was about 2 feet between them. Old dirty carpet, stained bedding. T.V. worked, but was about an 8 or 9 inch one and really only one person could see it. they squeezed in a small table and a chair, but you could not get to it much less use table. Room was like an oven when we got there, and had no A/C, but we did get a small fan which didn't do much but make things barely tolerable to try to sleep. Betty - manager made no concession and seemed to think that the accommodations were well worth the $98 they charged! It was extremely overpriced and really just a dump.
We could not get out of there fast enough! Jacobson cottages across the street were much nicer and bigger and the owner did allow a small dog, even though the website says they don't. or lodge down the street was really nice. But don't waste your money on this place!!

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Knoxville TN
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2011

We stayed three nights at East Glacier Motel and Cabins. We had a little kitchenette which was wonderful to make breakfast and dinner. The room stayed warm with a heater on. Very clean and affordable compared to other places in the area. Across the street is Luna's with the best huckelberry pie.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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San Antonio, Tx
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2011

This is a beatiful hotel from the outside and lobby, you need to see it. Even try the restr. but then go into town to a modern room. Also, the check in is poor, the rooms are old, and the bathrooms are a joke

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2011

Stayed in one of the little cabins. Not much to it, but it was very clean and reasonably priced. Staff was very friendly. I did not notice if the mattress was good or bad (as others have mentioned) as I was so tired from hiking all day I would have slept soundly on a rock.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Sebastopol, California
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2011

We stayed in one of the little (ok tiny) older cabins, which was fine for us. Shower was poor, but otherwise things were nice. Staff very helpful...even gave us a jump when the car died. We had a large gathering and they accomodated all of us one way or another. the newer motel and bungalow were very nice. Nice outdoor areas too, and walking distance to several shops and resturants, including East Glacier Lodge.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Gainesville, FL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2011

I came to Glacier to hike for about 10 days and stayed at East Glacier Motel and Cabins in one of the cabins. Because I was alone it was enough room for me, but I can see where 2 or more people might feel a little crowded. The room had a small bathroom with a standup shower, a comfortable bed, a small TV with a good variety of stations, a small microwave, a pretty good area off the bathroom for cleaning up with plenty of counter space, but no AC or fridge. However the proprietors were very nice and allowed me to use the refrigerator in their laundry room to store ice. The rooms were never hot, in August no less, (trees keep the rooms shaded most of the time) but I was glad that I bought a little 15 dollar K-Mart fan with me. Overall I was very comfortable in the room and the cost was excellent. Location-wise, it's fantastic. You're 10 minutes from the Two Medicine area, and I could be at any trailhead usually within an hour and Glacier is a big park. Most of the best hikes are on the east side of the park anyway. East Glacier is a wonderful little community with enough infrastructure (restaurants, groceries, laundry, etc) to meet almost all of your needs and if you need something more specialized, Browning is just 10 fast miles to the east. If you want a longer stay in Glacier and are on a budget (who isn't!), East Glacier Motel and Cabins is a great place to stay. Glacier National Park is the best hiking park in the country. If you like to hike, do not miss this place.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Pembroke Pines, FL
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11 hotel reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2011

Were glad to find availability on the east side of Glacier NP. Room was acceptable, staff nice and helpful. Bed and/or pillow left my back/neck a little sore in the morning. First night, hot water took a long time to run; better the 2nd night.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about East Glacier Motel & Cabins

Address: 1107 U.S. Hwy. 49 (Box 93), East Glacier Park, MT 59434
Location: United States > Montana > East Glacier Park
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in East Glacier Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
East Glacier Motel & Cabins proudly offers 6 motel units and 11 cozy cabins. We stress cleanliness and guest comfort in a friendly, helpful atmosphere. East Glacier Motel & Cabins is conveniently located for your exploration of Glacier Park, the "Crown Jewel of the Continent," and the Blackfeet Indian Reservation. Within walking distance of the motel you will find the historic Glacier Park Lodge and Golf Course, swimming, horseback riding, bicycling, fishing and hiking. We are only about half a mile from the Amtrak station, and pick up service is available. An excellent full service restaurant is located across the street, and there is a grocery store just a block away. Also within walking distance is "downtown" East Glacier Park, where you will find grocery stores, gift shops, a Laundromat and more restaurants. ... more   less 
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