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Glacier Park Lodge
3.0 of 5 Lodge   |   East Glacier Park Highway 2 & 49, East Glacier Park, MT 59434   |  
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graham, WA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Must See! Don't Miss This”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This Great American lodge is mind boggling. It was as grand and memorable as the glaciers. Huge trees serve as the columns inside. Stairs and furniture are made from logs that are polished to show the rings and beauty. If I could do the trip again, I would stay the night, or have a drink in the lobby, and absorb the history, art, and atmosphere of the place.

Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Palm Harbor
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The Glacier Park Lodge in East Glacier Park Village is well worth the stay if you don't mind giving up a few modern conveniences. The main lobby is awesome, be sure to visit each floor walking arond the balconies. Sit by the fire or wonder at the views presented. While there whether hiking off or driving around on your own be sure you take the old bus tour. You'll learn where you want to go back to. Meanwhile your room is just that, a room. Try to get a balcony room. Remember when this hotel was built necessities were not ensuite, you walked down the hall. Now they have squeezed tiny bathrooms with tinier showers into every room. So you will cozy up - my back end hit the wall behind when I bent over the sink and my rear is just average. The dining room is very nice and adequate, Meals were good not great and pricing was fair.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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61 reviews 61 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The lobby is the most grand of the Glacier NP lodges and worth a visit to see. What it must have been like to arrive by train in the early 1900s to start a rustic trip to Glacier! Yet, the rooms aren't that up to date and may help give a bit of that feel. The creaky board/noisy room problem that is worst in Many is moderate here. The dining room food has items of good quality and is priced at a fair value. On a cooler day, sit on a chair facing the mountains in the breezeway between the wings. Ahh, what a view. The Glacier Park Lodge was, and still is worth a stay.

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Sarasota, Florida
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62 reviews 62 reviews
23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

The Glacier Park lodge is 101 years old, the structure of the lodge is fantastic with huge tree trunks used to support the structure - over 30 tree trunks. The rest of the lodge has a lot be be desired, especially for $218 a night!

My queen size room is small, the shower stall is maybe 30 inches wide, and the sink is tiny and low. There is no air conditioning with you may need in the early evening. They do provide a fan.

There are three electrical outlets in the room so if you need to charge modern devices, you will have to be patient.

The lodge is close to the Two Medicine entrance to the park, you are about 45 minutes from the St. Mary entrance.

There is an annex section, which is about 40 yards off the main lodge, connected by a walkway. I happened to see some rooms there. They Are twice the size of mine, for the same price.

I did not try the restaurants as there are some excellent local restaurants within a two minute drive or 10 minute walk. I had checked the menu prices and the lodge's restaurant was nearly twice the price of the local places for similar items.

Room Tip: Choose the annex rooms for larger rooms.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Montana
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

People complaining about room size/no TV/air conditioning/coffeemaker/fridge have forgotten that this hotel is historic & rooms can't be upgraded to make it a luxury hotel. If you want the experience of staying next to beautiful mountains, enjoying history and visiting with folks from all over the world, then you won't be disappointed. Yes, the rooms are pricey, but you are near the park entrance, folks - if you want cheaper rooms that won't be any nicer, stay in Browning. I would agree with other reviews that a location further into the park would be better. We had 5 people so needed one big room and that is hard to get. I thought the beds were comfortable and and bedding was fine.

Room Tip: Not in-room, but slow wifi in lobby. East rooms will be cool in the night, but bright in the am. W...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Come to see the building, but don't stay the night. Lousy, dirty, smelly, very noisy, very small rooms, no TV/ wifi/ fridge/ airco/ coffeemaker or ventilation. Mildew on the ceiling. Very old and small bathroom. No working phone, despite several attempts by maintenance. You can literally hear the conversation in the next room. Lousy beds, old linnen. Next day bed was made, room wasn't cleaned. Meals (incl breakfast) are below standard. Only WiFi is in central lounge, but very weak signal.
Needs a complete work over, isn't fit for current day guests. Past glory, doesn't live up to the price.

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This place has beautiful grounds, and a stunning lobby. The room was a dump. for $208 a night I reccomend visiting the hotel and staying somewhere else. The housekeeping is terrible. Our patio was covered in bird droppings and the furniture was dirty. The bed skirts were falling off the bed in multiple places and the closet smelled like urine.

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Glacier Park Lodge

Address: East Glacier Park Highway 2 & 49, East Glacier Park, MT 59434
Location: United States > Montana > East Glacier Park
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 10 Specialty Lodging in East Glacier Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Glacier Park Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 161
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience the western charm of the historic Glacier Park Lodge, which was completed in 1913. Its comfortable feel combined with some of the world's most spectacular scenery, makes Glacier Park Lodge a truly unique vacation destination. Although steeped in culture and history of the Great Northern Railway and Blackfeet Indians, Glacier Park Lodge features modern amenities such as a heated swimming pool, nine-hole golf course, in-room telephones, nine-hole pitch-n-putt golf course, gift shop, Lounge and the outstanding Great Northern Rib and Steak House. Glacier Park Lodge is in East Glacier Park, Montana on Highway 2. Glacier Park Amtrak Train Station is located just across the street from the hotel where guests are picked up daily in our antique red Checker taxi. ... more   less 
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