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“View and calm” 5 of 5 stars
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Rising Sun Motor Inn and Cabins
2.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Going-to-the-Sun Road, East Glacier Park, MT 59417 (Formerly Rising Sun Motor Inn)   |  
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98 hotel reviews
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“View and calm”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2011

First time in rising sun and certainly not the last...
Motor inn rooms are large, clean, cosy and have a view on the St mary lake.
They are not far from shop, restaurant and so car stay parked during the stay.
Resturant is of good value.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GPIManagement, Manager at Rising Sun Motor Inn and Cabins, responded to this review, May 15, 2012
We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay. We appreciate your generous review and comments. Thanks!
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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
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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West Milford, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2011

I know there are fancy places to stay in the park, but if you want affordable, simple accommodations with beautiful natural surroundings then The Rising Sun Motor Lodge and Cabins is for you.

The entire place is surrounded by mountains and flora and fauna. Very quiet and peaceful feeling. The surrounding area is absolutely gorgeous. The Two Dog Flats area along the road offers many wildlife sightings. We stayed in one of the duplex cabins. We had a brand new shower stall (a little tight in elbow room) and the toilet was not bolted down to the floor. The bed was very comfortable but a bit too short even for 5' 4". Other than that it was basic and clean When I come back again think I will try the motel rooms which face the mountain range and St. Mary's lake (rooms 8-14) and have Adirondack chairs outside. What a way to start your day with a fresh cup of coffee sitting outside there!

The staff was always friendly and helpful. The restaurant (Two Dog Flats Grill ) not so great as I mentioned in another review. Although the boxed lunch we ordered for an all day hike was great!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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GPIManagement, Manager at Rising Sun Motor Inn and Cabins, responded to this review, May 15, 2012
Thank you so much for your review. We look forward to seeing you again, the next time you visit Glacier.
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2011

We stayed here our last night in Glacier National Park, but I wish we could have stayed longer. The place is really clean and we had a considerably spacious room, with full size closet, desk, chair, 2 beds, and big bathroom.

A bonus was the 2 outdoor chairs on the porch in front of each room in our building where we sat and had a beer and watched the full moon.

The restaurant here is great too; we had the grass fed Montana beef burgers and they were excellent.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GPIManagement, Manager at Rising Sun Motor Inn and Cabins, responded to this review, May 15, 2012
We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay. We have a lot of good comments about those chairs. We will still have them on your next visit into Glacier, so we hope to see you again.
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Lake Bluff, IL
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2011

Stayed 3 nights in the motel room. Room was clean and a good size. Beds were comfortable. Breakfast was convenient at the Two Dog Flats Grill. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GPIManagement, Manager at Rising Sun Motor Inn and Cabins, responded to this review, May 15, 2012
Thank you for taking your time to interact with us on TripAdvisor, and leaving us this great review! We look forward to seeing you again.
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Wilmington MA
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2011

The cabins were awesome Rising sun cabins in Glacier National Park

Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
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GPIManagement, Manager at Rising Sun Motor Inn and Cabins, responded to this review, May 15, 2012
Wow! Thanks.
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Bloomington, IL
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102 hotel reviews
Reviews in 86 cities Reviews in 86 cities
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2011

Typical national park lodging, with older buildings, small bathroom, etc. The staff (appeared to be college students) were all very friendly and helpful, and the room was decent, given its historical contraints. I would stay here again given the good location.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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GPIManagement, Manager at Rising Sun Motor Inn and Cabins, responded to this review, May 15, 2012
Thank you. We are only open for 110 days of the year, so our staff is usually college age. That dates back to the first part of the last century when the hotels and lodges built by the Great Northern Railroad were first opened. What a great summer job! It is an experience that most of them cherish the rest of their lives.
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Palatka, FL
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50 hotel reviews
Reviews in 87 cities Reviews in 87 cities
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2011

We stayed three nights in one of the cabins and loved every minute! Cabins are fresh, clean and well kept. Staying inside the park makes it easy to rise and hike! The view is fantastic! This area is less crowded but a bit steeper in price. There are no laundry facilities here but the drive over to Swift Current is short and affords plenty of wildlife viewing. Also, the meals served at Three Dog Flats are affordable and tasty. Great stay!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GPIManagement, Manager at Rising Sun Motor Inn and Cabins, responded to this review, May 15, 2012
I am glad to finally read a review where someone mentioned hiking. Did you get a chance to make it to Otokomi Lake? It is a little hidden jewel that not many visitors know about. We hope to see you again, on your next visit into the Park.
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Additional Information about Rising Sun Motor Inn and Cabins

Address: Going-to-the-Sun Road, East Glacier Park, MT 59417 (Formerly Rising Sun Motor Inn)
Location: United States > Montana > East Glacier Park
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 10 Specialty Lodging in East Glacier Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Rising Sun Motor Inn and Cabins 2*
Number of rooms: 72
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Built in 1940, Rising Sun Motor Inn and Cabins sits adjacent to spectacular St. Mary Lake inside Glacier National Park and is surrounded by soaring mountain peaks. In addition to 72 cottage and motor inn rooms, you will find the Two Dog Flats Grill, campstore, and gift shop. Red Bus tours, boat cruises, and numerous other activities are available at this centralized location. All guestrooms at Rising Sun Motor Inn and Cabins are rustic, yet comfortable. In keeping with the era in which the rooms were built, they offer guests limited amenities and old-world style accommodations resulting in a one-of-a kind National Park lodging experience. A limited number of ADA-accessible rooms are available and are booked based on space available. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Rising Sun Motor Hotel East Glacier Park
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