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“Delightful Discovery” 4 of 5 stars
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Grand Union Hotel
1 Grand Union Square, PO Box 1119, Fort Benton, MT 59442   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Fort Benton
Southern Shores, North Carolina
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Delightful Discovery”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

What a wonderful surprise to find this lovely old hotel after our stay along the Missouri River. Professional staff, and a very good restaurant with a talented chef. We traveled with a group of about 30 and we all had a good experience at this historical spot. Ask for Dorothy!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013 via mobile

Great Hotel. Great dinner in dining room.
Also the old fort Benton is great. The exhibit of Bodmer prints and Scrivner sculptures should be highlighted as the feature . It was a fascinating tableau of the Great Plains and Native American culture. If you go, be sure to look up the guide we had....Name: Burnt Spoon. He is from California, works the summers there in the fort and is a show all by himself. He knows the history from A to Z. I suspect his name has been changed to protect the innocent, but be sure to pick his brain at the old fort, just down the street from the Grand Union Hotel.

Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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CARROLLTON
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50 reviews 50 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

This old hotel is a must see and professionally redone to include all modern requirements such an elevator and AC in the rooms. Furnitures are of the 1880's style, some originals and others replicas. The bathrooms and bedrooms are "squeaky clean" and well decorated.

The restaurant offers great meals and the staff is friendly and efficient.

Only trouble is that some of the rooms (such as room 315) windows open to face a brick wall; a shame. Be sure to ask for one facing the river Missouri River.

Room Tip: ASk for a room facing the Missouri River.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sapphire, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

I traveled 40 miles from Great Falls and was truly surprised at the quality, variety, and innovative use of local meats, berries, veggies ... This restaurant compares favorably to any 5 star experience in a major city, and offers a wonderful view of the start of the Upper Missouri Breaks ... Bon Appetite !

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

WONDERFUL! WONDERFUL! WONDERFUL! This was such a surprise. The restoration is superb. You truly get the best of both worlds, a glimpse into history with all the modern convenience. This hotel was built in the height of the steamboat era, when the wealthy and elite made trips up the MIssouri River. Montana wasn't even a state yet. It is an award winning National Archive restoration hotel. There are only 26 rooms so they are booked frequently throughout the year. Along with the wonderful staff, there was also a 4 star dining (reservations are recommended). I had the lamb and it was delicious. Then for an added pleasure, the deluxe continental breakfast that comes with your room is self service, but the dining room is waiting for you to enjoy your meal, complete with fine dining dishes and utensils. There is something about clothe napkins that make you feel high class.

Room Tip: Book early for both hotel stay AND restaurant dining!
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jackson, Wyoming
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

Outstanding restaurant, Comfortable room, wonderful staff. A bucket list must for Montana lovers. Location is great for floating the Missouri., The family that owns this cares! Beautiful drive and a great feeling when you leave.

Room Tip: Take time to walk the town
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Alberta, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

The restored hotel is a wonder trip down memory lane while at the same time all the convenience of a modern accomodations. Relaxing and comfortable. Staff friendly and helpful. I can not say enough of how a staff member upon learning that my husband was a Celiac ensured there was an alternative for him at breakfast on our second morning of our stay.
Our evening meal was wonderful - some might find the food choices "a little too fancy" but it was a wonderful fare and very delicious! Well worth a destination stay off the main track.

Room Tip: All rooms are individualized, the attendant allowed us to view numerous rooms, all are beautiful.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Additional Information about Grand Union Hotel

Address: 1 Grand Union Square, PO Box 1119, Fort Benton, MT 59442
Location: United States > Montana > Fort Benton
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Fort Benton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 26
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