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“A businessman's hotel though equally appreciated by tourists” 5 of 5 stars
Review of BEST WESTERN PREMIER Helena Great Northern Hotel

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3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   835 Great Northern Blvd, Helena, MT 59601   |  
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Ranked #1 of 22 Hotels in Helena
Fresno, California
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
42 hotel reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“A businessman's hotel though equally appreciated by tourists”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

The hotel is located in a business complex with several restaurants in the immediate vicinity. It appears to be rather busy with business travelers and conferences/seminars. The rooms are superb, the beds a delight. It's so very quiet in the room, no noises from the corridor or adjacent rooms. We were very satisfied with our choice.
Helena is not a vast town, so it's easy to get around (by car) and find pedestrian areas with cafes and more restaurants.

Room Tip: We had one on the 1st floor which was excellent
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Montana406, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PREMIER Helena Great Northern Hotel, responded to this review, July 2, 2013
Thank you for your warm comments! I appreciate your remark about Helena not being difficult to get around - it is in a grid - but what connects the grid can be challenging to some folks. We do have many charming places to dine around the city, it is pleasing to know you experienced the true flavors of Helena Montana! Marti Bara, GM
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  • Location
    4.5 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Tallahassee, Florida
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66 reviews 66 reviews
24 hotel reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

I find the Best Western properties can be iffy, so I'm always happy to report when one is terrific! This one is!

We checked in around 4 pm on a Friday afternoon - it was hot and sunny. The folks at the front desk were friendly and quick. Got us to our room fast. Parking was convenient. The room was clean, cool, updated and very comfortable. Bathroom amenities are nice. The upkeep is just wonderful - paint, carpet, furniture, bedding. We were thankful and appreciative!

This is a great area of Helena - but I think all the parts of Helena are nice! I've visited here now three times, and really like it!

If you stay here, be sure to walk down to the carousel, have an ice cream and check out the interesting murals and mosaics and historical markers. Just a super spot!

I'd definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Montana406, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PREMIER Helena Great Northern Hotel, responded to this review, July 2, 2013
Cindy - thank you for your time to write on Trip Advisor! So pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and are a returning visitor to Helena. As a Best Western Premier we feel we have taken all the questions away regarding our property - we do hope to see you again! Marti
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Newport Beach, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

This hotel is in a quiet area of Helena with at least 3 good restaurants within easy walking distance. Good brewery pub food, steak house and fusion cuisine are all available. If you are traveling with children there is a small park with carousel and ice cream parlor near by. Staff are welcoming, good breakfast in the morning. Would recommend this hotel without reservation. (Sorry about the pun)

Room Tip: We stayed on a weekend night and it was very quiet with no street noise. We were on the second floor...
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  • Stayed June 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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Montana406, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PREMIER Helena Great Northern Hotel, responded to this review, June 26, 2013
Karen - thank you! It is our sincerest pleasure to provide customer service and be ambassadors for the City of Helena, and the State of Montana! I hope you have an opportunity to come see us again! Marti Bara - GM
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Naperville, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Hotel is located in a cool,convenient area. Restaurants close, as well as movie theater. Within walking distance of the pedestrian mall too! Staff was ver helpful and nice. Great stop on our way from Glacier Park, & Yellowstone. Needed more convenience, it hit the spot

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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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Montana406, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PREMIER Helena Great Northern Hotel, responded to this review, June 26, 2013
We shoot for the stars and so pleased we exceeded your expectations! Helena is a wonderful community with much to see and do. Thank you for sharing your experience! Marti
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Miami, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

We had originally intended to stay just two nights, but the location is so perfect to walk around
(sort of like a small village) and the restaurants, all within walking distance, are 5 stars....so we added another 3 nights. Front desk staff were a delight, the hotel décor and cleanliness is perfect, the location is quiet, the bed is sooooo comfy.....and the breakfast, best oatmeal and bacon, ever....plus best fresh fruit ....everything delish!

Thanks Best Western Premier Helena.....we will be back for sure.

Room Tip: Special rooms that have never seen a pet or smoking...truly.. The best!
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  • Stayed June 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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Montana406, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PREMIER Helena Great Northern Hotel, responded to this review, June 26, 2013
Such a wonderful review! We are so pleased to have you as a guest to experience what the Great Northern can offer. Our goal is to spoil you! Thank you, Marti
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Kirkland, Washington
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

I was in Helena on business and for a special occasion, and had a reservation at another hotel property. A few days prior to my trip I revisited my reservation and found the Helena Great Northern Hotel. Gosh, I am glad I did. It's a very nice hotel, with a great staff, wonderful location and superb restaurant/bar attached. Rooms are oversized, well appointed, tastefully decorated; good bathroom amenities. The coffee, microwave/fridge were clean and good size. The hotel is in a "new" planned business district, with walkable dining, exercise and movie theater options. The only draw backs are that though a relatively new construction, floors must be wood, as the walking noise from the room above was quite loud. Parking is available, but the lots are shared spaces with other businesses and while I did not have any problems finding space, I think Fri-Sat nights might be an issue. But don't these things stop you, the rooms are very nice, the staff definitely "Montana friendly" and professional, and the breakfast buffet is certainly a step up from typical fare. This hotel tries hard, cares, and succeeds!

Room Tip: Try to book the top (3rd) floor; there are also rooms that have direct access to the pool.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Montana406, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PREMIER Helena Great Northern Hotel, responded to this review, June 26, 2013
We are so proud of our property and are thrilled to have our guests experience the Great Northern flavor. I appreciate you taking the time to write a review - we hope to see you again! Marti
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Helena, MT
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

The Great Northern is always wonderful with our events. We use them on an annual basis for our conference. Clean, accomodating and very very friendly. They make my job as a coordinator that much eaiser. Thanks Great Northern!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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Montana406, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PREMIER Helena Great Northern Hotel, responded to this review, June 19, 2013
Thank you for your kind words regarding our property! WE aim to please! We appreciate your continue patronage of our hotel! We will see you next time! Marti
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Address: 835 Great Northern Blvd, Helena, MT 59601
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Location: United States > Montana > Helena
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Helena
#1 Business Hotel in Helena
#1 Romantic Hotel in Helena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN PREMIER Helena Great Northern Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 101
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Conveniently located in the Great Northern Town Center area of the historic downtown Helena. Near restaurants, retail shops, Great Northern Carousel & Ice Cream Company, movie theater Exploration Works Museum. Full service convention center for your important business and social events. ... more   less 
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