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“In a word, "DISGUSTING"!” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Lolo Hot Springs

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Lolo Hot Springs
38500 West U.S. Highway 12, Lolo, MT 59847   |  
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Ranked #4 of 4 Specialty Lodging in Lolo
Troy, Montana
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“In a word, "DISGUSTING"!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

Wanting to soak in hot water, we decided to stay here on the first night of our three day journey. We stayed in one of their so-called "deluxe" cabins. The only deluxe thing about it was the price! The queen bunk beds were all but desirable, ALL of the window blinds were absolutely filthy, one of the big window latches was broken (giving us no desire to leave our belongings inside), there was no sink in the bathroom - only a small kitchen sink. The blankets on the beds were paper thin and there was hardly any toilet paper left on the roll without any extra. When I asked for another blanket and toilet paper, I was told to turn up the heat and was given as commercial size roll of toilet paper. Oh, and lets not forget the icy, potholed driveway and parking lot, and the icy pool of water at the bottom of the cabin stairs. We didn't sleep all night and left before daylight, and then aborted the rest of our trip. I called and left a message for the manager to call me, but I never heard back. Family owned or not, this place looks to be run by a bunch of high school kids. We will never go there again.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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Moscow, Idaho
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

Stopped by for a night on our way to Yellowstone. Didn't feel like unpacking and setting up tents, so we got a couple of the small cabins. They were so miniscule (3 sleepers per cabin) we laughed all the way to the hot springs across the highway. Which were really nice. Almost nobody else there, and great stargazing. We stayed till they kicked us out, and slept really well in our cozy little cabanas. We were actually sad to leave the next morning.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Missoula, Montana
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

I've lived in Montana my whole life and don't mind roughing it... if it's by choice. When I drove up to my "deluxe" cabin, I thought "you must be kidding!". The entire cabin was the size of a modest walk-in closet. If I was paying $20-$30/night, I probably would have rated this higher. Not worth the price. Small cabin, worn out flooring (peeling linoleum), a "kitchen" that featured a counter/sink/microwave (no cooking going on in that cabin!), small bathroom, bunk beds that took up all the space, a tv from 20 years ago. The hot springs were somewhat hot but dirty. The locker room was roomy but yucky. The staff appeared to be there just to earn a paycheck. The food... let's not go there.

Room Tip: Don't rent a cabin. Check out the reviews for the Lodge instead... then decide. Nothing fancy...
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Butte
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2012

To those who are disappointed with the deluxe cabin accommodations, get real, this is a place 25 miles from anywhere and a family owned operation trying to keep up with all the places in Western MT that cater to the upper crust and millionaires. When I was growing up there were a lot of these rustic, but very attractive hot springs that families could stay at affordably, but we didn't support them, so they got sold to millionaires and billionaires and Lolo is one of the few we have left, so treasure it while we still have it. That said, I think they should redefine "deluxe" as something else, because it can be misleading. The cabins are very small, about 12 x 16 ft, and the large double bunk takes up most the the space. Still, it has all the basics you need: heat, shower, micro and refrig. As for the "rustic" -- well they look more like boxcars, about 8 x 10 ft, and only have room to sleep; the toilet and shower are in another shared building. Still, in the summer, who could complain? Plus, the place appears to cater to college students, who are probably less picky than most. The outdoor pool was too cold in Feb/ as the outside temp was about 15, and the indoor was OK, but crowded. The bar had good food at a reasonable price; supposedly there was a "fine dining" restaurant but it wasn't open, but it appeared to have some of the same menu items as the bar, i.e., prime rib and barbecue ribs. They should try and keep their driveway plowed; it was sheer ice.

Room Tip: I think they are all the same/ either "deluxe" or the spartan closet of rustic. But if pe...
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Annapolis, Maryland
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156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2011

The outdoor pool was 85* in October. OK temp to sit in. The indoor pool was 104* but the indoor area is not well lit and run down. The ladies shower/changing room was fine. Clean. The guy running the front desk was very nice and the people we met enjoying the springs were nice but the facilities could use a face lift.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Helena MT
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2011

Visited Lolo deluxe cabins. Very dissapointed, small, no amenities. Paid a high price and then they charged by family an extra $15. per person to stay in a small inadequate cabin. They should be rated a rip off and the staff was very unfriendly. The only one that was helpful was the cleaning lady. Maybe she should be running the joint!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Carefree
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46 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2011

If you are tempted to book a cabin online in order to use the Lolo Hot springs think again! These cabins are dirty, smelly, sparse, with no amenities whatsoever including a mirror you can see to get ready! There are very old large uncomfortable bunk beds in the room which are claustrophobic with worn out dirty bedspreads. I immediately checked for bedbugs when I realized it was impossible to cancel and get our money back. When we arrived, the office was locked and no one was anywhere to be found (no 'be back soon' sign or anything). When we finally tracked the person on duty down 20 minutes after arriving, we were assigned a cabin with the only screen on any of the windows completely torn and hanging down. There is NO air conditioning, so you MUST open the windows or smother. You will be eaten alive with flies and mosquitoes @ "LowLow." You cannot even eat outside on the picnic table without being attacked by mosquitoes & flies. The young lady who works for Lolo Hot Spring cabins is very pleasant and a wonderful person, she moved us to another cabin since we were there early. Nevertheless, all the cabins with bathrooms are in poor condition at the ridiculous price of $97 per night! If you want rustic, you are better off pitching a tent and paying a $10 camping fee! We walked over to LoLo Hot Spring pools across the street only to find the hot pool with a dirt ring around it!!! The water was cloudy, not clear, which indicates that it has not been drained and cleaned for a very long time. There were unrestrained kids running wild and splashing everyone, so there was no relaxing experience if you dared to even get into the water. We thought the outside warm pool might be better and got into it without any posted warning that there was chlorine in the water! I am highly allergic to chlorine, have immune deficiency disorders (thus the reason we were hoping for healing hot springs), and SUFFERED the rest of the night even after taking a shower when a kid in the pool informed us that the pool was treated with chlorine! So we drove all the way out to LowLow Hot Springs only to be poisoned in the NOT so 'natural hot springs!!!! The public showering and bathroom changing areas were dirty and NOT well maintained. Do yourself a favor and AVOID this retched run down little hole and book yourself a nice room in the Missoula/Bitterroot area - forget about receiving any healing effects from the ill-run hot spring facility. P.S. The dirty little restaurant on the property did not even have coffee available in the morning, so don't expect to get anything edible or to drink if you are stupid enough to go to Lolo Hot Springs after reading this review. It is less than 'terrible.'

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Lolo Hot Springs

Address: 38500 West U.S. Highway 12, Lolo, MT 59847
Location: United States > Montana > Lolo
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 4 Specialty Lodging in Lolo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 34
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