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“Clean room and a good value” 4 of 5 stars
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Big Mountain Lodge
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   6390 Hwy 93 S., Whitefish, MT 59937   |  
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Ranked #11 of 15 Hotels in Whitefish
Atlanta, GA
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Clean room and a good value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2009

We had a nice stay at this hotel. They do have a small pool with a waterslide and a breakfast that is included with the cost of your room. The breakfast was pretty good - hot foods, cereal, juice, coffee, fruit, etc. The staff was pleasant and our room was clean and comfortable. The rooms on the ground floor have really easy access to your car - great for loading and unloading. If it's available, request the room that is wheelchair accessible as the bathroom is less cramped than other Holiday Inn's I have stayed in. It is about a 15-20 minute drive to the west gate of Glacier. On your way into the park, stop at a grocery for snacks and water as those kinds of things are limited once you are in the park. It is another 10-15 minutes into downtown Whitefish from the hotel. If you are traveling with children, this may be a good spot as there are a few chain restaurants nearby that may have kid-friendly menus (pizza hut, etc.)

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
49 hotel reviews
Reviews in 45 cities Reviews in 45 cities
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2009

Initially, our first impression was ok. The desk clerks were pleasant and check-in was swift. We really liked the fact that we could pull up to the back door of the unit and unload. The unit had a door opening from the hall and one from the parking lot. The rooms were dated, but clean. The beds were, unfortunately, in need of replacement mattresses. So were the lumpy pillows. At about 8:00 the noise started. We could hear right through the walls. The guy upstairs had his TV on which sounded like constant drumming. We could hear his footsteps until 11, when I called the front desk. They were immediate in their response and the guy quieted down. I don't think it was his fault, just cheap construction. The a/c wall shaker unit made it difficult to get the temperature right. I slept in my ski fleece because it was too cold. Promptly at 6:00 a.m., the TV went on, the drumming began and the footsteps, toilet flushing and shower noise put an end to any sleep. This hotel should have cost $79.00 a night, instead of $170.00. I did complain to the front desk when asked how our stay was. The young girl said she would speak to the manager for a reduction in our rate. I've yet to see it. If a quiet room is important to you, pass this place by!

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2008

Not a bad place to stay. Not a great place to stay. Hotel is not new, but appears to have had some remodeling done. Rm 272 is a big suite with king bed separated from living area...we asked for an upgrade upon check in and received this room...it would have been just fine, but the room backs up to the waterslide/pool area which is open...the noise from the running waterslide and kids screaming with delight is deafening...and no matter how loud you turn up the TV it does not drown out the pool noise...and the pool doesn't close until 10pm...so you do the math...just request a room far away from the pool area and you should be fine.

  • Liked — large room
  • Disliked — pool noise
  • Stayed November 2008, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Bolton, UK
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8 hotel reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2008

We stayed here just one night after arriving in Kalispell from the UK prior to our tour of Montana and Wyoming. Although we arrived ok after 3 flights, our luggage didn't due to it still being in Salt Lake City so we were without even basic toiletries. The hotel was wonderful - they supplied us with everything we would need from new toothbrushes to deoderants. We thought this impressive customer care for a budget hotel! Our room was large with a huge bed and a powerful hot shower with lots of fluffy towels. We slept very well and the complimentary hot and cold buffet breakfast was a bonus. Excellent value for a stop over and only a 10/15 minute drive from the airport. If you want to visit Glacier, my tip would be to stay in the park as you're closer to the hiking trails etc... and I would recommend the Swiftcurrent Motor Inn at Many Glacier.

  • Liked — Location close to airport, good value accomodation, great customer service, free breakfast
  • Stayed September 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Nottingham, UK
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59 hotel reviews
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2008

We stayed here for 2 nights when visiting a friend in the area. It was a late decision to make the trip to Montana and many of the hotels rated more highly on Tripadvisor were already booked. The hotels in Whitefish that were available were pretty expensive so we decided it would be okay to share a family room here, with our children, for a couple of nights.
We had a bit of a problem at check-in as the room wasn't ready even though we were on time, and then we were given a key to an already occupied room. To be fair, It was quickly sorted out and the front desk staff were apologetic.
The room on floor 2, was large and clean, adequate, but nothing special. There was no elevator, and so it was a struggle with the bags.
There was a small pool with a rather old slide, but lots of people seemed to be enjoying it.

There was nothing particularly bad about the hotel, it was just okay. If I'm honest I would look for somewhere else next time.

  • Stayed August 2008, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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7 hotel reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2008

The Holiday Inn Express is very convenient if you are visiting Glacier Park and Whitefish. The room was spacious and extremely clean. The front desk staff were pleasant and helpful. The breakfast buffet was terrific. The food was tasty, hot, plentiful, a good variety and the dining area was very clean even though there was a big crowd.

  • Liked — Nice and spacious room and the breakfast.
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Columbia, Maryland
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122 reviews 122 reviews
48 hotel reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2008

Clean, comfortable, nice staff. Enjoyed the breakfast buffet , wifi and the hot tub. We stayed here en route to Glacier National Park. There are several other convenient hotels nearby.

  • Liked — No surprises
  • Disliked — Would like it to be closer to shops/restaurants of downtown Whitefish
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Additional Information about Big Mountain Lodge

Address: 6390 Hwy 93 S., Whitefish, MT 59937
Location: United States > Montana > Whitefish
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 15 Hotels in Whitefish
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Big Mountain Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 64
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Big Mountain Express Whitefish Hotel is a 100% non-smoking hotel. Whitefish, Montana is the perfect vacation destination for your visit to Glacier National Park or Big Mountain Ski Resort. For the family, we have our indoor pool with a 90 ft. water slide, two outdoor hot tubs, and a variety of restaurants within walking distance. To make sure that the whole family is complete, don t forget a loved one; be sure to bring the family pet along as we are a pet friendly hotel. Free high-speed internet access in all guest rooms (DSL and wireless internet access). Also, a business computer in the lobby with access to printers, copier, and fax. Generous breakfast bar with, fresh fruit, bagels, yogurt and lots more!**Water Slide will be removed as of September 15, 2012*** ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Big Mountain Hotel Whitefish
Holiday Inn Whitefish
Whitefish Holiday Inn Express
Big Mountain Lodge Whitefish, Montana

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