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“A good place to hang your (hiking) hat” 3 of 5 stars
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Box 397, West Glacier, MT 59936   |  
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Ranked #7 of 7 Hotels in West Glacier
Northampton, Massachusetts
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26 hotel reviews
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“A good place to hang your (hiking) hat”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

If you are looking for a "resort", this is not it. The Glacier Highlands is basic lodging. It's a (relatively) cheap place to stay and is useful if you are spending your day in the park and sleeping there only. Go hiking all day and you won't care where you're sleeping - trust me!

Our Room #18 was set up two drive-ways from the road, which is also helpful in lessening the noise from the train below. It appeared some of the other rooms were remodeled - we got a glimpse of Room #19 which looked newer - but not ours. The wood paneled walls and ceiling looked old and outdated. Furniture is rustic. The bathroom is cramped and ugly, but we had ample hot water. Don't expect much from the tv - 15" old style wall mounted with DISH but only got a few channels. On the plus side - the room was clean and conveniently located to the park entrance and 2 restaurants. Note, there is no in-room refrigerator but you get a free bag of ice each day. Purchase a $5 styrofoam cooler at the store just inside the Park entrance and you'll be all set for your stay.

One nice thing about the motel - we sat outside our room at night and met a lot of nice people (fellow motel guests).

Room Tip: Request a room up the hill - it's quieter from the train noise. Bring ear plugs and you'll...
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  • Stayed September 2013, 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Bremerton, Washington
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Bed was OK and showers were hot. No A/C, and we would have left the window open, but the railroad was across the road and was noisy - even with a room at back of motel (and it is a motel, not a resort). The oscillating fan helped a little. Expected more for the price.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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VADNAIS HEIGHTS
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

The building we stayed in was the older of the buildings but met our needs for the night. The bed was comfortable. The outlets were not set up for three prong so we were not able to plug in our car cooler. The room was old but clean.

Room Tip: We did not stay in the newer building but the rooms may be nicer.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Mildenhall, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

I stayed here for three nights in late May and as such it was still off season and quiet.

The resort comprises various linked wooden buildings set amongst trees and with parking directly in front. Being rustic (and thankfully, in keeping with the stunning scenery) don't expect a fridge, internet or a/c. Thankfully, as it was still quite cold the heater in the room worked well.

Regarding the noise from the trains - to be honest I didn't hear any.

As has been mentioned by previous contributors, there is a great café nearby which provided a friendly and efficient service and good food at a reasonable price which for its proximity to a major national park, is highly unusual.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

There are two issues we had, one of which nothing can be done about. That would be the trains. Anywhere in West Glacier you can awing a dead cat and hit the railroad depot. The tracks are use and we are fairly light sleepers, so we noticed the trains. So it does not matter where you are, you will notice the trains.

The second was the box springs. Ours seemed to creak a fair amount. Otherwise we enjoyed our stay very much. Room was clean. As others have noted, this is not a resort, rather a room to sleep in. The prices are higher, but that is more a function of thee proximity to the park. We had originally wanted to be in the Lake McDonald Lodge, but in the end were glad we stayed were we did.

The real highlight was the cafe. Great food with excellent service. Prices are very reasonable and when compared with staying at the lodge, well downright cheap! The pies are amazing.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Maple Ridge, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013 via mobile

We were in the building at the top of the hill and found that opening the door shortly before bed briefly and with the ceiling fan we honestly didn't miss a/c and I'd been worried. Our room was clean and the bed comfortable, location convenient to Glacier. The attached restaurant was good too.

Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Helena, Montana
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

The room was clean & newly remodeled, but there was no AC and with the window open, you could hear trains all night. There was a ceiling fan, but still too warm.. The room had no closet, no dresser, no hooks - absolutely no place to hang anything. There was no coffee maker, no hairdryer, no shampoo - bare bones.
For $130/night, I'd spend the extra money and go to Belton Chalet.
We did not check out the restaurant, so can't comment on that.
Also, I wouldn't call this place a resort, definitely just a small motel room.

Louise T.
Montana

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Glacier Highland Resort

Address: Box 397, West Glacier, MT 59936
Location: United States > Montana > West Glacier
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 7 Hotels in West Glacier
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 250
Also Known As:
Glacier Highland Hotel West Glacier
Glacier Highland West
Glacier Highland Resort West Glacier, Montana

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