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Swiftcurrent Motor Inn and Cabins

Many Glacier Valley, Glacier National Park, MT 59434
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#1 of 7 Specialty lodging in Glacier National Park
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Built in 1933, Swiftcurrent Motor Inn is located one mile from Many Glacier Hotel and is a hiker's paradise with trailheads for many of Glacier's most spectacular hikes right outside its doors. In addition to 95 cabins and motor inn rooms, you will find 'Nell's restaurant, fully stocked campstore/gift shop, and numerous activities at this picturesque location. Swiftcurrent Motor Inn consists of rooms divided between three individual buildings with outside access. Pinetop Motel rooms are located in one long building and are accessed by a central hallway. Duplex style cabins are arranged in circles and available with or without a private bathroom. A shower room is conveniently located nearby. Cabins without a private bath do have a private sink with cold running water. A limited number of ADA-accessible rooms are available and are booked based on space available.
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Free parking
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Pamela L wrote a review Apr 2020
1 contribution7 helpful votes
Absolutely LOVE this place as a base for hiking! However, they changed the menu and restaurant set up, and it is AWFUL! Who wants to hike to come down and eat a sandwich, when that's what you just got done eating all day? And to stand at the desk and order like a fast food restaurant, and have to go back in line for anything you want to order additionally, is just ridiculous. We used to look forward to eating here, but not anymore. Really took something away from this location, and its back country feel. Heard many people with the same complaints. I hope they are listening to everyone, and return back to the previous set up and menu!!!
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Date of stay: August 2019
6 Helpful votes
Dee0614 wrote a review Oct 2019
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania12 contributions9 helpful votes
This is our second stay here and it never disappoints. The Swiftcurrent cabins are just perfect for mountain immersion - if that's what you want. The scent of the evergreens, the mountain views - especially when the sun first hits them in the morning, and the fact that you are surrounded by great hikes without driving! The restaurant is good; the gift store perfect and the rangers really knowledgeable. Beds are comfortable, hot water, good amount of space, love the porch with chairs...it's just perfect!
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Date of stay: August 2019
1 Helpful vote
SeniorTraveler65575 wrote a review Oct 2019
Carson, California244 contributions65 helpful votes
We stayed 2 nights at Swiftcurrent Motor Inn, wonderful location next to Swiftcurrent Lake. Our room was a motor inn room with a double and twin bed, with bath. The room was average for a national park, with a desk, small table and 2 chairs. The bathroom sink was too small for toiletries, the shower was not good, you could not adjust the spray, it goes straight onto the floor making it slippery. Parking was excellent, right outside your room. The room itself was fairly clean considering how dirty it was outside, especially with some rain. The location is great, hiking trails start here, also just one mile from Many Glacier Hotel. Overall, just an average room, it's what you expect in a national park, but certainly a great location.
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Date of stay: September 2019
1 Helpful vote
Sasa wrote a review Sep 2019
California88 contributions73 helpful votes
My son and I stayed in one of the motel rooms for one night only. Despite numerous tries, I could not book a second night. The room was quite good as far as national park lodging goes. Two comfy double beds with room to place bags etc. the bathroom was small but who cares! Loved the shower! I was very pleased and wished I had booked our whole trip here. Hikers everywhere heading out like a parade to the trailheads. Loved it. Great little store with food and gifts. We never went to the restaurant due to bad reviews so we headed over to Many Glacier Hotel where we sat on the deck and sipped lattes. We bought great sandwiches there too. I already booked 4 nights for next year at Swiftcurrent but couldn’t get that great motel room. Got the two room historic cabin but hey, I’m happy just to get in!
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
2 Helpful votes
Hannah B wrote a review Sep 2019
Derby, Kansas76 contributions16 helpful votes
The cabin was clean and comfortable. The bathrooms were clean too. There was a sink in the room which was very nice! You can park your car right by your cabin. There are porch lights on every cabin. It was a nice stay but I was disappointed because we were told the bathrooms would be right down the hall. They were, if you are talking about a hall of trees! It’s a good place to stay if you don’t mind walking to the bathroom in freezing temperatures!
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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Frequently Asked Questions about Swiftcurrent Motor Inn and Cabins
Which popular attractions are close to Swiftcurrent Motor Inn and Cabins?
Nearby attractions include Grinnell Glacier (2.6 miles), Iceberg Lake Trail (3.2 miles), and Swiftcurrent Falls (0.9 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Swiftcurrent Motor Inn and Cabins?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, free parking, and hiking.
What food & drink options are available at Swiftcurrent Motor Inn and Cabins?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Swiftcurrent Motor Inn and Cabins?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Swiftcurrent Motor Inn and Cabins?
Conveniently located restaurants include Many Glacier Hotel, Ptarmigan Dining Room, and 'Nell’s.
Does Swiftcurrent Motor Inn and Cabins have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.