I stayed two nights in a room with a balcony and facing the lake. Spent the evenings and mornings on the balcony taking in the views - these rooms are worth the splurge. Can't beat the location - the boat dock is in front of the hotel and a short drive to many hiking trails. I took the boat rides across Swiftcurrent and Josephine Lakes, then a ranger led hike to Grinnell Glacier. The highlight of my trip. I also attended the ranger presentations in the evening - lots of great information. Some things to be aware: 1) No elevators - request a room on the 1st floor if you have mobility issues 2) Restaurant and bar can be crowded, with 1 hour wait time. 3) The boat rides fill quickly - book in advance. But you can also hike along the lakes if you don't do the boat tour.
the hotel looks beautiful from outside, but inside is not as beautiful as expected, the lobby is rather old fashioned, not impressive inside, there is little exhibit about the hotel, about the park, .e.g. showing the shrinking of the glacier area in these few decades. There are also ranger program held in this hotel, e.g. there is a "Historic hotel walking tour" held at 2 pm everyday in 2019 summer. it's free to join. you can go to the back of the hotel, where is the dock for the Many glacier boat tour, you can see the iconic view of the Many glacier here. There is also a gift shop, we also bought something there.
I had a really great experience. Even though a knee injury prevented me from doing the hike....It was so relaxing sitting in the Adirondack chairs on the balcony reading ....napping....letting the wind and clouds blow by overlooking the lake
We stayed one night on a road trip. We had a lakeview balcony room which was very special but equally very expensive! ( It was all that was available when I booked) The late afternoon and evening were spent just soaking the location in - we didn't eat in the restaurant but chose to buy a snack meal to eat on the balcony. Pity breakfast wasn't included in the price - we set off early and ate breakfast in Choteau 3 hours en route to our next stop.
Stayed two nights in Sept 19. The scenery is stunning-absolutely beautiful. The rooms are dated but have been marginally updated and are fine. The atrium and grand hall are worth the visit. Book early because we had to change rooms but the process was not too bad. Take the boat ride, eat in the restuarant--it was great--and enjoy the Red Bus tour. If ever back in area , we will stay again.