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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great place right in downtown Billings to stay for the night and get some local flavor. Lodge is not updated but it is clean and the staff are friendly. The five dollar breakfast took too long so we went to Denny's across the parking lot. We had no idea this place is on the official list of haunted places in... More 

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Colorado
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This places claimed that it was remodeled.....well, some of the bathrooms were modern looking but that's where it ends. The beds were lumpy, like something out of an old western movie. The pillows were awful. The carpet was littered with dark stains. It looked like a room where people in horror movies go to die. It was cheap at least....

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The best way to describe this place is "a by the hour" hotel. I first want to say that this was booked by another person in our group and not by us. We got in around 10 pm the receptionist was very unfriendly. The room - OMG the room - there were cigarette burns all over the carpet, the air... More 

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Whitehorse, Yukon
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25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here in 2010, and enjoyed our visit. However, that was not the case two weeks ago. The hotel is showing its age, and the staff seem to reflect this. When I checked in the front desk clerk was more interested in talking to another staff member than dealing with me. The bathroom needs to be renovated....the shower curtain... More 

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Aurora, Colorado
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7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel is located in the heart of downtown Billings, MT and is reminiscent of the old west. It is very nostalgic and the staff was exceptionally friendly and helpful. My room was very clean and quaint with rustic detail and the bed was extremely comfortable. The attached restaurant was a great place to start your day with breakfast and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

Stayed overnight waiting for early m7orning flight. Quiet, pet friendly nothing extrodinary but relatively clean. Parking convenient. Call the office for better rate than website. Air conditioner didn't work very well but bed was comfortable.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

So I decided on this place after reading multiple reviews. The lady wasn't in the office when I came in, but another guest who had been staying informed me that she would be back in a moment. In as nice a way as I could expect from a homegrown New Yorker.😉 Very quick, easy check in and smooth sailing. It... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

I stayed here for a night over the Holiday weekend. We came into town for a family emergency, and decided to catch some sleep here. The A/C units weren't working, and we were given this tiny fan at the front desk. We finally had to move rooms to get something cooler on the ground floor. We ended up staying up... More 

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Todd G, General Manager at Dude Rancher Lodge, responded to this review

Hi, First I would like to thank you for staying with us. We do apologize for the discomfort you experienced. The weather was extremely unseasonably warm, the a/c did not keep up with the onset of the heat Billings was having. We found the problem and it has been taken care of. We do hope you stay again and feel... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

We were visiting friends who recommended this motel since they'd stayed there several times years ago. Well, not a single thing in our room has changed since circa 1970 and I don't mean that in a good way. The bath and bed linens were clean. That is the single positive thing I can say. The towels were worn threadbare and... More 

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Todd G, General Manager at Dude Rancher Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us. We appreciate your review. We will work to take steps in rectifying your comments. Hope the rest of your trip was good. More 

Cary, North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

I wanted to like it, but it's too worn to do so. The old motel smell hits you as you enter your room. Other than the lobby, nothing appealing about it. At $110 a night; its not worth it. Outside, nothing but asphalt.

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Todd G, General Manager at Dude Rancher Lodge, responded to this review

Hello first thank you for initially making your reservations with us. We apologize your stay was not pleasant for you. Unfortunately, it is a courtyard parking, but I understand what you are saying, and we are looking into making a more pleasant view. I do hope the rest of your trip went well. More 

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Amenities

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  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Restaurant
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Multilingual Staff
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  • Airport Transportation
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  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Dude Rancher Lodge is an historic downtown Billings hotel. We are proud to be listed in the National Register of Historic Places, which is America’s official list of important properties that provide a valuable link to the past and have been deemed worthy of preservation. Built in 1949, our hotel near downtown Billings is a rustic ranch that features weeping brick mortar and full-length porches. Our interior is designed with knotty pine paneling, custom-built western-style furnishings, decorative lampshades and carpeting that is adorned with the brands of local ranchers who originally invested in the property. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Dude Rancher Lodge

Address: 415 N 29th St, Billings, MT 59101-1245
Location: United States > Montana > Billings
Price Range: $84 - $113 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Dude Rancher Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 56
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