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415 N 29th St, Billings, MT 59101-1245
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#35 of 54 hotels in Billings
Location
4.0
Cleanliness
3.4
Service
3.8
Value
3.5
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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Coffee shop
Bowling offsite
Water park offsite
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Baggage storage
Secured parking
Wifi
Restaurant
Kids' meals
Vending machine
Gift shop
Newspaper
24-hour front desk
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Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Microwave
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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Craig M wrote a review Sep 5
Sydney, Australia53 contributions18 helpful votes
This hotel should be condemned it is old, rundown and dirty, the reception area is dirty and smells dirty, the room I had was atrocious it was unclean with stains in the carpet the A/C did not work properly and there was a fan on top the A/C to try and improve the A/C it didn’t work. The sheets were questionable on whether they were clean I slept on the top of the bed on towels, the bathroom was clean. The lady at reception was unhelpful and not very friendly. This hotel is a health issue and should be investigated by the authorities, avoid this hotel, it is horrible.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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John doe wrote a review Aug 2022
5 contributions1 helpful vote
Worst place to stay dirty and rude staff stay away. Just a terrible hotel and nasty they need to shut them down the health department. No decent help and nasty carpet and the ac doesn't work only got half our money back.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled on business
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Moff wrote a review Aug 2022
Sydney, Australia4 contributions1 helpful vote
I stayed here recently with three friends we jade a room each, all three rooms were unacceptable, the air conditioning didn’t work correctly in each room and had to be boostered by a fan that didn’t booster. The carpets were dirty with stains in all rooms, I had lip stick on a sheet in my room the reception area was unkept and dirty. The lady at the front desk was unhelpful. This hotel should be condemned it’s old and run down and in need of an upgrade and a staff change. Do not stay here !!!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: Avoid at all costs
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M N wrote a review Jul 2022
Minneapolis, Minnesota51 contributions12 helpful votes
Stayed here for a night on my way from MN to WA. When I got there in the evening after having driven 11+ hours, hotel staff told me that their AC got busted the night before, and it wasn't just my room but the ENITRE hotel. The staff I talked to was very nice, feeling bad about us guests and was trying to address the issue as well as she could handle as someone who (she said) just started working there a couple of weeks ago. I got an extra fan from her just to barely survive the 87F temp until it got cooled down past midnight. And as if the broken AC wasn't enough, when I got to my room I found out that everything was unplugged for some reason, including the fridge, which had mildew smell that made me feel like the room hadn't been used for a while. And to make things even worse, the room didn't have enough outlet to keep everything "on". For example, I had to unplug the fridge to plug in the microwave (and vice versa). Such a design failure... The owner and/or the general manager of the hotel should've stepped up to deal with the broken AC situation instead of putting everything on the staff's shoulders. They could've given us a significant discount to stay there w/out AC, or if they wanted us to find somewhere else w/ working AC, they should've helped us to find a place with a comparable price (which was just impossible at 8pm). Staff was very nice and tried to help me/us as I said, and I understand that a problem happens. However, the way in which they dealt with the issue was very disappointing.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Gary S wrote a review Jul 2022
Atlanta, Georgia4 contributions
We wanted a hotel that was central to downtown,reasonable prices, and hopefully had some history to it.The staff was very accommodating, and the Hotel was built in the late 1940's when the cows outnumbered the people.A few local families pooled their money to build it and the current owners are trying to maintain that despite the competition from the national chains.It has a real down home feel to it, and I love that.We felt like we were locals after awhile. The interiors were somewhat dated.A flat screen tv sat on the cabinet for it,as the cabinet was designed for a tube tv that was smaller.It made me think of a 1960's Las Vegas Hotel .All you need is the Rat Pack.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Room Tip: The motel wraps around the parking lot.Hotel restaurant next to lobby.
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Julainne B wrote a review Jul 2022
12 contributions4 helpful votes
Don't do it. Yes there is free parking, but that is where the good stuff ends. Can't connect to wifi. Had to hook up our own tv and micro...no shower curtain... she brought one but then I had to put it up ... dirty dirty dirty floors! To top it off .. its July... 90 degrees and no air conditioning. I count 4 tiny fans in the room.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled on business
Room Tip: Close to courthouse and albertsons
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Doug W wrote a review Jul 2022
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Had stayed there before many times. Was $53, now $105. Rustic vibe was interesting and previous good price brought us back. This time the AC didn't work and didn't sound like it had for a while. Top floor room was at least 90 degrees in there. They gave us a 8" box fan, but still too hot. Put tray of ice in fro t of it, melted in 5 minutes. Got refund and left. Found room with AC elsewhere. Not going back to Dude Rancher
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Robynjane77 wrote a review Jul 2022
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My husband and I were passing through Billings, and I wanted lodging that reflected the west and was not one of a chain. After looking at reviews, I chose the Dude Rancher. Check-in was smooth and fast (I had booked through an app). Our room had a lot of personality, and had plenty of room, even though it was smaller than modern hotel/motels. It was exceptionally clean. The bed was comfortable and pillows were good. I appreciated the touch of real mugs and glasses versus paper and plastic. Fridge was cold and clean. The air conditioning wasn’t the best, but Todd, assured me that they are doing their best to get it working at a more optimum level. The postcard in the room stated that it was nostalgic and had the feel of an inn, which I agree. It is not your steel and glass establishment and I appreciated that—thank you Todd.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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John L wrote a review Jul 2022
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This older charming motel offered us a comfortable bed, a quiet relaxing atmosphere, and a very good set of amenities in the room. The friendly clerk at the counter was our only contact with staff. No breakfast offered, but a charming nearby restaurant a couple blocks away supplied this need.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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jonesboysmomma wrote a review Jun 2022
Jackson, Michigan140 contributions46 helpful votes
Just awful. I thought I was booking at a cool, mom and pop hotel, which I always look for when we travel. Instead, it’s a ran down sorry excuse of a motel. There is a funky smell throughout the whole place. The carpets are tan down. There wasn’t a clock of any kind in the room. We turned on the air conditioner and chuckled as it clang to life…then, after about twenty minutes or so, we realized it wasn’t pumping out cold air very well. We put a desk top fan they had in the closet on top of the vent and went to dinner. Upon our return, we found our room to still be hot. I called down to the desk and told Cindy our air wasn’t working. She cut me off and said “yeah, the unit on the roof isn’t working right”. I asked if we could move to the first floor, she said there were no lower rooms available and it wouldn’t make a difference since the unit wasn’t working right anyway. I asked her for another fan that she eventually brought up. Thank god it was only one night. I will say, the bathroom was clean.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about Dude Rancher Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Dude Rancher Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Yellowstone Art Museum (0.1 miles), Alberta Bair Theater for the Performing Arts (0.1 miles), and Art House Cinema & Pub (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Dude Rancher Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Dude Rancher Lodge?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Dude Rancher Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Dude Rancher Lodge?
Yes, free parking, secured parking, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Dude Rancher Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Burger Dive, Montana Brewing Company, and Jake's Downtown.
Does Dude Rancher Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Dude Rancher Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Dude Rancher Lodge located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Billings.
Are pets allowed at Dude Rancher Lodge?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Dude Rancher Lodge?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Moss Mansion (0.5 miles), Pictograph Cave State Park (5.0 miles), and Yellowstone Kelly Interpretative Site (1.1 miles).