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Akron, OH
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Room was great for a dated lodge. Restaurant was not open due to not having a cook, not too good. Would be nice to have a bench at smoking area. Air conditioning and overall air movement in the room could have been much better.

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Wyoming
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28 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

For my stay at the Dude Rancher Lodge, I received one of the second floor renovated rooms. They are very nice, good linens, modern updated bathroom. I don't believe there is an elevator, so if stairs are a problem, you might consider that. The front desk woman who checked me in was, as a previous reviewer noted, very sour. However,... More 

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Wendy O, Director of Sales at Dude Rancher Lodge, responded to this review

Good Morning, thank you for staying with us and also telling a great story of your time spent here at the Dude Rancher. The hot water we need to be looking into, we appreciate the feedback. Yes, we have had several guest(s) tell us about some experiences they have felt. We do have a book at the front desk called... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I stayed here one night, because it was close to the airport. I am still in the process of disputing being double-billed from them. I prepaid through hotels.com and they charged me again when I stayed, even though I have them my prepaid payment confirmation. Also this hotel is in a seedy part of town. It's probably the dirtiest hotel... More 

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Wendy O, Director of Sales at Dude Rancher Lodge, responded to this review

Good Afternoon, I am sorry you felt bad about our location being we are nestled in between the newly built Stockman Building, adjacent to the Architectural Award Winning Parmly Billings Library, yet across the lot of the Billings Gazette, on the opposite corner of the Jameson Federal Building and the Historic School District 2 Lincoln Center plus 3 blocks from... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this hotel is centrally located to downtown and convenient to just about everywhere. the room was very clean. the bed was comfy. fridge, microwave and decent cable. the staff was polite. reasonable rates. would recommend this hotel.

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Wendy O, Director of Sales at Dude Rancher Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for staying with us here at the Dude Rancher Lodge and the kind review. We work very hard to make our guest(s) feel comfortable and enjoy their stay. Come back again, we would love to have you. More 

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30 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are from Florida, in our mid sixties and travel by car extensively. We try to stay in places that have character or history. That is why I picked the Dude Rancher. The first thing I noticed was the terrible condition of the parking lot and walkway around the lot. The pavement needs to be replaced and the outdoor carpet... More 

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Wendy O, Director of Sales at Dude Rancher Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for the overall review. We are sorry that you were unhappy, however we appreciate what you said and will be correcting our measures swiftly. I do hope the rest of your trip was joyful and you had a chance to visit our downtown location with all the great restaurants and fun boutiques. More 

Orlando, FL
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here for a night while I was in Billings. I saw the name of the hotel, and how could you not want to stay at the Dude Rancher Lodge?? The hotel is quaint, it does have the feel of a lodge with the wood and the decor. My room wasn't anything fancy or new, but it was clean... More 

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Wendy O, Director of Sales at Dude Rancher Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for a rave review. We are happy we were able to provide a wonderful experience for you and would love to have you back again. More 

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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Wendy O, Director of Sales at Dude Rancher Lodge, responded to this review

Good Morning, thank you for the great review. We do have a very unique hotel that is not part of any big chain, which I think allows our employees to be very interactive with our guests. Oh yes, we are on the lists of haunted Montana locations. With all the events of this last week in town, I'm almost sure... More 

Colorado
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56 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016

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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Vancouver
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7 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

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 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016

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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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
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
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • 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 - $90 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Dude Rancher Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 56
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