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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

rooms were very clean... older type . we stayed one night... had no problems with anything.. nice owner. close to restaurants and train station. walking distance to most places in the town... trains ran most of the day thru town.. did not bother us at night..

Thank Ileine B
Pullman, Washington
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5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Basic room, nothing fancy, could hear people on both sides thru walls. They have some units that look like duplexes, they might be better. Staff was pleasant. Needed to ask for Ice - icemaker not available to us directly. We could walk to several restaurants.

Thank 465anita
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good people and a good nights sleep in a clean and quiet room. Who could ask for more in a very small town. There are enough places to eat and did I mention the scenery?The town has a western vibe. We will return.

Thank Bob S
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

East Glacier, on the East side of the railway tracks, is a very, very poor community. There are two restaurants and a small grocery store in town. Everyone in those stores are very nice and friendly. However the town is in a sad state of affairs. This hotel is most likely the best you will get in East Glacier on... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When the few other park lodge rooms were full, we took the only open reservation I could find. That was well over a month ahead of time, but the East Glacier area has few choices. Glacier Park Lodge is nearby but I suspect it was full of group bookings. I would recommend trying there first. Dancing Bears is on a... More 

Thank GNGator
Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Two of us reserved a room in the main motel area, but due to a cancellation, we ended up in the private cabin. Gorgeous wooden spiral staircase and charming abode welcomed us. We cooked our meals there for 3 nights and had the most relaxing stay possible. Breakfast snacks were available all day in the lobby until 10 pm. Couldn't... More 

Thank fiftystatesevenconts
Miami Lakes
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016

It's a quaint motel undergoing upgrades but it fits perfectly in the woodsy surrounding of East Glacier Park. The owner/concierge is friendly and helpful. The room was clean and large. Bathroom small but recently redone and adequate.

Thank Nancy854
Ulverston, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016

Dancing Bears Inn is an old building which is accessed via a dirt road just across from the railway line. There are individual small parking spaces outside the building so if a pick up or something similar parks in the next space, you may get blocked in. The room we had was off a corridor with one window looking onto... More 

Thank 938fjg
West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016

We spent a couple nights at Dancing Bears Inn after arriving from the east on Amtrak. Very short walk to a clean and comfortable room, with healthy breakfast choices, good coffee. Owner John arranged a ride for us to Two Medicine Lake and even loaned us bear spray (which we did not have to use)! One of a kind place,... More 

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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016

We stayed there one night after visiting Glacier. Rooms were very clean and well equipped with AC, microwave, refrigerator. Bathroom was immaculate with towels that were thicker and nicer than many provided by chain hotels we've stayed at. Bed was very comfy. Staff was very friendly and helpful, especially John, who helped us get a discount to our room rate.... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We are a very nice family run motel. We pride ourselves on small town hospitality and clean updated comfortable rooms. We offer a continental breakfast, satellite TV, free WiFi, air conditioning, fridge and microwave. We also have irons, hair dryers, coffee pots and irons available upon request. We also have rooms with jacuzzi tubs. Our goal is to make your stay with us a great one and are here to serve you. We are local to the area and love to help you plan you vacation in Glacier in any way we can, whether it be helping you set up a tour with one of the tour bus companies or giving you tips on great trails to hike or place to see. We hope that when you leave Glacier your trip is a memorable one. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Dancing Bears Inn

Address: 40 Montana Ave, East Glacier Park, MT 59434-5039
Location: United States > Montana > East Glacier Park
Price Range: $87 - $189 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Dancing Bears Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 14
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