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Motel Lake McDonald

Located 10 miles inside Glacier National Park's west entrance on the Going-to-the-Sun Road, Motel Lake McDonald is nestled quaintly near the shores of the largest lake inside the park. Motel Lake McDonald consists of two, 1950s-style two-story buildings and it is tucked near the shores of picturesque Lake McDonald. Motel Lake McDonald sits about 300 yards from Lake McDonald Lodge with the 2nd level accessed via stairs only. All rooms have a private bathroom and there are no connecting rooms. All guestrooms are rustic, yet comfortable, featuring modest amenities and cozy accommodations resulting in a unique experience inside Glacier National Park. Located nearby are an ATM, gift shop, campstore, Jammer Joe's Grill and Pizzeria, Lucke's Lounge, and Russell's Fireside Dining Room. Red Bus Tours, boat cruises, evening ranger programs, and numerous other activities are available near this picturesque lakeside setting. This is a smoke-free facility.
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Glacier National Park Airport27 mi
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We grabbed a room here as the lodge was full... which worked out okay. The motel's location is good for accessing most areas on the west side of the park. And it's a short walk from the lodge (read: food). The rain and dark skies did make the walk a bit challenging, but we didn't
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We did not get to finish our stay here, due to fires. But the nights we were there, it was clean and a great location. Staff was friendly. The downfall for us, was there was no access to the Lake from here. And getting evacuated at night. But they had a location set up and we wer
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Very disappointed in this lodging. We had a very difficult time finding it in the dark because of lack of specific signage for it. It was not listed in our GPS and the office closes at 8:00 pm with no way to communicate with anyone associated with the motel after 8 pm. Parking
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Though not the most modern, this property was clean and conveniently located for our hike in the morning. The general store has ample food to pack for a hike and the lodge provided a wonderful meal in the evening. No ac, no tv, no problem—the fan along with comfy bed provided a
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Motel is next to the lodge with easy walking to all facilities. Room is clean with great wifi and the area is very peaceful. I would highly recommend. Due to fires across the lake we were evacuated at 9pm and the hotel gave us accommodation in Whitefish for the night at a resort.
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do you have any rooms available this summer?
Save your money, no access to water, surrounded by personal cabins. Very old, no sprinkler system and no batteries in smoke detectors.. Try to get a hotel outside of park. Several to the West of West Glacier entrance and about 10-15 miles to the west on the highway. A little grocery store to the west of the entrance, food inside park outrageous!! The rooms are dives with no tv or refrigerator.
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what the elevation
I do not know the exact elevation, but it is on a lake and therefore relatively low.
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"ask for a second floor room."
"upstairs in room 25 is very quite."
"second floor"
"Rooms above reception have a neat peak a boo mountain view."
"Call in advance; ask for Rm 20"
United StatesMontanaWest Glacier
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