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466 Lake McDonald Loop, West Glacier, MT 59936
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#2 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in West Glacier
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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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RamblinAsh wrote a review Yesterday
Orlando, Florida25 contributions12 helpful votes
The staff and the location are both exceptional but the motel property is in need of serious updating! They bed was terribly uncomfortable and the linens/ towels should have been replaced years ago. I'm aware that this is a "motel" but we've stayed at many in our travels that maintain a certain standard in the ways that they can, especially at that price!
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Date of stay: August 2020
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vanessastarr73 wrote a review Aug 5
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This was a nice property close to all amenities near Lake McDonald. The room was clean and provided what we needed. Our only complaint was that there was no air-conditioning, so it was so hot in the room in the evenings it was uncomfortable. There were also no ceiling fans or floor fans to help move the air. If you go in the summer months, be prepared.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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who_we_talkin_about wrote a review Aug 1
Topeka508 contributions93 helpful votes
This was our first stay with the Motel Lake McDonald and we were pleasantly surprised. Our other reservations were cancelled due to COVID, so this was a last minute change. Overall, the room was very nice. The price was super reasonable and the location is great. I will say the shower and bathroom are really tiny, but worked fine. Overall, we enjoyed ourselves.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Heather H wrote a review Jul 2020
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Just finished a two night stay at the Motel Lake McDonald mid July 2020. Sharon the front office staff was so very accomodating and amazing. The young man helping clean the rooms was also awesome. The area was amazing with a two minute walk you were at a major hiking trail head or the Lodge water front. It was also a split drive between apgar and avalanche hiking areas. When the park was busy it gave you access to the middle of the park when the roads would normally be closed. Inside the rooms it was a motel. Beds were clean and reasonable. Bathroom was acceptable as was temperature control with a fan. We tried to fit 5 people including a toddler so it was a little bit too much of a squeeze for us. In the end it is a great option but this is inner park living so don't expect marble counter tops. Thank you to the staff for being so welcoming!!!!!
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Boatnut2U wrote a review Jul 2020
Fort Wayne, Indiana2 contributions
Room was way too small for the prices paid. I will not recommend friends to stay in the park but rather find a nice hotel nearby where they can be comfortable and have a better bed to sleep in. The beds had to have been 50 years old or more.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Motel Lake McDonald
Which popular attractions are close to Motel Lake McDonald?
Nearby attractions include Avalanche Lake (4.8 miles) and McDonald Creek (3.0 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Motel Lake McDonald?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, kids activities, and free internet access.
Is parking available at Motel Lake McDonald?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Motel Lake McDonald?
Conveniently located restaurants include Russell's Fireside Dining Room at Lake McDonald Lodge, Jammer Joe's Grill and Pizzeria, and Lucke's Lounge.