I wanted a cheap place for a quick overnight as I passed through Billings. This hotel was the cheapest with the least terrible reviews. It is not fancy, it does not have free breakfast etc. What it did have was a bed with clean sheets, tv and a bathroom with hot water. The bathroom shower doors and slider trays were not well cleaned but the tub part was clean to have a shower. The toilet was clean and so was the sink. The walls were pretty thin so you could hear the other showers going, fortunately I never heard any other noise - inside or outside. The front desk clerks were quick and decent too. This hotel is located right downtown so when I went to grab a quick bite to eat there were a LOT of groups of people loitering about. I didn't feel very safe so I would recommend driving where you want at night even thought there are a lot of options within walking distance. There is a semi- enclosed parking area that is not obvious at first but after checking in I moved my car there. Seems a little more safe to park there.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Dude Rancher Hotel Billings