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“Wonderful stay”
Review of Rainbow Motel

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Rainbow Motel
Ranked #30 of 31 Hotels in Bozeman
Les Saisies
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Wonderful stay”
Reviewed November 4, 2011

With my husband we stayed one night in th Rainbow Motel, first time for us. We did like the big bedroom with its brand new carpet and the nice covers new two. The bedroom and the bathroom were very clean, we apreciate. The breakfast was nice too, even if we went late to the office for this meal we had enought too eat. The lady at the office (the owner) I guess was very nice she explained us some sad bear and poeple stories! Scary but good to hear when we don't know about the bears when we live in France!
We will go back if during our next trip dives us to Bozeman.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 25, 2011

I am a repeat customer of the Rainbow and have always had great service, clean rooms and reasonable prices. We go to Bozeman several times per year and we always stay at the Rainbow. I am surprised with the last review of this Motel. I have never had an issue with cleanliness of any kind and if there was ever an issue with my room or reservation I always receive courteous service. Ants????? Really? In October????? This isn't Arizona! This Motel is always a pleasure to stay at and we have never had any issues.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 21, 2011

We found live ants in our bed on numerous occasions each day we stayed at Rainbow. The hotel staff, especially the female owner in the office is really rude and treated us like children. Decent location in town but there are nicer places in Bozeman to stay. I won't give his place more business

  • Stayed October 2011
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Athens, Georgia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed September 11, 2011

The man (owner?) at the desk was extremely unfriendly and condescending to us. I instantly regretted making reservations online. I specifically reserved a NONSMOKING room but could definitely smell cigarette smoke. I'm sensitive to cigarette smoke (nausea, sore throat, headaches, etc), so this is a problem for me. The walls are painted cinderblock walls -- not really what they appear to be in the website photos. The double queen room is really, really small. The TV was crappy, though the minifridge was rather large which was nice for us. There aren't toilitries in the bathroom, you have to go get them from the lobby. There's a note on the thermostat that you can't change the A/C from 71 degrees.

We confronted the owner about the fact that the 'non-smoking' room was definitely not as advertised. He just went, 'what do you expect?' He wouldn't even give us a partial refund, even though we had paid for a non-smoking room and clearly did not get what we paid for. We left out of disgust and went to the Bozeman Inn across the street, which had exceptionally friendly service and huge, much more nicely furnished rooms. And was $20 cheaper.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed August 15, 2011

As a pet-friendly place to spend the night on a road trip, near the interstate, we would have judged this acceptable. It was certainly clean and orobably secure. But the room was very tiny and the preserved-20th-century-motel feel was somehow depresssing, and the fact that our room dor and window faced a busy street perhaps 100 feet away meant we had to leave the curtain closed as well. As we would be staying in town for several days we checked out and found a much beter choice for only a few dollars more.

  • Stayed August 2011
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Costa Mesa, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed June 28, 2011

I stayed here with a coworker for a conference at Montana State University. This is a great hotel for the price, but obviously it is nothing fancy. What I really liked is that they have rooms that have two conjoining rooms each with their own beds. This makes it a little homier when traveling with coworkers for business. The location is pretty nice - it *is* walking distance to the university, but it takes about 20-30 minutes depending on your speed. It is an easy walk to downtown Bozeman. If you don't feel like walking, there is a busstop nearby. There is a grocery store a block away, as well as various restaurants and even a local bar. They offer free wireless internet, and have a small pool. The 'breakfast' isn't much more than a piece of fruit, maybe a granola bar or a doughnut, but they do have coffee. We had no problems during our stay at the Rainbow Motel and I would definitely recommend it to anyone who is on a budget!

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  • Stayed July 2010, traveled on business
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Tucson, Arizona
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed October 15, 2010

We stayed here 3 nights in late August and found no problems with this hotel. We had worried about street noise because it does face a 4-lane street, but had no problem, and I am a light sleeper. The rooms were large and seemed well-maintained. The breakfast was extremely modest, but you save enough to breakfast elsewhere. You wouldn't stay here for the surroundings, but Bozeman and the surrounding area has so much to offer that all we needed was a place to sleep.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Property: Rainbow Motel
Address: 510 N 7th Ave, Bozeman, MT 59715-3312
Location: United States > Montana > Bozeman
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Swimming Pool
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Ranked #30 of 31 Hotels in Bozeman
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Rainbow Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 42
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