This is a unique hotel, where you must appreciate the quirkiness to enjoy. True to its 100 year heritage, it is very much an old-style hotel. The building itself and the lobby are magnificent and impressive. The room was adequate in size and furnishings, but being an old hotel the bathroom was small.
There was very much a lack of privacy between rooms. My room was part of what could be a multiple room suite in the annex with connecting doors to adjacent rooms. Though I'm sure a nice feature for large families, the doors themselves were paper thin. It seems to me they could greatly improve the sound insulation just by installing some more solid doors.
Very few amenities. I was fine with no phone or TV as I went to Glacier to get away from the world for a few days. No A/C, but I don't think it generally gets too hot there. My room opened onto a balcony, shared with adjacent rooms, that had a nice view of the mountains. It was nice to sit there and relax for a while. Wi-Fi coverage was very spotty. You could only really get signal in common areas. I don't think it would destroy the ambiance of the hotel to add some wireless hotspots closer to the rooms.
This is a good place to use as a jumping off spot for Glacier. I my first day at Glacier at Two Medicine, then spent the night here. I drove Going-To-The-Sun the next day, and stayed the next night in West Glacier.
I was not disappointed with my stay at Glacier Park Lodge. I would have rated it higher, but I do think the rooms are slightly overpriced for what you get even when you consider the location and the history.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Experience the western charm of the historic Glacier Park Lodge, which was completed in 1913. Its comfortable feel combined with some of the world's most spectacular scenery makes Glacier Park Lodge a truly unique vacation destination. Although steeped in culture and history of the Great Northern Railway and Blackfeet Indians, Glacier Park Lodge features modern amenities such as a heated swimming pool, nine-hole golf course, in-room telephones, nine-hole pitch-n-putt golf course, gift shop, lounge and the outstanding Great Northern Rib and Steak House. Glacier Park Lodge is in East Glacier Park, Montana on Highway 2. Glacier Park Amtrak Train Station is located just across the street from the hotel where guests are picked up daily in our antique red Checker taxi. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Glacier Park Hotel East Glacier Park