We visited Glacier National Park in June 2008 and stayed at the Rising Sun Motor Inn. It is a fine choice if you want to be in a convenient location and beautiful setting, but not spend a fortune. Our room cost $139 per night before tax. We were in one of the motel type buildings, but they also have individual cabins. The room and the bathroom were good sized and clean, but the furnishings and decor were very plain. It was freshly painted and the bathroom had a new floor and new modern corner shower stall. The furniture in the room was old (desk, chairs, bed and bedside stands), but upholstery on the chairs was newer. The desk had four drawers and there was an open clothes rack for hanging clothes. There was not much counter space in the bathroom. The room did not have air conditioning, but we didn't need it as the windows opened and a fan was provided. One step outside your door and the view is magnificent, surrounded by mountains. It is very close to St. Mary Lake and Going to the Sun Road (which unfortunately was closed due to snow while we were there). There is a main building with a reception desk, gift shop and restaurant. We ate breakfast there everyday and the food was good. Across the parking lot there is a small store. There is a campground nearby, and one evening we strolled over there and listened to a ranger presentation about bears. We visited the Many Glacier and Swiftcurrent hotels while we were in the area, and decided we liked Rising Sun better than Swiftcurrent, but if money were no object we would stay at the Many Glacer next time. It is a beautiful place in a spectacular setting. However, for those on a budget, I would recommend the Rising Sun. It is not elegant, but it is adequate and the location is great.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Built in 1940, Rising Sun Motor Inn and Cabins sits adjacent to spectacular St. Mary Lake inside Glacier National Park and is surrounded by soaring mountain peaks. In addition to 72 cabins and motor inn rooms, you will find the Two Dog Flats Grill, campstore, and gift shop. Red Bus tours, boat cruises, and numerous other activities are available at this centralized location. All guestrooms at Rising Sun Motor Inn and Cabins are rustic, yet comfortable. In keeping with the era in which the rooms were built, they offer guests limited amenities and old-world style accommodations resulting in a one-of-a kind National Park lodging experience. A limited number of ADA-accessible rooms are available and are booked based on space available. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Rising Sun Motor Hotel East Glacier Park
- Rising Sun Hotel
- Rising Sun Motel