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O'Haire Motor Inn
Ranked #12 of 29 Hotels in Great Falls
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Eindhoven
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“This is a fun and good hotel!”
Reviewed September 9, 2011

We loved staying here.
Our room was big and had a free rubber duck!
They have a bar where you can eat and drink. There are mermainds in the pool witch you can see from the bar. Unfortunatly we where there on sundag and the mermaids have there day of on sunday.
But still a good bar.
There is also a restaurant with very good food and service!
You'll probably love it to!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Great Falls, Montana
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Reviewed August 20, 2011

I had a every extended stay (3 1/2 months to be exact), so needless to say I got to know the staff very well. ALL WONDERFUL PEOPLE!! They became my second family in my home away from home. The food is amazing! Breakfast, lunch, and dinner! You'll be pleasantly surprised, bring your appetite. My company eventually transfered me to Great Falls and I still stop in at the very least once a week for lunch and dinner. The lounge, (Tiki Bar theme) is my favorite. Fun, friendly service and caring people. Even if you're not staying at the hotel, you have to check out the world famous Sip 'n Dip, not just for the mermaids, but seeing Piano Pat play is an experience all in itself!

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled on business
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed July 30, 2011

Stayed at O'Haire Motor Inn on our way to Glacier National Park. We took a walk downtown about 6pm and were approached two different times by people asking for money. Did not have a safe feeling and would avoid area - except in main busy part of the day. Hotel is ok , showing its age but the mermaid show is fun.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
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3 Thank 60097Mary
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ohairemanager, General Manager at O'Haire Motor Inn, responded to this review, August 11, 2011
Thank you for your feedback on our property. I have forwarded your review to our local authorities and downtown association for their information. Panhandling is a new problem to us in Great Falls and it needs to be addressed by the authorities. Please know that our hotel is a very safe place to stay. Again, thank you for your feedback and we hope that you'll give Great Falls another try in the future.
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the villages, Florida, USA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed July 11, 2011

Price and location are right. However, mermaids swim Tuesday - Saturday only. Monday night was amateur night but no swimmers showed up... Construction is 1960's bomb shelter - prestressed concrete beams. Parking and pool are on second floor which speaks to the strength of the building. This must be the place the engineers who built the Titan missle silos stayed back then. Very clean, well kept (preserved) and friendly but scenic views of nearby parking lots only. Downtown is sloooow in the evenings but a river park is just a few blocks away for a nice stroll.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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sheffield england
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed June 23, 2011

This hotel is very definitely unusual - it has mermaids and an 85 (ish) year old piano player. Nevertheless it was great fun and make such a refreshing change from the usual 'chain' hotels. The location is downtown which is convenient if you want to look for somewhere to eat but we used the Restaurant attached which is very very good. We had a really good evening meal and breakfast in there. The hotel at a guess was in its time a traditional old fashioned motor in where travelling salesman stayed, possibly dating from the 50's or 60's going on the buildng style but this all added to its charm. As for the sip'n'dip lounge well what can I say, never been anywhere like that before. The hotel pool has a glass wall opening onto the bar and in this they have a young lady, with little clothing except a bikini top and 'mermaid tail' swimming around. She's very good too, extremely athletic and a brilliant underwater swimmer. Then came Pat the piano player, I don't know how long she's played in there but has to be some time. It was brilliant I can't remember when we had such a laugh. The staff were all very pleasant and helpful, staying here made a really fun interval in a very long trip from Yellowstone to Banff. And - to top it all, you get a little yellow plastic duck to take with you wherever you go, take photos of in iconic places, and upload them to the website. So the little duck is in for some fun photos in the next few months when we take him to Europe.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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5 Thank theoldgits
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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80 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed May 2, 2011

This hotel is fine, but the real attraction is the bar--the Sip-N-Dip, featuring two young mermaids who spend hours in the pool, which has two windows facing into the bar. The theme is Tiki bar, and to top it off, the music is sensational--Pat has been playing the piano/organ and singing there for over forty years. She's priceless. The drinks aren't huge, but they are very affordable. Stay in the hotel so when you call it quits, you can walk down the hall to your room. There is nothing else like this. And it's in Great Falls, of all places. I can't recommend it highly enough.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled solo
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Lethbridge, Canada
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53 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed March 4, 2011

Stayed overnight for a flight to Las Vegas. Friendly service, clean rooms. Was Sunday so we did not get to enjoy the mermaid and bar entertainment. Secure parking inside. Would stay here again. Came highly recommended and would recommend to others. Duck is very photogenic and travels well.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with family
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4 Thank JimmyBrules
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Property: O'Haire Motor Inn
Address: 17 7th St S, Great Falls, MT 59401-3692
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Location: United States > Montana > Great Falls
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#9 Romantic Hotel in Great Falls
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — O'Haire Motor Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 72
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in beautiful and historic downtown Great Falls. Within walking distance of shopping, dining and the Charlie Russell museum. Home of the famous Sip 'n Dip Lounge and mermaids. Offering you the kind of western hospitality you expect to find in Montana. ... more   less 
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