So, I wanted to love this place and was set up to the second we walked in. The decor is so cozy, there are lots of cool amenities including a tea/coffee bar, flat-screen tv in the room, sauna in the room (!), comfortable king bed, and plenty of free movies, games, books, and DVDs to use during your stay. Plus, the hotel is perfectly located next to the new excellent Philipsburg Brewing Company in the heart of downtown. Dogs are even allowed in some of the rooms, a plus for us even though we didn't bring ours this trip.
So now for the negative.... I have actually waited a few days to write this just to get some perspective and not be overly angry. I need my sleep, and when I go to hotels, it is primarily for a temporary home away from home where I can relax and not be disturbed. Part of the reason I let the proprietor of the hotel convince me to upgrade to the Discovery Room (no small expense at $139) was that I was looking forward to sleeping in on the big king bed with my fiancé. Since we were in town for a reunion with friends just for a night, I knew the morning would be our only time to enjoy the room. We stayed out until 2AM catching up with our friends and got back to enjoy a quick sauna (lovely!) and crash on the glorious bed. The kitchen is situated directly next to the Discovery Room, but I figured the 8AM-9AM continental breakfast would be a quiet, simple affair with maybe a sign to respect the sleeping guests.
Not so!! At 7AM sharp, we awoke to loud banging around the kitchen that was likely the proprietor preparing breakfast. I put my earplugs in and could still hear every stir of a spoon and clanging of a dish, which only got worse when people started arriving to the kitchen. It actually felt like the kitchen was inside of our room. Instead of encouraging quiet, the owner was the loudest of all, giving tours of the hotel and striking up loud conversations with guests (passing by our room she seemed to yell, "And people are still in this one," which made me extra angry for the noise since it was clearly not for lack of knowledge that we were there and sleeping!). This noise lasted until 10AM when we had to face that we weren't getting back to sleep and got up in order to check out at 11. So total, we got 4.5 hours of sleep.
I understand that many travelers who go through there are skiers and would be getting up at 7 anyway. If this is you, you'll likely really enjoy this place. Also the loudness could have just been due to where our room was, and the other rooms might not have this problem. But getting sleep is the primary purpose of a hotel room, and it totally failed for us. Very cute hotel, but loudest experience I have ever had! It would do them well to make sure all the doors are soundproof!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the heart of Historic Philipsburg, MT The Broadway Hotel is your elegant, yet cozy, headquarters for anything you want to do in the glorious Rocky Mountains of Montana. Totally restored in 2003, The Broadway offers you modern comfort and convenience in an historic building that dates from 1890. In addition to a large guest lounge/conference center and coffee bar, you will find nine beautifully appointed rooms that range from cozy Queens, spacious Kings and large suites complete with sitting rooms. A deluxe continental breakfast is provided for guests in the main hotel. For larger family groups The Broadway Hotel offers an off site 2 Queen bedroom cottage, The Miner's Snug which is great for families or groups. We also offer a romantic off site 1 full-bedroom apartment The Granite-Hide-Away. Both of these units are self-sufficient. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Broadway Hotel Philipsburg