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Review of Bayview Inn

Bayview Inn
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Bayview Inn
Ranked #4 of 4 Hotels in Polson
francis
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“rather sleep in car”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2013

not working, blinds, fridge, microwave. disgusting, carpet not vacumned, smell of urine in room. dog in room next door charged at me, smoking employees outside room. mattress was horrible, had to put towels on bed to stop getting poked, pillows smelled, raw smell of bleach to hide odors

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank exfirefighter1950
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Denver, Colorado
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2013

We have stayed at Bayview Inn quite a few times...averaging once every two years, for family reunion. Our stays usually last a week or so. They always give us good rates, and the front desk people are very friendly. It is a bit old and dated, but all we need is a comfortable place to sleep after long days with the family. The fridge and microwave are great for reheating picnic leftovers from the days activities, and the full size coffee pot greets us every morning while we take in the beautiful view of the lake. The housekeeping staff knocks on our door to make sure they restock what we need, and if she hasn't been to you yet you can grab her on the way out and let her know if you need extra towels or anything. We will always stay here when we come to Polson as we know we will be taken care of. Thank you Bayview Inn.

Room Tip: The 2nd floor rooms have great views!
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank DPsMama
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Columbus, Ohio
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19 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2012

The beautiful view of Flathead Lake is the only reason I am even giving this place 2 stars. I stayed here recently on a business trip (only because the Best Western up the road was booked solid). Let me preface my review by saying that I knew this was a budget hotel (thus my expectations were pretty low already) and I am a pretty easy person to please (see my past reviews for evidence of this). However, I have never had a more unpleasant experience at a hotel before.

The first thing I noticed was that my room smelled awful. Secondly, the carpet had clearly not even been given a 30 second once-over with a vaccuum. There were crumbs and smashed macaroni and cheese all over the place by the table. Third, the housekeeping staff couldn't even take the time to straighten the lamp shades, they were almost comically crooked.

But most importantly, THE SHEETS ON THE BEDS HAD NOT EVEN BEEN CHANGED! I turned down the cover of both beds and both sets of sheets were covered with crumbs, body hair and god knows what else. Not only had the sheets not been washed, the staff hadn't even bothered to take them off the bed. I notified the front desk and they changed the sheets and pillow cases while was out to dinner. The woman at the front desk was very nice, but after reading some other reviews on this hotel I don't think this was an isolated incident. I was traveling with a co-worker and their room was the exact same story.

I don't expect much from a budget hotel (this room was over one hundred dollars, on a weeknight no less, so I'm not even sure I can call it that), just be reasonably clean and I am happy. Skip this gross hotel.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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4 Thank ColumbusBuckeye
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PNW
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170 reviews
128 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2012

Very nice people to stay with. Nice view of lake and mountains. Clean enough with comfortable beds. It is an older motel that shows some wear but in this price range it is a good value for the area.

Room Tip: I like the ones on the second level for the view.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank RLB_28
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Utah
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44 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2010

I knew going in this was a budget motel and for the most part, all I need is a clean room and a decent bed. The moment we opened the door to the room, the very strong smell of cigarette smoke hit us even though the room was a non-smoking room. My guess is, that all of the non-smoking rooms were just as bad. The carpet was in poor shape, there were cobwebs on the bathroom light fixtures and a dead spider on the bathroom wall.
The continental breakfast wasn't that great and the office/breakfast area was very small, which meant we had to take our breakfast back to the room.
About the only good thing at the motel was the view of the lake across the street. I certainly won't be staying here next time I come through Polson.

  • Stayed July 2010
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank bscrowt
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Minnesota
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34 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2009

We had a great time at this hotel. The people were very friendly and helpful. Enjoyed looking across the lake. What a beautiful area.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ontheroadagain053
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Washington
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2009

My daughter and I stayed at this motel and although the view of the lake is
really terrific, the room was filthy. The maid did not clean our room, make the beds, bring clean towels, etc. on day 2 of our stay. When I called the front desk to inform them that our beds were unmade and we had no clean towels, I was told to come to the front desk and get my own towels. There was whisker remnants on the bathroom faucet where it appears multiple people had shaved and the shavings fell into the broken faucet handle, the toilet was dirty, the carpet was disgusting. I called around all over town but could not find another hotel with a vacancy. I complained to the front desk which was totally ineffective. The last day of our stay there, as we were leaving, I saw the maid sitting on one of the beds in the room next door, drink a soda and watching TV. I wonder why our room wasn't cleaned for 2 days straight? I called the company that owns Bayview Inn and was treated exactly how I thought that I would be.......rudely and ineffectively. I was told that if I was so unhappy, I should have gotten a room in another hotel. When I told the "mediator" that there wasn't another vacancy in a 20 mile radius, she didn't care at all. The Bayview Inn is grossly filthy, stinks and you'll be making your own beds(PS. bring your own clean towels because you aren't getting any there).

  • Stayed July 2008, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
7 Thank mebythesea79
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Property: Bayview Inn
Address: 914 US Highway 93 E, Polson, MT 59860-7013
Location: United States > Montana > Polson
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 4 Hotels in Polson
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Bayview Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 25

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