We stayed here two days beginning 7/11/07. From the street the motel looked OK. However, it actually had a lot of short comings.
The rooms did not have A/C, and don't don't let anybody convince you that you don't need A/C in Glacier. Day time tempatures in West Glacier were in the high 90's, and didn't cool off to a comfortable sleeping tempature until after mid-night.
The motel was next to the highway and large trucks passing during the
night were very loud. Also, the train tracks are directly accross the
highway, and trains came by all night long. Perhaps the noise wouldn't have been so bad if the room had A/C and you could close the window.
The bed was very hard. If I slept on my side my arm that was down would go to sleep. Also, the pillows had plastic covers under the pillow cases. The plastic crinkled at the slightest movement of your head.
There was no dead-bolt lock for the door nor a safety chain latch.
There were no phones in the rooms. On the second evening of our stay I went by the office to see where the ice machine was, and the desk clerk said "you son called yesterday. Said it was not an emergency."
I wonder when or if I would have gotten the message if I hadn't gone by the office.
The shower had a heavy dark black shower curtain. When you closed the
curtain to shower there was hardly enough light to bathe by. Kind of creepy.
We killed two spiders in the room. I suspect that people leave the room door open sometimes to get cross ventillation, and the bugs come
There was no ice machine on the premises. However, if you walked accross the street to the motel gift shop they would give you a 1/2 bag of ice.
Needless to say our experience was such that we would not stay in this motel agin nor we recommend it to anyone else.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Glacier Highland is a rustic style motel in West Glacier, located across from the Amtrak train station at the West entrance to the Glacier NP, with gorgeous, sweeping mountain views. We have 33 different units with Internet access, satellite television and more. If you are looking for a quaint and high quality restaurant in West Glacier, MT that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, you will find that on site as well. We are also a hub for fuel, toiletries, clothing and essentials of all kinds, thanks to our convenience store and gas station in West Glacier, MT. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Glacier Highland Hotel West Glacier
- Glacier Highland West
- Glacier Highland Resort West Glacier, Montana