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Village Inn At Apgar
Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in West Glacier
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Boston, Massachusetts
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“Room with a view!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2012

I feel like an introductory statement is needed for this review. If you visit the national parks and stay within the parks, I recommend firmly remaining in "vacation mode" and easing up on being overly critical of the park-run accommodations, which, at times, is not hard to do. Or, put another way, I would probably be much more critical of a hotel on a business trip than I would be within a national park. So, that said, we loved the Village Inn at Apgar. A bit rustic? Check. Slowly working shower (more prevalent on 2nd floor rooms I'm told) that didn't really seem to spit out as much hot water as I would have liked? Check. Not necessarily the greatest value in the history of hotel accommodations? Check. But the most spectacular views of any hotel I've stayed at in recent years? Double check. So you overlook the quirks for the fun of being at Glacier National Park and staying at a place that has every bit as great a view as the Many Glacier Hotel (in my humble opinion). We found that, in two days, the majestic Lake McDonald and mountains behind it took on so many different looks that I found myself snapping pictures in the morning before leaving for the day and in the evening before turning in. Just spectacular. I'll mention also that the front desk employees were hugely helpful in discussing hikes, driving through the park, etc. And the little village of Apgar is great. Everything you could need within walking distance. Fun for the kids - ice cream, etc. A great setting. All in all, loved it here...would return in a heartbeat!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2012

Room was very basic but well maintained. The ice maker next door was too noisy. The view is AMAZING. Service was very good. Attendant helped me plan hikes and overall was very helpful. There is a restaurant next door but didn't get to try it.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2012

We found the room to be clean, functional and well-equipped but dated. Mattress not very comfortable, kept rolling to the middle. The view is phenomenal. Staff very polite and helpful. Convenience store, coffee shop, restaurant as well as some tour options less than a block away. Patio right outside your door with Adirondack chairs and a beautiful view of Lake McDonald. Will definitely stay here again. The dated room is outweighed by the spectacular view. No WIFI or TV but didn't miss it.

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Glacier Park In... M, Manager at Village Inn At Apgar, responded to this review, September 12, 2012
We love your pictures showing your room and the view!. Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback regarding your recent stay at the Village Inn at Apgar. We do hope that you will find an opportunity to stay with us again sometime in the future and we would look forward to having you stay at any one of our locations.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2012

Stayed here for one night on late August 2012. Had a room on the first floor; was not too noisy as noted by others. The view is spectacular. Enjoyed relaxing in the Adirondack chairs soaking in the sounds, colors, and textures. It is very peaceful. The Apgar area is more mellow than the East side of the park. Nice starting point if flying in to Kalispell. Great location for Avalanche Lake hike. I wish we had stayed here more than 1 night. Would go back in a minute!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2012

Stayed here three nights the first week in August. Originally, I booked a cabin at Apgar Village Lodge, near Lake McDonald, but once I discovered that the Village Inn was actually on the Lake, I cancelled the cabin and reserved a room in the Village Inn. Be very careful and understand that there is a difference between the two. And both are on the southern end of Lake McDonald. My wife and I travel with another couple so we chose a 2 bedroom unit, which was plenty big enough. The room was clean and comfortable. You could actually sleep up to 6 people with room for 2 on the sofa sleeper. The view from the window of the room and the balcony, outside of the room was breath taking. The bathroom was top notch - the shower always had good water pressure and plenty of hot water. The village has a restaurant, gift shops, camp store and a wonderful Ice Cream stand. Try the Mouse Tracks; it the best (and hard to find anywhere else)!

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Severn, Maryland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2012

The view from this hotel is beautiful; however, be prepared for very small rooms. We had a room with twin beds and my husband, who is claustrophic, had a very hard time. The room was clean and had everything you need but just be prepared for the size. Dinner at Eddie's was so so but breakfast was great. While the walls are thin everyone seemed to turn-in by 10:00 pm.

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Glacier Park In... M, Manager at Village Inn At Apgar, responded to this review, September 5, 2012
Thank you again for your feedback, we truly appreciate knowing about our guest's experiences so we can celebrate our successes and address our challenges to better serve you in the future.
We look forward to your return when you are in the area again.
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El Portal, Ca
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2012

This was a great place to stay for the view. Our room was on the second floor and faced the lake. What a view. Couldn't ask for a more beautiful view anytime of the day or night. Great place to just relax and take in the view. The water is so clear you can see the beautiful blue and red rock native to the area.

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Property: Village Inn At Apgar
Address: Lake McDonald, West Glacier, MT 59921
Location: United States > Montana > West Glacier
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in West Glacier
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Village Inn At Apgar 2*
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Built in 1956, the Village Inn at Apgar is located on the shores of Lake McDonald. This quaint 36 room motor inn offers stunning views from every room of Lake McDonald and the mountain panorama forming the Crown of the Continent. One-bedroom kitchenettes are available, as well as one- and two-bedroom units that can accommodate up to six people. One-bedroom kitchenette rooms are located on the 1st floor and are equipped with basic utensils, refrigerator, stove, microwave, and coffee maker. One-bedroom units are located on both floors and can accommodate a maximum of two people. All rooms are rustic yet comfortable with double and/or twin beds and a private bathroom. Second story rooms are accessed via stairs only and all rooms have an incredible lake view. A limited number of ADA-accessible rooms are available and are booked based on space available ... more   less 
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