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“Nice motel near Glacier National Park”
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Vista Motel
Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in West Glacier
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 13, 2012

We stayed here for 2 nights on our visit to Glacier. It has fantastic views and the rooms are nice and clean. The staff are nice and friendly and there is a continental breakfast included. Be warned though - there is no TV and no phone in your room, although there is wifi. Given the rather spartan nature of the rooms it is not cheap but it is in a great location. I woud recommend it - it is nice not to have TV at times!

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank pacuthbertson
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Reviewed July 9, 2012

Service was okay. Room smelled of mildew, but was clean enough (could be vacuumed better). Shower was tiny and I'm not. No tv, no ac, sporadic internet. It does have location being very close to the west entrance. Overpriced!

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed July 6, 2012

Our family stayed in a family cabin at the Vista Motel. The motel is located very close to the West Glacier entrance of Glacier National Park, making this motel convenient to the park, but there really aren't many other things in West Glacier other than motels (decent groceries were difficult to find). The family cabin had a somewhat strange layout - the main room has two queen beds, and dining table. A side room had another bed. And what looks more like a hallway than anything else served as the kitchen - which was sufficient for our needs for a couple night stay, except there's not much counter space. The owner is very friendly and helpful. Railroad tracks are across the street from the motel, so that affected the sleep quality. We appreciated the benches outside in the front, and spent a decent amount of time there, even in the rain.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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1  Thank redanteater
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Reviewed September 22, 2011

Though the exterior of the motel makes you think you might find mildew in the shower and bugs on the floor, exactly the opposite is true! Our room was outfitted with a brand new, beautifully tiled bathroom, and the king room, though small, was spotless. We enjoyed a swim in the pool a day or two after the heat had been turned off getting ready to close it, and our breakfasts in the stonehouse were adequate. Staff was cordial and helpful.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank tripper4040
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Reviewed September 10, 2011

My sister and I arrived at Vista Motel just before sunset and were trying to determine if it was safe to try to drive into the park at that hour. We didn't have a reservation, but they'd had a cancellation so we had the option of staying or not. Kimberly (front desk staff) walked us through our options without trying to convince one way or another, and even called hotels inside the park to see if they had availability had we chosen to proceed! She was wonderful and extremely helpful-- even recommended a great ice cream place! The rooms were clean and spacious, beds were comfortable, and I loved the relaxed atmosphere (including the cute breakfast room/hang out space with a fabulous view). I would absolutely recommend staying here-- friendly staff, nice rooms, great atmosphere! And a big thanks to Kimberly for her outstanding customer service! We'll be back :)

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with family
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4  Thank Kate B
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Reviewed September 5, 2011

Stayed here for 4 nights on both ends of a backpacking trip in Glacier Park, it worked perfect for us! There were 5 of us in three different units. One couple had a small kitchen cabin, the rest were in regular motel rooms. The rooms were very nice, and exceptionally clean. The motel buildings are older, so there's no modern decorations, and no phones, tv's, or AC, not even a clock radio, which was perfect for me, a very nice break from the normal hustle and bustle we have to deal with. As I said the buildings are older, but everything was in proper working order and the bathroom fixtures all seem quite new!

There is a pool and barbeque patio area, and also a little breakfast room, where they offer bagels, toast, instant oatmeal, coffee and tea in the mornings.

The location is excellent! approximately a half-mile from West Glacier and only a mile or two from the park entrance.

The motel is quite near the highway and the railroad tracks are just on the other side of the highway, but there is less noise than I was expecting, but if you're a light sleeper you may want to ask for one of the units on the back side of the building.

The price was very reasonable considering the location, and it makes an excellent base location for hiking or exploring Glacier Park.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with friends
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4  Thank Matt98030
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Reviewed August 17, 2011

This is an old motel with outdated rooms and bathrooms. There is hardly room to sit on the toilets and it is next to impossible to shower in the less than 2 foot by 2 foot showers. The lodge next door, Glacier Raft Company, is much nicer. Glacier Raft Company has lodges and is also a rafting company.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with family
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1  Thank Fred L
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Additional Information about Vista Motel

Address: 12340 Highway 2 East, West Glacier, MT 59936
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Location: United States > Montana > West Glacier
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in West Glacier
Price Range: $65 - $110 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located within minutes of some of the country's most inspiring mountain scenery, our West Glacier hotel is about 1 mile from Glacier National Park. After a day in the park, relax by the fireplace in our rock room, or kick back and enjoy the sunset in our hammocks. Make our hotel in Glacier your destination for an unforgettable family vacation. At our Glacier hotel you will find everything you need to make your stay comfortable, try one of our cozy cabins, or relax in one of our hotel rooms. Bring your family and enjoy Glacier's natural beauty right from the front door of your hotel room or cabin. Our Glacier hotel is open from May 15th to September 30th every year. ... more   less 
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Vista Motel West Glacier, Montana

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