What you need to know about this hotel is that it is a very basic, no-frills building. It's not bad, just not as great as I expected after seeing so many glowing reviews. We had a 20 minute wait to check in when we arrived, because the desk clerk was not around. I found out later she was "delivering room service" and as the only staff member she had to leave her post. There is no pool, and there are no other perks. The hotel staff is very clear that the no-frills approach is how the hotel stays so affordable.
Location was a bit difficult to find. We drove by a lot of other hotels before arriving at this one, which is a bit off the beaten track. The hotel is located directly beside a hospital. Its location and affordable prices make it a natural choice for hospital patients receiving outpatient care. That gives a certain ambiance to the place - plenty of opportunity to overhear intense discussions about insulin and bloodwork, etc.
Rooms are basic - large, old-style television, basic bedspreads, no in-room coffee or other perks you'd find in more upscale hotels. Parking is onsite in an outdoor lot, and there's a weathered-looking paper on the front desk warning guests that there has been a rash of vehicle break-ins in the area lately (but with no date, it's hard to know how recent that is.)
Rooms may be basic, but we slept comfortably enough, and the price was right. We used this as a stopover on a lengthy road trip. If you're looking for more of a vacation spot, this probably isn't the hotel for you.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hilltop Inn by Riversage, Clean, Quiet, Friendly, Situated next to St. Vincent Healthcare, Close to Downtown, Shopping, Restaurants and Entertainment, Free Breakfast, Pet Friendly, Affordable Lodging, Free Wi-Fi, In-room Microwaves & Refrigerators, Irons & Board, Hair Driers, Individually controlled HVAC, Completely Non-Smoking Facility, Just 5 minutes from airport, Room service meals available from the hospital, delivered to the patient's hotel room, for a charge. Less than 5 minutes from the airport. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hilltop Hotel Billings
- Hilltop Inn By Riversage Billings, Montana