We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Away from train and highway noise”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Dude Rancher Lodge

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 7 more sites!
Dude Rancher Lodge
Ranked #32 of 51 Hotels in Billings
Ferintosh, Alberta
Level Contributor
16 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Away from train and highway noise”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2012

So many reviewers of Billings hotels complain about the noise from the highway and the trains. If that's a concern, then this downtown hotel is a good alternative. Our room was on the main floor, right next to the office. There was a wee bit of noise from conversations outside, and we could hear people walking up the stairs. It didn't bother us, but a room farther from the office would be better if you're bothered by other people's noise. The staff were very friendly. We were able to walk to restaurant, grocery and drug stores. My only complaint is that while black fridge and microwave are fashionable and more discreet than white, they're difficult for us older folks to operate in poor lighting.

Room Tip: The room closest to the office will have noise from the stairs and from people entering and leaving...
See more room tips
  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank twobirdnuts
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

271 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    61
    88
    56
    44
    22
See reviews for
66
75
35
33
Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (58)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Level Contributor
34 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2011

I like to stay in this historic hotel. I love the western appointments. Friendly staff.

  • Stayed September 2011
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
4 Thank beejaymc
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
32 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2011

Good location situated in town with on site parking and within easy walking distance of downtown,Staff where very good hotel was OK maybe a bit dated but quite comfortable, Great old fashion lounge with open log fire
Would stay again and have no problem recomending

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
4 Thank johngwyn_10
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
mjlyonspogue, Director of Sales at Dude Rancher Lodge, responded to this review, 11 October 2011
Thank you for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. Glad your stay was comfortable and that you were pleased with our staff. We hope to see you again, perhaps during the winter when we have the fire burning!

MJ
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Manitou Springs, Colorado
Level Contributor
142 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2011

The Dude is a simple and decent hotel/motel. The staff is very friendly, free WiFi and cable in room. No fridge or microwave but small coffee maker is included. No frills and appropriately priced.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Dogperson17
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
mjlyonspogue, Director of Sales at Dude Rancher Lodge, responded to this review, 26 September 2011
Thanks for taking time to post a review. We hope to see you again! If you would like a micro/fridge, please request one when reserving your room, as over half of our rooms DO have them!
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Oregon,WI
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2011

My wife and I stayed here while visiting a friend in Billings. The downtown location was great,and it was just over half the price of the top rated hotels in town. Room was adequate for our needs,and we slept well in the bed. I thought the coffee in the lobby was very good,contrary to some other reviews. We made some side trips,and the lady at the front desk was very helpful in planning our routes for maximum scenery. All in all it was a nice alternative to the chain hotels we used for the rest of our trip,and we won't hesitate to stay here again!

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Stu122208
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
mjlyonspogue, Director of Sales at Dude Rancher Lodge, responded to this review, 22 September 2011
We're so glad that you had a pleasant stay! I will share your comments regarding our Front Desk with them! They are all certified "Billings Ambassadors" and know just where to direct you depending on your interests. Glad you like our coffee! We use whole bean and grind it "fresh per pot". We hope to see you again!

MJ
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Brownsville, WI
Level Contributor
62 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2011

The room was fine, a little dull but o.k. Good location to downtown restaurants etc. The breakfast at their restaurant was so, so. Not many healthy choices. The coffee was very weak!! Coffee needs to be upgraded as this is a very important factor for many travelers.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank dleigl
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
mjlyonspogue, Director of Sales at Dude Rancher Lodge, responded to this review, 16 September 2011
Thanks so much for posting a review! Gosh, I'm sorry you found the room to be a little dull! Our food in the restaurant is so good! Healthy choices?? Hmmm - maybe not so much! Biscuits and Gravy, Steak & Eggs, Pancakes, oh but hey, we have Oatmeal! At any rate, thank you again for writing and we hope you come back to see us!
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Wichita, Kansas
Level Contributor
31 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2011

I stayed here with my husband and two children on our last night of vacation before we flew out. The location was great. The price was fantastic. The staff was helpful about restaurants and also when I asked to change rooms. The rooms were OK. I changed rooms because it had a jacuzzi tub with jets that were very moldy and I had to give my small children a bath in it. The room was generally clean and the bed was pretty comfortable. We received our wake up call promptly as requested. The bedspread was pretty horrible with a LARGE brown stain in the middle of the bedspread and lots of stains on the other side. I'm sure it had been washed and was just a stain, but was pretty disgusting. I just took them off and put them in the corner of the room. The sheets were very clean though. The room was fine for us and great on the budget. If it weren't for the jacuzzi tub and the bed spread I would give it a higher rating. I was in room 107 with the red sink and moved to room 105 with the green sink which had cleaner jacuzzi jets.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank jenniaj
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
mjlyonspogue, Director of Sales at Dude Rancher Lodge, responded to this review, 6 September 2011
Thank you so much for taking time to post this review. And a BIG thank you for listing your room numbers so that we could personally inspect your rooms. We have given a copy of this to our housekeeping department (regarding the jets and the stain on the spread). You're right, it was an old stain that did not come out but it DOES look disgusting! It has been replaced! We're glad you liked the location and found our rates reasonable. We hope to see you again!
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Billings hotels
0.2 mi away
Home2 Suites by Hilton Billings
0.3 mi away
Riversage Billings Inn
Riversage Billings Inn
#20 of 51 in Billings
4.0 of 5 bubbles 202 reviews
0.3 mi away
Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Billings
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.3 mi away
Northern Hotel
Northern Hotel
#8 of 51 in Billings
4.5 of 5 bubbles 382 reviews
0.6 mi away
Hilltop Inn by Riversage
Hilltop Inn by Riversage
#28 of 51 in Billings
4.0 of 5 bubbles 116 reviews
2.4 mi away
Ledgestone Hotel Billings
Ledgestone Hotel Billings
#6 of 51 in Billings
4.5 of 5 bubbles 186 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Dude Rancher Lodge? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Dude Rancher Lodge

Property: Dude Rancher Lodge
Address: 415 North 29th Street, Billings, MT 59101
Phone Number:
Region: United States > Montana > Billings
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #32 of 51 Hotels in Billings
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Dude Rancher Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 56
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Dude Rancher Lodge is an historic downtown Billings hotel. We are proud to be listed in the National Register of Historic Places, which is America’s official list of important properties that provide a valuable link to the past and have been deemed worthy of preservation. Built in 1949, our hotel near downtown Billings is a rustic ranch that features weeping brick mortar and full-length porches. Our interior is designed with knotty pine paneling, custom-built western-style furnishings, decorative lampshades and carpeting that is adorned with the brands of local ranchers who originally invested in the property. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Booking.com, Travel Republic (UK), TravelClick, Traveltool, S.L.U., Evoline ltd and HotelQuickly so you can book your Dude Rancher Lodge reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Dude Rancher Hotel Billings
Dude Rancher Lodge Billings, Montana

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing