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Dude Rancher Lodge
Ranked #34 of 51 Hotels in Billings
Reviewed 22 July 2013

Quirky room, décor of the whole facility appealing and interesting history. Great location in the middle of town close to restaurants, Art Gallery and other facilities. For a very reasonable cost you can have breakfast in the café in the building - we'd recommend it.










for a very reasonable price we had

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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duderancher, Front Office Manager at Dude Rancher Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2013

Thank you so very much for your kind words and for taking the time to write a review! I am so glad your stay was enjoyable! We do try very hard to make our guest happy! Thank you again!!

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Reviewed 21 July 2013

We settled comfortably into the Dude Rancher. Nothing fancy, but pleasant. Enjoyed breakfast in the adjacent building, and slept well. Internet was fast. We returned a few days later and again slept well. The bath is well appointed and clean. It's close to downtown and has safe parking. Loved the free tea in the lobby!

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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duderancher, Front Office Manager at Dude Rancher Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2013

Hello and thank you so much for taking the time to write your kind review! We are so very glad to here that you enjoyed your stay with us and had a good nights sleep!

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Reviewed 17 July 2013

Friendly lodge in downtown Billings. The reception staff were extremely helpful as I was travelling solo and it was very much appreciated. Great rooms with big comfortable beds. Original features and branded carpets and quirky bathrooms. I stayed twice here before and after my trip to the TX Ranch in Montana. The breakfasts in the restauarnt were hearty, but the only thing was that the restaurant wasn't open some evenings, but it was a short walk downtown where there were plenty of restaurants. Thanks for the hospitality.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled solo
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duderancher, Front Office Manager at Dude Rancher Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2013

Thank you so much for your kind review and words! We here at the Dude are so glad to hear that you had a great stay with us! We try very hard to make sure our guest leave with smiles on there faces!!!!

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Reviewed 13 July 2013

We stayed here twice on our way to and from South Dakota. The first room had a jacuzzi tub, coffee maker and a small fridge. I really appreciated the fact that the air conditioner was on when we arrived both times as temps were near 100. The staff here is friendly and I liked the fact that there was a cafe adjoining the motel for a convenient breakfast. We also liked the hidden courtyard parking area which was really convenient for unpacking and felt by safe. The location was good with some interesting shops and restaurants nearby. We were surprised that our second room on the way back through Billings did not have a fridge - so not all rooms are equal. The price is definitely right, though.

Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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duderancher, Front Office Manager at Dude Rancher Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2013

Thank you so very much for your kind words and for taking the time to write a review! We are trying to put microwaves and mini fridges in the rooms as this will take a bit of time but we are working on it. Were so glad your stay with us was a good one!

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Reviewed 13 July 2013

I can look past a lot of things, but when we went to bed, we discovered that there was dried blood on the sheets. Totally not acceptable, under any circumstances. They gave us clean sheets when I went to the front desk, but one of those sheets was still wet from being washed, so I had to go back again and get a dry sheet. My wife and I are still shuddering 24 hours later.

Beyond the blood on the sheets, the room looked fine and everything else seemed to be in order.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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duderancher, Front Office Manager at Dude Rancher Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2013

I truly am sorry for your experience! I am not sure what was going on with the sheets or why they were even put on the bed in the first place! I did bring this up to house keeping! Please if there is any thing we can do PLEASE give us a call!!! We have someone at the front desk 24 hours a day!

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Reviewed 8 July 2013

Rustic log decor. The room was clean and the air conditioning worked great considering the temperature was 105 degrees outside. The staff was very friendly and the restaurant food was very good. The price does not include breakfast but the cost is quite lower than other hotels. Excellent location! It was great for us for our one night passing through Billings on our way to Yellowstone.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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duderancher, Front Office Manager at Dude Rancher Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2013

Thank you so much for your kind review! I am so glad you enjoyed your stay with us! Hope you had fun in Yellowstone!!!

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Reviewed 28 June 2013

We called ahead and booked a room on June 16th.... We arrived in the late evening. The front desk person was very helpful and pleasant. When we checked into our room and we were very disappointed. For the price of the room I expected it to be clean, the carpeting was filthy and had not been vacummed before we checked in. If it hadn't been so late in the day I would not have stayed there. The fabric on the chair in the room was as filthy as the carpet. The sheets and pillowcases were clean, but the room smelled stale. I was not at all comfortable staying there. To top it all of we had presented our AARP card and were told we would get the discount, however we did not receive the discount. Our fault for not looking at our bill close enough. I would not recommend this hotel or ever stay there again myself.

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  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with friends
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duderancher, Front Office Manager at Dude Rancher Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2013

I am so very sorry that your stay with us was not a good one! If there is anything we can do to make this situation better please call either myself (the front office manager) or Todd. Again I do apoligize for your unpleasent stay!

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Address: 415 N 29th St, Billings, MT 59101-1245
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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 #34 of 51 Hotels in Billings
Price Range: £54 - £63 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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 
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