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“Montana friendly accommodations and a bargain”
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Dude Rancher Lodge
Ranked #32 of 51 Hotels in Billings
Great Falls, Montana, United States
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Montana friendly accommodations and a bargain”
Reviewed 23 June 2014

In Billings, Montana's largest city, is a traditional favorite of the locals. Dude Rancher Lodge has reasonable rates for a room and a meal. A great getaway right next to downtown, the library, and entertainment.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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duderancher, Front Office Manager at Dude Rancher Lodge, responded to this review, 3 July 2014
Thank you so much for your review! We love to hear that you enjoyed your stay! Hope to see you again in the future!
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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2014 via mobile

Myself and my partner stayed here after a long flight from the uk arrived near midnight quick pick up from airport very friendly staff at hotel we stayed in room 209 view over looking building site did not bother us as we only stayed for an overnight bed and somewhere to shower not the view, the room was spotless, bathroom immaculate even had a bath which I prefer water red hot added bonus, tea/coffee facilities in room bed extremely comfortable booked taxi for us to go out of town only problem was the free toll phone to ring hotel for our taxi to pick us up, phone constantly rang but easily sorted when used mobile phone I would highly recommend we've booked in for the end of our trip, also very close to airport did have to pay for extra passenger but not a huge expense

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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duderancher, Front Office Manager at Dude Rancher Lodge, responded to this review, 3 July 2014
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! We try very hard to keep smiles on our guest faces! I will let the head house keeper know that her girls are doing an excellent job! Hopefully here soon the construction next door will be done and from what I hear they are suppose to have a little park with benches set up. That will help with the view! You guys take care and hope to see you agin in the future!
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Bisbee, Arizona
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82 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2014

A little dated but very clean, helpful staff and was one of the least expensive 3 stars on Trip Advisor. The carpet was high end with ranch brands, along with other Western appealing décor, not one of those you are afraid to walk on with bare feet. New shower casing, good linen. Room was smaller and the blower on the heat-AC unit could not be shut off but--it had character and the other patrons were not scary! I moved my car into an enclosed area inside the complex for added safety. There did seem to be a fair amount of dead beats on the street, more than I would expect --but that could be the new way of the world. I would look forward to going back because of the price and management.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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duderancher, Front Office Manager at Dude Rancher Lodge, responded to this review, 3 July 2014
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay! Our staff try really hard to make sure our guest leave here with a smile on there faces!
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Golden, Colorado
Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2014

I wanted a cheap place for a quick overnight as I passed through Billings. This hotel was the cheapest with the least terrible reviews. It is not fancy, it does not have free breakfast etc. What it did have was a bed with clean sheets, tv and a bathroom with hot water. The bathroom shower doors and slider trays were not well cleaned but the tub part was clean to have a shower. The toilet was clean and so was the sink. The walls were pretty thin so you could hear the other showers going, fortunately I never heard any other noise - inside or outside. The front desk clerks were quick and decent too. This hotel is located right downtown so when I went to grab a quick bite to eat there were a LOT of groups of people loitering about. I didn't feel very safe so I would recommend driving where you want at night even thought there are a lot of options within walking distance. There is a semi- enclosed parking area that is not obvious at first but after checking in I moved my car there. Seems a little more safe to park there.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
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duderancher, Front Office Manager at Dude Rancher Lodge, responded to this review, 3 July 2014
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! I will let the head housekeeper know about the shower doors. This information will help us in the future. Thank you again!
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Bonner Springs, Kansas
Level 6 Contributor
110 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2014

The hotel is designed with a western motif. The walls are wood paneled and the carpet is has a branding iron pattern. The room was clean and comfortable is a little small. The bed was very comfortable and our room was conveniently located on the first floor. Staff were courteous and helpful.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Larry C
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duderancher, Director of Sales at Dude Rancher Lodge, responded to this review, 27 May 2014
Thank you so much for the kind review! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and invite you to comeback again soon! We appreciate you taking the time!
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Sheridan, Wyoming
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 May 2014

We stayed here because they advertised free parking and airport transportation because Billings airport charges $8.50/day for parking. Turns out they only pay for ONE person's taxi ride to the airport and NO return trip to the hotel. We ended up paying another $6 going and $11 coming for a Yellow Taxi which took 30 minuted to pick us up. The hotel was $85 on a weeknight in April and although our entire wing was designated Non-Smoking, it smelled really strongly of an ashtray. Rooms were clean, but tiny, tiny and lots of outside and inside noises from neighbors and traffic.

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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duderancher, Director of Sales at Dude Rancher Lodge, responded to this review, 27 May 2014
Thank you for taking the time to bring these issues to our attention. I am not sure what happened with your taxi service; this is not normal and I will definitely look into it. I apologize for your room smelling of smoke; we are a non-smoking facility and do not tolerate smoking in any of the rooms. Housekeeping is working to eliminate any smoke smell that might be lingering for whatever reason. I appreciate you letting us know about these issues so we can work to improve!
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Sidney, Montana
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2014 via mobile

I can do old and outdated but not for this price. We paid $78 per night before taxes and fees. Came because they were pet friendly ($7 fee) room was small and cramped but clean. Bathroom was decent and clean. Bed was very uncomfortable. The air in the room was stuffy and stale, we tried to turn the thermostat to cool and it blew even hotter. Later in the night when we wanted heat we ended up turning it off because it kicked on and sounded like a gun shot ever 45 seconds. (I felt my husband jump in his sleep every time) No fridge or microwave, spare pillow or blanket. I would have been completely fine with this room had it been $50 or so a night, not the price I paid. Overall it was ok but wont be back.

  • Stayed March 2014
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LisaHalpin, Director of Sales at Dude Rancher Lodge, responded to this review, 20 March 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel and bringing these things to our attention. We would have been happy to have our maintenance man look at your heater for you to resolve that issue. We are also in the process of upgrading all of our rooms and would have been happy to put you in a room that has a refrigerator and microwave. We also are happy to supply extra pillow and blankets upon request. Thank you for giving us an opportunity to address your concerns!
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Property: Dude Rancher Lodge
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 #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 
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