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Econo Lodge Ponderosa
Ranked #22 of 29 Hotels in Great Falls
Port Orchard, Washington
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Very nice and service beyond the call of duty!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2014

The room and food was great had protien. I had a problem with my cell phone. The lady that signed us in loan me her personal cell phone to make my call. Gave us a room on the frist floor because I had had hurt my
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  • Stayed May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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San Antonio, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2014

This was our first stop on our move to Alaska. We were towing a boat, have 2 kids and 2 dogs. We booked the room because they would accept our animals and were told they had "bus parking." The hotel is in downtown Great Falls, parking was in a garage, definitely not conducive with a boat. The room was nice, with a comfortable bed. The area around the hotel was iffy, in my opinion. Overall, not bad. If you're traveling with pets, it's one of the nicer places to stay. If you're towing anything, I'd stay somewhere else.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2014

The beds were comfortable & the TV worked, and breakfast was OK but not great. It was very dirty, the carpets were stained & dirty, dirty walls, chairs etc. We were on the bottom floor near two outside doors that didn't close properly and were left open, therefore security was an issue as the hotel is located downtown. There was pot smoke wafting down the hallway.
We stayed in Quality Inns in Casper & Billings that were much better so were expecting the same type of cleanliness & services, that is why we booked the hotel ahead of time. These hotels need consistency across the board so customers know what they will be getting. It's a very old hotel & hasn't had much renovation.. Very disappointed.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank P P
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2013

Located in the older part of the downtown area very close to the Greyhound bus station. Reception was efficient and pleasant. Booked through Hotels.com. Was given a Parking "permit" for the underground car park right on site. Also 2 vouchers for breakfast in the on site restaurant. The climb up the rather dingy concrete stairs to our room wasn't the most welcoming of introductions to the rooms. the room itself was OK. good size bed and clean, it wasn't however that comfortable and seemed to sag in the middle. Bathroom was older but serviceable. Breakfast was the restaurants "Lite Breakfast" which consisted of 2 eggs, 2 rashers of bacon and toast plus Coffee or tea. Very good value to be included in the room price of $64. We noticed it also had a =n outside swimming pool and terrace which obviously would only be available in the summer.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Columbus, Ohio, United States
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35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2013 via mobile

This hotel is fine for what it is, an older place located in the heart of the historic district in Great falls, Montana. The lobby is comfortable, as are the rooms and the WiFi strength in my room was great. Others in our troupe said they could not access it at all from their rooms. The beds were comfortable and the bathrooms roomy, although the shower heads create more of a mist than a spray.

Stayed December 2013, travelled on business
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Kalispell, Montana
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28 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2013

This is an older Quality Inn, part of historic downtown Great Falls, but some updates have been done like decent linens and flat screen tvs.

I stayed in a king room which had double sinks and toilet and shower in the same space with a door for privacy, there was plenty of hot water, full cable TV lineup, fridge/microwave, and a cozy bed. There is a swimming pool and outside area with table and chairs for lounging during the summers months. Also attached to the building is the Tap House Grill where you get vouchers for a free breakfast off a limited menu. It's nice to be able to sit down in a real restaurant as opposed to continental breakfast. There is also a bar adjoining the building which may be convenient if you want a drink within walking distance. Also a parking garage is available and offers secure parking for all customers.

The staff was friendly, though could have been a bit more professional, and they accommodated a room change to a quieter and cooler room. Only drawbacks were the older A/C and heating units...they can be a little noisy. Also, housekeeping could step it up a notch and do some dusting and be a little more thorough overall with cleaning. Also WiFi signal isn't the best; or at least it wasn't on the 3rd floor. Maybe one closer to the ground floor would be better?!

I usually stay at the Holiday Inn or Best Western but both were booked hence why I stayed here. Though hesitant, for fear of the unknown, I booked this hotel. Overall accommodations were clean and comfy and I would stay here again.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank bean406
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Pensacola, Florida
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188 reviews
78 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2013

This is an older Quality Inn. Not bad by any means. The carpet and decor was fine especially for the price.

We were in a suite. This was a nice large room and much more than we expected. The bathroom was clean. The shower nice and hot. Flat screen tv with a good variety of channels. The bed slept great.

My only complaint and one management needs to take care of is housekeeping. The sheets, towels and carpet were clean. I always no matter where I stay take Clorox wipes and clean remotes and anything else that I am going to touch. The nightstands had rings where drinks had been placed on the table. This was visible without looking for it. The table which was located by the tv was disgusting. Your housekeeping person obviously never wipes the furniture off.

This needs to be addressed. I would suggest the manager spot check several rooms a day for cleanliness. Housekeeping might care if the management cared.

I would stay here again. It wasn't bad but, dust and such should not be an issue. This motel could have got at least a four from me if not for this.

The breakfast next door was good. I had french toast and bacon. I am not sure what others expect from a free breakfast but I was happy with mine.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Lisa W
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Property: Econo Lodge Ponderosa
Address: 220 Central Avenue, Great Falls, MT 59401 (Formerly Quality Inn Ponderosa)
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Region: United States > Montana > Great Falls
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #22 of 29 Hotels in Great Falls
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Econo Lodge Ponderosa 2*
Number of rooms: 105
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Also Known As:
Quality Inn Ponderosa Hotel Great Falls
Quality Inn Great Falls
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Econo Lodge Ponderosa Great Falls, Montana

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