We stayed at this hotel because we had been camping the last 2 nights, it was really hot and we really wanted to use an outdoor pool. The hotels we were looking at online all had indoor pools, but low and behold, we found one and this was it. I booked online and we decided to try our chances around noon to see if a room might be ready. The lady looked at me like I was crazy, so we went to a movie. Check in is 3 pm, we came back around 3:45 and tried to check in and I was told there was nothing ready for me. We are tired, hot and exhausted. I asked if we could use the pool until it is, she said yes. We parked, got our stuff to change and went to the pool where there is nowhere to change, so I go back to the lobby and ask if there is a bathroom and she tells me there isn't, but she was nice enough to let me us the staff one. When I come out from changing, she tells me our room actually is ready and that this guy had been told our room was his, but that it isn't so here are our keys. I wasn't asked for ID or the credit card I used to check in which was a little weird. We take our keys to our room, I open the door and there is a suitcase, and I can see snacks in the room, so we immediately turn around and leave. We go back to the front desk again where the guy from that room is standing because his keys no longer work. She upgrades us to a king room at least that IS ready, so we are finally able to get into our room. The pool was alright, other than the kid who was spitting all over and the drunken idiots giving Canada a bad name who want their dog to swim although the sign specifically states no pets even allowed on the deck. We don't REALLY mind because the dog is cute and pretty short haired but everything about it was so redneck which is not the hotels fault, but it would have been nice if people were checking once in a while. These people also let their ashtray blow into the pool without a second look, so when my husband and I saw some kids coming to swim (we were out at this time), we took it upon ourselves to use the skimmer to get the crap out of the pool. I'd never stay here again but it served it's purpose.
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- Also Known As:
- Quality Inn Ponderosa Hotel Great Falls
- Quality Inn Great Falls
- Great Falls Quality Inn
- Econo Lodge Ponderosa Great Falls, Montana