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“Down and out in the Downtowner Inn” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Downtowner Inn
Ranked #8 of 11 Whitefish B&B and Inns
Channel Islands
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56 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Down and out in the Downtowner Inn”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2011

So we booked ahead for our trip. Could not find anywhere in Glacier NP to stay. So we booked in here after reading that some folks complained about noise and that it is popular with bikers. So I will cut to the chase.
On the plus side - there is parking if you early enough, it is downtown and near all the restaurants and shops, has free internet. Wrap n Roll is next door and a great place to eat. The Inn also does n bagel bar and has a hot tub. The bagles are mediocre small with some general spreads thrown in. Hardly worth the effort, but we had it cuz it was free.
The rooms were clean, towels changed daily but not the linen. Some of the beds have plastic coverings and boy can you sweat!! You wake up and feel like you are sleeping in the desert. Lucky there is an airconditioning system. We did not have any problems with noise. But on the 3rd night a whole crowd of bikers pulled in and boy was the noise unbelievable untill the early hours of the morning and I am talking 03h00AM. I was prepared to lower my standards and put up with the rooms not being up to date and the decor being a bit tacky. The staff were friendly - I have no complaints there. But I felt that they could have done something about the noise level. We had people drinking beer and shouting profanity until 3 in the morning and it was awfull. It may be the only place downtown, but for me having an uncomfortable bed and a noise level like that was a bit of a deal breaker and really ruined my stay here, I was prepared for some traffic noise, but not these people having a party to this level. So stay here at your own risk - if you lucky you would not experience our problems. Moderatly priced, but you can sleep on the sidewalk for free and this was like sleeping on the sidewalk! We should have said something to the owner, but when the morning came we were already awake since 3 and hardly slept, all we wanted to do was leave, and so we did.

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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Jinxi
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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Saskatoon, SK
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27 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2011

Stayed in mid June. $87 for 2 queen sized beds. Very basic room but the location can't be beat. Walking distance to all the downtown shops and eateries.

Nice hot tub outside on 3rd floor deck adds to the experience.

If you are looking for high end, stay at one of the chain hotels.

  • Stayed June 2011
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank PrairiePat
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Natick, Massachusetts
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52 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2010

The rooms are bare bones, thin walls, bad bedding, and completely outdated. The problem is there isn't any other option where you can walk to everything in Whitefish. For that reason we stayed there, but would probably take a cab from a better hotel next time.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with friends
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ddrenik
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Mobile AL
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2010

We found it to be clean, but in bad need of some updating. It was also walking distance to all the shopping and resturants in Whitefish. The breakfast was the standard continental breakfast. We did have a problem with someone playing very, very loud music from the time we checked in at 3 PM until 10 PM that night. We had been up since 2:45 AM to catch a flight and were ready for some rest. We did not complain until around 9 PM and it took 3 calls to the front desk to get the music turned down. On the 3rd call, it was gettig close to 10 PM when they finally did something about the noise. It would also help if they had an area to sit outside. I think the hotel is okay, but not worth what we paid.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank speteachmr
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Los Angeles, California
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41 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2010

Was staying here on the last night of 10 days in Montana trip. Was designed as a post hiking in Glacier NP respite to organize our packs and bags for the plane home, clean up and shower, and rest up for night before heading back to city life.

I wouldn't say the room was dirty, but it didn't really feel clean either. The shower was VERY spotty with its hot and cold water, whicha fter a long time hiking, etc is the last thing you want when trying to clean up. The bed was ok. Nothign special. The sheets seeemed clean, but the bedspread had me worried. Our room was close to the street on ground floor and what had me very worried was the door lock. We only had a swivel bolt lock on the door and nothing else. The lock did not seem very sturdy and felt the room could easily be broken into while we werre there so we moved all our stuff once organized into our car for the night.

The room was spacious though. Very close to downtown Whtiefish, which is great if you want to goto the bars and walk home w/out worrying about driving.

In the end though we checked out early and never slept the night. The dirt was a factor as was the shower, the door lock had me super nervous too, and in the end the power went out in the whole city that night. Afer camping in bear country, this was not aw ay to spend a night. The power gave us a chance to leave and thankfully the front desk was accomodating and told us they would not charge us for the night's stay and let us out.

Stay here if you have low standards - despite the price - and really want to be in/near Whitefish. Its not bad persay, but its not good.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank sambieni
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Brasília
Level Contributor
194 reviews
92 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2010

The hotel has a good location to visit the Glacier National Park and is clean, but pretty basic. But I got a room which curtain was almost not enough to cover the window. The breakfast is poor and the parking is a little confuse (the premises are shared with other firms). It has free wireless internet

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Averbuch
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Kalispell
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2009

A group of friends and I stayed at the Downtowner Inn in October. It was a great location to the downtown scene. The staff was friendly. The property is a little older but it has a unique vibe to it. You can tell the owners have put some time into making it a nice place to stay.

  • Stayed October 2008, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank FlirtyHalloweenGal
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Additional Information about Downtowner Inn

Property: Downtowner Inn
Address: 224 Spokane Ave, Whitefish, MT 59937-2652
Region: United States > Montana > Whitefish
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Whitefish
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Downtowner Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Downtowner Inn is the only accommodation in the heart of Beautiful Downtown Whitefish, MT.If you are arriving by Amtrak we are only two blocks from the Train Depot. Shopping, dining, and night life are only a short stroll away. Come visit us in the winter for skiing and snowboarding at Whitefish Mountain Resort and in the summer for rafting, boating, hiking in Glacier National Park. ... more   less 
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