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“Only reason to stay is the location”
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Downtowner Inn
Ranked #8 of 11 Whitefish B&B and Inns
Natick, Massachusetts
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52 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Only reason to stay is the location”
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The rooms are bare bones, thin walls, bad bedding, and completely outdated.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
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Mobile AL
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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
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Los Angeles, California
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41 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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
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Brasília
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194 reviews
92 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
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
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Kalispell
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2008

Arrived into town by Amtrak. This hotel was within walking distance of the station (21/2 blocks) and a basic type motor inn. The rate I paid was $110.00 for the night which I thought was a bit high for a basic motel room. If visiting for several nights I might stay at a higher end property but if you need a basic room for one or two nights this room will do. It was clean and comfortable but basic. It did have wireless internet access.

  • Liked — the downtown location within walking distance of the Amtrak station
  • Disliked — the room was basic and a bit overpriced
  • Stayed August 2006, travelled as a couple
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Calgary
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 October 2007

We had the opportunity to stay at the Downtowner Inn for our Canadian Thanksgiving getaway and were quite pleased with our overall experience.
The Inn was clean and comfortable and the location made it very easy to access all of the attractions that were nearby. Many decent restaurants and diners were within walking distance and allowed us to leave the vehicle at the Inn's parking lot.
The staff was friendly and courteous and the rates were certainly reasonable. My wife and I usually have only simple requirements for the places that we stay at and the Downtowner meets all of these requirements. If you're looking for a room that's clean, centrally located in Whitefish, with friendly and helpful staff, and don't want to spend a ton of cash, then this would be a good choice for you!

  • Liked — Location and proximity to attractions.
  • Stayed October 2007, travelled with friends
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1 Thank duckrider998
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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 nightlife 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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Downtowner Inn Whitefish, Montana

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