It looks like a standard, perhaps flea-bitten '40s or '50s roadside motel from the outside, but it's not. Our room had a new bathroom and comfortable bed and furnishings. It was squeaky-clean. The mom and daughter who manage it are very helpful. There was complete quiet at night from other guests, and the Rte. 2 traffic didn't disturb at all. I was nuts about the huckleberry fresh-baked muffins in the morning and the coffee was great. Why not a "5" rating? BNSF tracks run along the other side of the highway and unfortunately there are grade crossings nearby that require whistle-blowing. It's a busy track. All of West Glacier suffers from this local feature to some extent as nothing is far from the tracks. Just "know before you go" so you are surprised. The Vista is a great jumping off point for heading into Glacier NP. WiFi is available in the sitting area, but not in the rooms. Fine with me, it was pretty fast. We're glad we stayed at the Vista.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located within minutes of some of the country's most inspiring mountain scenery, our West Glacier hotel is about 1 mile from Glacier National Park. After a day in the park, relax by the fireplace in our rock room, or kick back and enjoy the sunset in our hammocks. Make our hotel in Glacier your destination for an unforgettable family vacation. At our Glacier hotel you will find everything you need to make your stay comfortable, try one of our cozy cabins, or relax in one of our hotel rooms. Bring your family and enjoy Glacier's natural beauty right from the front door of your hotel room or cabin. Our Glacier hotel is open from May 15th to September 30th every year. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Vista Hotel West Glacier
- Vista Motel West Glacier, Montana