Date of stay: June 19, 2006
The place looked great on their website, but the rooms were surprisingly 1940s economy. The restroom and shower was very small, and the window tilted out over the sink. There was no air conditioner, and the heat was an electric wall heater. Aside from that, the large window looked out at an unobstructed view of the the mountains of Glacier National Park, as the motel is elevated above the highway. The room was very clean, and the bed was very comfortable. We were given one of the only rooms to have a TV, and was told that atmospherics keeps it from getting more than one station, and that only intermittently. Ours had good reception for one hour before the signal faded out.
Despite the room's shortcomings, the place is somehow charming due to the view from the window. It's a good place to economize for one night.
Would I go back? Absolutely ... but for just one night as I don't like to double back on my travels.
By the way, if you don't get to see any bears in Glacier, you can still visit the commercial "Great Bear Adventure" down the road.
- 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