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“nice historic hotel” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Belton Chalet
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in West Glacier
Certificate of Excellence
St. Petersburg, United States
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10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“nice historic hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2014

arrived on Saturday evening in the rain, a wedding was in progress and parking was a little difficult, but the front desk manager had saved us a space(we were last guests to arrive). We had a balcony queen room that was immaculate,very small compared to modern standards, but bed was comfy and linens were nice. Public areas of the chalet were cosy and grounds were lovely. Beverage station and ice located in lowest level and no elevators between the 3 floors. Some noise from passing trains at frequent intervals. it would be nice if a comfortable sitting chair could be part of the room furnishings, only seating was two caned wooden chairs that were flimsy. Close proximity to Glacier National Park is a plus. No TV or wifi, but geared to bed/breakfast customers. Would stay there again if in the area.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Barbara T
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Billings, Montana, United States
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2014 via mobile

This is a beautiful historic Building and the food was amazing it was a great atmosphere and have a very nice service they also use locally grown vegetables and local food Like Elk for specials there was live music on Saturday night as well

  • Stayed July 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Leigh G
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Whitefish, MT
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2014

This restaurant is fantastic! I've been here at least once a month for the last year and I've never been disappointed. In fact, I've never left there with anything but a big smile on my face. The menu cannot be matched by anywhere within miles. The brunch on Sunday mornings is TO DIE FOR! They also do a lot of great pairing dinners with local breweries and distilleries that always exceed my already high expectations. Portions size is very good. I end up using a to go box about half the time I'm there.

This is a review of the restaurant/bar. I have never stayed in the actual rooms.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Dan H
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Saint Croix Falls, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2014 via mobile

Staying at the Belton was a great experience, especially if you're interested in its history. One can see it was lovingly and carefully restored by its owners, and is kept in immaculate condition. The grounds and common areas are beautifully landscaped and inviting. The staff was warm and helpful. Our room was charming, basic, and simple, providing everything we needed. We did not get a chance to try the restaurant, but our appetizers in the Tap Room were delicious as were the local brews on tap. I would definitely recommend this as part of the "Glacier" experience.

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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61 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2014

We reserved a room with a package deal that included dinner. I'll review the amazing restaurant under "restaurants". This place is small and welcoming. The only negative was the reservation process. When we called it took a long time and several follow up calls to confirm everything and receive an email confirmation. Then when we got there - the clerk had recorded our reservation for 0 nights. So they only had one room with a balcony left, the honeymoon suite and it was $10 more. No biggie but I would suggest you call and make your reservation during day time hours. They were all very pleasant about it and we enjoyed the honeymoon suite. It was small but that is to be expected in these old chalets. There was a nice bathroom and shower. The room had a claw foot tub too! It is right by the railroad tracks so they supply earplugs but we didn't need them. The balcony was private and had a lovely view. We sat in the lobby and played some cards in front of the fire. In the basement they serve coffee in the mornings. There is also a shuffleboard and ping pong table down there.
The gardens are beautiful.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Manne406
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New York
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16 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2014

This hotel allows you to step back in time. It dates from the early days of national park travel, when visitors came by train. Yes, you will hear the train go by at night, but that's part of the appeal. The rooms are small but clean, cute, and full of old time charm. The staff is very helpful and the restaurant is great. Best of all, it's a mile from the entrance to the national park. I would definitely return.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank RedNYGirl
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Livingston, Montana
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23 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2014

Go back in time...this place was awesome, most import the bed was so comfortable everything was pristine with beautiful flower gardens. As for the trains not so bad, this is an experience of what life once was with all the amenities of todays world.
Food was outstanding...Best ever Manhattans! A definite return in the fall.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank erikasprahl
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Property: Belton Chalet
Address: 12575 Hwy 2 East, PO Box 206, West Glacier, MT 59936
Region: United States > Montana > West Glacier
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in West Glacier
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Belton Chalet 3*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a 1910 National Historic Landmark hotel built by James J. and Louis Hill of the Great Northern Railway. After being closed for fifty years, the property underwent a three-year restoration completed in 1999 and is now a National Historic Landmark. The Belton Chalet was the first chalet built for Glacier Park and the park’s first winter headquarters. Belton Chalet, family owned, once again welcomes guest from across the world. Thank you for being our guest and a part of our history. ... more   less 
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