This KOA has a very welcoming entrance and is nicely landscaped around the office area. the campground really packs people in tightly though and the area where we were located was not well thought out in that in order to access one of the two communal bathroom/shower sites you either had to cut through your neighbors camp site or take a long looping walk to get to them. The back-in sites however are very narrow and with the cabins directly adjacent to the back-in site pad it was very difficult to back even our small trailer into the site.
We also ran into a situation where we were suddenly kicked out of our campsite at 8pm at night and had to move everything to an adjacent site because the KOA staff placed us in the wrong site at check-in and the family who had specifically requested the site we were occupying had booked it for 5 nights (versus our 2 nights) did not want to have move again once they were situated. We asked if we could at least wait until the morning to move but KOA was insistent that we move immediately because the other family was staying for 5 nights and we were only staying for 2 nights (yes they actually did tell me that this was the determining factor).
After breaking everything down, moving next door and setting everything back up again with daylight in short supply and soaked with sweat, I asked to speak with the manager about the screw up and expected KOA to at least comp me a night due to their mistake and the inconvenience they caused. No dice. I was offered a free breakfast or a 15% discount. Seriously.
Other than this debacle, the campground was nice although it was very crowded. Using the bathroom/shower in the morning was like being back at the camp I attended in my youth where everyone was showering and using the bathroom in the morning and it was humid, stinky, sweaty, etc. An additional bathroom/shower room facility (really 2 given the size of the campground) are greatly needed.
I would echo the sentiments of some of the others that kids are running around everywhere and take over the pool/hot tub areas. This didn't bother me because I never use these when I travel.
My advice to anyone visiting Glacier would be to stay in a hotel unless you have to camp (trailer) or have a burning desire to go back to your days as a camper at summer camp.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- At West Glacier KOA, we take personal interest in your camping experience and we want to make it your best. As a past KOA campground of the year, a recipient of the 2010 and 2011 KOA Founders Award, and a regular recipient of the KOA Presidents Award, you can rest assured we know what it takes to make camping great. Our resort-like atmosphere and amenities make us a premier choice for your stay. Located only 2 ½ miles from the west entrance of Glacier National Park, you’ll find plenty of outdoor activities to keep you and your family busy and relaxed while vacationing with us. Tour Glacier National Park, reserve a Red-Bus Tour with GPI, book a rafting trip, hit the trails with a guided horseback ride, catch a trout or two in one of Glacier’s many pristine lakes, or be adventurous and take a helicopter tour! Whatever activities you decide to fill your day with, West Glacier KOA is the perfect place to relax from a long day of adventure. We offer a playground complete with a basketball court for you and your children. Our outdoor heated pool and hot tubs provide you with ample opportunity to unwind. Our game room is supplied with multiple arcades for the young ones or the young-at-heart. And if you’re worried about finding the ideal place for breakfast, we have you covered. Start your day right with breakfast straight from our own kitchen. Dinner? That’s a breeze too, with steak, fish, chicken, and ribs fresh and hot off the grill. Finish the evening right with a visit at SCOOPS, our very own ice-cream shop. So if you’re looking for a campground with great location surrounded by mountain panoramic views and northwest pine forests, West Glacier KOA is your campground. Please, take a moment and explore our site-we promise you’ll find plenty to keep you interested, entertained, and most of all, looking forward to your stay with us. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- West Glacier Koa Hotel West Glacier
- West Glacier KOA Montana