The Best Hotels to Book in Bozeman, Montana, for Every Traveler

Main Street in downtown Bozeman is a charming place to explore on foot
Main Street in downtown Bozeman is a charming place to explore on foot | © Ian Dagnall / Alamy Stock Photo
Nick Dauk

Senior Travel Writer

Bozeman, Montana, has blossomed in popularity in recent years. With its growing menu for foodies, thriving local music scene and outdoor wonders, it’s easy to see why. Explore the surrounding mountain ranges filled with ski areas, hiking trails, ice-climbing routes and wildlife from the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. These hotels and places to stay in Bozeman – bookable on Culture Trip – recall the Old West history of the town and will inspire you to get out and explore places such as the Bridger Bowl and Big Sky ski resorts.

1. Best Western Plus GranTree Inn, for its proximity to the Museum of the Rockies

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A one-bed guest room in shades of brown at Best Western Plus GranTree Inn with at on the walls and patterned carpet
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The Best Western Plus GranTree Inn rocks – just 10 minutes from the Museum of the Rockies, less than 2mi (3km) from Gibson Acoustic and only an hour from Yellowstone National Park. When you return to this hotel in Bozeman, settle in the hot tub for a long soak or order a drink from the restaurant – on the rocks, of course.

2. The Lewis and Clark Motel, for a relaxing stay

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The Lewis and Clark Motel has a library full of books and games, which will come in handy when you need a day off from exploring the natural wonders in Montana. Indeed, you can kick back and relax in nearly every area at this Bozeman hotel. In addition to the indoor pool and hot tub, infrared sauna and eucalyptus steam room, there’s a dedicated “relaxation space.” Pause your relaxation for nothing, except, perhaps, to walk next door to Sweet Peaks Ice Cream for a treat.

3. Residence Inn by Marriott Bozeman Downtown, for pet-friendly perks

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A one-bed suite at Residence Inn by Marriott Bozeman Downtown done in shades of gray and with mountain views
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With Big Sky and Yellowstone nearby, it’s all too easy to use Residence Inn for a quick overnight stay. If you can keep your caboose in park, though, you’ll see that this pet-friendly hotel presents you with the best of Bozeman right outside. A complimentary breakfast requires no coffee; you’ll perk up when you step into the mountain air filling Lindley Park Center. Stroll downtown until you’re convinced that a dip in the pool and a Netflix binge are acceptable ways to spend a night on vacation.

4. Comfort Suites Airport-University, for a free airport shuttle

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A classic one-bed guest room at the Comfort Suites Airport-University with blue throw and textured carpet
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Getting from the airport to Big Sky and back is effortless at Comfort Suites. The airport shuttle is free, allowing you to get into your room – and, more importantly, the hot tub – quickly. Downtown is a cheap, 10-minute cab ride away. Spend your lazy days warming up on the sun deck or around the bonfire by night. When Big Sky calls, head back to the airport with the shuttle, scoop up a rental car and ride into the wide-open sky for which Montana is so famous.

5. Homewood Suites by Hilton Bozeman, for evening socials

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The cozy lobby with cushioned seating and a stone fireplace at Homewood Suites by Hilton Bozeman
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Weekdays get a whole lot looser at Homewood Suites by Hilton. This Bozeman hotel has an evening social Monday through Thursday that’ll get you mingling with other guests – a great opportunity to see if you can uncover any hidden gems in the area, such as the cat-filled Garden Barn. You’ll have plenty of space in your room if you fancy entertaining. A full kitchen is in every suite, allowing you to meal prep the night before taking a day trip to Yellowstone.

6. The LARK Bozeman, for art lovers

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A stylish sitting area at the LARK Bozeman with a large mural of an elk and a funky chandelier
Courtesy of The LARK Bozeman / Expedia

Spacious sitting areas, an outdoor wood-burning fireplace and an on-site coffee shop make a strong case for staying in at the LARK, but the hotel’s real aim is to educate travelers on where to explore. Discover the possibilities in the Map Room, or take a DIY tour of historic downtown. Afterward, settle back in for the night in guest rooms adorned with locally sourced leather, metal and wood furniture, as well as punchy, modern wall graphics designed by local artists.

7. Kimpton Armory Hotel Bozeman, for music lovers

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A homey event space with a leather sectional and colorful art at the Kimpton Armory Hotel Bozeman
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The Kimpton Armory Hotel opened in August 2020, and in doing so, it revived a historic art deco structure built in 1941 to house the Bozeman National Guard. In-room treats include yoga mats for stretching out tight quads and an honor bar laced with a rotating array of locally selected surprises. Draw from the spirit of the bustling music scene in town by borrowing a Gibson acoustic guitar and picking out a few melodies.

8. Element Bozeman, for a saltwater pool

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A spacious sitting area in soothing colors and with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking a terrace at Element Bozeman
Courtesy of Element Bozeman / Expedia

Just a block off Main Street, Element Bozeman lets weary skiers reset with a swim in a saltwater pool before heading downtown. Each room includes a full kitchen for those who want to skip the crowds or crave a quiet evening amid the crisp, clean decor. Grab a muffin from the complimentary grab-and-go breakfast, or pop over to the Cateye Cafe for indulgences such as the Felix, an egg sandwich topped with crispy prosciutto, roasted red pepper aioli, spinach and gouda.

9. SpringHill Suites by Marriott Bozeman, for a working vacation

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A one-bed guest room at SpringHill Suites by Marriott Bozeman with a work desk and chair and mountain views
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For trips that require a few hours at the laptop before hopping off the chairlift, the SpringHill Suites splits a workspace off from the sleeping area, with a desk so inviting that it’ll cushion the crimp of a working vacation. In-room Keurig coffee machines get the day going, while the on-site bar, Gallatin’s, pours local microbrews for capping off the evening. Bridger Bowl isn’t far, but neither is the Museum of the Rockies, a Smithsonian affiliate, which has one of the largest North American fossil collections, including a Tyrannosaurus rex that towers over visitors.

10. Hilton Garden Inn Bozeman, for a convenient stay

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A one-bed guest room at Hilton Garden Inn Bozeman with contemporary, colorful art depicting animals and a simple style
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Convenience is key at the Hilton Garden Inn, a short drive from the Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport and within walking distance of a few restaurants. Additionally, it’s about 18mi (29km) from the 2,000 skiable acres (809ha) and challenging ridge skiing at Bridger Bowl Ski Area. Back at the hotel, satisfy midnight cravings at the 24-hour mini-mart.

This is an updated version of an article originally by Elizabeth Miller.

Why not extend your adventure in Montana and visit Glacier National Park? Read up on the best hotels near the national park, then book your stay on Culture Trip.

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