The Best Hotels in Montana, USA

A stay at Sage Lodge comes with sweeping views of the surrounding landscape
A stay at Sage Lodge comes with sweeping views of the surrounding landscape | Courtesy of Sage Lodge / Booking.com
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19 October 2021
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Endless wide-open spaces – such as Glacier National Park – offer a captivating holiday experience. In Montana, travelers enjoy the view of snow-capped peaks, lakes, and alpine hiking trails. The state is also known for the awe-inspiring beauty of Yellowstone National Park and various epic rivers, as well as local ski resorts and one-of-a-kind craft beer. Here are the best places to stay in Montana.

Northern Hotel, for landmark luxury in Billings

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A two-bed guest room at Northern Hotel with black-and-white nature photography above the beds and a pattern brown carpet
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In downtown Billings, the Northern is a local landmark. This hotel in Montana has been around – in some form or another – since 1904, and you can feel the heritage oozing from every corner. In the guest rooms, red velvet headboards and oversized black-and-white photos of the plains evoke a sense of nostalgia and pride of place. Amenities at the Northern include coffee served every morning, two unique on-site restaurants, and an exclusive boutique with locally crafted items. Rooms feature elite mattresses with comfy pillows and a convenient work desk. You can enjoy the perks of a fitness center or take advantage of the complimentary airport shuttle.

Heritage Inn, for classy convenience in Great Falls

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A cozy sitting area at Heritage Inn, with two leather sofas, a stone fireplace and a coffee table
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Travelers visiting Great Falls will not only find beautiful scenery and outdoor recreational activities at their destination but also great accommodation options in town. Heritage Inn is a convenient, comfortable, and relaxing place to stay in Montana. It’s a short distance from Great Falls International Airport and minutes from different local shops, museums, restaurants, and points of interest in town. On-site amenities include a restaurant, as well as a sports bar and casino with video poker, keno, and line games. You’ll love the indoor heated swimming pool here, too. Rooms feature larger standard guest bed sizes and free high-speed wifi.

Hotel Arvon, for historic charm in Great Falls

One more great place to stay in Great Falls is the historic boutique inn Hotel Arvon – a premier venue featuring 33 luxurious rooms, a contemporary art gallery, and an in-house Irish pub. The pet-friendly location features the finest lodging in unique and comfortable rooms. Amenities include covered parking, an on-site fitness center, and a very convenient grab-and-go breakfast. When visiting, it’s a good idea to sample the gastronomy at the Celtic Cowboy Pub and Restaurant – serving a delightful combination of Irish and American dishes, as well as a variety of Montana microbrews.

The Lark, for the adventurer’s delight in Bozeman

A hip sitting area at the Lark Bozeman, with a leather L-shaped sofa, an old road sign, tree-stump stools and books
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Considered the most perfect base for an unforgettable Montana adventure, the Lark is a little corner of Downtown Bozeman specifically designed to get the most out of a stay in southwestern Montana near Yellowstone. The hotel features a team of recreation-loving locals whose job is to share their knowledge, enthusiasm, and suggestions as your area guides. The Lark surrounds you with a distinctly Montana feel – featuring comfy rooms, oversized sitting areas, an outdoor wood-burning fireplace, and a cozy open-air patio overlooking Main Street.

Rock Creek Resort, for mountainous bliss in Rock Creek

The wood-clad Rock Creek Resort, with stone accents, lots of windows, lush landscaping and mountains in the background
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This resort in Montana offers incredibly comfortable accommodation in a five-star location right on Rock Creek, within a beautiful canyon with unparalleled views of the natural landscape in the area. You can choose to stay in a cabin, a townhome, or a condo. Rock Creek Resort is the perfect base to explore the Beartooth Mountains – on one of the most scenic highways in the country and leading to Yellowstone National Park. In the area, you can spend your day hiking, fishing, biking, horseback riding, whitewater rafting, skiing, and much more. The resort features 84 guest rooms spread out over five buildings, a magnificent on-site restaurant, and a swimming pool – plus the opportunity to enjoy the picturesque mountain setting in the surroundings.

Sage Lodge, for ranch luxe near Paradise Valley

The bar at Sage Lodge, with industrial and rustic elements and large windows with expansive landscape views
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On the banks of the Yellowstone River – and just half an hour from Yellowstone National Park – Sage Lodge is the ultimate Montana luxury resort getaway for those interested in fishing, hiking, or even hunting. The lodge guarantees travelers to rest from their outdoor expeditions with amazing indoor comfort in one of the rooms or Montana-inspired ranch houses. Amenities include a convenient full-service spa and the Fireside Room, a stunning meeting point and restaurant surrounded by the beauty of Paradise Valley.

Coyote Bluff Estate, for adults-only bliss in Glacier National Park

A rustic-chic guest room at Coyote Bluff Estate with traditional decor and wooden construction
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Looking for an adults-only alternative? Whether you’re after a romantic getaway or looking for an alternative to common and anonymous hotels, Coyote Bluff Estate is the perfect spot for a vacation at Glacier National Park. You’ll love the venue for its world-class services and facilities, the impeccably appointed rooms – decorated with beautiful woody, warm earthy tones – and amazing views of Montana. Amenities and details at the Coyote include welcome wine, a pool, a spa, and a fitness center. There’s also a deck with a fire pit for evening relaxation, a game room, and a library – as well as all-day beverages and snacks.

Cabin Creek Landing Bed and Breakfast, for scenic views near Glacier Park

The log-cabin-style Cabin Creek Landing Bed and Breakfast, with gravel roads, landscaping and trees all around
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If you prefer the convenience of a B&B over a hotel, then Cabin Creek Landing is a perfect place to stay in Montana – offering endless activities to enjoy in the Glacier Park area, such as water activities, hiking, and horseback riding. Cabin Creek takes comfort very seriously, with rooms offering ample space, beds with comfy mattresses, and expansive vistas from huge windows. Each morning, the B&B serves a different full breakfast that you can enjoy on the private deck, gazing out at the scenic view.

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