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Property LocationWith a stay at St. Mary Village in St. Mary, you'll be 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Glacier National Park and 27.1 mi (43.6 km) from Waterton Lakes National Park. This hotel is within the region of Lake McDonald and Apgar Visitor Center. Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.
- Waterton Glacier International Peace Park - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
- Glacier National Park - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
- St. Mary Visitor Center - 0.9 km / 0.6 mi
- St. Mary Falls - 18 km / 11.2 mi
- Virginia Falls - 18.3 km / 11.3 mi
- Piegan Pass Trailhead - 24.4 km...More details
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Reviewed 31 october, 2021
We stayed in one of the tiny houses. We were warned in advance that the bathroom was in a separate building and that's not the source of my complaints. In fact, the bathroom building (private) is the nicest part of the place -- plenty of space, double sink, and nice tub and shower. They did not tell us in advance that the main living quarters and kitchenette has no real plumbing. There is a sink but the water comes out of a container in the cabinet underneath, and I submit that I did not want to test how long it would take to get replaced were it to run out. We asked for some dish soap but were told they don't supply that, yes, someone could check with the manager but they had left for the day already (and it was about 4 o'clock). The cleaning was subpar. Their wifi, over in the main building across the street, was broken and there seemed to be no urgency to get it fixed. The blinds for our tiny house were a combination of broken, partially missing, and did not match each other. There were dead bugs all over the place. No potholders and no dish soap as I said. Don't assume you'll have the kitchen implements that you might expect. And they're charging over $300 a night for this. The place has potential but it's as if no one has thought through the basics that would make it a satisfying stay and it did not seem to be managed well. The people working at reception and in the shops were nice. Also, there is a bar on the next lot over that has outdoor bands playing 'til around midnight.
Wonder at Glacier!
Reviewed 8 october, 2021
Glacier National Park is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been. I especially love the east side of the park for the meadows and the wonderful views almost everywhere you look. The tiny house was perfect for my friend and myself. The bath house was separate but was not an inconvenience for us. In fact, it had two sinks, was heated, and very roomy and we loved it! So conveniently located to the east entrance and the ranger station.
We enjoyed the Great Bear Lodge top floor
Reviewed 8 october, 2021
It took me weeks to secure reservations for four consecutive nights in superior room in the Great Bear Lodge. I finally succeeded with four individual one night bookings which caused some confusion on check in. Our first night was on first floor. Room was dark and a bit depressing. No other options for that night since lodge was full. So I returned to reception to explain our four one night reservations. They moved us to top floor for last three nights. Top floor room had more light, a great view and clean enough. Its a rustic design and spacious. It had a balcony with two chairs but it was too hot to sit outside. The A/C in room worked great. This hotel, and specifically the Great Bear Lodge, is the best option at the East gate to the park. The park entrance gate is 'right outside the hotel'. In reading reviews on TA, other room options associated with this hotel complex are so-so. The area around hotel complex include gas station, grocery store (limited) and gift shops (extensive). There is also a bar / restaurant inside the hotel. Front desk were very helpful on navigating the area and storing our luggage. Many Glacier area is a short 30 minute drive, so an early start avoided the road construction and helped secure a parking spot. Setting expectations is key to enjoying this area. A room on the third floor of the Great Bear Lodge is the best option for a potential five star experience.
Reviewed 27 september, 2021
After reading awful reviews on TA I was unsure what to expect, but booked it anyway because of extremely limited choice on the eastern side of the park. I booked Superiour room in Great Bear lodge and it wat great! Certainly not very new, but spacious and had everything I needed. Wet bar with fridge, wardrobe, plenty of space, comfortable beds. Did not use aircon, but opened the balcony door for fresh air. Balcony was very nice by the way, especially in summer. They have small general store on premises as well as sport outfillers and gas station. Location is the best: 50 min to Many Glacier in the morning (incl. roadwork delays), 5 min to Park entrance, 10 min to Wild Goose island lookout, 15 min to St.Mary falls and maybe 35-40 to Locan pass. I also visited Two Medicine from there but the road was too long and windy with low speed limit. The only relative disappointment was the restaurant - waiting time for both breakfast, lunch and dinner, limited menu and average at best quality of food. Again, the choice was very limited at the end of the season. I ventured to Two sisters cafe on my second night but found it less convenient because of driving and much bigger waiting time. Overall I recommend and would return.
Avoid the West Motel
Reviewed 26 september, 2021
The West Motel is in desperate need of renovation. The carpet was filthy and the walls are paper thin. There is a lack of electrical outlets to charge your gear. We weren't expecting a luxury experience, but the room was not worth the price we paid.