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Swiftcurrent Motor Inn and Cabins
Aurora09 from: New Jersey
Published Date: Aug, 22, 2019 Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2019 Rating: 4
Very convenient to hiking in Many Glacier, small room, not a lot of dining options
This is perhaps the most popular places to stay among hikers, as Many Glaciers is close to many of the great hikes in the park. We were fortunate to get 3 night reservation here (booked a year in advance).
We stayed at the pine top motel, which has private bath, albeit very small. The room has all the necessities, but very basic. Wall is paper thin, I could even hear next door neighbor snore. The motor inn has guest laundry. The restaurant Nell's is perhaps a little too simple for dinner, mostly burgers and sandwiches, it has a soup of the day, and one pasta dish. We ate here for 1 night which is ok. The problem I have with here (Many Glacier area in general) is that the dining option is really not that good if staying multiple days. We ate at Ptarmigan Dining room at Many Glacier Hotel on another day. But you need to arrive really early, otherwise it's a very long wait. Getting outside of the park to Babb is a drive along a heavily potholed road. If I were to do this trip again, I might have stayed here only 1 night and spend the rest of the nights at St. Mary where there is a little more options.
- Value: 4
- Cleanliness: 4
- Service: 4
Oregonian45 from: Salem, Oregon
Published Date: Aug, 22, 2019 Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2019 Rating: 5
Rustic cabin: A gift in disguise
Sure, the cabins are rustic – wooden floors, no kitchen, toilet or shower. But – comfy bed, cold running water, thirsty towels, large table with two chairs, wall heater, box fan, bedside lamp, coffee maker, clock radio, luggage stand, clothes rod and hangers, room-darkening curtains. Although men’s restroom has only one toilet, newer restrooms in the office are open about 16 hours a day. Guest laundry room has an ice machine. A couple of minutes' walk to Ptarmigan Tunnel, Iceberg Lake and Swiftcurrent Pass trailheads. Staff unfailingly friendly, helpful.
- Location: 5
- Cleanliness: 5
- Service: 5
CanadianGirlAndy from: Medicine Hat, Canada
Published Date: Aug, 20, 2019 Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2019 Rating: 4
If you have the desire to go back to a bit simpler times, this is your getaway. No TV, no WiFi, minimal outdoor lighting at night, we stayed in the motel - small rooms with one single and one double bed. Bed comfort good. Shower was fine with good water pressure. Would not be a place you spend really any time in the room except for showering and sleeping. Tonnes of hikers around, quite busy! Very quiet at night, went for a walk at night and it was so peaceful. Restaurant pretty plain but food was good. Definitely enjoyed the area and the quiet. A bit pricey at over $200 US but we were told we were lucky to get a room because of a cancellation so I guess it is very popular!
LouAnnJ from: Xenia, Ohio
Published Date: Aug, 17, 2019 Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2019 Rating: 4
cabin and shared bathroom
The cabin we stayed in had 2 rooms: a bedroom with a double bed (very comfy) alarm clock, and a dining room. There was a table with 2 chairs, coffee maker, hair dryer, and a cold water sink. Lots of wall hooks, some hanger space and some shelving plus a fan to keep things cool. The bathroom was a short walk away with hot water sinks, and showers which required tokens for 8 minute showers. (One token per person per night.)
- Location: 4
- Cleanliness: 5
- Service: 4
ThereBeBears from: Washington DC, District of Columbia
Trip Type: Friends getaway
Published Date: Aug, 9, 2019 Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2019 Rating: 4
This is not your traditional 5 star resort, but they treat you in a 5 star kind of way. Shower is hot and water pressure is amazing. Spring for the twin beds and the private bathroom! Ask for a fan to bring in the cool mountain air.