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Motel Lake McDonald
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Very Run Down Rooms with Bad Odor
User: SCoxygenman from: Columbia, South Carolina
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Sep, 22, 2020
Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2020
Rating: 1
This place was a big disappointment, unable to get a room at The McDonald Lodge we were booked to this McDonald Hotel and there is no comparison. The room prices at almost $200 a night for this place is highway robbery. Just to be clear your paying for location, that’s it. The rooms were run down with old furniture and bed, don’t have any kind of mini-fridge, microwave, coffee pot or anything. I wasn’t expecting 5 star accommodation by any means, but what really got us was the fowl smell of urine odor. After exploring the park all day then get back to your room and have to smell that all night was terrible. I think it was coming from a broken or exposed sewer nearby it stunk up the hallway in the upstairs room, our room and our family room. My family has joked and told everyone not to let me book hotel when we go on trip because of this disaster. We travel alot and this is one of the worst places we have ever stayed. Book the lodge, stay near Apgar facilities near park entrance or camp outside but don’t stay at this hotel. Sorry for leaving such a bad review for the hotels. I hate to do that but they should take responsibility and address their issues.

Loved being in the park. . .but
User: cookpias from: Los Angeles, California
Published Date: Sep, 21, 2020
Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2020
Rating: 3
I am torn on how to review this as it was great to be inside the park, especially as the gate to the park was sometimes closed due to the crowds. It is nestled in the trees, but the nearby lakefront is private land (cabins), so it is a short walk to the lakeshore. People were really nice, and provided coffee and ice. However, the rooms are a real shortcoming--very old, dated, tired, and run down. The bathrooms are tiny (smaller than a cruise ship, sink the size of a basketball, feet in the shower when sitting on the toilet). No refrigerators or microwave (we brought a hot kettle to make ramen--we saw some with camp stoves). The walls are very thin (plan to wake up at 5am when travelers were getting going each of the 4 days we stayed there), the beds saggy--a bit like camping. However, locals use this lodge when they visit the park, and at over $200 a night I guess it is an attractive option (although seems expensive).

Last minute trip
User: Debbie A from:
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Sep, 19, 2020
Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2020
Rating: 3
We planned a trip to Glacier at the last minute and this was the only place we could find inside the park. The motel is quaint, clean and well kept. However there are a few things to keep in mind. There are only a few electric plugs in the room and not in convenient locations so pack an extension cord or 2. There is no coffee pot in the room but we travel with one so no problem. I think the office opens at 8 & has coffee. The big deal for us was there is no microwave on site, not even in the office. So no Jimmy Deans for breakfast. Not a bad stay at all but one of the little cabins with a porch facing the lake would have been much better-if we had planned ahead a little more!

Nestled among the trees
User: Anne R from: United States
Published Date: Sep, 18, 2020
Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2020
Rating: 4
We enjoyed our stay at Motel Lake McDonald. It was inside the Park, one of my wishes for this trip. It was also an easy walk to Lake McDonald Lodge, where we were able to order take-out dinner and eat while looking at the lake. The lady who checked us in was very friendly and knowledgeable about Glacier. The room was a good size. I just wish it had more than two outlets, and some hooks and a shelf in the tiny bathroom.
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Overall Great
User: daveysem from: Louisville, Kentucky
Published Date: Sep, 8, 2020
Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2020
Rating: 4
Overall, my family and I were very pleased with everything about this motel. The staff were exceptional and the location was great! I will recommend this to my family & friends. Seeing a bear at the motel was a bonus!
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