Motel Lake McDonald in Glacier National Park is located in the perfect location to explore this great Montana National Park. This modest hotel is not fancy but does offer the ability to stay within the park.
Motel Lake McDonald
Located ten miles inside Glacier National Park on the Going To The Sun Road is the perfect area for exploring this gorgeous Montana National Park.
Plus you can't complain about being steps away from Lake McDonald!
Motel Lake McDonald is located just off of Lake McDonald behind the gift store. It can be a little funny to find. You will want to look for the dirt road right past the gift store before you pull onto the Going to the Sun Road.
The motel has two 2-story buildings with parking right in front of the motel buildings.
We stayed in a 2 double bedroom on the 1st floor directly across from the registration building. Room #1 was right next to the stairs so we could hear people moving their things to their rooms and going up and down the stairs.
The room is a fair size but not large. There is space to walk on both sides of each bed so you don’t have to worry about someone having to hug a wall.
The room amenities include a box fan, desk and dresser drawers, private bathroom with shower stall, toilet, and small sink. One nightstand table with a lamp and a few drawers.
There are multiple electrical plugins on the wall so you can charge your phones and camera batteries. There is also a basic alarm clock on the nightstand table.
If you are plus size or have any mobility restrictions the bathroom is small! As in bounce off the walls going through the door small if you are not tiny. The area around the toilet is small enough you may hit your elbows on the wall.
One thing we found in our room that surprised us a lot was mosquitoes. There were at least 10 mosquitoes buzzing around the room when we first arrived.
We had to try and kill as many of them as we could since we did not want to spray the room down with bug spray and then sleep with the smell.
There was also a high-pitched noise that was non-stop. We are not sure what was causing it but we ended up sleeping with earplugs and trying to play music so we could drown out the constant high-pitched noise.
Each bed has two pillows and a thin blanket.
One thing that surprised us was the hotel wi-fi did work in our room most of the time. It was not a super-strong connection but we were able to get some emails through and check social media.
If you have mobility restrictions it is worth noting that it is a step up to get into the room.
The Motel Lake McDonald offers basic amenities and rooms in an epic location. You are literally feet away from exploring the Going to the Sun Road and Lake McDonald.
You can easily walk to the Lake McDonald Lodge to enjoy dinner or a Lake McDonald Boat tour.
The lobby offers hot coffee in the morning.
- Single Bed
- Double Bed
- ADA Accessible King
Double Bed Room Photos/Video
- 2 Doubles
- Iron/Ironing Board
- Fan (Upon Request)
- Daily Housekeeping Service
- Alarm Clock
- Golden Memory™ Pillows
- Energy Efficient Lighting
- Super Topper™ Mattress Cover
- BeeKind™ Environmentally-Friendly Toiletries
- Golden Memory™ Down Alternative Pillows
- Internet available in the lobby
Things to know when planning a stay at Motel Lake McDonald
Address - 288 Lake McDonald Lodge Loop Road, Going-to-the-Sun Road, Glacier National Park, MT 59936
Phone - 406.892.2525
Location - Located 10 miles inside Glacier National Park’s west entrance on the Going-to-the-Sun Road.
WiFi - Available in the lobby only.
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