The Kalispell Grand Hotel
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Kalispell Grand Hotel
Pleasantly surprised by the Kalispell Grand
When we pulled up the Kalispell Grand, I wasn't sure I was going to like it. Its facing was dirty and old looking. But, when i entered the lobby, I was pleasantly surprised. The owners' child was working the front desk and she gushed over our dogs. A grand staircase led to our room, which was tastefully appointed, though looking a little 1980s in the color scheme. When we left to go find food (not much is open in Kalispell on a Sunday night and this includes the hotel restaurant), the owner was in the lobby and she greeted us and the dogs and offered us tea and coffee service and cake. It is that kind of friendliness that makes this hotel. All of the cakes (night and the morning coffee cake) are homemade by the owners and they are very nice people. We'd stay here again on our way to Glacier National Park.
Wonderful Place to Stay!
The Kalispell Grand Hotel is a wonderful place to stay. Everyone is extremely nice and helpful and the rooms are great. Our room had two queen beds, was very clean and comfortable and the bathroom was excellent. And the cookies!! They are SO-O-O good. I kept finding reasons that I just HAD to go downstairs so that I could sneak a few more. The continental breakfast was unlike any other in our 3 1/2 weeks of travel. Delicious coffee cakes, muffins and pound cake. I am very picky about lodging and I would stay here again in a heartbeat!
I agree with all previous reviews: this hotel is really excellent! We had the very nice king family suite, with separate bedroom with two queens for the children and a comfortable king bed in the master bedroom. The staff was extremely friendly and breakfast was delicious with homemade cookies and cakes. I regret we only stayed for 1 night. Price was also very reasonable for the value!
The Kalispell Grand is a gem!
The Kalispell Grand is a well-run and comfortable lodging with pleasing decor in the rooms and the common areas. When we arrived, we were offered freshly baked oatmeal and chocolate chip cookies, both of which were marvelous. The room we had reserved was the most economical one available. It wasn't large, but it sufficed and was tastefully decorated and quiet. We had dinner at the Painted Horse, a restaurant in the hotel, and the meal was fabulous. The hotel offers a continential breakfast, and a nice touch is their use of real dishes and silverware instead of styrofoam and plastic. The coffee cakes and fruit offerings, i.e, a mixed berry compote, were outstanding.
Fun, historical, interesting......great!
we had to get a suite to get a room with some space but that's the only complaint. the hotel is beautiful, located right downtown with restaurants, shopping and walking areas everywhere.
the antiques and furnishings in the 'common areas' were beautiful and the hotel has a neat history. the restaurant in the hotel (next door) is wonderful.
we will stay there again.
the staff was very helpful, the breakfast was too much great food for dieting!
Great Place to Stay!
This was a great historic hotel. The staff were all very friendly and helpful. There were fresh baked cookies each evening (choc. chip and oatmeal raisin) and they were scrumptious. Each morning they have a free breakfast of moist pound cakes (four kinds), cereal, bagels, etc. It is only one block from a great used book store and near many resteraunts and cafes and the mall. Free parking permit for lot behind hotel.
Very Pleasant Experience
We were recently in Kalispell for a horse show and spent part of our stay at the Grand Hotel. Although our room was very small, it was well furnished and clean, with a great air conditioning system. And the price was great. The hotel staff was very helpful, and the continental breakfast "plus" was more than adequate. It was also nice that breakfast was available as early as 5:30am- an advantage for travellers wanting a full day of activities. We arrived late the first night and wanted room service. We got a full meal from the Painted Horse, delivered promptly and with a smile(not always the case in California) , and the food was top notch. This hotel is a good base for exploring this gorgeous region.
The Grand is great
Kalispell Grand was all we hoped for on recent business/pleasure visit. Refurbished history, central location w/in walk to top-rate food, shops and theaters, half-hour to Whitefish with more of same and skiing, same distance to Glacier Park, plus homebacked goodies plus hot beverages, a sweet breakfast buffet, and terrific front desk staff. And the best massages we've had in years at the spa w/in the hotel. Oh-and hi-speed internet access. It all works.
A bargain and a bit of history
The Kalispell Grand Hotel provided a pleasant stay. The fact that the building is a historical site made it more interesting than staying at a "regular" hotel. The rooms are small and could be decorated with a bit more historical ambience, but that can be overlooked and the common areas are filled with antiques. Continental breakfast is provided each morning. While this is greatly appreciated, a little variety would be nice for those staying more than a couple nights (same food every day).
Staff is friendly and helpful. Prices very reasonable, especially considering that breakfast is provided. Internet connections in guest rooms. The place is located right downtown, within walking distance of several good (but somewhat spendy) restaurants, two movie theaters and some shops. There are two massage therapists on staff; massage is a welcome experience to soothe aching muscles or just to relax. I would stay there again.
Downtown Elegance at the Grand
Old time elegance preserved with a total remodelling job. The new elevator really adds to the easy living.
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... to eat at that tourists wouldn't know about that was really good. She laughed and said that she surely did! She recommended Lynn's Drive In shortly up the road in Ronan, MT. She said it looked somewhat messy from the road, the parking lot was not paved, and the door was loose on its hinges but they made the best hamburgers in the county! Well, of course we couldn't pass up a suggestion as inviting as that one was so we trucked on up the road a short distance and ...
... my stuff; talk to an Argentinian pilot who has just been to Oshkosh; we had fun with our limited ability to speak to each other Bundled down with my heavy pack I see the lights of the hotel across the street; it is dark, but warm I go to the door where my key is taped; am greeted by an elderly woman in her flannel pajamas; my room is quite nice. A bed and a shower! Whoo hoo! Thank you, Lord! What an awesome ...
... predicted towards the end of this week so we may need to adjust our timetable or path again. We have only been driven off the road by rain on one of the first days of the trip...otherwise, it has been rain free. It continues to be a great trip.
Tomorrow we will drive the Going to the Sun Road after visiting a few areas within Glacier park. I drove this road when our sons ...
... in Two Medicine, and did a short trail that ended at Lake Two Medicine. All had fun skipping rocks into the lake. The jammer bus tour was fun. I sort of wish we had done the tour of Going to the Sun road, as I would have liked to hear more about that road, but we learned a lot on this tour too. It included a ride in a reconditioned 1938 bus, and the top was down :-). We departed the bus in Two Medicine for ...
... were absolutely beautiful. We saw buffalo when we left Canada and entered back into the US. We saw a horse walking along the road when we left the Glaciers. It was branded, and it was just eating grass along side of the road. Tomorrow we are heading towards Yellowstone park, but we,will stay in Belgrade over night. Not a long trip, but we need a little bit of down ...