RED LODGE POST
If you want to be near restaurants, bars, and great shopping, stay at a hotel in downtown Bozeman. Two extra nice hotels get you near the hub of all the good stuff up and down Main Street in Bozeman: Element by Westin Bozeman and The Lark. No car needed. You can walk and forget about trying to find parking. Besides if you enjoy spirts, then walking is a good way to get around, unless you have another person to drive.
•Element by Westin Bozeman
Address: 25 E. Mendenhall, Bozeman, MT 59715
Phone: (406) 582-4972
Address: 122 West Main St., Bozeman, MT 59715
Phone: (866) 464-1000
These hotels are on the pricey side. But with locations on or just one block off Main Street, paying more is worth it. Room rates for one night, November 10-11, 2020, are $185 at the Lark, $217 at the Element, on Expedia (taxes and fees included).
Room rates at Bozeman hotels vary from season to season. Expect to pay a lot more in the summer, for example.
There are two taxes paid by users of overnight lodging facilities in Montana: a 4% Lodging Facility Use Tax and a 4% Lodging Sales Tax for a combined 8% tax. Both of these taxes are collected by the facility from the user and remitted to the Montana State Department of Revenue. In addition, Bozeman’s Tourism Business Improvement District collects an additional $2 per occupied room per night.
For a room with a base price of $169 per night, taxes plus fees add about 9% to the total cost of a room in Bozeman.
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