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Favorite Montana hotels

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BOZEMAN HAS EXCELLENT lodging
The Lark (downtown)(866) 464-1000
RSVP Hotel(406) 404-7999
Howlers Inn B&B(406) 587-2050
Hilton Garden Inn(406) 582-9900
Sacajawea Hotel in town of Three Forks not far from Bozeman(406) 285-6515




Billings has excellent Hotels
Hilltop Inn by Riversage(406) 245-5000
Riversage Billings Inn(406) 252-6800
Ledgestone Hotel(406) 259-9454
Home2 Suites by Hilton(406) 252-2255
The Crossings Bed & Breakfast(406) 672-6878




MISSOULA HAS EXCELLENT LODGING
Holiday Inn
Missoula Downtown
(406) 721-8550
Gibson Mansion
Bed & Breakfast
(406) 251-1345
DoubleTree by Hilton
Hotel Missoula -
Edgewater
(406) 728-3100
Residence Inn by Marriott Missoula(406) 542-6252




HELENA HAS EXCELLENT HOTELS
DoubleTree by Hilton
Helena (Downtown)
(406) 443-2200
Great Northern Best
Western Hotel
(downtown)
(406) 457-5500
Jorgenson's Inn
& Suites
(406) 442-1770




GREAT FALLS HAS EXCELLENT HOTELS
Hotel Arvon406-952-1101
Great Falls Inn by Riversage406-453-6000
O'Haire Motor Inn406-454-3141

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Cafes Locals Like

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Popular wisdom says, if you want to eat at good cafes with best prices go where the locals go.   Even while travelers and tourists occasionally want to seek out fine dining in new cities, at times just a great meal is all that’s wanted.  A few good cafes in Montana come to mind:  In Helena, Steve’s Cafe; in Bozeman, Western Cafe; in Missoula, Burns Street Bistro; and in Billings, Stella’s Kitchen & Bakery



Price comparisons are interesting.  For example bacon, eggs, and biscuit/toast cost:

Steve’s Cafe, Helena:  $7.95
Western Cafe, Bozeman:  $6.50
Burns Street Bistro, Missoula:  $9.00
Stella’s Kitchen & Bakery, Billings:  $9.65

Tourists are usually unfamiliar with local communities, so finding the best cafes can be elusive.  Hey you can always pay more. The Shack Restaurant in Missoula quoted $13.00.  Asking a local on the street corner or a clerk in a store often points the way.  Another clue is to watch  where local policemen dine.  As a tourist, you don’t want to turn this search into a science.  But money saved on dining can leave more cash for other fun things.

*data from phone interviews March, 2, 2019 or from online menu

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Bozeman MT – Town of High Prices

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Bozeman is a very expensive city for travelers. A local hotel recently charged $339 for a one night stay in late September. At one restaurant on Main Street a simple buffalo burger with coffee cost $20.13 (including tip).



A car rental (Wednesday to Wednesday) in September from a local new car dealership for a Chevy Malibu cost $591.43. One visitor offers, “visitors to Bozeman should plan to leave their wallets behind when they drive out of town.”

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