Glacier National Park Hotels

Lake McDonald Lodge


  • Lovely lakeside setting
  • Historic property
  • Close to Apgar, West Glacier, and Going-to-the-Sun Road


  • Rustic
  • No TV (except for in the suites)
  • Small bathrooms

Updated 10/21/2013

Fodor's Review

On the shores of Lake McDonald not far from Apgar and West Glacier, this lodge is an ideal base for exploring the western side of the park and is one of the great historic lodges of the West. Scenic cruises of the park's largest lake depart from the boat docks right behind the lodge or you can rent private boats by the hour or by the day. Take a room in the lodge itself, where public spaces are filled with massive timbers, stone fireplaces, and animal trophies. Rooms are on the second and third floors of the lodge and there is no elevator. Cabins sleep up to four and don't have kitchens; there are also motel-style rooms separate from the lodge, four deluxe suites, and eight newly built inexpensive hostel-style rooms with shared bathrooms. All rooms are nonsmoking, and there are four wheelchair-accessible rooms.

Hotel Information


Going-to-the-Sun Rd., Glacier National Park, Montana, United States


406-892–2525; 406-888–5431

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 74 rooms, 38 cabins
  • Rate includes: No meals

Updated 10/21/2013

View Glacier National Park Hotel Rates


What's Nearby

  • Restaurants
  • Sights
  • Hotels

Add Your Own Review

When did you stay?

Minimum 200 character count

How many stars would you give?







No Thanks

Love To Travel?

Get FREE e-mail communications from Fodor's Travel, covering must-see travel destinations, expert trip planning advice, and travel inspiration to fuel your passion.

Thank You

Now sit back, relax, and check your inbox to start planning your next travel adventure.

Please tell us more about the type of travel you're interested in. Check all that apply.