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Glacier National Park

LodgingMotel Lake McDonald

Motel Lake McDonald

About The Motel Lake McDonald

Motel Lake McDonald is made up of two, 2-story buildings and it is tucked quaintly near the shores of picturesque Lake McDonald. Motel Lake McDonald is located about 300 yards from Lake McDonald Lodge with the 2nd level accessed via stairs only. All rooms have a private bathroom and there are no connecting rooms.  Parking is limited and available on a first come basis in front of the motor inn rooms.

All guestrooms at Motel Lake McDonald are rustic, yet comfortable. In keeping in the era in which all the rooms were built, they offer guests modest amenities and old-world style accommodations resulting in a one-of-a kind, National Park lodging experience.

Lounging on the nearby lakeside veranda with a favorite beverage is a popular leisure activity for guests. While out on the porch, watch visitors fish for Lake Trout, skip stones, swim and play in the lake, come and go on the historic wooden boat “DeSmet”, photo journal, or just laze around in this incredibly scenic setting. The motel complex tends to fill up quickly in the summer, so plan on booking early or consider visiting in the spring and fall.

Located nearby are an ATM gift shop, campstore, Jammer Joe's Grill and Pizzeria, Lucke's Lounge, and Russell’s Fireside Dining Room. Red Bus tours, boat cruises, evening ranger programs, and numerous other activities are available at this stunning lakeside setting.


Motel Lake McDonald is located in the southwestern region of Glacier National Park along the Going-to-the-Sun Road. From West Glacier, enter Glacier National Park. From the entrance ranger station, proceed approximately 1.3 miles to a stop sign and turn right. Continue 8.9 miles on the Going-to-the-Sun Road. The lodge will have signage and you will make a left turn into the parking lot.

From St. Mary, travel west on the Going-to-the-Sun Road approximately 39.4 miles.  The lodge will have signage and you will make a right turn into the parking lot. Check-in is located inside the motel in the main office.

Rates and Dates Available
Open/Close Dates:6/10/16 - 9/18/16 
Starting at:$ 149

The above rates are starting rates. Actual prices change based on occupancy levels. Rates and dates may change without notice.

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For personal assistance with reservations, please telephone 406.892.2525 or 403.236.3400 from Canada.
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