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Where to Stay In Livingston, MT: The Ultimate Hotel Guide

Updated: Apr 2

Livingston is one of the most beautiful towns in Montana. Located next to the Crazy Mountains, Gallatin Range, and the Absaroka Range, it makes the perfect place to stay with plenty of activities nearby. Bozeman is only 45 minutes away. Yellowstone National Park is just an hour away, and the drive along the Yellowstone River with towering mountains in the background is mesmerizing. In this blog, we’ll cover the 9 different hotels - including prices, amenities, reviews, and more!

Murray Hotel is the first on the list and for good reason: there are two restaurants plus a bar/lounge, and it has a classic Montana atmosphere. Many of the designs are like the Wild West! Built in 1904 and renovated since then, it has 30 rooms on 4 different floors. They have a rooftop patio - rare for hotels in small towns - plus free WiFi, free parking, air conditioning (which is nice in the summer), a coffee shop, a snack bar/deli, and pets are allowed. Unsurprisingly, the Murray Hotel is rated a 9.4 out of 10. A night in the winter will cost about $170, while a night in the summer will cost just over $350. This is definitely the hotel to stay at if you want more than just a hotel!

Murray Hotel in Livingston, Montana near Yellowstone
Credit - Murray Hotel

Costing $500 a night in the summer and $450 in the winter, Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott Livingston Yellowstone is the most expensive hotel open year-round. They are tied with Murray Hotel and Yellowstone Valley Lodge, Ascend Hotel Collection (this is 15 miles away from Livingston, so we won’t cover it) at an average rating of 9.4 out of 10; this helps justify some of the cost. With 90 rooms (8 suites) on 4 floors, they are arguably the nicest hotel in Livingston - they have the most rooms by far than anyone else. Amenities include free parking and WiFi, free breakfast, air conditioning, a gym, a spa, an indoor and outdoor jacuzzi, and a laundry facility. Few hotels have both a spa and a gym! Their lobby is extremely nice, their hotel rooms are very spacious, and they even have a meeting facility for business trips. Pets are allowed for an extra fee. If you are able to spend more money in exchange for a much better hotel, then this is the place for you!

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Livingston Yellowstone
Credit - Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Livingston Yellowstone

Livingston Inn is one of the highest-rated motels in Livingston, Montana at a 9.2/10. A night will cost anywhere from $60 to $200 a night. There are a total of 16 themed guest rooms all on the ground level. They are pet and horse-friendly - it’s a Montana thing - plus an on-site laundromat. I personally love this hotel because of the Western theme it has. There are wooden walls, doors, and beds. In the lobby is a fireplace and some antlers. The theme makes sense since you will only be an hour away from Yellowstone National Park. Livingston Inn is the hotel to book if you want a Western theme and a cheaper nightly rate!

Livingston Inn Hotel in Livingston, Montana
Credit - Livingston Inn

This is very close to being the cheapest hotel year-round. A night at the Econo Lodge Livingston Gateway to Yellowstone will cost $50 in the winter and $150 in the summer. With a rating of 8 out of 10, they offer a very good price for their services. Some of their amenities include free breakfast and WiFi, an indoor pool and spa tub, a gym, connecting rooms, and a fireplace in the lobby. Their 50 rooms on two floors are large and clean with the usual things like a television, chairs, and a desk. Most of the rooms don’t provide a scenic view, which is one of the biggest downsides. That shouldn’t be too bad because you are right next to the mountains and very close to Yellowstone National Park!

Econo Lodge Livingston Gateway to Yellowstone
Credit - Econo Lodge Livingston Gateway to Yellowstone

Yellowstone River Inn & Suites has a total of 49 rooms on two floors. There is free WiFi, free parking, shuttles to and from the airport, free breakfast, an indoor pool, and air conditioning. Inside the rooms, there is a refrigerator, TV, and all of the usual amenities. It is right next to U.S. Highway 191, so it can get pretty loud if you have a room facing that direction. Getting a room facing toward the south means that you can see the mountains! A room will cost just under $250 a night year-round. With a rating of 8.8 out of 10, it makes for a great price.

Yellowstone River Inn and Suites
Credit - Yellowstone River Inn & Suites

Super 8 by Wyndham Livingston Yellowstone is another well-priced hotel with 37 rooms and 2 floors. A summer room will cost $190, while a winter room will cost only $55! Like every hotel should, it has free parking and WiFi, free breakfast, air conditioning, laundry facilities, and pets are allowed. If you do want to bring a pet along, it will cost $30 per pet, per night. The studio suite has a jetted tub - that’s a first. The reason why this hotel is rated at a 7.4 out of 10 is because they sometimes have missing items, things are dirty, or the staff are not present. Most people still have a positive stay. The rooms are spacious and have a television, refrigerator, desk, and chairs. Especially during the winter, Super 8 by Wyndham Livingston Yellowstone is definitely worth the cheap price!

Super 8 by Wyndham Livingston Yellowstone
Credit - Super 8 by Wyndham Livingston Yellowstone

Country Motor Inn is one of the best-priced motels in Livingston, MT. It costs $150 per night during the summer months and just $90 in the winter months! If you’re on a budget, this is the place to be. Although some of the items in the hotel are a little old, the building itself is newer - built in 1970. Like many hotels in this town, there is free parking, WiFi, and air conditioning, but no pets are allowed. There are 23 rooms on two floors. Country Motor Inn is rated a 7.4 out of 10; several people have said their rooms were dirty or the staff were unhelpful. A majority of people have had positive experiences, for what it’s worth. Just across the street is a train depot where trains can sometimes be heard a few times per night.

Country Motor Inn in Livingston, Montana
Credit - Country Motor Inn

Travelodge by Wyndham Livingston Yellowstone is very cheap in the winter; only $60 a night! In the summer, it will cost about $190 a night. They are pet friendly and have free WiFi and parking, air conditioning, two restaurants, a bar, and laundry facilities. There are also connecting rooms available - this is a nice perk to have if you are bringing kids along with you, but want some peace and quiet in your downtime. 44 rooms are all on the ground floor; some people will like this, but some people won’t like giving up some privacy. There is a large indoor pool, the rooms are spacious, and the motel design is modern. They are rated a 6.6 out of 10, the lowest out of all of the hotels in this list. Part of the reason is that things, like the shower and doors, can be broken or dirty. Staff are sometimes absent, too. Fortunately, they will put you in a room where everything works fine. Travelodge by Wyndham Livingston Yellowstone is a well-priced motel for what it offers.

Travelodge by Wyndham Livingston Yellowstone in Montana
Credit - Travelodge by Wyndham Livingston Yellowstone

Under Canvas North Yellowstone is typically the most expensive hotel which is the reason for it being ranked last - a night in the summer can cost over $500 (they are only open from May to the end of September). Not only that, it is located 10 miles away from Livingston. The best thing about this lodging is that it’s “luxury” tents, instead of the usual hotel rooms. Each will have a bed, showers, and a toilet. They also have on-site dining, nightly fires, live music, morning yoga, and kids activities. You’ll be able to see and hear the nearby Yellowstone River. The Absaroka Range is 3 miles away and looks amazing in the winter and spring. Under Canvas North Yellowstone is not just a place to stay - it is a place to become one with nature and to get the ultimate relaxation under the stars. This area can be darker than the Grand Canyon!

Under Canvas North Yellowstone near Livingston, Montana
Credit - Under Canvas North Yellowstone

There is a large selection of lodging options in Livingston, with both cheap hotels and expensive hotels; people planning to stay here can get a nice room for $50 a night or a very nice room for much more. The town has plenty of places to eat and locations to enjoy. Some examples include the Yellowstone Hot Springs, Bozeman, the Yellowstone River, and hikes in a few nearby mountain ranges. Not only are there more options to choose from than Gardiner (next to the entrance of Yellowstone), they are significantly cheaper. Have a fun trip to Livingston and Yellowstone National Park!

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Thanks for the awesome hotel guide!

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