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

Updated: Apr 2

Whitefish, Montana is a popular spot for travelers because of its close proximity to Glacier National Park - it’s only 30 minutes away from the best national park in the country! Not only that, there is Whitefish Lake, Whitefish Mountain Resort (a large ski resort), and plenty of places to hike and kayak. In this blog, we will cover the most popular hotels and lodges in Whitefish, including their prices, amenities, room types, and ratings.


Kandahar Lodge at Whitefish Mountain Resort is often the cheapest hotel to stay at in the summer, but the most expensive lodging option in the winter. The reason is that they have a ski resort directly behind the lodge! There are multiple slopes to ski or snowboard down on Whitefish Mountain Resort, and you’ll have a beautiful view of Whitefish Lake and much of Flathead County!

  • Price: $280/night in the summer, $190/night in the winter.

  • Amenities: free continental breakfast, gym, full-service spa/jacuzzi, connecting rooms, laundry rooms, ski facilities, air conditioning, free parking and WiFi, 2 meeting rooms, computer station, garden, library, steam room, and pets are not allowed unless they are a service animal.

  • Room Types: deluxe room with 2 queen beds, deluxe room with 1 queen bed and 1 double sofa bed, deluxe studio with 1 queen bed and sofa bed + kitchen, deluxe double room (2 queen beds and 1 twin sofa bed) with refrigerator and microwave, deluxe triple room with 3 queen beds, deluxe loft with a kitchen and 2 queen beds.

  • Rating: 8.6 out of 10


Kandahar Lodge at Whitefish Mountain Resort in Montana
Credit - Kandahar Lodge at Whitefish Mountain Resort

Grouse Mountain Lodge is ranked high on this list of hotels because of the amenities that other hotels and lodges in Whitefish don’t offer, such as a golf course, a restaurant, and bike rentals. It is a very luxurious hotel all around for this price!

  • Price: $370 per night in the summer, $130 per night in the winter.

  • Amenities: Gym, bar, indoor pool, outdoor spa tub (jacuzzi), 18 holes of golf, sauna, fire pit, garden, restaurant, laundry facilities, connecting rooms, free parking and WiFi, air conditioning, airport transfer, 24/7 front desk, ski facilities, 8 meeting rooms, conference space, banquet hall, bicycle rentals, and pet-friendly (free).

  • Room Types: standard room with 2 queen beds, golf/nordic view with 1 king bed, golf/nordic view with 2 queen beds, and family loft with 1 king bed, 2 queen beds, and 1 twin sofa bed.

  • Rating: 8.8 out of 10


Grouse Mountain Lodge in Whitefish, Montana
Credit - Grouse Mountain Lodge

The Pine Lodge on Whitefish River is located next to Apres Whitefish but is slightly more expensive. It makes up for it by having extra amenities, including a view of the Whitefish River. This hotel has a modern interior and an outdoorsy exterior.

  • Price: $360/night in the summer, $170/night in the winter.

  • Amenities: indoor and outdoor pools, spa tub, gym, ski facilities, child-friendly activities, laundry facilities, connecting rooms, air conditioning, free breakfast, elevators, and pet-friendly ($25 per night).

  • Room Types: standard room with 2 queen beds and a balcony, room with 1 king bed and accessible, and standard room with multiple beds.

  • Rating: 9.4 out of 10


The Pine Lodge on Whitefish River, Ascend Hotel Collection
Credit - The Pine Lodge on Whitefish River, Ascend Hotel Collection

Best Western Rocky Mountain Lodge has an outdoorsy exterior and lobby, plus modern rooms. What sets this lodging apart from others is that the lobby is very nice and some rooms have a fireplace!

  • Price: $300 a night in the summer season, $110 a night in the winter season.

  • Amenities: airport transfer, gym, outdoor pool and jacuzzi, laundry facilities, free WiFi and parking, connecting rooms, free breakfast, ski facilities, 24/7 front desk, and pet-friendly ($20 per night).

  • Room Types: standard room with 1 king bed + a refrigerator and microwave, standard room with 2 queen beds + a refrigerator and microwave, standard room with 1 king bed and accessible, standard room with 2 queen beds and accessible, suite with 1 king bed and a fireplace, suite with 1 king bed and balcony, suite with 1 king bed + accessible and fireplace, suite with 1 king bed + sofa bed and jetted tub.

  • Rating: 9.2 out of 10


Best Western Rocky Mountain Lodge in Whitefish, Montana
Credit - Best Western Rocky Mountain Lodge

Apres Whitefish, also known as Stumptown Inn of Whitefish, is a ski hotel with free ski shuttles next to Whitefish River. This motel has both modern features and an outdoor atmosphere.

  • Price: $330 per night in the summer, $130 in the winter.

  • Amenities: pet friendly ($50 charge per pet per stay), laundry facilities, air conditioning, free WiFi and parking, coffee/tea in a common area, free ski shuttle, garden, sauna, no elevator, and firepit.

  • Room Types: double queen, single queen, double queen pet-friendly, king ADA, king, and double king and bunk.

  • Rating: 9.2 out of 10


Apres Whitefish hotel in Whitefish, Montana
Credit - Apres Whitefish

Hampton Inn & Suites Whitefish was just built in 2016 and has 15 different room options to choose from. The hotel has a modern look, which is what many people are looking for while traveling.

  • Price: $340/night in the summer, $110 in the winter.

  • Amenities: indoor pool and spa/jacuzzi, free buffet breakfast, snack bar, airport transfer, gym, business center, meeting room, free newspapers, laundry facilities, air conditioning, free WiFi and parking, and pet-friendly ($50 per pet).

  • Room Types: room with 2 queen beds, room with 1 king bed and sofa bed, room with 2 queen beds and bathtub, studio with 1 king bed, double room with king bed, and many more combinations.

  • Rating: 9.6 out of 10


Hampton Inn and Suites Whitefish hotel in Montana
Credit - Hampton Inn & Suites Whitefish

TownePlace Suites by Marriott Whitefish ranks lower on the list because of the summer prices - they are usually the highest in this area - and lack of room options. Luckily, there are lots of amenities and a high rating to make up for it. This hotel has a modern interior and exterior, plus spacious rooms and comfy beds.

  • Price: $480/night in the summer, $140/night in the winter.

  • Amenities: free full breakfast, an outdoor pool, restaurant, airport transfer, air conditioning, free WiFi and parking, laundry room, gym, ski facilities, meeting room, free bicycle rentals, spa tub, fire pit, and pet-friendly ($100 per pet per stay).

  • Room Types: studio with 1 king bed and a double sofa bed, studio with 2 queen beds, and suite with 1 king bed and a double sofa bed.

  • Rating: 9.6 out of 10


TownePlace Suites by Marriott Whitefish in Montana near Glacier National Park
Credit - TownePlace Suites by Marriott Whitefish

This hotel has a modern and spacious interior. Baymont by Wyndham Whitefish also has some sustainability practices, including LED lighting, recycling, and water conservation. Most people enjoy their stay at this location.

  • Price: $370/night in the summer, $140/night in the winter.

  • Amenities: free continental breakfast, indoor pool, connecting rooms, laundry facilities, air conditioning, free WiFi and parking, business center, free newspapers, luggage storage, and pet-friendly ($40 per pet per night).

  • Room Types: room with 2 queen beds, room with 1 queen bed, room with 1 king bed, studio suite with 1 king bed, studio suite with 2 queen beds, and suite with 1 queen bed. All rooms are non-smoking, and some are accessible.

  • Rating: 7.8 out of 10



Baymont by Wyndham Whitefish in Whitefish, Western Montana
Credit - Baymont by Wyndham Whitefish

Recreation Opportunities Near Whitefish


1. Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park is only 30 minutes away from Whitefish. This is a must-visit area because of its towering mountains and large lakes. Some short hikes and drives include Avalanche Lake, Lake McDonald, Going-to-the-Sun Road, Many Glacier, and Hidden Lake Overlook. Longer hikes include The Garden Wall, Cracker Lake, and Blackfoot Glacier. Many people will stay at Kalispell since there are more lodging options.


2. Boats, kayaks, and paddleboards

There are a few options to rent from, such as The Marina at Whitefish Lake, Whitefish Escapes, Whitefish Marine & RV, and 406 Watersports.


3. Whitefish Mountain Resort

With an average of 300 inches of snow, 111 runs, and 11 lifts, this is a very popular place to go skiing and snowboarding. Kandahar Lodge at Whitefish Mountain Resort is at the base of the slopes, so there is no need to drive and find parking.


4. Hiking trails

The most popular hiking trails include Lion Mountain Trail (with a viewpoint of Whitefish Lake), Danny On National Recreation Trail (a trail that goes to Summit House on top of Whitefish Mountain Resort), and Whitefish Valley Lookout (which offers a wonderful view of the valley and surrounding forests).


Whitefish, Montana has more than enough options for hotels and lodging. With a variety of prices and amenities, you will not have a problem finding what you need. Whitefish Lake, Whitefish Mountain Resort, and Glacier National Park provide enough fun things to do while you are on vacation or visiting family. Have a great time in Whitefish!

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