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Grand Union Hotel

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Brighton, Colorado, United States
Reviewed 3 September 2016

Historic hotel refurbished around 2000. We got a junior suite, large l-shaped room with views of the river and main street. Very quite at night. Not as luxurious as the photos make it look but still very nice. Clearly the best place to stay in Ft. Benton.

Thank SSwnto
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

We spent 2 nights here while exploring the area. The hotel has been lovingly restored, and while our room wasn't luxurious, the whole place feels like it's from a bygone era of cowboys and land barons. It's worth a stay for the atmosphere alone, but keep in mind the rooms aren't very soundproof. We had dinner in the hotel restaurant...

Thank Mary P
New Orleans
Reviewed 22 August 2016

The whole town of Fort Benton had a feel of being frozen in time -- somewhere between the late 19th century, and the 1950s. But in a good way. Grand Union Hotel was obviously once an important hotel in an important city -- I gather that Montana history really started there. Now it's a sleepy old hotel, in a sleepy...

Thank Susan B
Helena, Montana
Reviewed 21 August 2016

We live in Montana but have never been to Fort Benton so decided to take an overnight trip to stay at the Grand Union, have a nice diner and visit the museums. Dinner was awesome--delicious food and great service. The hotel is beautiful and has been well restored. We had a single queen room with a river view. You choose...

Thank MontanaKim
Exton, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 17 August 2016

Very, very nice stay!! We stayed here the night before we did a canoe trip on the Upper Missouri and were very happy. Historic room was room, clean pretty cool and comfy. The hotel lobby and dining room were very nice, breakfast the best we've had. The staff was exceptionally friendly!

Thank Donald O
Northern California
Reviewed 6 August 2016

This is a well restored old hotel which offers all the amenities one would expect in more modern hotels with the added benefit of a charming atmosphere. Everything was spic and span, and girl at the front desk was wonderfully helpful. We had diner in the hotel restaurants outside patio which faces the river and enjoyed it completely. Highly recommended...

Thank tjanderson5
Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

We had a great two night stay here. The building is beautiful and I loved learning about its history. The lobby is just as it was 134 years ago when the hotel first opened. However, we had a few small issues which stopped us giving it five stars: the wifi was very slow, the walls very thin (we know it's...

Thank Will23C1982
London, England
Reviewed 24 July 2016

We were attracted to this hotel as Fort Benton was billed as extremely historic and the hotel itself had its heyday in the 30s. The building has been lovingly renovated and the rooms have a few modern touches. I'm glad we paid the extra to have what was described as a mini-suite as even this was barely large enough to...

Thank notacouchpotato
Charlemont, Massachusetts
Reviewed 17 July 2016

We made a special effort to stay in this fine restored hotel. The owners have mixed old detail with modern upgrades to help us remember what small town hotels were like 75 years ago. A gorgeous facade, gracious first floor rooms and bedrooms with modern comforts. We ate in the dining room for dinner and enjoyed the fare on a.limited...

Thank ijg1018
Missoula, Montana
Reviewed 14 July 2016

The Grand Union Hotel is one of my favorite Montana journeys. Located on the north bank of the Missouri River, the historic hotel promises a sense of bygone days, when Fort Benton was the "World's Innermost Ports." From the front hotel step, you can almost imagine a steamboat from St. Louis arriving laden with goods bound for gold mining camps....

Thank jlockman

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities

Additional Information about Grand Union Hotel

Address: 1 Grand Union Square, PO Box 1119, Fort Benton, MT 59442
Region: United States > Montana > Fort Benton
Price Range: $193 - $227 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Grand Union Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 26
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Spokane, Washington
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“River view is probably gorgeous, but I enjoyed my view of the little Main Street. No noise, even on the weekend nights.”
maryellennelson, 22 May 2017 | Read review
“We find the third floor quieter and like rooms overlooking the river.”
  • View of the Missouri River from room.
  • Room 301.
marciaw475, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
“overlooking the river makes for a great view, but overlooking the historic street would be nice as well”
richlindtravels, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Request a room with a river view!”
Raelyn860, 7 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Get a room with a river view if you can! Ask the staff about some of the quirks of the hotel and its history!”
Dougmckenzie, 20 Sep 2016 | Read review
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