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Lewistown, Montana
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Dude Rancher's better days are definitely behind it, but it is an inexpensive alternative for downtown Billings, clean, fairly quiet, and near everything. It appears that they're re-doing the restaurant, so we'll give it a try the next time we're staying over in town. The front desk people were friendly and the mattress was comfortable.

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Wendy O, Director of Sales at Dude Rancher Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for staying with us. We work hard to make sure our guests are comfortable. Yes, the restaurant is being completely remodeled including a new menu with some old favorites. After the restaurant, the next project will be the guest rooms. We have already replaced 95% of the windows, started painting and will continue from there. Come...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked the Dude Rancher online for a night while my mom was in the hospital. I don't know if that upset the front desk receptionist or what but from the very beginning she was quite rude. I would definitely not recommend staying here. The hotel has not been updated for what looks like at least a decade. The rooms...

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Wendy O, Director of Sales at Dude Rancher Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your frank review. We will be working on this issue. I do hope you let the front desk know so we may check into what went wrong. Thank you.

West Fargo, North Dakota
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place has some amazing potential. The history and location of this place is great. You are within walking or short drivung dustance from good food or sites. The reason for the three stars was... the staff was always nice, the shower was hot, and room stayed warm, and Continental breakfast in the morning! I have been told that the...

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Wendy O, Director of Sales at Dude Rancher Lodge, responded to this review

Good Morning, thank you for staying with us here at the Dude Rancher Lodge. We are happy you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to have the restaurant opened by February. We love our logo carpet, however, we were so unaware that it stained so easy and our professional carpet cleaners come in once a month, so it is...

Coeur D Alene
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

I had went to billings for a conference so they had choose this place to lay my head at night. The first room I got was completely a mess and smelled like someone had just left that room. It smelled as if someone showered in men's cologne. I don't even want to give them a rate. I even had told...

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Wendy O, Director of Sales at Dude Rancher Lodge, responded to this review

Vanessa, I am so sorry to hear this. I would like to know the room you were in so we do a back check on it. I want to assure you this is not our intent to have rooms like this and we appreciate your information.

Minnesota
Reviewed 1 December 2016

My husband, 14 month old son and myself stopped into the Dude Rancher simply to sleep - we had driven from Minneapolis that day and had booked a room. Needless to say we were pleasantly surprised. The bed was sooooo comfy and room was spacious enough to accommodate our pack-in-play. My husband appreciated the jetted tub after a long day...

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Wendy O, Director of Sales at Dude Rancher Lodge, responded to this review

Good Morning, Wow what a great way to start my week this morning by reading your review that you and family enjoyed your stay. We are happy to accommodate our guests in any way we can to make their night restful and happy. We would love for you to come back again, stay longer and explore our wonderful town of...

Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 21 November 2016

If you think you're going to get something that looks like it stepped out of the 1950's, then you'd be exactly right, but not in a bad way. The decorations were reminiscent of when kids would play "Cowboys and Indians" even before I was a kid (and I'm almost 60). It had all the expected modern amenities, like a flat...

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Wendy O, Director of Sales at Dude Rancher Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for choosing the Dude Rancher Lodge as your place to stay. So nice to hear you had an enjoyable stay with us and you really like the great Western Hospitality as well as the Western Lodge theme. Come back again, we would love to have you.

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 7 November 2016

Upon arriving at this motel, we were unable to park in the designated lot.. not because there weren't enough spaces, but because the few spaces that were left were being blocked off by a group of teenagers that were using the spots to play drinking games in. It made us uneasy to ask them to move so we could park....

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Wendy O, Director of Sales at Dude Rancher Lodge, responded to this review

Rachel, Received your review, we do remember your group. We are sorry that when the front desk attendant stepped away, we did not put the bell out for you to ring when you were standing there. Wish you many fine trips in the future.

Reviewed 24 October 2016

I was put up at the Dude Rancher Lodge by my new employers during a week of orientation and settling into Billings. As a new arrival to Montana, the Dude Rancher really gave me my first taste of classic Wild Western Billings! The beds are comfy and they allowed me to bring my dog along without an astronomical up-charge! The...

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Todd G, Director of Sales at Dude Rancher Lodge, responded to this review

Good Morning, thank you for staying with us. We appreciate the review and happy to know you did enjoy yourself? I'm very happy you had your dog with you. You did have quite the experience. Would you please contact me here at the hotel? I have a book I would like to send to you. It has some of our...

Thermopolis, WY
Reviewed 16 October 2016

I like that my dog is welcome here and they don't charge me a crazy high extra charge for him. Some places charge $25 and up per dog per night. Dude Rancher charges a very reasonable $7.00 nightly fee. I was able to a room that exits to my car which was nice. Unfortunately the room I got #102 also...

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Todd G, Director of Sales at Dude Rancher Lodge, responded to this review

Hello, first I would like to say thank you for staying with us here at the Dude Rancher. We are pleased you like your room for comfort and ambiance. We apologize for the people and their smoking right in your front area. We are going to be addressing this circumstance you have brought up. Do come back, and we will...

Widnes, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely quirky room with a very comfy bed. Clean room. Room had a fridge and a microwave. Bathroom had a bathtub aswell. Older lady on reception when i checked i was super miserable, i figured she had had a bad day....but after reading other reviews i guess that was just her! Free shuttle to the airport which is pretty close....

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Todd G, Director of Sales at Dude Rancher Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. We are happy you enjoyed your stay with us here at the Dude Rancher. We would like to have you back again. The coffee is always available and waiting for great guests like you.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Microwave
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  • Free Parking
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  • Multilingual Staff
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Dude Rancher Lodge is an historic downtown Billings hotel. We are proud to be listed in the National Register of Historic Places, which is America’s official list of important properties that provide a valuable link to the past and have been deemed worthy of preservation. Built in 1949, our hotel near downtown Billings is a rustic ranch that features weeping brick mortar and full-length porches. Our interior is designed with knotty pine paneling, custom-built western-style furnishings, decorative lampshades and carpeting that is adorned with the brands of local ranchers who originally invested in the property. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Dude Rancher Lodge

Address: 415 North 29th Street, Billings, MT 59101
Region: United States > Montana > Billings
Price Range: €65 - €87 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Dude Rancher Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 56
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“Try for a room near the front desk, the ones near the back are like a maze to find the restaurant.”
 of 5 bubbles PHD85, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Room 226 is haunted so if you're into that sort of thing...”
 of 5 bubbles 971jaclynp, 24 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Room 102, 104.Smokers stand outside rooma 102 day-night laughing and chatting. Very rude. What does management allow this?”
 of 5 bubbles gebodogs, 15 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Go to another hotel!!”
 of 5 bubbles Flseagal, 8 Sep 2016 | Read review
“my room on the first floor was nice, no complaints”
 of 5 bubbles L9169EOjackw, 8 Sep 2016 | Read review
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