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Grand Union Hotel

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14/05/2017 15/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Madrid, Spain
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Wonderful place, mostly original, makes you think to live on the 19th century. Rates are acceptable, friendly reception, nice surrounding area along the river. Probably the best place in town. Going back as soon as I can...

Thank alfa4711
GU1882, Marketing Director at Grand Union Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words! Yes, the Grand Union has been lovingly restored to her original splendor, and we try very hard to maintain that ambiance even as time passes. Please come back again soon...

Reviewed 15 March 2017

This is a favorite destination that holds significance for my family as an escape. The old Montana hotels and small towns can be the centerpiece of your vacation. Don't miss each unique museum in almost every Montana town, with Ft Benton's fort and museum being some of the best!

Thank Steve H
GU1882, Marketing Director at Grand Union Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks so much Steve for your kind words. We look forward to seeing you again very soon!

Helena, Montana
Reviewed 9 March 2017

For slightly more than what you will pay for a Super 8 in Great Falls and a lot less than Holiday Inn you can stay in one of Montana's grandest and best restored old hotels. Beds are very comfortable, rooms are well appointed. Nice resturant, $2 dollar draft beer from a local brewery, hot breakfast included. They give you the...

Thank PrairieRambler
GU1882, Marketing Director at Grand Union Hotel, responded to this review

Oh gosh we're so flattered by your comments. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay, and look forward to you coming back to visit us very soon...

Missoula, Montana
Reviewed 29 November 2016

Fort Benton is a wonderful little town with a lot of Montana history. The Grand Union Hotel has been lovingly restored to it's former glory. Our hotel room was so very clean and this is properly the first time I've said this of a hotel -- it smelled so clean! We had dinner there as well and the food, service...

Thank Reinoehl
GU1882, Marketing Director at Grand Union Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words. We are thrilled that you had a great experience with us. We look forward to your return in the future!

Missoula, Montana
Reviewed 22 November 2016

We love visiting this magnificently and tastefully restored hotel with a fine restaurant in historic Fort Benton, Montana. We return regularly, even in the off season, just for another dose of their hospitality. The restaurant doesn't serve every night during the off season so check if you are traveling at that time of year.

1Thank Marcia W
GU1882, Marketing Director at Grand Union Hotel, responded to this review

Why thank you! It's our favorite hotel as well, and we try our very best to provide the very best in personalized services for our guests. We look forward to seeing you again...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Enjoyed our stay at this historic hotel. Comfortable bed, separate sitting area, friendly staff. Had a room overlooking the river, bridge and park. Convenient to Lewis and Clark exhibit along the banks of the Missouri

Thank richlindtravels
GU1882, Marketing Director at Grand Union Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you! It was our pleasure to welcome you, and we hope that will return again soon...

Bonners Ferry, Idaho
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Enjoyed our stay. This hotel got us started on seeking out other historic hotels. We had supper on the patio alongside the Missouri River. Our room was on the back of the hotel overlooking the river. No more expensive than a featureless Travel Lodge overlooking the freeway. We have now stayed in half a dozen historic hotels, but the Grand...

Thank Patrick H
GU1882, Marketing Director at Grand Union Hotel, responded to this review

Gosh, what an adventure you will now be on, exploring historic hotels. We are thankful and proud that you came to us, and that we sparked this curiosity in you. Can't wait to see you again!

Reviewed 24 October 2016

This hotel is more than 130 years and has been renovated and remodeled multiple times. The hotel maintains is charm, just remember that everything is OLD. Dinner in the restaurant was very good; a bit pricy and service was not fast. The "free breakfast" in the morning was very lame.

Thank Bill R
GU1882, Marketing Director at Grand Union Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments! Yes, The Grand Union is a historic hotel, a significant point of pride for us, and we can always ensure that our guests will not have a cookie cutter experience. We are unique to be sure, and this is how we create memories. When you return again, please let us know if you would prefer a...

Lindsay, California
Reviewed 8 October 2016

We chose the Grand Union as the place to celebrate our 36th anniversary and we were not disappointed. Our room on the top floor had a great view of the river and was quiet. There was a small sofa in the room making it comfortable to relax in without sitting on the bed. Dinner was very nice with attentive wait...

Thank Raelyn860
GU1882, Marketing Director at Grand Union Hotel, responded to this review

We are thrilled that we could host you for this special day. The Grand Union prides itself on providing the perfect space in which to create new memories of such and important occasion...

Cascade, Idaho
Reviewed 6 October 2016

This lovely old grand dame of a hotel bears little resemblance to modern, box-like structures. Was my first hotel-stay on a multi-day cross-country adventure and definitely set a high bar. It was a pleasure to relax into an era of by-gone luxury. A sweeping walnut staircase led up to the second floor - the banister polished smooth by several generations...

Thank jonneh126
GU1882, Marketing Director at Grand Union Hotel, responded to this review

What kind words, thank you so much. The Grand Union is certainly a unique experience, and we are honored to have you join us. Please come back again soon!

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  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
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  • 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: $159 - $221 (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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  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“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
“I think the riverside rooms would add to the experience.”
janajills, 4 Sep 2016 | Read review
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