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Lamplighter Motel

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
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Helena, Montana
Reviewed 8 February 2014

I had a great experience staying at the Lamplighter Motel. The staff were very friendly and housekeepers were always keeping the coffee, linens, and cleanliness in good order. The privacy and comfort was far better than that of a big chain hotel. For a great Montana experience, I truly feel that The Lamplighter gives you a touch of the outdoors,...

5Thank mhighlanderiii
Reviewed 13 October 2013 via mobile

When traveling we avoid all chains and enjoy supporting small independanly owned businesses. The Lamplighter fit the bill perfectly. Off the main drag and refreshingly different than the standard cookie cutter motel/hotel. The owners friendly and helpful. The room was clean and neat at a fair price.

2Thank 7Btravelers
Reviewed 4 September 2013

I so wanted to love this place. The reviews were, for the most part, good so I had high hopes. The little, yellow, cabins looked sweet upon arrival. The bad part was opening the door to our cabin ( which had been reserved months in advance). The first thing that caught my eye was a very, very, dirty, soiled carpet....

2Thank SylRickTraveler
Reviewed 3 September 2013 via mobile

We chose this hotel based on its proximity to the cemetery, but it's also a quick walk to down town Helena. Our cabin was laid out in the most bizarre way, and the fridge rattled, but otherwise it was quite comfy. It's nice to have your own little hut. Service was friendly too!

1Thank rj7341
Missoula, MT
Reviewed 26 August 2013

I brought my daughter to Helena for a dance camp and stayed at the Lamplighter. The location was excellent and we biked to downtown for the camp almost daily which was awesome. The property was darling with little yellow cabins and mature trees in a neighborhood feel. A supermarket is seconds away which was handy as we had a kitchenette...

2Thank Sandalwood
Reviewed 25 July 2013 via mobile

Our first red flag at this place was the bars on the managers window when we checked in. Second red flag was a young family coming to say they would accept the second room they were offered and would move their stuff over. Then there was the room. Tiny, dirty & unkept. We were not impressed, then we pulled the...

4Thank hdexplorers
Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 18 July 2013

our original room was very unacceptable. it looked like hadn't been touched since 70's. carpet,walls, furniture, beds, looked old and dirty. there were 3 tv's { those huge chunky ones from the 80's} and only 1 worked. a/c unit needed pliers to turn on- only 1 setting. cottage had a large basement with 4 beds and 1 small lamp. my...

Thank Don p
Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 22 November 2012

I immediately liked my little house at Lamplighter and I plan to stay there again. The room was very clean and everything worked properly, despite the initial appearance that you are stepping back into the 1960's. The kitchenette has no pots, pans, or utensils (they said the Health Dept won't allow that) although I must say that I've had other...

3Thank trekkin_1956
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 14 November 2012

Let me start by saying we really liked the place and would come back and stay. After all the reviews, I was surprised to see a very hairy bed when I pulled back the sheets. The problem was immediately rectified by the proprietress, who explained some issues with the new maid. The bed itself was pretty squeaky/creeky and made for...

3Thank tracaroo1
Missoula, Montana
Reviewed 2 October 2012

I would suggest calling ahead to make sure you have a room--this seems to be a popular lil' spot. My sister stayed here years ago, but stopped as it became so run-down. After reading the reviews it seemed to be fixed up so I gave it a try. I enjoyed not staying in a typical motel--and loved the little cabin....

2Thank BBMT

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about Lamplighter Motel

Address: 1006 Madison Ave, Helena, MT 59601-2801
Region: United States > Montana > Helena
Price Range: $102 - $116 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Lamplighter Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 11
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“The cabin closest to the street--26? 27?--is where we stayed and has been redecorated.”
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  • Bathroom
  • Kitchen
  • Bedroom area
BerryFine, 30 Oct 2015 | Read review
“room 29 was the better room. i think # 36 was the mini house from friday the 13th.”
3donp, 17 Jul 2013 | Read review
“We called ahead to secure the room. They seem to be very popular”
wiseoldone, 25 Sep 2012 | Read review
“Be sure to ask for cooking utensils in advance if you plan to use more than the microwave. Staff is very eager to please, but don't spring requests on them at the last minute. Not every cabin is fully equipped.”
ArthritisDoc, 13 Aug 2012 | Read review
“Call ahead to make reservations and keep in touch”
wiseoldone, 8 Apr 2011 | Read review
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