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Budget Inn Express

11/06/2017 12/06/2017
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Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

I always thought the Budget Inn Express was an undervalued and underappreciated property. I'm really impressed with the way the new ownership is taking on the challenges that were facing this property, and they have really turned it around. Not that it was in before, it was well cared for. But now there's that extra touch of someone who's able...

2Thank travelinMT2016
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

First off, the name budget hotel should let you know what to expect. The place is older, located right downtown, and not fancy. It's also about $60 a night. If you want to be close to the pubs, the college, or the downtown this is the best value in Helena. The rooms area clean and the staff friendly, it's a...

2Thank robnkim
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

This is a older motel with no frills, very clean and good location to downtown Helena. Quiet area, good service at check-in and check-out. If your looking for a family friendly place this is it. Will save you money to spend on something else. Have a great vacation.

Thank James H
Budget Inn E, Owner at Budget Inn Express, responded to this review

James, Thank you so much for taking the time to review our motel. We are grateful for your business. We hope you have to opportunity to stay again! Safe Travels, Jenny & Jay

Richmond, Kentucky
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

The rooms are very dated, old TV, old curtains, air conditioner barely worked, one bed was ok the other sunk in the middle. It's across from a homeless shelter but had no problems with anyone. Housekeeping was very rude even if you had DO NOT DISTURB on the door. Front desk was very nice except for an older lady that...

Thank AlwaysSummer14
Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Hard to beat the price or location of this motel with the charming front office lady. The room was clean but, except for our mattress, not much had been updated. Cracked paint and calk. The bed was higher quality. Room was non-descript. Easy walk to good food. Enjoyment depends on individual tolerance.

1Thank FelixDCat
Camas, Washington
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Clean and quiet and half the price of anywhere else in town. Conveniently located in downtown Helena within walking distance of many restaurants and bars. It's doesn't look very attractive on the outside, but did I mention it's half the price of anywhere else?!

1Thank bmcollins39
Fort Worth, Texas
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Staying for a couple of nights while waiting for a ride back to my home. Hotel is conveniently located. Price is a very good value. Rooms are dated and a bit shabby, but mine was clean, the bed firm and the pillows comfortable. The desk staff is super friendly and take a direct interest in providing whatever you might ask...

2Thank RatTailGray
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

My friend and I stayed here originally for two nights but ended up staying for three. The rooms are a great size - and managed to fit all our gear including two bicycles. Jenny the owner was very helpful from the start - giving us advice on local shops and restaurants. It is a great location for downtown Helena and...

3Thank Ronron07
Budget Inn E, Owner at Budget Inn Express, responded to this review

Ronron07, Thank you for your review. It was a pleasure to have you stay with us! All of the cyclists have just been an absolute joy. Good luck on your adventure, and we hope to see you again! ~Jenny

Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

The outside appearance is deceiving and you can see the age of the building but the owners have done a lot to keep this place nice. They had new fridges and microwaves which helps when you have an extended stay and it was so close to downtown. You can walk anywhere to eat and just look around. The service was...

3Thank Katee R
Budget Inn E, Owner at Budget Inn Express, responded to this review

Katee R, Thank you so much for your review. We appreciate your business! We hope you do stay again. Have a great 4th of july! Best Regards, Jenny & Jay

Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

Outstanding customer service. Lady at the desk was very polite. Rooms were very well kept. Not what you would expect in an older Motel. Situated within walking distance of older parts of the history of Helena

5Thank Bradley M
Budget Inn E, Owner at Budget Inn Express, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for taking the time to post a review of our motel. The front desk attendant who helped you is a true gem! She has been with the motel for about 16 years, and is very near and dear to our hearts. We are happy to hear our customers like her as much as we do....

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Enjoy your stay in Montana without destroying your pocket book. ​Budget Inn Express is located in historic downtown Helena, the capital of Montana. While staying with us walk down the Last Chance Gulch walking mall and enjoy the turn-of-the-century architecture, best restaurants, taverns, shops, entertainment, Grand Street Theatre and seasonal performing groups. If outdoor recreation is your niche-- trails, mountains, ski resorts, boating tours and much more awaits you within just a few minutes of the motel. We offer clean rooms at one of the lowest prices in town. We have a guest laundry, Wi-Fi, phone (free local and long distance calls), cable TV, microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee. For those wanting to have an extended stay in our beautiful state, we offer weekly and monthly rates. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Budget Inn Express

Address: 524 N Last Chance Gulch, Helena, MT 59601-3345
Region: United States > Montana > Helena
Price Range: $41 - $62 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Budget Inn Express 2*
Number of rooms: 47
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Also Known As:
Budget Inn Express Hotel Helena
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