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    Budget Inn Express

    524 N Last Chance Gulch, Helena, MT 59601-3345
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    May 7
    May 8
    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
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    Overview

    • Excellent20%
    • Very good35%
    • Average25%
    • Poor10%
    • Terrible10%
    28 Jan 2017
    “Underappreciated property”
    28 Sep 2016
    “Owner ”
    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    2 Star Hotel
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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,...More

    2  Thank 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...More

    2  Thank 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...More

    Thank James H
    Response from Budget Inn E, Owner at Budget Inn Express

    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

    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...More

    Thank AlwaysSummer14
    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...More

    1  Thank FelixDCat
    Best Western Premier Helena Great Northern Hotel
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    About
    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Microwave
    • Refrigerator in room
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$30 - US$45 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Room types
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Kitchenette ,
    • Smoking rooms available
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