The Absolute Best Hotels in Downtown Bozeman
Bozeman's historic Main Street is a bustling center offering great restaurants, shopping, art galleries, breweries, and bars. The character and charm make it a must see in Bozeman. In the past, it has been difficult to find a place to stay within walking distance of the downtown area. In the past few years, the downtown lodging opportunities have improved. If you want to experience the great recreation around the area and stay right downtown, you are in luck. Here is an overview of the hotels in downtown Bozeman.
Bozeman’s first and only 4-star hotel combines the rich history of the landmark Armory building with a contemporary and relaxed design. The hotel features several social places, including Fielding’s restaurant, two bars (one on the rooftop with exceptional views), a music hall, and a rooftop pool.
Opened in 1940 as the Glen Motel, the original format consisted of a 4-cabin “tourist court.” Two years later, the owners built a 31-unit motor court-style motel. They soon added 16 more rooms. After changing hands a couple of times, the motel has been in the same family since 1969. In 2021, it became The Sapphire Motel and was restored and revitalized. The Sapphire has a nice mix of rooms within walking distance to downtown, including family-style rooms that sleep six!
Another retro motor inn, the Lewis and Clark has an incredible indoor pool, hot tub, and eucalyptus steam room, perfect for relaxing on winter days. The rooms are updated, clean, and comfortable, and the lobby is a great gathering place. The hotel is located on Main Street, just a few blocks from downtown, and right next to the Community Food Co-Op, another local favorite.
Bozeman’s newest hotel, the AC Marriott, is centrally located downtown, with 143 well-appointed guest rooms, a European-inspired breakfast, craft beer, cocktails, and tapas in the AC lounge Neapolitan pizzas at the AC Benchmark, which also boasts incredible views. This downtown hotel also has 2500 sq. ft of flexible meeting and wedding space, perfect for your next event!
This extended stay hotel, located just steps from shopping, restaurants, and galleries, offers modern suites with full kitchens, and spacious living areas, with access to streaming services. The hotel is pet-friendly and located right across from Lindley Park. Peet’s Hill, adjacent to the park, is an off-leash dog park, perfect for watching the sunrise or sunset from one of Bozeman’s most iconic spots.
The LARK is carefully crafted to provide a distinctly Montana feel for your Montana adventures. The team of recreation-loving locals are excited to share their knowledge, enthusiasm, and suggestions for a truly unique experience here in Bozeman. While they hope your adventure consists of plenty of time exploring the outdoors, they also provide an amazing stay from their oversized sitting areas, outdoor wood-burning fireplace, open-air patio overlooking Main Street, and the local artwork created for each guest room. The Lark aims to help you experience the best that Bozeman has to offer.
The Bozeman hotel, Element is located one block from historic Main Street which makes it extremely easy for you to explore all the restaurants and shops that downtown has to offer. The sleek and modern hotel is LEED Certified, open-flow, and eco-friendly with a fully-equipped kitchen and signature Heavenly® Bed. Enjoy the complimentary WiFi, rejuvenate in the spa-inspired bathroom with rainfall showerheads, or take in a quick meeting in the conference room, enjoy a Bozeman sunset on the back patio, or get a few laps in at their indoor pool. Element offers everything you need to make your stay truly a place of your own.
A safe, friendly, and affordable stay for travelers coming to Bozeman or passing through the beautiful state of Montana, is what the Treasure State Hostel is all about. They provide a localized, central location that offers guests all required amenities for a lower rate per night for those who are on more of a tighter budget. The Treasure State Hostel also has an airport shuttle services available with a 24 notice ahead of time to prepare.
Downtown Bozeman provides a lot of opportunities for guests to always be in proximity of many activities and options while on vacation. While many visitors enjoy this luxury, some prefer to explore other options.
There are several other areas in Bozeman that provide multiple hotels and other options for guests. A popular area that many travelers prefer is the area right off the Interstate at exit 306 on the north end of 19th street. There are over a dozen options for hotels all with a different mix of amenities that right for anybody.
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