Huntley Lodge3.5 out of 5.0
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Big Sky is phenomenal skiing! The lodge offers complementary boot storage in the first floor and also ski valet service at the base of the slopes. This is free with recommended gratuities for the attendants. Lift tickets are reasonably priced. Rooms include a kitchenette. Bellhops are the best ever, very helpful! Both the pool and hot tubs are heated and available year-round outdoors. Concierges vary, with some better than others.
We were on the first floor, facing a ravine near the parking lot, so had privacy when the window curtains were open. Ear plugs on your bed when you arrive, give you a clue that there will be noise. The lodge was built in 1974, so there really is no excuse for the poor insulation. We heard foot steps above us, and an aria from our neighbor, every time she was in the room, but thankfully, by 10 or so, it got quiet. We were on a conference, so the price was right -- had we paid full price, I would have not been pleased. Room was large, with a little fridge and coffee pot (starbucks coffee!), a plus. A table was welcome for the computer, and the Wi-Fi worked well. Beds were comfortable, and room was clean. Nice view of mountains. Plenty of things for the youngsters, and I enjoyed riding the lifts and walking the trails. Beautiful location.
We visited during the summer which is their slow time and none of the resort was very busy. This hotel is older and needs updating. Our room was large with a nice view of the mountain. The hotel is not very handicapped accessible and I would not recommend it those who have difficulty with stairs. Although 2 days into our stay that we could avoid most stairs by manipulating the 3 elevators. We found the staff very accommodating; however when asked the desk staff told us we would need to take our luggage up the stairs to the elevator level and this was not true. Upon our room was cold. It appears the AVC has been updated but our room was either too cold or too hot. The bedding was a nightmare. There was a thick comforter stuffed into a pillow sheet similar to what some Latin American hotels have. You were too hot with it on you and without it you had nothing. I requested a flat sheet and a blanket for the subsequent nights. I was also told the comforters are not laundered between guests. There was a safety issue as there were no safety bars in the bathtub to assist with getting in and out of the shower. There is a small kitchen with a sink and. 8. cup coffe maker. The windows were dirty which was very distracting because of the great view. The restaurant in the hotel is not open for lunch. Several reviewers have mentioned noise. Our room was not noisy perhaps because of the low vacancy. It appears the walls have been painted recently but the choice of color was not pleasing and did not compliment the carpet or the relatively new tile on the bathroom floor. The furniture needs replacing. The TV reception was excellent but you cannot see it when you sit in the chairs due to the doors not swing beyond a 90 degree angle. The food in every restaurant we ate in was mediocre and strange spices were used. There are very nice common areas with fireplaces. I was a bit nervous about the fire safety but this may because it w Is a wooden structure, this is certainly not a luxury hotel ( towels, sheets,drapes etc) but it is sufficient, overpriced for the quality. There was a musty odor on the basement level. The WI-Fi service was slow and often just kept buffering.
Very clean, spacious rooms for families. The hotel lobby has a wild feel to it. Chair lifts are very entertaining and gets you to an elevation for further enjoyment of the scenery. Nice restaurants in the area and food is was good. There is a conference center that did host more than 600 people. Overall , a very good facility.
We stayed at the Huntley Lodge at Big Sky for an education conference. The facilities surrounding the lodge were great. There's a spa, a gym, a restaurant and 2 great rooms with fire place seating. This hotel does a great job of setting the ambience around the hotel. So much so that it makes the rooms seem dated and out of place. There needs to be better lighting in the rooms and basic updates to help make the experience great. The surrounding atmosphere really provided us with a unique mountain experience in the summer. I would definitely come back hoping for updates! The staff is super helpful and welcoming!
The setting is just amazing. Big Sky is beautiful, adjoining the mountain with great scenery, lots of activities and shopping. The hotel is fine, with nice size rooms, refrigerator and microwave, but didn't provide a lot of quality for the money that they charge. When we checked in (after midnight because we had an evening flight), the guy behind the counter couldn't be bothered to explain to us how to use a comibination of two elevators to get our luggage cart upstairs. Half the towels were so old that they were rough and there was no hot water to shower in the mornings (over a period of a couple of hours every morning for several days). The explanation was "maintenance has been working on the problem." You would think that they would try a little harder.
My wife and I stayed at the Huntley Lodge for 3 nights last week. The area (Big Sky and, of course, Yellowstone National Park) is spectacular. The scenery is truly gorgeous and the lodge is well situated to enjoy the environs. The lodge needs some TLC, however. Our room was on the shabby and dated side. There was a large tear in the screen on the one sliding window. The bathtub drained incredibly slowly and it took two requests, on two separate days, to get it fixed. The oversized chairs in the room required you to squeeze yourself in between them and the table. The coffee pot did not work. Management knows the place is in need of help, as evidenced by something I've never experienced: an envelope next to each bed that says "We are listening... Sometimes you hear a little more than you wish when staying in a historic hotel like the Huntley Lodge. We hope these complimentary disposable earplugs help you rest more peacefully." Wireless service was okay but slow. Maid service was not great either. The water in our ice bucket was never dumped. We found the staff to vary between enthusiastic and somewhat off-putting, the latter being surprising given how friendly we found people everywhere else in the area. The food in Chet's, the informal restaurant/pub, was only okay.
Huntley Lodge has been around for a long time but has been well-maintained. Unfortunately, the one thing they can't do much about is the lack of noise insulation: I was in a main floor room and the ceiling creaked when people moved around in the room above mine, and voices in the hallway and room next to mine sounded like they were in my room. This could be an issue if your neighbors stay up late or get up earlier than you, but I'm not sure I'd say it was a lot worse than a lot of other hotels, especially older ones. My only other complaint is that there are no sheers on the windows, so (being in a ground floor room facing the parking lot) the only way to insure privacy was to close the curtains and turn on the lights. Having a ground floor room was kind of cool when I looked out and saw a fox trot by on the lawn! The room itself was very clean, the bed was comfortable (and they do provide ear plugs on every bed, in acknowledgement of noise levels), the decor was nice. There was a table and 2 chairs by the window and a bench that was handy to sit on while putting on shoes. The free wifi was pretty good speed. I was attending a conference with breakfast and lunch included at Chet's -the food was very good. The views are great, and if you're staying in winter, a ground floor room out by the parking lot puts you almost right at one of the chair lifts. Actually, that lift and one of the others was running, and there were many people heading up with bikes, or for a hike, or just to enjoy the view. The staff were very very friendly and courteous and helpful. The fitness center has a treadmill and elliptical and they had a daily class (zumba while I was on the elliptical -which meant I had to listen to their music or turn my volume WAY up); but the room was excessively hot. There is guest laundry facility and an outdoor pool.
Attended a conference and stayed in the Hundley lodge. I was really impressed with the customer service from almost every staff member we came in contact with. Very friendly and all going the extra mile. Beds were comfortable and our room had a refrigerator. This is a huge complex with multiple places to stay, and multiple food options as well as shopping and a small deli/grocery store. Location is very convenient for Yellowstone Park.
Agree with majority of other posts that this property is somewhat dated. The walls are thin, floors creek, carpet is way out of style and you can hear every step the person above you makes as they walk thru their room as well as people next door to you talk. BUT the commons area w/the fireplaces and couches is very nice and a great place to meet and talk w/friends. The best thing about this property is the staff. From the young men that great you at the door, help you w/your luggage, the front desk staff to the room service personnel, they are awesome! Everyone i came in contact with was incredibly nice, helpful and a joy to be around. Special thanks to Matt and the guys that valet parked our van and loaded it after our conference. They were wonderful and went beyond expected. Wish I could remember all their names--one from North Carolina, Wisconsin (I think, maybe Michigan) and one from Colorado I believe Thanks to them!! They were awesome!!! .
- Free full breakfast
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Free parking
- Onsite dining
Located within a leisurely stroll of Big Sky Resort, Huntley Lodge is within a few miles (5 km) of Moonlight Basin Ski Area. This 198 -room, 3.5-star hotel has ski-in/ski-out access, a full-service spa, and free breakfast. Lone Peak is also 3 mi (4.9 km) from the hotel, which is in the mountains.
Free full breakfast is offered each morning. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge or visit the onsite restaurant for a bite to eat. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café.
All 198 air-conditioned rooms provide refrigerators, coffee makers, and phones. Flat-screen TVs come with cable channels and pay movies, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include video-game consoles and ironing boards.
Guests of Huntley Lodge have access to ski-in/ski-out access, a full-service spa, and an outdoor pool. Onsite parking is available, both free self and paid valet parking (USD 15 per day)—also useful is limo/town car service. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and securing valuables. Other amenities at this ski hotel include a fitness center, 2 spa tubs, and a sauna.
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58% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 287 reviews