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Helena Montana Hotels & Motels

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The Helena center is about the area of Holter Museum of Art and the area of Downtown Helena.

From its origins as a gold-mining boomtown to its ascension to the capital of Montana, Helena has a long and storied history that has created a thriving, economically sound city that people love to visit on vacation. It's home to the Gates of the Mountains — also known as the Gates to the Rocky Mountains — which attracts thousands of tourists each year. You'll take a boat tour on the Mississippi River and see exactly what Lewis and Clark saw when they first ventured down this body of water. As you move toward two mountains, a gate seems to open and provides you with stunning views of the surrounding scenery. More from this guide...

Helena Hotels/Accommodations

BW Premier Helena Great Northern Hotel by Best Western 835 Great Northern Blvd., Helena, MT 59601
  • Three Star Downtown hotel
  • Free complimentary breakfast
  • Food is to die for
  • Wonderful reception personnel
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Hotel Helena - Helena 22 North Last Chance Gulch, Helena, MT 59601
  • 3-star Downtown hotel
  • Check-in: 3:00pm
  • Excellent location
  • Great location
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Jorgenson's Inn & Suites 1714 11th Ave., Helena, MT 59601
  • Inexpensive Highway property
  • Hotel has 3 meeting rooms
  • About half of guests said rooms were dirty
  • Tasty breakfast
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Baymont Inn & Suites Helena in Helena
750 Fee St., Helena, MT 59601
  • Economical Downtown property
  • Free complimentary breakfast
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Days Inn Helena
2001 Prospect Ave., Helena, MT 59601
  • Affordable Highway property
  • Check in: 3:00 PM
  • World class service
  • Easily accessible by car, said 100%
Wingate by Wyndham - Helena 2007 North Oakes, Helena, MT 59601
  • 3-star Airport hotel
  • Hotel has 3 floors
  • Friendly service
  • Clean rooms
Shilo Inn & Suites Helena
2020 Prospect Ave., Helena, MT 59601
  • 2 star Mountain property
  • Comp. Breakfast
  • Wifi was not functioning so
  • Room needs to be redecorated
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La Quinta Inn & Suites : 701 Washington St.
701 Washington St., Helena, MT 59601
  • Midscale Lake property
  • 3 floors in hotel
  • Clean rooms
  • All guests appreciated the modern rooms
Howard Johnson Helena 2101 11th Ave., Helena, MT 59601
  • Cheap Suburban hotel
  • Check in: 2:00 pm
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Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Helena in Helena 2150 11th Ave., Helena, MT 59601
  • Midscale Highway hotel
  • Complimentary breakfast is offered
  • Room at a great price
  • Great price
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Quality Inn in Helena 2300 North Oakes St., Helena, MT 59601
  • Three Star Airport property
  • Fitness + Health Center
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Super 8 Helena : 2200 11th Ave. 2200 11th Ave., Helena, MT 59601
  • Low Cost Highway hotel
  • 20 suites in hotel
Radisson Colonial Hotel Helena in Helena 2301 Colonial Dr., Helena, MT 59601
  • Affordable Suburban hotel
  • Access to gym on-site
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Holiday Inn Express & Suites 3170 North Sanders, Helena, MT 59602
  • Three Star Rural property
  • Comp. Breakfast
  • Nice, clean hotel
  • Fantastic service
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Comfort Suites Helena 3180 North Washington St., Helena, MT 59602 Website
  • 3-star Airport property
  • 90 suites in hotel
  • Complementary soup
  • Plush bedding
Hampton Inn Helena in Helena 725 Carter Dr., Helena, MT 59601
  • Midscale Suburban hotel
  • Comp. Breakfast
  • World class service
  • Good value for the money
Residence Inn by Marriott : 2500 East Custer Ave. 2500 East Custer Ave., Helena, MT 59602
  • Mid-scale Airport property
  • Gym / Fitness Center Available
  • Good breakfest
  • Most guests found the staff to be very friendly
Elkhorn Mountain Inn 1 Jackson Creek Rd. #2249, Montana City, MT 59634 ~5.47 miles southeast of Helena
  • Cheap Rural hotel
  • Check-in: 3:00 pm
Travelodge Deer Lodge Montana 1150 North Main St., Deer Lodge, MT 59722 ~35.30 miles west of Helena
  • Cheap hotel
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The tour boat is air-conditioned and there's a restroom on board. The tour takes about two hours and costs $16 for adults, $14 for seniors, $10 for children, and $14 for military personnel. It's such a special place that many people choose to get married here, surrounded by limestone monoliths.

Of course, the Gates of the Mountains isn't the only attraction in Helena. You'll want to visit the Cathedral of St. Helena, which is one of the most stunning examples of architecture in the country. You can view it from outside and take photographs or opt for a tour of the interior. If you're interested in the past, stop by the Montana Historical Society Museum, which features artifacts and exhibits dating back hundreds of years and relating specifically to Montana.

For travelers with kids, add the Great Northern Carousel to the itinerary. Kids can go 'round and 'round for hours on the beautiful carousel, which serves as a cornerstone of the downtown district. Kids and adults also love the Montana Blue Jewel Mine. You can mine for actual jewels and stones, then process them yourself and take them home with you as one-of-a-kind souvenirs.

Outdoors enthusiasts will want to visit Holter Lake. You can fish, swim, go boating, or simply have fun on the beach. There's also the MacDonald Pass, which proves physically demanding, so it's a hike meant for people of high fitness levels.

Now that you know about all the exciting activities that await you in Helena, it's time to start planning your vacation. Choose from one of the following hotels, each of which offers its own unique set of amenities and features.

Best Time to Visit Helena, MT

Most people book their vacations in Helena during the summer. With the kids out of school and the sun shining high in the Montana sky, it might seem like the perfect season for a trip to The Treasure State. However, it can get hot between June and August, and you'll notice spikes in hotel rates because of the increased demand. The influx of tourists can also create problems when you want stress-and line-free access to area attractions.

The shoulder seasons often prove more enjoyable, especially for singles or couples who want to vacation while kids are in school. You'll see less traffic on the roads and you'll get great rates at local hotels. Plus, spring and fall offer beautiful weather, though you might experience allergy symptoms in the spring. Autumn is special because of the changing colors of the foliage, which can make your visit extra special.

Avoid visiting Helena during the winter unless you're interested in winter sports. You won't want to spend much time outside your hotel thanks to the frigid temperatures, and a sudden snowstorm can keep you snowbound long after you intended to go home.

Below is a chart of the current pricing seasonality of hotels and motels in Helena, MT:

seasonality of hotel rates in Helena

Helena by Star Rating

Below we've posted 3 graphs demonstrating mean price patterns by star rating class in Helena, MT. You can use these line graphs to determine the best months to book in Helena for your upcoming travels.

Best Luxury Hotel Options in Helena, MT

Luxurious hotels might cost more money, but they also leave you with fonder memories of your vacation. Try the Baymont Inn & Suites Helena if you're looking for an upscale experience. Every morning, you can head down to the breakfast corner for a free hot meal and all the coffee you can drink. There's a well-equipped fitness center as well as a business center. If you feel like working out, but you don't want to hit the gym, take a dip in the indoor pool. You'll also like the whirlpool hot tub and fresh, fluffy towels.

Rooms at the Baymont Inn & Suites Helena come with triple-sheeted bedding, blackout curtains, modern design, and free high-speed wireless internet. You'll have a coffeemaker in your room so you can always get your caffeine fix, and you can also choose a spacious king suite that features a sofa bed and larger dinette table.

Alternatively, check out the Best Western Premier Helena Great Northern Hotel. Its gorgeous art deco facade is just the beginning of its charms. The rooms here feature interior entrances, premium linens, upscale toiletries, spacious bathrooms, free wireless internet access, and more.

The hotel's centrally located downtown, which gives you access to as many restaurants, shopping venues, and entertainment options you could want. Of course, if you don't want to leave the hotel, you can take advantage of the indoor heated pool, gym, meeting rooms, business center, and other amenities. There's also an on-site restaurant, and if you find yourself short on cash, just head to the in-house ATM.

Best Affordable Hotel Options in Helena, MT

3 Star Average Prices: $121.67

When you're looking for budget-friendly accommodations in Helena, Jorgenson's Inn & Suites Helena might offer the best choice. It's a simple but clean and comfortable hotel that offers several different room configurations from which to choose. The guest rooms can have one or two queen beds, but you can also choose a queen or king suite if you prefer to have more room.

You'll have a microwave, refrigerator, coffeemaker, and television with cable channels. This hotel also offers free high-speed wireless internet access and free breakfast for two at the on-site restaurant. You can also return to the eatery for lunch or dinner to taste a few items from its delicious menu.

You can also save a few bucks at the Wingate by Wyndham Helena. It's less than two miles from Helena Regional Airport, which makes it especially convenient for business travelers, but it's just as attractive to vacationing singles, couples, and families. You'll enjoy free breakfast every morning and access to an outdoor pool, hot tub business center, fitness center, and free shuttle service to the airport and other nearby destinations.

The rooms at the Wingate by Wyndham Helena feature neutral color palettes and comfortable mattresses. You'll get an in-room refrigerator and microwave as well as free wireless internet. The efficiency and suite units also have sofa beds so you can save money when you're traveling in groups.

3 Star Hotel Prices in Helena

2 Star Average Prices: $73.78

2 Star Hotel Prices in Helena

Helena: Real Discounts

Hotels like the La Quinta Inn & Suites Helena and Wingate by Wyndham Helena offer excellent discounts for senior citizens, AAA members, and military personnel. If you fall into any of those categories, you can knock up to 15 percent off your total hotel bill. The Best Western Premier Helena Great Northern Hotel also offers AAA and senior discounts, so consider that venue when you're budgeting for your vacation.

Some hotels offer other discounts, such as reduced prices for booking early. If you're planning your vacation several weeks or months in advance, go ahead and make your reservations so you don't have to pay full price later.

Best Value Hotel Options in Helena, MT

Budget-conscious consumers don't always have to choose the most affordable hotel in town. By spending a few extra dollars, you can get extra amenities without going overboard. For instance, the La Quinta Inn & Suites Helena is reasonably priced, but its modern furnishings and decor will make you think you're staying at a much more upscale hotel. Triple-sheeted beds, flat-screen televisions, free Wi-Fi, and in-room microwaves and refrigerators are just a few of the amenities you can expect. Plus, the venue features free hot breakfast every morning, an outdoor pool, and a relatively generous checkout time of noon. You can sleep in on your last day in Helena before you hit the road.

Best Restaurants in Helena, MT

You'll never go hungry in Helena thanks to the wide variety of delicious restaurants you'll find here. If you're in the mood for a sandwich, for instance, head to Staggering Ox on Euclid Avenue, which serves burgers, different types of sandwiches, salads, quesadillas, and more. It's the perfect place to stop for lunch, though prepare for long lines during the weekend.

If you're more in the mood for a luxury dining experience, head to Lucca's on N. Last Chance Gulch. It's an Italian restaurant with a romantic atmosphere and an extensive wine list. Plus, the generous portions will ensure that you never leave this venue hungry.

For authentic Mexican food, you can't go wrong with Melaque Mexican Restaurant. It's an unassuming little restaurant with a friendly wait staff and a delicious menu filled with south-of-the-border favorites, from tacos and enchiladas to tortilla soup and taco salad.

Enjoying your vacation in Helena won't be difficult as long as you choose the right hotel and the right entertainment and dining options. Start planning your trip today.

Government Per Diem Rates in Helena, MT Chart

Below are the GSA reimbursement limits for hotel spending in Helena, MT excluding taxes per night. See for more details.

Applies to Lewis and Clark

Season BeginSeason EndLodging RateMeals & Incidentals
January 1, 2018December 31, 2018$99.00$64.00
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