The Northern Hotel in Billings, Montana

Northern Hotel Reservation DeskAs with many western towns, Billings was founded by the railroad.  In 1882, the first train rolled into town, and because of its proximity to the famous Yellowstone River, the town quickly grew.

In 1904, two local businessmen decided to build “the best damn hotel in the state of Montana” and the Northern Hotel was born.

Throughout the years the hotel has had its ups and downs: it has housed presidents, burnt to the ground and was completely rebuilt (1940), housed soldiers during World War II, and in 2006 was closed and put up for sale.

The hotel was again purchased in 2009, and has recently reopened with a multi-million dollar renovation making the Northern the most modern, luxury hotel in all of Montana.

Further, the hotel is perfectly located in the Billings historic district with restaurants, boutique shopping, the convention center, and all the charm of yesteryear right outside your door.

The Northern Hotel in Billings, Montana
Our hotel room.

The Northern Hotel in Billings, Montana
Hotel room seating area.

The Northern Hotel in Billings, Montana
Hotel Lobby

Lobby Northern Hotel Billings
Hotel Lobby Seating Area

The Northern now includes 160 guest rooms and suites filled with first-class amenities, a gym, gift shop, a restaurant, and a diner.

We enjoyed our stay at the Northern and have particularly fond memories of their “just right Goldilocks sleep system” beds.  Very comfy!  It was also very convenient to simply leave our car with the valet and enjoy all of the highlights of downtown, historic Billings.

In our opinion, this is the only place to stay when you visit Billings, Montana.  Try it, you’ll like it.  We promise.

Link: The Northern Hotel

Disclosure: our experience was provided by the kind folks at the Northern Hotel.  Thanks!

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