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“Throw back to the sixties, with a twist”
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O'Haire Motor Inn
Ranked #12 of 29 Hotels in Great Falls
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Reviewed 16 September 2017

Hard to believe that this much of an original early '60's motor hotel design and built building is still standing in such remarkably well kept shape. The mermaid swim is hysterical, although it DOES close the pool at 5:30pm, which is a bummer.

The free "ordered" breakfast is a bit meagre, it certainly could be a bit bigger... Rooms are clean and dated, but if you get into the groove of the era feel, it's just fine. Mattresses were comfy. Our original room smelled like it had been smoked in, so they switched us right away.

Room Tip: We weren't thrilled with the ground floor room, try 2nd or 3rd floor.
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  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled with friends
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ohairemanager, General Manager at O'Haire Motor Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2017

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Reviewed 14 July 2017

If you happen to love retro and fun at the same time O'Haire Motor Inn is for you.Staff from the time of booking are fast, efficient, and very friendly.Our retro room was very clean and cool boosting a massive comfy bed with crisp linens.Oh, I need to mention mirrors on the ceiling of the bed (no kidding). Super convenient location with the underground parking.We loved the on site Sip and Dip Lounge and those Mermaids were awesome with plenty of photo ops. Really enjoyed playing the retro casino games as well . Get your ducks in a row and visit the famous O'Haire Motor Inn you will love it!

Room Tip: Budget more time to explore this hotel.
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  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
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ohairemanager, General Manager at O'Haire Motor Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2017

Lol! I may use that line as my next advertising campaign! It's brilliant! Thanks for staying with us!

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Reviewed 14 July 2017

If the traveler wants to explore a lodging experience from another era, at a fair price for this era, the O'Haire Motor Inn is a very good choice. If the traveler wants to experience something different, while still relaxing, the O'Haire Motor Inn works for that too. (It is not a $200 room at $70 price. Example of "charm": No towel holder at the sink.)

A hotel built with a interior parking ramp on a city block? Yep. Mermaids? Yep.Unfortunately, at our early check in, we were told we missed the mermaid, swimming at the hotel pool (through an underwater viewing window in the hotel's cute Tiki Bar).

Are mermaids working? I'm told this bar is totally packed regularly. In central MT, no less. I guess the rugged MT cowboys have a gay, softer side, and just can't resist a mermaid. Or the idea of a mermaid underwater, through a bar window. Or sharing the company of rugged cowboys and mermaids. (Heck, I'm just glad someone thought of this idea and put it in MT for a change.)

The only "bad" vibe of the hotel experience was at check-in; the desk clerk clearly didn't want to work there.

I got desensitized to it though. This surly desk-clerk seemed to be a common thread through most of MT, ND, SD. Why, I wonder? The advertisements of CASINOS! CASINOS WITH LIQUOR STORES! AND MORE CASINOS! ... were a huge turn-off for me in this region; I clearly didn't want to be there anymore either. Is the "Heartland" really so brainwashed with the casino thing?) Are not trailers, propane tanks, 40mph wind, and junk cars in your yard the key to happiness???

The town at sunset, just outside the door, was adorable and quiet. The city traffic lights blinked silently for deserted streets. Cool. I wish we allocated more time to walk around. (Next A.M., I was surprised to see anystreet USA south of town, with all the usual mega-franchises. Ugh.)

I would detour my future trip just to repeat this hotel.

Room Tip: Ground floor worked good for me, a top-floor kind of person.
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  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled with family
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ohairemanager, General Manager at O'Haire Motor Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2017

Thank you for your review and more importantly thank you for staying with us! Safe travels!

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Reviewed 5 July 2017

This place is an older hotel but is in good shape. The rooms are small but inexpensive and you get a small rubber duck on your bath tub. You get a great breakfast with your room. The Sip n Dip lounge is a fun place to hang out. The mermaids don't swim on Sunday's.

Room Tip: There are only 68 rooms and they are smaller.
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  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
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ohairemanager, General Manager at O'Haire Motor Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2017

Thank you for your review. We appreciate your business very much! If your duck is traveling with you, please take pictures of him in your travels and post to our Facebook page! Safe travels to you!

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Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

Our checkin was fast and friendly. Our room was small which was no big deal for us. It was cute, clean, quiet and comfortable. We enjoyed visiting the Sip nDip bar adjacent to hotel. Very convenient! The bed was comfortable, nice shower and fridge. We will definitely stay here again while visiting GF.

Stayed: June 2017, travelled as a couple
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ohairemanager, General Manager at O'Haire Motor Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2017

Thank you!! We appreciate your business and do hope to see you again!

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Additional Information about O'Haire Motor Inn

Address: 17 7th St S, Great Falls, MT 59401-3692
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Region: United States > Montana > Great Falls
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#9 Romantic Hotel in Great Falls
Price Range: $93 - $158 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — O'Haire Motor Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 68
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Home of the famous Sip 'n Dip Lounge, Piano Pat and the MONTANA MERMAIDS! Located in beautiful and historic downtown Great Falls. Within walking distance of shopping, dining, microbreweries and the Charlie Russell Museum. We are a small family owned Inn. Our rooms are updated, have great comfortable beds, it's clean and a fun place to stay. We have indoor parking so you can park out of the sun and snow. We are a great place to stay if you are on a motorcycle ride through our beautiful state of Montana. We offer all guests a complimentary cooked to order breakfast in our full service restaurant, which also has amazing food for lunch and dinner. We are half way between Glacier National Park and Yellowstone National Park so it's the perfect place to spend the night in-between. Come see what adventures you can have in Montana and stay at our unique Inn and see why GQ Magazine named our lounge the #1 bar worth flying for! ... more   less 
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