West of downtown, next to the hospital, the
Mountain Valley Inn (420 W. Broadway, 406/728-4500 or 800/249-9174, http://mvimissoula.com, $64 and up) is nicer than most of the other places in this price range. It’s an easy walk to downtown restaurants.
On the east end of downtown, the Creekside Inn (630 E. Broadway, 406/549-2387 or 800/850-5131, $62 and up) is a basic but comfortable motel that allows pets (with a $25 refundable deposit) and has an outdoor pool. It’s just across Broadway from one of the town’s top hotels (the DoubleTree) and it’s an easy walk to downtown, the university, or the riverside paths.
Almost next door, the Campus Inn (744 E. Broadway, 406/549-5134 or 800/232-8013, www.campusinnmissoula.com, $72 and up) is reasonably well-maintained but not fancy.
Just to the east is the Thunderbird Motel (1009 E. Broadway, 406/543-7251 or 800/952-2500), another good bet for visitors who aren’t looking for frills.
On the Highway 93 strip south of downtown, the standard Super 8 Brooks Street (3901 Brooks, 406/251-2255 or 888/900-9010, $56 and up) is a good launching pad for trips to the Bitterroot Valley.
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