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Rainbow Motel

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#5 of 6 motels in Bozeman
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Welcome to Rainbow Motel, your Bozeman “home away from home.” Rainbow Motel aims to make your visit as relaxing and enjoyable as possible, which is why so many guests continue to come back year after year.

While staying at Rainbow Motel, visitors can check out Haynes Pavilion and Ressler Motors Ice Rink (0.5 mi) and Emerson Cultural Center (0.6 mi), some of Bozeman's top attractions.

Rainbow Motel is a budget friendly motel offering a kitchenette and air conditioning in the rooms, and it is easy to stay connected during your stay as free wifi is offered to guests.

Plus, guests can enjoy a pool and free breakfast, which have made this a popular choice among travellers visiting Bozeman. For guests with a vehicle, free parking is available.

During your visit, be sure to check out one of Bozeman's popular ribs restaurants such as Ted's Montana Grill, Montana Ale Works, and Open range, all a short distance from Rainbow Motel.

Bozeman is also known for some great history museums, including Museum of the Rockies, American Computer Museum, and Gallatin History Museum, which are not too far from Rainbow Motel.

Rainbow Motel puts the best of Bozeman at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Free breakfast
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Non-smoking hotel
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Air conditioning
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Non-smoking rooms
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CORY T wrote a review Jun 2022
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It used to be nice & clean motel for people to rent the rooms ! I heard the new motel owner bought the motel & remolding the motel & had to closed the motel . Hope that motel stay open ! My grandparents used to own that motel & my uncle was the manger .
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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BarbaraW1958 wrote a review Jul 2018
Ingonish, Canada80 contributions15 helpful votes
We stayed one night at this motel. We didn’t require a fancy place, and the price was right. The motel was clean, the staff was friendly, and our needs were met. The motel was within walking distance of downtown Boseman. Very basic place, but good for a quick overnight.
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Date of stay: July 2018
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MileHighCty wrote a review Aug 2016
Denver38 contributions32 helpful votes
no water. no internet. no refunds. don't stay here! front desk refusing to do anything to refund. had to use bottles of water from car to clean up. toilets don't flush. disgusting. no water since last night and hotel doesn't know when will have water back ("maybe later"). even if they get water back, disgusting to have had clogged toilets all night!
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Date of stay: August 2016
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Response from rainbow058, Manager at Rainbow Motel
Responded 28 Aug 2016
I am sorry that we didn't have water. We had no control over the water being off. The water main burst in front of the motel. The city of Bozeman turned off our water and that was not our fault. We are terribly sorry you had to use water from your car to clean up but like I told you, I had water at the front desk that you could have used. As far as disgusting clogged toilets, why would you continue to use the toilets when the water is off? Why didn't you tell me that your toilet was clogged? We again had no control over the water situation. I never told you "maybe later" so that is ridiculous. I told every guest the timeline that the city told me. By the way you were here when the water came back on. We were not responsible for the water situation. We would not give refunds because the water was not our fault. You would not ask for your mortgage payment to be refunded if a water main broke in front of your house and the city had to turn off the water. We were NOT responsible for the water!! We are NOT a disgusting motel, so stop bad mouthing us!! We tried to handle this the best way that we could. Furthermore, my housekeepers worked very hard that day to clean everything and make it nice for every guest. They do not deserve a "disgusting" remark from you. If you are on vacation like most people are who come here, why would you need WiFi? Enjoy the sights around you. I am sorry that you didn't enjoy your stay. We do hope that the next motel you stay is a better situation for you. And please understand that the water being turned off was not our fault!
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Cindy B wrote a review Aug 2016
Gardiner, Montana2 contributions1 helpful vote
We reserved a room here, because we needed internet... and only because we needed internet. When we arrived we were told the internet hadn't been working. We asked for our money back and the owner refused. So much for customer service. Go somewhere else... anywhere else.
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Date of stay: August 2016
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gabs1209 wrote a review Jul 2016
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My family was here for the 4th of July and we had a great stay! They had a great BBQ for all the guests. The rooms were comfortable and cute. Staff was really friendly. It was nice to stay at a place that wasn't a chain but a great American motel. Would come here again and again!!!
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Date of stay: July 2016Trip type: Travelled with family
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kirbyR wrote a review Jul 2016
Reagan, Tennessee9 contributions11 helpful votes
Overall great experience! This motel is a little outdated and not up to modern amenities but for the price you can't beat it!! The staff was unbelievably nice and accommodating. I was shocked to find out there was a complementary breakfast! It was American owned and everyone spoke English which is a plus! If your looking for a cool motel vibe with a great price in Bozeman, this place is definatley worth it!
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Date of stay: July 2016Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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c777224 wrote a review Jul 2016
Grand Rapids, Michigan2 contributions2 helpful votes
room smelled horrible, like cat urine, and the air conditioner smelled like mildew. We tried to air the place out, but the smell made my wife sick. We couldn't even stay...so we left without spending the night and they wouldn't give a refund.
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Date of stay: July 2016
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Madjude wrote a review Jul 2016
Brisbane, Australia2077 contributions265 helpful votes
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Stayed 1 night in room 111. Rooms are old but comfortable. There is a pool onsite and rooms have fridge and microwaves. Location is central close to shops and restaurants. We had a good nights sleep before hitting the road. Breakfast was better than expected.
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Date of stay: July 2016Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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agolddog wrote a review Jun 2016
Denver, co542 contributions182 helpful votes
It's older and a bit worn. I mentioned a handful of things that needed to be addressed. The lady at the front desk wanted to jump on them right now. None of them were critical, so I passed. But right attitude. Pretty clean, bad comfortable. Overall a decent option.
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Date of stay: June 2016
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Kelly T wrote a review Jun 2016
Hardin, Montana97 contributions25 helpful votes
I have never had this happen in my many travels, but this hotel canceled my reservation because they could not get ahold of me!!!! They do not take AX at all and I used AX to hold our room on booking.com. I did get a email two days before our arrival at this property, telling me about the credit card issues. I called the Rainbow Motel and asked them what was going on, at this time I was told they canceled my reservation and that this property was totally booked. I was told I would be charged a cancellation fee for a room I did not cancel!!! I called booking.com and told them what the Rainbow Motel had done, they got on the phone with the motel and told them that what they had done was wrong!!! Booking.com found us a different hotel and paid the difference in price!!! I will never recommend the Rainbow Motel to any of my friends of family!!
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Date of stay: May 2016
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Response from rainbow058, General Manager at Rainbow Motel
Responded 5 Jun 2016
Dear Ms. Torske: Thank you for leaving a review for the Rainbow even though did not actually stay with us. You left out a few details. You booked your room on 5/20 with Booking.com which advertises the only credit cards we accept is Visa/MasterCard/Discover. Which also states a 10% deposit will be charged on the day of booking. You continued to book with Amex fully knowing we didn't accept that card if you can read. However we notified Booking.com immediately to reject the reservation and also sent you a private email out of courtesy to let you know we needed another form of payment. This all took place 6 days before your arrival. If you read your booking.com policy, it says valid credit cards are required and they also state that you have 24 hours to provide a new credit card. Just so you know also Booking.com did not call and reprimand us. I am not sure where you got that idea. They are aware of their policies. When a valid credit card is not supplied within the 24 hour time frame your room then gets cancelled. We are in the business to rent rooms. All hotels have policies so my advice to you would be make sure you read all the details before you click the I AGREE BUTTON on your reservation screens. Thank you have a wonderful day and safe travels on your journey!!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Rainbow Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Rainbow Motel?
Nearby attractions include Downtown Bozeman (1.0 km), Gallatin History Museum (0.7 km), and Emerson Cultural Center (0.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Rainbow Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Rainbow Motel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Rainbow Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Rainbow Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Jam!, Main Street Overeasy, and The Nova Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Rainbow Motel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Rainbow Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting 1889 Barn (14.7 km).