Philipsburg is a small town just off of the Pintler Scenic Highway. The highway itself is up for a blog post of its own some day, it’s one of my all time favorite drives! Pburg is a pretty, historical mining town, full of old buildings and great stories. Of course it’s mining so I love it, but others do too! It is a for sure Montana Must See! There is tons of fun stuff to do, such as a brewery, a museum, and LOTS of sapphire panning!
We were in Philipsburg to attend the Miners Union Day competitions (which take place every September). I knew that Coby had never been to Philipsburg before, and I was not going to miss out on an opportunity to show him the sights! We booked a room at the Broadway Hotel, and I’m so glad we did! I’m also very happy we booked early, as the whole town was pretty much sold out of rooms!
Quick Amenities List:
- Free parking
- Entrance and parking out back (so you don’t have to worry if the main street is super busy)
- Host has wonderful “British Elegance” (As Coby describes her!)
- Breakfast spread
- Pet friendly (**Check to make sure if the room you are booking is pet friendly!)
- EXTRA amenities in some rooms (such as a sauna, whirlpool tub, etc)
- Private bathrooms
- Guest lounge
- Coffee and tea in the kitchen
- Walking distance to Philipsburg attractions (next door to the brewery!)
- Books, movies, and board games in guest lounge
- Air conditioning in some rooms
Since we only booked a few days in advance, we had the Las Palomas room (it was the only one left unoccupied). However, you can not go wrong with any of the rooms at this hotel! Each room has a theme, ranging from the Hard Rock Room (a dedication to Pburgs mining past) to the Andes Suite (a tribute to where the host lived and worked in the 1990s). Some rooms have extra special amenities, such as a sauna or a large whirlpool tub! Our room was the honeymoon room (don’t make it weird and tell Coby, like I said it was all they had left!), and it was QUITE a room! It had a large, super comfortable king size bed, dual shower heads in the bathroom, and a bathtub so large I swear I could swim laps in it! It also came with a bidet, which Coby and I had to ask my mother what the heck it was. We decided to not partake in that part of the room!
Besides the amazing rooms, there are also great common areas so you can chat with other guests! The guest lounge is great for sitting down with a book or eating breakfast, and there is a cute little outdoor space near the parking area! The lounge walls are covered in books, so if you forgot yours there is sure to be something there to interest you! There are also game boards and movies! Just off the lounge is the kitchen, where the host prepares breakfast in the mornings from 8 – 9 am. It’s quite a breakfast! There is a wide variety and it’s very filling. Coby stuck to cereal while I enjoyed fruit, muffins, and meat! Coby even said the coffee was “pretty good!”, which says a lot if you know what a coffee snob he is!
When we were ready to head out on our adventures of the day, Sue was very helpful! She gave us recommendations, pamphlets, personal experiences, and more! We can’t wait to go back and try out a different room to see what else this amazing hotel has to offer!