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Broadway Hotel

The Broadway Hotel has a total of nine units that are available throughout the year. The hotel is located in Phillipsburg, Montana, in a more central part of the city. There are a variety of restaurants that are within walking distance, including The Sushi Shack and Kiko’s Mexican Restaurant. Each unit at The Broadway Hotel is uniquely decorated and comes with slightly varying amenities. However, they all offer access to Wi-Fi and an invitation to breakfast each morning. The managers of the business, David and Laurie Samson, would like their patrons to feel comfortable during their stay. The hotel is over 130 years old and has a relatively extensive mining history linked to the city.


Located in Phillipsburg, Montana, the Broadway Hotel puts forth an effort to make guests feel "right at home," in the words of the managers. With nine unique and individually decorated rooms, the hotel aims to provide a comfortable and personalized experience. One of these rooms is the Anglers Suite, designed with fishing decor. This two-room suite features two queen beds, a convertible couch, a private bath, a mini-fridge, and coffee-making facilities. Additionally, there are separate entrances to the sleeping and sitting areas, which can provide extra privacy and convenience. The Bear Grass room, which is primarily designed for couples or honeymooners, features a king-sized bed and a two-person Jacuzzi tub in addition to a private bath. Finally, Discovery, the hotel's largest room, offers views of the town center and surrounding landmarks, including the ski hill. Decorated with skiing and snow-related memorabilia, it features taller ceilings and more expansive windows compared to the other units.

The Great Room, spanning approximately 2,600 square feet, serves as a central gathering space for guests. It is equipped with a gas fireplace, a small library, and a collection of games. The hotel offers a continental-style breakfast with a selection of pastries, yogurt, granola, fruits, and beverages. While they cannot accommodate specific dietary restrictions due to the small kitchen's limitations, the hotel intends to provide a variety of options to meet visitors' needs.

With a 400- to 450-square-foot patio featuring several tables with umbrellas, patrons can enjoy their meals outdoors, encompassed by views of the surrounding area. On some occasions during the summer months, local wildlife may be seen from the patio, including cottontail rabbits and urbanized mule deer. Birdwatchers may find enjoyment in spotting the swallows and robins that nest in and around the hotel.

The Broadway Hotel’s position near the center of town facilitates access to many places that are within walking distance. With regard to dining options, Phillipsburg offers a variety of choices depending on the day of the week. Guests can obtain sushi at The Sushi Shack, indulge in sports bar fare at Bricks Pub, or enjoy Tex-Mex cuisine at Kiko’s Mexican Restaurant. The Silver Mill Restaurant has more of an upscale bar experience, while the Lake House near Georgetown Lake specializes in prime rib.


For special events, the Great Room can be transformed to host private gatherings, such as weddings and receptions. A grassy yard can be found further up the hill behind the hotel, and it is periodically used by the Phillipsburg Whiskey and Cigar Club, creating an opportunity for guests to join in for a sip of whiskey and a cigar. The hotel embraces special occasions, hosting a grand opening event in June and planning an Open House Christmas party in December. Additionally, the town of Phillipsburg itself celebrates Yule Night, an annual event where businesses on Broadway open their doors to the public, complete with Santa strolls and festivities.

According to the managers, the peak tourist months are typically June, July, and August, driven by outdoor activities such as skiing, mountain biking, and fly fishing, as well as local attractions—particularly a renowned candy store. The town also becomes a popular destination during hunting season, offering opportunities to hunt various game species. The Broadway Hotel accommodates a diverse range of guests, from history enthusiasts exploring Phillipsburg's heritage to outdoor enthusiasts enjoying fly fishing and sapphire mining, among other pastimes. One person who recently stayed at the hotel wrote, “The owner, Scott, was very helpful in setting up a room for me at the last minute. He knows a ton of the history and local stories. The beds were so comfortable, the shower was hot and had great pressure, the rooms were well decorated, and the main sitting room was very welcoming. Great breakfast and coffee setup in the morning.”


Regarding the hotel's history and ownership, the property transitioned from the previous owner, Sue, to the current owners, Dave and Laurie Samson, in May 2023. The establishment had been briefly on the market before its acquisition by the current owners, and its history includes periods of evolving use. While the specific details of the hotel's history, including intervals of vacancy, are not well-documented, it has undergone renovations and transformations over its 130-year existence. Under its current management, the hotel makes an effort to blend history with modern comfort.

Initially, the building housed a dry goods store known as JK Merrill and Sons, and later, it became the store for Fri-Swag Huffman and Company. The store's history is intertwined with the silver mining industry in the region, with Phillipsburg serving as the refining town for nearby Granite, a mining ghost town. The store eventually gave way to a hotel and boarding house, and today, the property has been renovated to feature nine rooms plus the spacious Great Room.

Situated on Broadway Street in Phillipsburg, the hotel is in a small town with less than 1,000 residents, occupying land on the edge of the Deer Lodge National Forest. The building's unique location on the north side of Broadway encompasses the town's hilly terrain, with parking elevated on a level one story above the street level. The building's history is closely tied to the area's mining heritage, with scars on the original wood floors from miners splitting wood during winters when the building served as a boarding house.

The Broadway Hotel has undergone a few minor changes since its reopening under new management. One notable update was the remodeling and reorganization of the front desk area, aimed at enhancing the guest experience. The hotel's general manager, who is also responsible for reservations, accounting, and ensuring visitors feel welcome, mentioned this change, emphasizing its importance in streamlining operations.

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103 West Broadway St
Philipsburg, Montana 59858
United States


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