The small city of Butte has been welcoming visitors for all sorts of reasons for a very long time. There are all kinds of reasons people go there too, including everything from mining activities, to outdoor recreation, to exploring some Old West related history. If you have an interest in history and will be coming to the city of Butte anytime soon, you will want to stay at the historic Finlen Hotel.
This large brick building dominates the Downtown Butte “skyline”. The Finlen Hotel dates back to the late 1800s and has seen some very impressive names sign its guest register. At the time that it opened, it was one of the most luxurious hotels in the entire northwest. The hotel was almost completely rebuilt in the early 1920s and today it architecturally remains true to that era. If you love old architecture, you will love the look of the Finlen Hotel the moment you see it.
As you walk into the Finlen Hotel, up to the front desk, through the hotel’s halls, and even into the rooms, you will have a hard time not imagining what it must have been like to live or visit the area back in the early part of the 20th century. You can see the history in the walls and the decor too. This is the same hotel that welcomed Charles Lindberg, plus U.S. presidents Harry Truman, John F. Kennedy, and Richard Nixon over the years. The history alone makes this a great place to stay should you find yoruself in Butte, Montana.
Another of the many great things about staying at the Finlen Hotel is the location. You won’t be isolated out by Interstate 90 with all of the chain hotels. The Finlen Hotel is right downtown which means that if you get out and explore the city on foot, find locally owned eating establishments, and enjoy the other great pieces of architecture in Downtown Butte, you will come away with a much more well rounded taste of what the interesting city is all about.
The Finlen Hotel is a one of a kind lodging opportunity. For the right traveler, it can be the one of the most memorable places they ever stay at.