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Comfort Inn University Hotel Missoula is conveniently close to the University of Montana and historic downtown Missoula just off of Interstate 90. We are just minutes from Famous Missoula attractions like:

  • Washington-Grizzly Stadium
  • Kettlehouse Amphitheater
  • Adams Event Center
  • Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
  • Mount Sentinel
  • Missoula International Airport

Enjoy Free Transportation to and from Missoula Airport, just 10 minutes from the hotel.

We are located directly across the River from the University of Montana, The Comfort Inn University Hotel makes a great host for families visiting UMT students for parent’s weekend or Montana Grizzlies games.

We’re just a few miles away from Downtown Missoula, with many shopping and restaurant options. Why not hop on a bike and cruise down to Missoula Art Museum, or Families First Children’s Museum, then grab a bite to eat at Five on Black or The Notorious Pig BBQ. You will love the exciting and delicious options available to you.

We’re also an ideal resting place on I-90 en route to Glacier National Park and Yellowstone National Park—both just a few hours from the hotel.

Washington Grizzly Stadium

Across the river, and just a 14-minute walk from the hotel.


Experience incredible shopping and restaurants in Missoula

Missoula International Airport

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Mount Sentinal 'M' Trail

The “M” on the west face of Mount Sentinel has been a Missoula landmark since 1908. A hike to the “M” is a favorite Missoula outing for people of all ages. After just a few minutes on the trail, you begin to get a birds’-eye view of the University of Montana. As you gain elevation, the view expands to include all of Missoula, the valley, and the Clark Fork River. You’ll climb less than a mile, on a zigzag path with 11 switchbacks and gain 620 feet in elevation. Many local athletes and fitness buffs run the “M” trail as a regular part of their regimen.

Image attribution: Edward Blake

River Rafting

What better way to enjoy the rivers in Missoula (including the Clark Fork, which runs right by the hotel), than to enjoy a fun day of rafting? There are several options: Montana River Guides allows you to experience Montana Whitewater rafting at its best on the Alberton Gorge and Blackfoot River. 10,000 Waves company also provides scenic river rafting on the Blackfoot River, and whitewater adventures on Alberton Gorge. If you’re interested in kayaking, check out Brennan’s Wave; a kayaking park in central Missoula.

Sip a Local Brew

It’s hard to beat a cold beer after a busy day of rafting, hiking, or exploring downtown Missoula. Fortunately, there are some great options to choose from in the area! Big Sky Brewing is the home of Moose Drool. Their newly remodeled tasting room offers delicious free tastings, and don’t forget to take a tour to learn what goes into making great beer. Or, head over to Bayern Brewery, which not only offers delicious german beer, but also delicious authentic foods such as schnitzel and white sausage. Come in on Sunday for Frühschoppen (brunch). Imagine Nation Brewing Co is a laid back brewery that often has live music on their large outdoor patio. And, don’t miss Great Burn Brewing, a brewery with a variety of tap selections where you can enjoy snacks like salami and cheddar while playing a board game on the patio.

A Carousel for Missoula

A Carousel for Missoula was the dream of Missoula cabinet-maker Chuck Kaparich. When he proposed the Carousel to Missoula City Council in 1991, a city-wide project began. Altogether, 100,000 hours of volunteer time went into the construction of the carousel which features 38 ponies and 14 gargoyles, and the largest band organ in continuous use in the United States.

Kettlehouse Amphitheater

For concertgoers seeking a unique outdoor live music experience, look no further than the new KettleHouse Amphitheater.  Nestled on the banks of the Blackfoot River, the 4,000 capacity Amphitheater provides artists and concertgoers a uniquely Montana entertainment experience. Ticket purchase options include reserved stadium seating, general admission standing pit, and general admission lawn seating.

University of Montana

The University of Montana sits on a lovely campus with friendly students and professors. The buildings are impressive, and the setting against the hills is beautiful. Football is huge here, and Grizzly fans are full of passion and fun. Don’t miss the Hall of Champions and the fantastic basketball arenas as well.

Top College Towns
The American Institute for Economic Research College Destinations Index recently ranked Missoula, home to the University of Montana, #9 among the top College Towns in the U.S. in 2015.
Best River Towns in America
Outside Online ranked Missoula one of the The Best River Towns in America due to the city’s proximity to world-class fly-fishing, hundreds of hiking and biking trails in the Rattlesnake and Lolo wilderness areas, and the college-town vibe.
Top 100 Best Places to Live
Livability ranked Missoula, MT #76 in the 100 Best Places to Live in 2017. They cited the good housing options and dining spots, which add flavor to the community, as well as the top-notch trout fishing.
Top 10 Best Beer Cities
Missoula was named #5 in the top 10 Best Beer Cities by Livability in 2011. As they said, “Missoula, MT, may be “out there,” but it’s worth the trip if you enjoy wide open spaces, big mountains, history and culture, and bold brews.”
Missoula, Montana: Best Big Sky
In the article, “The 25 Best Towns of 2017,” Outside Online gave Missoula the title “Best Big Sky.” As they said: Montana has no shortage of places circled by mountains, trails, and trout-stuffed rivers, but none match Missoula, where loggers, guides, CSA-loving parents, ranchers, and University of Montana students all blend in together.
Adventure Town: Missoula, Montana
In their article, National Geographic had this to say about Missoula: “An eclectic college town and Rocky Mountain retreat: World-class hiking, skiing, biking, and white-water paddling are all within minutes of town. Find your own options along miles of trails in mammoth Lolo National Forest.”