On the east side of Bozeman , the pet-friendly Blue Sky Motel (1010 E. Main St., 406/587-2311, www.bluesky-motel.com , $55–95) is an easy stroll or drive to downtown. The rooms are small and certainly not luxurious, but there’s a big front lawn where guests often hang out and a city park next door. The handy park and the management’s pet-friendly attitude make this a good place to stay with a dog. From I-90, exit 309 is closest to this end of town.
The other good budget choice, on the 7th Avenue strip, is the extraclean and well-run Royal 7 Motel (310 N. 7th Ave., 406/587-3103 or 800/587-3103, www.royal7inn.com , $51–87). The rooms at the Royal 7 are considerably nicer than what you’ll find in other budget motels in town.
In the same area, the Rainbow Motel (510 N. 7th Ave., 406/587-4201, $65–75) has a small outdoor pool.
Bozeman’s Western Heritage Inn (1200 E. Main St., 406/586-8534 or 800/877-1094, www.westernheritageinn.com , $88 and up) is a very comfortable motel with spacious rooms, including some with kitchenettes, plus a fitness room, hot tub, steam room, suites with whirlpools, and free light breakfast. Pets are permitted.
Right at the I-90 exit is a bundle of motels.
One locally owned place, Bozeman Inn (1235 N. 7th Ave., 406/587-3176 or 800/648-7515, www.bozemaninn.com , $55 and up), has a pool and a large hot tub; pets are allowed. The adjoining restaurant, Santa Fe Red’s, is popular, although better food is available downtown.
The relatively new TLC Inn (805 Wheat Dr., 406/587-2100 or 877/466-7852, www.tlc-inn.com , $59–75) has a sauna, hot tub, continental breakfast, and some pet-friendly rooms.