Discover Our Historic Bozeman Motel

Motel History

1940 – First named the Glen Motel under original owners the Nunnellys, the motel opens as a small 4 cabin “tourist court.”

1942 – As the Glen Motel, a 31 unit modern motor court hotel is constructed.

1955 – The motel becomes the Travelier Motel, under new owners the Jacksons.

1969 – 1972 – The motel becomes the Stardust Motel and begins operating under our family’s ownership.

1980 – The motel becomes the Royal 7 Motel and we build 16 new units.

2021 – We become the Sapphire Motel and a new generation of our family works to restore and revitalize the historic motel!

After several generations, we feel very fortunate to still be here and we are proud to carry on America’s tradition of the old style motor in motel.

Brothers ~ Shiloh & Jacob Klatt

The Sapphire Motel

The Sapphire Motel has been a landmark in Bozeman since the 1940s. The Motel began it’s life as a simple “tourist court” with 4 cabins. It soon grew into a full 31 unit motor court hotel. The motel was constructed in the popular mid-century modern style and was advertised as a “modern stopping place for travelers” during this era. The motor court style hotel was popularized throughout the US during the 1940’s and 1950’s. These iconic motels were built to accommodate a new American past time, road tripping!

Our Motel was built as a small family operation to accommodate motorists traveling through Montana. While maintaining it’s classic design, the motel continued to grow over the years and now has 47 guest rooms. Today we fill both the role of travel motel as well as being an affordable and convenient option for a wide variety of local travelers. We host business clients for long and short term stays, sports fans visiting to cheer on local teams, and visitors from neighboring communities looking to enjoy all Bozeman has to offer.






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Sapphire Motel

310 North 7th Ave
Bozeman, MT 59715

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