Fairfield Inn -- Billings
I figured a town as remote as billings would have lots of little $40 or $50 hotels like Fairfield Inns. No, even here in BFM, a Fairfield is a whopping $95 a night, more expensive than a similar hotel in many big cities. I could have settled for a Super 8 for about $65 a night, but it had no wi-fi and was not within walking distance of anything but a gentlemen's club.
So the Fairfield in Billings was a nice hotel, but made from the same cookie cutter as our Fairfield the next night in Bismarck, ND. They had plenty of free parking, free wi-fi, a pool next to the front desk and the elevators, and easy access to the interstate. Though it was a few miles from downtown, the hotel was within easy walking distance of Outback, Red Lobster, Denny's, Fuddruckers, and a Chinese place. Walk a little farther and cross some busy roads and you will find Italian, another steak joint, Olive Garden, and a Mongolian BBQ.
The hotel has 63 new rooms on three floors, and they offer free breakfast including Jimmy Deans biscuit sandwiches and make-you-own waffles.