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Idaho's World Famous Hot Pools

430 East Main Street, Lava Hot Springs, ID 83246
+1 800-423-8597
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Loved every pool!!! Very nice and relaxing! We forgot towels so it was very handy to rent a few... read more

Reviewed 28 April 2016
Boise, Idaho
Best Hot Pools I've Ever Visited

For a small-town, out-of-the-way resort, this place is impeccable. There is a LOT of room to spread... read more

Reviewed 28 April 2016
Jeff C
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Year round world class hot pools! Relax in the odor free, natural hot mineral water that bubbles directly into the bottom of the soaking pools at 112 cooling to 102 degrees F. Summer Olympic swimming complex, waterpark and indoor aquatic center provide excitement for the entire family. You can scream down the waterslides at the summer fun Olympic Swimming Complex or dive from the 10 meter diving platforms. Play in the year round Indoor Aquatic Center with Portneuf Kiddie Cove year round. Camping, lodging, food and fun are located next door in the town of Lava Hot Springs.
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  • Very good25%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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430 East Main Street, Lava Hot Springs, ID 83246
+1 800-423-8597
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Reviewed 28 April 2016

Loved every pool!!! Very nice and relaxing! We forgot towels so it was very handy to rent a few! The shade was perfect when it started raining.

Thank mrscarpenter2011
Reviewed 28 April 2016

For a small-town, out-of-the-way resort, this place is impeccable. There is a LOT of room to spread out and not feel like you're uncomfortably close to complete strangers like you find at many similar places. There are a number of different hot pools, which seem...More

Thank Jeff C
Reviewed 27 April 2016

Best hot pots I've ever been to! They are clean and don't stink. Very nice dressing rooms and a variety of pools with different temperatures.

Thank rachelcrn21
Reviewed 26 April 2016

So nice to relax in the pools. Several temperatures to choose from. Once has jets, two have little rocks to massage your feet. The "coolest" one is one of the largest, more family friendly temperature. The second warmest is the largest and my son's favorite,...More

Thank Mindy B
Reviewed 25 April 2016

This place was fabulous. It was clean and meticulously landscaped with spring flowers every where you looked. There are 5 different pools with varying temperatures. We were a little reluctant because the water range was from 102 - 114. I never have my own hot...More

Thank Skibear225
Reviewed 18 April 2016

We enjoyed our visit to Lava Hot Pools. The warm water, the beautiful gardens (even in April) were so relaxing. We took a picnic and ate on the grass. There are some tables there but it was shady and a little cool. This is my...More

Reviewed 18 April 2016

There are pools of different temperatures and sizes. I could only put my feet in the really hot pool (the hottest pool they have). The large pool with loose gravel at the bottom was the best temperature for me. There are also benches located in...More

1  Thank Lovely_Kisses
Reviewed 11 April 2016

We had a short vacation last week. We went to the hot springs twice in one day. Very relaxing and clean.

Thank cannariato
Reviewed 11 April 2016

The hot pools are large and clean. They are a nice way to relax while on vacation and are enjoyed by young and old. There are several pools that vary in temperature so you should be able to find one to your liking.

Thank mdg0304
Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

We love visiting the springs! It was a bit crowded with a young crowd but maybe typical for a Saturday night. Sunday morning was awesome with the place to ourselves though. The pools are clean and well maintained with good hours and friendly staff. Take...More

Thank Becky M
Nearby Restaurants
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.43 miles away
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.13 miles away
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.14 miles away
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174 reviews
.27 miles away
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101 reviews
.39 miles away
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.18 miles away
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.27 miles away
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7 April 2017|
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Response from Halfpint93 | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Hot Pools hours are 9am to 10pm and till 11pm on Fridays and Saturdays. You do not need make reservations for the Hot Pools but room reservations with the lodgers in town are recommended.
Silviane S
5 March 2017|
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Response from geo_chic | Reviewed this property |
My preferred hotel is the Home Hotel which is nearly next door. Great rooms, great staff and within walking distance of nearly everything you'd want access to at this time of year. Granted it is at the opposite end of town... More
Bonnie Davies C
9 February 2017|
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Response from tinfish485 | Reviewed this property |
Both the KOA and Mary's Place campgrounds are walking distance from the hot pools. Both seem small, quiet and beautiful.