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Review of Riverside Hot Springs Inn & Spa

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Riverside Hot Springs Inn & Spa
Jackson, Wyoming
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8 reviews
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“HONEY, I'M HOME!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2012

We are "regulars" at the Riverside and have been for a number of years now. We treat ourselves & stay there every spring & fall. The staff treats us like royalty and makes our visit super fun & comfortable!! Kris was the 1st one who bent over backwards to make us comfortable, but Gail (the owner) & her entire staff are exactly the same way. If you need something, just ask for it & they will be sure to help!! Every time we visit we notice fresh paint, carpeting, furnishings and other improvements which are always constant in an older building. It's always fun to check out the rooms (vacant rooms have open doors) to see the new touches which have been added since our last visit. The restaurant has wonderful food & always uses fresh ingredients.( As a former restaurant owner myself, I quickly notice the freshness of the meat, produce etc.) We love the new soaking pool downstairs but also enjoy the rustic tub on the outdoor deck, where we can watch the trains & soak under the stars...... Oh, did I mention the superb couples massages we get each time from Corey and Glenda or Kathryn? They are the best!! The historic Riverside (built in 1914) may not be the newest place in town, but they are tops for food and hospitality!!!

Room Tip: Room 306 is roomy, has 3 large windows, a great view & sounds of the river!!!! Our personal favo...
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Judy H
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2012

We enjoyed staying at this quaint old inn. Not at all fond of the HUGE bison and moose heads in the main room, but as I quickly found out that was nothing in comparison to some other places we stayed and is to be expected in the west. We ate at the restaurant (not really any other viable choices "in town") - the server seemed overwhelmed with 2 tables - although she was very nice. The food was okay - pricey for location and portion. Room was small for 4, but clean. Bathroom was clean, but needs some new caulking. NO hairdryer. Breakfast included is nice to have when you're traveling and included yogurt and fruit. We did use the hot spring bath and that was nice. NOTE: there is a railroad essentially across the street - all I can say is thank God for ambien.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Lynn687
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Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2012

My wife and I spent two days in this charming old Inn. Room #305, if I could figure out how to put the bed on my Harley Davidson, I would have taken it home. The bed seemed smaller then a queen but it was such a comfortable bed, my wife and I did not want to get up and out of it. The room was a good size area and very clean. No fridge or microwave but that added to the old style. The room did have a TV, but not many channels to select from. The bathroom was a standard size and extremely clean –note for women no hair dryer. The water was nice and hot but a few times did go a bit colder for a brief moment during a normal shower. The soaking tubs located inside and down stairs in the Inn, were a warm welcome, once again very clean. We had dinner one night and breakfast which both meals were served hot and delicious. Hint, your in the middle of Idaho so seafood won't be as fresh as a market located on the coast but in" cow country" the beef was perfect. The potatoe is also something to brag about. Before departing we received a late check-out because we sign-up for a couple’s message. This was heaven served on a gold platter! The Hotel staff and Masseuse was very accommodating, professional and down to earth making it a priority; guests have the best experience possible. We look forward to another visit next year. Oh another note, the tube rentals for the River Run is discounted 50% if you stay in the hotel.

Room Tip: No swimming pools but the hot tubs located in the basement is my personal favorite. We had schedul...
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Kenneth M
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16 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2012

This 98 year old inn has a great charm to it. It's worn around the edges, but who wouldn't be? The rooms are large and comfortable. The location is perfect for taking advantage of the hot spring pools and the river tubing. In the basement are large soaking tubs big enough for the whole family - and those are free with the room.

The lobby area was clearly designed for another era. Lots of chairs and porches and stuffed animal heads. Go downstairs and you will find a cozy bar area and a great restaurant - best we found in this town. The staff was clearly invested in the hotel's success and were friendly and accommodating.

Room Tip: If you have a large family, ask for the "apartment," otherwise known as Room 100. It has...
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ColaFamily
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Inverness, Illinois
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92 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2012

My Wife and I spent the night at this hotel and were very pleased. We stayed in room 200 and found it fairly large and quite clean. Used the 2 person tub in lower level (no extra charge) and had a massage (very reasonible price) and enjoyed both. Everyone on staff was very nice. We did not eat in the dining room so can't comment on that. Hotel is in a great setting, right on the river. If you stay on the first floor, be sure to take a walk upstairs to look around, hotel has a very historic feel. The town itself is very small with public mineral baths and a few hotels and places to eat.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Rkolb26
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Pocatello, Idaho
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15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2012

my husband and I and another couple stayed one night here and it was horrible. There was no tv, no alarm clock or clock at all for that matter. There was no coffee pot in room and we had to share a bathroom. It smelled like old people live there. When we ordered breakfast they were out of salmon, and it took an hour to get served. I wouldnt recomend this to anyone. What a waste of $80.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank Kelly B
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Kaysville, Utah
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2012

The Riverside Inn has a definite charm and ambiance of yesteryear. The staff was so friendly and accommodating. The dinner we ate at the restaurant was FABULOUS! The private hot spring rooms was a very nice touch. The continental breakfast was good with a variety of breakfast pastries and drinks. You must remember that the Inn is nearly 100 years old, so don't expect everything to be like a new state-of-the art hotel. There is no AC, but a ceiling fan really helps. By opening the windows, you can hear the flowing river which is awesome, especially if you like "white noise" while you sleep. I enjoyed the stay.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Mj C
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, Owner at Riverside Hot Springs Inn & Spa, responded to this review, 9 July 2012
Dear Mj,

Thank you for your nice comments about our Inn. The Riverside Inn has its' charm, and as you noted, is nearly 100 years old! We have been working to make ongoing improvements and have almost completed the project of installing individual air conditioners in each guest room. We are pleased that you enjoyed your visit, and we look forward to having you come back to stay with us again!
Sincerely,

Gail Palen
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Property: Riverside Hot Springs Inn & Spa
Address: 255 East Portneuf, Lava Hot Springs, ID 83246
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Region: United States > Idaho > Lava Hot Springs
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Spa Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in Lava Hot Springs
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Riverside Hot Springs Inn & Spa 3*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Riverside Hot Springs Inn & Spa is a historic, full service, boutique hotel, spa, restaurant & lounge located in downtown Lava Hot Springs. Featuring 18 guest rooms, onsite hot mineral springs & massage therapy, the acclaimed Portneuf Grille & Lounge which is open nightly for dinner, meeting facilities, free wifi & complimentary Continental breakfast. The Riverside features 24 hour staffing and service. The hotel is located within 2 blocks of the Foundation hot mineral soaking facilities. ... more   less 
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