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Riverside Hot Springs Inn & Spa
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24 reviews
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“What a fabulous find!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2013

We were driving from Boise to Grand Teton National Park and were looking for a place to stay about halfway in between. We checked Trip Advisor and based on the reviews called for a reservation. Gail was very friendly and helpful. Our room was ready when we got there and it was absolutely charming. The bed was extremely comfortable and everything was spotless. It is really like a lovely B&B. We went downstairs to the restaurant and had an amazing dinner! After dinner we found fluffy robes and towels on the bed, ready for us to use for our mineral soak. The private soaking rooms are downstairs. Some of the rooms are undergoing renovation, but ours was perfect. We had a delicious breakfast by the river in the morning, followed by another soak before we headed on our way. We highly recommend this Inn.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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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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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2013

the hotel is right at the middle point of Grand Tetons National Park and Salt Lack City. It's about the same price as staying in campsite of the park (electrical site + shower) but with much more to offer.

It's more like a bed and breakfast than a motel, really friendly environment.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2013

I just stayed at Riverside Hot Springs Inn and I thought it was the cutest place ever! The historic building is amazing and in wonderful condition. the little quirks of a historic building are there but with modern fixings so that you are always comfortable. the private mineral bath is wonderful! i felt like heaven afterwards. but what will really make me come back to this hotel is the people. Kristine, the guest specialist, was so sweet and inviting. the servers were wonderful and full of knowledge about the location. and even when i saw the staff on the streets in town, they remembered me and told me things to do in the cute little town. what a pleasant stay. i will def be coming back!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled on business
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West Valley City, Utah
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2013

The hotel is full of old world charm and has a lot of history and class. The food in the restaurant was to die for.....mmm the coconut prawns. The hotel staff were pleasant, helpful, informative and very professional. Our room was quaint, comfortable and made us feel right at home. The bed was soooo comfortable. And the best thing was the soothing, relaxing mineral waters in a private room. We were given very nice robes and towels. We both slept like babies. I would highly recommend this hotel to all my friends, family and co-workers.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2013

The ambience and charm of this inn,will wow you,from the check in to check out. It is quiet,and relaxing.Time spent on patio next to river is well worth...private mineral baths were awesome,as was breakfast voucher.Will definatly stay here again for years to come.....

Room Tip: private bath is great, King suite is awesome.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2013

This grand old dame might need a bit more upkeep but is a fantastic place to stay!! The beds (we had two rooms) are really comfy and antiques abound. The hot pools are terrific and included in the price and the continental breakfast was lavish. The personnel could not be nicer and the Portneuf Grille restaurant is fantastic!! What a wonderful getaway for a weekend worth of rejuvenation! Highly recommended!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2013

We have made it a tradition to come to Lava each summer, and we decided this year to "splurge" a bit and stay at the Riverside Inn. It's about double what we usually pay when we stay at other in other places in Lava.

The rooms are small, but cute and clean. The furniture is very outdated though. My bed felt like it might be as old as the Inn itself! Very squeaky, could feel the springs sticking up, and at one point I considered sleeping on the floor-it was that bad.

I decided a hot shower might help work out the kinks of the bad night's sleep, but there was no hot water. In our bathroom there was no hot water at all-not in the sink or the shower. Very disappointing. We stayed on the third floor, and had 2 rooms down the hall from each other-no hot water in the other room either. I am not sure if this is a problem with the whole Inn, or just the third floor?! Felt like I was camping.

The soaking baths at the Inn are cool, but could use a little TLC. They are private and pleasant though.

We had breakfast at the Inn's restaurant. The service was great and the food was surprisingly good. That was the best part about the place.

Overall, a good trip to Lava, but not a good value at The Riverside Inn. Next year we will stay somewhere else.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Additional Information about Riverside Hot Springs Inn & Spa

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 adult 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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