Ah... Where to begin?
We came to the end of our 12 day Rocky Mountain vacation and drove to Lions Gate Manor from Montana expecting a truly luxurious last night before flying back to New York. We had had a marvelous trip......until then.
The reviews on this site were stellar. This was definitely one of the factors that led us to book a $177 dollar a room night for an inn in the middle of freaking nowhere Idaho.
The young lady (not the owners who were never seen) who greeted us was friendly and courteous. She was lovely and this isn't a dig at any particular individual, more than it is at a cheap wannabe not-so-fancy-even-though-it wish-it-were crappy motel.
The ridiculous faux Medieval architecture and horrible religious piano music that never turns off was almost too much to bear. Our "Secret Garden" suite was actually next to the noisy gravel driveway out front. Was that the secret? shhhhhh..............
I asked to have the absolutely freezing ac turned down but was informed that the only other guest on the floor was too hot and therefore there wasn't much to be done since there was only one thermostat for the entire floor! I had to get up at 2:30 am and go out into the hallway in my underwear and shut off the damn stereo which was playing the cheesiest religious piano music ever committed to compact disc. We pleasantly informed our host we would be leaving early the next morning when we first arrived and she was sweet enough to leave us breakfast in a basket outside our door when we awoke.
Although this was very kind of her (and I want to emphasize how nice this woman was), one should hope to expect more than a pre-wrapped stale Otis Spunkmeyer muffin for Almost $200 with tax per night even if it did come with some juice and fruit.
I don't think I will ever understand places like this or how some people think this is "fancy" just because there are some cheap Chinese made fake antique-like things spread around. The two person tub was too small for two people. $85 pre tax would have been par for the course with this place and would have prevented me from writing such a negative review.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- New luxury Bed and Breakfast located next to rustic western resort town of Lava Hot Springs. We have themed rooms and suites built for couples or the individual to enjoy a romantic or recuperative getaway. Each room has its own luxury bath with shower. All but one have an air jetted/lighted deep soaking tub. The beds are handcarved and have pillowtop mattresses. We welcome you each morning to a full country breakfast around our 'royal table'. Our suites include 'The Phantom's Lair,' 'Medieval Chambers,' 'Roman Baths,' 'Castillian Dynasty,' 'Victorian Suite,' 'Secret Garden,' 'Persian Dreams,' 'Cosy Cottage.' ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Lions Gate Manor Hotel Lava Hot Springs