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Alpine Rivers Inn
Ranked #9 of 17 Hotels in Leavenworth
Certificate of Excellence
Liverpool, New York
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3 reviews
“Don't Bother”
Reviewed 16 March 2008

The property advertises itself as "pet friendly," but asks you to sign a policy that is not available until you sign in, stating pets will not be left unattended in the room (at this point it is too late to cancel/change reservations without charges). The attendant was rude and unrealistic about the realities of traveling with pets, assuming absurd and rude behavior on behalf of the pets and owners. The room smelled unclean upon initial entry, and the no-smoking policy was contradicted by cigarette butts littering the snow beneath the balcony. The common theme for amenities is cheap: lighting is inadequate at best, and the TV is at least twenty years old, without cable or even local news. Bring your own hangers, too, because there are only a few in the closet. Use caution in the shower, as you may be better served using the hoses at the local fire department. If you'd like to use the advertised hot tub, note that it is located next to road, by the parking lot. On the bright side, the view off the balcony is gorgeous.

  • Liked — The views from the balcony
  • Disliked — The smell, the cheap overtones and shortcuts, location...etc.
  • Stayed March 2008, travelled as a couple
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Redmond WA
1 review
Reviewed 21 February 2008

Friendly staff.
Hot Tub, even in winter (outdoor).
Outdoor pool, but closed when we were there in Feb.
Super comfy beds.
Big rooms with comfy couches and DVD players.
Huge breakfasts.
River very close.
Wifi in rooms.
Very quiet.
Decent prices.
Free cross-country skiing equipment rental (note: you still pay a $10 per person fee for use of ski trails, but that's good value for a 3 to 4 hour fun-filled afternoon or morning).

We stayed there for 3 nights with our 2 teenage children, and they liked it a lot too.

Note that the surroundings are a little more "urban" than the hotel's website photos might suggest, but still VERY quiet (at least in February).

Marc, Marielle, Antoine and Marjorie

  • Stayed February 2008, travelled with family
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Wilson,NC
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Reviewed 21 August 2007

We had two rooms at the Alpin Rivers Inn this August and both were very nice. We were on the main floor and were pleased that we couldn't hear those above us. The rooms were large and configured like a standard motel, but the furnishings and decor were definitely superior to what you normally find in a motel. The balconies were narrow but do have a good view of the rippling water. Three people on any one balcony is a crowd, however. One of our rooms had a refrigerator and a microwave. One did not. The included continental breakfast was very good - lots of what seemed to be home-made coffee cakes and muffins, fruit, etc. The town of Leavenworth, which is a good walk away, is great fun - pretty much over-the-top Bavarian. We found Ducks and Drakes to have good prices for drinks and acceptable pub grub.

A warning to smokers. There is no smoking in the rooms at the Alpine Rivers Inn - understandable. But there is also no smoking on the balconies and anywhere near the building or the pool area. If you want to smoke, you must go commune with nature.

  • Liked — View, decor
  • Stayed August 2007, travelled with family
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Seattle
1 review
Reviewed 6 November 2006

This was our third visit and it has constantly improved every year. Rooms are ample size and comfortable with a great view of the river, very convenient for town, even in the snow.
Drive in, Park , and have fun.
Hot tub great.
Breakfast is more than you need.
We are booked for 2007.

  • Liked — CLose to the town
  • Disliked — Larger Fridge
  • Tips/Secrets — Its not new, but very enjoyable
  • Stayed November 2005, travelled with friends
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Olympia, Washington
1 review
Reviewed 1 November 2006

I was pleasantly surprised by the spaciousness and comfort of our main bedroom, and pleased with the relaxing river view from our balcony. The bed was cozy with two down comforters, and breakfast each morning was plentiful and delicious, with boiled eggs, fresh fruit, and baked goods. A large window unit gave us complete control over our room's temperature. Every staff member we encountered was courteous and helpful. I will stay here on my next visit to Leavenworth.

  • Liked — River view
  • Disliked — Stairs
  • Stayed October 2006, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 April 2006

I highly recommend the Apline Rivers Inn. Having traveled all over the country this is by far one of the cleanest motel/hotels we have ever stayed in. All the rooms have a view and deck overlooking the Wennatchee River. The staff are A-1, from the front desk to housekeeping. It's within walking distance of the Bavarian village in Leavenworth, and if you've never been there, it's well worth your time.

This will be one place we stay whenever we're in the mountains.

  • Stayed April 2006
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Reviewed 1 October 2005

We stayed for one night in July.
This motel is fairly basic, the rooms were quite small but clean and comfortable.
Our room had a small balcony overlooking the river, it caught the morning sun and even at breakfast it was too hot to sit there, however it was very pleasant at night.
The motel is slightly out of town, but still walking distance to the shops and restaurants.
The hotel would not take a booking by email even with a credit card, and as I was out of the US it was an expensive call to book, so we took our chances and turned up and fortunately there was room.
There was a reasonable swimming pool and spa.
The best thing by far was the free breakfast, an extensive continental breakfast is set out in the office and you take it back to your room on a tray.
This made the motel very good value.

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Property: Alpine Rivers Inn
Address: 1505 Alpensee Strasse, Leavenworth, WA 98826
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Region: United States > Washington > Leavenworth
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#9 Romantic Hotel in Leavenworth
#10 Family Hotel in Leavenworth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Alpine Rivers Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 27
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy spectacular river seclusion and quiet, peaceful relaxation from your riverfront balcony overlooking the Wenatchee River. Our clean, comfortable guestrooms have down comforters with duvets, hand painted Austrian furnishings. Located just four blocks from the Bavarian downtown shops and activities.Breakfast included. Seasonal swimming pool and year-round hot tub. ... more   less 
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