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Hotel Rio Vista
Ranked #3 of 8 Hotels in Winthrop
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Ferndale, Washington
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Unfailingly Reliable”
Reviewed 4 June 2014

I gave stayed many times at the HRV, over the course of many years. Room 19 is our favorite: Top floor, on the corner of the building, so windows on two sides. While the rooms are not large, by any means (but they are very clean and cute, and the beds are fabulous), the extra window along with the terrace that complements each room, opens up the space a bit. The view over the confluence of the Chewuch andMethow rivers is lovely. The rushing river sounds mean instant relaxation. Give yourself an extra treat: take a beverage and go down the steps to the river's edge. There are comfy chairs to relax in, backed up to a bank of blue lupine. Nice.

Room Tip: Any room on the end of the building, for the extra window. Room 19 is my favorite.
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Green Features: Good. The usual options of reusing towels, etc. us available. I was unaware of any extraordinary programs.
  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Bellingham, Washington
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Reviewed 30 May 2014

Only there on night but was very impressed. The room was very clean and the view right on the river was wonderful. Wish we could have spent more time there. The owner (?) was very nice but I will say the lady that checked us in was not exactly grasping the idea of what it means to be in the hospitality business. But don't let that deter you. You will enjoy your stay. Also the rate makes it a real value.

Room Tip: Book directly with the Rio Vista, skip the online sites for this one.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 29 May 2014

Great location on Chewuch River where it joins the Methow. Rooms face out to and are directly above the river. Three levels, no elevator. My room was spare but modern and immaculately clean. Excellent bed and bedding. Turn off the heat/AC, open the window, and drift off to the river rushing by. Wonderful!

Room Tip: Try to get the top floor for best view of river, but remember there's no elevator.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 29 May 2014

I booked a room here because we were a bit late in planning our trip and quite frankly, it was the only room I could find for the weekend. We were so pleasantly surprised! The owners and staff are very friendly. We traveled with our 3 kids ages infant through 8 years and it was a great spot for them. It's a gorgeous location - all rooms have balconies overlooking the river and we enjoyed watching waterfowl and boaters. The rooms are clean, spacious, and nicely decorated with most furniture, decorations, and accessories made by local artists and craftspeople. The hotel is right at the south end of the "main drag" in Winthrop: an easy walk to all the restaurants and shops, but not too noisy or busy. We never made it to the hot tub as we were busy with other activities (hiking, rodeo, exploring town, visiting friends) but it looked very pleasant. We would definitely stay here again and would recommend it to friends. Oh - and the rates were super reasonable!

Room Tip: The first floor is down by the river. The second floor is the parking lot/hot tub level. The third f...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 22 April 2014 via mobile

Well the hotel was very surprising and very relaxing. First off nice and clean rooms with a beautiful view of the river and mountains. There's a nice size tv and a deck with each room, also the hotel has a hot tub to relax in after a walk or bike ride. I have nothing to complain about at all! But I do have advice, first if you have children you might want to bring a DVD player and second if you don't want to have maid service put the sign on the door, I felt a little bad I had clothes on the floor and a messed up bed and when the cleaning service came in to bring new towels ect, she cleaned the room also, on the bright side it looked just as if we just checked in. All in all I recommend this as a five star hotel.

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Everett, Washington
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Reviewed 9 March 2014

We stayed there a night in March and couldn't have been happier with the room and accommodations! The beds were so nice we are looking into buying a similar model. The balcony views are spectacular and you are within walking distance to all of the shops and restaurants on Riverside Ave. The room was clean, relatively new/modern, smelled pleasant and very quiet. Open the screen door a crack and listen to the river below for some beautiful white noise. What I enjoyed most was the Seattle's Best coffee in the room that actually tasted GOOD! It's such a let down when places skimp with the poor quality no-name stuff. For the quality and location it is a great value. I really enjoyed spending my time there.

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Tacoma, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 January 2014

Myself and another business associate found this place through trip advisor. it was a Wednesday, and they happen to have a dinner and jazz music thing going on. we quickly agreed to try it and it was great. Rooms are outstanding. I hope they invite us back.

Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
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Property: Hotel Rio Vista
Address: 285 Riverside Ave, PO Box 815, Winthrop, WA 98862-9811
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Region: United States > Washington > Winthrop
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 8 Hotels in Winthrop
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Rio Vista 2*
Number of rooms: 29
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Just steps away from the western saloons and aromatic bakeries of downtown Winthrop, the Hotel Rio Vista's rustic facade blends seamlessly with the town's old-time western atmosphere. Overlooking the confluence of the Chewuch and Methow rivers, the hotel features guest rooms that offer private balconies, hand-crafted wood furniture, and works by local artists. A flat-screen HD television and free wireless internet access keep guests connected, while an outdoor picnic area and riverside hot tub offer the chance to unplug within earshot of the mellifluous sounds of nature and the soaring wings of Eagles and Osprey. For winter adventurers, the hotel is just across the pedestrian bridge from the ice rink and start of the Methow Valley's immaculately groomed ski and fat biking trails. The hotel features a Bike and Ski Wax room just for such outdoor activities. All of the Hotel Rio Vista's rooms include free high speed WIFI, DirecTV HD, private riverside decks, coffee bar with Seattle's Best coffee, mini-fridge, hair dryer, A/C, and microwaves. ... more   less 
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