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Hotel on the Falls

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   475 River Parkway, Idaho Falls, ID 83402
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Ranked #18 of 21 hotels in Idaho Falls
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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12 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We arrived quite late to this destination and were unable to enjoy the falls until morning. The TV was blaring in the lobby when we arrived, so that was a bit distracting while trying to check in. Unfortunately, due to our late arrival and early morning departure, we were not able to use the pool or spa, so I cannot... More

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10 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband lived in Idaho Falls when he was young and always wanted to stay here. When we checked in we were greeted by two friendly young men that were very helpful. The room was larger than we expected, the view was fantastic, the pillows were very comfortable. We liked the juice they had for breakfast then went out to... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Although this may be a dated hotel, we were pleasantly surprised by how nice our room was and were blown away by the awesome location. Upon our initial arrival, we were a bit skeptical as the hotel does look a bit run down. However, we found that our room was clean, very comfortable and spacious. We were slightly worried about... More

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San Jose, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Is it too much to ask for a room with the basic amenities like hot water and towels after a long day trip? Apparently so for this hotel. Instead of getting a room from the main building overlooking the fall, I got a "pool-side" room similar to a Motel 6 arrangement upon my arrival. False advertising? The check-in clerk didn't... More

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Logan, Utah
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I stayed for nearly 2 weeks for a conference and I had no say over where I was staying since the conference provided the lodging. If I had paid for it myself I would have been even more upset. I had one of the rooms in the tower. I had a view directly towards the river (the view was good).... More

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Logan, Utah
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I stayed at this hotel for 10 days and could not have been more disappointed in my stay. The staff was kind and always asked if there was anything they could do for me, but that was about it. The rooms were dirty, holes in the towels and sheets, bugs galore, and stained carpets and furniture. The bathroom was recently... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As I sit here on this bed which I believe is made of plywood, I wonder how the hotel made it to this condition. I mean I paid enough money that you would think they would put some of that towards some maintenance or amenities that would warrant such a price. First off, the bathrooms are pink. Like 1970's pink.... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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32 hotel reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel has a perfect location, our room was less than 100' from the very impressive falls. Nevertheless, the hotel seems to struggle a bit, I had the impression that it was far from full. The abundance of chain hotels surrounding it seems to take its toll, which is too bad. Our room was spacious and, although not renovated recently,... More

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Brady K, General Manager at Hotel on the Falls, responded to this review

Dear ErnsestFromBalti~ Thank you for taking the time to give us a review on TripAdvisor! Thank you for the comments about the rooms. They are very spacious and our Housekeeping staff is improving. We are looking at some new WIFI options as this has been a problem for years. The stucco and cement buildings are difficult to manage with the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently booked a tower room for 9 nights, for our kids to come visit. Part one of the experience was that I had found a price online and was quoted $5 more per night. When I mentioned it, the price I had found was honored. The desk staff was very friendly, and even upgraded to a better than regular... More

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Brady K, General Manager at Hotel on the Falls, responded to this review

Dear Daniela E ~ I believe we have been exchanging emails back and forth. Thank you so much for reviewing us! Thank you for mentioning the improvements that have taking place and I hope that we just continue to improve and to impress everyone. Please feel free to contact me directly when you need another room for your family, friends,... More

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50 reviews 50 reviews
8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Hotel On The Falls has undoubtedly the best view of the falls but that is the best it has. It's dated. The sliding door to the deck overlooking the falls is very difficult to open or close. There was someone else's old food in the refrigerator. The closet door was also difficult to open and close. The TV is... More

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Brady K, General Manager at Hotel on the Falls, responded to this review

Dear Al H ~ Thank you for taking the time to give us a review! I have to agree about everything you stated. We are in the planning phase of making the very much needed changes you mentioned and hope to bring this Iconic Hotel back to it's glory! I have also, spoken with our Executive Housekeeper about the refrigerator... More

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Address: 475 River Parkway, Idaho Falls, ID 83402
Location: United States > Idaho > Idaho Falls
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel on the Falls 3*
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Also Known As:
Idaho Falls Red Lion
Red Lion Idaho Falls

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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Overlooking the Snake River, the Hotel on the Falls is minutes from the Museum of Idaho, Eagle Rock Art Guild, Tauphaus Park Zoo, University Place at Idaho Falls, Idaho Falls Regional Airport, Downtown Idaho Falls, is an hour's drive from Craters of the Moon National Monument and 2 hour's away from Yellowstone National Park. This Magnuson Hotels affiliate offers first class amenities including, a seasonal outdoor pool, hot tub, fitness facilities, free wireless internet access, meeting space for large groups, local cuisine at the Westbank Restaurant, refreshments at the Westbank Lounge, and pets are welcome. ADA services are also available. All rooms feature free wireless internet access, cable TV, Closed Caption available, air conditioning, alarm clock / radio, free local calls, hairdryer, microwave, mini-fridge, coffee maker, and iron and board. Choose from our Deluxe Tower Rooms or a Economical room overlooking our pool. Located in a separate building. ... more   less 
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