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Riverside Hot Springs Inn

2.5 of 5 Inn   |   255 East Portneuf Avenue, P.O. Box 127, Lava Hot Springs, ID 83246
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
Jennybush12 Inkom, Idaho
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Inkom, Idaho
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As I walked into this historic building, I was greeted at the front desk by a sweet young lady. She was very friendly and immediately welcomed us in. While checking in, she gave us all of the pertinent information that we would need for our stay, including letting us know about a breakfast in the restaurant in the morning in... More

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Salem, Utah
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The staff was extremely friendly and helpful (they were amazing in fixing our reservation error). The hotel and spa itself was very worn and dirty. The rooms were surface clean but don't dig too deep...old beer bottles in the corner, fan blades and window blinds with deep dust. It's time for a major deep clean.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Yep, some friends/I stayed here (On Harley's)...the (sorry) slightly large lady at the front desk was more than friendly, more than accomodating, more than friendly! - WOW! - we stayed 'across the street' in an apartment (6 of us!)...the complimentary breakfast was great!

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HistoricRiversideInn, Owner at Riverside Hot Springs Inn, responded to this review

Hello John, Thank you for posting your review of our hotel. We appreciate that you stayed with us and had a great experience. Hope you come back soon! More

West Jordan, Utah
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One word to describe this place is a dump. Don't waste your money, stay somewhere else. The toilets don't have lids to shut, no stopper in bathroom sink, no night stands or anything for that matter to get luggage off from the floor. Grown ups walking around drinking alcohol and screaming in the halls. Very overpriced. Carpets must be original... More

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is so run down and dirty don't waste your time looking at staying here this place ruined our anniversary had to find another place in a town that books all rooms weeks in advance not an easy task

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HistoricRiversideInn, Owner at Riverside Hot Springs Inn, responded to this review

Greetings. In response to your review "Horrible" and your spouse's second review immediately following, we are sorry that your check in experience was not what we would have liked for you to have had. Unfortunately, the room that you had reserved was intended to NOT be rented and was marked out of order for repairs due to damages from a... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First walked in found profanity cut into the hand rails smells bad found our room with a broken window covered up by plastic and duck tape oh yeah this is in the bathroom just FYI found stains on our sheets the floor and rips in the carpet do not waste your money on this dump if I could this would... More

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Once we got more familiar with the town we figured that perhaps the main drag has moved by a block away from the river, making the historic entrances to the old building now seem like they are on the back of the businesses. You enter t his hotel through a back door that isn't marked as a hotel entrance at... More

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Sandy, Utah
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

We arrived here pretty late at night. We got the key to our room but when we opened the door somebody yelled at us to get out. Upon going back to the front desk, we were told that they had given us the wrong key (and they said the same thing happened a week ago too). Once we got the... More

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HistoricRiversideInn, Owner at Riverside Hot Springs Inn, responded to this review

Dear "SpookieFries", Our apologies first of all for the "Whoops" moment when checking into your guest room. Sometimes a guest may change their rooms around last minute which can sometimes result in an error when it is busy. The room you selected was an "Economy Room", also called a standard queen, which shares a bathroom with one other guest room.... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

I'm not one to write my reviews based on emotion, I try to be fair and accurate in all aspects of the review I write. However, with that being said, this was a very terrible experience and you may find some frustration and emotional undertones throughout my review of this "bed and breakfast". I booked this trip on a whim....my... More

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HistoricRiversideInn, Owner at Riverside Hot Springs Inn, responded to this review

Dear Sommer, We always appreciate guest comments and make every effort to make improvements from their recommendations as we will with yours. Thank you for providing us with your feedback. We certainly remember you and the circumstances of your reservation and your stay with us. We do want our guests to enjoy their stay and very carefully describe the guest... More

Livingston, Montana, United States
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

This hotel impressed me with its charm of a historic hotel, cute antiques, a cool, creaking wooden stairway, large room, beautiful bathroom with white tiles, comfortable bed, super-friendly staff, excellent breakfast AND my dog could stay with me!! it doesn't get much better! A stairway in back leads to the river where my dog and I had a lovely walk... More

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Address: 255 East Portneuf Avenue, P.O. Box 127, Lava Hot Springs, ID 83246
Location: United States > Idaho > Lava Hot Springs
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Riverside Hot Springs Inn 2.5*
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The full service Riverside Hot Springs Inn is a historical hotel located in downtown Lava Hot Springs. The Inn features 18 unique guest rooms, meeting facilities, on-site hot mineral soaking facilities and massage therapy. A full service restaurant and lounge are on-site and open nightly for dinner and weekends for breakfast. The Riverside features 24 hour staffing and service. The Inn is located within 2 blocks of the Foundation hot mineral soaking facilities. ... more   less 
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