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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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
4 helpful votes 4 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

Senior Reviewer
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
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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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

I am certain 100 years ago this place was wonderful. Today though, it is not. The smell, the ripped carpets, the dirty ripped quilts, the electrical problems all combine to make it pretty terrible. The staff is wonderful though, and I would love to see the place restored and cleaned. The original door and transom windows were beautiful, if dirty,... More

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Seattle, Washington
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

The Riverside Hot Springs Inn is a historic hotel with lots of charm. Our room was clean and comfortable, dinner and breakfast were excellent and the customer service was impeccable. Lava Hot Springs is a small community surrounded by breathtaking country. Suggest taking a side trip to Chesterfield.

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

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and meals at the Riverside Hot Springs Inn. It is our sincere goal that your entire stay is terrific each and every time your visit us! Thank you! More

Jackson, Wyoming, United States
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

RHSI is the best for the price and what is offered, including a nice hot breakfast in the morning and full use of hot springs 6am - 11pm. This hotel offers rooms with shared bathrooms but I usually upgrade to the bigger corner rooms with a large soaking tub and flat screen tv. This location is also the only site... More

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

Thank you Anna for your great review and comments. We look forward to your return! More

Cottonwood Heights, Utah
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

Next time you are in Lava, treat yourself to a fabulous dinner at the Riverside Hot Springs Inn. James and the staff always provide outstanding service and a meal that is always one of the best. The steamed clams are amazing. We also enjoyed the ahi tuna. The fillet Mignon melted in my mouth. And of course, Lava Cake for... More

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

Our thanks for dining with us from the whole team at the Riverside Hot Springs Inn and the Portneuf Grille & Lounge! More

Herriman, Utah
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

This historic hotel tells a story of its own, very interesting, the pictures alone are fascinating. We enjoyed our stay here. They allowed our dog to stay and that was very important to us. Yes this hotel is old, but we found it clean, we found the staff extremely friendly, helpful and the food and serving staff was as good... More

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HistoricRiversideInn, General Manager at Riverside Hot Springs Inn, responded to this review

Thank you Deborah for your comments! Your review was insightful and thoughtful! On behalf of the entire staff, we look forward to your return and hope the Riverside Inn is even better! More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

This hotel had a dead cockroach on the ground. Tiny rooms with No TV. Shared bathrooms. I wondered if this place ever gets cleaned. Old, horrible beds. I liked the old building, privet hot pots and the location but I wouldn't stay there again. The restaurant in this hotel is pretty good but with the dead cockroach you just never... More

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HistoricRiversideInn, General Manager at Riverside Hot Springs Inn, responded to this review

Dear Irina, We are happy that you did like the historical feel of the hotel and the hot springs. We are sorry that the room you reserved was not adequate for your needs. The guest room you described is one of only four rooms in the hotel that are classified as " economy rooms" that share a bath with one... 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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Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Spa Suites
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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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