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Lava Hot Springs Inn

94 E. Portneuf Rd, Lava Hot Springs, ID 83246
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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Pico Rivera, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Heard this was a great place but it is anything but. The exterior is run down, maybe they think it's a patina? With the price charged you would expect they would put a little more into making the outside look fresh instead of the peeling paint. Fortunately, most of it is brick so that it doesn't require painting. STRIKE 1... More 

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Springville, Utah, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel used to be a hospital, it is old could be quaint but just falls so short. I was expecting a nice retreat where my husband and I could unwind and de-stress ... We had been looking forward to going for weeks and we finally got on the Goldwing and rode the 3 hours north to Lava Hot Springs... More 

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south carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Reserved two rooms 3 months in advanced based upon this "Inn's" website. When I arrived, I was nervous because the location was not 'old' in a charming way but clearly run down. I mistakenly checked in without viewing the room. I was given disclaimers about alcohol, noise, pet fee, etc. and then showed my two rooms. There was no TV... More 

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Salt Lake Metro
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We were looking for a place to get away for the weekend and had heard of Lava Hot Springs. I didn't want to be cheap about it, so I booked what I thought would be a premium room. Unfortunately, it seems as though the maintenance department is either on strike or has no idea about keeping an old property looking... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

My girlfriends and I decided to take a motorcycle ride over to Lava Hot Springs and we chose to stay here for the weekend. The staff were very welcoming and made our stay a real treat! Not only did we have nice clean rooms, we were treated to a delicious breakfast each morning and enjoyed the hot springs pools right... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

My friend and I spend a girls weekend up in Lava every year for the past 15 years and we always stay at the Inn. The room is comfortable and charming and the folks are friendly. The Inn itself is historic and although not modernized, does have internet access for those who simply can't disconnect. Relaxing in the hot pools... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Yes - the other reviewers are right…..this is an OLD Hotel. In a town filled with outrageous updates this is probably the only authentic place left. It is right on the river and through our big double-hung window with the old rippled glass we looked onto the green park, mountains and the freight trains chugging through often. It is certainly... More 

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Sandy, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Enjoyed out stay in the tiny cottage that once housed the owners grandmother! Antique & quirky, enjoy the staff, great breakfast spread and private pools! This is not a place of modern day luxury but a travel back in time. Felt like my great grandmothers house!

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LHSI, Manager at Lava Hot Springs Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind words. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and let others know how great it was. We hope to see you again soon. More 

Idaho Falls, Idaho
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

In reading the gripes and carping posted on here by others, I am astonished at how pampered they must be. This is an old historic and well maintained vintage property. What they are expecting for Lava Hot Springs frankly eludes me. Pay the few extra dollars and get a room with its own bathroom. Piping hot pools of water to... More 

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LHSI, Manager at Lava Hot Springs Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the great review. It is amazing how many people think that they are booking a room like something found at a NEWLY opened Ho-Jo or Holiday Inn........ we are not. All of the Hotels/B&B's in Lava are from Historical buildings that have real character. I agree with you....get out and see the area attractions or... More 

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Be aware that this "5 star Inn and Spa" is an overpriced no star hostel. Both booking.com and priceline.com have misleading information about the inn on their sites. For example, "Free toiletries are included in the ensuite bathroom" is part of the description on both sites, so I assumed "a standard Queen" room would have a Queen-sized bed and an... More 

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