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“Rainbow Lodge - A Mixed Bag” 2 of 5 stars
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Rainbow Lodge
50080 Hampshire Rocks Road, Interstate 80 at Norden Exit, Soda Springs, CA 95728   |  
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“Rainbow Lodge - A Mixed Bag”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2007

We just spent a romantic weekend at the Rainbow Lodge. We used to stay there years ago (before kids) so we went back up after years away.

It was a real mixture of good and bad. The first night the heating wasn't working properly and the building was very cold. Ice formed ont he inside of the window as we slept. But the next night everything was fine.

The food is incredibly good, breakfast and dinner were fantastic. However the wait service is terrible. The waitresses were distracted and while they were pleasant, they got orders and bills wrong and chatted away to one set of guests while completely delaying service to others. Two of the staff had an open discussion about the somach flu one had and the other was getting. Not what you want to hear from the people serving you food!

Not being able to run a room tab is also very annoying. Overall we were disappointed.

  • Liked — Location, easy to get to off hwy 80
  • Disliked — poor restaurant service
  • Stayed January 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2005

The beautiful hand hewn Inn with original rock walls is a classic that is marred by the reverberating traffic noise from Highway 80, bright outside lights that require shades to be drawn, hard beds and the central heating that is loud and hot.

The decor, linens and soaps are spa level.

Dinners are superb - the advertised breakfast (that was supposed to be included) was not available on Tuesday and Wednesday. Even morning coffee was unavailable on Tuesday. Wewere insructed to leave our key in a lock box and check out "whenever you want to"

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Additional Information about Rainbow Lodge

Address: 50080 Hampshire Rocks Road, Interstate 80 at Norden Exit, Soda Springs, CA 95728
Location: United States > California > Soda Springs
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 hotels in Soda Springs
Also Known As:
Rainbow Hotel Soda Springs

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