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“Historic inn with neat hot springs at good price.” 5 of 5 stars
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302 Soda Creek Road, Idaho Springs, CO 80452   |  
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Woodstock, Connecticut
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“Historic inn with neat hot springs at good price.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014 via mobile

The inn seemed clean to us, and the price was good for what you get. They even had a military discount. The main resort rooms are very basic because it was built in the 1800s. You'll get a bed, a sink, and a toilet; no shower, but they are upfront about that when you check in. If you want a shower, which we did, you can use the ones that are by the pool and mud room. Perfectly adequate. I don't remember there being an air conditioner, but it wouldn't have been needed as the nights were cool and we were on the side facing the stream; we got a nice breeze through the window as well as the soundtrack of the running water, which made for a pleasant night's sleep. I also don't remember if there was a tv...sorry for lack of detail there (we stayed in a lot of hotels over a the course of a 3 week road trip), but we were traveling with our laptop and used the free wifi to watch a show on that. The internet connection was good. If you want more, go for the inn rooms or the cabins I guess, which we were told had more modern conveniences. If you're okay with less and have a tent, then you can even do a campsite (which is what we would have done if it wasn't raining). I really liked the history of the place: Walt Whitman and Jesse James both stayed here. And the price of the main resort room includes unlimited access to the heated pool which is filled with the naturally heated spring water. Usually the pool costs something like $10 a person if you're not staying in one of the rooms, so it is part of what made the main resort room a great value. We didn't try the other spa services or the private baths, though I believe we would have gotten a small discount on the baths if we'd done them as part of staying in the main building, but the pool was really neat. It was actually the reason we chose this place over others. Nice and warm and surrounded by beautiful tropical plants. We had a lot of fun, plus we found the staff to be very friendly. Sure, some details like the bed linens and the pool liner could use updating, but it's not a Hilton or a Sheraton and you're not paying those prices either. And you are getting hot springs and history. Overall we were very happy with our experience.

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Wheat Ridge, Colorado
2 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

The Inn was small for my husband, my two children and I. The sheet on one bed was stained with god knows what, and the same with the bedspread. The room had a funky smell to it which our cat at home thought so, too. The pool was in its own way nice but was dirty and had floaties in the water. Not to mention the floors in the hall leading to the pool were dingy and just plain gross. My oldest daughter broke out in a rash after visitng the pool twice, still unknown what it was. Expected more for what we paid for sure. Because of "swimsuit optional" rules in the caves, the kids werent allowed with good reason. Overall very disappointing, dont think we'll be going back. Got a better deal with a better room at the argo across the street which just so happens to be their "sister property". Everything needs an upgrade and a DEEP DEEP clean!!!! Those sheets were nasty.....ewwwww..........

Room Tip: I would avoid the Inn rooms, and maybe the whole hotel. I havent heard good things about the other r...
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Copalis Beach, Washington, United States
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22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

This place is a dump. our room was so small and we did not have a shower or a place to put our suitcases. There was a pipe in the bathroom that was so hot you could get a bad burn if you touched it. Way over priced, they say you have access to a shower and the pool, we looked at the pool, it was green, and lots of kids and babies in the pool. In the morning I guess they turn on the water or heat, the whole room shook with noise. we were there during the time change and no one was there in the morning to make the coffee, the housekeepers that were there just stood around not doing a thing, I guess they were there at the wrong time. What a horrible stay!
Way over priced !!

Room Tip: do not stay in the resort part if you have to stay there.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

We liked this place alot. We were looking for another historical hotel to stay in. As one would expect, this place is not state of the art, but our room across the street at the Inn was clean and accomodations were fine, We had their package deal, King Room, Private Hot Springs and 25.00 toward dinner .( a cold continental breakfast is added for Sat and Sun mornings) Remember you are in rustic hot springs motels that catered to people in the late 1800"s - GO. ENJOY!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Brookfield, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

This stay was horrible, the hotel is very different from the website. Hotel staff is hit or miss if they are friendly or not, and be prepared to wait if you need anything from the front desk as there is always at least 2-3 people in line. There are mineral baths which in theory is a neat idea but it needed a LOT of updating, it was kind of dark and dungeon-like. The cave baths are separated by gender, and swimsuits optional.
While in town, we had stopped at the local business. We told them where we were staying, and sadly, they stated "we wish that place would burn down so they could start fresh and put a beautiful spa/resort in there" as well as "every time we have to go in there, we feel like we need to shower when we leave" it was really disappointing that even the local businesses felt it was not up to sanitary standards, which was one of the concerns we had when we walked in the room. For example, the carpet was permanently dirty and stained (not saying that it wasnt vacuumed) as well as bunched up in the center, the tv was disgustingly dirty, there was an exposed dimmer in the bathroom with no wall plate covering it, which not only is extremely unsafe but most likely is not a code standard and could lead to be a big citation if that was reported, and the sheets were stained with burn marks. It was also extremely tacky that the plastic was still on the lamp shades!! In addition, the bed was caved in the middle and I woke up with an extremely sore back.
We didnt even go in the pool which was a main reason we were attracted to the hotel, but didnt feel comfortable going in it based on how things were kept up around the hotel. Had I drove up to the hotel without a reservation, I would have left immediately. The only reason we stayed is because we had a reservation and most likely there would have been a cancellation fee (as 99% of hotels have).

Room Tip: The Lodge is the newest, not attached to the main hotel/pools/etc and the second floor is stairs onl...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Fairbanks, AK
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19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

We stayed two nights in a lodge king room. The room and bathroom were generous in size and very comfortable. The private tubs and pool area provide an enjoyable, uniquely Colorado mountain spa experience.

From the other reviews, I was concerned about staying here. Not sure what you can expect with a room rate and mineral pool access together for around $100. If you are looking for the Ritz or a chain hotel experience this is not the place for you, but if you want a relaxing atmosphere to soak up some history, then try it, you might just unwind a bit!

Room Tip: The Lodge has large rooms with a table chairs and love seat.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Austin, Texas
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19 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Was on my own for one night in Colorado after visiting friends in the Denver area and decided to drive to Idaho Springs. I didn't have reservation, but rooms were available. Check in was a little slow because you have to wait in line with folks who want the pool or bath, but they were polite and took time to answer my myriad of questions. I opted for the lodge across the street, since those rooms have a private bath. The cave pools are exactly that, tunnels in the rock with geothermal mineral water. Men and woman have separate caves, and clothing is optional. After a good soak I went for swim in the warm mineral swimming pool. They are working on replacing the roof, but that didn't bother me at all. Back to the cave for anther soak, followed by one of the best massages (Tara) that I have had in a long time. The room was small, but clean with a very comfy king bed. I had no issues at all and enjoyed my stay, but if you are expecting 3 or 4 star luxury this is not the place for you. There is no on site food or fridge, but there is a small coffee pot in the room.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 302 Soda Creek Road, Idaho Springs, CO 80452
Location: United States > Colorado > Idaho Springs
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Ranked #5 of 5 Specialty Lodging in Idaho Springs
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 62
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