After reading other reviews, I decided to call the property and express concerns over some negative feedback. I was assured that we would enjoy our stay, and was asked to speak up if we encountered any problems. When we pulled off the road, we were pleased to see the inn was RIGHT on the Portneuf River, and the whole town and all the visitors had turned out for a parade down the main street. We stayed in the main building, which is old, but is in a beautiful setting. The pools are absolutely clean and clear, and are open to the public for a fee, but were never crowded. The river flows right thru the middle of town, back and forth under little bridges, and people tube down it, get out, walk right back up the main street and jump in again.
Breakfast was very good, served buffet style, with an egg dish, pancakes, hashbrowns, fresh fruit, cereal, milk, juice, coffee, as much as you wanted and freshly prepared.
We spent hours in the pools, which were very clean and surrounded by trees, grass and flowers, soaking and meeting other people. The staff was friendly and helpful, although not always available. Now for the bad...the kitchen/dining area is in an extremely smelly basement. You can grab your breakfast and eat elsewhere on the property. The walls of our room were NOT clean. The bathrooms (4 per floor, 6 or 8 guestrooms per floor) were clean enough, although they also had an old,damp smell. Most of the problems we had could be easily and quickly resolved if staff did some THOROUGH cleaning and opened the basement windows!! However, we did enjoy the pools, the setting, and the breakfast so much, we chose to stay another night on our return trip to Washington. The little town is very charming, and, if you are prepared for somewhat less than spotless accomodations, you will have a great time!
- Also Known As:
- Lava Hot Springs Hotel Lava Hot Springs
- Lava Hot Springs Hotel