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Salmon Rapids Lodge
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1010 South Main Street, Riggins, ID 83549   |  
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Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Riggins
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Heidelberg
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111 hotel reviews
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136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

Riggings is very small town, mostly popular for outdoor activities. Youd would not expect to find such a good motel in this sort of town. The BW ist probably your best option with a 50 miles radius. It is next to the river and many rooms have a small balcony with a river view. The room was clean, had a refrigerator and a comfortable bed. Very nice is the lobby and the staff. They really try to give you the best. The cookies in the evening are a very nice treat, you cvan enjoy them on the patio overlooking the river. Same for the breakfast, just great! This is a retreat from the busy world, but you still have most of the amenities you find in fancier motels. Also nice indoor pool.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bellingham, Washington
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32 hotel reviews
Reviews in 79 cities Reviews in 79 cities
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

Best 'Best Western' I've ever stayed at, and I've stayed at quite a few! Stellar lodge architecture of river rock, polished logs and exposed timbers and it's right on the river. Leave your window open a touch and the sound of rapid water whooshing close by will lull you to sleep (if the gratis milk and cookies in the lobby every night does not). It's a beautifully appointed and expertly managed property, and though more expensive than anything else in town as others have pointed out, it's inexpensive by big city standards and excellent value for what's offered for either the business or leisure traveller.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Boise, Idaho
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012 via mobile

This place costs more than the other hotels in town but worth it. Nice upgraded beds - extra pillows. Staff is exceptional- friendly and helpful they act like they like their jobs. Breakfast is just okay but great places to eat really good food is just a short walk down the street. Be sure to take the time to walk the Main Street in Riggins and read their historical markers.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Eminence, Missouri
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012 via mobile

This hotel was wonderful to stay at while I was working in the area. The staff were stellar!! I came in after working 16 hour days and found a smile and a willingness to share milk and cookies late at night! What a treat!! Room was very nice, large and had a balcony. Breakfast was filled with variety. The lodge is beautiful with a beautiful view of the river!

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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16 hotel reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

Checked in and was upgraded to corner suite!! A prime suite with separate bedroom ,living room ,and full kitchen. Views from every room to the Salmon River were lovely. Cookies and drinks in lobby. Breakfast was outstanding. Wish we could come again soon.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Enterprise,OR
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

Heard this was a beautiful hotel so drove 180 miles one way,out of our way,to get there.We asked for a lower room with a patio so we could see the river from our room.We got the lower room but could barely see the river if we stretched our necks over all the bushes in front of the patio.But the biggest problem were the bugs.There were knats everywhere.We were told,by a card left in the room,to not use the screen door only when opening the doors to go our to the patio.We kept the glass door closed all the time except for the couple of times we went out on the patio.We couldnt stay out there due to the bugs.
But the worst was to come.We had 2 queen beds and when my husband pulled back his covers to get in bed that night,the sheets were covered with knats.We tried to brush them off but that did no good.I tthe front desk and they suggested changing the sheets which might have worked if not for the bugs flying in our hair and on the furniture also.
We shared the other bed and were woken up a couple of times during the night,because there were knats on our face.
The manager gave us $10 off the room the nest morning and explained there was nothing they can too about the knats as they are there for a couple of months at the end of the summer.I suggested cutting back the bushes in front of the patio not only to open the view but might help get rid of some of the bugs that were swarming the bushed.She said that would not work and I also suggested putting in lower watt lights over the hot tub which is only a few feet from patio.The bugs were loving those lights!
So the 360 mile round trip was a disppointment and probably will not be back.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1010 South Main Street, Riggins, ID 83549
Location: United States > Idaho > Riggins
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Riggins
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Salmon Rapids Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 55
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Come and stay on the confluence of the majestic Salmon River’s at Salmon Rapids Lodge! You will feel right at home with all of our guestroom amenities including coffee maker, hair dryer, refrigerator, ironing board set, and flat screen television with premium satellite channels and ultra clean remote, upgraded bedding and new pillow top mattresses. Fresh baked cookies and ice cold milk will complete every evening during your stay! Complimentary high speed wireless internet access is available in your guestroom and throughout the lodge. Enjoy our large indoor pool, outdoor hot tub, exercise room, and gift shop at Salmon Rapids Lodge. Our Deluxe Continental Breakfast is included with your stay and the entire hotel is 100% non-smoking. Pets allowed for a small fee based on pet-friendly room availability. Contact our Group Coordinator for corporate retreat inquiries, on-site catering, wedding venue availability, and adventure vacation package specials. AAA – 3 Diamond hotel. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Best Western Plus Salmon Rapids Hotel Riggins
Best Western Riggins
Riggins Best Western
Salmon Rapids Lodge Riggins, Idaho

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