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359 East Main, Lava Hot Springs, ID 83246
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#5 of 6 hotels in Lava Hot Springs
Location
4.7
Cleanliness
3.4
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3.5
Value
3.4
Off Highway 30 and overlooking a river, this low-key motel directly across the street from the newly renovated, world-famous Lava Hot Pools, and is a 6-minute walk from South Bannock Historical Center, and 17 miles from Haystack Mountain. Down-to-earth rooms (some with river views) offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, sitting areas, minifridges and microwaves. Family rooms add separate bedrooms, while suites feature in-room whirlpool tubs. Children age 17 and younger stay with an adult at no additional charge. Parking is complimentary. There's also an on-site RV park. Pets are welcome for a fee.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Vending machine
Hiking
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
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Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Seating area
Clothes rack
Microwave
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
Arabic, Filipino
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Biggerbulls wrote a review Jan 2022
Spanish Fork, Utah64 contributions24 helpful votes
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Very old, outdated and rough. Cons: room old smoker smell, carpet torn, parking is minimal, few outlets, poor toiletries. Pros: close to soaking, bed was comfortable, employees nice "ColoredTV by RCA" sign out front tells you something!
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Rick M wrote a review Jun 2021
Nampa, Idaho58 contributions28 helpful votes
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The first thing I noticed when I got to my room, #106, was the debris just inside the door. The wind was blowing, the elm trees were dropping their seeds and since most of the door sweep was missing the seeds blew under the door and into the room. I'm thinking bugs will also have no problem crawling into the room. The hot and cold on the bathroom sink are reversed. The outside pane of the bathroom window is frosted but a round section several inches in diameter has been broken out, allowing people in the RV park behind the room to see in. There was also a large wet area on the carpet near the desk. The tub/shower was also slow to drain, I was in ankle deep water most of my shower. The building is pretty old. Wouldn't stay here again.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
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Zoomacum1 wrote a review May 2021
Idaho Falls, Idaho72 contributions40 helpful votes
Pros: Location—you can’t beat the location if you are going to the hot pools. They are literally across the street. Nice owners—our tv wasn’t working and they came and fixed it and were super friendly and good to work with The bathroom—looks fairly recently renovated and there was plenty of hot water Refrigerator and microwave—I appreciate the room having both TV-the room had free access to DirectTV FREE wifi Air conditioner that worked well They sell ice and have a vending machine and the closet in the room was good-sized Cons: The room—The walls had large gouges and dings in them and there were a total of 3 outlets in the room ( 2.5 of them taken up by the air conditioner, fridge, microwave, and tv setup) one of which was missing the face plate so we had to make sure that our kids didn’t touch it because you could reach the live wires. The lamp was broken so you had to plug it into one of the extension cords running from one of the outlets. There was even a huge wood panel screwed onto the wall that seemed to be covering a hole. The room needs to be painted. It was pretty small for two queen beds. Toiletries—there was a tiny packet of shampoo/conditioner and two tiny bars of soap—barely enough for one person Beds—comfortable mattresses but very dated bedding and flimsy pillows Would I stay again? Yes, it was okay and since the location was great I might if I couldn’t find anything else, but I’d prefer to stay elsewhere. The room was decently clean.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Bring a power strip so you can plug in your phones!
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Susan F wrote a review May 2021
122 contributions69 helpful votes
Standard motel room. Looks like it's still the 1960's. Clean and a good location. Bring your own pillows. You need 2 or 3 of theirs to equal one decent pillow. No place to sit except the bed. Only one small chair. Overall it fit our needs.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Room Tip: River view room was nice
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Erik wrote a review Oct 2020
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Best RV site that we visited on our 10 day trip through Idaho and Montana. Great location on the river and within walking distance to all of the restaurants and activities in town. Recommend floating down the river on a tube. Big fun.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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recorder wrote a review Aug 2020
Pineville, Missouri1755 contributions395 helpful votes
Okay, the bad; this place was probably built in the early 50s and had much of the original doors, lights etc. Very dark with little lighting and very few electic outlets. Not enough parking for rooms. Did I say very dark? The good : very reasonable rates, very close to hot pools (across the street) , walking distance to everything downtown, not bad for clean. We stayed here and had money for something else. It wasn't a real hardship, just not the most sparkling accomadations we've every seen. Would stay again.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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ShaneH wrote a review Jul 2020
Mountain View, Wyoming, United States15 contributions30 helpful votes
We stayed at the RV park in July 2020. The sites are full hookups with 30amp power. Each site had a concrete pad and was gravel everywhere else. Some of the sites back right up to the river, however we were on the back of the motel building. There aren’t a lot of extras, but if you’re just looking for a safe place to have your camper parked to sleep at night after fun activities this place is perfect. The location is very central to all of the fun places in Lava and literally a 2 minute walk to the hot pools. Would definitely stay again.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Susan R wrote a review Jun 2020
Murrieta, California323 contributions304 helpful votes
The RV Park is in a great location. It is right on the river where you can watch the tube riders come by your camp or just sit outside your RV in the shade of the trees and watch the river. It is small with a few sites do reservations are a must. It is very close to town so you can walk to the lava Hot Springs spa pools, you can walk to every restaurant and gift shop, you can walk to the 2 Rental Pl., you name it it’s very close. There is also a short walking path from the end of the park that will take you to a natural hot spring that is absolutely free if you would like to go and sit there and enjoy a natural hot spring.The only criticism I have of the place is that it’s near a restaurant/bar and they play loud music until after 11 PM.
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Date of stay: June 2020
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DawnMarie H. wrote a review Dec 2019
Jackson, Wyoming46 contributions35 helpful votes
We stopped in Lava Hot Springs on our way to SLC. The snow was coming down! We were lucky to come across Lava Spa Motel & RV as most of the rooms in the town were booked or would not allow our service animal. Rachel, the manager was accommodating as soon as we pulled in. She got us a "pet friendly" room and made sure we had all we needed after a long drive in the snow. The room she gave us was warm, comfy, clean & quiet!
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Room Tip: We had a middle room and it was quiet. The Queen bed was comfy but the extra bed was a bit...
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Jimai K wrote a review Sep 2019
North Platte4 contributions2 helpful votes
This was our 4th yr staying here.We usually stay in their RV park & really enjoy the location..right on the river everyone floats down.. So fun! We got a room this yr..July 4th weekend & was the best value for the money we believe.It had a fridge,microwave, bathtub/shower & air! Bed was comfy & room was clean & there was parking(always hard to find) Other family had to pay considerably more for a little nicer or the same for alot less(no air & shared baths)!The couple running it were really friendly & helpful.We will return next year!
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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PRICE RANGE
$83 - $100 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United StatesIdahoLava Hot Springs
NUMBER OF ROOMS
22
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lava Spa Motel & RV Park
Which popular attractions are close to Lava Spa Motel & RV Park?
Nearby attractions include Lava Hot Springs (0.06 miles), Sunken Gardens (0.1 miles), and The South Bannock County Historical Center Museum (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Lava Spa Motel & RV Park?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and a 24 hour front desk.
Which room amenities are available at Lava Spa Motel & RV Park?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Lava Spa Motel & RV Park?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Lava Spa Motel & RV Park?
Conveniently located restaurants include 78 Main Street Eatery, Portneuf Grille & Lounge, and Chuck Wagon Restaurant.
Is Lava Spa Motel & RV Park located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Lava Hot Springs.
Are pets allowed at Lava Spa Motel & RV Park?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Lava Spa Motel & RV Park?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including Arabic and Filipino.
Are there any historical sites close to Lava Spa Motel & RV Park?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Chesterfield Townsite (9.8 miles).
Is Lava Spa Motel & RV Park accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.