My family first stayed at the River Inn in August 2008, before the change in management, and I can honestly say that improvements have been made by the new management that have improved conditions at the River Inn. My family (2 adults and 3 teenagers) stayed for 5 days at the River Inn and did notice that our rooms were cleaner and the rooms were serviced with fresh towels and general cleaning more frequently this year (although not every day, but a vast improvement over last year). The ice machine now works and the soda machine was finally moved from the heat of the parking lot to next to the ice machine indoors. The new management was very nice and tried to accommodate our requests the best they could – check in and out was easy. Everything in the room worked fine, but still no cable TV or telephones. The office does have lots of movies that can be borrowed for free – this kept the kids busy for hours since their cell phones didn’t work at the Inn (a positive thing I believe). The River Inn is in a great location; it’s just a few minutes walk to a grocery store, restaurants and the local watering hole. We had a great time BBQ'ing on the lawn of the hotel at night under the stars – Downieville was very quiet and peaceful, we very much enjoyed our stay at the River Inn and hope they continue to make the much needed improvments. It’s not fancy, but it was clean and the staff was great.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Come visit us in the Sierra Mountains. The Yuba River right across the street for all fishermen and water lovers to check out. We are located with in walking distance to our little town of Downieville. We have rooms with double queen beds, single queen beds, double twin beds, single king beds, or cabins with 3 bedrooms, 2 king bed, 1 queen bed, 1.5 bath, full kitchen, dining area, living room with 2 queen futons or a 2 bedroom cabin with 2 queens in one bedroom, 1 queen in the other, full kitchen with dining area, living room. There is a heated pool, sauna, gas BBQ's and picnic tables. We are animal friendly ... more less