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“Nicely renovated hotel right on the Boise River”

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The Riverside Hotel
Ranked #8 of 58 Hotels in Boise
Certificate of Excellence
Idaho, USA
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166 reviews
32 hotel reviews
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“Nicely renovated hotel right on the Boise River”
Reviewed February 5, 2013

This hotel is right on the Boise River with plenty of places to walk. The river is very beautiful, especially first thing in the morning. We were able to check in quickly and were surprised to hear that our room was upgraded to a suite - NICE! We had lots of room, 2 big screen TVs, etc. The breakfast in the morning was wonderful! It had everything from home made donuts, waffles, omlets to order, fresh cut fruit, sausage, sliced ham, ...I could go on and on! I ate so much, I didn't want lunch. The service during breakfast was fantastic!

The only down sides to this hotel was that the bottom sheet on our bed was pilly...not a crisp sheet. Also, our room was located upstairs above the restaurant. For some reason the hallways up there were kept so warm, I felt dizzy and uncomfortable. The room heat was just perfect...it was just the hall.

All in all, a great place to stay!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Spokane Valley, Washington, United States
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

We stayed at the Riverside Hotel with our 4 children and 1 black lab and had the most fantastic time! The hotel was clean and nice and the staff was just wonderful. It was very convenient to shopping, restaurants, the freeway and the river but was still quiet and secluded. The grounds were lovely and well kept with a nice, clean pet area. We loved the cookies from the front desk and found the breakfast buffet to be one of the best breakfasts we have had. The price was excellent for the service and room and we will absolutely be staying there again. I don't normally take the time to write reviews (and this one took me a while to get to lol) but we really could not have been more pleased with our stay :)

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Boise, Idaho, United States
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

We attended a banquet, then stayed overnight. We arrived before check-in time, but because our room was ready, we were able to check in early. The room was very nice and clean. The rate was very reasonable.
The banquet food was excellent as was the service. The breakfast buffet we had the next morning was free, with the price of the room. The food was excellent there as well and a huge variety. We could not begin to eat all that was offered.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Boise, Idaho
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Reviewed January 13, 2013

The new owners have done a phenomenal job of updating this beautiful hotel. It is so classy and has so much to offer. I went there to meet friends after work and from the moment I walked in I could tell what a wonderful place this is. They really know what customer service means and how to keep people coming back. If you want a great place to relax with friends and enjoy some quality music, I highly recommend the Riverside Hotel. Considering a "staycation" to get the full experience!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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TheRiverside H, General Manager at The Riverside Hotel, responded to this review, January 21, 2013
It is so kind of you to recognize the positive changes we have made here at The Riverside Hotel. Any renovation of a classic property like I have is quite an undertaking and I really appreciate your comments. Our Staff works very hard to make and keep our guests happy and it is always nice to hear when a guest such as yourself recognizes their hard work. Please come see us again and we look forward to your return.
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Cleveland, Ohio
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Reviewed December 19, 2012

This is an older facility that has invested in some nice upgrades and updating of the rooms and common spaces. Friendly and helpful staff. In-house restaurant is decent - not great / not terrible. Located adjacent to the Boise greenway which is great for running or biking.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
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TheRiverside H, General Manager at The Riverside Hotel, responded to this review, January 21, 2013
Thank you for comments regarding the upgrades we have made and the service we offer here at The Riverside Hotel. Although you said the restaurant was "decent," please contact me at derek.mcelroy@riversideboise.com to discuss what we could do to make it great to you.
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Madras, Oregon, United States
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Reviewed November 19, 2012

Two of my girlfriends and I went to Boise to visit a friend who had moved back home after retiring. What a treat to find this hotel! There is so much to love! Big expansive windows looking out on the beauty of Boise and the Boise River! The hotel was exceptionally clean; ALL of the employees were very helpful, informative and kind from the front desk to an owner we met; the property is gorgeous, located right on the River! Our room was clean and comfortable, and the food was delicious! What a GREAT location, close to anything in the surrounding Boise area. Many restaurants and attractions close by. Having been there in November I am looking forward to returning in the summer when we can enjoy the pool and Sand Bar located by the pool and river!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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Orem, Utah, United States
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Reviewed November 14, 2012

My wife and I, daughter and two grandchildren were treated to the best Hotel stay ever. The staff was very personable and pleasant, made us feel as if we were VIPs while there. The breakfast was outstanding. No rice paper thin bacon here, thick farmer style bacon, and the eggs were fresh. I noted there were several hunters staying there who apparently had a previous great experience and were ready to head out for the hunt. I don't know how you could possibly find a more comfortable and friendlier place to stay. Thanks to the owners for doing it right!!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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Property: The Riverside Hotel
Address: 2900 W Chinden Blvd, Boise, ID 83714-6629
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Location: United States > Idaho > Boise
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#6 Family Hotel in Boise
#9 Romantic Hotel in Boise
#9 Business Hotel in Boise
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Riverside Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 303
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Riverside Hotel's riverfront location offers direct access to the Boise Greenbelt's 26-mile paved trail alongside Boise River. Our spacious guest rooms are decorated in a Contemporary style, including an ergonomic chair at an oversized desk featuring task lighting and an easy-access power source. Work with ease and efficiency from your room, utilizing two telephones with complimentary high speed internet. Guest rooms include one King or two Queen beds, most with courtyard or river views. Pet friendly, must be 21 and over to check in. ... more   less 
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