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“Very good room for the comfort, location and price. Dogs Allowed!”

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Best Western Driftwood Inn
Ranked #6 of 24 Hotels in Idaho Falls
Certificate of Excellence
Bozeman, Montana
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61 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Very good room for the comfort, location and price. Dogs Allowed!”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

We stayed here on a road trip to Montana after getting a tip from a friend that this was a good place to stay if you're traveling with your dog. The rate was under $80 plus a $10 dog fee. The king bed was really comfortable and had a ton of pillows. The bathroom was tiny but the sink outside the bathroom gives you plenty of space. The internet and cable tv work well.
The best part is that its right on the Snake River, on the falls actually, is along a huge park to walk after being in a car (or to exercise your dog, there are bins and bags for dog waste too). The staff was friendly, and the hotel was very clean and was walking distance to plenty of good restaurants including a Brewery.

Pros-
Great for the Value
Accepts Dogs
Clean room, comfortable king bed
Location - Right on a Park next the the Snake River, and Falls
Internet, Cable

Cons-
Average morning continental breakfast
Toilet/Tub bathroom is tiny

Room Tip: Perfect for people traveling with dogs.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Vernon, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed October 31, 2012

This was the 3rd time we've stayed here and I thought my description and pictures of the room might be helpful to other disabled travellers as to what to expect and would help in their decision to book this hotel. Overall, this mobility accessible room was clean and spacious. The bathroom had plenty of room and I could pull in under the sink. The height of the beds (2 queens in this room) was about 8 inches higher than my 22 inch high (which is average) wheelchair seat. I have encountered this problem in every hotel I've stayed at in the last several years. I don't think that whoever makes the decisions about choosing beds for these rooms realizes that some people who use a wheelchair and have to transfer themselves onto a bed are not physically able to manage such a height difference even though they may be totally independent at home. My only complaint about the room but a huge issue to be addressed.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Manhattan Beach, California
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Reviewed October 14, 2012

Exit 118 on Interstate 15 gives you a slew of hotels/motels of varying sizes and prices. We chose the Driftwood Inn because of its location on the river by the falls and because it provides bikes (4 adult, 2 kid) for its guests. We got those and a lot more. Very friendly, efficient staff, large clean rooms with comfortable beds, all the amenities you would expect, thick towels and a bathroom with a window that opens. In the morning you get omelets cooked to order. Why stay anywhere else? BTW, the pathway along both sides of the river provides a lovely place to walk, run, or bike.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed October 9, 2012

This was a terrific find in Idaho Falls. It was very good value, great location and the omelette bar was outstanding! They also have the best fitness faciltiy I have seen in a Best Western; they have good equipment, and it was very clean, and not busy. We come through Idaho Falls every year or so, and will definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Great Falls, Montana
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Reviewed September 30, 2012

What a beautiful place. Did not plan to stop in Idaho Falls, but were so tired after a long days drive. Great room with balcony overlooking the falls and city park.Great breakfast and hot tub room. Absolutely loved it. Will definitely be back!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 17, 2012 via mobile

I had a great stay at this hotel, I was pleasantly surprised that the hotel is right across from the falls. All you have to do is cross the street and you're there!! I think the BW has the best hotel location among other hotels in the area.  

We stayed in one of the rooms behind the front desk. Although our room wasn't overlooking the falls, it was convenient to park right in front of our room. The room was newly renovated with body and bath toiletries.  The shower was nice with glass enclosure with two shower heads. Both the bathroom and the hotel room were tight but I didn't mind it too much.  There was a microwave and fridge in the room as well.  WIFI was good and there was a nice workout room and a big indoor hot tub.  

The best part of this little motel was the breakfast with their made to order omelette bar. I've been quiet a few hotel breakfast and this is the first time that I've ever had a made to order omelette bar for a motel.  Their banana bread was the best I've ever tasted, so good that I took a couple of slices to our room. The breakfast attendants were the most attentive and friendly.  This place would have been a 3* at but have to give this place a better rating because their breakfast and service were outstanding!

I wished all BW are like the BW in Idaho Falls!

  • Stayed July 2012
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Benicia, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
Reviewed September 10, 2012

After a 10-hour drive, we finally arrived at the Best Western Plus Driftwood Inn. It was thankfully very easy to find. The location was excellent, right across the road from the river and the falls. Check-in was swift, the room was clean and cozy, with plenty of space. The small refrigerator kept everything cold-- even our blue ice-- and the hairdryer was powerful.
The fitness center was small but excellent-- the room was kept nice and cool, with 2 elliptical machines, a treadmill, and a stationary bike as well as free weights and a weigh machine. There were wipes and towels available, a tv, and a cold water dispenser. Just outside the fitness room is a spacious hot tub and bathroom, all kept very clean and well-maintained.
Breakfast was good-- the usual pastries and cereal, but also an omelet station, assorted yogurt, and fresh fruit. The coffee was also very good, and although it was busy by the time we arrived, clean up was efficient and people moved through steadily.
We took a nice stroll around the block by the falls before another day of driving. There are all sorts of artistic benches located around the parkway, and we enjoyed seeing many different species of geese and ducks, maybe even an osprey.
This was the least-expensive hotel on our five-state trip, yet it felt high-class. All of the various staff that we met were cheerful and helpful. If I'm ever back in Idaho Falls, I wouldn't hesitate to book there again.

Room Tip: There is no elevator, so choose a lower floor if you have difficulty with stairs.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Best Western Driftwood Inn
Address: 575 River Pkwy, Idaho Falls, ID 83402-3313 (Formerly Best Western Plus Driftwood Inn)
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Location: United States > Idaho > Idaho Falls
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#7 Family Hotel in Idaho Falls
#8 Romantic Hotel in Idaho Falls
#8 Business Hotel in Idaho Falls
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Best Western Driftwood Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 75
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Best Western Driftwood Inn. Our hotel is located on the Snake River and Falls. We offer an expansive hot breakfast with a chef making fresh eggs your way. We offer an outdoor heated pool with views of the river. You can use one of our complimentary bicycles to take a scenic ride. After a fun filled day our deluxe hot tub is the perfect way to relax. Our staff looks forward to making your stay memorable. ... more   less 
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