I travel with my wife who is a travel agent. It helps when reviewing hotels because my name isn't mentioned usually during check-in and I can come up with honest reviews.
As soon as I got to this hotel the first thing I noticed was the amazing exterior paint job that they have done since the last time I was here. It really helped the look of the place and I have to say I was very impressed.
Once inside after my wife had checked us in with her travel agent discount(that they honored), I was instantly greeted with a fresh smell that is rare in places of so much useage. It really smelt like home or even better I could say.
Nice sleepy paintings along the walls, and what seemed to be freshly cleaned or made new carpets - not a spec of dust anywhere on the carpet this time.
The elavator was in much better condition as well this time, and I have to say one of the more safe feeling ones I've been in before.
Our room was on the 5th floor tonight, room 583 which gave an amazing view of the water front, temple and just really creates a nice set aside fealing.
The belcony was a pleasent place to smoke as well, while enjoying the sound of the waterfalls and the lights from the temple directly across the easy to cross street outside the hotel.
One thing I realy was impressed with this hotel was it's efforts for being an Eco Friendly enviornment. All of their linens are washed daily so that the useage of water and power to clean them well is reduced over time - and also insures clean bedding every night which was really nice to come too.
For those that like to work out in the morning or late evening, you would definately be impressed with the gym as well. Several work out stations and TVs, not to mention the Jacuzzi that runs 24/7 as well as the dry sauna. I've worked in some very nice hotels before - and this room felt a lot more spacious and airflowing for working out in, I didn't feel the clusterphobicness I usualy do in hotel gyms.
Last but not least the Staff. I would have to say that the hotel desk gentleman was very kind and welcoming. Although he could probably use a little bit of help with his phone skills when directing people on how to connect to the internet, his over all effort was excellent and he smiled each time he met up with my wife and I during this visit so far.
I have yet to meet the morning staff before we take off for a Disney Cruise, but I expect from what I've seen so far that I will not be dissapointed.
Keep it up Hotel on The Falls your coming around!
The reason I felt so compelled to write this review in as much detail as i have, is because this is a hotel that has actually gained much from the reviews posted.
The last time my wife and I stayed here when it was under other managment, it was definately not even half of the quality this hotel is now.
Definately recommend this place of the ones in the area.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Overlooking the Snake River, the Hotel on the Falls is minutes from the Museum of Idaho, Eagle Rock Art Guild, Tauphaus Park Zoo, University Place at Idaho Falls, Idaho Falls Regional Airport, Downtown Idaho Falls, is an hour's drive from Craters of the Moon National Monument and 2 hour's away from Yellowstone National Park. This Magnuson Hotels affiliate offers first class amenities including, hot tub, fitness facilities, free wireless internet access, and pets are welcome at a minimal fee. ADA services are also available. All rooms feature free wireless internet access, cable TV, Closed Caption available, air conditioning, alarm clock / radio, free local calls, hairdryer, microwave, mini-fridge, coffee maker, and iron and board. Stay in our Premium Tower Rooms and enjoy our view of the Snake River and Falls. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Idaho Falls Red Lion
- Red Lion Idaho Falls