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Helgeson Place Hotel Suites
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Orofino
Washington
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4 reviews
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“This Hotel Sucked”
Reviewed December 22, 2009

Had come to Orofino for a funeral. We picked the Helgeson because we had dogs. The room we had was so so, Kitchen not furnished at all except for coffee maker. They put us next to a group of young men who were there to PARTY and fish. The men were noisy and very loud(walls are paper thin) and of course drunk. We complained the first night about 2:00-2:30am and nothing was done. We went to the funeral (of my long time boyfriend) very tired. We had traveled from Seattle and did not arrive until (9-9:30 the night before). After a very emotional and exhausting day we came back to our room for the night to sleep and get ready to travel all the way back to Seattle the next day. What a surprise...the "men" in the room next to us were at it again. We called the desk again, this time about 3:00am..Now they offerred to move us. We declined as it was the middle of the night etc...When we checked out, the girl at the desk giggled when I voiced my complaint for the 3rd time. "I'm sorry " she said. Turns out they know these fellas, they know them by name they come there ALL the time to PARTY and fish!! This whole experience was on my mind since June. I wrote a letter to the hotel stating everything as above. Awhile later (weeks) I got a call from a "manager" who left a message saying she did not approve of the way things were handled and wanted to talk with me. I could not make out what she said her name was but, I did call the hotel hoping someone would know who she was. Alas to no avail.. I also emailed again, trying to find the woman. No one answered my email and to this day Dec.22nd 2009 I have had no satisfaction. No wonder they are #3 out of 4 hotels in Orofino. They should be #5. I had told them I would email The BBB, Angies list and maybe the state atty. general. I guess this is as good a place as any to start.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled on business
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Reviewed July 22, 2005

This is a 3-story hotel in a bank building, located in "downtown" Orofino. There are two chain hotels (S8 & BW) outside of town on the river. We didn't stay there because we wanted something "quaint" and not chain.
And we were rewarded!
You park out back of the bank / law office building, but register by entering from the main street.
Suites are on the 2-3-4 floors. The elevator is REALLY quaint! It has the old-time metal gate which you have to close to make the elevator work. But the elevator works just fine.
Suites are huge, clean, fully-equipped, and well-supported. We needed help with am electrical issue (of no consequence to others) and got excellent response @ 11pm.
HP has wireless internet. Their wireless card works better than mine but they will loan their's for free.
Best mattress we slept in (Simmons Beautyrest) for our entire trip.
Nice people. Would absolutely stay in again.
MUST take the "Upper Ford Drive" East of Orofino. It rises maybe 3/4 mile over the Clearwater River and the view is magnificant. What's neat, maybe, is NO GUARD RAILS ON A NARROW ROAD!
Great pizza @ the Pizza Factory.

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Additional Information about Helgeson Place Hotel Suites

Property: Helgeson Place Hotel Suites
Address: 125 Johnson Ave., P.O. Box 463, Orofino, ID 83544
Location: United States > Idaho > Orofino
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Room Service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Orofino
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 20
Also Known As:
Helgeson Place Hotel Suites Orofino, Idaho

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