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Salmon Rapids Lodge
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Riggins
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 13, 2012

Location is great right next to the river. The room was large enough and clean. Employees were all very pleasant and helpful. Sat outside on the deck in the evening. The stars were out the river rushing by. It was ideal.
Would definintely stay here again.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 13, 2012

The Salmon Rapids Lodge is the perfect example if how the combination of a great staff and a few extra touches make a world of difference when it comes to hospitality.

The structure of the hotel is the first thing that sets it apart from a typical Best Western. The vaulted ceilings, stone fireplace, hanging lanterns and large picture windows looking out onto the Salmon River and surrounding hills give this place a great lodge feel. Directly through the lobby is an outdoor patio, where my mother particularly enjoyed sipping coffee and listening to the river flow in the mornings. Rooms on the back side of the hotel each have a small outdoor deck, where I enjoyed having a beer while waving at passing rafters.

This is not to say that the building is without shortcomings. We had to lug our belongings up the stairs, as they do not have an elevator. Also, the fitness room is basically a closet with a stationary bike and a very creaky treadmill. Plan on getting your exercise some other way. Finally, I did not have a chance to use the pool or outdoor hot tub. While I did not really inspect them, they appeared to be clean.

While having a decent, well-maintained structure is not nearly as important to me as how the management and staff puts it to use. This is where the Salmon Rapids Lodge really excels. The front desk staff was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. While the breakfast area was a little cramped in the morning, the staff was extremely attentive, busing empty tables and keeping everything stocked. Plus, the rooms and lobby were kept extremely clean.

I have great appreciation for the care and attention paid by the staff at the Salmon Rapids Lodge. It's not a lavish or luxurious place. Anybody looking for such accommodations is probably out of luck in West Central Idaho. However, I have stayed at several much "nicer" places that could learn a thing or two about how things are done in Riggins.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 11, 2012

I have stayed here several times for business trips. This hotel is an unexpected pleasure in an isolated small town setting. The rooms are very large and, most importantly, very clean. Bed very comfortable, rooms quiet at night. The room has a nice desk for occasional work, and a nice chair to enjoy a book in the evening. The common area is spacious, with a large rock fireplace, huge vaulted ceiling, and comfortable couches for lounging. Nice lodge feel. Large beautiful deck out back overlooks the Salmon River. The free breakfast is good enough. It is particularly nice to enjoy the view and a morning cup of tea on the deck. The staff is helpful and down-home friendly.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed August 2, 2012 via mobile

The hotel is so nice! We have loved staying here. Amenities like china coffee cups and real glass glasses are small details that mean a lot to tired travelers!
The location overlooking the river is another great detail.
There ar not a lot of restaurants nearby, but we walked to a great rib place and loved that as well!
Highly recommend this !

  • Stayed: August 2012
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Reviewed July 31, 2012

We stayed two nights while rafting on the Salmon River in late June. It is beautiful inside and out! The front desk clerks couldn't have been nicer. Our room was large, clean and comfortable with great views of the river. The great room where breakfast is served is so inviting and breakfast provided many great choices. The back patio was a great place to relax and enjoy the views (and the milk and cookies). Great pool area and we enjoyed that both the pool and hot tub were open until midnight, great to enjoy the stars in the hot tub to end the day! I will definitely be back!

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a river view
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  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 22, 2012

After a two day drive from Denver to Riggins, we were pleasantly surprised driving up to this hotel where we stayed one night before launching on a 4 day Lower Salmon River raft trip. The hotel was beautiful inside and out, with amazing views. The front desk clerk switched our room to a room overlooking the Salmon, without charging us more. The patio overlooking the river was beautiful, relaxing, with outstanding views. It was a nice change staying at such a nice place when so many other raft companies resort to whatever hotel they can find to put people in before the launch the next day. The cookies and milk in the afternoon was a nice touch, and the breakfast had many options and was substantial. I can even suggest staying there a few nights if you are enroute to other locations and want a nice place to relax.

Room Tip: See if you can get an upstairs room overlooking the river
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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 12, 2012

We stayed here on the way further north in Idaho to go hunting. The view of the river from our room was really neat. The rooms were nothing fancy, but certainly clean and big enough. The hotel is close to multiple restaurants for a bite to eat. The staff was very friendly and helped with all questions about the area. We left early the next morning and the continental breakfast was already stocked and waiting. You won't be disappointed.

Room Tip: The river views are nice!
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  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Salmon Rapids Lodge

Address: 1010 South Main Street, Riggins, ID 83549
Location: United States > Idaho > Riggins
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Riggins
Price Range: $101 - $127 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Salmon Rapids Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 55
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Come and stay on the confluence of the majestic Salmon River’s at Salmon Rapids Lodge! You will feel right at home with all of our guestroom amenities including coffee maker, hair dryer, refrigerator, ironing board set, and flat screen television with premium satellite channels and ultra clean remote, upgraded bedding and new pillow top mattresses. Fresh baked cookies and ice cold milk will complete every evening during your stay! Complimentary high speed wireless internet access is available in your guestroom and throughout the lodge. Enjoy our large indoor pool, outdoor hot tub, exercise room, and gift shop at Salmon Rapids Lodge. Our Deluxe Continental Breakfast is included with your stay and the entire hotel is 100% non-smoking. Pets allowed for a small fee based on pet-friendly room availability. Contact our Group Coordinator for corporate retreat inquiries, on-site catering, wedding venue availability, and adventure vacation package specials. AAA – 3 Diamond hotel. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Best Western Plus Salmon Rapids Hotel Riggins
Best Western Riggins
Riggins Best Western
Salmon Rapids Lodge Riggins, Idaho

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