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Salmon Rapids Lodge
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Riggins
Certificate of Excellence
Spokane, Washington
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Did not expect this!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2010

Out of all places, Riggins Idaho has the nicest Best Western Hotel I have ever stayed at. I had previously stayed at the Best Western in Orofino and was not as nearly as impressed as I was by the Salmon Rapids Lodge. When you walk in those first doors and see the open view of the beautiful confluence of the two rivers and hear the warm and sincere hello it makes you feel like you are the most important person that has been there. The building is very beautiful and the customer service was amazing. If you stay there, I hope Chase is working because he puts so much effort into pleasing his customers. And Sue was very pleasant and helpful as well. The rooms are very spacious and I hadn't had that good of a sleep as i did there in a long time. Luckily, Chase advised us to stay in one of the river room because our view from our balcony was amazing. We were directed to a wonderful restaurant and had homemade cookies and milk waiting when we got back. I would go out of my way to stay at this wonderful hotel anytime!

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Meridian, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2010

Our extended family, including 8 and 9 year old grandsons, just returned from a very enjoyable two- night spring break stay at the Salmon Rapids Lodge. The favorable on-line reviews that I had read prior to making reservations proved to be accurate. The scenic atmosphere, helpful and friendly staff, and room conveniences were all outstanding. The kids and grandkids made good use of the outdoor spa and large indoor pool. Some of our group hope to return this fall to enjoy fall scenery and an overnight stay in the lodge.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled with family
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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2009

Riggins is a very small town, catering to those in search of peace, beauty, spectacular fishing and river recreation. It is a great access point for Hells Canyon and many interesting historic Nez Perce indian sites. As remote and small as it is, my wife and I were blown away by the quality of this lodge. It is beautifully situated, right on the Salmon River, with a spectacular seating area just outside the Lodge. We were warmly greeted, and welcomed to join in for free cookies and milk, which I gather is a nightly feature. The room was comfortable and clean, up to Best Western's highest standards. But the setting is truly the star, and I appreciated that the hotel was designed to maximize the impact and exposure of this very beautiful area. There are VERY FEW dining options in Riggins, but we were lucky enough to find what is undoubtedly the best: CATTLEMEN'S CAFE run by the lovely Kate and Bert. Unfortunately, it is only open for breakfast and lunch (6 a.m.-3 p.m.) but is not to be missed. Everything is house-made, jellies and jams included. The food was fresh, lovingly prepared to order, and quite delicious. Best of all, you are treated to the warmest hospitality possible. We felt like locals from the moment we arrived. Kate and Bert are true foodies... they love what they do, and it shows. They are so kind and attentive. I told them, quite truthfully, that if I WERE a local, they would see me in there every day! We passed on the free breakfast at the Lodge in order to return to Cattlemen's, after we had experienced lunch there the day prior. The prices were very reasonable, a real bargain for the personal nature of the attention and the obvious commitment to a great dining experience.

Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
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Thank CeeattleChris
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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2009

If you need a quiet, comfortable stay for a week or a night, this is the place to go. We were greeted by friendly, welcoming staff (especially Karla) that seems to get the meaning of customer service. Not only is the staff exceptional, but the rooms are comfortable and roomy. I wish more hotels would provide such great accommodations. Kudos to everyone at the Salmon Rapids Lodge!

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Looey
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Ireland
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2009

Service provided far exceeded what most hotels (business included) would even aspire to offer. Everyone we met was helpful and most welcoming. Weeks later I can still remember their faces and tips. Cheryl on the front desk took out cookies and milk for us when we arrived unannounced at midnight. She even found us a picture of a rattlesnake "just in case" :-) The breakfast lady kept the buffet well stocked; she was raised in Hell's Canyon and had good tips. The front desk lady walked to the pool to find me once she had arranged a white water rafting session on my behalf.

Room and common areas were all in great shape. The views of the nearby river are idyllic. It's the perfect spot to relax and avail of all that nature offers in the area.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with family
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1 Thank AthLuain
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Washington, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2009

Hotel was easy to find and on the main street and near the river.
Was new & clean. Very clean hotel inside and out.
Reception staff were helpful, and friendly.
Very nice rooms with chair, work desk, flat screen, frig & micro. 2 Queen beds very comfortable and clean
They also had the basic toiletries – soap, shampoo, conditioner and lotion.
The bathroom was very clean
Complimentary Breakfast had cereals, pastries, toast, apples.
Had free WIFI access
There was cookies and milk at 8pm

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank marieanddon
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Silicon Valley
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3 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2008

I think we just stayed here for our fourth time. We love it there. Nice pool, nice hot tub, great scenery, super attentive and friendly staff. Even the continental breakfast has added touches like sausages and eggs! SUPER VALUE.

  • Liked — The staff
  • Disliked — nothing!
  • Stayed September 2008, traveled with family
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2 Thank SVmama
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Additional Information about Salmon Rapids Lodge

Property: 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 (Based on Average Rates): $
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
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