The open-air hot spring-fed pools by the river are wonderful. Guests have free access to the pools 8 AM - 10 PM, which is unusual--maybe even unique--in T or C. Overall this place has great potential. The coffee in the office was good, and staff were helpful. We liked the proximity to town, too.
The lodging is a mix. We stayed in the Casita, which is a short walk from the main part of the property. We knew this in advance, and that was not a problem. We did take issue with the large number of examples of poor maintenance and upkeep. Most were relatively small things that could and should have been addressed (missing screens in windows, no place to hang garments in one room, many light bulbs out, non-functioning fans, noisy air conditioners, broken garbage pail). We hope that the management will pay as much attention to details of room upkeep as they do to the gardens. This place has the potential to be truly wonderful. At present, it is a bit funky, so just be aware of what you are getting into.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the historic downtown of Truth or Consequences, New Mexico and near Spaceport America, Riverbend is an affordable, smoke free, hot springs spa and resort, where guests can relax in a beautiful, laid back environment. It is one of the best hot springs in the southwest for its clean, comfortable riverside pools and its unmatched views of the Rio Grande River and Turtleback Mountain. We are dog friendly. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Riverbend Hot Springs Hotel Truth Or Consequences