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Riverside Hot Springs Inn & Spa

255 East Portneuf Street 255 East Main Street, Lava Hot Springs, ID 83246-7723
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The Riverside Hot Springs Inn & Spa is a historic, full service adult boutique hotel, spa, restaurant & lounge located in downtown Lava Hot Springs, ID. Features: 18 guest rooms, onsite hot mineral springs & massage therapy by reservation, the acclaimed Portneuf Grille & Lounge (reservations highly recommended with only 36 seats). The Portneuf Grille & Lounge is open nightly with Happy Hour from 4:30-5:30pm, dinner nightly from 5-9pm with Late Night on Fri & Sat from 9-10pm featuring desserts, shared plates, cocktails, wine & beer. The Lounge is open nightly featuring a full bar selection. Also located on the lobby level is Cafe & A'more open daily from 7-11am serving baked goods and espresso. Dinner, breakfast and all desserts and pastries are prepared by our professional culinary staff. Available for small meetings. All stays include onsite hot mineral springs soaking, free wifi & complimentary breakfast vouchers for our onsite Café & A'more. The Riverside features 24 hour staffing and service. The hotel features our on private onsite hot mineral springs in addition to our location downtown which is within 2 blocks of the Foundation hot mineral soaking facilities. Listed on the Registry of Historic Places with the National Park Service. Our value added services include 30 minute complimentary private hot minerals springs soaking, 24 hour service, complimentary room amenities, complimentary onsite parking and each paid guest receives a $12 value breakfast voucher at Cafe & A'more. Add it up and compare our prices. We are a full service, adult hotel which features quiet and relaxing stays. Give us a call and ask us about our great savings by booking our packages which include lodging, dining and massage therapy.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Free breakfast
Patio
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Secured parking
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Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary tea
Happy hour
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Spa
Full body massage
Hot spring bath
Massage
Adults only
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
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adrienne b wrote a review Dec 2023
4 contributions2 helpful votes
Booked a suite in June. New manager not only gave away suite, but stuck us in a tiny room. No apology, no attempt to help. Just a we're all booked up so take it or leave it. Used to stay here s couple times a year. This is the last stay here with this new management.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Frank A wrote a review Oct 2023
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Greeted by sick desk clerk (sneezing, couphing, red eyes), terrible beds (sagged in middle although room was 'recently remodeled'), dirty (black stuff in corners, on air vents, on old carpets), cluttered (five free -standing heating and air conditioning appliances in room), TV not working properly (changed rooms, but similar problem). Dinner at the restaurant was great. Breakfast was inedible. There must be better places in town.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Room Tip: This old hotel is dirty and cluttered.
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Rutha340 wrote a review Sep 2023
6 contributions5 helpful votes
Love this little hotel!!! Beautiful and authentic vintage feel right next to the river and right in town. The fact that you really don’t need to leave the hotel either is nice, it has the soaking tubs, breakfast and a beautiful (and delicious) dinner restaurant right on the property! The staff was very helpful and down to earth. Thank you! Definitely staying with you folks every lava hot springs visit!
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Rachel F wrote a review Aug 2023
Bluffdale, Utah1 contribution
The bed is heavenly and your butt sinks right into it you don't wanna get off. The pillows are great and don't hurt your neck. Small room but has all you need. They have their own pools downstairs as well no one can use but guests
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Leah E wrote a review Aug 2023
Snohomish, Washington22 contributions7 helpful votes
This place is a sketchy dump - stay away. Old, dirty, broken mattress, falling apart, weeds. You feel like you’re in a flop house. Guy behind the desk doesn’t even stand up to check you in. Their restaurant downstairs is scary and WAY overpriced
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Room Tip: Run from this place
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Response from Gail Palen, Owner at Riverside Hot Springs Inn & Spa
Responded Sep 23, 2023
Leahe, We are so sorry that you did not like our hotel or restaurant. The staff so remembers you and do wish that they could have done anything to make you happy and enjoy your stay. Again, our apologies.
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rogersober wrote a review Jul 2023
Clermont, Florida28529 contributions12574 helpful votes
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Charming little place with great new restroom in room renovations. The beds were nice but could have been cleaned under them as there is a need for better housekeeping. The desk staff was great. The back porch is wonderful. The breakfast could have had fresher pastry. The soak was warm and relaxing and our meal on premises was delightful. A bit more renovation and this would be a top notch destination if a little more care and money was poured into this treasure.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Only 20 minutes max in a soak.
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DeAnna D wrote a review Jun 2023
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If you are looking for the best place in Lava Hot Springs for much needed rest and relaxation Riverside Inn is the only place to be. From the charming rooms to the personal soaking rooms and the exquisite outside dining with beautiful views. The food was delicious. All the staff members were happy and friendly. Eager to make my experience the very best. Next time, I’ll be making reservations for a massage but my time was limited. I am definitely leaving feeling pampered and refreshed.
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Room Tip: There isn’t a refrigerator in the room, they offer one in the lobby ice room for your use, just...
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gkloib wrote a review Jun 2023
Langhorne, Pennsylvania52 contributions26 helpful votes
Classic Hotel, modern yet the feel of another era, a great stop-over on returning to Salt Lake City after the Grand Tetons/Yellowstone! The in hotel hot springs are a special treat and the morning breakfast was perfect.
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Janet S wrote a review May 2023
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If you love historic hotels, and don't mind small rooms and creaky floors, this is a fun find. The private soaking rooms were clean, modern, and very enjoyable. The staff was friendly. The complimentary breakfast was homemade - pig in a puff, fresh muffin, or quiche. Cute little town. I will stay here again.
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Date of stay: April 2023
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Brandon V wrote a review Apr 2023
Arequipa Region, Peru8 contributions1 helpful vote
Checked in to Riverside in April on a Monday. Wasn’t greeted. Had booked a Riverview room, didn’t get one. The room was very small, and old. Baseboards dusty. The window was unable to close, so cold wind all night. There was a buzzing noise all night long. The room smelled like a laundry room the entire time. Breakfast is not really a breakfast. Unless you like a pig in a puff. Not a buffet like most hotels. Checked out and wasn’t even asked how my stay was. Overall, a very bad experience. This place need a big makeover. I don’t like writing poor reviews. But I’ve stayed at a lot of hotels, and for the price I paid, I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone.
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Date of stay: April 2023
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United StatesIdahoLava Hot Springs
NUMBER OF ROOMS
18
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Frequently Asked Questions about Riverside Hot Springs Inn & Spa
Which popular attractions are close to Riverside Hot Springs Inn & Spa?
Nearby attractions include Lava Hot Springs (0.2 km), Olympic Swimming Complex (0.5 km), and Sunken Gardens (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Riverside Hot Springs Inn & Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Riverside Hot Springs Inn & Spa?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Riverside Hot Springs Inn & Spa?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Riverside Hot Springs Inn & Spa?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Riverside Hot Springs Inn & Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Greystone Manor, 78 Main Street Eatery, and Portneuf Grille & Lounge.
Is Riverside Hot Springs Inn & Spa located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Lava Hot Springs.
Are pets allowed at Riverside Hot Springs Inn & Spa?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Riverside Hot Springs Inn & Spa offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Riverside Hot Springs Inn & Spa?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Chesterfield Townsite (15.7 km).
Does Riverside Hot Springs Inn & Spa have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.