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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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#3 of 6 hotels in Lava Hot Springs
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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 4-6pm, dinner nightly from 5-9pm. 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 $10 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
Water park offsite
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Banquet room
Secured parking
Pool / beach towels
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Happy hour
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Meeting rooms
Couples massage
Full body massage
Hot spring bath
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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Cable / satellite TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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Char wrote a review Feb 2021
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First time in Lava and wanted a romantic birthday weekend getaway. Found it! The hotel is historic so don't expect modern luxury or spacious rooms but the bathroom was updated and the room was quaint.Central in downtown area and on the river which has a walkway to the community springs pools if you choose to do that. Great breakfast options from lox to lattes to mimosas. Hotel staff is very friendly and attentive. Dinner restaurant was fantastic! Alonso is very knowledgeable of wine and the hotel offers a fun wine tasting mingle on Fridays. But the absolute best is the 3 private mineral tub rooms in the lower lobby. You sign up for your time and pick a room and venture down in your bathrobe to soak your woes away. OUTSTANDING! We liked it so much it is our destination for next year already.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Room Tip: Ask for updated or remodeled room.
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Corrie wrote a review Feb 2021
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I wish I could give an infinite star review. This Inn is filled with the kindest people interested in ensuring your good time, I owe many thanks to many people. Liz, thank you for checking me and my family in with such care and thoughtfulness. it was nice chatting with you when we got the chance. Nathreen, thank you for all of your help with the wine tasting event and all the great activities you help put together for the Fire and Ice Festival! Thanks for allowing me to show my appreciation the hot dog stand ;) Alazno, I am sorry for twerking at you. Thank you for the wonderful dining experience. And thank you to the sweet, young, spunky blond that gave me extra dessert(I'm so sorry for not remembering your name) Thank you Tanya for cleaning the rooms and making sure we had what we needed!!!! Corey, boooooy!!! Thank you for that massage, it was one of the BEST massages I have ever had, you move with perfect intention and I think you fixed my back<3 See you all next year!!! XOXOXOX
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Room Tip: Ask for a room facing the river
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Response from Gail Palen, Owner at Riverside Hot Springs Inn & Spa
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you very much for your excellent review. It sounds like you had a great time overall in all of our departments! Guest customer service is critical to us and we want to make sure each of our guests has a comfortable and relaxing stay. We look forward to having you stay with us again. Sincerely, Elizabeth Tuttle, Hotel Manager
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Becky W S wrote a review Jan 2021
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Our room was perfect, lardge bathroom, comfy bed and really clean. The hot pools were awesome, loved being able to soak with just my hubby, so relaxing. The hotel was amazing, the breakfast was so good. The restaurant was wonderfull, however the food was not. I know they have an executive chef there because he did our breakfast, I am assuming he was off that night. Our server was great considering she was doing everything but cooking, Sharon made the experience worth it. We will go back to the hotel and hot pools, but enless chef is cooking or someone trained to cook the menu items correctly, we will dine at another place in town.
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Date of stay: January 2021
Response from Gail Palen, Owner at Riverside Hot Springs Inn & Spa
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for your excellent review and feedback. We are sorry that your restaurant experience was not up to your expectations and I will address that with our restaurant manager. We want you to have a good experience overall in all aspects of our hotel. We hope you give our restaurant another chance and we look forward to having you stay at the hotel with us again. Sincerely, Elizabeth Tuttle, Hotel Manager
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Nancy Klebert W wrote a review Oct 2020
Salt Lake City, Utah46 contributions11 helpful votes
We just spent two wonderful nights at the Riverside Hot Springs Inn &Spa. We loved the history of this wonderful 1914 resort! The owners have done a great job remolding to all its glory! Kathy and Peggy were so lovely at check in and check out! The meal plan was delicious at the Portneuf Grille ! We enjoyed talking with the wait staff, Sharon and Colin! We loved the soaking mineral spas that are on the premises! And the Presidential Suite that Teddy Roosevelt stayed in! We also spent time at the Lava Hot Springs which is a just a short walk from the resort. We will definitely be back! Thanks for making our 40th Anniversary so memorable!
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Date of stay: October 2020
Response from Gail Palen, Owner at Riverside Hot Springs Inn & Spa
Responded 2 weeks ago
What a wonderful review! We are glad you enjoyed your special 40th Anniversary celebration and are so honored you chose our hotel to celebrate it at. We look forward to seeing you again for more special celebrations. Sincerely, Elizabeth Tuttle, Hotel Manager
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LindaZ wrote a review Oct 2020
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What an amazing weekend!The check in was less than 5 minutes and the desk staff was very sweet. We ate dinner at the restaurant both nights.The dishes were beautifully presented and delicious.Breakfast at the cafe was also quick and delicious.The history of the hotel is what drew us.To get the best photos go out the back and look at the hotel from that view.It is the original entrance when it was built in 1914.We will definitely go back and do the dinner package again.Well worth the price for fantastic dining.I should add that Alonzo,the executive chef is well versed in the history of of the hotel and was so gracious visiting all the guests during dinner making sure they were happy.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Gail Palen, Owner at Riverside Hot Springs Inn & Spa
Responded 5 Oct 2020
Greetings Linda! We really appreciate your comments and your great review. So happy that you enjoyed your stay and our staff. Thank you for staying with us and we look forward to your return visit!
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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 (0.3 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.
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 78 Main, Portneuf Grille & Lounge, and Royal Hotel and Pizza Parlor.
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.