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San Marino, California
Reviewed 1 October 2016

This is not a fancy motel. It is one story and a lot of people with motorcycles stay here as well as fishermen. The managers (owners?) are wonderful people and know so much about the area and are very friendly. They offer free ice as many fishermen stay there. Our room was nice and we had 3 queen-size beds, Wi-Fi,...

Thank cgda2016
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Stayed here 3 nights, enjoyed it. WiFi was spotty - but that is because Riggins is on DSL, that's spotty anywhere. Rooms were clean, bathrooms large and bright, beds pretty good, parked 3 feet from our door. We will be back for sure, this is easily the best value for the money.

Thank fredman1
Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 8 September 2016

WEAR A LIFE JACKET if you are not going on a professionally guided river rafting trip, are fishing or you are in a kayak or canoe. The French Creek crossing up to the hot springs is very dangerous, but deceivingly so. Please wear a life jacket!

Thank SheryllJane
Twin Falls,Idaho
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

We stopped here on our way home for an overnight stay. Its not anything fancy but it is clean and the owners are very nice. Personally I like staying at some of the family motels better then the chain

Thank Gena M
Joseph, Oregon
Reviewed 14 August 2016

Super friendly owners. Clean room. No frills. We enjoyed being able to sit outside on the little patio. There is a laundry facility on site. Bed was comfy. Room with two beds has a divider curtain for privacy.

Thank Lisa S
Boise, Idaho
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

A last minute decision to go fishing made me question if rooms would be available in Riggins on a Friday night!! The Salmon River Motel did indeed. Very reasonable priced compared to others in the area. Much to our surprise the room was very clean and comfortable!! Even had coffee in the room along with refrigerator and microwave! The owners...

Thank Rysgama2
Franklin, Tennessee
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Stayed for one night, place is awesome. Comfortable beds clean bathrooms and priced just right. Very peaceful and quiet place. Thanks!! Only one recommendation maybe have a few more pillows in the room. AC blue cold air m, shower was hot and had great water pressure.

Thank Clevelandschance
Melba, Idaho
Reviewed 30 June 2016

Good bed, newer TV with satellite and terrific help from manager. We stayed here on the way home 4th room in as many nights, best room and amenities of all the places we stayed. ( rooms were all in this price range to 10+)

Thank LarryMc1
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

This is Grasshopper Diesel. It is One of the beautiful River I have seen in Idaho! It never ceases to amuse, this is the reason I wanted to go back in Idaho! It is a place of Solitude. Will come visit again. Great for summer Camping or River Rafting.

Thank DonWayne G
Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

Having just stopped off at two privately run motels which were not to be recommended, Salmon River did not look promising. How wrong you can be. The room was spacious and well appointed with two chairs and a table. Bathroom was sufficient and very clean. It was a very hot day and the air conditioning had been put on for...

2Thank Erica B

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Family owned and operated for 20 years. We offer rooms with 1 Queen bed, 2 Queen beds or 3 Queen beds. We also offer a senior and/or military discount. Convenient location within walking distance to family restaurant and one stop grocery store/gas station. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Salmon River Motel

Address: 1203 S Main St, Riggins, ID 83549-6003
Region: United States > Idaho > Riggins
Price Range: ₹ 4,302 - ₹ 5,907 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Salmon River Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 16
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“All rooms face the street, and for WiFi, you want a room close to the office, ie room #1, 2, 3, and so on.”
fredman1, 20 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Rooms out back have a river view.”
820lubap, 21 Oct 2015 | Read review
“If you want to have 4 star accommodation at 1star prices this is the place for you.”
dalew952, 24 Mar 2014 | Read review
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