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The Riverside Hotel

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Boise
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I attended an event at The Riverside Hotel last night and our experience was delightful. The wait staff headed up by Banquet Captain, Tom Horn did an outstanding job! Our food was great too. Chef Julie really excelled with the menu and managed to ensure that the food was truly delicious which is not an easy thing... More 

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KathyPidgeon, General Manager at The Riverside Hotel, responded to this review

I am very happy that you enjoyed your event at The Riverside. We have so many meetings and conventions at The Riverside that the staff does get a lot of practice and they have really perfected their service. A special thank you for remembering the staff members by name. They were very pleased to be noticed. We enjoyed hosting you... More 

Boise, Idaho
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I can't say enough about the excellent, friendly and professional staff of The Riverside Hotel!! I have coordinated many conferences there and am always greeted with the same can do attitude and smile from every staff member I meet. I consider Jennifer Schmidt, the sales manager, to be a friend and the best thing about her is that I know... More 

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KathyPidgeon, General Manager at The Riverside Hotel, responded to this review

I am so glad that you find the staff at The Riverside to be excellent. Our guests are very important to us and our goal is certainly to make every guest feel welcome and well taken care of. Thank you for recognizing many of the staff members by name. I love that they made you feel like family. We look... More 

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9 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My daughter came to Boise to check out the college. We needed an inexpensive place to stay. I truly enjoyed the warm cookies upon checking in. The room is was nice and very clean. I didn't think it was outdated by any means probably because I've stayed in worse and I liked the free ample parking. The bonus for me... More 

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KathyPidgeon, General Manager at The Riverside Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for staying at The Riverside and for taking time to write a review. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay and that you appreciated the breakfast buffet. There really is something for everyone on that brunch. I hope your daughter's visit at the college went well. We will look forward to welcoming you as regulars when you... More 

Ford, Washington
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Ok, I almost missed one of the best hotels I have stayed in since I started traveling for my work. I read all of the negative things written about this hotel and I wanted to change my hotel reservations. Boy, would that have been a mistake. I loved the room, the people, the food, the hot tub, the pool. This... More 

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Thank T4818QVjamesa
KathyPidgeon, General Manager at The Riverside Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind 5 star review. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay and I am so happy that you felt this is one of the best hotels you have experienced. You are correct, we are working on the rooms right now to bring them up to date and make our guest's experience better. Please come back... More 

Honolulu, Hawaii
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29 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

...this is an old barn of a hotel...Hotwire listed it as a boutique hotel...hundreds of rooms...grubby, pealing, foul smelling and swarming with people there to attend a meeting of some sort...the staff will smile right through you...avoid this depressing shambles...there are plenty of fresh lodgings in the Boise area...

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KathyPidgeon, General Manager at The Riverside Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to write a review after your stay with us. We do always try to exceed our guests expectations and I feel badly when we fall short of that. The Riverside is a vintage property which is spread out on 14 acres and while some people find that charming, this may not be what everyone is... More 

Houston, Texas
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66 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

I stayed here when it was the Doubletree. The hotel was a little on the "aged" side, but it was nice. The rooms are spread out on the property, which I like. The hotel is next to the river which offers a nice walking / jogging trail. I rented a bike and had the time of my life. Boise weather... More 

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Thank txmmoore
KathyPidgeon, General Manager at The Riverside Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us and thank you for taking time to write a review. I am glad that you got to enjoy some of the beautiful autumn weather we have been having by taking a ride on the river path. It put a smile on my face when I read that you had the time of your life.... More 

1 review
Reviewed 26 October 2016

So My name is Susan Hoffman and when we got to our hotel and went to the service desk we has two warm Yummy Chocolate Chip Cookies waiting for us. The lobby had Live Jazz Music playing and a bar that served drinks and appetizers. Although we did not indulge there, we went straight to the Riverside Restaurant where we... More 

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Thank Susan H
KathyPidgeon, General Manager at The Riverside Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Susan, Thank you for staying with us and thank you for your kind 5 bubble review. I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay and enjoyed the food and beverage at The Riverside. I do agree that Sara does a great job and she will be thrilled to see that you remembered her by name. I especially like... More 

Blackfoot, Idaho
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Our room wasn't ready when we arrived a little after 3pm. The front desk went above and beyond to find us a room. We ended up in a suite the first night and another suite the next night. Both rooms were very nice and huge. The breakfast buffet was great. The best complimentary breakfast offered by any hotel I have... More 

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KathyPidgeon, General Manager at The Riverside Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for staying at The Riverside and for taking time to write a nice 5 bubble review. I am happy that you enjoyed your stay in one of our signature suites. I agree, our suites really are nice and huge. We have 30 suites and each one is a little different. We will look forward to seeing you on... More 

Gig Harbor
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78 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

A good stop when traveling through Boise, quiet and on the river with full facilities. Excellent parking and access to the river walk. There is a spacious pool and patio restaurant for summer months. It is however, too far to walk to the downtown area.

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KathyPidgeon, General Manager at The Riverside Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to write a review following your stay at The Riverside. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay even with the renovations. I hope you will come back and visit us again soon and notice the improvements. More 

Portland, Oregon
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99 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Wife and I stayed there for two nights. I used to stay there for work in the mid 70s. It was great then and it is great now. They have done a lot of work to keep it fresh and current. Nice lobby with great seating, decorations, etc. Lobby bar if you like. Check in was easy and the staff... More 

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KathyPidgeon, General Manager at The Riverside Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for staying at The Riverside and thank you for your kind review. I am happy to learn that you enjoyed your stay and am especially pleased to read that you will stay with us again next time. We look forward to welcoming you back. Please don't wait another 40 years! More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Riverside Hotel's riverfront location offers direct access to the Boise Greenbelt's 26-mile paved trail alongside Boise River. Our spacious guest rooms are decorated in a Contemporary style, including an ergonomic chair at an oversized desk featuring task lighting and an easy-access power source. Work with ease and efficiency from your room, utilizing two telephones with complimentary high speed internet. Guest rooms include one King or two Queen beds, most with courtyard or river views. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Riverside Hotel

Address: 2900 W. Chinden Blvd., Boise, ID 83714 (Formerly Doubletree Hotel Boise - Riverside)
Region: United States > Idaho > Boise
Price Range: $164 - $231 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Riverside Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 303
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Also Known As:
Doubletree Boise
Boise Doubletree
Hotel Style:
#6 Family Hotel in Boise
#9 Business Hotel in Boise
#9 Romantic Hotel in Boise
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“Close to the river is wonderful for staycations. Close to the conference center is efficient for work.”
 of 5 bubbles jessicagQ2070FV, 10 Nov 2016 | Read review
“...do not check in...keep rolling...”
  • ...a shambles...the place is simply a shambles...
  • ...the entire room/suite was fitted out in a consistent style...
  • ...all set for Halloween...
  • ...unimaginable...
  • ...hazard...
  • ...high security...
  • ...not sure if this is a bullet or pencil hole...
  • ...comes with spiders...
 of 5 bubbles Surfbarrels, 27 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Get an upper floor overlooking the river.”
 of 5 bubbles OurGig, 21 Oct 2016 | Read review
“ask for first floor facing the inner courtyard or river”
 of 5 bubbles wiz302pa, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Balcony facing River”
 of 5 bubbles divavegas, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
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