We reserved a first floor double queen, pet-friendly room. We were travelling with our new 8-week-old puppy and wanted easy, private access to a lawn for late night potty training. The sliding glass door to the patio, grass, and lake was perfect.
The room’s location was in exile, at the building’s far north (past the pool) in what felt like a basement. However, the bonus to being underground: no train noise! With all rooms facing east, when the lake is full, I imagine the view is especially lovely. Off-season, the snow-covered mountains are a pretty sight past the muddy lakebed.
As other reviewers noted, the rooms are dated. They were probably nice in the late-1980s or early-1990s. The shower certainly hasn’t been updated, as shown in my photo, but the furniture is in surprisingly good condition. There were two luggage benches, a 3-drawer dresser, a nightstand, a table with two chairs, and a cabinet concealing a microwave and mini fridge. There was plenty of room for us, our gear, and the puppy, his crate, toys, and other accoutrements.
We were pleasantly surprised there was no noticeable odor, common with pet-friendly rooms. But, room 143 was either not used recently or received poor housekeeping (or both) because there was dust on the nightstand, the dresser, and the two side chairs, and I found a shriveled contact lens on the bathroom floor.
The restaurant was not serving breakfast at the time of our visit. However, the hotel set out a small selection of packaged grab-and-go breakfast items in their tiny reception area. It was better than nothing, but nowhere near the usual average Best Western fare.
We paid a premium for a weekend night stay. In general, I wouldn’t say it was worth it, except for the view and the easy lawn access we wanted. If you don’t have that need, I highly recommend the Best Western nearby in Ponderay instead. There’s a pasture, creek and mountain view (ask for a west-facing room), and it’s an updated, clean facility at a better price. less