Best Western Plus Lodge at River's Edge,  Orofino

5.0/5  - based on 426 guest reviews.
615 Main Street, 83544, Orofino, United States - See map
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Fantastic steelhead fishing is in Orofino, Idaho, and our Clearwater River hotel is just minutes from some of the best fishing spots. At this Orofino hotel, we're known for a stunning location, quality services, cleanliness, and an amazing staff. Enjoy a relaxing stay right on Clearwater River. We have a perfect location for weddings, retreats and casual meetings. Conferences are often held here, and we cater to business travelers and guests in town for special events, as well as vacationers. Let our skilled customer service team help you prepare the perfect event. We regularly work with employees of state and federal agencies as well as private manufacturing businesses to put together flawless meetings. From business meetings to alumni retreats and everything in between, our Orofino hotel has the quality accommodations and relaxing atmosphere you're looking for. While staying at the Best Western Plus Lodge at River's Edge, boating, hiking and an abundance of favorite outdoor activities can all be found just a few minutes from our Riverside location. Fishing for salmon and steelhead are favorite activities that draw visitors from around the US. The Lewis and Clark Trail is also a popular attraction, especially for guests who want a little history with their vacation. Of course, the Logger-Cross is another stop for many travelers. When it comes to the most important meal of the day, it's on us. Enjoy a full hot breakfast every morning, featuring a build your breakfast burrito station, waffles, biscuits & gravy, sausage, scrambled eggs both hot and cold cereals, yogurt and 100% Arabica coffee or juices. We understand how important starting each morning on the right foot is. From a warm, welcoming reception to well-appointed and quiet guest rooms, our Clearwater River hotel really delivers. Enjoy fantastic views of the river while planning what to do in beautiful Orofino. We look forward to seeing you at our Award Winning Property!!

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Best Western Plus Lodge at River's Edge,Orofino
  • 5
    « Great Place to Stay »

    Fantastic property right on the Clearwater River. Great breakfast, great rooms and most importantly GREAT Staff. Katlyin was great! Sorry if I spelled your name wrong! Perfect place to stay if fishing for the fantastic steelhead or hunting for the deer in the area.

    « Special Occasion »

    We celebrated our 47th wedding anniversary here. Fairly close to home but far enough to feel like a great little getaway. Had a very comfy room with view of the river and a small patio with chairs and table fir us to sit and enjoy the scenery. Enjoyed the hit tub and a very nice dinner at the restaurant next door. Staff was extremely professional and friendly. We appreciated that this is a pet friendly hotel. Will go again.


    We are a group who pays 100% attention to customer service and customer detail in our shop, its nice to go somewhere and recieve excellent service and products. Way to go you all did great!! The minute we showed up for check in they knew exactly who we were and were totally prepared check in was a breeze, fun and inviting personalities really made our group feel welcome.

    « Steelhead Resort »

    Great newer hotel with amenities for the sportsman. The management understands that the facility is possible due to recreational activities. There is a fish cleaning station indoors at the facility. The breakfast is timed to make sure you are out in the field at sunrise. They are not too concerned if you take your gear into the room. Highly recommended.

    « Beautiful River Views »

    Best hotel in Orofino! Be sure to book a river view room and arrive before sunset to enjoy the beautiful scenary. Balcony is spacious with furniture to enjoy wine in the afternoon and coffee in the morning (unless it's after October - then it's probably too chilly.) Beautiful large stone fireplace in the lobby to enjoy with friends and lots of outside seating areas with thoset beautiful river views.

    « Beautiful View »

    The view on the river is beautiful and the staff are all friendly & helpful! The breakfast is OK and the lobby is comfortable. The staff are willing to help you with suggestions for sightseeing and fun. Get the river front rooms!

    « An amazing oasis in a beautiful location »

    We stayed at this wonderful Lodge while fishing this past year. The Lodge faces the Clearwater River, and has a number of rooms facing the river that is less than 100' away! It has a large lobby that is always stocked with drinks and snacks. They serve a pretty nice complementary breakfast there as well. With sausage, eggs, waffles, etc. Across the parking lot sits a nice restaurant and lounge. The pricing is very reasonable at slightly over $100 dollars for a decent room, we recently booked the Clearwater Suite for $248 dollars. A beautiful place to spend a few days whether you're a sportsman or just want a quiet place to get away!

    « favorite BW »

    We always make sure we stay at least one night on our annual trip to the Northwest. Love sitting on the balcony and watching the river. Always clean, quiet and friendly. Great stay, staff is always helpful.

    « Good stay »

    We had a good stay here. From the reviews on this site I expected a whole lot better, but that's not the hotel's fault. This property is an older midrange hotel with meeting space in a pretty setting. It is well maintained and and has excellent staff. Our room was clean and had reasonably new furniture and carpet. The bathroom had a newer one-piece plastic looking tub and surround. The bed was comfortable. The room was dark enough that we needed to keep all of the lights on even in the daytime. Our balcony would have been pleasant in warmer weather. All of the employees I met did a good job, particularly the breakfast attendant. But I stay in a lot of hotels, and I recall a tip jar in the breakfast room only one other time. I wish they would pay her more and if need be add it to my room rate. Ditto the tip solicitation from each of the three different people who apparently cleaned my room. Some people will love the kitschy decor and gift shop. I am not one of them. But the view is great.

    « A wonderful hotel »

    A really pleasant stay. Everyone on staff was friendly, helpful, and professional. Very nice room with good amenities and a comfortable bed. Nice breakfast too. Only there 1 day and kind of hated to leave.

  • 5
    « Perfect »

    Perfect for a wedding, the reception area was beautiful, staff did everything that they could to help, love the area. Beautiful Clearwater river frontage. We will come back soon., Thank you for a wonderful stay.

    « Hotel on the River »

    The staff is very friendly and helpful. I have stayed here many times and always a great stay. Highly recommended! The view of the river improves the experience and adds to the calm. There is an excellent restaurant one minute walk from the hotel as well.

    « 3 visits here and always impressed. »

    Very clean, nicely appointed rooms and a killer location right on the river. Trust me, get a river view room - the sounds and view are amazing. Staff has always been very friendly and the facility has always been remarkably well kept. It doesn't get much better than this for the price. I've paid much more for much less. I haven't tried one of their suites yet, but look forward to trying one of them next time.

    « Quaint Town »

    We had an enjoyable stay in this very attractive hotel Staff was amazing especially Danielle. The rooms with the river view were awesome. Ground floor rooms have a walk out balcony. Highly recommend this hotel

    « Dream Of A Sleep »

    We chose a room on the river side, sat on our balcony until dark, and then left the door open so we could hear the river all night. The Clearwater is a beautiful river and this is a great place to stay - right beside it. The staff is friendly, the rooms are cozy, and the breakfast filling and delicious. There is a nice patio for an afternoon drink or for breakfast in the summer and the whole facility is well maintained. I'd love to go back - a dream of a place to sleep!

    « Beautiful setting and service »

    We have stayed at this Best Western before and loved our experience. That is why we chose to stay again. It has a beautiful setting next to the river and wished we had been able to have a room on the ground floor.


    Close to town, very clean, friendly staff and beautiful view. Overall a great place to stay. I would stay here again anytime and have made reservations for next year already. They offer all amenities needed including a very nice restaurant next door. The river view is absolutely amazing.

    « So glad we got delayed! »

    Friends of mine and I were traveling cross-country on motorcycles. We got delayed due to me running out of gas and booked this location. What a wonderful site at the end of a long day. River view at dusk was wonderful and calming, close proximity to a great restaurant was nice so we could stay off the bikes and breakfast near the river on their large patio energized us for the ride ahead! Would love to return some day.

    « Love at first sight »

    We drove by this hotel two years ago - umbrellas on the patio, setting sun. . . we agreed that we wanted to stay at BWPlus Lodge at River's Edge next time though - it was everything we could hope for and more. Your staff and breakfast were especially lovely. Really enjoyed our stay.

    « great place to stay with great staff »

    Wonderful location, great rooms and beds and shower, very clean extremely helpful and courteous staff decent breakfast can'[t beat the location on the river very good restaurant next door with good staff and service and quality food, presented well. would stay again -- will stay here again and strongly recommend

  • 5
    « On the Clearwater »

    Comfortable, clean and easy accessibility with a first class view of the river. The outside patio is a real plus for relaxing and enjoying a meal or beverage. The tables are arranged in a spacious setting.

    « great place »

    this place has a lot of little extras, for your stay. the view is great, the patio with the fire places or heaters make it nice to enjoy. lobby area is wonderful. and each room does have a balancy ,the extras are just great. easy on and off of main road

    « Idaho Dream Home »

    This was a wonderful experience, while we were working on our new property, we were able to come back to the room and just unwind, the rooms were clean and quiet. The staff was wonderful and overall it was wonderful experience.

    « Excellent for Motorcycles »

    If you are looking for a hotel at the west end of the Lolo Pass, this is a good choice. A nice hotel with the typical amenities. It is located on the river, and has a great patio outside to enjoy the view. They even had a complimentary happy hour with free beer and wine. A very nice touch. But the clincher is how they cater to motorcycle riders. When we arrived, they told us about the bike wash station. They provide microfiber towels to clean your bike. They let us park our bikes under the awning in front of the hotel, because rain was expected that night. When we got up the next morning, we found two water bottles by each bike with a message for safe travels. We really appreciated the extra care.

    « It is on the river's edge! »

    We had a room with a small balcony and view of the river on the third floor. Our room was spotless and very comfortable. A microwave and a mini refrigerator were also provided. The tub/shower combo looked brand new. So, we had a surprise in the morning while preparing to shower. There was no hot water, no matter how long the water ran. There was hot water in the sink ouside of bathroom. Since the fixtures in the tub looked new, we figured that the hot water line was not connected. Other than that, our stay was comfortable. The evening reception was nice as was the hot breakfast in the morning. Will stay here again when in the area; provided our room has running hot water!

    « Superb surprise! »

    Feels brand new! Everything is spotlessly clean! Just a really nice, comfortable hotel with a great room style lobby that opens onto an outdoor patio filled with umbrella tables that overlook the river. Comfortable beds and hot breakfast items. We were impressed!

    « Orofino area exploration »

    This hotel was ideally located along the river close to the main part of town. It was quiet and very comfortable.Great place to stay if you are passing through or exploring the area. The bed was super comfortable. The staff was extremely helpful. The patio overlooking the river was very relaxing during happy hour. Breakfast had lots of choices and was very good.

    « A total gem, way more than we expected. »

    We travel by motorcycle and were just passing thru. Several friends had told us this was a really nice place, but we were blown away. Sitting alongside, almost over the beautiful Clearwater River, a nicer setting you will not find. You arrive on the parking lot side and it looks nice, but just wait till you walk through the door and see, 1) the lobby and 2) look across to the huge beautiful patio overlooking the river. This is the kind of setting you wish you had at home! Staff was so nice and helpful, the breakfast was first class and the room was perfect. We wished we could have stayed for another night (or week). Karla wants to make that ride along the Clearwater again, and stop for as long as possible at the Lodge at1River's Edge. Rates were beyond reasonable. You will regret it, if you stay anywhere're going to love it.

    « Awesome hotel! »

    We have stayed at many, many hotels over the years but I have to say that this one ranks up there at the very top of those that we found to be exceptionally clean. Every detail was spot on. The bathroom fixtures were so clean I could have been told that they were brand new, had never been used and I would have believed it. We could not find a single flaw in our stay other than their internet was a little slow. The staff was very friendly and focused on making it a very pleasant stay for us. The breakfast was very good and the selection very broad. They even had it set up earlier than their stated ready time. It had a lovely restaurant next door that had excellent food and service. Our overall stay couldn't have been any better!

    « One of the best-run Best Westerns »

    This Best Western is spotless, with some of the friendliest, most consciencious staff we have experienced. Every employee went out of tbeir way to be courteous, friendly, and helpful. Most went the extra mile to show they care about their guests. For example, we noticed they put water bottles out for their guests who were on motorcycles and getting ready to brave the heat. Orofino is a small town, but staff recommended we try the local Mexican restaurant that was also excellent in terms of service, food quality, and cleanliness. Thank you to all of the employees at Best Western Orofino, and kudos to management for a job well done. - Commissioner Richard Rothschikd

  • 5
    « Great location and great staff »

    We happened by this small town in Idaho and turned in. Cute town and saw a Best Western. Walked in and voila- beautiful with great helpful staff. Room was suburb overlooking river. Breakfast hot and lots of choice. WOuld stay here again if in area. Everything was great.

    « Excellent »

    First review I've ever written in my life. Have to say this is one of the nicest hotels I've stayed at in a long time. Staff is very friendly. Hotel is extremely clean and comfortable. Beds are really comfy. Pool was nice. The scenery with the river is great. Well done Best Western!

    « Awesome hotel »

    Stayed here for 1 night while riding my motorcycle to the west coast and back in August. The hotel is gorgeous. So clean and located on a beautiful river setting with mountains all around. The hotel had social hour which served free beer and wine with snacks. Met some nice people. There is a huge outside patio with seating with tables all around. The inside breakfast area is really nice too. Had a river view room and the room was outstanding. Would highly recommend

    « Beautiful Spot, Great Hotel »

    The location is just beautiful. The hotel is located along the Clearwater River. You can get rooms with balconies practically at the water's edge. The view is fantastic. The hotel is really nice. The outdoor patio, along the river, has a pond. The inside is decorated with local art. The quality is better than what you might normally see in a hotel. The staff was great. There's a free breakfast and free happy hour. Adjacent to the hotel is a really good restaurant, also along the river. The food was exceptional and not terribly expensive. I highly recommend this hotel.

    « Great place to stay »

    The room was large, clean and quiet. The outdoor patio was perfect for eating a meal or just relaxing. Breakfast was good. It is a nice place to spend a night or a week in the quiet of a small river town.

    « This Best Western is a sleeper »

    Upon entering this town, I was tempted to move on to the next one, but this Best Western is the nicest place in the entire area. It is built along a river, the rooms on the river side have balconies, and the lobby is quaint and welcoming. Staff is very friendly and helpful. The full breakfast was very good and the breakfast room was in the lobby which faced the river. Beds were comfortable and the restaurant next door had wonderful food. We were welcomed with bottled water and there was a wine and cheese reception in the late afternoon. Very relaxing and a comfortable stay.

    « Nice place »

    This hotel is everything I expect from a Best Western. Clean comfortable rooms. Good breakfast. Excellent customer service. A little high priced but since they are the only game in town, it is to be expected.

    « Great stay on way to Glacier! »

    Best Western is earning my loyalty - especially when it is a "Plus" or "Premier" property. We stayed on our way into Glacier from the Portland area and we were not disappointed. One should know that there are not many restaurants within walking distance - just one in the same parking lot. Getting a late dinner could be tricky. We were ground level near the office and there was little to no noise.

    « Great River Stay »

    We picked this hotel based off of reviews and photos. Gorgeous river's edge view from our room. Loved that each room has a balcony to enjoy the sounds and sites of the river. Room was clean and nicely appointed. We enjoyed the complimentary Happy Hour on the sunny patio of the Hotel. The sculptures, fountain and landscaping are lovely. We spent some time in the pool and hot tub, both very clean and peaceful. We ordered in pizza and ate it on our private deck off the room. Was a great experience!!

    « Great place »

    We stayed two nights and both nights we found waters by our bikes each morning! After riding through lots of rain on our way there, our bikes were very dirty. The bike wash was awesome and very convenient. Not only was soap available, there was bug cleaner as well. The outdoor seating areas were very nice. The pool room was beautiful. Everything was extremely clean and well maintained.

  • 5
    « Perhaps the best hotel of our trip...and they love motorcycles! »

    The property is beautiful. We spent the extra few dollars to have a balcony overlooking the river and woke up to the sound of water. Terrific. Preferred parking for motorcycles and when we went out to the bikes, they had left us bottles of water. Staff were very friendly! We'd come back!

    « Fabulous Property »

    There is really nothing that could be improved at this facility. It is everything you could ask for in a spectacular setting overlooking the Clearwater River. For something extra special try one of the suites!

    « Great service, amazing river view and good value »

    Staff here were great. they got us every thing we needed plus more. FYI - they are VERY Biker friendly - have a bike wash and let you park right in front - gave us extra water for our ride and wanted to make sure we were taken care of. We will definitely stay here again. The breakfast was outstanding.

    « The best place to stay on your Lolo Pass bike trip »

    This hotel caters to the motorcyle enthusiast. Preferred parking under the eaves in case of rain - in the morning they leave two bottles of water beside each bike. There's a wash station too. The patio is beautiful, the view of the river, birds flying by - rafters on inner tubes floating by. You can purchase beer/wine/coolers at the reception desk, and take them out on the deck. Very cool concept that I wish more hotels did. It's a short walk to any of the local restaurants and the staff are great at recommending one for your tastes. This is always a destination hotel for us on our Lolo Pass bike trips. You'll love it.

    « We love this motel! »

    This motel's attention to detail gets the five star rating. They let us park our motorcycles up close. In the am we had two water bottles sitting by each bike.way cool! On Thursday they had a free social hour with beer and wine. Great after a long and hot day of riding! The breakfast was excellent. Again due to the attention to detail. The rooms are very clean and the beds quality. I highly recommend this motel.

    « Outstanding »

    Would highly recommend this hotel, couldn't ask for better in all respects. The rooms are spotless extremely comfortable, the view of the river is outstanding especially from the third floor. And on a night with a full moon, what more could one ask. The breakfast bar has improved a great deal, we would have skipped the meal here a while back, but not any more.

    « The Best Best Western »

    Everything about this stay was special, extraordinary really, from the beautiful setting looking over the Clearwater river, to the impeccably clean, oversize and nicely appointed room. There was a social hour welcome right when we got there, and the staff were among the nicest I have encountered anywhere. Everything in the room looked new, altho the property is 11 years old. We will definitely go back.

    « Gem in the Gem State »

    This inn is the perfect regional getaway, very reasonable in rate for the value received and beautifully situated at the confluence of Orofino Creek and the Clearwater on the Lewis & Clark Trail. The accommodations are just below grand, squeaky clean, and superbly maintained. Breakfast on the patio overlooking the river on a sunny morning is a delight. This property rates the highest praise

    « Last minute switch »

    Had planned at staying in a different motel in another town down the road but they couldn't me my requirements and I was able to make a late switch to the Best Western. Fantastic place with a great view of the Clearwater River. The breakfast was great with a do it yourself burritto bar. Quite with wonderful beds. On a road trip with my 17 year old grandson. He loved the town and a nearby Mexican restaurant.

    « GREAT Hotel in Idaho! Trust me. Book it! »

    EXCELLENT place to stay!!. We REALLY enjoyed this hotel. Rooms are perfect and very CLEAN! We did not book one but you can reserve a balcony room overlooking the river for a fantastic view. You can sit on the deck overlooking the Clearwater River and look at the amazing surroundings. Restaurant beside the hotel is a good add as the town is quite small. The free continental breakfast was perfect compare to many other types of hotel. The staff was nice and very polite. They knew that we were motorcycle riders so early on the next morning the staff put 2 bottles of water next to our motorcycles for our next day ride. You want wipe-down towels and access to a cleaning station so that you can clean your expensive bike? This Best Western has that ready for you. Just ask them. I am a proud owner of a beautiful BMW bike and, like many others, it is important to keep our expensive toys spotless after a day-trip. In the past, motorcycles used to be scary for the general public (because of the lawless biker gangs) but today that reputation has been smashed by "real world" motorcyclists. Pay attention to the riders (especially the ones with a BMW bike) in the next lane beside your car because they might be your doctor, your lawyer, your teacher or your accountant. When I arrive at a hotel, I expect to be treated like any other customer - all motorcyclists expect to be welcomed with respect. Not too many hotels in North of America respect motorcycle riders. Best Western is a ?Rider-Friendly? hotel and for that reason I give this hotel a deserved five-star with a big PLUS :)

  • 5
    « Great Hotel along a beautiful Idaho river »

    Excellent in every respect while visiting Orofino, Idaho. Great steel fishing near by. Very good restaurant close at hand, with both outdoor and indoor dining, and friendly wait staff. Beautiful mountainous location and scenery.

    « Service Call »

    A nice clean facility with helpful staff made the stay very enjoyable. Nice to have everything in place when you pull in so one can focus on other details involved with doing service work. A well done job, thanks again.

    « One of our favorites »

    We have stayed here several times. This time we rode our motorcycles through about 150 miles of rain to get there. Once we arrived and got into our room we headed to the lobby. Since it was July the fireplace was off, but they were nice and turned it on for us. We got all warmed up by the fire and could sit and have a drink. Had pizza brought in since the restaurant next door is closed on Sundays :(.We could sit at the tables and eat our dinner where we had plates, napkins and coffee, water if we wanted. They also put 2 bottles of water next to your motorcycle for your next days ride.

    « It's all good! »

    They have a very friendly and helpful staff. Our room was super-clean. It had a nice patio with comfy chairs where we could relax and enjoy a view of the gently flowing river. Breakfast was good, with plenty of selections. What's not to like? Will definitely stay here again.

    « Fabulous hotel and service is primo »

    The staff here are very friendly, helpful. Hotel is reasonable rate, even riverside (which I can recommend). Enjoyed complimentary beer/wine in the evening on a patio on the river's edge. Full breakfast too!

    « Nice place to enjoy the beautiful river. »

    We reserved a balcony room overlooking the river. We watched people floating and fishing along the river. The room was clean and breakfast was good. The free breakfast was good and the Edge restaurant next door was excellent.

    « An amazing place to stay! »

    This is an amazing place to stay. I go every 4th of July and the experience is wonderful every time! The staff is amazing, the breakfast is wonderful, the rooms are always very clean and the view in Orofino, Idaho is out of this world. I will go there every year, no doubt about it.

    « Beautiful Property »

    Orofino is such a beautiful little town and this hotel definitely captures the beauty by sitting right at the river's edge. The property is wonderfully decorated and is very clean and welcoming. The staff were all wonderful. They had a nice happy hour where we could sit on the deck and look at the amazing surroundings. I would definitely recommend a river facing room. We sat on our private balcony for about two hours drinking wine and talking and taking in the view. Fabulous!

    « Unexpected treat! »

    We stopped here on the way north based on a recommendation from my family. They loved this hotel so much they have stayed here twice and insisted that we did. Orofino is a very small town but this hotel does not feel like a roadside hotel. The grounds are beautiful. The rooms are very well appointed . We were traveling with our dog and the hotel was accommodating and it was convenient for the dog to come and go. Nice social hour with beer and wine in the lobby or on the beautiful patio surrounded on two side by rivers.

    « Really great hotel and dog friendly! »

    We came to Orofino for a wedding and were really pleased with our experience here. The location is right on the river and the building takes advantages of the incredible view. The room we had was well appointed, perfectly maintained and comfortable. The staff was warm and friendly but my favorite was the lady who sets up the breakfast in the morning. She worked so hard every day to make the breakfast perfect for guests. It was clear that she took her work personally. Overall, this was a fantastic place to stay!

  • 5

    This hotel is on the Clearwater River in a beautiful setting. For those traveling by motorcycle, you will find the "motorcycle washing station" unbelievable. It not only has a hose, it also has a bucket and liquid car soap. Just ask for a washing towel at the desk at sign in. In the morning, we found 2 bottles of water by the bike to ensure we had water on the bike for the ride up Lolo Pass. It just doesn't get any better. The onsite restaurant has really great food - the cook is to be commended for his abilities. It also has riverside deck dining. The hotel offers room on the river (complete with chairs on private decks) as well as less expensive rooms off the riverside. The employees are wonderful and you'll enjoy the social hour in the evening in the lobby. It doesn't get much better than this when you're traveling by MC and get to ride Lolo Pass before and/or after your stay. Orofino, ID is a small community with a fabulous hotel.

    « They put the best in Best Western by far »

    Wonderful place to stay. Everyone was friendly and helpful. Very clean and comfortable. Breakfast personnel was great, housekeeping made sure you had everything you needed. Peaceful and comfortable. This was our third time staying there and will definitely not be our last. We love it there!!

    « Amazing Place to Stay »

    We recently stayed here for 2 nights for a friend's wedding. The hotel's location is beautiful! It's easy to find - right off the highway and RIGHT on the river. You can pretty much put your feet in the river from the patio. The rooms were immaculately clean. Our room had a microwave and mini fridge which are always very useful wen out of town. The bed was so comfy we hardly wanted to get out of it. The linens were so soft as well as the pillows. The only thing getting us out of bed on our first morning there was the gorgeous view we had of the river. We had a river view room on the 3rd floor. We had our own private balcony with little seating area where we could enjoy our coffee in the morning and drinks in the evening. The staff was so friendly. We were coming in from out of town and didn't realize there was a time change (oops) and we got to town extremely early. They allowed us to check in early which was such a relief for us. There are housekeepers there at all hours of the day...there were tons of them, always working very hard. The continental breakfast was probably the best I've ever had at a hotel. They had a good selection of hot and cold choices, good coffee and fresh fruit, among many other things. There was an attendant at the breakfast paying full attention the whole time, making sure everything was neat and clean and fully stocked. The wedding we attended was gorgeous and the staff was well prepared for that as well. We got all of this for a very fair price. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone!!

    « A great place to stay and wonderful value »

    We took a trip over Lolo pass and were going to stay at Lochs Lodge (not good) left after looking at the cabin! Further down to Orofino but this is a marvelous place and deserves all of the good reviews. Wonderful setting, looks and feels as if it was built last year- clean and a lodge feel. Very nice reception, professional. Great patio, we had a riverside room on the third floor which was great with balcony and chairs. Not many places with that view. Quiet, HVAC was whisper quiet, computer charging station, nice amenities- really hard to have any complaints.

    « Best Hotel Around »

    We have stayed at BW Plus/Orofino seven nights over the past 3 months, and we have never been disappointed in service or accommodations. The staff is friendly and efficient, the breakfast bar is extraordinary, the bed is comfortable and the room is not cramped size-wise. The pool is nice/clean and a treat during the colder months. There is also a small gift shop with nice articles to buy that you won't see anywhere else. This Hotel is tops!

    « A Quiet Beautiful Retreat Convenient Location »

    This BW is located on Main St. just off Highway 12 in Orofino, ID along Clearwater River. Convenient travel on & off the main roadway yet quietly secluded. Private patios on the ground floor along the back of the Lodge allow you to watch the swift moving river and enjoy watching the local wildlife. We stayed in Rm107 about the middle of the lower floor. It was a very enjoyable stay. Close to all the amenities a small town has to offer. Plan on eating before 9pm or you may have trouble finding a place open. We found the pizza restaurant in town that stays open until 10pm and great pizza!

    « Omg this place is fabulous »

    This place is the bomb. The rooms are spacious plenty of room for luggage and bicycles the lobby is big and relaxing there's a huge patio deck sitting right by the river they have a social beer and wine for free our at 430 + fresh hot cookies at 5:30. There is a pool and jacuzzi that are at awesome temperature and very clean. And the breakfast bar is absolutely to die for I have never seen blueberry waffles on the breakfast bar and fresh fruit toppings and all the fixings to make a breakfast sandwich omelette and breakfast burrito the list just goes on and on this is a fabulous place you gotta try it.

    « Excellent place to stay »

    The employees are all very pleasant and friendly. Located next to the Clearwater River. Beautiful setting. Nice patio area overlooking river. Good hot breakfast. We were in town for a wedding, one of three for the weekend. It was also graduation weekend. Yet we never experienced any problems. They were well prepared for the number of guests.

    « Easy Comfort »

    Our accommodations and service were excellent The location and surrounding countryside were lovely and peaceful. Good selection of eateries in immediate area (walking distance). The complimentary breakfast was of good variety, plentiful, in comfortable surroundings. The Social Hour was an unexpected and pleasurable experience. The pool and hot tub were spacious and handicap accessible, the first we have seen.

    « Best kept Secrect in Idiho. »

    This is the best kept secret in the State of Idaho. There is more scenery than you can take in, great places to eat, things to go and see but the best thing about this Hotel is the friendlies of all the Staff.

  • 4
    « great getaway »

    This location is a great getaway for a weekend, right on the Clearwater River. You have the mtns, Dworshak Dam , Fish Hatchery, Clearwater Casino about 30 minutes away to visit. This location has become a yearly event for our motorcycle group. The staff at the Best Western River's Edge are awesome.

    « Best stay ever »

    This was one of the best hotel rooms I have stayed in in recent years. The river view was fantastic. The bed was super comfortable. Breakfast was better than most hotel complementary breakfasts. Staff all were great. I will make it a point to stay at this hotel again even thought it is not near an interstate.

    « The Best »

    Stayed in many hotels and was surprised to find this gem in such a small town. On the river and a great lobby space. Greeting by an incredibly friendly and helpful staff. Happy Hour was a treat after a long day on the bike. Two bottles of water beside the motorbike in the morning was a surprise! You can't go wrong here.

    « Best place to stay »

    Such a beautiful hotel. Make sure the have the riverside view it is amazing to sit on the patio in the evening and in the morning. Best hotel staff always so happy and willing to help with whatever. Amazing continental breakfast hands down.

    « Beautiful riverside location »

    Excellent accommodations. No restaurant on site, but a small selection of good places within easy walk. Beer and wine available, with a very comfortable outside seating area on the river with a Koi pond and beautiful scenery.

    « Modern, Clean, sits right on the Clearwater River »

    This is a typical Best Western. Modern, clean, courteous staff, convention center, exercise room, heated pool. It is located right on the east bank of the Clearwater River. They have a continental breakfast but I am always on the river before it begins. They do have fresh coffee at 3:00 am. There is an excellent restaurant right next door and a really nice fish cleaning room attached to the hotel. Business or fishing, this place fits right in.

    « Great Place on Highway 12 - Springtime is so beautiful! »

    We recently stayed at the Best Western in Orofino - it is one of our favorite places to stay after a Harley ride, and is in the beautiful Clearwater Canyon. Idaho is absolutely stunning right now with flowers in full bloom and everything lush and green. We have stayed many times here over the years. It is always clean and comfortable with reasonable rates, and great customer service. The complimentary breakfast is one of the best for travelers. Highly recommended!

    « Nice Hotel »

    I wasn't expecting such a nice hotel when I heard our group was staying at a Best Western. I had a first floor room that opened onto a patio area on the river. I would highly recommend this hotel if you are in the area.

    « A little pricey »

    Great hotel. Friendly staff. Best place in town hands down. A bit pricey for what you get, but they kinda have the monopoly on nice rooms in this town. Would stay there again I suppose. Maybe I'll get a CDL discount or some other deal next time. Haha

    « Orofino Best Western is: Best! »

    Tucked away in North Central Idaho is a wonderful place to stay, if you like a lodge-look (which we do). Pleasant and helpful staff, a good breakfast, and a pretty place on the river. The hotel has a nice pool and very pleasant rooms.

  • 5
    « Great place in the mountains »

    This is my favorite hotel in Idaho. I travel a lot and I love that this hotel is on the river in a quaint little mountain town. While traveling for business, I stay here almost every month and I have never encountered a problem with service or staff. The breakfast is top notch and the social hour in the afternoons is perfect.

    « My exprience »

    Found this motel zooming in on a location with Google Maps. Was surprised there was motel in a dot on the map. Then looked it up on the internet. Taking a back roads journey following the Lewis and Clark Exploration. Cute little town as well. I would book this place again for sure when I return some day.

    « vacation »

    We live in California and every 3-6 months we travel to Idaho to see our son and his family. We love staying at the Best Western there. The Lodge is beautiful, the staff helpful and the breakfast wonderful. We will never stay anywhere else but there.

    « Excellent place to stay »

    Very friendly employees, great room with view of the river (you must upgrade for that and we are glad we did!) comfy bed and nice breakfast with a variety of food to choose from. A must stay if you need a place in Orofino!

    « wonderful property »

    We stayed at BWP Orofino 3/28 thru 4/2. The property is in a beautiful location along the Clearwater River. The grounds are clean, manicured with nice pieces of art and sculptures. Our room was river facing with a small balcony. The room was clean and kept tidy by the polite and cheerful maids. The morning breakfast was plentiful with a wide variety of choices. My only negative comment (we are coffee snobs) is the coffee is watered down and not to my liking. Mrs. J used and enjoyed the pool. I would highly recommend staying here, we will in the future.

    « Very comfy bed !! »

    I was shocked at the comfort of the bed and the pillows. I sat down and did not want to get up. Had things planned for the evening but decided just to relax instead. It was simply amazing. The room was super clean and the view was great. The staff were so friendly and helpful

    « Great Experience »

    We loved our stay at this hotel. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful; anything we needed was no problem. They even treated our dog wonderfully. Our room had a dog bed and bowls for feeding. The view was amazing! We could open our back door and within 10 steps is the beautiful Clearwater River. The hotel was clean and comfortable. We will definately be back.

    « Get the River View »

    This is a fantastic hotel. It is worth a little extra to get a room on the river side. I sat out on the patio and watched the birds flying low over the water. The pool is also a big plus. AWESOME STAFF. Great hotel!

    « Excellent hotel »

    If you are going to visit the Orofino area and you are spending the night I highly recommend staying at the Best Western PLUS Lodge at River's Edge. Excellent staff, comfortable rooms, and a tasty breakfast is offered in the morning.

    « Nice Hotel! »

    My family and in-laws stayed at this hotel while fishing for steelheads. This is the nicest Best Western I have stayed in. The hotel is very well maintained, clean, and the front desk staff were nice to visit with. Booked hotel on Travelocity.

  • 5
    « Wonderful stay »

    We have been going to this property for a number of years, and it just keeps getting better. Excellent staff, exceptionally clean rooms, great breakfast bar. Their General Manager has done an exceptional job with the staff and hotel conditions. Everyone greets you personally, they always asks if there is anything we need, and the entire property is spotless. Marci in the breakfast bar is the best ever. If anyone in the hotel business needs some guidance on how to run a hotel, come visit this property. (Victoria @ SRL) We will be back soon.

    « Relaxing Time Off »

    Hotel staff provided great service The room was clean and the bed comfortable.Breakfast was very good with healthy options. The Best Western at the river's edge is an all around nice facility next to the Clearwater river with great views and close to a nice resteraunt.

    « Great family retreat »

    I took my grandchildren for a birthday weekend get away. The setting is beautiful and quiet. The staff were very helpful and kind. We really enjoyed the pool and hot tub and found several good restaurants in the area. We will be going back soon!

    « We love this Best Western »

    Excellent service and facility! This is our very favorite hotel, and even though we don't have much opportunity to visit Orofino we will still take any excuse to get to stay here again. Spotless, and an all around FIVE STAR experience every time!

    « An Idaho Gem »

    We have stayed here several times and have enjoyed each stay. The riverside rooms are our favorites with the river a stone's throw away. The sound of the ripples is soothing for a good night's sleep and the hotel is top notch in every way.

    « Great Place to Stay »

    This is an awesome place to stay its clean the breakfast is great the staff is great can't wait to go back again its convenient can walk to most eating places in the evening nice pool and hot tub had a wonderful time there

    « Best Place Ever »

    We had never been to Orofino before, we were taking our son to the Idaho Youth Challenge Academy in Pierce Idaho. It was the best custormer service I have had staying at a hotel. The beds are very comfortable and was great having the river view to wake up to. The Continental breakfast was awesome I wasn;t expecting everything they had to offer. Can't wait to come back in March and May.

    « Shockingly Nice »

    For a hotel that was booked up with fishermen, I was certain it was going to be the best-of-the-worst in Orofino. However, I was pleasantly shocked. Not only was the exterior of the hotel beautiful as we drove up in the dark as it was all lit up along the river but the lobby was inviting and the rooms were clean and comfortable. We had a river view room with a floor patio that you could walk out and listen to the river. The breakfast service was great for all of us fisherman who were able to get a free warm breakfast. Great hotel and great fishing!

    « christmas stay »

    we had a beautiful room with a xmas tree lit up in our room when we walked in also one our balcony. we enjoyed our hot tub and fireplace. view was a picture postcard very quiet and comfortable. excellent service and great breakfast the lady in the breakfast area is one of the nicest ladies you would ever meet . we spent xmas on the river and we hiked around the area lots of wildlife. loved our stay and the area hope we will be back soon thank you!!

    « Great Stay »

    We stay at this property a couple of times a year for leisure trips. Staff is excellent, rooms clean, and a beautiful view of the river. Marcie, that oversees the breakfast area always takes time to chat and to see how our stay is. I recommend this property to any one passing thru.

  • 4
    « Beautiful setting »

    This Best Western was quite a surprise. Nothing like the ones you might see in the mid-west or east. The rooms were spacious. The view of the river and the mountain was very nice. Some of the mini-suites have fireplaces that are two-sided - in the room and on your patio. The breakfast area was very clean, well stocked with a nice variety of food. They have a small gift shop off the lobby. Staff was very friendly.

    « Beautiful »

    This BW is located in a beautiful area, right on the river! You can sit and have a great, free breakfast and look at the postcard view! The room was clean, quiet and very nice! The staff was friendly from start to finish of our stay!

    « Cleanest room ever! »

    We have stayed at this hotel several times and enjoy it immensely. The area is wonderful and the room was the cleanest we have ever stayed in. It was as though we were the first to stay in a brand new room. I especially like the decor of the rooms and the furniture containing the microwave and fridge.

    « Heavenly »

    We stayed at this hotel last fall on our way home from the West coast. I wish I could have stayed there for a week, it is a beautiful setting, the staff is awesome as well as the Fabulous breakfast buffet.

    « A place that most people only dream of »

    The town has a feel of going back in time. The Best Western Lodge at River's Edge in Orofino is amazing. It has the true feel of a lodge. The breakfast is also amazing and its free. We had the pleasure of sitting on our deck and watching people fly fishing in the river that runs directly in front of the lodge. This is truly an amazing town and the Best Western Lodge at Rivers Edge is just the icing on the cake.

    « Rare Company »

    In the past few weeks I had stayed at a Ritz Carlton, The Waldorf-Astoria (upgraded to a three room suite), and the Trump Towers, this was by far my favorite hotel. The artwork, the aesthetic inside and out, the location were all important, but the staff here was as good AND better than the staff at all those other hotels. Mind you, I'm an obsessive fly angler, so there may never be a more perfect hotel for me.


    This is our favorite Best Western Motel to stay at. Great service and always friendly staff. The rooms are comfortable, clean and quiet. Great view of the river from your room. Nice patio with fire pits. The restaraunt next door is great. Service and breakfast is great also! we love fishing all the rivers in the area!!!

    « This is the Best Best Western »

    Great Location, Great Staff, Great Value and a Great Restaurant. This hotel is nicely situation to explore the Nez Pierce and Lewis and Clark trails, historical sites. Stayed here many times, always clean, friendly and very motorcycle friendly.

    « A wedding & a Nice Stay »

    This Best Western Plus hotel is the nicest one to date that my husband and I have stayed in. We attended a wedding and reception all on the premises which made the while experience so much more relaxing. The premises was clean and beautifully decorated, the staff was very friendly and helpful, the rooms were clean, comfortable and quiet with a great river view. Plenty of seating around the hotel inside and out including heaters on their patio which added a cozy ambiance There is a nice restaurant next door, The Edge, within a very short walking distance with a standard menu and reasonably priced. The breakfast provided by the hotel at no extra charge was the typical fare and could have been kept warmer and coffee was always provided in the lobby all day and well into the night. This area is a fisherman's paradise which keeps this hotel busy. I highly recommend this hotel whether passing through to break up a long drive or a destination to take in this beautiful and scenic area.

    « Orofino's Best Hotel »

    The amenities, staff, and location are the best. The complimentary breakfast is very good and has a good variety. The hotel rooms are always clean and the bed is very comfortable. The front desk staff is always friendly and very helpful. This hotel has the best location for enjoying the river views and walking the town.

  • 5
    « Outstanding people, outstanding place, outstanding experience... »

    We were not expecting much in Orofino having never been there before and being such a small town, but what a surprise we had. This hotel must be very new and it is awesome. Built right on the edge of the Clearwater river. The place is" A one" from check in to check out. Beautiful patio, lobby, landscaping, everything you can imagine. We were given a room on the 3rd floor with a private little patio of our own. The fall colors were a joy to behold and watching the "fly fisherman" was a treat. The room itself could not have been better. Beautiful furnishings, dreamy bed and bedding. No expense was spared from the drapes to the carpet. It was so nice we immediately went down and booked another night. I took many photos of the hotel and surrounding area. The people who own or run the hotel truly know how to please. I felt at home from the moment we walked up to the counter. The place would be a joy to behold to "Anthony Malcuree" (sp) LOL... You could give this place the white glove treatment and never have to change your gloves. Loved it. Oh, and breakfast was wonderful also.

    « Not ADA friendly »

    This facility does not have a roll in shower in ADA room. Toilet location next to wall, can not use a lift in bathroom. ADA room has bath tub with grab bars. If you have equipment for ADA purposes the room is tight to store and still move around.Easy entry into the lodge. Restaurant in separate building next to lodge.

    « Relaxing, enjoyable rest »

    We stay here when in the area. Always relaxing, especially on the river side. Quiet and a good nights sleep. staff always helpful and pleasant. They provide a hot breakfast with protein items. They have pet rooms which is a plus for us as we travel with a pet.

    « Great place for motorcyclists »

    This is a very bike friendly place and located in a great part of the world to ride. We had a nice stay with friends as we toured the fabulous roads of central Idaho. The bottled water behind the bikes in the morning were a nice touch

    « Great Ending to a Day »

    After traveling all day, we stopped to spend the night at the Best Western we spotted on the river coming into town. It was reasonably priced and very clean, the hot tub and pool were a welcome sight. They recommended dinner just walking distance across the parking lot, it served some of the best steaks we have ever had. They gave us rooms facing the river which was neat to sit outside and watch the fisherman test their luck on steelhead.

    « Lovely setting »

    This hotel is exactly as pictures on their website. Views are lovely from the rooms. We felt very welcomed by the staff and actually spent a good part of the evening in the lobby reading and playing cards. It was like having the whole place to ourselves even though there were a number of other guests. Room was very large and had a fridge and microwave. We were in the ground floor and had a very large patio. Only down side was we were able to hear our upstairs neighbour walking around. Not uncommon in hotels but if this bugs you, choose the top floor. The town is tiny so a one night stay was perfect.

    « You are assured of a great stay here! »

    After rejecting the Helgeson Hotel, we were very happy to find rooms available at this beautiful riverfront motel. They even offer a 20% discount to AAA members! The rooms are wonderful--spacious and well-appointed, and the riverfront rooms have a very nice view of the Clearwater River and wooded hillside beyond. We happened to stay in a non-view room and instead enjoyed the riverfront vistas from the beautiful patio that has lots of tables and chairs. The rooms have really good TV sets, two luggage racks, and plenty of counter space. Having two basins is always a plus, and there was plenty of hot water and good water pressure. The coffee here was especially good, and their breakfast is a step above even the usually good BW fare. The freshly scrambled eggs were sided with grated cheddar, minced ham, and diced green bell pepper. All other food items were also very good, and the riverside seating is really pleasant.

    « Rivers Edge, Orofino, ID »

    The hotel was wonderful. The breakfast was yummy! The guest services were outstanding. The most awesome part of our stay.....the view from the third floor of the river and mountains and the outdoor area to visit with friends with a fire pit table and koi pond. Orofino is absolutely beautiful!


Getting to the hotel ...

All directions
·From: Highway 12. Leave Highway 12 at the Orofino bridge, go north to Main Street, turn right on Main Street, proceed east to the Best Western Plus Lodge at River's Edge.