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Hotel Description

3-star spa hotel near Casino at Best Western Kootenai River Inn

In Bonners Ferry

Steps from the hotel, you'll find Casino at Best Western Kootenai River Inn and Boundary County Library. Kootenay River and Pearl Theater are also within half a mile (1 km).

Casino, dining

This hotel features a casino, a full-service spa, and a restaurant. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the free WiFi in public areas and WiFi in public areas. An outdoor pool is on site, and self parking and a hair salon are also offered.

Free WiFi

The 101 guestrooms offer free WiFi, room service, and free local calls.

Best Western Plus Kootenai River Inn Casino & Spa ratings based on 5 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.8 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Best Western Plus Kootenai River Inn Casino & Spa

Everyone (3)
5 out of 5

Good time!

Pros: 2 1/2 hours away for us.
Cons: Nothing.
Location: Didn't leave hotel.
Wonderful time with family! Good food and great time!

Posted by , from Spokane WA on Sep 19, 2017

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3 out of 5

Fair experience.

Pros: The casino and restaurant.
Cons: The mattresses.
We found out upon check-in that we were located on the third floor. Normally, this would be fine but this hotel does not have an elevator going to the third floor. The beds were uncomfortable. The train noise which we could hear from the opposite side of the hotel where our room was located was very annoying while trying to sleep. We also found out that the sauna was inoperable and that the steam room was only accessible when the spa is open which is not mentioned on the website or in the room hotel information. Fortunately, we were very happy with the restaurant and the casino or I would not recommend staying at this hotel.

Posted by , from Spokane, Washington on Nov 18, 2015

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3 out of 5

Over priced for a place that is just okay.

Booked a room with a King sized bed but was told at check in that none were available. Even though we checked in right on time. Settled for a room with two queens. Nice view but still not what I paid for. I expressed my disappointment to the hotel site via email and got no response. I will not be recommending this hotel to anybody.

Posted by , from Spokane, WA on Jul 23, 2015

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4 out of 5

Not quite what the travel website stated

As another reviewer indicated, a blast of smoke hits you as you enter the lobby. The casinos are immediately adjacent to the reception desk. The smell can be overwhelming... after five minutes you will smell like smoke. The rooms are separated from the lobby by a door and are therefore smoke-free. The entry to the rooms is easy and the hallways and rooms have a clean, fresh look. Rooms are clean and bright and are well-maintained. Every room fronts the Kootenai River. Amenities are first-rate, and though we did not get to use any of the spa or pool areas, they appear to be of excellent quality. Bonner?s Ferry is a pleasant little town that is worth exploring. Close (30 minutes) to Creston, BC and Sandpoint, ID. Good price (maybe a little bit high given how far away from anything this place is) but definitely an option in the Idaho Panhandle. One item of note: The casinos are not mentioned anywhere in the travel website text except the last two sentences in the description.

Posted by on Jul 10, 2008

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4 out of 5

Travel professional review

Our ONLY negative here was the smoke reeking from the Casino thru the lobby. Accomdations are very nice with each room having a view of the Kootenai River. Don't miss going to the SPA. Very reasonable rates. Very luxurious. I'm ready to return!!

Posted by on Dec 31, 1999

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About the Best Western Plus Kootenai River Inn Casino & Spa

Location 7160 Plaza St, Bonners Ferry, ID 83805

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. Public spaces have free WiFi. Best Western Plus Kootenai River Inn Casino & Spa offers its guests a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and an outdoor pool. A casino, a spa tub, and an arcade/game room are also featured at the business-friendly Best Western Plus Kootenai River Inn Casino & Spa. For a fee, parking is available. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3-star Bonners Ferry hotel.

  • 101 guestrooms or units
  • Casino
  • Dining venue
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Front-desk safe
  • Game room or arcade
  • Beauty salon
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Number of indoor pools - 1
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Arcade/game room


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , WiFi (surcharge)


Self parking (surcharge)


  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Best Western Plus Kootenai River Inn Casino & Spa offers 101 accommodations with complimentary toiletries. This Bonners Ferry hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include phones along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Cribs/infant beds (surcharge) and rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) are also available. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Cribs (surcharge)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy cooked-to-order breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to 11:00 AM.

Springs Restaurant - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

An indoor pool, an outdoor pool, and a spa tub are on site.

Spa Services

Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the hotel's full-service spa. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, Swedish massages, and facials. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including hydrotherapy.

The spa is open select days.

  • Hot stone massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Swedish massage
  • Prenatal massage
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Facial treatments
  • Hydrotherapy treatments
  • Massages


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 7.00 per day.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets: USD 20 per pet, per day (maximum USD 100 per stay)
  • Maximum 2 per room (weight limit: 80 lbs)
  • Restrictions apply
  • For more information, you can reach out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts credit cards

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession. This property accepts Visa, American Express, Discover, JCB International, and Carte Blanche.


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 5 and USD 16 for adults, USD 5 and USD 7 for children (approximately)
  • Pet fee: USD 20 per pet, per day (maximum USD 100 per stay)
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for an additional fee
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 7.00 per day

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Best Western Kootenai River Inn
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You should know

  • Reservations are needed for massage services and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the hotel before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • To make arrangements to bring your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation (please see the Fees section for related charges).
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.