Where to Stay: Boise

On the banks of Idaho’s Boise River, next to a 25-mile paved greenbelt, is The Riverside Hotel By: Kenneth Shapiro
The Riverside Hotel, in Boise, is a great property for families. // © 2013 The Riverside Hotel
The Riverside Hotel, in Boise, is a great property for families. // © 2013 The Riverside Hotel

On the banks of Idaho’s Boise River, next to a 25-mile paved greenbelt, is The Riverside Hotel. This 14-acre complex of two-story buildings, surrounding a large pool, is ideal for families visiting Idaho’s capital.

The guestrooms here are clean and comfortable, and they are being updated constantly as the hotel continues to evolve into an upscale urban hotel. In fact, the property recently became a member of Red Lion Inn’s Leo Hotel Collection, for hotels that offer “distinctive personality and unique experiences.”

Despite its resort feel, The Riverside is a city hotel that is conveniently located near downtown Boise. In addition to the hotel’s modern amenities and great pool, the overall ambience of the outdoor area is a winner for families looking to take advantage of Boise’s 15 hours of daylight in summer. Adjacent to the pool — and just off the river’s greenbelt — is the Sandbar Patio Bar & Grill, which features al fresco dining and live music. www.riversideboise.com

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