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Best Hotels in Twin Falls, ID and Fun Things to Do


Incorporated as a city in 1904, Twin Falls was established in 1864, when the first permanent settlement sprung up. It serves as the seat of Twin Falls County, founded in 1907. Visitors to Twin Falls are attracted to Frontier Park, Sunrise Park, Barry Park, Harrison Park, and Cascade Park. For those interested in studying the areas’ history, a visit to Twin Falls County Museum is the perfect way to kick-off the trip. With a population of 44,125 based on the 2010 census, it is the biggest city in Idaho’s Magic Valley region. Built on a broad plain, Twin Falls lies next to the Snake River Canyon.


Here's a guide to the best hotels in Twin Falls

Although hotels in Twin Falls, ID number in the mid-teens, only a handful are recommended by avid travelers. Top Twin Falls hotels include Blue Lakes Inn, Best Western Plus Twin Falls Hotel, Hilton Garden Inn and the Fairfield Inn & Suites. Others are La Quinta Inn & Suites, and Super 8 Twin Falls. Many hotels here are satisfactory as business destinations. They have a business center and free internet, meeting rooms, and conference facilities. After you have sampled out these hotels, ensure you bring your family over for a deserved vacation.


The Blue Lakes Inn

iStock-112803934.jpgSimply put:  The local owners of The Blue Lakes Inn, articulate their vision to provide you with an 'inn-credible' experience and offer lasting memories. Reserve a guest room in this boutique hotel uniquely situated for your needs.  Do you have a large family or group of six?  Book a bunk bed room which includes full-size mattresses on the bottom and twins on the top.  If you are extending your stay in Twin Falls, book a room with a kitchenette and save money eating in. There are also regular queen units, king rooms, and unique suites with a sleeper sofa and walk-in steam shower.
Enjoy the well-appointed rooms here along with stunning photography by Anna Gorin of Boise, displayed throughout the property. Guests at this modern and attractive property, receive complimentary bottled water, a hot family-style breakfast showcasing local foods, and Wi-Fi.  Plus on site, there is a seasonal outdoor pool, year-round hot tub, outdoor patio with seating, and an EV charging station for your electric car.  Check with the hotel to make a reservation, as non-hotel guests can utilize this service as well.  And, if your pooch is along for the ride, you may bring Fifi, as the hotel allows a two-dog maximum in select pet-friendly rooms. 


Best Western Plus Hotel

Man using a laptop while having cup of coffee in cafe.jpegLooking for a hotel that will best serve your business needs? Well, look no further than Best Western Plus Hotel. It’s one of the hotels in Twin Falls, ID that has a business center, free internet, in room data ports, work desks, and voice mail. Apart from providing ample meeting rooms, the hotel puts conference facilities at your disposal. For recreation, you might wish to swim in the indoor pool, use the hot tub, or catch a great workout in the fitness center. The gym includes a treadmill, stationary bike, stair-stepper, and other cardio vascular equipment.
Here, you have the perfect place for a lovely family holiday. They provide you with a 24-hour indoor pool, laundry facilities, microwave, refrigerator, and extra beds. Children younger than 18 years stay free. You will, however, be disappointed if you come with an infant as there are no cribs for them. At best, this is one of the moderately priced Twin Falls, ID hotels.
There are lots of things to do in Twin Falls, ID, for your enjoyment and many activities are only a short distance away from your hotel. Here are a few suggestions:  On site-basketball, golfing, mountain skiing, shopping at the mall and best of all . . .   outdoor recreation.

More on local recreation later...
here are other hotels in Twin Falls to consider:


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Hilton Garden Inn Twin Falls

Families and business travelers alike will enjoy the Hilton Garden Inn.  Pricing is a little on the upper side compared to other hotels in the area, but with advance booking, deals are available on TravNow.  Families will youngsters will appreciate the use of cribs, high chairs and children's menus in the restaurant.  Plus, on site you'll have access to a pool, convenience store, and laundry services.
The business crowd can accomplish many tasks using the fax, photo copier, printer, audio/visual equipment rental, and business center.  Following a day of work, unwind in the fitness center or grab a cold beer in the cozy Pavillion Lounge.  On-site catering is also available for meetings and special functions.  

Fairfield Inn & Suites

Hotels in Twin Falls, ID are capable of giving you a great business and family vacation experience, all at once. Among them is Fairfield Inn & Suites. While the hotel does not boast conference facilities, there is an adequate business center offering fax, copy, printing, parcel/post, and overnight delivery; some services charge a fee. If you are conducting meetings with your business associates, you might want to take advantage of the meeting rooms. After a day of work, relax in the indoor pool, fitness center, and hot tub to ensure you can de-stress.
Are you traveling as a family?  If so, look no further than this hotel. Wi-Fi is free; there are laundry services, an on-site convenience store, and in-room refrigerators and microwave.  If you have a baby, you will sleep easy as they have complimentary infant cribs.  The hotel does not provide rollaway beds. Also, remember not to carry your pets as they are not allowed in this hotel. However, this is one of the more pricey Twin Falls hotels.

La Quinta Inn & Suites - Twin Falls

If your company hasn’t recommended La Quinta Inn & Suites for business travel, why don’t you suggest it to them? There are hotels in Twin Falls, ID and then there are good hotels. This one falls into the latter category. It’s a premier business hotel that comes with the best conference facilities and meeting rooms. Like other area hotels, they have a business center equipped with free internet connectivity. Who said you have to be physically present in the office to submit your work?  After all day work and meetings, relax in the pool, hot tub, or fitness center.
If you are bringing your entire family on vacation and value quality time with your loved ones, this is the place for you.  Like other local hotels with similar services, they have an indoor pool, free Wi-Fi, refrigerator, and microwave. Your youngest child will not lack where to sleep as they also provide complimentary infant beds. Unfortunately, the hotel does not offer rollaway beds for additional in-room guests.  However, you can carry along your pet as Fido will get free accommodation. By all means, this is a moderately priced hotel.

Super 8 Hotel

Will you be traveling on a tight budget or quickly passing through town? Perhaps you should consider the Super 8 Hotel. Prices are affordable, and the hotel offers similar amenities to those priced higher.  Free breakfast and internet access are included in your room rate, and you'll find cribs, rollaway beds and laundry services on site.  Plus, the hotel is pet-friendly.
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Pet-friendly hotels in Twin Falls:

  • Red Lion Hotel - They allow pets, yet there is an unspecified fee
  • Best Western Plus - A few rooms are available for dogs at a $20 fee
  • La Quinta Inn and Suites - Management allows pets at no charge
  • Quality Inn & Suites - Charges $20 per pet per night


Ready to venture outdoors? You will find many fun things to do in Twin Falls!



Shoshone Falls

Visit Shoshone Falls for a breathtaking panoramic view of the Snake River.  Soaring nearly 50 feet higher than Niagara Falls, the Shoshone Falls reach to 212 feet. Though exquisitely beautiful year-round, the best time to see the highest water flows are after the winter snow melts --- typically in the spring and early summer months.  Pack a picnic lunch, your camera, and perhaps a journal, and spend time devouring the beautiful sights and sounds of the falls.
If you wish to spend recreational time here, there’s an abundance to do including a scenic overlook, exploring hiking trails, playgrounds, a boat ramp, and swimming areas.  Restrooms are aplenty, and you’ll find an information center on site. The park entry fee is nominal and charged per car.  

Shoshone Ice Caves

Located near Shoshone, about 45 minutes north of Twin Falls, the Shoshone Ice Caves are a “must see”.  Naturally created, the nearly 1,000-foot lava tube contains ice spanning between 8 and 30 feet in height.  Touring with a guide, you’ll learn the history and geology of this fascinating area.  You’ll need to bundle up, even during the warmer months given the below-freezing temps. The ice caves stay chilled due to air currents which flow through the lava tube, causing water below the surface to freeze. Don't miss this magnificent natural-occurring phenomenon!

iStock-656165018.jpgIdaho Heritage Museum

Approximately 30 minutes away from the city, you’ll find one of the largest collections of Native American Artifacts and over 300 mounted animals.  Where else can you see caribou, bison, big horn sheep, and moose?  There are also hundreds of game birds including pheasant and various species of waterfowl. The museum is open from March through November and admission is under $10 per person depending on your age.


Zip the Snake

Feeling adventurous?  Soar through the air via Zip the Snake, the Magic Valley’s zip line.  Located at the Canyon Springs Golf Course along Snake River expect your tour to take one to two hours.  Wear comfy shoes for the short hikes between the four zip lines and call ahead for reservations.

Perrine Bridge

You can’t come to Twin Falls and not visit the jaw-dropping Perrine Bridge traversing the Snake River Canyon.
Fifteen-hundred feet in length and 486 feet high, the colossal-sized bridge offers walkways and provides stunning views of the roaring waterfalls, river, lakes, and cliffs.  BASE jumpers can utilize the bridge as a launching point to parachute to the canyon floor.

City of Rocks National Reserve

Should you have time for a day trip or overnight, consider traveling to the City of Rocks National Reserve in Almo, ID approximately 80 miles to the Southeast. There is no entry fee, and the park contains numerous activities and attractions including mountain biking, camping, rock climbing, horseback riding, hiking, birding, and hunting, to name a few. Inside the park iStock-524291429.jpgreserve, you can also take a 49-mile auto tour of the Rocks Back Country Byway.  The views here are excellent, and on clear days, you can see mountain ranges nearly 100 miles away! 

Craters of the Moon

Another fantastic day trip found 90 minutes away is Crater of the Moon National Monument and Preserve.  Open daily, the park encompassing 750,000 is known for the unique terrain as a result of volcanic lava activity over the past 15,000 years.  The landscape is considered a high desert ecosystem and offers a diversity of plants and animals.  Pets kept on a leash are welcome, and there is an entry fee for the park.
Wherever your travels take you in and around Twin Falls, you are sure to encounter amazing sights and a vast array of opportunities to tickle your senses. 
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Topics: Idaho