The Northwest”s largest theme and water park continues to attract families from all over. And as Silverwood”s popularity grows, so do the accommodation choices in the area. Unless you”re camping or parking an RV, however, you won”t find much right around the park itself. Most properties are located at least 20 minutes away, in the cities of Hayden and Coeur d”Alene, Idaho, but easily accessible via a 4-lane highway. With Silverwood”s Lodging Partners seal of approval, as well as our own editors ratings and family reviews in mind, we”ve picked the 10 best hotels near Silverwood Theme Park. They are listed in no particular order.
Written by Phil Corless
Hampton Inn and Suites Coeur dÃ¢â‚¬â„¢Alene
One of the newest hotels in town, the Hampton Inn & Suites Coeur d'Alene
is located in a commercial development called Riverstone. Surrounded by restaurants, shops, a playground, and a movie theater, it"s a great location if the only driving you want to do is the 20 minutes it takes to drive from Silverwood. Parents will love that they can walk across the parking lot to Starbucks, while kids will enjoy the children"s playground next to the hotel. The Regal Cinema at Riverstone means your family can relax at night with a first-run movie on a huge screen, with stadium-style seating. Silverwood closes at 7 p.m. each night, so there"s plenty of time to catch a film. Each room at the Hampton Inn offers free Wi-Fi, a 32-inch LCD television, microwave, coffeemaker and refrigerator. Plus, every guest gets a free hot breakfast. In addition to its great location near all the shops and restaurants, the hotel also sits next to the Centennial Trail, which runs along the Spokane River and Lake Coeur d"Alene for 24 miles, making it a great place for an early morning walk, run or bike ride.
SpringHill Suites Coeur dÃ¢â‚¬â„¢Alene
Another new hotel just 20 minutes from Silverwood Theme Park, SpringHill Suites Coeur d"Alene
is a luxurious, but affordable place to stay. The rooms are quite spacious, and include a microwave, refrigerator, free Wi-Fi, a large work desk, and free hot breakfast. Plus, there"s an indoor pool and outdoor splash pad (just in case your kids didn"t get enough play time at Silverwood"s water park). Best of all, SpringHill Suites has some of the most comfortable beds we have ever experienced. Just around the corner from the Riverstone area, with its variety of shops and restaurants, you"re close to family-friendly meals at Red Robin, Bardenay, The Ugly Fish and Azteca.
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Coeur dÃ¢â‚¬â„¢Alene I-90 Exit 11
Located 20 minutes from Silverwood, just off the Interstate in Coeur d"Alene, the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Coeur d'Alene I-90 Exit 11
offers up a reliable and comfortable stay just around the corner from the Riverstone complex of restaurants, shops, and movie theaters. Two-room suites, an indoor pool and an outdoor patio make this hotel very family-friendly. Rooms all come with a microwave, refrigerator and free Wi-Fi, and all guests receive complimentary breakfast each morning. Kids will especially love the nightly cookies and milk served in the lobby!
Quality Inn and Suites Coeur dÃ¢â‚¬â„¢Alene
For an inexpensive option, the Quality Inn and Suites Coeur d'Alene
gives you a lot of bang for your buck. It sits at the intersection of Interstate 90 and Highway 95, making the 20-minute drive to Silverwood an easy straight line. That"s important when all your kids want to do is get to the park and start having fun. Rooms include a microwave, refrigerator, free Wi-Fi and coffeemakers. The hot breakfast features fresh waffles (always a favorite with the kids). There"s an indoor pool for extra swim time at night, and a hot tub to soak away the sore muscles of the day. The Quality Inn"s excellent location gives you easy access to nearby restaurants, including the fun Texas Roadhouse, Tomato Street, or fast food fare like Panda Express and McDonald"s.
The Coeur dÃ¢â‚¬â„¢Alene Resort
For the ultimate stay, book a room at The Coeur d"Alene Resort
on the shores of beautiful Lake Coeur d"Alene. The Resort is an upscale four-star hotel, so will be more expensive than most, but you"ll get what you pay for: breathtaking lake and mountain views, free Wi-Fi, cotton robes, luxury toiletries, in-room coffee and a refrigerator. Plus, there"s an award-winning spa and golf course. Did we mention the world"s longest floating boardwalk is right outside the hotel? The Coeur d"Alene Resort is certainly the most luxurious accommodation to return to after a busy day at Silverwood. If you"re not too tired to enjoy it, it really does offer the best view in town. The resort"s downtown location, just 20 minutes from Silverwood, is ideal for exploring the city of Coeur d"Alene if you have some extra time. There are any number of places to eat along Sherman Avenue, the town"s main street, but the resort"s two signature restaurants, Dockside and Beverly"s, will give you a meal to remember.
Cedar Mountain Farm Bed & Breakfast
For a unique stay just minutes from Silverwood, Cedar Mountain Farm B&B
is about as close as you can get to the park without camping. Located on a 400-acre family tree farm, this B&B offers a real log cabin experience at very reasonable prices. The owners, Al and Daryl, will make sure you and the kids are well-fed and rested after a busy day riding roller coasters. They have three different family-friendly rooms from which to choose, some featuring bunk beds or trundle beds. A fresh farm-style breakfast is included, of course, but the kitchen and outside BBQ are available if you want to prepare dinner for yourselves. The owners encourage you to roam the property, exploring the meadows and woodlands, visiting the farm animals, or checking out the numerous hiking and biking trails in the area.
Bayview Marina's and Resort
For something a little closer to Silverwood, check out the Bayview Marina's and Resort in the nearby town of Bayview. Just 10 minutes from the park, the Resort offers a variety of accommodations. It features a motel, cabins, and float homes. Yes, homes that float! Situated next to beautiful Lake Pend Oreille, Bayview is a small town with a big marina. You"ll find great savings if you have a big family, especially with one of their hillside cabins. It"s a unique place to stay, but it also puts you closer to Silverwood than any other hotel in the area. With rooms that have kitchenettes with microwaves, stoves and refrigerators, you"ll find additional savings by preparing your own meals. There are groceries, laundry, and restaurants all within walking distance of the resort, so you don"t have to worry about traveling any further than Silverwood"s own backyard. Bayview just happens to sit between the lake and Farragut State Park, where you can find hidden swimming beaches, miles of walking and hiking trails and a museum dedicated to the WW2 Naval Training base that was once there.
Schweitzer Mountain Resort
If you don"t mind staying further away from Silverwood than most area hotels, Sandpoint"s Schweitzer Mountain Resort
, just an hour away from the park, will reward you with a stunning location and experience. During the winter, Schweitzer is a world-class ski resort. During the summer, it"s a mountain playground, with zip lines, hiking trails, disc golf, rock climbing, scenic chairlift rides, huckleberry picking, restaurants, shops, and more. Their Silverwood package allows you to stay two nights at the resort and get a third night free. That"s plenty of time to combine all that the mountain has to offer with all the fun of the theme park. Schweitzer Resort"s Selkirk Lodge and White Pine Lodge both offer up breathtaking views of Lake Pend Oreille. You"ll also find family-friendly suites with bunk beds, lofts, and adjoining rooms, including free hot breakfast, a microwave, refrigerator, free Wi-Fi, outdoor pool and hot tubs. This is one hotel that your kids might not want to leave.
Triple Play Hotel and Suites
Formerly a Holiday Inn Express, this hotel -- just 20 minutes from Silverwood -- is perfect for families who want to continue playing after the park has closed for the day. That"s because Triple Play Resort Hotel & Suites
is part of a sprawling family fun center that features miniature golf, laser tag, go karts, bowling, arcade games, a ropes course and an indoor water park called Raptor Reef. Rooms are extremely family-friendly, with bunk beds and two-room suites available. There are all the usual amenities, including Wi-Fi, microwaves, refrigerators and free hot breakfast, but the big selling point is that family fun center. Raptor Reef, in particular, features a wave pool, hot tubs, a children"s play area, and four twisty, high-speed slides. There"s nothing like a day at the water park followed by a night at the water park! Many families will combine a day at Silverwood with a day at Triple Play to make for one awesome weekend. Look for the hotel"s Silverwood packages for savings.
BEST WESTERN PLUS Coeur dÃ¢â‚¬â„¢Alene Inn
The BEST WESTERN PLUS Coeur d"Alene Inn
is centrally located in the city, right at the intersection of Interstate 90 and Highway 95, a mere 20 minutes from Silverwood. With newly renovated rooms, an indoor/outdoor pool and full-service restaurant, you"ll find everything you need here. Best yet, the hotel offers a special Silverwood Package that includes a room, breakfast, and two tickets to Silverwood. The onsite restaurant, Mulligan"s Grille, offers up some of the best food in town, from steaks to seafood, at a very reasonable price. After a long day of theme park food, it"s nice to have something different for dinner without having to drive around town. All rooms at the BEST WESTERN PLUS Coeur d"Alene Inn feature free Wi-Fi, a microwave, refrigerator, a coffeemaker and in-room movies. A buffett breakfast is served each morning.
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