Not much to see. You have to pay to see a run down building that is in desperate need of professional restoration, not a bunch of amateurs trying to just sell you something that really isn't there. Save your time and your money and go on down the road to Union or Crane and see some real history, and it is free.
The term "restoration" implies that something is being restored to what it originally was, which is not the case here. That's neither good or bad, but if one is wanting to see historical buildings, this is a poor choice. The original stone building for the spa now contains hot tubs, but the owners have the nerve to charge almost $10 just to be able to look around. Thanks--I can see hot tubs for free in any hot tub store. The hotel is being turned into a money-making enterprise for a family--which is not a bad thing but that makes the $10 also ludicrous. For $10, you get to see the daughter's salon-to-be, some rooms that have been decorated by the highest bidder (some are truly tasteless commercials), and hear about the family's religion.
What's not to love about Hot Lake Springs! It has something for everyone. The amazing Manuel's-David & Lee and family. History-artists featuring bronze & watercolor-antiques-awesome detailed oriented businesses of artistic persons restoring Hot Lake Springs. Check out the incredible original counter and columns in the beautiful tiled room restored by Ken & Melinda Van Patten of Hillsboro, Oregon- Country Home Refinishing.
Hot Lake Springs is definitely one of Eastern Oregon's premier treasure trove of restoration and rich history.
If you love coffee? Be sure to order a latte to die for while visiting. It's been said that it once stopped a train on the tracks for a quick hot to go coffee!
Make this a destination in your travel plans. You won't be disappointed.
Amenities:Television. Pets Allowed. Hot Water. Microwave Oven. Non Smoking Rooms. Daily Maid Service. Private bathroom. Television (Cable/Satellite). Telephone. Coffee Maker.
Air Conditioning (In Room). Radio/Alarm Clock. Refrigerator. In Room Wireless Internet Access (Free). Hotel Details:Restaurant(s) on Site. ...