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Former Shilo Inn in Coeur d’Alene gets extensive remodel: Kootenai River Inn’s rooms updated

January 11, 2019 GMT

Two North Idaho hotels have wrapped up extensive renovations.

The Comfort Inn & Suites/MainStay Suites has reopened at 701 W. Appleway in Coeur d’Alene after a $7 million exterior and interior remodel that took 12 months to complete.

An affiliate of Butte-based Town Pump Inc. bought the former Shilo Inn in 2017 and spent six months planning the renovations. Town Pump owns gas stations and convenience stores, hotels and casinos.

The Appleway property was rebranded with a focus on leisure, business and extended-stay travelers. The hotel is smoke-free and includes 46 studio suites, an indoor pool and spa, business center and a meeting space for 50 people.


A ribbon-cutting and grand opening is scheduled for Feb. 28 in conjunction with a Coeur d’Alene Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours mixer.

Longwell + Trapp of Coeur d’Alene was the architect for the project. Ginno Construction was the general contractor. About 165 construction workers were employed on the renovation project.

In Bonners Ferry, the Kootenai River Inn Casino and Spa has completed a renovation of its 65 River View rooms.

The two-month project featured new paint, decor and walk-in showers. The project involved a number of local contractors, including several from Bonners Ferry.

The hotel is owned by the Kootenai Tribe of Idaho and managed by Hagadone Hospitality Co. It has 101 guest rooms and is operated under the Best Western Plus brand.