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Original Episode Air Date: September 3, 2012
The Roosevelt Inn Address: 105 E Wallace Ave, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814
The Roosevelt Inn was a Coeur d’Alene, Idaho hotel featured on Season 1 of Hotel Hell.
Though the Roosevelt Inn Hotel Hell episode aired in September 2012, the actual filming and visit from Gordon Ramsay took place much earlier in 2012. It was Season 1 Episode 6 of Hotel Hell.
The Roosevelt Inn Bed and Breakfast is located in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.
The inn is located inside an old school building and it has a great historic look – you can see it in the picture above.
John Hough is the owner alongside his wife Tina and daughter Lorien.
John also works as the chef at the restaurant inside the inn.
Gordon does not like the exterior of the Roosevelt Inn and says it is reminiscent of a funeral parlor.
There is a foul smell inside the building coming from the dogs.
There are old pictures on the wall of when the inn was a schoolhouse.
Gordon is then shown a ballroom that went under an expensive renovation four years ago even though the room looks dated and old.
John, the owner, tells Gordon that they have only been at 20% occupancy.
Gordon’s room costs over $300 per night and is very pink, so Gordon starts to get an idea of why the hotel isn’t packed all of the time.
John informs Gordon that he can get violent if a guest upsets him and leaves upset with Gordon.
After finding dust coating every inch of the room, Gordon meets with John and Tina.
Tina tells Gordon that her husband bought the inn without her consent.
They owe over one million dollars to the inn after buying it for $700,000.
The family is now living in the attic of the inn because of the financial difficulties.
John is too casual about their troubles, and the couple has started seeing a counselor.
The inn hosts a murder mystery event, and Gordon comes down to watch it.
The inn only made $200 for the night, and everyone who came was not staying at the hotel.
Gordon tells John he needs to get his priorities in order and should be booking rooms instead of performing.
I agree – even just getting one suite booking would already make more than hosting the entire event.
The next day Gordon eats in the restaurant.
There are other patrons in the restaurant, and everyone eats off the same fixed menu.
There are many complaints about the dish. The shrimp cocktail is too watery, and the salmon is sent back. J
ohn cooks an undercooked egg for Gordon.
Gordon invites the owners to his room and informs them he had to sleep on the couch instead of the bed.
Other guests are in Gordon’s room and complain to the owners.
They complain about the food and say they would never stay at The Roosevelt Inn again.
John says he is opening up his mind and that he and Tina had no idea things were this bad at the inn.
Everyone is given goggles, and a black light is turned on, showing body fluid on the linens. Tina begins to cry.
Gordon goes down to the ballroom, and Tina tells him the room is only used two times a month, but they have a wedding planner.
Gordon meets with the wedding planner, and she says the room’s décor makes it hard to sell.
John and Tina have a deep conversation, and John admits he needs to change.
There is a new menu being prepped by Gordon that will involve home-cooked meals.
As part of The Roosevelt Inn renovations, they are given glassware for the dining room that costs over $50,000.
Gordon finally booked a wedding that evening as their relaunch event.
The wedding was a success, with every room in the inn booked.
The Roosevelt Inn Update - What Happened Next?
So – was The Roosevelt Inn Hotel Hell episode a success? Let’s talk about what happened after Gordon Ramsay left Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.
Is The Roosevelt Inn from Hotel Hell still open?
As of 2022, The Roosevelt Inn is still open and serving customers in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.
Business for the hotel seems very good and the reviews are consistently positive.
It has a 4.5 star rating on TripAdvisor, 4.6 stars on Facebook, 4.6 stars on Google Reviews, and generally similar reviews on other hotel platforms.
They also named a suite after Gordon Ramsay as a thank you for his help and in recognition of the hotel’s appearance on Hotel Hell.
If you want to learn more or book a visit, you can go to the official The Roosevelt Inn website.
As of 2022, the cheapest room rate is around $120 per night, though it depends on your dates.
If you want one of the suites, you’ll pay more like $300 per night.
Overall, The Roosevelt Inn is the only hotel from Hotel Hell Season 1 to remain open as of 2022, which makes this one of the most successful Hotel Hell rescues by Gordon Ramsay.
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Last updated: 2022-02-02 08:15