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Red Lion Hotel Boise Downtowner
Ranked #17 of 58 Hotels in Boise
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 3 December 2011

I've stayed at the Red Lion Boise several times over the years and it's a great hotel. Clean, updated rooms, friendly staff, one of the best hotel sports bars around! It might not be in the heart of downtown but it is within walking distance and in an area that I feel is safe to walk in.

Room Tip: Tower rooms are nice because they have a balcony but the other side of the hotel is just as good.
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  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 2 December 2011

We got this hotel through hotwire for $49 so we weren't sure what to expect. As it turns out, we enjoyed our stay here thoroughly. We were especially nervous after reading some of the reviews on here but were pleasantly surprised by how nice the room was.

The breakfast buffet for $4.95 is a bit of a rip off. It was scrambled eggs, crusty bacon, and dried up sausages. Most hotels would have given it away for free. Skip it and go downtown to a Denny's or something...

The staff at the front desk were friendly when they were there... It seemed like whenever we needed something they were in some office on the computer (facebooking would be my guess) and it took a lot to get their attention but once you got them they were very helpful.

All in all it was a great value and we will most likely be going back there again as it really is conveniently located to a lot of great downtown places. It might take you 20 minutes to walk downtown if you're 90 and crippled otherwise everything was within a 10 minute walk or a 2 minute drive...

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 20 November 2011

we have stayed here many times and always love he staff...we got our usual room, by asking, and the staff saved it for us!!! and wow, they have done a facelift....new beds, new pillows, new bedding , new flatscreens...and the bathroom is totally redone, great new shower head...yipeee, and well, get this,the sheets are ironed..where do you get that ??can't wait to go back, slept like a baby...thanks again to the great red lion.

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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RL828, General Manager at Red Lion Hotel Boise Downtowner, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2011

Thank you for taking the time to write such wonderful comments about your recent stay with us at the Red Lion Hotel Boise. We are always thrilled when we are able to exceed the expectations of our guests. Exceeding your expectations is what we aim to do each and every time and knowing that we were able to achieve that for you pleases us.

We hope to see you again in the very near future and if there is anything we can do to help prepare for your next visit, do not hesitate to contact us directly.

Sincerely,
Ken Kester
General Manager

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Reviewed 5 November 2011

I just stayed in Boise at the Red Lion Hotel Downtowner. I frequently stay there because of the friendly staff, GM, sales department and food not to mention the cleanliness of the hotel everytime I stay there. You can't beat the location either, close to the Capitol, downtown, freeway and all the city has to offer. Best value for all you get there. 5 out of 5 stars in my book.

Room Tip: Ask for the Friends & Family rate if available
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  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled on business
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RL828, General Manager at Red Lion Hotel Boise Downtowner, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2011

We were thrilled to know that you had a great time with us during your recent stay. Thank you for taking the time to write such wonderful comments. We are always thrilled when we are able to exceed the expectations of our guests. Exceeding your expectations is what we aim to do each and every time and knowing that we were able to achieve that for you pleases us.

We hope to see you again in the very near future and if there is anything we can do to help prepare for your next visit, do not hesitate to contact us directly.

Sincerely,
Ken Kester
General Manager

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Reviewed 15 October 2011

The Red Lion has welcomed University of Idaho Extension and 4-H activities on a number of occasions. I have participated in these events for the last three years and have yet to be disappointed by the friendly staff, clean, modern rooms or any of the banquet staff. I brought my family to stay last year during the State Fair and we were treated equally as well.

Room Tip: They even allow pets. The rooms are spacious and the wifi connect is great. Because this was a pro...
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RL828, General Manager at Red Lion Hotel Boise Downtowner, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2011

Thank you so much for the wonderful feedback on your recent stay. We are thrilled to know that we were able to exceed your expectations and we’re delighted that you took the time to post this feedback.

Sincerely,
Ken Kester
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Additional Information about Red Lion Hotel Boise Downtowner

Address: 1800 W Fairview Ave, Boise, ID 83702-5123 (Formerly Doubletree Boise Downtowner)
Region: United States > Idaho > Boise
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#17 Family Hotel in Boise
#23 Business Hotel in Boise
Price Range: $118 - $213 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Red Lion Hotel Boise Downtowner 3*
Number of rooms: 182
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
An ideal location in the center of everything and conveniently located off I-184 in the core of downtown Boise, Red Lion Hotel Boise Downtowner is just 15 minutes from the airport via our free airport transportation. Take a short drive to the State Capitol, the Boise Convention Center and many other popular attractions. We're just minutes away from the beautiful Boise River and Boise State University.182 fully renovated, comfortable guest rooms and two spacious suites welcome you to our seven-story, full-service property. Guest rooms feature 37" flat-screen televisions, microwaves, mini-refrigerators, phones and coffeemakers. Complimentary wi-fi is also available throughout the hotel, including all guest and meeting spaces. Take advantage our fitness center, whirlpool and swimming pool and take some time to explore Boise's Greenbelt jogging path, just steps away. Seven golf courses, shopping, skiing, rafting and the great Idaho outdoors are all close by.With 8,000 square feet of flexible meeting and banquet space, the Red Lion Hotel Boise Downtowner is a full service convention hotel able to accommodate up to 250 guests for your next conference or special occasion.This hotel offers a range of dining options, including a'la carte restaurant dining from an abbreviated menu to a cozy lounge in which to order appetizers and a beverage to enjoy with your Café2Go purchases. All select service hotels feature the Roaring Start Breakfast Buffet, Café2Go and catering services. ... more   less 
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