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Red Lion Hotel Boise Downtowner

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1800 Fairview Ave., Boise, ID 83702 (Formerly Doubletree Boise Downtowner)
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Boise, Idaho
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This hotel is not downtown. Be prepared for an 8-10 block walk to downtown Boise (or really anything of significant interest besides the strip club to the north or the non-family friendly tavern to the south). We considered bringing our bikes but was told there really were no facilities to store them safely overnight. We could take them to the... More

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RL828, General Manager at Red Lion Hotel Boise Downtowner, responded to this review

I am truly sorry that you had a less than perfect stay. I have shared your concerns with our Housekeeping Manager; she is investigating which room attendant was responsible for cleaning your room. Additional training will occur immediately. Once again I apologize for the issues during your stay. I hope that you will give us another try and allow us... More

Seattle
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36 reviews 36 reviews
29 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I booked the Red Lion via Rocketmiles.com since Red Lion has decided to toss out their loyalty points program. The hotel is older but has been updated. It looks clean and modern, but with a 1970's retro hotel feel. My third floor room was large and had a good sized balcony. The flat screen TV had about 50 channels. The... More

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RL828, General Manager at Red Lion Hotel Boise Downtowner, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on your experience here at the Red Lion Hotel Boise Downtowner. We realize that you can stay anywhere and we thank you for choosing the Red Lion Hotel Boise Downtowner. We hope to see you again in the very near future and if there is anything we can do to... More

Seattle, Washington
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

If I could give no stars, I would. Let me just tell you what our stay was like. My mom, sister and I traveled from Seattle to Boise and needed a good night sleep. We walked into the hotel and instantly our noses were hit with the strongest smell of coconut and cigarette smoke. Should have turned around. After we... More

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Keizer, Oregon
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel isn't downtown, especially given that Boise isn't a large city. Staff advised me the closest place to eat was 10-12 blocks away. With extreme heat and forest fire smoke this wasn't an option for me. However, there is a gay bar across the street one way and a tavern that staff stated they couldn't recommend because of safety... More

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RL828, General Manager at Red Lion Hotel Boise Downtowner, responded to this review

I would like to extend my appreciation for the time you spent sharing your observations with me. I am truly sorry that you had a less than perfect stay. Please be assured that the items mentioned are being investigated and corrective action will be taken as necessary. More

Chicago, IL
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A friend and I stayed for three nights in June. The rooms are a good size and clean. We were very impressed with the friendliness of the staff, especially our shuttle driver to the airport. He was so friendly and happy. He made us feel that the hotel really appreciated our business and that they couldn't wait for us to... More

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RL828, General Manager at Red Lion Hotel Boise Downtowner, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to submit a review on our property and your time with us. We value the input of all of our guests and are very pleased that you had a positive experience. We do hope that you will come and visit us again and if there is anything we can do to assist... More

1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The room was awesome. Came in late at night. Front staff was very helpful in check-in. I asked for a roll-away bed and the clerk had gotten busy (very crazy night) and forgot, I had to go down and remind him.

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RL828, General Manager at Red Lion Hotel Boise Downtowner, responded to this review

I appreciate you writing about your positive experience on Trip Advisor and recommending our hotel to others! We appreciate the support! More

London, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first time staying at the Red Lion. It is about a 15-20 minute walk to downtown, so we were able to stay here without having to rent a vehicle. The hotel itself is very nice and clean. The only negative review I would have is that when we arrived to Boise, we learned that there was no... More

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RL828, General Manager at Red Lion Hotel Boise Downtowner, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to submit a review on our property and your time with us. We value the input of all of our guests and are very pleased to know that we were able to exceed your expectations. I'm sorry with your frustration trying to call the hotel from the Boise airport. We do hope... More

Boise
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Clean, comfortable and courteous, with an efficient breakfast arrangement for travelers. Enjoyed this very much; relaxing. We walked from the hotel to the Boise Centre for our convention and back each day; took about twenty minutes and was a safe and easy walk. The downtown streets of Boise are surprisingly clean and oddly deserted; a single traveler might feel uneasy... More

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RL828, General Manager at Red Lion Hotel Boise Downtowner, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to submit a review on our property and your time with us. We value the input of all of our guests and are very pleased that you had a positive experience. I appreciate you writing about your positive experience on Trip Advisor and recommending our hotel to others! We appreciate the support!... More

Knoxville TN
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed 4 nights at the Red Lion while attending a downtown conference and found it a pleasant and quiet place to stay. The room was fine, though not particularly large, and was very clean. The bathroom area was generous, with sinks on both sides of the access door, and the shower functioned well (though it lacked an exhaust fan),... More

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RL828, General Manager at Red Lion Hotel Boise Downtowner, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to submit your detailed review on our property and your time with us. We value the input of all of our guests and are very pleased to know that you had positive experience while visiting Boise and our hotel. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you again in the near future. Ken... More

Brussels, Région De Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium
Top Contributor
278 reviews 278 reviews
69 hotel reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The rooms are terrific and the location is ideal. The property of the hotel is perfect and nothing to complain about. The problem here is the lack of communication training of the staff. It appears they are genuinely disinterested and have no problem being completely aloof. Perhaps its a combination of training and the fact that the front desk is... More

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RL828, General Manager at Red Lion Hotel Boise Downtowner, responded to this review

I am truly sorry that you had a less than perfect stay. I have shared your concerns with our Front Office Manager; she is investigating which staff member you had interaction with. She will be providing them additional training. We realize that you can stay anywhere and your feedback allows us the opportunity to address any concerns there might have... More

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Address: 1800 Fairview Ave., Boise, ID 83702 (Formerly Doubletree Boise Downtowner)
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Location: United States > Idaho > Boise
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Hotel Class:3 star — Red Lion Hotel Boise Downtowner 3*
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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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