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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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Ranked #22 of 56 hotels in Boise
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Rating summary
  • 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 of 5 stars
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Boise
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed there from thurs to Friday night and it was horrible smell came from the water..taking a shower gave me the creeps not sure if it was sulfer or just what but it was yellowish..the room was very clean and comfy bed but I thought we payed for bigger room it would of had a sofa or a better... More

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Portland, Oregon
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We spent 3 nights in Boise at the Red Lion Downtowner and were very pleased with the staff, room, food during our stay. We ate on site because the food was diverse, delicious and affordable. Service day or night, internet access in the lobby and the best shuttle service. Rooms were nice and beds and pillows very comfortable. We would... More

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50 reviews 50 reviews
14 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've stayed here before many times because of the shuttle service downtown and having a lounge. I've always known its dated but have just kept staying there. But each time after staying elsewhere on other trips it seems to age exponentially but the price stays the same. It's just not worth it anymore. Plus I finally ate breakfast there for... 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 a review on our property and your time with us. We value the input of all of our guests. I would like to apologize for not meeting your expectations. I’m sorry that my staff didn’t provide you information at check in regarding the planned maintenance on our tower building water system. I... More

Fairbanks, Alaska
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice older hotel with great service. Rooms are nice, clean and roomy. Hotel has a cafe and lounge that serves food. Breakfast was good. Bar food looked good. Shuttle took us downtown and we ate at a great brew house. The shuttle also took me to a mall to shop. The hotel is a short walk from downtown which is... More

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Boise, Idaho
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Celebrated my son's 21st birthday and decided to get a room at a good location that is close to downtown and this was the perfect fit!! Walking distance from the downtown. I absolutely loved this place!! Very cean and quiet and welcoming. The check in process was extremely quick and professional and the individual (Adam) was very pleasant. The room... More

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Boise
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We paid $250 for a jacuzzi room that only produced brown water. The main hotel hot tub was broken too, which I specifically asked about when I made my reservation. No one mentioned that a water sewer main had recently broken causing brown water or the broken down hotel hot tub. Super disappointed with my experience :(

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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 a review on our property and your time with us. We value the input of all of our guests. I would like to apologize for not meeting your expectations. I’m sorry that there were issues with the jetted tub in your suite and that our outdoor hot tub wasn't maintaining a hot... More

Portland, Oregon
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41 reviews 41 reviews
16 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed here a few years ago and enjoyed it then, too. I appreciate the kind and helpful staff and the shuttle drivers were great. It's in a great location. The bar is great and is a nice place to visit and enjoy. I highly recommend it.

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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

Pocatello, Idaho
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Attending a conference at this hotel - my room was outdated and the bed was broken down (some kind of "klunking" noise every time I sat on the edge of the bed....broke or slipping of the base? - afraid it was going to come crashing down). Not enough wall outlets for charging my electronics, had to charge one then unplug... More

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RL_Customer_Care, Corporate Customer Care Department at Red Lion Hotel Boise Downtowner, responded to this review

I would like to apologize for the bed in your room being broken. Please be assured that our staff will look into this issue. We appreciate you taking the time to rate our hotel based on the experience during your stay. You are a valued guest and we do hope that you will stay with Red Lion Hotels again in... More

Salt Lake City, Utah
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

It's an old property and had a stale smell in the room, I think it's the old carpet. The mattress was very saggy. It's time for an upgrade. The room seemed to be clean though. The price was high for the hotel but rooms in Boise were in high demand on that day.

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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. Ken Kester General Manager More

Pendleton, Oregon
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49 reviews 49 reviews
14 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014 via mobile

I stayed here because the educational conference I was attending was held here. The price was well below other decent downtown locations. I stayed on the 4th floor of the tower. The room was large and the bed comfortable. Everything was nice, granite sinks, tile floor, tub was clean, carpet not worn. I had a meeting rate of 89.00 a... 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. Ken Kester General Manager More

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Additional Information about Red Lion Hotel Boise Downtowner

Also Known As:
Red Lion Boise
Boise Red Lion
Address: 1800 Fairview Ave., Boise, ID 83702 (Formerly Doubletree Boise Downtowner)
Location: United States > Idaho > Boise
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center 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
Hotel Style:
#22 Family Hotel in Boise
#23 Business Hotel in Boise
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Red Lion Hotel Boise Downtowner 3*
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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