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Red Lion Hotel Boise Downtowner

3.0 of 5
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1800 Fairview Ave., Boise, ID 83702 (Formerly Doubletree Boise Downtowner)
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Chicago, Illinois
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41 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Despite the fact that there were many visitors from the Basque Country at the hotel, we did not have to wait for check in or check out, or when we ate the breakfast buffet. The Basque flag in the lobby entrance was a very nice touch since Boise's Jaialdi festival was taking place. Our room was located in the tower... More 

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King Salmon, Alaska
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80 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is a reasonable walk to the heart of downtown from its west end location. The hotel was clean and quiet although a bit tired in locations. Ample parking, onsite restaurant and bar, pool, fitness equipment, and WIFI provide all the needs of a traveler. I'd return!

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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 

San Francisco, California
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I travel constantly and stay in a lot of different hotels. All I can say about this particular Red Lion is that it is fantastic. The Red Lion Boise has spacious, clean and modern rooms, good on site food, a 24 hour airport shuttle, and is extremely close to downtown Boise (within walking distance). Mix that with an extremely helpful... More 

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

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 about our staff and hotel. Thank you for writing about your positive experience on Trip Advisor and recommending our hotels to others! We appreciate the support! Sincerely, Ken Kester General Manager More 

McCall, Idaho
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29 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a reasonably priced and clean hotel. Did have some problems with entry card initially but that was soon straightened out and had no problems thereafter. The hotel has everything you need on site. I was resting up and was able to eat good meals and have a good drink in their lounge. Would recommend staying to family &... 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 respond on Trip Advisor and recommend our hotels to others!. We appreciate that very much. Ken Kester General Manager More 

White Bird, Idaho
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our experience was simply Outstanding, From the initial greeting and check in and out by the Front Desk Staff, and by all other members of the Red Lion Team At the Boise Downtowner that we interacted with during our brief stay there.

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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 

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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hotel does look semi renovated which is nice. I loved the smell throughout the lobby. I also enjoyed the pool and hot tub. They have a fitness center which I didn't use. The king bed was delightfully plush n comfortable as the pillows were soft made of down/synthetics. I'm the type that likes a firm to soft feel, but Some... 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 apologize for the lack of information provide to you regarding our breakfast buffet. When expect the restaurant to be busy... More 

Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Upon arrival it took 10 minutes of waiting at the front desk to check-in. When ordering room service we were told the staff was on break and would have to call back in 15 minutes. When we called back we were told the restaurant was closed and the bar would have to take our order and we would have to... 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 properly handle your room service and that you observed cigarette butts on our roof. I will immediately... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Paid 180 for a night, smelled like smoke and the beds were old and had no spring to them. the sliding glass door that led out to the pool was extremely hard to lock and just shaking the door a little bit would unlock it. To use the wifi you had to get online and register on a website, hard... 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. Ken Kester General Manager More 

2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Booked here to be near downtown Boise and arrived to a strange smell in the lobby. Service was friendly then I was given a room on the third floor where I walked in on a couple watching tv. Returned to the front desk and waited 30 minutes for them to clean a different room. This was at 8 o'clock in... 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 provide your feedback regarding your recent stay. I'm very sorry that we made a mistake and sent you to a room that was already occupied. We all strive very hard everyday to not make any mistakes. Unfortunately we did while checking you into the hotel. I wish we would have had another room... More 

Novato, California
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18 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

I was here for a week and I was very pleased with my stay. The hotel staff were all very friendly and helpful, the room was big with a nice comfy bed and pillows, big bathroom with lots of towels and bath supplies, nice TV with good channel selection, good internet (although I don't like their policy of offering faster... More 

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

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. We do hope that you will come and visit us again and if there is anything we can do to assist you with... More 

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