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Red Lion Hotel Boise Downtowner

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1800 Fairview Ave., Boise, ID 83702 (Formerly Doubletree Boise Downtowner)
Red Lion Hotel Boise Downtowner
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Ranked #24 of 54 Hotels in Boise
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3 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
Kimberly F Morehead City, North Carolina
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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Morehead City, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Good location close to downtown within walking distance as we headed into town for the Live after 5 music. We did enjoy the outdoor pool and hot tub. Next door we discovered an amazing sushi restaurant 'Sushi joy'

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Oakland, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On site bar. Very reasonable bar prices, free popcorn and screen tv for sports. Very clean rooms. Clean gym with filtered cold water. There were free bikes for bike riding. My only gripe would be the toilet had a slow flush , which meant you had to hold the handle down to make sure it went down.

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

Thank you for your positive comments regarding our amenities and hotel. We appreciate you posting your support on Trip Advisor. I do hope that you will come back and visit us again and if there is anything I can do to assist you with your next reservation, please do not hesitate to contact us directly. Ken Kester General Manager More 

Bozeman, Montana
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48 reviews 48 reviews
33 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While it is a little better than some Red Lions I have stayed in it was still a disappointing experience. The food at the bar was actually pretty good, but my food was charged to my room despite me telling the server I just wanted to pay for it( I also gave the server my credit card and signed 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 there were issues with your food bill from our bar and the way we handled your co-worker's guest rooms issue.... More 

Albuquerque, New Mexico
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141 reviews 141 reviews
95 hotel reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here as a a result of an "express deal" with Priceline. I paid $59 + tax. To the best of my knowledge, this is the only non airport area hotel that offers van service to and from the Boise airport. Very nice business hotel. My only gripe is that the hotel was over a mile from downtown. I... 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 

Twin Falls, Idaho
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great service can't wait to stay there again! If you like Chines food there is a Excellent chines restaurant behind the hotel. The staff is very knowledgeable about locale activities and help my wife and I find some really fun things to do.

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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 

Wallowa, Oregon, USA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I only use a hotel to sleep in, so my needs are few. Bed, TV, internet, breakfast. This hotel provides them all, clean, neat, and perfect. The people at the front desk were fun, responsive, entertaining, and informative.

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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! I do hope that you will come back and visit us again and if there is anything I can do to assist you with your next reservation, please do not hesitate to contact us directly. Ken Kester General Manager More 

Santa Rosa, California
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183 reviews 183 reviews
12 hotel reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Stayed here two nights, the 22nd & 23rd of May. Got the deluxe king bed room. Was up in the tower section on 7th floor. When you reserve the room with a credit card they charge an extra $40 per night as sort of a deposit. Be aware of that. Glad I didn't use my debit card as that could... 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 us. I am truly sorry that you had a less than perfect stay. The points you addressed are very understandable and we appreciate you bringing them to our attention. I do hope that you will come back and visit us again and if there... More 

Sandy
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I was afraid of check-in because I left my credit card at home, but the front desk made it easy and made me feel very welcome. The room was clean and the beds and pillows so comfortable I slept like a baby. I stayed 2 nights for a conference. The cleaning of the room was excellent. All of my meals... More 

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

Thank you for your positive comments regarding our staff and amenities. We appreciate you posting your support on Trip Advisor. I do hope that you will come back and visit us again and if there is anything I can do to assist you with your next reservation, please do not hesitate to contact us directly. Ken Kester General Manager More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This is not a 3 star hotel...Maybe it was 40 years ago when it was built. Overall it seems OK but upon closer inspection the quality of the rooms is terrible. There was a blood spot on the towel in my room, I don't think the linens had been changed (I have no proof other than that all the sheets... 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 hope you will come back and give us another chance to earn your business. Ken Kester General Manager More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

The hotel in general is pretty dated...I went to my room... and couldn't believe my eyes... My bed had brown stains and black curly hair in it... my towels in the bathroom had brown stains on them as well...also the floor had depree and hairs everywhere... I can't belive out of how much I travel that a hotel would allow... 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 will be researching and providing additional training to our housekeeping staff that cleaned your room. Once again I apologize for the issues... More 

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