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Red Lion Colonial Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2301 Colonial Drive, Helena, MT 59601
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Ranked #11 of 22 hotels in Helena
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
J M Bozeman, Montana, Usa
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Bozeman, Montana, Usa
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hotel staff nice and room clean but rates high compared to other local hotels. Billed as upscale hotel but decor very dated. Needed to be remodeled years ago. Bathroom fixtures didn't run well. Paint peeling. Bottom of doors with wood chipping off. Wallpaper and carpets dingy. Bed very comfortable and nice tv. Room was clean or I wouldn't have stayed.... More

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Helena, Montana
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11 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had to organize an all-day Saturday meeting for my company. After shopping around town I settled on the Red Lion Colonial for a number of reasons. I had decided on a meeting room and on Friday went to check on it. While the room had been all readied for our meeting, it turned out that there was a critical... More

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Whitefish, Montana
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel seems to be on a constant state of remodel. Our room was clean and comfortable. The bed was wonderful. I love the "three sheet system" hotels are using now so that you don't have to sleep under a bedspread. We were here for a conference held in the same hotel so it was convenient. Don't know much else... More

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Caitlyn F, Sales Manager at Red Lion Colonial Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent stay at our hotel. You're right, we are continuing to renovate our hotel. We finished the entrance in the summer of 2012, and now we are actively renovating our restaurant! (Just wait til you see it, next time you are in Helena!) We are one of the... More

Centreville, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I were in snowy Helena for two sad occasions in February 2014. We were very satisfied with the Colonial Red Lion Hotel. Everyone on the staff was courteous, professional and helpful, especially Cindy, who was the concierge at the front desk in the evenings. Our rooms were clean and quiet, the price was right, and we were... More

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Caitlyn F, Sales Manager at Red Lion Colonial Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our hotel. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay so much. You're right, Cindy is a great asset to our Front Desk team and we'll be sure to pass along your compliments. We hope to see you again, soon! More

Helena
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Had to come to Montana due to my aunt having a stroke. I brought my mom to say goodbye to her sister. The hotel gave us a medical rate and treated us with incredible kindness and sympathy. The hotel was clean and we'll kept and I will return in august this time for fun!

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Caitlyn F, Sales Manager at Red Lion Colonial Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of our hotel. Your kind words are much appreciated. Please come visit us again for some Helena fun! More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014 via mobile

My family and I spent out second time at this hotel for a conference. The conference area is excellent and the hotel rooms have been modernized and are very clean. This was a business conference for us but we also had our children with us. This hotel is perfect for that type of conference. With the large size of the... More

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Caitlyn F, Sales Manager at Red Lion Colonial Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review about your stay at our hotel while attending a conference. We have the most meeting space (15,500 square feet) in Helena and we strive hard every day to make our conferences the very best. Your review is inspiring to everyone that works at the hotel, and to the... More

Helena, Montana
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We stayed at the Red Lion Colonial Hotel in conjunction with their Valentine's Day party. Our room was very comfortable and spacious. We had the "Romance" package and it included a bottle of champagne (waiting in the refrigerator), rose petals strewn across the floor, and a long-stemmed rose on the turned-down bed. Lovely! It was just the right touch of... More

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Caitlyn F, Sales Manager at Red Lion Colonial Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review of our hotel and the Hearts After Dark Valentine's Day party! I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed yourself so much. I started planning the event months in advance and it was wonderful to see our whole staff come together to make the night very magical. Your review is actually... More

Seattle Area
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90 reviews 90 reviews
26 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

We stayed here a couple of nights. This hotel is pretty dated looking on the outside, and there are some problems with the decor on the inside. However, the rooms are quite large and well appointed. The beds are okay. The only real problem with the hotel is the noisy A/C unit. At low speed it is still loud, and... More

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casscaye, Manager at Red Lion Colonial Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the review! We so pleased to hear you enjoyed our hotel. You'll be happy to hear that we are embarking on a big renovation project, which includes new A/C units. We appreciate your business, and hope you have the chance to visit us again in the near future. More

Billings, Montana
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

attended a conference here in February of 2014. I found it to be a nice place, great staff, and all priced within reason. It took me a little while to figure out how to get there, seems like there is some one way streets in the vicinity and it was a little difficult for me coming from a rural location.... More

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Caitlyn F, Manager at Red Lion Colonial Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our hotel. It's great to hear that you had a great conference at our hotel. As you know, we are remodeling our restaurant and exciting things are to come for our hotel! I hope to see you around the hotel soon. Thanks again! More

Nashville, Tennessee
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21 reviews 21 reviews
21 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Clean rooms, kind staff and pretty decent restaurant food. While dated, it's a dependable, sturdy place. The meeting facilities are nice and the staff in the audio department are so responsive. If you're going to try the restaurant, check out the quesadilla on the sun-dried tomato tortilla. Muy yummy!

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Caitlyn F, Manager at Red Lion Colonial Hotel, responded to this review

Thank You so much for taking the time to write a review about our hotel. You're right, our hotel is a bit dated but we are continuing to update our facility. So happy to hear that you love the quesadilla in the restaurant, next time try the Chicken Bacon Ranch Wrap- it's my favorite! Hope to see you again at... More

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Additional Information about Red Lion Colonial Hotel

Also Known As:
Red Lion Helena
Helena Red Lion
Address: 2301 Colonial Drive, Helena, MT 59601
Location: United States > Montana > Helena
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 Business Hotel in Helena
#10 Family Hotel in Helena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Red Lion Colonial Hotel 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Conference Hotel located 2 miles east of city center & 3 miles from airport (courtesy transfer). ... more   less 
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