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Red Lion Colonial Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2301 Colonial Drive, Helena, MT 59601
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Ranked #10 of 22 hotels in Helena
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Hamilton
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked 3 rooms at Colonial Inn Helena for our sons wedding which was also held in the banquet rooms at the hotel. Really enjoyed the premium king room we had for my wife and myself. Can't say enough about the banquet staff and the food during the wedding and the bar staff, our Son and daughter in law had a... More

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great falls, mt
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The beds were perfect. Nice TV. The room was clean and cool, but it smelled either old or like someone had previously smoked in there. Really disappointed that the pool was not available but glad to hear that it is being renovated. You can tell they are working to upgrade the entire hotel.

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Mesa, Arizona
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The beds were perect. Nice TV. The room was clean and cool, but it smelled either old or like someone had previously smoked in there. Would have liked to have a full menu for room service in the room but had to go downstairs and get - not a big deal, we were just tired! The staff was polite.

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Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was good hotel for our overnight stay in Helena. The rooms were clean and worked well for our group of four. The exercise room had everything I needed for a comfortable workout and the breakfast was really good... lots of variety for our picky family.

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Helena
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Could not has asked for more! They were doing some construction but you would be hard pressed to make an issue of it. Very clean and quiet all in all maybe the best stay in any hotel ever, sorry I didn't get some staff names as they should have been given credit for a great stay!

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Jason W, Director of Sales at Red Lion Colonial Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Richard, I am thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our hotel so much! On behalf of the Red Lion Colonial, we greatly appreciate your kind words about our charming hotel, and we also thank you for helping us spread the word about our staff and services to our other travelers. Please fell free to contact me directly if I... More

Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The room was clean, the air conditioning worked wonderfully on the very hot days we were there. No continental breakfast but you could order from the attached restaurant for a charge. Only real problems were the internet. We were unable to get connection and when we called the front desk the girl who answered just said "hmm' and gave us... More

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Jason W, Manager at Red Lion Colonial Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we are happy to hear that you enjoyed our hotel! However, we regret to hear that you were not able to connect to the internet and that you did not have a guest directory available in your room. Thank you for taking the time to bring these issues to our attention. We definitely should have... More

Helena
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

It was a huge disappointment that neither the outdoor or indoor pool was available and with no warning. The internet was hard to connect to with both my smartphone and laptop, which may be due to the unsecured network. I tried asking the front desk for things to due in the area, and received a simple there are fire works... More

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Jason W, Director of Sales at Red Lion Colonial Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Rebecca, On behalf of the Red Lion Colonial, I wanted to write to thank you for the comments you provided about your recent experience at our property, and apologize for what was clearly an unsatisfactory stay. We are extremely disappointed that we let you down, particularly with our communication regarding things to do in Helena, our pool closures and... More

Taber
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I was travelling with my daughter and her four children. The room was clean and large. They were happy to provide a pack and play for the baby and a cot for the extra child. We found the hotel to be conveniently located, clean and quiet. I would stay there again.

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

Hello Denise, Thank you for your review! We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay here with your family! We greatly appreciate your kind words about our charming hotel, and we also thank you for helping us spread the word about our services to other travelers. Please feel free to contact me directly if I can ever... More

Alberta
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
20 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

The staff here from the front desk to servers were friendly, interested in our visit and down right fun. Nothing was too much trouble for them. The room attendants were highly over worked due to a large conference meeting there but always had a smile and all interactions were positive and pleasant. The hotel is being renovated, which is good.... More

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

Thank you so much for the great review! We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed our hotel and exceptional staff! We truly appreciate your business, and hope you have the chance to visit us again in the near future! Sincerely, Management More

Alberta
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We had just left a state where we were informed we were tax exempt because of the Canadian province we live in. So I asked the young lady who was checking us in if we were exempt from the room tax? Just a simple question, she didn't know and there were three employees standing near the desk so she asked... More

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

Thank you for providing your feedback on your recent stay with us. I am glad you enjoyed the beauty and cleanliness of our hotel, but I'm sorry to hear that our staff did not act with more professionalism during your check in. Please accept our sincerest apologies, there is no excuse for that type of conversation. We will certainly address... More

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Address: 2301 Colonial Drive, Helena, MT 59601
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Location: United States > Montana > Helena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Red Lion Colonial Hotel 3*
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Red Lion Helena
Helena Red Lion

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