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Red Lion Hotel Kelso/Longview

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   510 Kelso Drive, Kelso, WA 98626
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I booked a room at this hotel for 4 days during the Longview/Kelso Babe Ruth World Series as it was the host hotel. People came from all over the country to stay here and it was as if the town and hotel didn't even know this event was happening. This hotel was probably the best hotel in the late 70's... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed one night, en route to Mt. St. Helens. Very convenient. We booked through the hotel's website and breakfast was included. The property is large and older, but fairly well-maintained. Our only complaint was a lack a outlets. We travel with many gadgets and could find only three outlets (including one in the bathroom and one under the A/C... More

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Nanaimo, Canada
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Clean, comfortable and very friendly helpful staff. Not modern or luxurious, but a good place to stay and a bonus - an inviting outdoor pool! Bed was comfortable and had a good sleep! Breakfast quite adequate. This was just an overnight on a road trip, but I'd certainly stay again, and would recommend it.

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Port Angeles, Washington
1 review
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Room had been remodeled, however, it smelled musty and of mildew. The bathroom wallpaper had what I hoped was food spots and looked as if it could have used a good scrubbing. The bathroom fan did not have any sort of draw and the ceiling and corners had mold spots growing. There were no glasses in the room, only the... More

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RL_Customer_Care, Corporate Customer Care Department at Red Lion Hotel Kelso/Longview, responded to this review

I want to begin by apologizing for the issues you encountered during your stay. I am sorry that the facilities and amenities were not up to par with the expectations we have for our hotels. It is essential to Red Lion Hotels that we provide you with the best possible experience during your stay. Please be assured that the issued... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is your basic "travelers" motel. Staff is very friendly and helpful. We found parking for our utility trailer, excellent accessibility features in our room, and super pet-friendly space. The pool area was clean and spacious and great for kids and families; " fitness equipment" was very limited. The room was spacious and the bed comfortable. Room was clean, although... More

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Mansfield, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here on a trip between Seattle and Portland and found it to be a lot better than the reviews. The staff was super friendly and helpful. We pulled in late and their credit card machine was down so when I went to purchase a water and snack they just gave it to me. The hotel is older but... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What an awful experience we had at this Red Lion! We had no hot water all weekend and no air conditioning as well. It was 90% plus so it made for a miserable stay!!! We had to go to the State park by Silver lake to go get ready for my Nephew's wedding! This hotel really needs some remodeling!!!

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Mary T, Manager at Red Lion Hotel Kelso/Longview, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for the review. We appreciate all feedback, good or bad. We are working very hard to improve in the areas you mentioned. Please consider giving us another try, I promise you we will do better! Regards, Mary More

Seattle, Washington
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

clean and friendly hotel! Food in bar was excellent. staff was friendly. Was very hot the days we were there so it was wonderful to have a nice clean pool, had a child size pool also!! close to several day trips. shopping and Mount St. Helens. Would recommend.

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Seattle, Washington
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8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stay here annually for the Cowlitz soccer tourney. The rooms are clean and large (unless you book a standard room). The staff is friendly and helpful. However, like a reviewer mentioned from the week before the ice machines were all broken. Imagine a hotel full of soccer families needing ice to fill water bottles for kids who are playing... More

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Stayton, Oregon
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The motel is old, but very clean. Staff was amazing, had a group of 16 guys on a golf outing, we stayed for 3 nights. First night we didn't get checked in until late, they kept the bar and food service open for us. Our waitress was on only her second night, you can imagine how fun it was to... More

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Address: 510 Kelso Drive, Kelso, WA 98626
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Location: United States > Washington > Kelso
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Red Lion Hotel Kelso/Longview 3*
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The Red Lion Hotel & Conference Center - Kelso/Longview in beautiful Kelso Washington is conveniently located off I-5 just 40 miles north of Portland, Oregon, 50 minutes from Portland International Airport and five minutes from Kelso Airport. Nearby you'll find shopping at Three Rivers Mall, Triangle Shopping Center, antique and outlet malls and casinos. You'll also find Mount St. Helens, Ape Caves and Lake Merwin a short drive away. For a nominal charge, we can arrange transportation to and from Portland International Airport.Our 161 spacious guest rooms and two suites feature all the modern amenities you'd expect including Red Lion's signature plush Sealy pillowtop bedding, EcoFresh Environmentally Responsible Products (ERP), complimentary wi-fi, complimentary parking and fitness facilities. Guests can also enjoy our seasonal outdoor pool and children's pool and a year-round whirlpool. Fishing, golf, bowling, water-skiing and sailing are all nearby.We offer Red Lion's signature Roaring Start Breakfast Buffet... And don't forget, kids 10 and younger eat free with each adult. The Pacific Grill is open for lunch, and the Scoreboard Lounge features a dinner menu, food and drinks with live entertainment on occasion.With 10,000 square feet of flexible meeting and banquet space, we can accommodate up to 600 guests for your next conference or special occasion. For business or pleasure, the Red Lion Hotel & Conference Center - Kelso/Longview is committed to care, comfort and value. ... more   less 
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