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Red Lion Hotel Olympia

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2300 Evergreen Park Drive SW, Olympia, WA 98502 (Formerly WestCoast)
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Kansas City, MO
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97 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an older property. It is not an "easy off/easy on" facility next to the freeway. It sits in a wooded area near a lot of government offices. But, it's very quiet, squeaky clean and very well maintain. My room was large, had a great desk and comfortable bed. The towels were thick and large, the room had a... More 

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Thank wwsharp
David K, General Manager at Red Lion Hotel Olympia, responded to this review

Dear wwsharp, Thank you for all the kind comments! We're please to hear that you enjoyed the comforts of your room and we hope to see you again very soon. Wishing you the best! David Kingston 360-943-4000 More 

Los Angeles, California
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73 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After driving for hours looking for a last minute hotel- we came across this gem. Gem in the sense of Customer Service Extraordinare. We pulled up around 4am and we were welcomed with a very pleasant employee that went above and beyond. She recommended local events to attend and even drew us a map. She set us up with the... More 

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Thank waitingtoexhale
David K, General Manager at Red Lion Hotel Olympia, responded to this review

Dear waitingtoexhale, We're happy to have you here and hope you enjoy our hotel, the recommended events and have the chance to meet more of our "very pleasant" team members(we have a bunch!) before you leave. Please let us know if you need anything at all! David Kingston 360-943-4000 More 

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133 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would say that this hotel needs a major overhaul. The reason I gave it a four star is because the beds are very good and the staff is very attentive and on the A-game. The food is very good as well. We wouldn't stay again do to just it being so rundown.

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Thank SleepV6Cr
David K, General Manager at Red Lion Hotel Olympia, responded to this review

Dear SleepV6Cr, We are all very happy to hear that you found the beds and the food "very good" and that you found our staff to be "very attentive and on the(ir) A-game". As for the hotel appearing "rundown", I'm pleased to tell you that the entire hotel is undergoing renovations this spring and we just finished a show room... More 

Longview, Washington
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170 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When in Oly for business I always stay at the Red Lion. Convenient location to the government offices, especially the WUTC. The staff is great and professional. If you book early and online, they have some smoking specials at times. If you get a breakfast included, don't expect just toast and oatmeal. They actually cook it to order and the... More 

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Thank challenger27J
David K, General Manager at Red Lion Hotel Olympia, responded to this review

Dear challenger27J, Very happy to hear that we are your "Go to place in Olympia"! Those "smoking specials" you mention are available now so don't wait to book your return trip. And we could not agree more...great staff, location, view and a killer breakfast are all good reasons to stay with us. Wishing you the best! David Kingston 360-943-4000 More 

Centennial, Colorado
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20 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cons: a little dated, could use a much larger & updated menu, could use a covered pool/hot tub for winter use.. Pros: will soon be undergoing a remodeling! Great location & views, friendly staff. One employee truly stands out, and that's Mr. Bill Davis. Every hotel should have a Bill Davis. He will do everything he can to ensure you... More 

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Thank Ron S
David K, General Manager at Red Lion Hotel Olympia, responded to this review

Dear Ron S, WOW...and thank you for all the kind comments! We couldn't agree more, Bill Davis is our shining star. His dedication to taking care of our guests, creating memories and going above and beyond is exemplary and truly inspiring. And thank you for mentioning our planned renovations in the spring of this year. We are very excited to... More 

Spokane
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123 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was in Olympia for 1 day for business and took advantage of their 30% and free breakfast special. I liked the fact there was free parking. I'm not sure if all King sized bedrooms are handicapped accessible but mine was. No, I didn't request an ADA room. The room was spacious and clean. I was in Room 257 so... More 

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Thank Cbug73
David K, General Manager at Red Lion Hotel Olympia, responded to this review

Dear Cbug73, Thank you for all the kind comments! We're very happy to hear that you found your room "spacious and clean" and that you "enjoyed the onsite restaurant", but the music to our ears is that you would "definitely stay here again!". Hope to see you again soon! David Kingston 360-943-4000 More 

Bothell, WA
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39 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Rooms are nice & large & the bed was very comfortable. We have stayed here before in the summer, so being there in winter provided a different aspect of the Capitol Lake view. The party package was reasonablly priced & included a room, dinner buffet for 2, breakfast buffet for 2, party & party favors. My only negatives involve the... More 

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Thank parrothead-WA
David K, General Manager at Red Lion Hotel Olympia, responded to this review

Dear Parrtohead, (I think that's supposed to be Parrothead) Wow! We are very surprised by your comments and feel horrible that this is the experience and memory you have of us and our hotel. I only say this because we received so many extremely positive and encouraging responses from other party attendees. PLEASE accept our sincere apologies!!! *please note that... More 

Bakersfield, California
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67 reviews
64 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed overnight for one night here at the Red Lion on a long road trip. The lobby and hallways look a little bit older and beat up, but the room was clean and spacious. The best thing about the hotel was its big, woodsy grounds and pool area. It has a park-like setting, which was nice for taking the... More 

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Thank Lara W
David K, General Manager at Red Lion Hotel Olympia, responded to this review

Dear Lara W, We are all pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We agree, our "park-like setting" is very nice for walks, especially with pets. Keep an eye out for our completed renovations this spring! Hope to see you again soon! David Kingston 360-943-4000 More 

SeaTac, Washington
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60 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

I live within 10 miles of the Olympia Red Lion. I went there for Christmas because my house is not fully disabled friendly. I also have limited mobility and use a walker or cane. My mom is 105 and lives in a long term care facility. I wanted to have us spend Christmas together. I booked a disabled room with... More 

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Thank WA frequent traveller
David K, General Manager at Red Lion Hotel Olympia, responded to this review

Dear WA frequent traveler, We are all very sorry to hear of the all the inconveniences you experienced during your recent stay with us. We pride ourselves on making sure that all of our guests are comfortable in their rooms and if not, we do everything possible to make necessary adjustments, if we know about them. Unfortunately, in your case,... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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125 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

We spent one night at the Red Lion. The hotel is very clean, comfortable and well located. The staff was very good. On check-in we were offered a discount, as we had booked on the Internet. The included breakfast was pretty well done. I would definately stay again.

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Thank Ridelikeyoustoleit
David K, General Manager at Red Lion Hotel Olympia, responded to this review

Dear Ridelikeyoustoleit, Thank you for all the kind words. We're all very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and "would definitely stay again"! Wishing you the very best! David Kingston 360-943-4000 More 

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