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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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  • 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 of 5 stars
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Moss Landing, California
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20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This was my first visit to the Olympia area, and I was pleasantly surprised by how lovely the town and people are. I originally choose this hotel because it is surrounded by government facilities and I figured it would be away from all the dog show action taking place in town during my stay. I was wrong. Instead I was... More 

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

Dear RiverSong 42, Thank you for taking the time to share all the things you enjoyed during your stay with us! As you have noted, we are looking a little tired. I am happy to tell you that we will be completely remodeling our hotel in the next few months and you will be completely blown away with the transformation.... More 

Victoria
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely setting and a very nice, clean room. Beautiful pool and gardens. The lobby is exceptional and check in very smooth. The clerk made a point of mentioning the "full service restaurant and lounge", so we chose to eat here. Big mistake! The window sill beside our table, at shoulder height, was covered in dust! At least a month's worth.... More 

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

Dear Annabelles, While we are happy to hear that you and your husband enjoyed your "very nice, clean room" and our "lovely setting", we are equally unhappy that you received a less than stellar dining experience. The cleanliness issues you mention are totally unacceptable and I hope that you will trust that this is being addressed immediately. As for the... More 

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29 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We state for just a night but this hotel is roomy and comfortable enough -- with plenty of basic amenities, i.e. a pool -- that we would have been happy staying longer. We got a king room and it was huge. It's set back away from major roads so chances are you can get a good night's sleep here. Pleasant... More 

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

Dear Chistieanddevin, You are absolutely right, our rooms are very large with plenty of room to stretch out without using your luggage for a foot rest! Thank you for pointing out that you found that your "room was clean" and our "staff friendly" as sometimes the basics get overlooked. Your comments mean a lot to us as we pride ourselves... More 

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

My family has stayed at the Red Lion Olympia twice and it really is one of my all time favorite hotels. The grounds are absolutely beautiful, surrounded by tall trees and on a bluff overlooking Capitol Lake. The rooms are clean and the swimming pool is nice. It is in a great location right off the freeway and near all... More 

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

Dear Kim M, Thank you for all of these very kind comments. We are all very happy to hear that we are one of your "all time favorites" and that you "strongly recommend" our hotel! And we agree, our central location is near to just about everything to see and do in Olympia while still providing a beautifully quiet and... More 

Santa Margarita, California
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Room was very clean and relatively quiet except for the dog barking for about one hour. This the only complaint we had. Front desk people were heplfull and nice. Stayed here Twice in the same week. Resturaunt was good but service a little slow we would stay here again.

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

Dear Doug L, Wow, twice in the same week! Thank you for your loyalty and patience with our four legged friend. He was a little stressed but finally found his happy place outside playing fetch on the lawn. Hope to see you again very soon! David Kingston 360-943-4000 More 

Vancouver
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked an executive suite with the hotel over the phone as we are showing our long haired St. Bernard at the dog show held at Lacey over the weekend and he needs room to move around. The desk clerk told us that that was the only suite still available because of weddings and big bookings in August and she... More 

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

Dear Mina S, Please accept my apologies for the miscommunication and inconveniences you experienced at the Red Lion Hotel. Just to clarify, you state "We also received an email from the General Manager of Red Lion to confirm my booking". I'm sorry but I have had no contact with you prior to this review and did not send you an... More 

Ketchikan, Alaska
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My stay here was enjoyable relaxing with the management Rana ready to solve any problems.. It was extremely nice it was awesome... Its the best Hotel in the greater olympia area.. Its location made it easy to find with lots of parking room and places to eat and shop at your very safe for your family and friends..

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

Dear Phillip M, Thank you for all of your kind comments! We are all very happy to hear that you found our hotel "extremely nice" and feel it is the "best hotel in the greater Olympia area"...I think we may have just popped a few buttons off of our shirt! We hope you have the chance to return in the... More 

Castro Valley
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Red Lion in Olympia was a good find. The hotel property is in a wonderful area . It is safe and quiet and is on a bluff looking out over a lake. The pool is nice and the restaurant is convenient. The hotel is a little old but very pleasant. The price was very reasonable. The Red Lion is conveniently... More 

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

Dear sclemo8148, We are all very happy to hear that you found our property to be located in a "wonderful area" and that you "would stay here again". And we agree, the convenience of the freeway and shopping without all the noise and congestion is a big plus. Thank you for your kind comments. We hope to see you again... More 

Lakeville, Minnesota
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45 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a family gathering for a memorial service. I had worked with the sales and catering staff months in advance and secured a room block and a catered dinner event. When I arrived, the room block was completely wrong. The front desk was completely unaware of several of the reservations and had incorrect information for others. The sales manager,... More 

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

Dear Abigail701, First off, I am very sorry to hear that your stay was for the purpose of a memorial service. Please accept my sincere apologies for the challenges and inconveniences you experienced while staying with us. This is certainly not the norm for us and a bit embarrassing! I am happy that you and your family enjoyed our new... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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40 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Red Lion hotel chain is really great! We stayed 2 nights in Portland and 1 night in Olympia in our Washington / Oregon road trip. Hotel is really good with great facilities and the staff is very friendly. Totally recommend it!

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

Dear LilaTrip, Thank you for your kind comments! We too, feel we have "great facilities" and "very friendly" staff. The fact that you "totally recommend" us is very rewarding to hear. Wishing the very best and hope to see you again soon! David Kingston 360-943-4000 More 

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