My cousin and I meet in Boise twice a year and usually stay at this hotel, mainly for it's convenient location. We have always had clean rooms and friendly employees. We brought our daughters with us this year over St. Patrick's Day weekend. Our check-in went smoothly and the front desk employees were very friendly and helpful. However, we went to Characters on St. Patrick's Day evening and were SHOCKED! There was ONE bartender/server working the entire bar/restaurant and it was packed! The poor girl was working her tail off trying to get people their drinks, food and room service orders ALL BY HERSELF! She called twice while we were there to see if she could get some help and nobody came to help her. Not even a manager came to help! We were appalled that they would be so severely under staffed on a very busy holiday for a bar/restaurant. We saw many people leave and the server was being yelled at and had to deal with frustrated customers all by herself. The next morning we went into the cafe for breakfast and there was ONE waitress working all the tables and the front cash register. The food was average and she was scrambling to keep up. While we may stay at this hotel again, we will not be going to either of the restaurants.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- An ideal location in the center of everything and conveniently located off I-184 in the core of downtown Boise, Red Lion Hotel Boise Downtowner is just 15 minutes from the airport via our free airport transportation. Take a short drive to the State Capitol, the Boise Convention Center and many other popular attractions. We're just minutes away from the beautiful Boise River and Boise State University.182 fully renovated, comfortable guest rooms and two spacious suites welcome you to our seven-story, full-service property. Guest rooms feature 37" flat-screen televisions, microwaves, mini-refrigerators, phones and coffeemakers. Complimentary wi-fi is also available throughout the hotel, including all guest and meeting spaces. Take advantage our fitness center, whirlpool and swimming pool and take some time to explore Boise's Greenbelt jogging path, just steps away. Seven golf courses, shopping, skiing, rafting and the great Idaho outdoors are all close by.With 8,000 square feet of flexible meeting and banquet space, the Red Lion Hotel Boise Downtowner is a full service convention hotel able to accommodate up to 250 guests for your next conference or special occasion.This hotel offers a range of dining options, including a'la carte restaurant dining from an abbreviated menu to a cozy lounge in which to order appetizers and a beverage to enjoy with your Café2Go purchases. All select service hotels feature the Roaring Start Breakfast Buffet, Café2Go and catering services. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Red Lion Boise
- Boise Red Lion