This is a great hotel with a great staff. The review by CV titled :Characters Sports Bar" describes something that is unlike anything I have experienced. The regular bartender, Jason, is great. He runs a tight ship. My experience has been quick service with moderate wait times from the kitchen. Food is mediocre, as one expects from a hotel. I'm NOT paying 25 bucks a plate and 10 for a glass of wine here either. I'll take the food, which would even accommodate my friend that is Gluten Intolerant. I was impressed.
The overall hotel experience is above bar as well. The rooms are always clean, a big one in my book, and I'm picky. The front desk people are professional and friendly; the maid service is the same. Those maids need to be remembered when tipping.
Internet works throughout the hotel as well. This is a big peeve of mine. While you shouldn't expect to watch an HD Movie streaming, it will support most needs without shutting off or slowing down to the point of being useless. Too many hotels say they have WiFi but good luck even updating the apps on your phone. Not a problem here.
My only criticisms are that I wish the pool and spa were updated, that the breakfast buffet was included in the price, that the fill-in bartender is weak (but not down to that review's comments) and that the in room coffee sucks (like in all hotels). Why can't I get a decent pod machine in a hotel room?
I stay here at least once a year and have never had anything but a good time. Thanks to the staff at Red Lion Downtowner, you do a great job.
- 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