My husband and I were traveling through Boise to Eugene Or from SLC and needed a place to stay in the middle that was pet friendly. We decided on staying at the Red Lion downtown because it seemed like a decent location and they were a pet friendly hotel. Friendly may be a bit excessive to say, they are a pet tolerant hotel. When we arrived the "kid" behind the counter (must have been 18) wasn't the easiest to deal with. We had questions about our room and areas that we could take the dog to go to the bathroom and he couldn't answer any of them. When he asked for a government ID to secure the room, my husband handed him his military ID card and the kid told my husband he needed a real ID instead. Once we finally got rid of the kid the rest of the stay was nice. We got to out room which was on the first floor (nice for taking out puppy) and the room wasn't outdated and had comfortable beds. My husband didn't like the overabundance of pillows; he would have rather had fewer medium firm pillows than several soft pillows. There was a flat screen TV in the room that worked perfectly. We went to the restaurant in the hotel for dinner. It was NHL playoffs and my team was playing so I didn't want to make a big thing out of dinner. The bar/restaurant had a huge TV that I was able to watch my game on and the bartender took very good care of us. He made great drinks, although my expectations weren't very high coming from Utah. The food was so-so nothing to write home about but it gave us sustenance in our bellies to account for the booze we were drinking. I was disappointed that they didn't have a designated dog area that was fenced in, but they do have a grass island that was supposed to be the dog area. The potty bags that were offered by the island hadn't been filled, but we brought our own not expecting there to be any. The carpet in the hallway from our room to the pool area looked like it had some major water damage, but other than that it was a decent hotel for the age that it is. All in All it was a decent hotel for what we needed which was a stopover on a long drive.
- 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