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“SHANENIGANS WITH THE KIDS” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Red Lion Hotel Boise Downtowner

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Red Lion Hotel Boise Downtowner
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1800 Fairview Ave., Boise, ID 83702 (Formerly Doubletree Boise Downtowner)   |  
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Ranked #21 of 55 Hotels in Boise
San Francisco, California
1 review
“SHANENIGANS WITH THE KIDS”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Spent 3 nights at the Boise Downtowner while visiting both my kids who attend school there. Hospitality was excellent as were the super comfy beds! Housecleaning was on spot with a fresh room every time we returned from out adventures. The $6 breakfast was delicious and had lots to offer from eggs, sausage and potatoes to granola and yogurt. The Lounge is equipped with a pool table, foosball table, pin ball machines and a great juke box! The drinks are PERFECT! I used the gym everyday I was there and was completely satisfied with the amenities offered for my workout. I have stayed here every time I come into Boise and during the summer, the pool is a great leisure site. I will return soon!! Highly recommend the Red Lion Boise Downtowner!!!

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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RL828, General Manager at Red Lion Hotel Boise Downtowner, responded to this review, March 21, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write such wonderful comments about your recent stay with us at the Red Lion Hotel Boise. We are always thrilled when we are able to exceed the expectations of our guests. Exceeding your expectations is what we aim to do each and every time and knowing that we were able to achieve that for you pleases us.

We hope to see you again in the very near future and if there is anything we can do to help prepare for your next visit, do not hesitate to contact us directly.

Sincerely,
Ken Kester
General Manager
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Chicago, Illinois
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

My husband, dog and I stayed at the Red Lion Hotel in Boise during our three week cross-country road trip. The hotel is definitely not fancy from the outside, but our room was clean, updated and had a very comfy bed! The hotel was a good value and served our purposes very well--a clean place to sleep after a long day of driving. Right around the hotel is a little desolate/sketchy looking at night, but there are gas stations and a McDonald's just down the road. The hotel was very busy and felt safe.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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RL828, General Manager at Red Lion Hotel Boise Downtowner, responded to this review, March 21, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write a review on your experience here at the Red Lion Hotel Boise Downtowner. We realize that you can stay anywhere and we thank you for choosing the Red Lion Hotel Boise Downtowner. We hope to see you again in the very near future.

Sincerely,
Ken Kester
General Manager
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Boise
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Hotel staff friendly, rooms clean, bed very comfortable. Worth every penny and I booked on Priceline. Really enjoyed how quiet the place was and I could get my room nice and dark to sleep in late. Wish they breakfast included in price.


  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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RL828, General Manager at Red Lion Hotel Boise Downtowner, responded to this review, March 21, 2014
Thank you so much for taking the time to respond on Trip Advisor and recommend our hotels to others! We appreciate that very much!

Ken Kester
General Manager
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Boise
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

We really enjoyed our stay at the Red Lion Hotel for our Valentine Anniversary Date. The bed was super comfy and the amenities in the room were terrific with having a refrigerator, microwave, blow dryer, and bathroom amenities. All of the staff were wonderful to us.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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RL828, General Manager at Red Lion Hotel Boise Downtowner, responded to this review, March 21, 2014
Thank you so much for taking the time to submit a review on our property and your time with us. We value the input of all of our guests and are very pleased to know that we were able to exceed your expectations.

We do hope that you will come and visit us again and if there is anything we can do to assist you with your next reservation, please do not hesitate to contact us directly.

Sincerely,
Ken Kester
General Manager
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Taunton, Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

Stayed at this hotel once a few years ago. Nice but seemed very dark in the rooms and hallways.
They do have their own airport shuttle which is convenient. Did require a security deposit on a prepaid room, which was a bit odd. I have not heard of this at any hotel except in Boise.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Boise, Idaho
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

This is a great hotel with a friendly staff. I love the beds...so soft and comfortable! I also enjoy the hotel bar. If you want to play pool or darts this bar has it all. Also the bartender makes a mean dirty martini.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014 via mobile

Great room!they are pet friendly ,we had a king room,the bed was soo comfortable ! The bathroom is pretty big ,everything was clean ! They have an outdoor pool ! My boyfriend & I enjoyed our stay ! We stayed there for 3 days

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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RL828, General Manager at Red Lion Hotel Boise Downtowner, responded to this review, January 23, 2014
Thank you so much for taking the time to respond on Trip Advisor and recommend our hotels to others! We appreciate that very much!
Sincerely,
Ken Kester
General Manager
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Address: 1800 Fairview Ave., Boise, ID 83702 (Formerly Doubletree Boise Downtowner)
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Location: United States > Idaho > Boise
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#20 Family Hotel in Boise
#22 Business Hotel in Boise
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Red Lion Hotel Boise Downtowner 3*
Number of rooms: 182
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

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