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“Coronation Weekend” 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 #24 of 54 Hotels in Boise
Boise
1 review
“Coronation Weekend”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This hotel has always been a favorite of the ISGCI, and once again the staff went above and beyond to make it an event that will long be remembered with great fondness. The whole weekend was nothing less that perfection!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
    • 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, July 29, 2014
We were thrilled to know that you had a great time with us during your recent stay. Thank you for taking the time to write such wonderful comments about our staff and hotel.
Thank you for writing about your positive experience on Trip Advisor and recommend our hotels to others! We appreciate the support!

Sincerely,

Ken Kester
General Manager
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Rating summary
  • 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Boise
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

A/C in the room was lacking
Needs some sprucing up
Beds and Pillow were awful
There was a blood stain on my comforter
The restaurant and bar need to expand their menu
The waitress in the café and the bartender on Saturday night were both great
They need a sundries store

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 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, July 29, 2014
I would like to extend my appreciation for the time you spent sharing your observations with us. I am truly sorry that you had a less than perfect stay. The points you addressed are very understandable and we appreciate you bringing them to our attention. We will take action to correct the items you mentioned.
Thank you for your positive comments regarding our staff in the restaurant and bar. I will certainly pass on your comments to the staff working the night of your visit.
You mentioned that we should of a sundries store, we do have several sundry items and snack items on the bookshelves behind the front desk available for purchase.
Once again I apologize for the issues during your stay. If you would like to give us another try please contact me directly.

Ken Kester
General Manager
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Peculiar, MO
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21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We got into Boise late & tired. So we were happy to have had a good nights sleep here the room was very nice clean and comfortable bed Staff was nice pleasant and courteous I wish we had more time to enjoy the pool And exercise room. Very reasonable with Priceline would stay again if in Idaho

Stayed July 2014
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RL828, General Manager at Red Lion Hotel Boise Downtowner, responded to this review, July 29, 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.

Ken Kester]
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Boise, Idaho
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Friends from Texas came to visit us so we decided to make our own stay-cation while they were here in Boise. We booked a room next to theirs on the 6th floor of the Red Lion Downtowner. On July 4th we got the evening started at Characters...the sports bar inside the hotel. Dinner was great and so was the service. TV's are everywhere so if you're into sports you won't miss any action. After dinner we went up to the room and sat on the balcony to watch the fireworks. Incredible show especially from the 6th floor. The next morning we headed straight to the pool. Everyone at the hotel was very friendly and helpful to our friends providing them with info about places they could visit downtown when we weren't around to lead the tour. Just a note to say thanks to the staff of the Red Lion for making our stay-cation one to remember and for showing our friends the best of Idaho hospitality

Room Tip: Ask for a room in the tower for a great view especially from the balcony
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 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, July 31, 2014
We were thrilled to know that you had a great time with us during your recent stay. Thank you for taking the time to write such wonderful comments about our staff and hotel.
Thank you for writing about your positive experience on Trip Advisor and recommend our hotels to others! We appreciate the support!
Sincerely,
Ken Kester
General Manager
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Milton Freewater, Oregon
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Everything was great about this hotel except they only have one person in the bar to help you. He had to take food orders and deliver and make drinks. The bar was fairly busy and the bartender needed a waitress to help with service. The magnetic keycard opener on the pool door was broken so we had to walk around to the other side to get into the pool. They wouldn't pay someone overtime to come fix the opener. Not really a big deal though.

  • Stayed June 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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RL828, General Manager at Red Lion Hotel Boise Downtowner, responded to this review, July 31, 2014
It was a great pleasure reading the thorough review you wrote about our property recently. The points you addressed are very understandable and we appreciate you bringing them to our attention.

Ken Kester
General Manager
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Redmond, Washington
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24 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I have stayed in this hotel twice since my son and his wife moved to Boise. Very convenient to downtown and all Boise has to offer. Hotel is clean, staff pleasant, buffet breakfast is a good deal. The carpet is the hallways seems a tad worn but that would be my only complaint. I will absolutely stay there again.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 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, July 31, 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.
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Singapore, Singapore
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157 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

highly value for money. check in was quick and efficient. we were also able to choose the which floor we would like the rooms to be. the driver doing the airport transfer was friendly and entertaining. breakfast variety could improve though. it gets boring after the third day

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 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, July 31, 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.
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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 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:
#15 Family Hotel in Boise
#24 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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