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“Dirty.” 2 of 5 stars
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Red Lion Colonial Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2301 Colonial Drive, Helena, MT 59601   |  
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Ranked #11 of 22 Hotels in Helena
Great Falls, Montana
1 review
“Dirty.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Accomodating staff after we complained about being right next to stairs, laundry room with thumping sneakers in the dryer, and a patio door right out to the smoking area complete with chairs and outside ashtray. Besides the front desk? Yuk. Incredibly dirty, nasty. Will never stay here again.

  • Stayed November 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Helena
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

A few slight problems with the reservation but overall, good stay. The people at the restaurant and housekeeping were very friendly and helpful. I wish the people at the front desk were more professional in appearance and demeanor

  • Stayed October 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service

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Sandwich, MA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We stayed only one night for an early flight the next morning. Our room was large, very clean, had a refrigerator and microwave. We had dinner at the hotel restaurant. The food portions were huge. Couldn't finish the meal. We have never heard of this chain but if came across it again would definitely stay there. Hotel also offered airport shuttle.

Room Tip: There are only two floors to the hotel. We chose the 2nd floor.
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  • Stayed October 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Seattle, Washington
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

While travelling through Montana I booked a number of hotels in different cities. The Red Lion in Helena is in the process of a remodel. The rooms were very good size, clean, quiet and great wi-fi. Will definitely stay there on a return trip.

  • Stayed October 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Plymouth, Indiana
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We got a great deal using priceline and the staff didn't hold that against us, this was a nice change. The beds were super comfy, bathroom nice and clean. It is in a good location and in my opinion a above average hotel.

  • Stayed July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Found myself "stuck" in Helena and needed a last minute room. Red Lion was quite a surprise. Room was huge and bed was comfy. Wi fi was reliable. A giant group of college boys were there but it remained quiet. I will stay again.

  • Stayed October 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Lethbridge, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

First room the carpet was filthy...went to front desk and girls were very accommodating. Went to next room...just as bad. Down to front desk again, girl tried FIVE rooms and then took us to the least dirty one. Bad but not as bad. I had prepaid and it was late or we would have just left. There are many nice hotels in Helena so don't choose this one. Housekeeping just left the garbage bag on the counter and didn't even put it in the trash can. Oh well. We wont be back.

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  • Stayed September 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 2301 Colonial Drive, Helena, MT 59601
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Location: United States > Montana > Helena
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast 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:
Ranked #11 of 22 Hotels in Helena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Red Lion Colonial Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 149
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Conference Hotel located 2 miles east of city center & 3 miles from airport (courtesy transfer). ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Red Lion Helena
Helena Red Lion

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