This was my first trip to Bellevue and the corporate office booked my stay.
Overall, I would say that this is a nice place to stay but the management should spend some time tending to the place. I found plumbing, bathroom cleanliness, and the halls to be needing some attention.
The room was very cozy, with wood headboards, thick duvets, and throw pillows. The bathroom had a nice shower head, although I had to struggle to get the water turned on. When I took a bath, I got a view of under the toilet that I wish I had not seen. Also, the tiles in the bath could use some bleach as mold was forming. I think on a day to day basis, the place is clean but it needs some serious detail work done now.
For the business travel, I echo what others have said in that it's not the perfect business hotel. There no continental breakfast to grab and go - you must make time to eat in the restaurant or pay for room service ($$). I could never get wi-fi to work in my room, and the computer in the lobby was $2.50 for 15 minutes. At the very minimum hotels should help business customers get boarding passes.
The fitness center is a converted hotel room with 2 treadmills, a cycling machine and a stepper. There is almost no room for any floor work.
I had a first floor room that looked directly on the parking lot so I had to keep my curtains closed all the time. The hotel also faces a major interstate, so I can't comment on the noise but I was not bothered in my room.
My phone would not dial out - no one uses them anymore so it's not a big issue except that my phone kept setting up a wake-up call when I didn't order one. So whenever I picked up my phone to call the front desk, it wold automatically ring the front desk. No one believed me and the problem was never fixed. I would just lie in bed distracted by the blinking message light that would never go away.
I would stay here again for the convenience to my offices, and the fact that it was not a huge chain. The lobby was very inviting and cozy. The staff was very friendly and professional except for the person who continually ignored my phone problems. They ordered car service for me and it arrived on time.
- Also Known As:
- Red Lion Bellevue
- Bellevue Red Lion
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- With easy access from Interstates 90 and 405, the Red Lion Hotel Bellevue in Bellevue Washington is minutes away from Bellevue Square's 200 stores and boutiques, the business district and Meydenbauer Convention Center as well as local attractions and activities including golf, skiing, sailing, tennis and jogging trails. Downtown Seattle is just nine miles from the hotel, making it easy to visit favorites like the Space Needle, Pike Place Market and Pioneer Square or enjoy Seahawks football and Mariners baseball. We are also conveniently located just 3 miles from Bellevue Community College, 8 miles East of the University of Washington and Seattle University and 17 miles North of Seattle Tacoma International Airport.We are a full-service hotel with 181 guest rooms decorated in a boutique-style with over-stuffed pillows, comforters and maple furnishings. Amenities feature Red Lion's signature plush pillowtop bedding, EcoFresh Environmentally Responsible Products (ERP), complimentary wi-fi and televisions with over 50 stations including ESPN and CNN. Other amenities include a state-of-the-art business center, fully-equipped fitness center, seasonal outdoor pool, Hertz car rental office and complimentary parking. For your next meeting or event, our 5,750 square feet of meeting space can accommodate groups of up to 450.Join us in Jonah's Restaurant and Lounge for breakfast, lunch or dinner. We also offer Red Lion's signature Roaring Start Breakfast Buffet... and don't forget, kids 10 and younger eat free with each adult. ... more less
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