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“Room Surprisingly Nice!” 4 of 5 stars
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Red Lion Hotel Yakima Center
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   607 East Yakima Avenue, Yakima, WA 98901   |  
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Ranked #11 of 25 hotels in Yakima
Olympia, Washington
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227 reviews 227 reviews
29 hotel reviews
Reviews in 77 cities Reviews in 77 cities
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
“Room Surprisingly Nice!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

Wanting to get some "end-of-summer" sunshine, we booked a hotel with an outdoor pool and headed to Yakima. The front desk staff was very friendly and accomodating. We requested a room close to the pool and got Room 161. It had a sliding door that opened to the grassy area next to the pool. Perfect! The pool was relatively small (as were the pool towels!), and the water temperature was cold. It was Labor Day weekend, so the pool had many families, kids screaming, and adults talking loudly to anyone and everyone around that would listen. We were looking for quiet sun time with a good book, and this felt like a "neighborhood pool". The best thing that happened, from our viewpoint, was that a kid threw up in the water, and maintenance closed the pool. Suddenly all was quiet and peaceful! By Monday, all the families had checked out, so again, we had a wonderful sunny, peaceful day. Our room was surprisingly well-appointed and very clean. It had a microwave and small fridge. The only negative was a continuous buzz that you could hear from the room next door. It sounded like a fan. But other than that, we were very happy with the room. Breakfast was included and it was a regular type buffet breakfast. Out total bill for our stay was $117. We thought that was pretty reasonable.

Room Tip: The pool and area by the "Garden Terrace" is much nicer than the other pool.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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bellingham, Washington
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

Red Loin located right next to the Yakima convention center is very convenient and downtown. The room was spacious with a nice balcony with two chairs and a table to be able to sit outside. The hotel has two large outside pools for those interested. Room was very clean and beds were very comfortable. I slept all through the night and this is unusual for me!

Room Tip: Try Priceline as the room was expensive for the area. $129 w/o tax for two queen beds
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Seattle, Washington
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Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012 via mobile

A clean, large and well appointed room. Felt very "vacation-y" even though it was a one night stay; loved the ground floor lanai near the pool and overlooking a well kept green lawn. Gorgeous. Friendly, courteous staff. Disappointed in the breakfast - not worth $5.95.

Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Seattle, WA
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22 hotel reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

We booked on priceline at a great rate and stayed here as a stopover between Boise and Seattle. I would have been very disappointed though if we had paid the going rate for one of these rooms. The hotel seems like it was several adjacent hotels all purchased and now managed by the same company. We stayed in the section that felt like an old roadside motel from the 60s. The bed was very comfortable, but that was the only positive. The light switches were located in the strangest places, and there was no breakfast. Red Lions tend to be nice places but this one falls way, way short.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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moclips
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

Comfortable beds, nice balcony, clean rooms. Location is good right next door to Convention center, front desk clerks very friendly and helpful.

No breakfast if you booked on a deal (I used Priceline) but if you pay for breakfast the night before it only cost $5.95 per couple, its $5.95 per person if you pay in the morning. You might need to ask for this as some of the desk staff didn't know this so didn't offer at checkin. Breakfast was good, liquid scambled eggs, but good bacon and they also had sausage and asst bread/rolls, fried spuds, and fresh fruit, well worth the $5.95 per couple

Room Tip: I read where they have older rooms in one of the buildings so we must of stayed in the newer part as...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Santa Cruz, California, United States
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

This hotel is in the better area of Yakima. Stay away from any hotel that is on 1st St.. 1st St. is considered "The Hole" by locals meaning that is where the drug scene and red light district is. We found one of those hotels first and left after a couple hours and many problems. The Red Lion hotel is in a safe area and also is a very nice hotel. Beds are comfortable and rooms are clean.

Room Tip: Our room was in the back with a balcony overlooking our motorcycles and was pretty quite.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Sacramento
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71 hotel reviews
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012 via mobile

I like Red Lion and feel that they offer very good value, especially if you belong to their loyalty program and are alerted to promotions and discounts. The Yakima property holds up in every way but one. There was a disturbing blood drop on the comforter hidden by the bed drape..something that would have been obvious to housekeeping. Fortunately it was going to be a warm night so I carefully stuffed it in the corner.

Otherwise my one night was uneventful. The exercise room is quite nice and the staff is exceedingly friendly. I wouldn't let this infraction keep me from staying again but I hope it was fixed in time for the next guest.

Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
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Additional Information about Red Lion Hotel Yakima Center

Also Known As:
Red Lion Hotel Yakima Yakima
Red Lion Hotel Yakima
Red Lion Yakima
Yakima Red Lion
Address: 607 East Yakima Avenue, Yakima, WA 98901
Location: United States > Washington > Yakima
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
Hotel Style:
#9 Business Hotel in Yakima
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Red Lion Hotel Yakima Center 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Red Lion Hotel Yakima Center is located in downtown Yakima Washington, next door to the Yakima Convention Center. Located just minutes from Yakima Greenway, Yakima SunDome, Yakima Valley Community College, the Central Washington Fairgrounds, and only 6 miles from the Yakima Air Terminal and offer a free airport shuttle. Red Lion Hotel Yakima guest rooms provide quiet, comfortable accommodations to help you rest and unwind. Hotel amenities include free wi-fi, telephone, in-room coffee and plenty of Yakima sun at our two outdoor pools. Additionally, the Red Lion Hotel Yakima Center boasts easy access to several nearby business locations like the Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences, Yakima Regional HMA, Yakima Memorial Hospital, GE Aviation, Pacific Power, and Cascade Natural Gas. The Red Lion Hotel Yakima Center, located near I-82 provides easy access to Yakima Valley's award winning Wineries, nestled in the foothills of the lower valley. Located near the Yakima River provides many opportunities to fish the only blue ribbon river in the state of Washington. ... more   less 
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