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Reviewed August 5, 2015

Paid 180 for a night, smelled like smoke and the beds were old and had no spring to them. the sliding glass door that led out to the pool was extremely hard to lock and just shaking the door a little bit would unlock it. To use the wifi you had to get online and register on a website, hard...

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RL828, General Manager at Red Lion Hotel Boise Downtowner, responded to this review

Thank you 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. I would like to apologize for not meeting your expectations. Ken Kester General Manager

Reviewed July 30, 2015 via mobile

Booked here to be near downtown Boise and arrived to a strange smell in the lobby. Service was friendly then I was given a room on the third floor where I walked in on a couple watching tv. Returned to the front desk and waited 30 minutes for them to clean a different room. This was at 8 o'clock in...

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RL828, General Manager at Red Lion Hotel Boise Downtowner, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback regarding your recent stay. I'm very sorry that we made a mistake and sent you to a room that was already occupied. We all strive very hard everyday to not make any mistakes. Unfortunately we did while checking you into the hotel. I wish we would have had another room...

Novato, California
Reviewed July 14, 2015

I was here for a week and I was very pleased with my stay. The hotel staff were all very friendly and helpful, the room was big with a nice comfy bed and pillows, big bathroom with lots of towels and bath supplies, nice TV with good channel selection, good internet (although I don't like their policy of offering faster...

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RL828, General Manager at Red Lion Hotel Boise Downtowner, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the wonderful feedback on your recent stay. We are thrilled to know that we were able to exceed your expectations and we’re delighted that you took the time to post this feedback. We do hope that you will come and visit us again and if there is anything we can do to assist you with...

Seattle
Reviewed July 9, 2015

I got badly injured while vacationing with my family. We showed up on our way back home and the entire team at Red Lion swung into action, from the front desk to the van drivers who arranged to have me driven in the Red Lion van to the airport (thank you Tim and Zach) to everyone in between. I am...

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RL828, General Manager at Red Lion Hotel Boise Downtowner, responded to this review

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 recommending our hotels to others! We appreciate the support! Sincerely, Ken Kester General Manager

Reviewed July 6, 2015 via mobile

Just wanted to give some feedback regarding our less than stellar visit... We checked into our room that was situated right outside the pool, but we are traveling with kids, so we figured it was just the breaks. Upon entering our room, the floor was wet, the room wasn't clean, there were pieces of debris in the bathroom, the toilet...

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RL828, General Manager at Red Lion Hotel Boise Downtowner, responded to this review

I would like to extend my appreciation for the time you spent sharing your observations with me. I am truly sorry that you had a less than perfect stay. Please be assured that the items mentioned are being investigated and corrective action will be taken as necessary. Ken Kester General Manager

Mesa
Reviewed July 6, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I were traveling to see our daughter and her family. We had made reservations at a hotel in Twin Falls, but we realized that we were going to be too tired for the extra hours it would take so we decided to stay in Boise. We checked in rather late and left early, but the hotel was...

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RL828, General Manager at Red Lion Hotel Boise Downtowner, responded to this review

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 that you had a positive experience. We do hope that you will come and visit us again and if there is anything we can do to assist...

Reviewed July 4, 2015

We had been staying in some budget motels before we got here. We were paying more and getting a lot less. The Red Lion is very nice in the lobby and room. The bed is huge and very comfortable. The restaurant is modest, but the food was good. This is a good place to stay, and it is convenient to...

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RL828, General Manager at Red Lion Hotel Boise Downtowner, responded to this review

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

Morehead City, North Carolina
Reviewed June 30, 2015

Good location close to downtown within walking distance as we headed into town for the Live after 5 music. We did enjoy the outdoor pool and hot tub. Next door we discovered an amazing sushi restaurant 'Sushi joy'

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RL828, General Manager at Red Lion Hotel Boise Downtowner, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive comments regarding our amenities and hotel. We appreciate you posting your support on Trip Advisor. I do hope that you will come back and visit us again and if there is anything I can do to assist you with your next reservation, please do not hesitate to contact us directly. Ken Kester General Manager

Oakland, California
Reviewed June 16, 2015

On site bar. Very reasonable bar prices, free popcorn and screen tv for sports. Very clean rooms. Clean gym with filtered cold water. There were free bikes for bike riding. My only gripe would be the toilet had a slow flush , which meant you had to hold the handle down to make sure it went down.

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RL828, General Manager at Red Lion Hotel Boise Downtowner, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive comments regarding our amenities and hotel. We appreciate you posting your support on Trip Advisor. I do hope that you will come back and visit us again and if there is anything I can do to assist you with your next reservation, please do not hesitate to contact us directly. Ken Kester General Manager

Oregon
Reviewed June 13, 2015

While it is a little better than some Red Lions I have stayed in it was still a disappointing experience. The food at the bar was actually pretty good, but my food was charged to my room despite me telling the server I just wanted to pay for it( I also gave the server my credit card and signed for...

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RL828, General Manager at Red Lion Hotel Boise Downtowner, responded to this review

Thank you 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. I would like to apologize for not meeting your expectations. I'm sorry that there were issues with your food bill from our bar and the way we handled your co-worker's guest rooms issue....

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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 

Additional Information about Red Lion Hotel Boise Downtowner

Address: 1800 Fairview Ave., Boise, ID 83702 (Formerly Doubletree Boise Downtowner)
Location: United States > Idaho > Boise
Price Range: $105 - $167 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Red Lion Hotel Boise Downtowner 3*
Number of rooms: 182
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Also Known As:
Red Lion Boise
Boise Red Lion
Hotel Style:
#17 Family Hotel in Boise
#23 Business Hotel in Boise
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  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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