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Hotel RL Olympia by Red Lion

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Olympia, Washington
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25 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There are many good things in the newly renovated restaurant at the also renamed Hotel RL, Olympia (formerly known as the Red Lion.) Pros: The food our party received was generally tasty. We appreciated that the restaurant extended hours to accommodate the holiday fundraiser elsewhere in the hotel. Our waiter was friendly and tried hard to get us seated. Now,... More 

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Keizer, Oregon
1 review
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Not satisfied with customer service when we asked about the extra $50 charge to my credit card. This charge should be explained to guests at check-in, and, if used, should be itemized on the statement. If not used (as was our case), should be immediately removed from any billing notes.

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Paul T, General Manager at Hotel RL Olympia by Red Lion, responded to this review

Dear 897stellah, My apologies for the lack of clarity in describing our policy for establishing credit to cover incidental charges. The hotel releases any unused portion of this authorization upon checkout, but there can be a delay in these funds being available for your use due to the process policy of the bank that issued your card. Thank you for... More 

Walla Walla, Washington
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I always enjoy my stays at the Olympia RL. I especially like having a restaurant onsite. I haven't had time to try the coffee bar, but look forward to trying something special on a future visit. Staff is always helpful and friendly.

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Mary T, Manager at Hotel RL Olympia by Red Lion, responded to this review

Dear 855junet, Thank you for the review. I'm excited for you to try our Victrolla Coffee! I'm positive you will love it. Thank you for your staying with us, and we hope to see you again soon. Regards, Mary More 

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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

First, I had never stayed at a Red Lion hotel before, and was reluctant based on the quality I had seen at other locations, however, this hotel was recent remodeled, specifically the lobby and restaurant, and was quite welcoming. The lobby is beautiful, the restaurant is even more so with a perfect Olympia view. The food at the restaurant, although... More 

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Mary T, Manager at Hotel RL Olympia by Red Lion, responded to this review

Dear Zachary R, Thank you for the review. I'm so glad you chose to stay with us, and that your stay was enjoyable. We appreciate your business, and look forward to seeing you again soon. Regards, Mary More 

Idaho Falls, Idaho
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

I am not naive enough to believe the pictures of hotels online, however, this hotel was so far from the pictures it was laughable. Besides it being located far off the beaten path and difficult to find (especially at night), the overall first impression was poor. The cleanliness was very poor; the hallways appeared as though they had not been... More 

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Mary T, Manager at Hotel RL Olympia by Red Lion, responded to this review

Dear lisaV7857YR, I am so sorry you did not experience an enjoyable stay. We work hard to make sure our guests are comfortable and it appears we failed with your stay. Please don't hesitate to contact me personally to discuss your stay further. Regards, Mary T More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

It started a the front door as there were not any benches for guests to sit on while waiting for the driver of the car to park. The lobby was cold (on design) and seemed to be arranged for teenagers with bleachers, coffee bar and a platform for open mike taking up all the space. We took our guest to... More 

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Mary T, Manager at Hotel RL Olympia by Red Lion, responded to this review

Dear Donna R, I am so sorry you did not enjoy your visit. I have shared your feedback with our staff to review, and we will work on making any necessary changes. Regards, Mary More 

Seattle
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78 reviews
17 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After a very wet and low visibility drive from Seattle in early morning on Thanksgiving Day, we made it in time to out reserved buffet brunch. Then we checked into the newly renovated RL in Olympia as our Thanksgiving Day get away. The front desk we remembered has evolved to a more modern mobile electronic check in/out common hallway kiosk.... More 

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Mary T, Manager at Hotel RL Olympia by Red Lion, responded to this review

Dear ResponsibleTraveler, Thank you for the great review. I am so thrilled you enjoyed your stay and the recent changes we have made to the property. I totally agree the view from our hotel is amazing! We appreciate you staying with us, and look forward to seeing you again soon. Regards, Mary More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
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15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our second stay at this hotel. Super nice place! Staff are friendly and accommodating! The beds are comfy! Personal hygiene products from Cascadia Soapery are awesome! Breakfast, while not included in room price, was delicious! Recommend the Skinny Scramble! Intrigued by their speaker series, but unfortunately not available during our stay. Big screen t.v. Our only peeve, was... More 

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Mary T, Manager at Hotel RL Olympia by Red Lion, responded to this review

Dear LibraryLeo, Thank you for the great review! We appreciate you taking the time, and hope to see you again soon. Regards, More 

Ventura, California
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I found this property to be Excellent. We were impressed with their remodel. The staff was very helpful and the rooms were clean and very comfortable. The beds and pillows were outstanding. They offer breakfast with many tasty items on the menu. We would definitely stay here during our next visit to Olympia.

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Mary T, Manager at Hotel RL Olympia by Red Lion, responded to this review

Dear mikekennedyauthor, Thank you for the great feedback, and for choosing Hotel RL for your lodging needs. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay, and look forward to seeing you again soon. Regards, Mary More 

Coupeville, Washington
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a BUDGET property. No carpets and dusty under beds. No free coffee in room. You have to tell the wait staff you want "room" coffee or they will charge you. No second chair in room for other adult to sit in.

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Mary T, Manager at Hotel RL Olympia by Red Lion, responded to this review

Dear grannyjj185, Thank you for this valuable feedback. We appreciate you taking the time. Regards, Mary More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
At the Hotel RL Olympia by Red Lion we put you close to the heart of the city, and near all the best experiences. We have stunning views of Capitol Lake and surrounding wooded areas, set on 12 lush acres. With upgraded, newly renovated, hotel amenities and features including convenient travel packages, we provide you with a satisfying hotel stay guaranteed. Each of our spacious 193 Olympia accommodations offers premium amenities, modern comfort, and casual luxury for all travelers. Pillow-top mattresses and tripled-sheeted beds let you sleep easy. Our newly renovated guest rooms include all the hotel amenities travelers need, from free Wi-Fi to microwaves and refrigerators, we keep our traveler in mind. We're even a pet-friendly hotel. Let your dog out to sprint down Olympia's many lakeside trails. From recently renovated onsite dining to spacious meeting facilities, our hotel in Olympia equips any traveler with what they need for a perfect stay. Whether you're here for business or exploration, you'll find that the state capital is a hotbed of activity. From shopping to annual events, there's always something to do at Hotel RL Olympia. Introducing the Living Stage: From lectures to performances to hands-on demonstrations, The Living Stage at Hotel RL invites people from all walks of life to share their knowledge and passion for community awareness, health, creativity and innovation. Designed to ignite conversations and promote a deeper understanding of the world around us, The Living Stage incorporates authors, artists, musicians, community leaders, local start-ups and more. Responsible Travel: We believe everyone deserves to sleep with a roof over his or her head. It is estimated that on any given night in US, more than 600,000 people experience homelessness. As members of the lodging industry, we believe it is our duty to act. Project Wake Up Call is the response. Learn more about Project Wake Up Call and its Olympia partner: SideWalk. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel RL Olympia by Red Lion

Address: 2300 Evergreen Park Drive SW, Olympia, WA 98502 (Formerly WestCoast)
Location: United States > Washington > Olympia
Price Range: $89 - $172 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel RL Olympia by Red Lion 3*
Number of rooms: 193
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Olympia Red Lion
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“ask for facing east towards the Capitol building.”
 of 5 bubbles B3109GIdonnar, 1 week ago | Read review
“get a room with a view of Capitol Lake on the north end; great pool and hot tub”
 of 5 bubbles Y2758MYwilliamk, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Good views and easy pet access on the lake side (premium rooms); our jacuzzi suite had no view but was quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles mandypdx, Oct 16, 2016 | Read review
“Request a top floor”
 of 5 bubbles Marukita, Oct 16, 2016 | Read review
“Patio rooms were quiet and all rooms updated July 2016.”
 of 5 bubbles coastlove, Oct 13, 2016 | Read review
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