We booked a room here that was supposedly of the best type they had, the larger size with two queen beds, etc. and the rate was over $100.
The first low point was the front desk, where we waited (late at night after a long drive) for half an hour while an incompetent and not particularly courteous clerk tried to get confirmation of our reservation from the Red Lion 800 line via fax. (It was unclear why telephone cofirmation wasn't good enough, especially since the hotel wasn't full.) Meanwhile, loud lounge music and unpleasant people poured from the bar directly adjacent to the lobby and the clerk complained to another passing employee about how they were out of towels as well as people to service the rooms. The room was very dark and rather dank, on the "garden" level, and one had to drag one's luggage there up an elevator, down a long hall, down another elevator, and down another hall. The decor was old and shabby and there were no coverings at all on the box springs. The room (nonsmoking) was cold, but if we turned the heat on we'd get blasted with smoky air. Also, behind the drapes, the french door was unlocked and opened to the street level parking lot.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Conveniently located off Highway 101 near the towering Redwoods of Northern California, the Red Lion Hotel Eureka is close to the area's finest attractions and just 15 minutes from the Eureka/Arcata Municipal Airport with our complimentary airport transportation. Take a walk down the beautiful Victorian Seaport of Old Town Eureka filled with boutique shops and art galleries. Visit state and national Redwood parks just minutes away. Enjoy the nearby Pacific Ocean, whitewater rafting and deep-sea charter fishing. Our 175 spacious guest rooms include nine suites and feature all the amenities you'd expect of a first-class hotel such as Red Lion's plush pillowtop beds, premier bath amenities, complimentary wi-fi, room service, hairdryers and same day laundry and valet service. Guests can also enjoy relaxing and working out at our outdoor pool, and fitness center. For your dining pleasure, the Pacific Grill serves distinctive Northwest cuisine or step into R.J.'S Bar & Grill and enjoy a drink while watching your favorite sport team. We also offer Red Lion's signature Roaring Start Breakfast Buffet. Don't forget, kids 10 and younger eat free with each adult. With 6,800 square feet of flexible meeting and banquet space, we are able to accommodate up to 220 guests for your next conference or special occasion. For business or pleasure, Red Lion Hotel Eureka is committed to care, comfort and value. And bring your pets - we're pet friendly! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Red Lion Eureka
- Eureka Red Lion