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Red Lion Hotel Boise Downtowner
Ranked #18 of 58 Hotels in Boise
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed January 19, 2013

Got to send a shout out to the friendly staff (James, John, Theresa and Alex). I stay here often for work, and everyone is always very friendly and accommodating! Rooms are very clean and updated. Also, the location is great--close to downtown.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled on business
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RL828, General Manager at Red Lion Hotel Boise Downtowner, responded to this reviewResponded January 29, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to write such wonderful comments about your recent stay with us at the Red Lion Hotel Boise.
We hope to see you again in the very near future and if there is anything we can do to help prepare for your next visit, do not hesitate to contact us directly.
Sincerely,
Ken Kester
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Reviewed January 10, 2013

Just wanted to recognize some of your employees during my last visit. I have been coming to this property for the last 14 years, and I ALWAYS enjoy the upbeat personality displayed by your van driver, James. He is funny, pleasant, and goes out of his way to accommodate the customers! Also, when checking in, Alex and Theresa are always helpful and kind. Such a pleasure after traveling all day. Lastly, my kudos to the bartender, John, who keeps me sane and my wine glass filled.....:). He is a sweetheart!

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled on business
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RL828, General Manager at Red Lion Hotel Boise Downtowner, responded to this reviewResponded January 11, 2013

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. We are always thrilled when we are able to exceed the expectations of our guests. Exceeding your expectations is what we aim to do each and every time and knowing that we were able to achieve that for you pleases us.

We hope to see you again in the very near future and if there is anything we can do to help prepare for your next visit, do not hesitate to contact us directly.

Sincerely,
Ken Kester
General Manager

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Reviewed January 9, 2013

You got everything you could want right there except an indoor pool and hot tub.
Very nice place. - Comfortable beds - very clean - great view up on 6th floor.
Very nice staff and you get a shuttle to the airport.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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Thank SD11AK
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RL828, General Manager at Red Lion Hotel Boise Downtowner, responded to this reviewResponded January 11, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on your experience here at the Red Lion Hotel Boise Downtowner. We realize that you can stay anywhere and we thank you for choosing the Red Lion Hotel Boise Downtowner. We hope to see you again in the very near future and if there is anything we can do to help prepare for your next visit, do not hesitate to contact us directly.

Sincerely,
Ken Kester
General Manager

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Reviewed January 1, 2013

Stayed here one night at the end of August, after searching for a reasonably priced hotel close to downtown. The lobby is quiet and a bit dated, but front desk service is very friendly. The room was clean, comfortable and updated. It is close to downtown, but didn't feel particularly walkable because it's a few sketchy blocks from the central business district. Lots of free parking available on site.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled solo
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Thank RundleRock
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RL828, General Manager at Red Lion Hotel Boise Downtowner, responded to this reviewResponded January 11, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on your experience here at the Red Lion Hotel Boise Downtowner. We realize that you can stay anywhere and we thank you for choosing the Red Lion Hotel Boise Downtowner.

Ken Kester
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Reviewed December 23, 2012

We stayed here for the 1/2 Ironman triathlon in June. Very busy with athletes at the time. Good location to get to downtown at a lower price. Rooms are standard and clean. Staff were very helpful for storing bikes and gear. Not far to get to the river bikepath if you need to run or do some biking. Breakfast buffet is average but plenty of it. Would stay here again.

Room Tip: south facing is a better view
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  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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RL828, General Manager at Red Lion Hotel Boise Downtowner, responded to this reviewResponded January 29, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on your experience here at the Red Lion Hotel Boise Downtowner. We realize that you can stay anywhere and we thank you for choosing the Red Lion Hotel Boise Downtowner. We hope to see you again in the very near future and if there is anything we can do to help prepare for your next visit, do not hesitate to contact us directly.

Sincerely,
Ken Kester
General Manager

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Reviewed December 22, 2012

We have stayed here many times and have always found the staff to be warm and welcoming. The rooms are well-appointed and comfortable, and the beds are THE BEST!! We travel with our little dogs and we like the fact that there is a doggie relief area with doggie bag dispenser. And it's only a 5 block walk along residental streets to a park for families.

Room Tip: North side rooms have view of foothills.
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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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RL828, General Manager at Red Lion Hotel Boise Downtowner, responded to this reviewResponded January 11, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to write such wonderful comments about your recent stay with us at the Red Lion Hotel Boise. We are always thrilled when we are able to exceed the expectations of our guests. Exceeding your expectations is what we aim to do each and every time and knowing that we were able to achieve that for you pleases us.

We hope to see you again in the very near future and if there is anything we can do to help prepare for your next visit, do not hesitate to contact us directly.

Ken Kester
General Manager

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Reviewed December 7, 2012

This place has a dated interior, is a little musty and is hard to navigate with a lot of heavy luggage. The elevators can be difficult to find, and the entrances are limited and oddly placed. When I entered the room, I was pleasantly surprised: it was clean and had updated furnishings. The bed was comfortable and clean. In the morning I took a shower and the drain in the tub was clogged which made bathing extremely unpleasant. My overall experience in this hotel can be described as fair. The cost was approximately $90 before tax for a room with two queen beds which I would say was a little overpriced for a Tuesday evening in this hotel, especially for the location. There is only one restaurant next door which serves decent Chinese food, is open very late and has very friendly employees. I did not try the restaurant at the hotel because I arrived too late at night. The pool is outside and is closed during the winter months, apparently.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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RL828, General Manager at Red Lion Hotel Boise Downtowner, responded to this reviewResponded January 29, 2013

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 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.

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Additional Information about Red Lion Hotel Boise Downtowner

Address: 1800 W Fairview Ave, Boise, ID 83702-5123 (Formerly Doubletree Boise Downtowner)
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Location: United States > Idaho > Boise
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 Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#17 Family Hotel in Boise
#23 Business Hotel in Boise
Price Range: $90 - $172 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Red Lion Hotel Boise Downtowner 3*
Number of rooms: 182
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 
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