The hotel definitely looks run down from the outside, but the rooms are surprisingly nice. Very comfortable bed (though the sheets were a tad scratchy) and nice bathroom with granite counter and great tile flooring. The wireless internet is definitely a great feature.
A few cautions:
There is no in-room safe and the safes available at the front desk are very tiny. I had wanted to store my laptop, but ended up carrying it around with me to all my meetings. The front desk staff were not terribly helpful and didn't seem to care. They told me that if I left it with them at the desk or in my room that they could not guarantee that an employee wouldn't steal it! I was floored.
The front desk staff are also unreliable when it comes to packages. I had a Fed Ex package that needed to go out, and they said they would call for a pick up. 2 days later I saw my package still sitting on the floor of the front desk area - they had never called. I had to call myself.
The hotel restaurant is not great -- just average food. There are lots of fabuolous restraurants in Bellevue - eat at one of those instead.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Red Lion Hotel Bellevue, Washington is adjacent to I405 and I 90, and minutes away the Bellevue business district and Meydenbauer Convention Center, Bellevue Square Mall's 200 stores & boutiques, and countless other local attractions. Downtown Seattle is a short 9 mile drive, making it effortless to visit favorites like the Space Needle, Pike Place Market, Pioneer Square, the Seahawks’ CenturyLink Field, and the Mariners’ Safeco Field. We are also located just 4 miles from Bellevue College, 8 miles East of the University of Washington & Seattle University and 17 miles North of Seattle Tacoma International Airport. Our property is a full-service hotel with 181 comfortable guest rooms and Jonah’s Restaurant and Lounge. Guests enjoy a complimentary 24 hour shuttle service to destinations within a 3 mile radius of the hotel, free wi-fi, a business center, a fitness center, a seasonal outdoor pool, Hertz car rental office, manicured grounds, & convenient on-site parking. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Red Lion Bellevue
- Bellevue Red Lion