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Red Lion Hotel Bellevue
Ranked #17 of 29 Hotels in Bellevue
Vancouver, Washington
Level 5 Contributor
92 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Left a lot to be desired”
Reviewed January 7, 2010

This is a budget accomodation in Bellevue. Very close to downtown, but this is also very close to the freeway. The sheets weren't very nice (burn holes in them). Dining room closed early, so we went to a nearby hotel (across the parking lot) and ate there. Wouldn't stay here again, as there are other places that are nicer and cheaper.

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed December 12, 2009

It was a fine place. Clean, comfortable, everything worked. Good location, easy to get to and to get on/off the freeway. Good restaurant -- the room included a $20 coupon for breakfast which was unexpected. I asked for some lotion in the morning and it was sent up right away.

I went through Expedia so the cost was lower than it would otherwise have been, so it was very affordable.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled on business
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San Francisco, CA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed November 6, 2009

I told them I was coming with three other women and we wanted to share a room. They gave us a room with two DOUBLE beds-not queens-DOUBLES. We needed a bottom floor and when we got there they said it was the only one left with two beds. Overall, it was very frustrating that after being told several weeks in advance that there were 4 of us in a room and we needed two beds, that they would give us double beds. I didn't even know hotels still had them. Not happy at all-they really should have planned for us to be in two queens.

Plus, The beds were so soft that they were angled and dented in the middle. I spent the whole night rolling into into my friend. The pillows were fine. The tub wouldn't drain and the sink didn't have hot water. When I got out of the shower the next morning I picked up my towel to find it stained (at least I hope it was only stained and that they didn't give me a dirty towel-ewwww).

Pick a different hotel!

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled with friends
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seattle, wa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed October 9, 2009

The Red Lion Inn is the hotel of choice when my company needs to book a conference center for presentations. The rooms are clean, spacious, and most, if not all, have recently been revamped. Conveniently located next to I-5, a short walk to the Bellevue public transportation hub, and very close to downtown Bellevue. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay there and will do it again, especially at the low price I paid.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled on business
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Springfield, OR
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed October 8, 2009

The hotel looked much more run down/old from the outside than it actually was from the inside. It had a nicely decorated room, although I would suggest a room not on the ground floor as we had people walking past our patio door during the day. Security was pretty good, though, with an extra bar on the door to prevent break-ins. The woman who checked us in was ok, but she made us just standing there waiting for her to do some paperwork, and I felt a little ignored. The location was a little out of downtown next to the freeway (on Google Maps it actually has you in the middle of the freeway for that address, which isn't correct but close). if you want easy freeway access, it was a good place to stay. We stayed there for the FREE PARKING, which we were grateful in an over-priced city where it would have cost $16 per day to park at the Hyatt 9 blocks away. We were offered $20 off breakfast coupons, but decided to use the fridge in our room for bagels in stead as I heard from other reviewers the food wasn't good at the restaurant. Overall, though, it was a nice stay, we would go again for the price alone if we had to stay in Bellevue.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled on business
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Orlando, FL
2 reviews
Reviewed October 5, 2009

Let's just list some of my concerns about the red lion:
Mold in the shower
burned out light bulbs
wallpaper that was peeling off the walls
lumpy bed combined with uncomfortable pillows
loudest heater ever!
nickle and dime you every chance they get

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled on business
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Western New York
1 review
Reviewed August 27, 2009

Centrally located in Bellevue with easy access to rapid highways to all points, yet, hidden in wonderful foliage giving a county feeling. The low two story buildings with plenty of free parking, restaurant, bar and swimming pool create a relaxed atmosphere. Free Wi-Fi worked well with laptop and iPod Touch. Breakfast buffet was plentiful and good. Service was warm and friendly. Stayed seven nights at $99. per night average on summer sale. Was a satisfying stay.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
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Property: Red Lion Hotel Bellevue
Address: 11211 Main St, Bellevue, WA 98004-6405
Location: United States > Washington > Bellevue
Amenities:
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 Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#12 Business Hotel in Bellevue
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Red Lion Hotel Bellevue 3*
Number of rooms: 181
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
With easy access from Interstates 90 and 405, the Red Lion Hotel Bellevue in Bellevue Washington is minutes away from Bellevue Square's 200 stores and boutiques, the business district and Meydenbauer Convention Center as well as local attractions and activities including golf, skiing, sailing, tennis and jogging trails. Downtown Seattle is just nine miles from the hotel, making it easy to visit favorites like the Space Needle, Pike Place Market and Pioneer Square or enjoy Seahawks football and Mariners baseball. We are also conveniently located just 3 miles from Bellevue Community College, 8 miles East of the University of Washington and Seattle University and 17 miles North of Seattle Tacoma International Airport.We are a full-service hotel with 181 guest rooms decorated in a boutique-style with over-stuffed pillows, comforters and maple furnishings. Amenities feature Red Lion's signature plush pillowtop bedding, EcoFresh Environmentally Responsible Products (ERP), complimentary wi-fi and televisions with over 50 stations including ESPN and CNN. Other amenities include a state-of-the-art business center, fully-equipped fitness center, seasonal outdoor pool, Hertz car rental office and complimentary parking. For your next meeting or event, our 5,750 square feet of meeting space can accommodate groups of up to 450.Join us in Jonah's Restaurant and Lounge for breakfast, lunch or dinner. We also offer Red Lion's signature Roaring Start Breakfast Buffet... and don't forget, kids 10 and younger eat free with each adult. ... more   less 
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