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“Close to baseball field” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Red Lion Hotel Kelso/Longview

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Red Lion Hotel Kelso/Longview
Ranked #4 of 7 Hotels in Kelso
Portland, Oregon
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11 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Close to baseball field”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013

This is the second time we have stayed at this Red Lion.
The positives: Our double queen premium room was huge! Even the bathroom was large with spacious counter space. The furnishings and decorations were very tasteful and modern. Last time we stayed here at the end of our stay we discovered someone else's food under the bed. This time there was a little sign under the beds that said "yes, we checked here". I thought that was a nice touch. The breakfast was great and the children enjoyed the pool. The closest hotel to Tom 'O Shanter ball fields which was super convenient. The check in staff was pleasant and we were asked several times (while waiting) if we needed anything which was nice.
The negatives: We checked in at 5pm and our room wasn't ready.The hallway has a very unpleasant odor to it (I remember the same odor from last year) almost like rotten garbage although my husband thought it smelled like bad fish. The bathroom had long wet hair in a clump on the floor, gross! The light switches were visibly dirty as well as the bathroom door. I would never take a bath, or bathe my children in the bathtub because it didn't look clean. The sheets didn't stay on the beds. I know these are little things but I feel like this hotel could do a better job cleaning the rooms.
Overall you get more than you pay for here...huge room, great breakfast, location. However, I would be willing to pay for more a cleaner room.

Room Tip: Go for the Premium Queen rooms, especially if traveling with children.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank CMScrapping
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Coquille, Oregon
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35 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2013

Our room came with a full breakfast for a reasonable rate. The front desk clerk was very nice and friendly when we checked in. It's near a little shopping center and restaurants. Everything was nice except the shower. I'm not sure if the little switch to change from shower to bath and vice-versa was broken but it was difficult to use. I like taking a hot bath at the end of the day and the water was not hot - only warm. The motel was certainly ok for a night's stay.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank maureen711
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Cave Creek, Arizona
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225 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2013

On our way to Mt. St. Helens we decided to stop at the Red Lion on a Sunday night. This hotel looked somewhat worn & the restaurant & lounge were closed (we arrived about 5 PM). The hotel staff appeared to be working because they had to not enjoying the day.

Our room was just average nothing stood out except that it, like the hotel, appeared in need of a facelift.

The location off of I5 was great with several restaurants nearby.

We stay at many hotels & this is just another one.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Scott L
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La Mesa
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15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2013

Hotel was clean, and all I needed was a place to put our luggage and sleep. I was disappointed that the staff had neglected to replace the coffee when the room was cleaned. I didn't get my morning coffee the first morning. Big rooms, large bathrooms, plenty of outlets for what I needed.
One thing to be aware of...there is no elevator here. Be prepared to take the stairs if you are on the second floor. But the staff is helpful in getting your bags to your room.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank D G
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Alameda, California, United States
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38 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2013

I think there needs to be more notice given that this hotel has no elevator. There is no way a hotel can be three stars or higher without an elevator. The hotel is simply average in all respects, deserving three stars, except for the lack of an elevator.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Charles H
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RL_Customer_Care, Corporate Customer Care Department at Red Lion Hotel Kelso/Longview, responded to this review, June 21, 2013
I would like to apologize for any inconveniences you experienced during your stay. I would like to apologize for the elevator being out during your stay and that you were not made aware of this prior to your stay. We appreciate you taking the time to rate our hotel based on the experience during your stay. You are a valued guest and we hope to better serve you during your next stay.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2013 via mobile

Simple room, but very nice bed and good layout, excellent service. The bathroom was a bit noisy, oddly, but the shower was the best we've had in a while. Breakfast was not complimentary, but the room was cheap enough that we were happy to use our savings elsewhere.

  • Stayed May 2013
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2013

Excellent food and prices , slept like a baby, ice machine and health room for workout was excellent and available, rooms were well taken care of and clean, t.v. could use cable, swimming pools are clean and comfortable

Room Tip: 100 Section of rooms is convenient to everything
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank PatriciaCainPagel
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Property: Red Lion Hotel Kelso/Longview
Address: 510 Kelso Drive, Kelso, WA 98626
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Location: United States > Washington > Kelso
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 Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 7 Hotels in Kelso
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Red Lion Hotel Kelso/Longview 3*
Number of rooms: 161
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Red Lion Hotel & Conference Center - Kelso/Longview in beautiful Kelso Washington is conveniently located off I-5 just 40 miles north of Portland, Oregon, 50 minutes from Portland International Airport and five minutes from Kelso Airport. Nearby you'll find shopping at Three Rivers Mall, Triangle Shopping Center, antique and outlet malls and casinos. You'll also find Mount St. Helens, Ape Caves and Lake Merwin a short drive away. For a nominal charge, we can arrange transportation to and from Portland International Airport.Our 161 spacious guest rooms and two suites feature all the modern amenities you'd expect including Red Lion's signature plush Sealy pillowtop bedding, EcoFresh Environmentally Responsible Products (ERP), complimentary wi-fi, complimentary parking and fitness facilities. Guests can also enjoy our seasonal outdoor pool and children's pool and a year-round whirlpool. Fishing, golf, bowling, water-skiing and sailing are all nearby.We offer Red Lion's signature Roaring Start Breakfast Buffet... And don't forget, kids 10 and younger eat free with each adult. The Pacific Grill is open for lunch, and the Scoreboard Lounge features a dinner menu, food and drinks with live entertainment on occasion.With 10,000 square feet of flexible meeting and banquet space, we can accommodate up to 600 guests for your next conference or special occasion. For business or pleasure, the Red Lion Hotel & Conference Center - Kelso/Longview is committed to care, comfort and value. ... more   less 
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