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Hotel RL Olympia by Red Lion
Ranked #5 of 9 Hotels in Olympia
San Francisco, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Good value and food, huge property!”
Reviewed April 9, 2013

I was assigned a room in one end of the building, so it was a long walk from the concierge to my room. I need to send some faxes, so I was like having several 200-metre round-trip walk in one night. Having said that, the hotel was located next to a small lake with a beautiful view. It was only 5-minute drive to the Olympia downtown. The room was clean and tidy. The restaurant served pretty good food. I had some tasty buffalo wings for dinner. The buffet breakfast was very adequate with eggs, bacon, pastries, juices and coffee. It was a value for money stay.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed April 8, 2013

This hotel is somewhat dated, but has a great location and beautiful grounds overlooking the lake, near to many restaurants and shopping. The breakfast buffet is a good value-- not a great variety, but for $8 definitely filling. The beds are very comfortable, as are the rooms, and we found the staff to be quite friendly and accommodating. We had a family reunion here, and will definitely return.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Littleton, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed March 22, 2013

My reservations for the Red Lion Olympia were made by a travel planner who had examined my groups meeting locations and nearby hotel prices. Since we were staying as a group, I didn't complain despite my slight wariness. We enjoyed the hotel lounge on a Sunday afternoon to discuss our upcoming business and more, and I'd recommend the salmon that we ate for dinner in the dinning room that night. The rooms were clean and good sized, the beds were comfortable, and the staff was pleasant. There was free internet, too. My needs were met without any problems - which is what I want in any hotel. I liked it fine. I also registerd for the Red Lion R&R Club, which gives 250 airline miles for each night, which is a nice benefit.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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Reviewed March 5, 2013

The Red Lion Hotel in Olympia is a fine hotel for overnight stays, events, or for a vacation period. The staff is incredibly friendly, hospitable and the grounds could not be more beautiful. Located above lovely Capitol Lake, you are likely to glimpse a deer or a soaring eagle looking for a nosh. What's more, the price of the over-sized rooms is very affordable. When in Olympia, consider making your first stop the Red Lion Hotel!

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed February 24, 2013

While we couldn't see the lake from our room, it's a great view from the restaurant and bar.

Lovely beds and linens, like sleeping on a cloud. Very clean and nice.

Kinda tricky to get to. We stayed here for a weekend of antiquing and visiting nearby Little Creek Casino.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 23, 2013

Comfortable room, friendly staff. Not the easiest hotel to get to, but well worth it once you find it. Prepare to make a quick right turn off Cooper Point Rd.! Meeting space is good and the meals are well prepared and priced very competitively.

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Maple Falls, Washington
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Reviewed February 22, 2013

We loved the serene, beautiful park-like setting of this urban hotel. There was a lovely view of the lake off our own balcony. The room was spacious with a small sofa, coffee table and work desk. The room was bright, inviting and everything was very clean. We loved the comfy bed and the nice linens.
The staff was friendly and very helpful. There was a party going on quite late in the room below us that spilled out on the patio below. I finally called the desk and someone came and spoke to them within a few minutes.
I would highly recommend this hotel and will definitely stay there if I visit Olympia again.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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Property: Hotel RL Olympia by Red Lion
Address: 2300 Evergreen Park Dr SW, Olympia, WA 98502-6008 (Formerly WestCoast)
Location: United States > Washington > Olympia
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:
Ranked #5 of 9 Hotels in Olympia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel RL Olympia by Red Lion 3*
Number of rooms: 193
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At the Hotel RL Olympia by Red Lion we put you close to the heart of the city, and near all the best experiences. We have stunning views of Capitol Lake and surrounding wooded areas, set on 12 lush acres. With upgraded, newly renovated, hotel amenities and features including convenient travel packages, we provide you with a satisfying hotel stay guaranteed. Each of our spacious 193 Olympia accommodations offers premium amenities, modern comfort, and casual luxury for all travelers. Pillow-top mattresses and tripled-sheeted beds let you sleep easy. Our newly renovated guest rooms include all the hotel amenities travelers need, from free Wi-Fi to microwaves and refrigerators, we keep our traveler in mind. We're even a pet-friendly hotel. Let your dog out to sprint down Olympia's many lakeside trails. From recently renovated onsite dining to spacious meeting facilities, our hotel in Olympia equips any traveler with what they need for a perfect stay. Whether you're here for business or exploration, you'll find that the state capital is a hotbed of activity. From shopping to annual events, there's always something to do at Hotel RL Olympia. Introducing the Living Stage: From lectures to performances to hands-on demonstrations, The Living Stage at Hotel RL invites people from all walks of life to share their knowledge and passion for community awareness, health, creativity and innovation. Designed to ignite conversations and promote a deeper understanding of the world around us, The Living Stage incorporates authors, artists, musicians, community leaders, local start-ups and more. Responsible Travel: We believe everyone deserves to sleep with a roof over his or her head. It is estimated that on any given night in US, more than 600,000 people experience homelessness. As members of the lodging industry, we believe it is our duty to act. Project Wake Up Call is the response. Learn more about Project Wake Up Call and its Olympia partner: SideWalk. ... more   less 
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