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“very helpful staffs that make it very convenient” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Red Lion Hotel and Conference Center-Seattle-Renton

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Red Lion Hotel and Conference Center-Seattle-Renton
Ranked #7 of 10 Hotels in Renton
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“very helpful staffs that make it very convenient”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2010

Staffs are excellent, willing to help genuinely with every aspect of your needs.Eventhough hotel was near airport free shuttle service makes it accessible to anywhere through railway line.The hotel was clean and rooms are large. Walmnart is close by with many restaurants at walking distant. In house restaurant serves good meals. Free Hi speed Wi Fi was great after spending for WiFi in other hotels.
No doubt I will stay there again if I travel to Seattle from Australia.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank nangsisiwin
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Gruberjc, Manager at Red Lion Hotel and Conference Center-Seattle-Renton, responded to this review, August 27, 2010
Dear Valued Guest-
We certainly appreciate your valuable feedback and thank you for taking the time to wire this detailed review of our hotel. We strive to recongnize our top performing assoicates and I will make sure to pass along this wonderful review to our staff. We hope to service you again in the near future.
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Cleanliness
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Bella Vista, Arkansas
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167 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2010

Took the hotel van over an hour to pick us up from Clay Lacy Aviation at Boeing field -- and then he wanted to pick up passengers at SeaTac before dropping us at the hotel. Rooms are old and In need of refurbishment. Old tube tv, small rooms, old worn furniture. Would not stay again.

  • Stayed June 2010
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Mike W
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sydney, australia
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2010

Was ok, we were firstly given an old room that was really terrible and requested a different room that wasn't overlooking air-con ducts. The 2nd room was...ok, old style room with old tv and decor ect but was clean.
The reception staff were really lovely and the bonus was the restaurant attached to the hotel "the yankee grill" and that the hotel bus takes you were you need to go in regards to the airport or train/bus station. Is a 30min drive to the city of Seattle.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank hollywoodchookie
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2010

I have stayed at this hotel on three different months for a culmination of 10 days.

Pros:
-Nice lobby area and recently renovated common area with soft plush carpet
-Complimentary WiFi
-Shuttle service to airport or to light rail transportation taking you to downtown Seattle
-Nice Excercise area with LCD TV's

Cons:
-Very slow WiFi (cannot adquately stream Netflix movies)
-Very dirty ceiling around the air ducts in the room
-Wallpaper peeling at the seams in multiple places
-Old tube TV's, and no inputs to connect a portable DVD player
-Pool and hot tub are outside (serioiusly... in Seattle...?)
-Some noise carry between rooms and fairly loud road noise

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Hertzdonut
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Walla Walla, Washington
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2010

Although, the pillows left something to be desired… the people at this hotel make all of the difference. A special shout out to Daniele, who not only shared sage advise regarding using the Light Rail but personally drove me to the station as the “regular” shuttle was running behind schedule. Her extra effort and advice took the hassle out of going downtown (Seattle) for a night on the town. The rest of the staff was also very upbeat and professional. Free wi-fi throughout the hotel also a big plus.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank avidtraveler2020
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Gruberjc, Manager at Red Lion Hotel and Conference Center-Seattle-Renton, responded to this review, June 9, 2010
Dear Guest- Thank so much for taking the time to write a positive comment about our customer service. Our staff is always striving to deliver exceptional customer service. I shared this with Danielle, and she was extremely excited and can't wait to see you again. We sincerely value your time with us! Thank you!
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Rockville, Maryland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 263 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2010

Here's the problem with being well located -- ten minutes from SeaTac Airport -- twenty minutes from the SuperMall -- 30 minutes from both downtown Tacoma and downtown Seattle. To make this possible, you have to have highways. We were at the crossing point of the 405 and the West Valley Freeway. It *did* get noisy -- but that's what you trade for the convenience.

Good highway access brought in many one-night travelers. And then there were the extra small rooms for guests who don't plan to stay long. I had one of the smaller rooms for three days, and to be honest, it was beginning to close in on me near the end of my visit. My room also looked like it had recently been refreshed with new carpets, wall coverings and fixtures. That made a *big* difference for me.

In any case, I took a few photos of my room. Thet should be attached.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Forest20851
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Gruberjc, Manager at Red Lion Hotel and Conference Center-Seattle-Renton, responded to this review, June 9, 2010
Thank you so much for sharing your positive experience with us! It is always a pleasure to know that our guests are experiencing satisfaction at our hotel as intended by management and staff. I am happy to report that we have renovated our lobby, some guest rooms and some amenities. Convenience is definetly important to all guests, and proud to say we are very conveniently located here in Renton. Thank you!
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Vancouver
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55 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2010

I stayed at the Holiday Inn Seattle/Renton for two nights, April 30th-May2 with my husband and 6 year old son. The hotel was easy to find and is right off I-405 and Highway 167. Check-in was easy and fast. The lady at the front desk who checked us in was really nice and asked if we wanted a room with two beds or one and also non-smoking/smoking. I told her I wanted two beds and non-smoking. She said no problem. The only room available was on the first floor. The other rooms with two beds were on the second floor, but she warned me that although those rooms were non-smoking, those rooms were previously smoking rooms that had been refreshed. So, I opted for the 1st floor room that she offered. There was ample free parking.

Our room was located near the elevator, so we could hear the elevator operating throughout the night. The room itself was spacious and clean. Our room had a shower only (no tub). There was a nice sized closet, small desk, and a couch with several lamps around the room. The door didn't seal well, so we could hear a lot of noise from the hallway and light also came him through the cracks in the door. The walls are thin and we could hear neighbors next door. Also, we could hear the person upstairs walking around. Probably kids, since it seemed like they were running around and we could hear thuds whenever one of them got up and walked around.

As for the shower, it was hard to find a warm temperature and pressure. It was either too hot or too cold. At least the bathroom was spacious. Shampoo and body lotion and soap were provided.

My husband said the wireless used in the room was old and super slow!! Our wireless at home is 40x faster!! The heater was loud and we decided not to use it at night. Our room faced the 405 freeway, so we could hear cars go by all night. But, it was pretty constant so it wasn't too bad.

Nearby the hotel, there are a number of car dealerships, Walmart, Popeye's, Chevron Gas, Wells Fargo, Applebee's, McDonalds, and a few Asian restaurants (Thai and Vietnamese). There is also an Uwajimaya (Asian Grocery Store) which we loved!

Overall, we had an average stay at this hotel. We were lucky to get the room through Priceline for a really great price ($42/night) because I would have been disappointed to pay full price. But, at that rate, I really can't complain.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank waiomaogirl
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Gruberjc, Front Office Manager at Red Lion Hotel and Conference Center-Seattle-Renton, responded to this review, May 20, 2010
Dear Guest- Thank you for helpful review. It looks like you had a lot of positive things to say about our hotel and provided us with some things we need to work on. We grately appreicate that. We just recently upgraded our internet speed. It's much faster. I apologize the noise from other guests, we will definitely arrange more frequent "walk arounds" in the entire building to ensure our guests are not distrubed. Thank you again.
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Property: Red Lion Hotel and Conference Center-Seattle-Renton
Address: 1 S Grady Way, Renton, WA 98057-2500 (Formerly Rainier Hotel and Conference Center)
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Location: United States > Washington > Renton
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 Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #7 of 10 Hotels in Renton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Red Lion Hotel and Conference Center-Seattle-Renton 3*
Number of rooms: 226
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Full service hotel located convenient to Sea-Tac Airport, Bellvue, and downtown Seattle. Experienced and friendly staff eager to assist in making your stay at the Rainier Hotel and Conference Center one to remember. The Yankee Grill is located off the lobby, and is one of the areas best dining venues; serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner with a variety of handmade, delicious, creations! ... more   less 
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