This was our second stay at a Spokane WA Red Lion. Last year we stayed at the Red Lion next to Riverfront Park. We decided to give the sister hotel a try, as it seemed a quieter, adult-friendly location.
This hotel is situated adjacent to the Gonzaga University campus. The plus side is that the walkways and grounds are shared and absolutely wonderful to walk. The down side - if it really is a downside - is that it makes the hotel very desirable for the student's families. It wasn't an issue, for us. Most of the younger kids stayed at the other hotel (more family-friendly pool!).
Check-in was slow. The staff were friendly, however. No elevators so, if you have mobility issues, let the staff know and they'll assist you with your luggage. It's only two storeys, so, it's no big deal. We booked into a King Premium room, overlooking, what I call, the "tanning pool". This is a small, rather shallow pool that seems geared more toward catching "rays" than actually swimming. It's, also, where the hot tub is located. If you want a regular pool, you need to walk to the far south-east section of the hotel. It's a nice pool, though, and is worth investigating.
Our room was typical "Red Lion". As a Premium, it was a bit larger than out last room. That was nice. It was clean and everything worked well. The a/c worked great! We were in Spokane during a heat wave and this was a big deal. The mattress was only so-so.
There's a standard bathroom. Fixtures were fine and everything was clean. Full-size tub.
The parking was free and convenient. The wifi was ok. Caught Happy Hour at the "Ripples" restaurant. Ok. Friendly server.
The location suited our needs. Less than 10 minutes to Northern Quest Casino. Walking distance to downtown and Riverfront Park. It was great!
As with our previous Red Lion stay, housekeeping was a bit of an issue. On our second day, of our three-day stay, we had to call housekeeping at 4:00 pm to come "turn" our room. While they sent someone promptly, they only did a cursory job, without restocking any of the amenities or doing any real cleaning. We tip. Everyday. If they'd have done a proper job, I wouldn't have mentioned it, here.
Nonetheless, it was a nice enough stay and, given the affordable room rate, it was worthwhile.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Red Lion River Inn is a quiet urban hideaway nestled along the beautiful north bank of the Spokane River in Spokane Washington. Just steps from Riverfront Park and the Centennial Trail, our guests have easy access to Gonzaga University, the Convention Center, and the INB Performing Arts Center as well as Spokane's best shopping, entertainment, restaurants and the downtown business district. We are also close to Spokane Veterans Arena and 10 miles from Spokane International Airport.Each of our guests can be assured of friendly Northwest hospitality and exceptional service. We offer 245 tastefully appointed, contemporary rooms and suites furnished with comfort in mind. Other comforts include Red Lion's signature beds featuring Sealy pillowtop mattresses and Eco Fresh Environmentally Responsible Products (ERP). Deluxe rooms feature king-sized beds with beautiful river views. All rooms include complimentary wi-fi and also complimentary parking and airport transportation.If resort-style fun is what you're looking for, activities abound with two seasonal outdoor pools and a fitness center as well as volleyball, tennis and basketball courts available for your pleasure. For your next event, our 2,800 square feet of meeting space can accommodate groups of up to 250.We offer Red Lion's signature Roaring Start Breakfast... and don't forget, kids 10 and younger eat free with each adult. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Red Lion River Hotel Spokane
- Red Lion Spokane
- Spokane Red Lion