We knew what we were getting into and hadn;t expected much. We actually had a quite nice time. The hotel is a bit tired but the beds were comfortable, room was clean. We were not bothered by the trains as some say. We usually turn on the A/C or fan anywhere we stay, so not a problem. We were paying by Priceline, which means you often get the room near the doors or a view of the garbage. Our room did face the ballroom or large meeting room and there was a pretty good size party going on but it ended by midnight and we stay up late, so no problem.
The area is beautiful, the riverwalk was gorgeous at sunset. We loved watching the boats and it was a wonderful night. We never knew the walk was there, so it was a great surprise and to take a hike to the fort was awesome. Families and couples all out enjoying the nice night. Would stay there again. Just understand it is an older property and although the staff were polite, nothing special. Food choices were not plentiful. Higher end properties and Joes Crab Shack but not a lot of choice, easy to get to things in the area by car.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Red Lion Hotel Vancouver at the Quay is located on the Columbia River in Vancouver, Washington. The hotel is less than a mile west of the Interstate Bridge on the I-5 on the Washington/Oregon border. It is easily accessed from the I-5, travelling North or South (EXIT 1-C). In addition to waterfront guest rooms, meeting and event space, the Red Lion Hotel Vancouver at the Quay also features a full service Restaurant and Lounge with live music every Friday and Saturday night. The cover charge is free to our hotel guests. The Renaissance Trail, which runs alongside the hotel property, paralell to the river, is a four mile paved path for your choice of walking, jogging, cycling or strolling. Esther Short Park and the Vancouver Farmer's Market are also in walking distance from the hotel. Besides the Quay Restaurant and Bar, there are many other great Restaurant choices close by. There are countless options for local shopping from antique stores in downtown Vancouver to the Vancouver Mall to Portland's metropolitan shopping experience. We are only a ten minute drive from downtown Portland and fifteen minutes from the Portland International Airport. We do offer a free shuttle to and from the PDX Airport and the Vancouver Amtrak station. Our hotel features 160 guest rooms, including two Riverview suites with Jetted tubs and one suite with a full kitchen. Many of our rooms offer an exquisite view of the Columbia River and year round access to the River Deck. We have a heated outdoor pool for seasonal use with an ADA lift making the pool accessible to all of our guests. We have a guest computer, printer, onsite laundry, an exercise room, vending machines and newspapers available for guest use. Each room has free internet access, a refrigerator, microwave, coffeemaker and ample amenities to ensure comfort throughout your stay. We are excited to present a crisp new look with our recently upgraded bedding. Our neatly made pillow top beds look more inviting than ever! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Red Lion Hotel Vancouver
- Red Lion Vancouver
- Vancouver Red Lion