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Red Lion Hotel Boise Downtowner
Ranked #16 of 58 Hotels in Boise
Certificate of Excellence
Peculiar, MO
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
17 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 16 July 2014 via mobile

We got into Boise late & tired. So we were happy to have had a good nights sleep here the room was very nice clean and comfortable bed Staff was nice pleasant and courteous I wish we had more time to enjoy the pool And exercise room. Very reasonable with Priceline would stay again if in Idaho

Stayed July 2014
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RL828, General Manager at Red Lion Hotel Boise Downtowner, responded to this review, 29 July 2014
Thank you so much for taking the time to submit a review on our property and your time with us. We value the input of all of our guests and are very pleased to know that we were able to exceed your expectations.

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Boise, Idaho
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Reviewed 12 July 2014

Friends from Texas came to visit us so we decided to make our own stay-cation while they were here in Boise. We booked a room next to theirs on the 6th floor of the Red Lion Downtowner. On July 4th we got the evening started at Characters...the sports bar inside the hotel. Dinner was great and so was the service. TV's are everywhere so if you're into sports you won't miss any action. After dinner we went up to the room and sat on the balcony to watch the fireworks. Incredible show especially from the 6th floor. The next morning we headed straight to the pool. Everyone at the hotel was very friendly and helpful to our friends providing them with info about places they could visit downtown when we weren't around to lead the tour. Just a note to say thanks to the staff of the Red Lion for making our stay-cation one to remember and for showing our friends the best of Idaho hospitality

Room Tip: Ask for a room in the tower for a great view especially from the balcony
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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RL828, General Manager at Red Lion Hotel Boise Downtowner, responded to this review, 31 July 2014
We were thrilled to know that you had a great time with us during your recent stay. Thank you for taking the time to write such wonderful comments about our staff and hotel.
Thank you for writing about your positive experience on Trip Advisor and recommend our hotels to others! We appreciate the support!
Sincerely,
Ken Kester
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Milton Freewater, Oregon
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
Reviewed 30 June 2014

Everything was great about this hotel except they only have one person in the bar to help you. He had to take food orders and deliver and make drinks. The bar was fairly busy and the bartender needed a waitress to help with service. The magnetic keycard opener on the pool door was broken so we had to walk around to the other side to get into the pool. They wouldn't pay someone overtime to come fix the opener. Not really a big deal though.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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RL828, General Manager at Red Lion Hotel Boise Downtowner, responded to this review, 31 July 2014
It was a great pleasure reading the thorough review you wrote about our property recently. The points you addressed are very understandable and we appreciate you bringing them to our attention.

Ken Kester
General Manager
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Redmond, Washington
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2014

I have stayed in this hotel twice since my son and his wife moved to Boise. Very convenient to downtown and all Boise has to offer. Hotel is clean, staff pleasant, buffet breakfast is a good deal. The carpet is the hallways seems a tad worn but that would be my only complaint. I will absolutely stay there again.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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RL828, General Manager at Red Lion Hotel Boise Downtowner, responded to this review, 31 July 2014
Thank you so much for taking the time to submit a review on our property and your time with us. We value the input of all of our guests and are very pleased to know that we were able to exceed your expectations.

We do hope that you will come and visit us again and if there is anything we can do to assist you with your next reservation, please do not hesitate to contact us directly.
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Singapore, Singapore
Level 6 Contributor
175 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2014

highly value for money. check in was quick and efficient. we were also able to choose the which floor we would like the rooms to be. the driver doing the airport transfer was friendly and entertaining. breakfast variety could improve though. it gets boring after the third day

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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RL828, General Manager at Red Lion Hotel Boise Downtowner, responded to this review, 31 July 2014
Thank you so much for taking the time to submit a review on our property and your time with us. We value the input of all of our guests and are very pleased to know that we were able to exceed your expectations.
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Nampa, Idaho
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2014

Check in was friendly and efficient. The beds are still sooooooooooo comfy. I had trouble adjusting the temperature (not their fault I'm under 5 feet tall and can't see what I'm doing), so I called and they sent someone right up who showed me what to do and then set it himself to my specifications. Furniture and fixtures were in good repair and new. Wifi was so easy to use that my husband was even able to get himself online with no trouble! We had the Roaring Start breakfast (breakfast buffet for $5.99 per person). My kids had fruit, cereal & toast (although the cereal selection is, as usual, sparse and not chosen with children in mind!); my husband and I had scrambled eggs, bacon and breakfast potatoes, all well-cooked and seasoned, and delicious. We actually visited the pool for the first time; I was surprised to see a mechanical device for lowering wheelchair-bound guests into the pool. The pool is quite small and was cooler than I prefer, but the spa was a dream!

My husband had to take the shuttle to work our second morning; the staff was helpful in making sure he got on OK--he's blind and would have had trouble knowing where the shuttle was waiting for him.

The dining room staff was great that morning; I was busy with my own and my son's breakfasts, and the gentleman in charge of restocking took the time to help my daughter retrieve her bagel from the toaster and get butter and other toppings for it.

Checkout was not as smooth; there was a good-sized conference moving in and there were only 2 people on the desk with people checking in and out all at once. I was in a hurry and ended up just having to drop my keys on the desk and run.

Room Tip: If you can get a tower room facing north, you should have a good view.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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RL828, General Manager at Red Lion Hotel Boise Downtowner, responded to this review, 31 July 2014
Thank you so much for the wonderful feedback on your recent stay. We are thrilled to know that we were able to exceed your expectations and we’re delighted that you took the time to post this feedback.
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Central Valley, CA
Level 6 Contributor
171 reviews
95 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2014

I presumed the Downtowner was downtown. I found it to be located in a somewhat desolate area on the far western fringe of "downtown." It is a stretch to consider it downtown. Anything of note in the city center is a long eight blocks walk from the hotel. Plus another two blocks walk to the main restaurant and entertainment center. The city center is very safe, vibrant and an enjoyable place to be. However, the Red Lion is hardly in the "center of it all" as the name may imply. You may need a taxi which is about $6 each way, but well worth it. Otherwise the hotel was fine. The room was large, comfortable, and well supplied. The only view I had was a direct view into the rooms in the east wing. Keep your curtains closed. If I were to stay again I would insist on an exterior view.

Room Tip: Request a room with an exterior view. Avoid the even numbers in the west wing. And I would assume th...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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RL828, General Manager at Red Lion Hotel Boise Downtowner, responded to this review, 31 July 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write a review on your experience here at the Red Lion Hotel Boise Downtowner. We realize that you can stay anywhere and we thank you for choosing the Red Lion Hotel Boise Downtowner. We hope to see you again in the very near future and if there is anything we can do to help prepare for your next visit, do not hesitate to contact us directly.

Sincerely,
Ken Kester
General Manager
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Property: Red Lion Hotel Boise Downtowner
Address: 1800 W Fairview Ave, Boise, ID 83702-5123 (Formerly Doubletree Boise Downtowner)
Region: United States > Idaho > Boise
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#17 Family Hotel in Boise
#23 Business Hotel in Boise
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Red Lion Hotel Boise Downtowner 3*
Number of rooms: 182
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
An ideal location in the center of everything and conveniently located off I-184 in the core of downtown Boise, Red Lion Hotel Boise Downtowner is just 15 minutes from the airport via our free airport transportation. Take a short drive to the State Capitol, the Boise Convention Center and many other popular attractions. We're just minutes away from the beautiful Boise River and Boise State University.182 fully renovated, comfortable guest rooms and two spacious suites welcome you to our seven-story, full-service property. Guest rooms feature 37" flat-screen televisions, microwaves, mini-refrigerators, phones and coffeemakers. Complimentary wi-fi is also available throughout the hotel, including all guest and meeting spaces. Take advantage our fitness center, whirlpool and swimming pool and take some time to explore Boise's Greenbelt jogging path, just steps away. Seven golf courses, shopping, skiing, rafting and the great Idaho outdoors are all close by.With 8,000 square feet of flexible meeting and banquet space, the Red Lion Hotel Boise Downtowner is a full service convention hotel able to accommodate up to 250 guests for your next conference or special occasion.This hotel offers a range of dining options, including a'la carte restaurant dining from an abbreviated menu to a cozy lounge in which to order appetizers and a beverage to enjoy with your Café2Go purchases. All select service hotels feature the Roaring Start Breakfast Buffet, Café2Go and catering services. ... more   less 
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