First I want to cover the good. Every staff member I met was helpful and nice. I cannot complain about customer service. Check in was nice. The desk person moved us to a double queen room instead of a single. When I asked a cleaning person for something they were courteous and nice. There is an outdoor pool(closed for the season) and a small workout room with TV , treadmills, eliptical, and dumbells with an adjustable bench. Sadly that was about it for the good.
First we checked in pretty late in the evening. We were all dressed for bed and when I tried to turn on the TV it did not work. I found that it was unplugged. I had to have my wife hold the TV while I crammed my arm behind the large cabinet and grab the cord to plug it in. It was a heavy cabinet and I was barely able to move it enough to get to the cable.
When we did get it plugged in I noticed that many of the supposed channels that are listed as available were not. Now, we don't watch much TV, but I checked the channels and less than half were there. No HBO or any other premium channels despite them being listed. The program guide in the rooms information folder had channels listed that were out of date and totally inaccurate. When we finally did get channels they were pixelized, bad audio, and none were clear at all. In the morning for some reason they were better and my somewhat sick daughter did get to watch some Spongebob.
In the morning my youngest daughter and I went for breakfast at the "All you can eat Buffet". Now I'm a guy who likes to eat. This buffet was less impressive than many Continental Breakfasts. No waffles, no bacon, no hash browns, no eggs benedict, no nothing worthy of a buffet. We had Apples, oatmeal packets, bread, bagels, English muffins, yogurt cups, scrambled eggs, sausage links. coffee. That was about it. Did that sound like a weak Continental Breakfast to you? Me too. Definitely not worth the $5 it cost me. For free it would have been great. Honestly when i pay for a 3 Star Hotel I kind of expect good free breakfast. I guess not. I've honestly done much better and 2 and 2.5 star places.
The room was ok. Nothing special. Beds were nice. The TV that didn't work very well was only a 26" flat screen that was in a cabinet for a tube tv. This made it un-viewable from side angles. Kind of a thoughtless redesign. My wife thought the toilet had hair on it or something. It turns out it was just old and had cracks in the paint. 3 star hotel? Overall it was a clean and nice room with an extra chair. It just wasn't anything better than rooms for a lower star rating. Worse than some in fact.
Overall it was an OK nights stay. It was just not worth the money or the star rating of the hotel. I have wanted to try the Red Lion before and when I got the deal on Priceline I thought, cool it's still more expensive than other places but it's probably really nice. In reality I wish I'd have gone to the Super 8 we usually go to or even Motel 6.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Conveniently located directly on Highway 101, the Red Lion Hotel Coos Bay Oregon is the Bay Area's premier full-service hotel. Just six blocks north of Coos Bay City Center and 10 minutes from the airport via our complimentary hotel transportation, you'll find that ocean beaches, fishing charters, whale watching and shopping are all just minutes away.Our 144 spacious non-smoking guest rooms feature all the amenities you would expect and more, including complimentary wi-fi, Red Lion's signature plush pillowtop bedding,digital satellite TV and complimentary HBO. Enjoy our seasonal outdoor pool and hot tub or work away your stress in our fitness room. We can also help you find where to charter a fishing boat, play golf, go bowling or find the best beaches to walk on, and of course, your pets are welcome. We offer Red Lion's signature Roaring Start Breakfast Buffet... And don't forget, kids 6 and younger eat free with each adult. Our Brickstones Restaurant features Steaks, Chicken, and Seafood unique to the Pacific Northwest. With over 5,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, the Red Lion Hotel Coos Bay is also able to accommodate your next conference or special occasion for up to 200 guests. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Red Lion Coos Bay
- Coos Bay Red Lion