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Red Lion Hotel Kelso/Longview
Ranked #5 of 7 Hotels in Kelso
Reviewed 29 May 2012

I travelled overseas on business to Longview. As I arrived in the evening, I was greeted by a phone call advising that my booking, which was organised over a week prior to my trip, was cancelled due to my room being taken by a walk in. Fortunately there was vacancy at another Hotel. I returned the second night as it was closer to where I wanted to be and found the room to be great and had a good nights sleep.

So while it was a poor start, likely due to a school baseball championship which just happened to coincide with my visit, I would attempt to stay there again.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 25 May 2012

We have stayed here twice now on our way to various locations in Oregon! Love that they take dogs. Rooms are really clean, beds are comfy. I have no complaints at all. We will stay here again the next time we travel through!

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank SC1982
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Reviewed 29 December 2011

Average hotel room, but very comfortable. Friendly service, beer fridge/microwave in room along with big windows looking outside. The hotel has a warm, welcoming feeling. We had a great stay!

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled with family
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6  Thank kiri_angel
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Reviewed 27 November 2011

We asked for a quiet room and had one until early in the morning when someone's dog started barking in the hallway and rudely woke us up. The buffet breakfast at $5.99 per person is okay. The room could do with better lighting as it was hard to find switches to put on the lights. Beds were okay and the room was large. I was a bit surprised to see bottled water being offered at $2 per bottle.

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank CndnGuider
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Reviewed 12 November 2011

We stayed over the weekend.The restaurant and bar are closed on Sunday so we had to venture out into the night in a strange city.There were local eateries e.g.Dennys,Pizza Hut,McDonalds but on holiday from the UK we like something alittle more goumet.Our room was not serviced and the staff seemed overloaded and not really that interested.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank emmanbee
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Reviewed 1 November 2011

We stayed at the Red Lion in Kelso for one night this past weekend. It had been many years since we stayed there before, and we were happy to see that the Red Lion name still means quality, even at their older establishments.

Our room was large, as was the bathroom; we had two sinks, one inside and one outside of the bathroom. Beautiful granite countertops both places. The beds were pillowtops, the bedding new. The only thing that had NOT been upgraded was the TV; the cable connection wasn't the best either.

We were disappointed to find that the restaurant has closed. Our only dining choice was the sports bar. We did have an excellent meal, with great service. It being Halloween weekend, we also enjoyed seeing the costumes as guests arrived for a costume contest later that evening. But our question is: where would we have eaten dinner if we'd brought our granddaughter with us? The only option would be to head down the street to Denny's... Maybe when the economy improves (will it ever?), the restaurant will reopen.

In any event, we will definitely stay here again--it's a great starting point for a trip heading south from Seattle.

Room Tip: Request a room in the north wing--they're newer and larger. The south wing of the hotel was ori...
  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled with friends
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6  Thank agoneil
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Reviewed 13 September 2011

We were in Kelso for a baseball tournament. Red Lion Hotel gave our group an excellent rate. When we checked in we were surprised by the size of the rooms, they were huge. We've asked for a rollaway bed and with the rollaway the room was still big, plenty of room to hang out for the kids. The sales manager and the hotel employees went out of their way to make us comfortable and happy when we asked if there was a TV for our xbox. Hotel is really close to many restuarants and activities. The baseball stadium was just a short walk away too. I should say the hotel was clean and modern, beds were comfortable, pool was clean. We would definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: No elevator so ask for a room on first floor if you don't want to carry your luggages up to seco...
  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
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7  Thank kimiec
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Additional Information about Red Lion Hotel Kelso/Longview

Address: 510 Kelso Dr, Kelso, WA 98626-3109
Region: United States > Washington > Kelso
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 Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 7 Hotels in Kelso
Price Range: £70 - £88 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Red Lion Hotel Kelso/Longview 3*
Number of rooms: 161
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Red Lion Hotel & Conference Center - Kelso/Longview in beautiful Kelso Washington is conveniently located off I-5 just 40 miles north of Portland, Oregon, 50 minutes from Portland International Airport and five minutes from Kelso Airport. Nearby you'll find shopping at Three Rivers Mall, Triangle Shopping Center, antique and outlet malls and casinos. You'll also find Mount St. Helens, Ape Caves and Lake Merwin a short drive away. For a nominal charge, we can arrange transportation to and from Portland International Airport.Our 161 spacious guest rooms and two suites feature all the modern amenities you'd expect including Red Lion's signature plush Sealy pillowtop bedding, EcoFresh Environmentally Responsible Products (ERP), complimentary wi-fi, complimentary parking and fitness facilities. Guests can also enjoy our seasonal outdoor pool and children's pool and a year-round whirlpool. Fishing, golf, bowling, water-skiing and sailing are all nearby.We offer Red Lion's signature Roaring Start Breakfast Buffet... And don't forget, kids 10 and younger eat free with each adult. The Pacific Grill is open for lunch, and the Scoreboard Lounge features a dinner menu, food and drinks with live entertainment on occasion.With 10,000 square feet of flexible meeting and banquet space, we can accommodate up to 600 guests for your next conference or special occasion. For business or pleasure, the Red Lion Hotel & Conference Center - Kelso/Longview is committed to care, comfort and value. ... more   less 
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