This is the second time we have stayed at this Red Lion.
The positives: Our double queen premium room was huge! Even the bathroom was large with spacious counter space. The furnishings and decorations were very tasteful and modern. Last time we stayed here at the end of our stay we discovered someone else's food under the bed. This time there was a little sign under the beds that said "yes, we checked here". I thought that was a nice touch. The breakfast was great and the children enjoyed the pool. The closest hotel to Tom 'O Shanter ball fields which was super convenient. The check in staff was pleasant and we were asked several times (while waiting) if we needed anything which was nice.
The negatives: We checked in at 5pm and our room wasn't ready.The hallway has a very unpleasant odor to it (I remember the same odor from last year) almost like rotten garbage although my husband thought it smelled like bad fish. The bathroom had long wet hair in a clump on the floor, gross! The light switches were visibly dirty as well as the bathroom door. I would never take a bath, or bathe my children in the bathtub because it didn't look clean. The sheets didn't stay on the beds. I know these are little things but I feel like this hotel could do a better job cleaning the rooms.
Overall you get more than you pay for here...huge room, great breakfast, location. However, I would be willing to pay for more a cleaner room.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Red Lion Hotel Kelso
- Red Lion Kelso
- Kelso Red Lion