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Red Lion Hotel Kelso/Longview
Ranked #4 of 7 Hotels in Kelso
Richmond, British Columbia
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
“I will definitely stay again there”
Reviewed 12 May 2014

I think what you get for breakfast is too less for what you pay. at 07:30 bread is out, little bit of scramble egg left, first day no port patty and little bit of bacon left. Staffs did not refill them.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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Kelso
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Reviewed 1 May 2014

This is a wonderful place to stay in the Longview/Kelso area. The staff is very friendly, the rooms clean and comfortable, and the breakfast is a big plus. Have been staying there on every trip to Kelso for the past five years. Recommend it.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
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Allyn, Washington
1 review
Reviewed 21 April 2014

The one word that comes to my mind in describing our stay here is STUNNED! From the moment that we stepped up to the desk to check in, to the moment that we stepped up to the desk to check out, our experience was nothing less than stellar. Check in could not have been easier. Jasmine was extremely friendly and bubbly, and had a very cute sense of humor and laugh. We were checked in very quickly and efficiently. Our room, in the "old" wing I believe, was very clean and nicely appointed. And, on the desk in the room, was a Twix candy bar and a note from the head of housekeeping, hoping that we enjoy our stay. What a great touch! We met a couple of maintenance people, one recently moved from Hawaii. They were extremely friendly and engaging. We started to wonder if it's possible that everyone at this establishment could be so cordial and customer service oriented. We decided to test our theory and try the on-site lounge for dinner and cocktails. We were met by a smiling and very friendly waitress by the name of Heather. We engaged in a very cordial conversation, then she was off to craft our drink order. She was back very soon with our drinks, which were outstanding by the way, and then took our food order. She had such an endearing personality and was very efficient. The salad came out quickly, and the entrees soon followed. This is where I have to use the word STUNNED again. The food was top notch, and professionally prepared. The parmesan crusted halibut in lemon cream sauce, and the smoked chicken pasta was absolutely delicious. We told the waitress to give the chef a hug for us! Upon leaving, the executive chef came over and shook our hands. His warm personality and sense of humor put an exclamation point on a wonderful dinning experience.

We retired for the evening to a cozy room, which was very quiet. It was on the backside of the hotel. When we woke up the next morning, after a great sleep, we found that the final receipt had been slipped under our door in the middle of the night. When we went to check out at the front desk, the lady asked if we had received the receipt under our door. I stated that we had. She smiled and said that's it, you're all checked out. She then sincerely thanked us for staying with them. We spent all of 15 seconds checking out!

Are you kidding me??? Did we really just experience this type of phenominal service the last couple of days, or are we just dreaming? If we're dreaming, I want to come back to this place soon and dream some more!

The price for our room was very reasonable, and I must admit, my expectations were not particularly high. This hotel far exceeded our expectations in every facet of our visit. In fact, it was probably one of, if not the most, pleasing of all hotel stays that we have ever had. It is extremely obvious that this hotel, from the management, through all of the employees, really takes customer service seriously. We were simply lucky enough to have experienced this "dream" first hand!

Room Tip: Even though the noise from the highway did not seem loud on the ground floor front side of the hotel...
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Victoria, Canada
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Reviewed 17 April 2014

I like Red Lions but the noise from highway 5 is to much. Hotel is clean, check in was good, rooms are nice, beds and bedding good but the noise will keep away the next time I pass this way. They are pet friendly and that is a big plus and a park is near by to walk your dog so if you can get a room not facing the highway it should be OK. Great access off and back on to Highway 5.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Kelso
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Reviewed 9 March 2014

the staff is friendly and helpful. We had 2 small children with us and they were treated just as important as we were. I like that. great place, good location. Thank you so much for a very successful trip.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Palatine, Illinois
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28 reviews
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Reviewed 21 February 2014

I have stayed at three different hotels in Kelso,WA and the Red Lion Hotel is my favorite. The rooms are clean and large, there is a pool and jacuzzi tub outside, they have a bar and restaurant, and the price is fair. I will stay here again and recommend this hotel to my friends and family.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled on business
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Plano, Texas
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Reviewed 20 February 2014

Front desk staff was friendly & efficient; did not interact with other staff. Room clean & spacious. Location is mostly ok but better restaurants in Longview. Weather was only problem--rain every day.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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Property: Red Lion Hotel Kelso/Longview
Address: 510 Kelso Dr, Kelso, WA 98626-3109
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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
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Ranked #4 of 7 Hotels in Kelso
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
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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