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Hotel RL Olympia by Red Lion
Ranked #5 of 9 Hotels in Olympia
Reviewed 29 September 2013

The places in downtown Olympia, WA were booked. One of the hotels recommended we try The Red Lion. We were not disappointed. Staff friendly, rooms very nice.
Its a drive up the hill... so not great if you want to be walking distance to restaurants, etc.
The view from the hotel's restaurant is very nice though.
The rooms are a good size. Quiet surroundings.
The hotel does have a computer workstation you can use but it was not working the evening that we were there.
We were given options of two different rates, AAA and non-AAA that would include the breakfast buffet. Difference of about $14. We opted for the non-AAA higher rate and the breakfast buffet was very good. Everything you could want, hot meals, cold meals, coffee, tea, juice, milk, yoghurt, etc.
And the view from the restaurant was of the pond/lake, green grounds and I5 in the distance.
Hotel also has an outdoor pool that looked great. Great seating around the pool. We did not use but wished we could have...

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with family
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Rachel K, Social Media Marketing Coordinator at Hotel RL Olympia by Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2013

Thank you so much for the great review! I'm happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us so much, and that you found our view fabulous, and our accomodations comfortable.

We appreciate your feedback, and hope we have the chance to serve you again.

Best regards,

Rachel Kirk
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Red Lion Hotel Olympia

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Reviewed 26 September 2013

As ignorant Brits, we knew nothing of Olympia until our travel agent booked it as a stop between Portland and Seattle on our road trip. So glad we came here! The town is beautiful, and the hotel so scenic. It seems to be hidden beside a lake but is actually very near the Interstate 5, and easy to find with the directions on the website.
We were pleased with our room,the good food,and especially with the friendly and cheerful staff.
Free buffet breakfast was an added bonus. We would love to stay here again, and will look out for
other Red Lions!

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Rachel K, Social Media Marketing Coordinator at Hotel RL Olympia by Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2013

Thank you for the outstanding review! I love to hear that we have international guests frequent the Red Lion Hotel Olympia and rave about it! We take such pride in our hotel and restaurant, and what you described is exactly what we strive to hear.

We hope to welcome you amidst your travels again.

Best,

Rachel Kirk
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Red Lion Hotel Olympia

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Reviewed 23 September 2013

Perched in a tucked in corner of a Government Business Park, this hotel is well located to the freeway and has great staff service and clean, comfortable rooms. I traveled with one dog and was kindly located on the main floor. Staff were helpful, service oriented, and the rooms were large, clean and welcoming. It is rare to get that special combination of clean and quiet rooms, good efficient staff, and the feeling of safety and security. This hotel provides all of these special elements and it is one of the few places I can unequivocally recommend to all travelers.

Room Tip: Be sure to tell the front desk exactly what you want. They are service oriented and very accommodati...
  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled on business
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Rachel K, Social Media Marketing Coordinator at Hotel RL Olympia by Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2013

Thank you so much for the fabulous review! I can't tell you enough how much we appreciate you taking the time to relay your great experience at the Red Lion Hotel Olympia. Most of all, I enjoyed reading your comments about our service- we are so fortunate to have fabulous employees, and that paired with our beautiful grounds make us a favorable options for business and pleasure travelers alike.

We appreciate your kind words, and look forward to welcoming you again.

Best Regards,

Rachel Kirk
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Red Lion Hotel Olympia

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Reviewed 22 September 2013

Perfect stay, great place over all! ! ! ! !
Bed as comfortable as home!!
So so quiet, great nights sleep.
Loved our time in Olympia. Beautiful Capital city. Will come back again as soon as we can! ! ! ! ! What more can I say ...........

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Rachel K, Social Media Marketing Coordinator at Hotel RL Olympia by Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2013

Thank you so much for the great reivew! I'm happy to hear you enjoyed our fabulous location, and our resort-like atmosphere. We are so fortunate to have such beatiful grounds!

We appreciate your business, and look forward to your return.

Best,

Rachel Kirk
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Red Lion Hotel Olympia

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Reviewed 18 September 2013

Nice hotel, a bit hard to find in the dark because it is not near the freeway. Pricey, but it is in a pricey neighborhood. Also, the free breakfast was not free if you use your AAA discount. That didn't seem right. So we skipped paying $7 or more a piece for breakfast and found McDonalds.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Rachel K, Social Media Marketing Coordinator at Hotel RL Olympia by Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2013

Thank you for the review! I'm glad you enjoyed your stay with us. I did want to point out that while some of our rates do include breakfast, most (including the AAA and AARP rates) do not. Our breakfast is $7.95 per person for all other guests whose rates do not include breakfast. I'm so sorry you were misinformed!

We hope to welcome you again despite the breakfast confusion, and appreciate your input and suggestions.

Warmest regards,

Rachel Kirk
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Reviewed 15 September 2013

I stay at the Red Lion Olympia frequently. It is situated in a park-like setting next to the Thurston County Courthouse, a short drive to downtown and the Capital Campus. The staff always makes me feel welcome & gives the impression that they're sincerely happy to have you back. This is true of all the staff at the Red Lion Olympia. Great view from the restaurant & lounge. Pleasant grounds for a walk. The rooms are okay ... they're slowly getting upgrades such as flat screen tv's now & all the rooms have a (small) fridge & microwave. Could still use some simple things like fresh paint, better lighting in the rooms & new furniture (the beds are great but the chairs & love seats really need to be replaced). Would warrant a 5 rating if they'd take care of these things.

Room Tip: Get a room on the lake side
  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled on business
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Rachel K, Social Media Marketing Coordinator at Hotel RL Olympia by Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2013

What a great review! I'm so glad our staff was such an asset during your stay with us. We are fortunate to have such accommodating personnel, and the fact you mentioned their helpfulness on Trip Advisor really lets us know we are doing our jobs right.

I'm pleased to hear you're enjoying our new upgrades- we have more planned which will further add to our guest experience.

Fondly,

Rachel Kirk
Social Media Marketing Coordinator
Red Lion Hotel Olympia
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Reviewed 13 September 2013

Hotel rooms have been renovated. Nice bed, room was clean, very nice view out the back with a small balcony (but no chairs or anything on the balcony...). Overall, it is probably your best option to stay directly in Olympia proper. I have also given good reviews to the Pheonix Inn in Olympia. Both are fine, Pheonix is closer walking to restaurants and shops, red lion has much prettier views and is nestled among the trees.

Stayed: September 2013, travelled on business
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Rachel K, Social Media Marketing Coordinator at Hotel RL Olympia by Red Lion, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2013

Thank you for the great review! To hear we have improved over your last stay with us speaks so much volume to us. We have a new management staff (which includes our General Manager, Sales Team, and our Food/Beverage Team) which appears to have made all the difference. I'm also glad to hear that you enjoyed our recently upgraded rooms; paired with our cozy grounds, they create quite the 'home-y' atmosphere.

We appreciate the feedback, and hope to welcome you again soon.

Best,

Rachel Kirk
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Red Lion Hotel Olympia

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Additional Information about Hotel RL Olympia by Red Lion

Address: 2300 Evergreen Park Dr SW, Olympia, WA 98502-6008 (Formerly WestCoast)
Region: United States > Washington > Olympia
Amenities:
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 Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 9 Hotels in Olympia
Price Range: £79 - £121 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel RL Olympia by Red Lion 3*
Number of rooms: 193
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At the Hotel RL Olympia by Red Lion we put you close to the heart of the city, and near all the best experiences. We have stunning views of Capitol Lake and surrounding wooded areas, set on 12 lush acres. With upgraded, newly renovated, hotel amenities and features including convenient travel packages, we provide you with a satisfying hotel stay guaranteed. Each of our spacious 193 Olympia accommodations offers premium amenities, modern comfort, and casual luxury for all travelers. Pillow-top mattresses and tripled-sheeted beds let you sleep easy. Our newly renovated guest rooms include all the hotel amenities travelers need, from free Wi-Fi to microwaves and refrigerators, we keep our traveler in mind. We're even a pet-friendly hotel. Let your dog out to sprint down Olympia's many lakeside trails. From recently renovated onsite dining to spacious meeting facilities, our hotel in Olympia equips any traveler with what they need for a perfect stay. Whether you're here for business or exploration, you'll find that the state capital is a hotbed of activity. From shopping to annual events, there's always something to do at Hotel RL Olympia. Introducing the Living Stage: From lectures to performances to hands-on demonstrations, The Living Stage at Hotel RL invites people from all walks of life to share their knowledge and passion for community awareness, health, creativity and innovation. Designed to ignite conversations and promote a deeper understanding of the world around us, The Living Stage incorporates authors, artists, musicians, community leaders, local start-ups and more. Responsible Travel: We believe everyone deserves to sleep with a roof over his or her head. It is estimated that on any given night in US, more than 600,000 people experience homelessness. As members of the lodging industry, we believe it is our duty to act. Project Wake Up Call is the response. Learn more about Project Wake Up Call and its Olympia partner: SideWalk. ... more   less 
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