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“A home away from home”
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Red Lion River Inn
Ranked #24 of 46 Hotels in Spokane
Reviewed 27 June 2014 via mobile

Staying at this hotel has been wonderful. From the friendly and helpful staff, to the great food and inviting dining experience, not to mention the very clean and beautiful rooms. I have definitely enjoyed my stay here and look forward to coming back. If you are in Spokane and looking for a hotel to stay at, look no further...the red lion river inn in Spokane Washington is by far the number one choice!

Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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RachelAndrade, Front Office Manager at Red Lion River Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2014

Melissa,

It warms our hearts so much to hear that we are your 'home away from home!' We consider all of our staff a large family and do our utmost to cultivate an environment that promotes familial respect and consideration for not only our guests but our staff as well! It is so encouraging to know that we are successful! We look forward greatly to having you return and stay with us again.

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Reviewed 27 June 2014

I was impressed by how much the staff cared. The room was great, I'm not sure that it could have been any better. The restaurant served great food and the view was amazing. Definately plan on returning.

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RachelAndrade, Front Office Manager at Red Lion River Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2014

Dear Carl,

Our caring staff is our greatest asset, and we make it our priority to make sure to nurture that nature in everyone we employ. We have taken great care to piece together the brightest, kindest, hardest working people we can find and it is great to hear we have succeeded!! We look forward to your return, and thank you for providing us with the feedback!

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Reviewed 26 June 2014

I always stay at this hotel because it is very clean, comfortable beds and rooms. I like the ground floor rooms which open onto the gardens and easy access to the riverside walk. It is also a very pleasant, short walk into town.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Mary G
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RachelAndrade, Front Office Manager at Red Lion River Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2014

Dear Mary,

Yay! Thank you for staying with us and making us your home away from home. We value you and appreciate your feedback (both good and bad)! It is very encouraging to hear that our rooms maintain our company-wide standard of both comfort and cleanliness. We also greatly love to hear how much our guests enjoy our gardens and river walk! We spend a lot of time trying to perfect every lovely and lush detail, and consider ourselves incredibly blessed to live and work in such a lovely area. We hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 23 June 2014

I wish I would have had a pedometer. I honestly think I walked about a quarter mile through the halls on the way to the lobby/restaurant. I appreciate the exercise, but be warned if you have small children or mobility issues. It's a typical, somewhat dated, dimly lit Red Lion. The staff is all very nice, very helpful. The breakfast leaves something to be desired, compared with other Red Lions we have stayed at. In all, it's not bad, we were there for a baseball tournament. The location on the river is lovely, but I was too busy trying to find my way out of the maze of hallways to get out there. The staff is great, they get 5 stars, the facility, 2 stars.

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RachelAndrade, Front Office Manager at Red Lion River Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2014

Dear guest,

We are so sorry to hear that you had difficulties with the length of our hallways and that the breakfast was not quite satisfactory. We try to keep people who let us know they have mobility issues as close to the front desk as possible, and should location be a specific need we try to accommodate that to whatever specifics the guest needs. We appreciate you letting us know that we can improve our breakfast and are very happy that you found our staff helpful!

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Reviewed 23 June 2014

So we had very little interaction with the hotel, we book here hoping to use the pool, but it was closed because of weather.

Room was fine, bed was fine, amenities were ok... bathroom was halfway updated, new counter tops but old wallpaper that didn't match.

It is pricey for a hotel that isn't really any better than across the street, and they give you breakfast.

Location was nice, but we didn't book here to walk next to the water. If you have a car its close to downtown that you can drive anywhere. If your going to the convention center its an easy pleasant walk from the hotel.

Room Tip: At the end of the hotel you can see the water from the room.
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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RachelAndrade, Front Office Manager at Red Lion River Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2014

Dear Guest,

We are very happy that you found our location great and convenient access to everything downtown.
We are sorry to hear that the pool was closed during your stay, and any inconvenience that caused to your time with us. We hope you will return again soon so that we can show you a better side of our property!

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Reviewed 7 June 2014

This hotel lives up to its name as it is right on the river. The rooms closest to the river have a window that opens onto it. It is currently (May 2014) undergoing some renovations with much of the carpet in the halls torn up. The room appointments are standard and the bed was very comfy. The hot water boiler for our section of the hotel went out in the night and we had no hot water after 9PM but the staff was very professional about it and comped us for the inconvenience. Keep in mind that breakfast is not included in the cheaper room rates so check the fine print when you book. We had a poolside room and the (outdoor) pool was not open yet so I suspect that it would be noisier in the summer. I'll stay here again and no doubt give it a higher rating when they finish the renovations and get a new boiler.

Room Tip: End rooms on the river side are nice but keep in mind there is a public foot and bike path about 20...
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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RachelAndrade, Front Office Manager at Red Lion River Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2014

Dear Dave,

I apologize profusely that you were staying with us when we had the issue with our boiler. That is NOT a standard occurrence, and we fixed it immediately after. I am very happy to hear that you found your room comfortable and the ease of access to the river was to your liking! We look forward to seeing you again soon and giving you even more incentive to give us that higher rating! As it is, we thank you very much for letting us know how you enjoyed your stay.

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Reviewed 3 June 2014

We had a great stay at this hotel. Great walks along the river with a pool view from our room. We had a great breakfast buffet in the morning. It was a spread our property, but I did not mind walking around it. The bed and room was comfortable, but the room was too hot at night. We also had people banging on our window at night.
I was very impressed with the customer service at this hotel.

Room Tip: Ask for a room close to the lobby if you don't want to walk very far. Ask for a room on the seco...
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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RachelAndrade, Front Office Manager at Red Lion River Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2014

Dear Guest,

I am so sorry to hear that the temperature in your room was too hot, and that there was a noise on your outside window. That is not a normal happenstance, and if/when you stay with us again please let us know if anything similar occurs again so that we might address and remedy it immediately! I am very happy to hear that no matter the issues you encountered, you were still able to have a great stay and that we provided you with excellent customer service (which IS our standard!) Thank you for letting us know how your stay was, and we hope to see you again soon!

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Additional Information about Red Lion River Inn

Address: 700 N Division St, Spokane, WA 99202-1613
Region: United States > Washington > Spokane
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 Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #24 of 46 Hotels in Spokane
Price Range: £62 - £141 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Red Lion River Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 245
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Red Lion River Inn is a quiet urban hideaway nestled along the beautiful north bank of the Spokane River in Spokane Washington. Just steps from Riverfront Park and the Centennial Trail, our guests have easy access to Gonzaga University, the Convention Center, and the INB Performing Arts Center as well as Spokane's best shopping, entertainment, restaurants and the downtown business district. We are also close to Spokane Veterans Arena and 10 miles from Spokane International Airport.Each of our guests can be assured of friendly Northwest hospitality and exceptional service. We offer 245 tastefully appointed, contemporary rooms and suites furnished with comfort in mind. Other comforts include Red Lion's signature beds featuring Sealy pillowtop mattresses and Eco Fresh Environmentally Responsible Products (ERP). Deluxe rooms feature king-sized beds with beautiful river views. All rooms include complimentary wi-fi and also complimentary parking and airport transportation.If resort-style fun is what you're looking for, activities abound with two seasonal outdoor pools and a fitness center as well as volleyball, tennis and basketball courts available for your pleasure. For your next event, our 2,800 square feet of meeting space can accommodate groups of up to 250.We offer Red Lion's signature Roaring Start Breakfast... and don't forget, kids 10 and younger eat free with each adult. ... more   less 
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