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“Great value - Well maintained - Very nice pool area”

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Red Lion Hotel Yakima Center
Ranked #18 of 24 Hotels in Yakima
Portland, Oregon
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22 reviews
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“Great value - Well maintained - Very nice pool area”
Reviewed 30 July 2011

My teenage son and I recently stayed at the Red Lion after looking for an affordable hotel with a nice outdoor pool to escape to while visiting relatives. I hadn't been to this hotel in almost 30 years -- when it was the "Town Plaza", and was skeptical about whether or not it would be up to snuff. We stopped by and looked around before booking a room and were pleasantly surprised.

While the exterior of the buildings give the hotels age away, we found the room to be as nice and as clean as any new hotel. We stayed in the "newer" building -- the Corporate House" , overlooking the beautiful pool area. The carpet, bathroom, bedding and decor all looked brand new.

The sparkling pool with a 9' deep end, new lounge chairs on the large patio, and huge hanging baskets of flowers made the pool area a highlight for us.

Breakfast buffet was included with our room packages and had eggs, bacon, hashbrowns and pancakes. Not gourmet fare, but much better than the continental breakfast many serve, and as good as most expanded buffets.

You wouldn't want to expect a new, luxury hotel, but for the great rate we got ($89), this older hotel more than met our expectations and made for a great getaway.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Selah, Washington
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Reviewed 1 July 2011

My husband belongs to a business twenty-group for automotive. We hosted the June meeting and utilized Red Lion for the hotel rooms as well as the meeting. The Event Planning staff (David for hotel rooms & Erica for food & meeting room) made it a breeze & everything went as planned. The food was rated SUPERB by all attendees!! We had a last minute addition for lunches and the Red Lion never batted an eyelid, they just made the extra food appear!! Great wait staff and meeting room staff. We travel across the country with this group and this particular event got kudos from everybody involved!
I stay at the Red Lion whenever I can while traveling, and it's nice to know that our local Red Lion hits well above the standard mark also! We also got high marks for the Roaring Start breakfasts -- again, kudos from our group!! Would recommend this facility highly whether just for a hotel room or for a meeting event.

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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled on business
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DaveYakima_WA, Director of Sales at Red Lion Hotel Yakima Center, responded to this review, 11 August 2011
Thank you for you kind review! We are very pleased that your meeting went well, and that your attendees had a great time. We look forward to working with you in the future.
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Gig Harbor, Washington
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Reviewed 28 June 2011

Don't stay here!!!!! They will exaggerate and allege damages and charge you for them at check out with no advance warning or opportunity to dispute the damage or regard for future business. The manager is unprofessional. They are not family friendly, if you have kids, go somewhere more understanding and interested in your business. Comfort Inn is the spot for soccer moms, not the Red Lion.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled on business
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Gig Harbor, WA.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2011

The Red Lion hotel chain in the Pacific Northwest provides reliable accomodations at a reasonable price, and this downtown Yakima entry is a perfect example. The site is clean and well-maintained and has two decent-sized outdoor swimming pools. The staff was pleasant and professional. Our room was basic but adequate and had a mini fridge and modern, spacious bathroom. Ample parking and central location, not far from freeway access. This is not a 5-star resort by any stretch, and does not warrant 4 stars on the international scale, but I rate it a solid 3+ stars. Special rates are available for seniors, AAA members, and government or corporate employees.

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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with friends
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Seattle, Washington
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2011

Poor poor customer service! Room had a pungent smell of cigarettes and just was not cleaned well. Stains on the pillowcase (gross). AC barely worked and made a noise.
Desk clerk was nasty and mean!! Steer clear - many other options in close proximity!!!

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
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DaveYakima_WA, Director of Sales at Red Lion Hotel Yakima Center, responded to this review, 29 July 2011
I am sorry to hear that your stay with us was not up to our normal Red Lion standards. I do want you to know that all reviews are taken seriously so that situations like yours do not happen. It is our hope that if you are in Yakima again, we can have the opportunity to show case our Red Lion Hospitality standards that we know we can offer. Thank you for review and patronage.
Dave Elzie
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Bok
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Reviewed 18 May 2011

But the staff were great and once the pancake maker worked I had some banana pancakes for a better breakfast option.

  • Stayed May 2011
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Monroe, Washington
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 April 2011

When you first got there the hotel looked great. Well beside's the gang activity across the street. My room was pretty decent except the maids didnt clean the little things. For instance a lollipop wrapper behind the lamp. But my friends who stayed in another room had blood on there pillow. Gross! Other than that the convention center was the best thing in Yakima. Very modern and clean. That's about it.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled on business
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CarlFletcher, Guest Relations Manager at Red Lion Hotel Yakima Center, responded to this review, 11 May 2011
I am sorry to hear that your stay did not leave a more positive impression. We read and take all of our reviews seriously and use them as guide to better ourselves and our services so we very much appreciate hearing your feedback. I hope that if you are in our area again you will come by and see us and the level of service we know we can offer. Thank you for your time and patronage.

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Property: Red Lion Hotel Yakima Center
Address: 607 E Yakima Ave, Yakima, WA 98901-2548
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Region: United States > Washington > Yakima
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 Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #18 of 24 Hotels in Yakima
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Red Lion Hotel Yakima Center 3*
Number of rooms: 159
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Red Lion Hotel Yakima Center is located in downtown Yakima Washington, next door to the Yakima Convention Center. Located just minutes from Yakima Greenway, Yakima SunDome, Yakima Valley Community College, the Central Washington Fairgrounds, and only 6 miles from the Yakima Air Terminal and offer a free airport shuttle. Red Lion Hotel Yakima guest rooms provide quiet, comfortable accommodations to help you rest and unwind. Hotel amenities include free wi-fi, telephone, in-room coffee and plenty of Yakima sun at our two outdoor pools. Additionally, the Red Lion Hotel Yakima Center boasts easy access to several nearby business locations like the Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences, Yakima Regional HMA, Yakima Memorial Hospital, GE Aviation, Pacific Power, and Cascade Natural Gas. The Red Lion Hotel Yakima Center, located near I-82 provides easy access to Yakima Valley's award winning Wineries, nestled in the foothills of the lower valley. Located near the Yakima River provides many opportunities to fish the only blue ribbon river in the state of Washington. ... more   less 
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