I've stayed at the Red Lion a couple times before for soccer tourneys, and the place was pretty great.
This trip was strictly to get out of the chilly June gloom in Seattle (DISCLAIMER: Yes we came for the pool. I heart swimming, I heart hot weather, and I do not get much of either together in Seattle), so I specifically booked a poolside room that has sliding doors out to the pool deck. Unfortunately, due some sort of lawsuit against the chain, all poolside rooms had the doors sealed. So, no pool access from your room, and just as important, no fresh air. I wish they would have explained this detail to me while I was booking, we might have been able to at least get a balcony room overlooking the pool area. Upon arrival, we decided to change rooms, and were placed in the 'corporate' wing.
The building and rooms had a creepy smell of really old carpets kind of like as if they were still damp and smell weird.... and we received no room service whatsoever--no clean towels or clean cups. One of the queen beds was really soft, like too soft as if the springs had given out, but only on one side.
For the price ($130/night), it was a disappointing experience from a place that had previously felt like a good value.More
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking