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Conveniently near the airport in Elko, Red Lion Hotel and Casino Elko is close to Northeastern Nevada Museum and Western Folklife Center. Additional regional attractions include South Fork State Recreation Area.
Red Lion Hotel and Casino Elko has a fitness facility and a seasonal outdoor pool. Wireless Internet access is complimentary in public areas. Business amenities at this 3-star property include small meeting rooms and audiovisual equipment. The hotel offers 2 restaurants along with a coffee shop/café and a bar/lounge. Additional amenities include a casino, an arcade/game room, and gift shops/newsstands. Guests receive complimentary transportation including a roundtrip airport shuttle (available 24 hours) and a casino shuttle. Onsite parking is complimentary. The property has designated areas for smoking.
The 222 air-conditioned guestrooms at Red Lion Hotel and Casino Elko include coffee/tea makers and makeup/shaving mirrors. Beds have pillowtop mattresses and signature bedding. Complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access is provided. 27-inch LCD TVs are equipped with cable channels. All accommodations provide desks and ergonomic chairs; free local calls are offered (restrictions may apply). Bathrooms offer shower/tub combinations, designer toiletries, and hair dryers. Additional amenities include irons/ironing boards and clock radios. In addition, housekeeping is offered daily and amenities available on request include wake-up calls.
"Nice place but poor check-in."
If check-in is only allowed after 4:00, the registration desk needs a queue for proper service. You can't tell me that there are no rooms ready before 4:00. A smoke free registration desk would also be nice. My wife could not stand in line in that environment.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Do not stay here..........you'll be sorry."
The non smoking room smelled like an ashtray. The hotel is tired and dreary.Genuine Expedia guest review
Response by Red Lion Hotel and Casino Elko We are very sorry that your room appears to have been smoked in and that we were unable to completely deodorize the room. We take many steps to eliminate smoke from a room and are looking into ways to reduce smoke even more. We recently completed room renovations to our rooms, but renovations are an ongoing process.
"Clean and Comfortable"
The rooms were clean and fairly roomy. The beds were comfortable and several pillows to choose from. The location of the hotel was easy to find and get to off of the freeway. It was quiet and free from the noise or smoke from the casino.Genuine Expedia guest review
"A nice quiet hotel."
We stayed at the Red Lion in Elko on our way going to Montana and then coming back from Montana. Both stays were good. The room temperature was on the warm side and we couldn't seem to make it cooler, but other than that the room was nice. It is an older hotel, that has had some renovation.Genuine Expedia guest review
Response by Red Lion Hotel and Casino Elko We sincerely apologize that you were not able to make your room cool enough. Our maintenance department has been made aware of the problem and will be looking at the air conditioning unit in the room you stayed. Thank you for letting us know.
The stay was nice except for the fact that the sprinklers came on and destroyed my windows and paint job on my brand new truck. Would have been nice if they had warned you at check in about the hard water so I could have parked in back lot where there are no sprinklers. Now I have to shell out 150 to 200 dollars to have truck detailed again had it done […] before I left California hope it comes off. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Red Lion Hotel and Casino Elko We are very sorry that Elko's hard water affected your vehicle. If you had let our front desk know before you left, we would have sent you to our local car wash and taken care of that cost for you.
"So much better than Wendover"
It is worth the extra 2 hour drive from SLC to Elko to enjoy a wonderful Casino/Desert vacation that is not Wendover. The hotel and casino staff were extremely friendly and treated us like they appreciated our business and money. It was also conveniently located to several spectacular Off Highway Vehicle riding areas. The bed and showers were top notch. […] As for all the comments about smoking smells...it's a casino. My room smelled great and I am an X smoker, so I am sensitive to the smell of smoke. The only improvement I would make is to the food and lack of a hot tub. However, there are lots of great little restaurants around town. Try the Basque food, it is wonderful. Elko is a beautiful little town with plenty of outdoor activities. My family will never go to Wendover again, when this little gem is only another 2 hours away. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Red Lion Hotel and Casino Elko Thank you for your wonderful comments about our hotel. Many guests have remarked that we are a rare gem in the high deserts of Northern Nevada. We look forward to your return visit!
Nice clean hotel big rooms great staff!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Red Lion Hotel and Casino Elko We are pleased to hear that our staff provide great customer service to you!
"Good hotel to stay and restaurant"
Wonderful staff. They are accommodating if you come earlier and the room is available. There is restaurant in the hotel. Near other restaurant and fast food chain. Near the museums that we visited.Genuine Expedia guest review
Response by Red Lion Hotel and Casino Elko Thank you for complimenting our staff. We are proud of their customer service. There are many things to do and see in and around Elko and the museum I one of those places. We look forward to your return visit.
decent place. would prefer one of the other business hotels in Elko (Towneplace, HiltonGI, HIE, BW Elko Inn....) but am happy with the Red Lion when I stay here. I've had some rooms that smell like smoke in teh past. This time it was fine though.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Loved this hotel.."
I enjoyed staying at this hotel...The only suggestion I have is that they need a bellhop...I had a lot a luggage to bring in and they do not provide this service. It would have been a big help to have this service available. That is my only complaint.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Red Lion Hotel and Casino Elko We are glad that you enjoyed your stay at our hotel. We do have luggage carts available for guest use. Also, our front desk can call hotel security to assist guests who need help with their luggage.
"Playing in Elko"
The room was very nice and clean. It was a little surprise that I had a fridge since they hadn't listed that in the description (a good surprise). The cafe food was also good.Genuine Expedia guest review
Response by Red Lion Hotel and Casino Elko Great to hear that we exceeded your expectations! We look forward to your return visit!
not happyGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Hairs, Hairs and more Hairs"
Numerous black hairs on the bed, check. Hairs on the pillow, check. Hairs on the comforter, check. Hairs everywhere else, check. Shower drain clocked with hairs, check. Really smokey casino, check. Gross buffet, check. Will not be back.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Red Lion Hotel and Casino Elko I am so sorry to read about your experience. I can only imagine how disturbing that was to you. I suspect your room had not been cleaned, and I will speak with the housekeeping and front desk managers regarding this incident. Please accept my sincere apologies for the inconveniences you experienced. David R. Zornes, General Manager
"Internet was out all over town...."
All was fine until about 3:45am when I wanted to get breakfast and I didn't have cash to pay for it. All the internet was out in the entire hotel. No ATM or credit cards worked. That didn't make for a good start to a long day from Elko to Atlanta...but, the hotel is nice and the staff were very helpful. Could have the smoking stopped in the casino […] though. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice rooms with good amenities."
The HVAC system was not working adequately while we were there and the rooms (we had two adjoining) were stuffy.Genuine Expedia guest review
"It's a Casino Hotel-of course it smells of smoke!"
We were traveling from Colorado to Oregon so this was a mid-point stay for us. It was the best hotel we could find in Northern Nevada so that is why we stayed there. Yes, it does smell a bit of cigarette smoke but from what I could tell, the hotel has done everything it can to mitigate the smoke smell. If that is a problem for someone, they should not […] book at any Casino Hotel - they always smell of smoke! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
It was a nice place to stay, thank you.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Nice room. Could tell older building but well kept nice room. ComfortableGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Was told we had a remodeled room; however, must have been years ago. The carpets in the hall were wrinkled and molding was off the walls. However, the bed was wonderful and the sitting chair. Would stay there again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Only a one night stay"
The room was nice but not terribly clean. Hair in the tub and what looked like a blood stain on the bed cover. Back entry which stated your key card was necessary to enter had broken locks. No smoking policy was not enforced in hallways although room seemed to be smoke free. The common areas surrounding the casino had a good air filtration system, once […] you moved a couple steps into the reception area or coffee shop the smoke smell was gone. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great stop between Reno and Salt Lake City"
We booked this room in Elko, NV to split the trip from Reno to Salt Lake, and were pleasantly surprised by the large, clean king room with granite in the bathroom. The adjacent casino was adequate, with $1 blackjack tables and friendly dealers.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Not my cup of tea..."
The hotel had construction all over the place, and is primarily a casino. The food served in the restaurant is terrible.Genuine Expedia guest review
Response by Red Lion Hotel and Casino Elko I am sorry to read you were unhappy with your visit at our hotel. We are currently removing and replacing wallpaper and carpeting in the hotel hallways, which will give us a fresh and sharp new look. Unfortunately, there is never a good time to do this type of renovations in a business such as ours, but we do try not to inconvenience our guests as much as possible. I hope you will accept our apologies.
"Lodging nice, cafe so-so"
Nice place for stopping on travels. Cafe/Buffet is just so-so though.Genuine Expedia guest review
"If you want some roadside gambling...."
This is a convenient way to work in a bit of gambling on your way through Nevada, and the staff are pretty helpful.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Has all the amenities, perfect for our needs."
Residual smoke noticeable in spite of their efforts in publc areas and even room, better in restaurant. Above average, would return.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Red Lion Hotel and Casino Elko I’m happy to read that you would return for another visit. We will continue our efforts to work on the smoke residual you noticed, as we value the patronage of our non-smoking guests and want them only to have a most enjoyable stay. Thanks again.
Was a nice place to stop on the way to california from idaho. Clean rooms. The smoky casino was a downside.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Best in town."
Have stayed at other Hotels in town, the La Quinta is the best.Genuine Expedia guest review
Response by Red Lion Hotel and Casino Elko Thank you for rating our hotel as the "best in town"; and for the good rating on your room. Since you have stayed at other hotels in town, your rating is very much appreciated. No, we are not within close walking distance of downtown, but we have the easiest freeway access possible for travelers who are passing through. Thank you again for your patronage. Hope to see you again.
"Good travel stop"
We stayed there twice in a week -- once going to California and the other time coming back home to Idaho. A clean hotel and very easy access from the freeway. I would certainly stay there again. Other than the fact that they ran out of pillows our first time there, this was a good place. Modern, sort of upscale for the town, and friendly staff.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Red Lion Hotel and Casino Elko Thank you for your kind remarks about your two stays with us. It is always nice to hear that our guests have enjoyed their visit. We hope you will stop by again should your travels return you to this area.
I Won't go back. the girl at the front desk did not seem to know her job very well I had a conformation from booking on line she diden't even seem interested. So why book on line and pay in advance when I had to go through the process again.No thanks,bartenders at both bars were rude and yes we were gambling they seemed more interested in there friends […] then touriest. No thanks. Food server in your so called nice restaurant was not trained very well should be in coffee shop.No thanks. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Red Lion Hotel and Casino Elko I am very sorry to read your review. It sounds like our customer service skills were non-existing, and for that I apologize. I will be sharing your comments with our management team. I truly hope you will reconsider your decision and give us another try to show you our better side. Thank you.
"smells like smoke"
The room was kinda dirty and the smoke smell was badGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Red Lion Hotel and Casino Elko I am very sorry to read that your room was dirty and there was a smoke odor. I will be sure to pass on your comments to our housekeeping department. I hope you will accept my personal apologies that your stay was not the most memorable.
"Two star at most!"
Reservation easy through hotel.com, but wish I had not made booking because we would have gone to another hotel after on minute at The Red Lion. Smokey Casino smell of course, but everything else was also smokey smelling. Even the "gym" in which half the equipment did not work. ids took one look at pool and had no interest. Room was okay and big enough. […] Paid extra for "premium." The only redeeming feature was the restaurant...Aspen Grill I beleive. Food was good and service food was good and service fantastic. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Red Lion Hotel and Casino Elko Thank you for your comments concerning your recent visit to our hotel. As we do allow smoking in our casino, our guests often do wonder throughout and into the hotel section, which can create a more smoky environment. We are, however, working on some possible solutions to this concern. I am glad you had a nice dinner at our restaurant. We appreciate your patronage and hope we will see you again in the future.
"Poor customer service"
I had booked this along ways in advance hoping to get adjoinig rooms for my large family, also I had booked 2this queen beds for both rooms. What I got was a room with a king bed on the 1st floor and the second room had 2 queen beds and was on the 2nd floor. When we arrived to check in at 3:30 we were told we could not till 4:00. After driving for the […] the last 10 hours the last thing I wanted to do was get back in and cruise through town. The rooms were clean but smelled of smoke. I can honestly say that I will not be staying here again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Red Lion Hotel and Casino Elko Thank you for your comments on your recent stay with us. I must apologize that your request for adjoining rooms was not accommodated. I have discussed that concern with our front desk manager. I am sorry for the inconveniences you experienced. This is certainly not the manner we wish our valued guests to be treated. I hope you will consider visiting us again should your travels return you to this area. Thank you.
we stayed one night to break up a 14 hour drive. We got the "family suit" it was fantastic. The room was cool and large, with great towels and the shower had hot water instantly. My only issue was how LONG the hotel is and how hard it was to navigate. It took us 20 minutes to find the room the first time. Other then that..great stay..will def. be there […] again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Much nicer than expected"
This was our first time staying in a casino hotel, and I was surprised at how nice this hotel was. The room was large, clean, comfortable, and quiet. All that we required on a cross country trip.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Comfortable and clean."
The casino was a nice plus. A great break from an across country trip. The restaurant food was ok.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Newly remodeled. Dinner was great. Nice stay as a stop during a road trip, pet fee was very reasonable.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Rooms smell musty due to being closed up so much. We had two different rooms on two stays for a total of 4 sinks. None of the stopper worked which is not good when trying to clean contact lenses.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Pervasive smell of cigarette smoke"
The smell of cigarette smoke saturates the public and room areas of the hotel no matter how far away from the casino your room is. The concept of a "smoke-free" room is a joke. The physical facilities are acceptable, but the smell was overwhelming.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Easy off Interstate"
Over all not a bad facility. Need some care on the carpet covering the stairs and in rooms. Numerous trip hazards!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great place to stay."
It is definitely a family oriented hotel there is alot of things for the whole family to do. Personnel is very friendly and helpful. I like staying with family also by myself great place to stay at.Genuine Expedia guest review
The bed was so comfortable and room was very clean. Enjoyed our stay at the Red Lion and would go there again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"The shower again."
It was no to bad but the shower nozzle is clogged. It happens very often, nobody check the nozzle to make sure is clean and working properly. Hotel managers never notice that? The buffet was expensive and not with big variety, those cakes taste old and dry. The employees do not notice that or just they do not care?Genuine Expedia guest review
Asked for and were told we recieved a non-smoking room but it didn't matter becuase the whole place smelled stale like smoke.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Basic casino hotel."
We were passing through and the rates were good. Red Lions have been reliable overall, and this is no exception. Nothing remarkable, but not bad.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Comfortable but a little smokey"
The room was clean and and the beds very comfortable. It is a Casino so there is a mild smell of smoke overall. It wasn't bad, but just noticeable.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great Place to Stay in Elko!"
The Red Lion in Elko has been updated and remodeled.... The rooms were Great! The restaurants were great --- especially try The Aspen!! Great Food -- interesting items! The casino was lively and fun!! A Must to Stay at in Elko! We loved it!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Non-smokers Stay Away!"
The staff and check-in process was friendly and efficient. We reserved a non-smoking room and I had to sign a form promising not to smoke in the room. We got to the room and the non-smoking sign was on the door. When we went into the room the stench of cigarette smoke was suffocating. We tried airing the room out but that did not work. We were on a […] long road trip and too exhausted to go through the process of trying to change rooms. My wife got a headache from the smoke stench. It's too bad because the room itself was actually nice. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Who's this guy..?"
Red lion "lost" my reservation & sold the room leaving me to search for a place to sleep with about 4 hours notice. Awesome.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Not the best!"
Clean room and updated. The smell of leftover smoke from cigarettes was terrible. Would find someplace different on our next trip going in this direction.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Close to the highway"
Great one night stayGenuine Hotels.com guest review
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