"lovely and convenient"
I regularly travel to Washington state for extended periods, and I have come to think of this hotel as my home base. It is clean, comfortable, and well-staffed. With a small serviceable restaurant and a good bar, it is self-inclusive -- on days when one has spent a full day out it is a good place to unwind at the end of the day. There were workmen about […] during my most recent stay, changing the locks on the doors. This was a bit inconvenient, but the staff did everything they could to minimize the disruption. It has all the things you need in a hotel for business, but at one notch above more basic chains. After looking around, I would rate it the nicest place to stay in Olympia, which does not have its own luxury hotel. Highly recommended. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Bar closed due to wet carpet?Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"The grounds are beautiful!"
Only complaint was that I paid for a standard room and they put us in an accessible room.Genuine Expedia guest review
It was nice is a quiet area. The room was nice clean but the pillows had a little weard smell. The pool was not open at the time.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice rooms - bad service at the hotel restaurant"
The hotel is clean and comfortable. I enjoyed the stay in the room. The service in the hotel restaurant was horrible on multiple days and I don't consider myself a picky person. I waited 45 minutes after sitting down just to get a drink on one day. I eventually placed my food order through the bartender. The waitress walked by me multiple times. I knew […] she was busy, so I gave her a lot of understanding, but 45 minutes is a long time to get a drink and place a food order. I spoke to other guests and they mentioned a similar bad experience. Room service is better, because they have to acknowledge you over the phone, but room service cuts off at 10pm, so if you want a late dinner you have to go to the restaurant directly. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Quality of service decreasing."
This is the forth year that I have stayed at this hotel. Each year, the service decreases. This year only one key per room was provided, regardless of the number of persons staying in the room. Service was slow, and the restaurant was understaffed with employees scrambling to keep up with customer demands. It appears to be poor management.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The hotel staff were helpful and personable, very polite. The restaurant staff was tired, un- attentive and not interested in us. The food was below par - again - tired and didn't seem important.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Whoop Whoop Red lion Rocks"
Great place good food comfie bedsGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The only thing we could suggest an improvement on is the plumbing. The toilet stopped up under a normal usage, and the tub drained very slowly. Maintenance came and unclogged the toilet immediately, and I advised the front desk of the tub drainage situation, immediate action was promised.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Awesome in all the MOST important ways"
Rooms are a bit dated and plain, BUT everything else was MUCH better than what I usually experience. LOVE this hotel, will come and stay here again for sure. Both AC and heat worked GREAT! The food was good, the room was spotlessly clean, and large, the hotel staff was very nice and helpful. No problem parking. Overall BEST hotel I've stayed in in a […] couple years and I travel about once a month. Thank you Red Lion! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Hotel had a pretty view of the water."
The room had thin walls. We could hear the tv and people talking in the adjoining room. Had to turn our tv up to muffle the sound of the neighbors.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Good deal for the whole family."
My family stayed in one room for five nights, but we were comfortable.Genuine Expedia guest review
"The only place I stay in Olympia"
This hotel is somewhat secluded, you definitely need a car. If you are there on a weekend it is very peaceful and in a safe area. Handy access to I-5 and Hwy 101, the downtown area and the westside. The people who run the hotel are super nice and very professional. The hotel is tastefully updated, very clean and comfortable. Food service is available […] although I didn't eat there due to other plans. Definitely the best hotel in the area. Too many transients downtown. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Comfortable, friendly overnight tstay"
Everyone very accommodating. Rooms comfortable, clean and generally quiet. Easy parking, attractive location.Genuine Expedia guest review
The restaurant was nice but way too expensive.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Quiet, comfortable, clean with very helpful staff"
The buffet breakfast is a great deal, and the restaurant has a lovely, calm view. The rooms are comfortable and clean. Bring an extension cord to remedy the only downcheck - a lack of well-placed power outlets.Genuine Expedia guest review
The food was terrible .Everything at the bar was over priced and service EXTREMLY poor. The cleaning people were nice and did a great job. The rest of the people talked too much and did too little.Genuine Expedia guest review
Everything you'd expect and nothing more. Clean, quiet, slept well, everything worked. Ate breakfast elsewhere. A fair price for a completely non memorable stay.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The location was great situated on beautiful grounds. Close to downtown and overlooking the Capitol.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Quiet, clean, comfortable"
Red Lion Olympia exceeded my family's expectations. We arrived at 1:00 p.m. and were permitted to check in early, which was a huge help. Room was clean and comfortable and the restaurant was especially outstanding. We ate a number of meals at "fancy" restaurants during a 4-day trip and the Red Lion's restaurant compared very favorably, especially when […] considering its price and convenience. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Trip to Olympia to move our Mom into nursing care"
We were in Olympia to move our Mom into assisted living. When my mom was sleeping, weh ad to go back to her apratment to clean it out and thought she would stay aslep. She left the room and went to the lobby and was helped by a young man who works there. He bought her a soda and made sure she made it safe back to our room. He also called us to let us […] know. Thank you, thank you, thank you...We will always stay at Red Lion when we go visit Olympia. You have exceptional help there and we only wish we knew his name so we could have thanked him personally. Red Lion is the best! Craig and Sheryl, Eugene Oregon Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Conveniently located on lovely grounds"
Staff were great. Room was clean, beds comfortable. Bathrooms were clean and stocked well. Standard room amenities, had everything we needed. Location was convenient to capitol and downtown as well as to shopping/restaurants and to freeway...yet had a very resort like setting with trees and grass surrounding the hotel. There was an on site restaurant […] and bar which were classy but comfortable with good and friendly service. The hallways and stairwells in the wing we stayed in could use some updating but not that important. Overall the hotel was great. I would recommend it and I would stay there again. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
What I liked most about the hotel is its location, beautiful scenery and location close to the Hill. But the facility is run-down and not maintained very well in the common areas and poorly maintained on the exterior. The room was clean but showed its age. The staff were pleasant and helpful. The food was good. I’d stay here again but as a matter of […] expense not preference. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
The service was quick. Our room was the biggest I have seen at the Red Lion. They brought us Dinner and Dessert after the restaurant was closed. The food was very scrumptious as well. We had a wonderful stay.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Excellent front desk staff; rooms clean and attractive; free breakfast buffet very good.Genuine Expedia guest review
Overall very good, poor service in the breakfast area but the food is very good.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Nice place to stay"
The hotel was great, very clean, quiet and the staff were all very helpful.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Close for business"
I enjoyed the stay very much. The hotel is being remodeled and there were plenty of signs letting guests know and apologizing for any inconvenience it may have. Yet, it was not messy, nor hard to get around the hotel. The room was clean has always, but the little shampoos where missing so my husband had to use mine. The staff was polite, but at breakfast […] we were not attended to for over 30 minutes and we had to grab 1 of the 2 waiters to pay our bill. Overall, I enjoyed the stay. Very minor things that could have been improved on. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
I would have to say that this is not the worst hotel I have stayed at, but it was not very good as well. The worst part was the noise. The walls seemed to be paper thin and it was very hard to sleep when you could hear every person coming and going as late as 2 a.m. and then someone next to me waking me up at 6 a.m. coughing. Needless to say, I don't […] think I will ever stay there again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Super convenient to everything"
Comfy hotel, staff was so great! They are in the middle of renovating but even with that no noise to speak of.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Nice hotel in a quite setting"
Friendly staff, nice restaurant and lounge and wonderful room. Very clean and fresh. Will stay there again!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Stay at the Red Lion"
They were in the middle of grooming the lion as what they said, renovating but it was still really nice. The room was awesome I would recommend one on the backside, the lake view and balcony are nice when you sit down to take a break. I would say look around if you want some food to eat, the hotel food was nothing special and overpriced for the quality. […] The people were friendly and helpful. Close to the bus stop so if you are using public transportation it is right there. Rooms were super comfortable. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Very good experience"
Clean, friendly staff, affordableGenuine Expedia guest review
I was prepared for disappointment as I had never heard good things about Red Lion before. However, the online reviews for this one seemed good and the price was right, so I gave it a shot. It was a very good experience. The breakfast was not included so that is the only thing I did not like.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Nice hotel stay my first but not last at Red lion"
Great stay awesome value, my only complaints are that the pillows were not the most comfortable and the wings i ordered with room service were over sauced but thats kind of a matter of taste only reason not 5/5 on condition was there were some rough areas of the building but it was obvious they were starting to do renovatons so i would imagine this […] time next month it will be better than during my stay all in all a great hotel and staff and sold me on Red Lion im surprised its taken me this long to stay in one Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Solid, but not great."
Too many teenagers all over the place. Too noisy, too many teens roaming around, too much latitude and not enough supervision They should have been isolated to one area.Genuine Expedia guest review
Restaurant staff was excellent. Front desk staff could smile a bit more.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
We were not happy with our experience at the Red Lion. Our reservation had been cancelled when we got there to start. They rectified that ... but we found out we did not get the free breakfast that was part of the package as stated on the internet because we had booked thru Expedia. There was a huge bus load of teenagers staying there Fri. & Sat. night […] and they were ridiculously noisy. The only response when talking to the main desk was, "They have chaperones." They were screaming, running, banging, knocking (even accidentally on our door at times), and causing turmoil all night ... and beginning again early the next morning. The second night we were there, I suppose a chaperone, stood outside our door talking with one of the girls from the room next door shouting expletives (including the f bomb) at her and asking her if she was drunk among other things. She was obviously intoxicated, so much we could smell the liquor under our door, and denied it. They yelled back and forth for a while and then he let her go back in her room. This commotion was going on all day and night and the hotel didn't seem to do anything to alleviate it. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Response by Red Lion Hotel Olympia Thank you for taking the time to write a review about our property! We are lucky enough to be in a beautiful location and once the remodeling is done, we hope the inside will be beautiful as well. I wanted to apologize for the issues you had during your stay with us. Normally all of the groups that stay with us are not noisy enough to be a bother to our other guests. The situation that you experience was definitely not pleasant and I can understand how it could ruin an overnight stay. Please do not think that this is the level of noise or bad behavior that our groups normally display because it definitely is not! We strive for excellent customer service and I do hope you give us another try to show you what we are really all about. Best, Jennifer Kiefl Catering and Sales Assistant
"Moving to Washinton"
This is a nice hotel they are updating the facility. They waived the pet fee for joining the Red Lion club.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice view from the restaurant"
Speedy checkin and checkout. Easy access from freeway. The lady working at breakfast one morning was a bit grumpy recovering from a flu, but other than that and the renovation everything else was great. Friendly front desk and very comfy bed.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Nice Remodel @ Red Lion in Olympia"
We were very pleased with our 1 night stay. The Red Lion's rooms are very clean and in excellent condition. They're just wrapping up a re-fresh of the hallways, entryways, public areas - it looks good. The breakfast buffet was good and a very good value at $8 each. Parking is free - always a bonus!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Beautiful place to stay!"
Overall good. I didn't receive a newspaper and there wasn't a "do not disturb" sign that I could put out. Desk people were very friendly.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Olympia Red Lion"
I really enjoyed my stay there, although there was remodeling going on, i felt at home. Great customer service.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Though the halls were under construction the room was clean. The front desk staff were very friendly and helpful, not so much with the restaurant staff. The room was very basic but the bed and bedding was very comfortable. If you are new to the area, having amenities such as the restaurant and lounge on site is nice, the prices were rather high for […] the meals offered. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Get it together."
I get it. You're under construction for an update. That excuses the condition of the unfinished drywall and carpet-less halls. What that doesn't excuse is the fact that your fire alarm went off twice during the late night and early morning, that you stuck us on a floor full of loud drunk people following the event you held (keep the partyers separate, […] maybe), that you got our room service order wrong, and that your bed was like sleeping on plywood. "Sorry about that" doesn't cut it. Get it together, people. I am going out of my way now to tell clients and witnesses to avoid your hotel for their stays in Oly. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Red Lion Hotel Olympia We appreciate you taking the time to comment about your stay with us as your feedback is important when providing excellent service to our guests. I apologize greatly for the experience that you encountered with other guests being loud in the hallway during your stay. We make every effort to ensure our guests are safe and comfortable and address situations that arise when other guests infringe upon that. I would also like to apologize for the fire alarm going off and your bed being uncomfortable as well. We do value you as a guest and we are always looking for ways to enhance our guest experience. We do hope that we will have the opportunity to serve you better on your next visit.
"Great staff, great stay"
They're remodeling, but the room was fine, with a water view, fridge, very comfortable bed, etc. The wireless worked fine, and the staff was very friendly and attentive. Would definitely stay there again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Wonderful, except for the repetitive drunk at door"
My friend, for whom I rented the room for her stay, said the room and hotel was dandy, but someone stumbling and fumbling en route to the ice machine and then soda machine kept trying to get into her room at 2:30 then 3:00 in the morning. That's a security and good rest issue. Front desk staff extremely pleasant; lobby looked absolutely lovely. Tha […] nks! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Upon arrival I was greeted by a very nice lady who upgraded my room to one overlooking the lake. I asked for champagne flutes to be sent to the room and she said she would call the restaurant and have them sent up. By the time I got to my room they were already there waiting for me. Clean and comfortable. A very nice hotel.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Fast from anywhere"
I enjoyed my stay because the staff was friendly, the room was clean, it was easy to find, and close to our business destinations.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Hotel was almost hidden"
I lived in Olympia for three years and so had some idea where the hotel is located. That said, I had to use my GPS navigation to find the hotel. More signage, especially well lit signage, would be quite helpful. The hotel itself was excellent. The staff was wonderful, the hotel clean, quiet, and comfortable.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
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