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1 room, 2 adults

Red Lion Hotel Boise Downtowner, Boise

3-star3 stars
1800 Fairview Ave, Boise, ID, 83702, United States of America

3-star hotel with outdoor pool, near Boise State University
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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Great location
Fantastic service
Bar is awesome
Amenities are not the best
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From 618 reviews

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Red Lion Hotel Boise Downtowner, Boise

from $95
  • Standard Room, 2 Double Beds
  • Room, 2 Double Beds, Accessible
  • Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed
  • Premium Room, 1 King Bed
  • Room, 1 King Bed, Corner
  • Room, 2 Queen Beds

What’s around Red Lion Hotel Boise Downtowner, Boise


  • In Downtown Boise
  • Boise State University - 23 min walk
  • Taco Bell Arena - 37 min walk
  • Albertsons Stadium - 41 min walk
  • Boise Centre - 16 min walk
  • Boise Trolley Tour - 10 min walk
  • Boise Art Glass - 10 min walk
  • Woodland Empire Ale Craft - 11 min walk

Getting around

  • Boise, ID (BOI) - 9 min drive
  • Free self parking
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Free area shuttle

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 182 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 7 floors


  • 24-hour check-in
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-out

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets allowed *


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms

WiFi rated super fast

  • Great for browsing, email, gaming, streaming, and video chat



  • Free airport shuttle


  • Free self parking


  • Free area shuttle
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Room service (during limited hours)
Things to do
  • Free bicycles on site
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Cross-country skiing nearby
  • Downhill skiing nearby
  • Snowboarding nearby
  • Snowmobiling nearby
  • Snowshoeing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
Working away
  • Business center
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Elevator/lift
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Television in common areas
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Pillowtop mattress
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • TV
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Coffee Garden - This restaurant serves breakfast and lunch.

Characters Sports Bar - This restaurant serves dinner only. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.


On Site

  • Spa tub
  • Free bicycles on site


  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Cross-country skiing nearby
  • Downhill skiing nearby
  • Snowboarding nearby
  • Snowmobiling nearby
  • Snowshoeing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

Red Lion Hotel Boise Downtowner, Boise’s small print


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Also known as

  • Red Lion Boise Downtowner
  • Red Lion Downtowner
  • Red Lion Hotel Boise Downtowner
  • Red Lion Hotel Downtowner
  • Boise Red Lion
  • Red Lion Boise

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for USD 10.00 per night

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of USD 10.95 per person (approximately)

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 15 per pet, per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Recent reviews

Good 7.6 From 854 reviews

Very Good 8.0
Everything was great. The location makes it easy to walk to everything. Check out Big City Coffee or Txiketio. People are nice.
Joseph, usOther trip
Fair 4.0
need to keep up with repairs.
Room Phone didn't work so you can't call the front desk, toilet wouldn't flush and was repaired just before we checked out. Elevator only works some of the time.
Nina, us1 night business trip
Good 6.0
I signed up for a hotel with a pool and free breakfast. What I got was a pool that was closed still and under construction and an expensive breakfast option. When I search for a hotel these are two non-negotiables and I check both boxes for my search filters. I didn’t expect that breakfast wasn’t free because I had specifically requested it. It would be nice if your site would tell me that the pool is closed for whatever reason. This would have changed my booking significantly. Housecleaning was great and beyond expectation. Front desk was a mixed bag of helpful and not-so-friendly.
Matt, us4 night family trip
Good 6.0
It was okay
My first impression is that the hotel is outdated and needs a beauty lift. The staff were extremely friendly and a pleasure. The room is okay, but the mattress was softer than I would have liked as well as flat pillows. We ordered room service which was timely and delicious however we placed our tray outside our door and it sat in the halls for a day or 2 each time instead of being picked up. The pool and hot tub were both closed and this was not communicated on the website nor when we checked in, which had we know we would not have stayed there. The location is convenient from the airport, but had to take an Uber each night since the location is a distance from the downtown walking to. Definitely will pick another hotel next time we visit that meet our criteria.
Michele, usRomance trip
Fair 4.0
Not impressed
Upon checking in, the girl at the counter had no idea how to accept cash. The other person working with her had to stop what she was doing and help. After two nights at the hotel my room key card wouldn’t work. The same girl was working the desk and reset my key. It still didn’t work. The second visit down she tried telling me my key was de-magnetized by my phone and I shouldn’t keep my key in my purse. Well, where should I keep it then?? I didn’t even mention that my air didn’t work the entire time I was there. Who knows how that could have been my fault too!! I kept my balcony door open the entire visit. I won’t be staying here again!!
Janice, us3 night family trip

Red Lion Hotel Boise Downtowner, Boise

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