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Reviewed 4 July 2015

We had been staying in some budget motels before we got here. We were paying more and getting a lot less. The Red Lion is very nice in the lobby and room. The bed is huge and very comfortable. The restaurant is modest, but the food was good. This is a good place to stay, and it is convenient to...

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RL828, General Manager at Red Lion Hotel Boise Downtowner, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to respond on Trip Advisor and recommend our hotels to others! We appreciate that very much! Ken Kester General Manager

Morehead City, North Carolina
Reviewed 1 July 2015

Good location close to downtown within walking distance as we headed into town for the Live after 5 music. We did enjoy the outdoor pool and hot tub. Next door we discovered an amazing sushi restaurant 'Sushi joy'

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RL828, General Manager at Red Lion Hotel Boise Downtowner, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive comments regarding our amenities and hotel. We appreciate you posting your support on Trip Advisor. I do hope that you will come back and visit us again and if there is anything I can do to assist you with your next reservation, please do not hesitate to contact us directly. Ken Kester General Manager

Oakland, California
Reviewed 16 June 2015

On site bar. Very reasonable bar prices, free popcorn and screen tv for sports. Very clean rooms. Clean gym with filtered cold water. There were free bikes for bike riding. My only gripe would be the toilet had a slow flush , which meant you had to hold the handle down to make sure it went down.

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RL828, General Manager at Red Lion Hotel Boise Downtowner, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive comments regarding our amenities and hotel. We appreciate you posting your support on Trip Advisor. I do hope that you will come back and visit us again and if there is anything I can do to assist you with your next reservation, please do not hesitate to contact us directly. Ken Kester General Manager

Oregon
Reviewed 14 June 2015

While it is a little better than some Red Lions I have stayed in it was still a disappointing experience. The food at the bar was actually pretty good, but my food was charged to my room despite me telling the server I just wanted to pay for it( I also gave the server my credit card and signed for...

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RL828, General Manager at Red Lion Hotel Boise Downtowner, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to submit a review on our property and your time with us. We value the input of all of our guests. I would like to apologize for not meeting your expectations. I'm sorry that there were issues with your food bill from our bar and the way we handled your co-worker's guest rooms issue....

Albuquerque, New Mexico
Reviewed 14 June 2015

I stayed here as a a result of an "express deal" with Priceline. I paid $59 + tax. To the best of my knowledge, this is the only non airport area hotel that offers van service to and from the Boise airport. Very nice business hotel. My only gripe is that the hotel was over a mile from downtown. I...

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RL828, General Manager at Red Lion Hotel Boise Downtowner, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to submit a review on our property and your time with us. We value the input of all of our guests and are very pleased that you had a positive experience. We do hope that you will come and visit us again and if there is anything we can do to assist...

Twin Falls, Idaho
Reviewed 10 June 2015

Great service can't wait to stay there again! If you like Chines food there is a Excellent chines restaurant behind the hotel. The staff is very knowledgeable about locale activities and help my wife and I find some really fun things to do.

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RL828, General Manager at Red Lion Hotel Boise Downtowner, responded to this review

We were thrilled to know that you had a great time with us during your recent stay. Thank you for taking the time to write such wonderful comments about our staff and hotel. Thank you for writing about your positive experience on Trip Advisor and recommending our hotels to others! We appreciate the support! Sincerely, Ken Kester General Manager

Wallowa, Oregon, USA
Reviewed 27 May 2015

I only use a hotel to sleep in, so my needs are few. Bed, TV, internet, breakfast. This hotel provides them all, clean, neat, and perfect. The people at the front desk were fun, responsive, entertaining, and informative.

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RL828, General Manager at Red Lion Hotel Boise Downtowner, responded to this review

I appreciate you writing about your positive experience on Trip Advisor and recommending our hotel to others! We appreciate the support! I do hope that you will come back and visit us again and if there is anything I can do to assist you with your next reservation, please do not hesitate to contact us directly. Ken Kester General Manager

Reardan, Washington
Reviewed 25 May 2015 via mobile

Stayed here two nights, the 22nd & 23rd of May. Got the deluxe king bed room. Was up in the tower section on 7th floor. When you reserve the room with a credit card they charge an extra $40 per night as sort of a deposit. Be aware of that. Glad I didn't use my debit card as that could...

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RL828, General Manager at Red Lion Hotel Boise Downtowner, responded to this review

I would like to extend my appreciation for the time you spent sharing your observations with us. I am truly sorry that you had a less than perfect stay. The points you addressed are very understandable and we appreciate you bringing them to our attention. I do hope that you will come back and visit us again and if there...

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Reviewed 21 May 2015

I was afraid of check-in because I left my credit card at home, but the front desk made it easy and made me feel very welcome. The room was clean and the beds and pillows so comfortable I slept like a baby. I stayed 2 nights for a conference. The cleaning of the room was excellent. All of my meals...

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RL828, General Manager at Red Lion Hotel Boise Downtowner, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive comments regarding our staff and amenities. We appreciate you posting your support on Trip Advisor. I do hope that you will come back and visit us again and if there is anything I can do to assist you with your next reservation, please do not hesitate to contact us directly. Ken Kester General Manager

Reviewed 20 May 2015

This is not a 3 star hotel...Maybe it was 40 years ago when it was built. Overall it seems OK but upon closer inspection the quality of the rooms is terrible. There was a blood spot on the towel in my room, I don't think the linens had been changed (I have no proof other than that all the sheets...

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RL828, General Manager at Red Lion Hotel Boise Downtowner, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to submit a review on our property and your time with us. We value the input of all of our guests. I would like to apologize for not meeting your expectations. I hope you will come back and give us another chance to earn your business. Ken Kester General Manager

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Pool
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
An ideal location in the center of everything and conveniently located off I-184 in the core of downtown Boise, Red Lion Hotel Boise Downtowner is just 15 minutes from the airport via our free airport transportation. Take a short drive to the State Capitol, the Boise Convention Center and many other popular attractions. We're just minutes away from the beautiful Boise River and Boise State University.182 fully renovated, comfortable guest rooms and two spacious suites welcome you to our seven-story, full-service property. Guest rooms feature 37" flat-screen televisions, microwaves, mini-refrigerators, phones and coffeemakers. Complimentary wi-fi is also available throughout the hotel, including all guest and meeting spaces. Take advantage our fitness center, whirlpool and swimming pool and take some time to explore Boise's Greenbelt jogging path, just steps away. Seven golf courses, shopping, skiing, rafting and the great Idaho outdoors are all close by.With 8,000 square feet of flexible meeting and banquet space, the Red Lion Hotel Boise Downtowner is a full service convention hotel able to accommodate up to 250 guests for your next conference or special occasion.This hotel offers a range of dining options, including a'la carte restaurant dining from an abbreviated menu to a cozy lounge in which to order appetizers and a beverage to enjoy with your Café2Go purchases. All select service hotels feature the Roaring Start Breakfast Buffet, Café2Go and catering services. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Red Lion Hotel Boise Downtowner

Address: 1800 W Fairview Ave, Boise, ID 83702-5123 (Formerly Doubletree Boise Downtowner)
Region: United States > Idaho > Boise
Price Range: $151 - $201 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Red Lion Hotel Boise Downtowner 3*
Number of rooms: 182
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Also Known As:
Red Lion Boise
Boise Red Lion
Hotel Style:
#17 Family Hotel in Boise
#23 Business Hotel in Boise
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