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Red Lion Hotel Bellevue

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

For the price, this is a good choice in Bellevue. I was surprised to have a $10 overnight parking fee in the uncovered and untended parking lot and a service fee - so add $15 to whatever you're paying on Orbitz. Still, I was happy with Red Lion.

The 24/7 shuttle service provided was very much appreciated. I enjoyed the breakfast buffet and the dining room environment.. a first, after two weeks of travel.

I chose the Red Lion as I am familiar with the brand and it was the most reasonably priced option. My expectations were low but I was pleasantly surprised. The property is "full-service" with a restaurant, lounge/bar, pool, lobby lounge and business center. The location is very convenient to Bellevue and located adjacent to I-405 for easy access to Seattle and other north, south destinations.

In town to run Jack and Jill Downhill Marathon in Snoqualmie. Hotel in perfect location between Seattle and Issaquah Mountains (easy access to/from). Staff was great in attending to our needs, the hotel was quiet and the breakfast every morning was a bonus!

We stayed 2 nights in this hotel. The pool was refreshing for our kids and the rooms were quiet. The outer doors to the hotel wings didn't always work for our keys and we had to go to the front desk twice to get our room keys re-keyed. Overall it was a place to rest our heads that was quiet and comfortable. This hotel was great for that.

Great location - off the freeway but quiet. Complimentary shuttle within a 3 mile radius- great for the mall and bus station in Bellevue. Bed topper and pillows were comfy and fluffy. We all slept well. Toiletries and towels were replenished timely. Shower had good pressure. Check in and check out was fast. Coffee and tea in the lobby. Coffeemaker and fridge inside room. When going to Seattle, take the express bus from Bellevue bus station ($2.50 per person one way 30 min bus ride to International District train/bus stop) No elevator. Furniture/ decor old and outdated; carpet was gross; hallways smelled of marijuana; computer in the lobby is very slow. There's a $4.95 "resort fee" per day which includes gym, pool, wifi. Breakfast buffet is $11. Lady server in the breakfast area is hard to understand, rude and not so welcoming - not sure if it's a language barrier issue. Luis in the front desk could use a refresher course on handling phone calls with tact. Three times I called asking about parking fees; shuttle pickup and room amenities and each time he was curt and with a condescending tone.

1. Free shuttle that runs 24/7. 2 Close to bus terminal. 3. Whole foods nearby (remember shuttle). 4. Major shoping center nearby. 5. Room was clean and bed comfortable. TV adequate. Small fridge (not very cold). Quiet. Lots of towels. Shower and bath. 6. Staff helpful. 7. Computer in lobby with printer. 8. AC good but noisy. 9. Ice machine. 10. There is a pool that looked ok. 11. There is a restaurant but I did not go there. They served breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Great location - off the freeway but quiet. Complimentary shuttle within a 3 mile radius- great for the mall and bus station in Bellevue. Bed topper and pillows were comfy and fluffy. We all slept well. Toiletries and towels were replenished timely. Shower had good pressure. Check in and check out was fast. Coffee and tea in the lobby. Coffeemaker and fridge inside room. When going to Seattle, take the express bus from Bellevue bus station ($2.50 per person one way 30 min bus ride to International District train/bus stop) No elevator. Furniture/ decor old and outdated; carpet was gross; hallways smelled of marijuana; computer in the lobby is very slow. There's a $4.95 "resort fee" per day which includes gym, pool, wifi. Breakfast buffet is $11. Lady server in the breakfast area is hard to understand, rude and not so welcoming - not sure if it's a language barrier issue. Luis in the front desk could use a refresher course on handling phone calls with tact. Three times I called asking about parking fees; shuttle pickup and room amenities and each time he was curt and with a condescending tone.

The whole experience was okay. The room was underwhelming and a little dingy. The staff was friendly enough. The breakfast accommodations were ice. The outdoor pool is mentioned in the hotel listing on Orbitz 11 times. 3 times it mentions that the pool is seasonal. Apparently May 20-21 is not within the pool season. My kids were very disappointed when the front desk attendant told us that it was "closed for the winter". I'm pretty sure that winter ends in March......

The room was a bit noisy. Checked in was slow around 7:30pm because only one lady at front desk at night only but too many guests check in or asked questions. It was a fully booked night. Checked out has 3 staff and super nice. I stayed here last year with 1 King size bedroom was better on the main building 2nd floor so it's quiet. This time the restaurant staff didn't ask for tips at free buffet breakfast time. Last year I was surprised to ask by the server staff about giving them tips.

old but very nice. Needs updating. Food for breakfast is great. TV is new but needs tv guide to see what is available in the future.. not on right now.

The location and price were great. Room a little small but pet friendly. Very good breakfast and happy hour. I would stay again,

The hotel staff was great especially Gladys at the front.

Decent hotel, a bit overpriced for the condition. No complimentary breakfast.

The staff was friendly and this was a great location for us. The hotel overall was quiet and great for our stay. We will stay here again when we visit!

The room was clean and smelled just like clean laundry. The staff were very helpful and super nice.

The only problem we had was contacting the hotel to inform them we would be arriving late. They seemed to having problems with their phone system. However, upon arrival our room was ready for us even though we had not guaranteed it for late arrival.

I was there attending a wedding and wanted something close to Seattle but away from the group. More private. The hotel was fine.

We stayed here on a convention weekend. Beds were comfy enough, and overall the experience was fine. We just slept there when not at the event. We did have some trouble with the tub being clogged, but it was promptly fixed by staff. Perfectly nice spot if you just need a safe, comfy place to rest your head.

11211 Main St Bellevue WA

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool
  • 24-hour fitness center

Red Lion Hotel Bellevue places you within a mile (2 km) of Bellevue Botanical Garden and Bellevue Arts Museum. This 181 -room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like an outdoor pool, a 24-hour fitness center, and free in-room WiFi. Also near this Bellevue hotel are Bellevue College and Lincoln Square.


Dining

Explore the hotel and meet new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge, or enjoy a bite to eat at the onsite restaurant. Start each morning with breakfast, served for a fee from 6:30 AM to 10 AM.


Rooms

Red Lion Hotel Bellevue's 181 air-conditioned rooms provide balconies, microwaves, and refrigerators. Flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries, and beds sport premium bedding. Other amenities include coffee makers, free local calls, and ironing boards.


Property features

At Red Lion Hotel Bellevue, guests enjoy features like an outdoor pool, a 24-hour fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. Self parking is offered for USD 9.00 per night. Front-desk staff can answer questions 24/7, and assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include conference space, a 24-hour business center, and a seasonal outdoor pool.

Room options

Standard Room, 2 Double Beds

Full 2 | Sleeps 5

Room, 1 King Bed (Accessible)

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Premium Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Guest reviews for Red Lion Hotel Bellevue

Everyone (27) Business (16) Couples (27) Family (18) Other (5) Friends (8)
4

good value with a surprise charge

Everyone

For the price, this is a good choice in Bellevue. I was surprised to have a $10 overnight parking fee in the uncovered and untended parking lot and a service fee - so add $15 to whatever you're paying on Orbitz. Still, I was happy with Red Lion.

By , from Bellevue, WA on Oct 18, 2017

4

shuttle service

Everyone

The 24/7 shuttle service provided was very much appreciated. I enjoyed the breakfast buffet and the dining room environment.. a first, after two weeks of travel.

By on Aug 30, 2017

Review comment responded on Sep 5, 2017

I would like to thank you for your review and I am happy to see that you were able to enjoy our Roaring Start Breakfast and our shuttle service. We value you as our guest, and look forward to having you with us again soon. Best regards, Jim Baierl Best regards, Jim Baierl

5

bargain in bellevue wa

Everyone

I chose the Red Lion as I am familiar with the brand and it was the most reasonably priced option. My expectations were low but I was pleasantly surprised. The property is "full-service" with a restaurant, lounge/bar, pool, lobby lounge and business center. The location is very convenient to Bellevue and located adjacent to I-405 for easy access to Seattle and other north, south destinations.

By , from Kennewick, WA on Aug 24, 2017

Review comment responded on Sep 5, 2017

Dear MajorDad, Thank you for taking your time to offer your kind comments regarding our hotel. I appreciate that you mentioned the value we offer our guests in this market. We take pride in offering all of the amenities that our higher priced competitors have without the added cost! Hope to see you soon! Regards, Jim Baierl

5

great location!

Everyone

In town to run Jack and Jill Downhill Marathon in Snoqualmie. Hotel in perfect location between Seattle and Issaquah Mountains (easy access to/from). Staff was great in attending to our needs, the hotel was quiet and the breakfast every morning was a bonus!

By , from Fort Worth, TX on Aug 6, 2017

Review comment responded on Aug 10, 2017

Dear Alberto, Thank you so much for your glowing review of our hotel and staff. I'm delighted that you enjoyed your stay and received attentive service from our staff. We can't wait to see you again! Warm regards, Jim Baierl

4

worked for what we needed

Everyone

We stayed 2 nights in this hotel. The pool was refreshing for our kids and the rooms were quiet. The outer doors to the hotel wings didn't always work for our keys and we had to go to the front desk twice to get our room keys re-keyed. Overall it was a place to rest our heads that was quiet and comfortable. This hotel was great for that.

By on Jul 13, 2017

Review comment responded on Jul 17, 2017

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay! I am glad to hear we got the basics right and you were able to enjoy a good night’s rest in a quiet room. However, I am sorry for the hassle of having to remake your key cards on a daily basis. The key cards are sensitive and tend to deactivate when next to technology. We value you as our guest and look forward to having you stay with us again soon. Kind regards, Jim Baierl

3
Everyone

Great location - off the freeway but quiet. Complimentary shuttle within a 3 mile radius- great for the mall and bus station in Bellevue. Bed topper and pillows were comfy and fluffy. We all slept well. Toiletries and towels were replenished timely. Shower had good pressure. Check in and check out was fast. Coffee and tea in the lobby. Coffeemaker and fridge inside room. When going to Seattle, take the express bus from Bellevue bus station ($2.50 per person one way 30 min bus ride to International District train/bus stop) No elevator. Furniture/ decor old and outdated; carpet was gross; hallways smelled of marijuana; computer in the lobby is very slow. There's a $4.95 "resort fee" per day which includes gym, pool, wifi. Breakfast buffet is $11. Lady server in the breakfast area is hard to understand, rude and not so welcoming - not sure if it's a language barrier issue. Luis in the front desk could use a refresher course on handling phone calls with tact. Three times I called asking about parking fees; shuttle pickup and room amenities and each time he was curt and with a condescending tone.

By , from Orange county on Jul 10, 2017

Review comment responded on Jul 17, 2017

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for taking the time to express your thoughts regarding your recent stay at our hotel. We review all of the feedback we receive and do use it constructively. I’m sorry to hear that the lobby computer was a bit on the slow side and you also encountered some other issues. You can be sure that we will take a look at this and do our best to resolve it. We strive to provide our guests with the best service possible. Hope to have you back at our property again soon. Kind regards, Jim Baierl

4

staying alive

Everyone

1. Free shuttle that runs 24/7. 2 Close to bus terminal. 3. Whole foods nearby (remember shuttle). 4. Major shoping center nearby. 5. Room was clean and bed comfortable. TV adequate. Small fridge (not very cold). Quiet. Lots of towels. Shower and bath. 6. Staff helpful. 7. Computer in lobby with printer. 8. AC good but noisy. 9. Ice machine. 10. There is a pool that looked ok. 11. There is a restaurant but I did not go there. They served breakfast, lunch and dinner.

By , from STLMOUSA on Jul 3, 2017

Review comment responded on Jul 10, 2017

Dear Lorenzo, Thanks so much for the awesome review of our hotel. It is always great to exceed our guest’s expectations, we are happy to have provided you with an enjoyable experience on your recent trip to Bellevue! We look forward to having you as our guest on your next visit. Best regards, Jim Baierl

3
Everyone

Great location - off the freeway but quiet. Complimentary shuttle within a 3 mile radius- great for the mall and bus station in Bellevue. Bed topper and pillows were comfy and fluffy. We all slept well. Toiletries and towels were replenished timely. Shower had good pressure. Check in and check out was fast. Coffee and tea in the lobby. Coffeemaker and fridge inside room. When going to Seattle, take the express bus from Bellevue bus station ($2.50 per person one way 30 min bus ride to International District train/bus stop) No elevator. Furniture/ decor old and outdated; carpet was gross; hallways smelled of marijuana; computer in the lobby is very slow. There's a $4.95 "resort fee" per day which includes gym, pool, wifi. Breakfast buffet is $11. Lady server in the breakfast area is hard to understand, rude and not so welcoming - not sure if it's a language barrier issue. Luis in the front desk could use a refresher course on handling phone calls with tact. Three times I called asking about parking fees; shuttle pickup and room amenities and each time he was curt and with a condescending tone.

By , from orange county, ca on Jun 23, 2017

Review comment responded on Jun 28, 2017

Dear valued guest, Thank you for taking the time to offer some feedback regarding your most recent stay at the Red Lion Hotel in Bellevue. It is great to hear that most everything about your stay worked out so well for you. I do apologize if you encountered some confusion with Louis. We will address all issues with the appreciate departments. We look forward to your next arrival! Sincerely, Jim Baierl

3

"seasonal outdoor pool"

Everyone

The whole experience was okay. The room was underwhelming and a little dingy. The staff was friendly enough. The breakfast accommodations were ice. The outdoor pool is mentioned in the hotel listing on Orbitz 11 times. 3 times it mentions that the pool is seasonal. Apparently May 20-21 is not within the pool season. My kids were very disappointed when the front desk attendant told us that it was "closed for the winter". I'm pretty sure that winter ends in March......

By , from Idaho on May 23, 2017

Review comment responded on May 26, 2017

Hello Ozzy, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to the Bellevue Red Lion Hotel. I must apologize about the confusion you experienced with our pool. We do usually open the pool on the Memorial Day Weekend. Hopefully you can come back and visit us again so the kids could enjoy our pool. Best regards, Jim Baierl

3

the room was too noisy. and slow checked in.

Everyone

The room was a bit noisy. Checked in was slow around 7:30pm because only one lady at front desk at night only but too many guests check in or asked questions. It was a fully booked night. Checked out has 3 staff and super nice. I stayed here last year with 1 King size bedroom was better on the main building 2nd floor so it's quiet. This time the restaurant staff didn't ask for tips at free buffet breakfast time. Last year I was surprised to ask by the server staff about giving them tips.

By , from Vancouver on Apr 24, 2017

Review comment responded on May 2, 2017

Dear Barbara, Thank you for your detailed comments about your experience with us. We're glad that despite some issues you still enjoyed your stay. I'm sorry that my staff was not always available, unfortunately our small team has to often step out of the desk and perhaps you caught them at a bad moment, as our goal is to always give you our undivided attention. With your feedback we hope to address this so the next time your experience is flawless. Hope to see you again! Warm regards, Jim Baierl