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Red Lion River Inn

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Everything was as expected, one and only thing that should be mentioned is that breakfast is not included, shuttle bus service from/to the airport is a big plus!

Perfect location to the downtown area, bike trails and Gonzaga University.

First thing we noticed when walking into the room was the old stale smoke smell. It was obvious that it used to be a smoking room. Also, the room was very small for the price we paid. The breakfast was decent. We won't stay here again.

Beautiful room with kitchen. We loved Stanley. The Sawtooth Mountains are amazing. Hiking is great here.

Great location on the river, enjoyed walking trail to Gonzaga. Older carpeting but room furniture was fine, bed/bedding was very comfortable. Bathroom nicely remodeled. We really liked the outdoor patio at the restaurant and breakfast (included with room) was good (not great), could have used more staff at breakfast, i.e. coffee was running behind both mornings (and I thought coffee in the room was better than the restaurant!). Perkins restaurant is in walking distance, just across bridge, plus we walked to the Arc Thrift store twice right next door.

We reserved a Riverview room and in doing so Took two queen beds rather than a king bed. When we checked in, we were told that we had not reserved in Riverview room and that they were sold out. There were no apologies or offers of compensation. When we got to our room, there were leftover pretzels crunched in the floor by our bed. The bedsheets were standard fit rather than the deep pocket fit, so they did not stay on the bed. Our housekeeper came in during our stay and after she left, the squish pretzels were still there. I was very disappointed in our stay.

This hotel is average on the whole. The room was a good size, clean, comfortable and attractive. The problem was that it is over half a block long, two stories high, and people park their cars right by their rooms. This may seem convenient, but it makes for very noisy traffic at all hours. The second night, a group of 20+ -yr-olds moved in across the hall from us at about midnight. They were loud, shouting, arguing, laughing, swearing in the hall, going in and out of the room, slamming doors, etc. We called reception and they had security come and tell them to quiet down. They did not. After half hour, we had to call again. Security came again and warned them to be quiet. They did not. After an hour and a half of this, my husband called and said he would call the police or we would have to leave at 1 am if they didn't do something about the racket. They finally came and kicked the noisy people out. But it was too late for us. It took an hour and a half of intense noise for them to remedy the situation. We did not sleep, and my husband, who has a chronic illness and has to schedule his sleeping time on meds, had to miss his next day in Spokane in order to sleep during the day. I think it took them too long to get the rude people out, considering it was after midnight and they were going back and forth to their cars, probably drinking, and carousing. What are paying customers supposed to do? The hotel said they were sorry, but offered no compensation. Loud people in parking lot

Basic accommodations, nothing fancy. Clean with comfortable beds. Central location. Helpful staff. Good price. Would stay again.

Pet friendly, clean, great view of the river from the dining patio. Very nice hotel for the price.

It's right on the river, walk out the door and you can walk riverside for miles.

check in was uneventful room was tidy, however it was quite a hike from the lobby restaurant was decent

Staff very helpful. Had dinner there not the best food and over priced

We've stayed at the Red Lion River Inn twice now, and have loved it both times. Two pools, easy walking distance to plenty of shopping and dinner options, and a running path along the river make this a popular choice for our family. I'm sure we'll be back.

The Red Lion on the River only have the name of Red Lion but nothing luxurious about it. The inside of the hotel is dark and had a smell of a cigarette. It has 10 exits to the outside but no accessible elevator. Only two floors and no hot tub or pool inside. The water in the outside pool is around 60 degrees but the staff claims its kept at 80 degrees. The breakfast is horrible and cheap. Run down coffees and unfriendly staff. Never staying there again.

It was my first time to stay in this hotel. It was a really nice experience and Absolutely I will come back. I asked to change my room to have a better view, they willingly accepted my request and gave me a beautiful view by the river.

We arrived around 11:30 p.m. The free airport shuttle was right there waiting (for airline staff) and we got right on and drove off. Bed and pillow were very comfortable. Free airport shuttle back that afternoon. EASY. Staff was VERY nice.

Over night stay while visiting Gonzaga. Everything was fine.

They've improved a lot since I had stayed there a few years back. Very pleased and very clean. Food was fantastic as well as the staff.

Front desk and check-in, great. Staff around hotel, nice. Location, convenient. Rooms, DIRTY! I could tell the room was not clean the moment we walked in from the looks of the bathroom floor and the ring in the toilet. Our kids' feet turned black from walking around the room, and there were crusty marks on parts of table tops throughout the room. Coming back to the room the next day, the beds were fixed all nice, but all the things on the bathroom floor were still there, so I could tell they still didn't at least sweep.

It's nice has access to outdoor if on the bottom floor

Room options

Room, 1 Queen Bed, Accessible

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Premium Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Premium Room, 2 Queen Beds

Queen 2 | Sleeps 5

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds

Queen 2 | Sleeps 5

Guest reviews for Red Lion River Inn

Everyone (26) Business (39) Couples (37) Family (38) Other (12) Friends (12)
4
Everyone

Everything was as expected, one and only thing that should be mentioned is that breakfast is not included, shuttle bus service from/to the airport is a big plus!

By on Sep 20, 2017

4
Everyone

Perfect location to the downtown area, bike trails and Gonzaga University.

By on Sep 6, 2017

2

expected better for the price we paid

Everyone

First thing we noticed when walking into the room was the old stale smoke smell. It was obvious that it used to be a smoking room. Also, the room was very small for the price we paid. The breakfast was decent. We won't stay here again.

By on Sep 4, 2017

5

riverside comfort

Everyone

Beautiful room with kitchen. We loved Stanley. The Sawtooth Mountains are amazing. Hiking is great here.

By on Aug 23, 2017

4

good stay overall!

Everyone

Great location on the river, enjoyed walking trail to Gonzaga. Older carpeting but room furniture was fine, bed/bedding was very comfortable. Bathroom nicely remodeled. We really liked the outdoor patio at the restaurant and breakfast (included with room) was good (not great), could have used more staff at breakfast, i.e. coffee was running behind both mornings (and I thought coffee in the room was better than the restaurant!). Perkins restaurant is in walking distance, just across bridge, plus we walked to the Arc Thrift store twice right next door.

By , from Washington on Aug 5, 2017

2

did not live up to expectations

Everyone

We reserved a Riverview room and in doing so Took two queen beds rather than a king bed. When we checked in, we were told that we had not reserved in Riverview room and that they were sold out. There were no apologies or offers of compensation. When we got to our room, there were leftover pretzels crunched in the floor by our bed. The bedsheets were standard fit rather than the deep pocket fit, so they did not stay on the bed. Our housekeeper came in during our stay and after she left, the squish pretzels were still there. I was very disappointed in our stay.

By , from Oak Harbor, WA on Aug 2, 2017

3

too much like a motel

Couples
spiderwebs covering window

This hotel is average on the whole. The room was a good size, clean, comfortable and attractive. The problem was that it is over half a block long, two stories high, and people park their cars right by their rooms. This may seem convenient, but it makes for very noisy traffic at all hours. The second night, a group of 20+ -yr-olds moved in across the hall from us at about midnight. They were loud, shouting, arguing, laughing, swearing in the hall, going in and out of the room, slamming doors, etc. We called reception and they had security come and tell them to quiet down. They did not. After half hour, we had to call again. Security came again and warned them to be quiet. They did not. After an hour and a half of this, my husband called and said he would call the police or we would have to leave at 1 am if they didn't do something about the racket. They finally came and kicked the noisy people out. But it was too late for us. It took an hour and a half of intense noise for them to remedy the situation. We did not sleep, and my husband, who has a chronic illness and has to schedule his sleeping time on meds, had to miss his next day in Spokane in order to sleep during the day. I think it took them too long to get the rude people out, considering it was after midnight and they were going back and forth to their cars, probably drinking, and carousing. What are paying customers supposed to do? The hotel said they were sorry, but offered no compensation. Loud people in parking lot

By , from Blaine, WA on Jul 18, 2017

4

basic clean central location

Everyone

Basic accommodations, nothing fancy. Clean with comfortable beds. Central location. Helpful staff. Good price. Would stay again.

By , from r on Jul 5, 2017

5

nice hotel on the river.

Everyone

Pet friendly, clean, great view of the river from the dining patio. Very nice hotel for the price.

By on Jun 27, 2017

4

first time in spokane

Everyone

It's right on the river, walk out the door and you can walk riverside for miles.

By on May 27, 2017