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"Great bartender named Ryan? My wife and I enjoyed him, he was Johnny on the spot, a far cry from the jerk who bartended there 2 years ago. " More

By a verified traveler on Mon 20 Aug 2018

Hotel Description

Hotel near Boise State University in Boise

Heart of Boise

Your stay at this Downtown Boise hotel places you within 2 miles (3 km) of Boise State University and Boise Centre. Boise Trolley Tour and Boise Art Glass are also within half a mile (1 km).

Free shuttle, parking

This hotel features an outdoor pool, a 24-hour fitness center, and a restaurant. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the business center, free WiFi in public areas, and free airport shuttle. Enjoy the spa tub and perks like free self parking.

Free WiFi, comfy beds

Featuring conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, the 182 guestrooms also offer free WiFi and TVs with cable channels. Other amenities include pillowtop beds, room service, and coffee/tea makers.

Room, 2 Double Beds, Accessible

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max
$80* Per night/room Jan 23 - Jan 24

Standard Room, 2 Double Beds

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Premium Room, 2 Double Beds, Pool View

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Premium Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Red Lion Hotel Boise Downtowner ratings based on 55 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.8 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Red Lion Hotel Boise Downtowner

Everyone (19) Couples (6) Family (11)
4 out of 5
The staff was super friendly and helpful. They made sure I had everything I needed and the room service was great the fruit was fresh and my food was freshly made

Posted by on Nov 10, 2019

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Nov 11, 2019 by Alan

Hello and thank you for staying with us. We're glad you enjoyed your visit!

2 out of 5
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Posted by on Oct 16, 2019

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Nov 21, 2019 by Alan

Hello, We're sorry you were unhappy with your experience here at the hotel. We will share your feedback with our team and work hard to improve for next time. Thanks for letting us know.

2 out of 5
Appearance was very worn and dated. Room and common areas were not very clean and areas where maintenance was needed to improve appearance. Felt dingy and dark. Staff was good, although they weren’t amazing or didn’t appear to go out of their way to interact.

Posted by on Sep 28, 2019

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Sep 30, 2019 by Alan

Hello, We're sorry you had some mixed results during your stay and were not completely satisfied. We will share your concerns with our team so they can address them right away. Thanks for staying with us and taking a moment to share your feedback.

5 out of 5
Great staff, location, and the room had an amazing view. Will come back again.

Posted by on Sep 25, 2019

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Sep 26, 2019 by Alan

Hello and thanks for staying with us. We're glad you enjoyed your visit!

4 out of 5
Hottub closed and pool unkempt and cold. Cleanliness of rooms good. Hallway rug needs replacing. Good blackout blinds.

Posted by on Sep 11, 2019

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Sep 12, 2019 by Alan

Hello, We're sorry you had mixed results during your recent visit. We'll be working hard to improve in the areas you mentioned. Thanks for your feedback.

4 out of 5
I appreciate the bikes to ride. View of homeless people across the street was ...interesting

Posted by on Aug 22, 2019

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Aug 22, 2019 by Alan

Hello, We're sorry you had mixed results during your visit. We'll share your feedback with our team and work on making improvements in the two areas you mentioned. Thanks for letting us know.

4 out of 5

Posted by on Aug 14, 2019

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Aug 14, 2019 by Alan

Hello and thanks for staying with us. We hope you enjoyed your visit!

3 out of 5
It’s s bit rundown albeit clean. The gearing and cooling system is quite old rendering the air conditioning in the late July heat less than effective.

Posted by on Aug 3, 2019

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Aug 5, 2019 by Alan

Hello and thanks for staying with us. We are sorry that you were less than satisfied with your experience at our hotel. We will share your feedback with our team in an effort to improve our services. Thank you for letting us know.

4 out of 5
Tried calling before arrival just to be put on hold twice and never helped.

Posted by on Aug 2, 2019

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5 out of 5
This was a great gathering place for my family. Facility was clean and great. Front desk staff was terrific. Housekeeping did not do anything in room for 3 out of 5 days. Only spruced up when specifically tracked down and asked. From check-in day there was hair in the bathtub drain. Although bed linens were nice a tight at the foot of the bed they were sloppy nad pulled out completely at the top so without maid service you had to completely take apart and remake your bed everyday. Looks like a great dog facility; many people had dogs here.

Posted by on Jul 9, 2019

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Jul 9, 2019 by Alan

Hello and thanks for staying with us. We're glad you enjoyed your visit!

About the Red Lion Hotel Boise Downtowner

Location 1800 Fairview Ave, Boise, ID 83702

Property Features

As a guest of Red Lion Hotel Boise Downtowner, you'll find an outdoor pool, a spa tub, a 24-hour fitness center, and complimentary bicycles. There's a restaurant on site, as well as a coffee shop/café. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. WiFi is free in public spaces. There's an onsite business center. Multilingual staff, gift shops/newsstands, and a garden are also featured at the business-friendly Red Lion Hotel Boise Downtowner. A roundtrip airport shuttle is free (available 24 hours). Free self parking is available. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this Boise hotel.

  • 182 guestrooms or units
  • 7 levels
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Business facilities
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Garden
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Boise, ID (BOI) (7.5 km / 4.7 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free airport shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Red Lion Hotel Boise Downtowner offers 182 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and coffee/tea makers. Beds feature pillowtop mattresses. Cable television is provided. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and microwaves. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Separate bedroom
  • Pillowtop beds
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy buffet breakfast on weekdays from 6 AM to 9 AM and on weekends from 6 AM to 10 AM.

Coffee Garden - This restaurant serves breakfast and lunch.

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

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

An outdoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a 24-hour fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

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

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille or raised signage

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Minimum check-in age is: 21

Special check-in instructions:

24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to get details.

Airport transportation is offered 24 hours a day. Fees may apply. For details, please contact the property in advance.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 10.00 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pets

  • Pets: USD 20 per pet, per day

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • Debit cards not accepted
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • 24-hour check-in
  • Debit cards
  • Number of children who can stay free - 2

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: USD 10.95 per person (approximately)
  • Pet fee: USD 20 per pet, per day
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10.00 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

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You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
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