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"I appreciated our view of the park, however I felt the Hotel is in desperate need of updating. I comes across as old and out dated. Customer service w ... " More

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Hotel Description

3-star hotel perfect for exploring Olympia

City center stay

Within a 10-minute walk of the hotel, you'll find State Theater and Hands On Children's Museum. Percival Landing and WET Science Center are also within half a mile (1 km).

Free perks

This hotel doesn't skimp on freebies - guests receive free full breakfast, free WiFi, and free self parking. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 3 conference rooms, along with the business center. Enjoy the gym and conveniences like a 24-hour front desk and concierge services.

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$109* Per night/room Oct 2 - Oct 3

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Premium Room, 1 King Bed (Top Floors)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Suite, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Room, 1 Queen Bed, Accessible

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Premium Room, 2 Queen Beds (Top Floors)

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Red Lion Inn & Suites Olympia, Governor Hotel ratings based on 26 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.4 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Red Lion Inn & Suites Olympia, Governor Hotel

Everyone (6) Couples (6) Family (13)
2 out of 5
Downtown location great! No secure parking, both ice machines broken, very dirty vent in room and general poor condition of property not great.

Posted by on Apr 30, 2022

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May 2, 2022 by Alana-Front Office Manager

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We take every comment and us it in an effort to improve our service and facility.

5 out of 5
I appreciated our view of the park, however I felt the Hotel is in desperate need of updating. I comes across as old and out dated. Customer service was kind and helpful. We ask for a high level room and late check in and both were accommodated. I've stayed at other Red Lions and this one was not to typical standard. Heater was TERRIBLE !

Posted by on Jan 10, 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jan 11, 2022 by Anna, Front Desk Supervisor

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel, Jeannine. We're glad that our front desk staff was able to meet all of your needs while staying with us. We will use your feedback in our continuous efforts to improve our property and hope to see you again soon!

4 out of 5
I liked the staff and the decor.

Posted by , from colorado springs on Oct 16, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Oct 19, 2021 by Daniel Moran, General Manager

Than you kindly for the positive review. Please come back soon!

4 out of 5
Location was perfect for our needs, front office personnel were pleasant, room was dated but clean, fire alarm woke us up in the morning, false alarm obviously, but quite the adventure, and the woman who worked in the breakfast area worked tirelessly - interesting system for breakfast but hot and basic.

Posted by on Aug 5, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 9, 2021 by Guest Relations

Thank you for choosing the Red Lion Inn & Suites Olympia, Governor Hotel. We appreciate your feedback, and are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We apologize for the fire alarm inconveniencing your stay. As new owners of this iconic property in Olympia's Historic District, we're excited to be ushering in a new era, and new life, for The Governor Hotel. While we have had to unfortunately delay our renovation timeline, we are eager to begin this work this year. We look forward to welcoming you back as our guest during or upon completion of all our upgrades. Thanks again!

1 out of 5
Property is in a bad area of Olympia. The hotel and rooms were nasty. We reserved the room so we wouldn’t have to drive home after a party at a friends house. After checking in we decided immediately to drive home that night. The leather head board had large holes in it from use and rest of room, like the hotel, was outdated and just seemed outdated. It was so bad we were not going to stay. I guess the Red Lion properties aren’t what they used to be.

Posted by on Aug 1, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 4, 2021 by Shawn M.

Thank you for choosing the Red Lion Inn & Suites Olympia, Governor Hotel. We appreciate your feedback, and are sorry to hear you did not get to enjoy your full stay with us. We have shared your comments with our housekeeping and maintenance teams. As new owners of this iconic property in Olympia's Historic District, we're excited to be ushering in a new era, and new life, for The Governor Hotel. While we have had to unfortunately delay our renovation timeline, we are eager to begin this work this year. We hope you are able to visit us again during or upon completion of all our upgrades. Thanks again!

5 out of 5
Very clean and nice looking hotel. You can tell the building itself is on the older side but they’ve done a great job of remodeling. I think a few more improvements could be made l, like updating the heating/cooling system in the rooms to where you can set and actual temperature rather than high, low, etc. Front desk staff was very friendly and knowledgeable about the area, she offered some great suggestions for things to do. They allowed us to check in early too which was great. Love that it’s within walking distance of the waterfront, farmers market and lots of shops.

Posted by on Jul 23, 2021

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Jul 23, 2021 by Shawn M.

Thank you for choosing the Red Lion Inn & Suites Olympia, Governor Hotel. We appreciate your feedback, and are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. As new owners of this iconic property in Olympia's Historic District, we're excited to be ushering in a new era, and new life, for The Governor Hotel. While we have had to unfortunately delay our renovation timeline, we are eager to begin this work this year. We look forward to welcoming you back during or upon completion of all our upgrades. Thanks again!

3 out of 5
I thought the bed was very comfortable and the breakfast was good. But the building is old and needs updating, the windows and doors in the lobby and exits need to be cleaned. The area outside did not feel safe and there was a lot of trash. It is also a hangout for the homeless. Felt kind of sad.

Posted by on Jul 17, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 18, 2021 by Cassandra Front Desk Agent

Thank you for choosing the Red Lion Inn & Suites Olympia, Governor Hotel. We appreciate you sharing your feedback, and apologize your stay was anything short of exceptional. We welcome any additional comments you may have to share. As new owners of this iconic property in Olympia's Historic District, we're excited to be ushering in a new era, and new life, for The Governor Hotel. While we have had to unfortunately delay our renovation timeline, we are eager to begin this work this year. We hope you are able to visit us again during or upon completion of all our upgrades. Thanks again!

2 out of 5
The finish in the bathtub was peeling. The hotel had signage requiring mask wearing, yet half the staff did not wear a mask. The soap and shampoo available in the bathroom was very nice. The hotel advertised AC but it didn't work.

Posted by on Jul 4, 2021

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Jul 6, 2021 by Shawn M.

Thank you for choosing the Red Lion Inn & Suites Olympia, Governor Hotel. We appreciate you sharing your feedback, and apologize your stay was anything short of exceptional. As new owners of this iconic property in Olympia's Historic District, we're excited to be ushering in a new era, and new life, for The Governor Hotel. While the COVID-19 pandemic has delayed our renovation timeline, we are eager to begin this work this year. We hope you are able to visit us again during or upon completion of all our upgrades. Thanks again!

3 out of 5
Staff was great! I wish the up keep was a bit better. Curtains need to be updated or cleaned, bathroom shower curtain needs to be replaced, need to have a fan or working air vents fans whatever you want to call it way to hot couldn't get cool enough to sleep throught the night. Shower was amazing.

Posted by , from Washington on Nov 3, 2020

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Nov 3, 2020 by Shawn M.

Dear Charlie, Thank you for choosing the Red Lion Inn & Suites Olympia, Governor Hotel. We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback, and are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. As new owners of this iconic property in Olympia's Historic District, we're excited to be ushering in a new era, and new life, for The Governor Hotel. While the Covid-19 pandemic has delayed our renovations timeline somewhat, we are eager to begin this work in the new year. We hope you are able to visit us again during or upon completion of all our upgrades. Thanks again!

1 out of 5

Posted by on Mar 10, 2020

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Mar 11, 2020 by Shawn M.

Thank you for choosing the Red Lion Inn & Suites Olympia, Governor Hotel. We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback, and apologize your stay was anything short of exceptional. We welcome any additional comments you may have to share as we continuously strive to enhance our services. Thanks again!

About the Red Lion Inn & Suites Olympia, Governor Hotel

Location 621 Capitol Way South, Olympia, WA 98501

Property Features

WiFi is free in public spaces. There's an onsite business center. Free breakfast is served daily. There are 3 meeting rooms available. A fitness center, multilingual staff, and coffee/tea in a common area are also featured at the business-friendly Red Lion Inn & Suites Olympia, Governor Hotel. Limited free parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. This 3-star Olympia hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 123 guestrooms or units
  • 8 levels
  • Built in 1970
  • Full breakfast (free)
  • Business facilities
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Concierge
  • ATM
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking , Parking (limited spaces)

Transport

  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Red Lion Inn & Suites Olympia, Governor Hotel offers 123 accommodations with coffee/tea makers and designer toiletries. 32-inch flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels. Refrigerators and microwaves are provided. 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; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is offered daily and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests are served free full breakfast on weekdays from 6:00 AM to 9:00 AM and on weekends from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a fitness center.

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business center

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at anytime
  • Minimum check-in age is: 21

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children 17 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 10.0 per day.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be 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

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash

Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

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

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be 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.

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, Carte Blanche, debit cards, and cash. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas. Contactless check-out is available. Enhanced food service safety measures are in place. Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast. This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA).

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Guest accommodation is not sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is not used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Masks are compulsory at the property
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Contactless food service / room service is not available
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property follows sanitization practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Food service has been amended for enhanced safety
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Number of children who can stay free - 2
  • Debit cards
  • No gap period between guest stays

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 50.00 per stay

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

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

  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10.0 per day

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

Hotel Names

  • Governor Hotel
  • Governor Hotel Olympia
  • Governor Olympia
  • Hotel Governor
  • Governor Coast Hotel Olympia
  • Governor Coast Hotel
  • Governor Coast Olympia
  • Governor Coast
  • Red Lion Inn & Suites Olympia, Governor Hotel Hotel
  • Red Lion Inn & Suites Olympia, Governor Hotel Olympia
  • Red Lion Inn & Suites Olympia, Governor Hotel Hotel Olympia

You should know

  • Up to 2 children 17 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • 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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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.