Hotel Review – Red Lion in Olympia WA

Hotel Review - Red Lion in Olympia WA

My husband and I recently stayed at the Red Lion in Olympia WA. We were guests at a family wedding. I was quite pleased with this hotel!

The hotel is situated on a lovely campus with trees and a view of Capitol Lake. The even numbered rooms have this gorgeous view.  Even though it’s just minutes away from downtown Olympia, the location feels secluded.

We were in a room with two queen beds. The decor was nice, nothing special. I’m not crazy about bedspreads, but that was the only drawback. The room was very clean, which is critical. The bathroom was awesome! It had earth tone tile, a huge rain shower head and one of those cool shower rods that curves out. The shampoo, conditioner and soap had a lovely scent. Delightful!

Unlike most hotels, the Red Lion has an actual 4 cup coffee pot, ceramic cups, and, best of all, International Delight creamer! I HATE when you have a pot that makes one measly cup of coffee in a Styrofoam cup with sweet & low and powdered creamer. In addition, they have a “roaring start” hot breakfast buffet for $7.95, and kids eat free. Sweet deal! They had bacon, pancakes, and a couple of cereal selections. It was nothing spectacular, but it was pretty tasty.

The common area was nicely furnished with a beautiful fireplace. There was also a computer station. We did not use it since the hotel has free WiFi, which was pretty fast.

The hotel has an outdoor pool open during the summer months, which was closed during our stay.

The wedding venue was beautiful. Plenty of room for buffet dining, a dance floor and a bar.  The food was tasty. I don’t know first hand, but I hear the suite was amazing!

Every staff member I encountered was friendly and helpful, from the front desk to the servers.

We didn’t eat at the on-site restaurant, but I was pleased with the rest of the food, so I assume their food is good, too.

Would I recommend this hotel? Absolutely! If we are staying in the general area again, I would be happy to stay at the Red Lion again.




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