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this was an Ok place, the kitchen area was a little dirty.

Unfortunately the air conditioning was running constantly on the coolest setting but struggled to keep the room cool. The carpet in the halls was loose and rippled. This is an older building in what I would call dingy condition. It was functional as a room in a general sense and because we were busy with family business and on a tight budget, not worth finding another place, but we definitely considered it after seeing the reality compared to the photos online. The microwave, fridge and coffee maker worked fine but water leaked out of the drip tray under the ice maker because it wasn’t placed level. I cleaned it up and placed it level, but noticed mold under the fridge as this must be an ongoing issue. The elevator was hot even for just a three floor ride up. I was also irritated to find that the pet policy included many conditions that were not made explicit when booking. I was told that this building is being considered for conversion to housing for the homeless and that feels like a good use for it. Better than on the street with good water pressure, but a little past it’s prime and not what’s presented in the photos.

The area was is in a very poor area with homeless people gathering outside. The price was a lot of $ for what/where it was. The inside lobby/ hallway was very hot & filthy. I would not recommend this hotel to anyone.

Very thin walls... heard the whiny child, barking dog, and conversation of the people in the room next to me.... It made it really difficult to sleep

Pool was not open workout room was not open bar was not open I was put in the wrong room the Maid packed up my clothes stuffed in my suit case

Beds we comfortable. Not too hard. Nice bathroom. Friendly staff.

The rooms for a very clean and they had a real comfortable bed. There was coffee in the rooms but they had free coffee downstairs which was a lot better they had a continental breakfast downstairs for $6. The staff was really nice and helpful and they practice social distancing. There was free parking and we could park just right outside one of the doors and go right into the elevator and upstairs to our room. All in all it was a real nice stay and we would recommend it to anyone and we will stay there again.

It was convenient and clean. Perfect for what I was looking for

I liked the people but the beds are old and lumpy. I changed rooms after the 2nd night due to bad beds. Spend some money and get new ones. The breakfast was just cold cereal and juices. I did not feel it was worth 6 dollars. Other than that it was ok.

Very worn down. No ac in hotel room. Keys kept deprogramming from my mobile phone being close to them. Tub drain had a massive hair clog that I had to clear to get it to drain. Breakfast was a step below continental, and awful. The only redeeming qualities were the staff that worked here. They were so great.

Everyone from the front desk to the maids were very friendly & helpful. Amenities were the best they could be under the current conditions. The only ice machine on my floor did not work for the last 2 days that I was there even after bringing it to the attention of maintenance. The room next to mine had the same dirt on the carpet outside the door on Friday morning that was there on Thursday. However, over-all I will deffinately use this motel next time I'm in town.

Overall a bit disappointing, but not surprising given the other reviews. The property seems old and dingy. The air conditioner in our room was super loud so we had to turn it off and sleep with the door open. One of the lights in the room was broken too. Beds were so so. Staff was very friendly and nice.

great location and value, 27 seven more characters until it lets me out

Fairview Ave Boise ID

Hotel highlights

  • Close to Boise State University and Boise Centre
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free uncovered self parking
  • Free airport shuttle

Located in Downtown Boise, Red Lion Hotel Boise Downtowner is within a mile (2 km) of popular sights such as Boise State University and Boise Centre. This 182-room, 3.5-star hotel has an outdoor pool along with a 24-hour fitness center and free in-room WiFi.


Dining

For your convenience, a continental breakfast is served for a fee on weekdays from 6 AM to 9 AM and on weekends from 6 AM to 10 AM. Get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café.


Rooms

The 182 accommodations feature a separate bedroom. TVs come with cable channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Pillowtop beds grant a restful night's sleep, and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers are also standard.


Property features

At Red Lion Hotel Boise Downtowner, guests enjoy features like an outdoor pool, a 24-hour fitness center, and a spa tub. There's free parking, as well as a free airport shuttle (available 24 hours). Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with luggage storage, dry cleaning/laundry, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include free WiFi in public areas, conference space, and a business center.

Room options

Premium Room, 1 King Bed

1 King Bed | Sleeps 3

Premium Room, 1 King Bed (Balcony, Corner)

1 King Bed | Sleeps 3

Room, 2 Double Beds, Accessible (Roll In Shower)

2 Double Beds | Sleeps 5

Room, 2 Queen Beds

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Red Lion Hotel Boise Downtowner

Everyone (6) Couples (2) Family (7)
3
Family Business Business

this was an Ok place, the kitchen area was a little dirty.

By on Jul 27, 2021

Review comment responded on Jul 30, 2021

I apologize for the cleanliness of our common areas and will work with my staff to correct it.

3
Family

Unfortunately the air conditioning was running constantly on the coolest setting but struggled to keep the room cool. The carpet in the halls was loose and rippled. This is an older building in what I would call dingy condition. It was functional as a room in a general sense and because we were busy with family business and on a tight budget, not worth finding another place, but we definitely considered it after seeing the reality compared to the photos online. The microwave, fridge and coffee maker worked fine but water leaked out of the drip tray under the ice maker because it wasn’t placed level. I cleaned it up and placed it level, but noticed mold under the fridge as this must be an ongoing issue. The elevator was hot even for just a three floor ride up. I was also irritated to find that the pet policy included many conditions that were not made explicit when booking. I was told that this building is being considered for conversion to housing for the homeless and that feels like a good use for it. Better than on the street with good water pressure, but a little past it’s prime and not what’s presented in the photos.

By on Jul 24, 2021

Review comment responded on Jul 26, 2021

Hello, Thank you for your feedback. We are working to improve our facility.

1
Partner Couples

The area was is in a very poor area with homeless people gathering outside. The price was a lot of $ for what/where it was. The inside lobby/ hallway was very hot & filthy. I would not recommend this hotel to anyone.

By on Jul 19, 2021

Review comment responded on Jul 22, 2021

I am sorry you were unhappy with your stay and the area around the hotel. I will work with my team on improving the our facility.

3
Everyone

Very thin walls... heard the whiny child, barking dog, and conversation of the people in the room next to me.... It made it really difficult to sleep

By on Jun 23, 2021

Review comment responded on Jun 23, 2021

I apologize for the inconvenience of your stay. Thank you for your feedback.

2
Business Business

Pool was not open workout room was not open bar was not open I was put in the wrong room the Maid packed up my clothes stuffed in my suit case

By on May 15, 2021

Review comment responded on May 16, 2021

Hello, I apologize for the inconvenience you experienced. I will work with my staff to resolve these issues for the future. Our amenities will be opening soon.

5
Family Business Business

Beds we comfortable. Not too hard. Nice bathroom. Friendly staff.

By on Mar 10, 2021

Review comment responded on Mar 10, 2021

Thanks for staying with us. We're glad you enjoyed your visit!

5
Everyone

By on Feb 9, 2021

Review comment responded on Feb 19, 2021

Thanks for staying with us. We're glad you enjoyed your visit!

4
Partner Couples

The rooms for a very clean and they had a real comfortable bed. There was coffee in the rooms but they had free coffee downstairs which was a lot better they had a continental breakfast downstairs for $6. The staff was really nice and helpful and they practice social distancing. There was free parking and we could park just right outside one of the doors and go right into the elevator and upstairs to our room. All in all it was a real nice stay and we would recommend it to anyone and we will stay there again.

By , from Pocatello Idaho on Dec 7, 2020

Review comment responded on Dec 9, 2020

Hi Max, Thanks for staying with us. We're glad you enjoyed your visit!

4
Family

It was convenient and clean. Perfect for what I was looking for

By on Nov 3, 2020

Review comment responded on Nov 6, 2020

Thank you for staying with us. We're glad you enjoyed your visit!

3
Everyone

I liked the people but the beds are old and lumpy. I changed rooms after the 2nd night due to bad beds. Spend some money and get new ones. The breakfast was just cold cereal and juices. I did not feel it was worth 6 dollars. Other than that it was ok.

By on Sep 18, 2020

Review comment responded on Sep 18, 2020

We're sorry you were not completely satisfied with your visit. We'll share your feedback with our team and will be working hard to improve for next time. Thanks for letting us know.

Red Lion Hotel Boise Downtowner

1800 Fairview Ave, Boise, ID 83702
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