We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Red Lion River Inn

Show Prices
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 3 more sites!
Professional photos
Red Lion River Inn
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow

626 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 619: English reviews
Lewiston, Idaho
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very nice friendly staff and moderately ok facilities, but that is about all. This poor place, at least the section where we stayed (building II) is very old and run down. Though not “dirty”, not clean either. Everything could use a good vacuuming, and tho I confess I am picky about my floors, I don’t have those expectations in a... More 

Thank Trippingalong2014
RachelAndrade, Front Office Manager at Red Lion River Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I have to admit that after reading the details of your recent experience I was left disappointed and a bit frustrated. I hope that when you were here that you reached out to a front office agent and they were able to discuss your concerns and offer a resolution. We are an older hotel but... More 

Lewiston, Idaho
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

The customer service and accommodation of requests was friendly and graciously given by the staff of Red Lion River Inn. The location is convenient for medical appointments and when a driver is required a shuttle is available. This hotel is very accommodating to a guest's need.

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Thank Bobbi F
PatrickWMcLaughlin, General Manager at Red Lion River Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review, customer service is what it is all about. We really appreciate you sharing your experience. More 

Toronto Canada
Level Contributor
27 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed just one night and it was very pleasant... it was end of summer so were able to enjoy the patio by the river and pretty good food, and some lovely entertainment. The room was a wee but tired but fit the bill for the price. Front desk staff were very efficient and friendly ... I forgot my phone... More 

Thank JulesTorontoCanada
PatrickWMcLaughlin, General Manager at Red Lion River Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience at the River Inn, in the sea of items people leave behind in guestrooms phone chargers are #1. The team really tries to take great care of our guests even after they have departed. When you travel to Spokane in the future we would love to serve you again. More 

United States
Level Contributor
17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A nice hotel, good location, good price. Close to downtown Spokane. Quiet hotel. I had a room on the ground level, facing the tennis courts. I arrived early, so was not surprised when my room was not ready, however the hotel staff offered to call me once it was, which I thought I was very nice. I did order room... More 

1 Thank Michelle N
PatrickWMcLaughlin, General Manager at Red Lion River Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us we are glad to hear you enjoyed yourself and found us a good value. The staff here really enjoys personalizing the service for our guests. We look forward to you the next time your in Spokane. More 

Port Orchard, Washington
Level Contributor
39 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

My wife and I stayed here for the weekend while visiting my daughter in Spokane. Check in folks were friendly and very welcoming. This is a pretty good value motel based on its location, rooms were clean, linen was of good quality, rooms were clean and included a small fridge. DIrectTV was a little limited but provided the basic channels.... More 

1 Thank delsandi
PatrickWMcLaughlin, General Manager at Red Lion River Inn, responded to this review

It sounds like your visit to Spokane was a success and we were able to help you be comfortable during your stay. We hope when you are visiting your daughter again you choose to stay with us. Thank you for sharing your experience and we look forward to serving you in the future. More 

A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

I recently stayed here for business and my room was broken into. Not much of value was stolen. When "Rachel Andrade" front desk Manger was made aware of what had happened she disregarded the situation and said there was nothing she could help me with. She told me no one had been in my room since I left and doesn't... More 

1 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
PatrickWMcLaughlin, General Manager at Red Lion River Inn, responded to this review

I am sorry to hear your experience at our hotel was so poor and that you feel your room was not secure. I also apologize that the interaction with the manager and staff did not help bring any resolution to the situation. Please feel free to contact me to further discuss 509-326-5577 More 

Tacoma, Washington
Level Contributor
130 reviews
75 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

We stayed here, and reviewed the hotel, in February; everything stated in that review is still true. A couple added comments: --The price was significantly higher this time, probably due to the event we were attending at Gonzaga. --Check-in with Torrie was a breeze, and she was very friendly. --Room service delivered by Kate was also excellent. Absolutely no complaints,... More 

Thank agoneil
PatrickWMcLaughlin, General Manager at Red Lion River Inn, responded to this review

We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with everyone. Recognizing the team members that took great care of you means a lot to them, we will make sure they receive your positive feedback. We value our loyal guests and look forward to serving you in the future. Thank you very much. More 

Richland, Washington
Level Contributor
63 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

We have stayed here multiple times in the past 10 years and always enjoy it. The location along the river is great. We always manage to get in a few walks, and it is a pretty easy walk to downtown across Riverfront Park. The rooms could use a bit of a makeover, but are comfortable. Our room smelled a bit... More 

Thank celere1
RachelAndrade, Front Office Manager at Red Lion River Inn, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your recent review! Love all the details to help out our future guests! Thank you for making us your second home for the last 10 years! More 

Flagstaff, Arizona
Level Contributor
157 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

The smell of cigarettes was overwhelming. Just because they say it is smoke free isn't enough. Probably needs new carpet and drapes to really smell better. Hotel overall is a bit dated, but a lovely location on the river. Food was average, and restaurant was understaffed.

Thank 2kwaldo
RachelAndrade, Front Office Manager at Red Lion River Inn, responded to this review

Good afternoon and thank you for your recent stay with us. Of course I am disappointed to read that your room smelled like smoke upon check-in. We are definitely a non-smoking facility, however, unfortunately every once in awhile a guest will smoke in or around a room causing some extra hard work for our amazing housekeeping staff. We do have... More 

Trail, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 24 September 2016

I recently booked Red Lion River Inn via phone as I saw an advertised rate of 99.85 Canadian at Par on their website. The lady I booked the room through assured me that it would be 99.85 plus tax Cdn at par. I was quite happy with that rate. The room was okay. The beds were comfortable but the room... More 

Thank jbodnarchuk
RachelAndrade, Front Office Manager at Red Lion River Inn, responded to this review

Yes, hello, im so glad we were able to speak in person before you departed. I did leave a message regarding our conversation. Please reach out to me when you have a moment. Cheers! More 

188 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

All Traveller Photos (72)
Pool/Beach Area (5)
Room/Suite (16)
Bathroom (7)
Dining (6)
Hotel & Grounds (7)
View from Room (2)
Other (29)

TripAdvisor Photos: Professional photos exclusively commissioned by TripAdvisor

All TripAdvisor Photos (103)
Amenities (30)
Peanut Pool (12)
Dining (21)
Square Pool (14)
The Hotel (26)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All Management Photos (13)
Hotel & Grounds (8)
Business Centre/Function Rooms (2)
Bathroom (1)
Other (2)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Spokane hotels
0.5 km away
Hotel RL by Red Lion Spokane at the Park
0.1 km away
Oxford Suites Downtown Spokane
0.2 km away
Courtyard Spokane Downtown at the Convention Center
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.4 km away
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Spokane City Center
0.5 km away
1.4 km away
Hotel Ruby
Hotel Ruby
#12 of 46 in Spokane
795 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices


  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
GreenPartner Learn More
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Red Lion River Inn is a quiet urban hideaway nestled along the beautiful north bank of the Spokane River in Spokane Washington. Just steps from Riverfront Park and the Centennial Trail, our guests have easy access to Gonzaga University, the Convention Center, and the INB Performing Arts Center as well as Spokane's best shopping, entertainment, restaurants and the downtown business district. We are also close to Spokane Veterans Arena and 10 miles from Spokane International Airport.Each of our guests can be assured of friendly Northwest hospitality and exceptional service. We offer 245 tastefully appointed, contemporary rooms and suites furnished with comfort in mind. Other comforts include Red Lion's signature beds featuring Sealy pillowtop mattresses and Eco Fresh Environmentally Responsible Products (ERP). Deluxe rooms feature king-sized beds with beautiful river views. All rooms include complimentary wi-fi and also complimentary parking and airport transportation.If resort-style fun is what you're looking for, activities abound with two seasonal outdoor pools and a fitness center as well as volleyball, tennis and basketball courts available for your pleasure. For your next event, our 2,800 square feet of meeting space can accommodate groups of up to 250.We offer Red Lion's signature Roaring Start Breakfast... and don't forget, kids 10 and younger eat free with each adult. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Red Lion River Inn

Address: 700 N Division St, Spokane, WA 99202
Region: United States > Washington > Spokane
Price Range: ₹ 6,498 - ₹ 9,644 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Red Lion River Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 245
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Orbitz, Booking.com, Hotels.com, Odigeo, Travelocity and Priceline so you can book your Red Lion River Inn reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Red Lion River Hotel Spokane
Red Lion Spokane
Spokane Red Lion
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Red Lion River Inn staff and other travellers.
11 questions
Ask a question
Lewiston, Idaho
6 months ago
Auckland Region, New Zealand
9 months ago
over a year ago

See all questions (11)

Questions? Get answers from Red Lion River Inn staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Mutiple wing entries makes entry to rooms anywhere easy”
 of 5 bubbles delsandi, 24 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Can be noisy if events are going on. The riverside views are the best, and stay distant from the lobby to avoid Division St. road noise.”
 of 5 bubbles celere1, 4 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Try to get a room near the lobby or you could be in a distant wing.”
 of 5 bubbles amyld2015, 21 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Choose the side that is to the west. Newer facilities.”
 of 5 bubbles chrisazor, 20 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Pool side rooms are very handy............”
 of 5 bubbles 690DerekT690, 18 Aug 2016 | Read review
5 of 5
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay