We stayed at the Red Lion in Kelso for one night this past weekend. It had been many years since we stayed there before, and we were happy to see that the Red Lion name still means quality, even at their older establishments.
Our room was large, as was the bathroom; we had two sinks, one inside and one outside of the bathroom. Beautiful granite countertops both places. The beds were pillowtops, the bedding new. The only thing that had NOT been upgraded was the TV; the cable connection wasn't the best either.
We were disappointed to find that the restaurant has closed. Our only dining choice was the sports bar. We did have an excellent meal, with great service. It being Halloween weekend, we also enjoyed seeing the costumes as guests arrived for a costume contest later that evening. But our question is: where would we have eaten dinner if we'd brought our granddaughter with us? The only option would be to head down the street to Denny's... Maybe when the economy improves (will it ever?), the restaurant will reopen.
In any event, we will definitely stay here again--it's a great starting point for a trip heading south from Seattle.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Red Lion Hotel & Conference Center - Kelso/Longview in beautiful Kelso Washington is conveniently located off I-5 just 40 miles north of Portland, Oregon, 50 minutes from Portland International Airport and five minutes from Kelso Airport. Nearby you'll find shopping at Three Rivers Mall, Triangle Shopping Center, antique and outlet malls and casinos. You'll also find Mount St. Helens, Ape Caves and Lake Merwin a short drive away. For a nominal charge, we can arrange transportation to and from Portland International Airport.Our 161 spacious guest rooms and two suites feature all the modern amenities you'd expect including Red Lion's signature plush Sealy pillowtop bedding, EcoFresh Environmentally Responsible Products (ERP), complimentary wi-fi, complimentary parking and fitness facilities. Guests can also enjoy our seasonal outdoor pool and children's pool and a year-round whirlpool. Fishing, golf, bowling, water-skiing and sailing are all nearby.We offer Red Lion's signature Roaring Start Breakfast Buffet... And don't forget, kids 10 and younger eat free with each adult. The Pacific Grill is open for lunch, and the Scoreboard Lounge features a dinner menu, food and drinks with live entertainment on occasion.With 10,000 square feet of flexible meeting and banquet space, we can accommodate up to 600 guests for your next conference or special occasion. For business or pleasure, the Red Lion Hotel & Conference Center - Kelso/Longview is committed to care, comfort and value. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Red Lion Hotel Kelso
- Red Lion Kelso
- Kelso Red Lion