Hotel overview

Conveniently located off I-184 in the core of downtown Boise, Red Lion Hotel Boise Downtowner is just 10 minutes from the airport via our complimentary airport transportation and a short drive to the State Capitol, the Boise Convention Center and many other popular attractions. We are minutes away from the beautiful Boise River and a mile and a half from Boise State University. 182 fully remodeled, smoke-free, comfortable guest rooms and two spacious suites welcome you to our seven-story, full-service property. Free Internet access is available in all guest rooms and meeting rooms along with in-room telephone dataports, microwave, refrigerator and coffeemakers. Guests also enjoy our fitness center, whirlpool and swimming pool and can take advantage of Boises Greenbelt jogging path, just steps away. Seven golf courses, shopping, skiing, rafting and the great Idaho outdoors are all close by. With 8,000 square feet of flexible meeting and banquet space, the Red Lion Hotel Boise Downtowner is a full service convention hotel able to accommodate up to 250 guests for your next conference or special occasion.

Property information

Year Built: 1963
Last Renovation: 2006
Accessible rooms: 8
All rooms non-smoking: 182
Connecting rooms or suites: 38
Double bedrooms: 57
Floors: 7
Nonsmoking rooms: 182
Rooms with internet access: 182
Single-bedded accommodations: 123
Suites: 2
Total rooms: 182
Total rooms and suites: 182

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General policies & fine print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM
General Policies: children under 18 stay free
Kids Stay Free Policy Maximum number of children per paid adult: 0
Pet Policy Pets Allowed: Pets accepted, nominal fee. Inquire at the hotel for specifics and exemptions

Ratings & reviews

TripAdvisor traveler rating

4.0 653 reviews
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating
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    I booked this hotel 3-17-2020. One of the main reasons we booked this hotel was the hot tub. We checked in around 4 and looked at the hot tub, noting that the sign said it closed at 10PM. We noted that the exercise room was closed too. We came back after dinner to hot tub at 8:25PM and the sign was switched, stating that the hot tub closed at 8PM. We asked the desk worker if the sign was switched, and she said the managers had a meeting at 10AM and decided to close the pool early due to COVID-19. If I had previously known that the hot tub closed at 8PM, I would have book another hotel. Very inconvenient and inconsiderate to inform guests less than 2 hours ahead of pool closure, despite making the decision 10 hours prior. Only the volume on the remote control for our TV worked, despite trouble-shooting. We attempted to reach the front desk via the room phone multiple times, but nobody would answer. I used my cellphone to call the front desk and described the situation. She said “I have another remote, but no batteries that you can try, but you have to come down to the front to pick it up.” We had already turned in for the night, so we did not go to the front desk to pick up the alternative remote. There is a lamp in the room which is nowhere near an outlet, so it has no functionality. The room phone is on a desk away from the bed. The hotel is visibly old, with thin walls, and a creepy feeling in the hallways. None of the other amenities such as the restaurant were open due.

    Mar 18, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating

    I am currently staying at the Red Lion Boise Downtowner. I had dinner in the sports bar and was waited on by Gina. She was great, she has such a bubbly personality and very efficient. I enjoy a person with a positive attitude and she definitely is that type of person. I am looking forward to eating there again 🤣😁

    Feb 23, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Gina- Bar

    Living in Boise as a college student I have been to many bars. This weekend I brought my family Down for mother’s weekend at my sorority and we enjoyed an evening at the bar with the bartender Gina who was AMAZING. She is an amazing multitasker and it was busy tonight. She deserves a raise!

    Feb 22, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Bar- Gina

    Gina did an amazing job tonight! It was busy but she was so attentive. My drinks were full and my meal was hot. She is the best bartender I’ve seen in all of Boise. Will always go back as long as she’s on shift

    Feb 22, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Bar Review- Gina

    Gina is amazing! We spent two hours in the bar and always had full drinks. She was VERY busy but helped everyone that came through with grace. She is the best and deserves recognition. Will come back if she is working

    Feb 22, 2020