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"Very clean and nice looking hotel. You can tell the building itself is on the older side but they’ve done a great job of remodeling. I think a few m ... " More

By a verified traveller on Fri 23 Jul 2021

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Hotel Description

3-star hotel near Washington State Capitol

City center stay

Within a 10-minute walk of the hotel, you'll find State Theater and Hands On Children's Museum. Washington State Capitol and Percival Landing are also within half a mile (1 km).

Free perks

This hotel doesn't skimp on freebies - guests receive free full breakfast, free WiFi, and free self parking. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 3 onsite conference rooms. Enjoy the fitness center and conveniences like a 24-hour front desk and concierge services.

Free WiFi, refrigerators

Featuring conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, the 122 guestrooms also offer free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Coffee/tea makers, free local calls, and hair dryers are also available.

Room, 1 Queen Bed, Accessible

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
C$137* Per night/room 29 Aug. - 30 Aug.

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Premium Room, 1 King Bed (Top Floors)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Suite, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Premium Room, 2 Queen Beds (Top Floors)

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Red Lion Inn & Suites Olympia, Governor Hotel ratings based on 22 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.3 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Red Lion Inn & Suites Olympia, Governor Hotel

Everyone (6) Couples (5) Family (12)
1 out of 5
Property is in a bad area of Olympia. The hotel and rooms were nasty. We reserved the room so we wouldn’t have to drive home after a party at a friends house. After checking in we decided immediately to drive home that night. The leather head board had large holes in it from use and rest of room, like the hotel, was outdated and just seemed outdated. It was so bad we were not going to stay. I guess the Red Lion properties aren’t what they used to be.

Posted by on 1 Aug. 2021

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5 out of 5
Very clean and nice looking hotel. You can tell the building itself is on the older side but they’ve done a great job of remodeling. I think a few more improvements could be made l, like updating the heating/cooling system in the rooms to where you can set and actual temperature rather than high, low, etc. Front desk staff was very friendly and knowledgeable about the area, she offered some great suggestions for things to do. They allowed us to check in early too which was great. Love that it’s within walking distance of the waterfront, farmers market and lots of shops.

Posted by on 23 Jul. 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

23 Jul. 2021 by Shawn M.

Thank you for choosing the Red Lion Inn & Suites Olympia, Governor Hotel. We appreciate your feedback, and are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. As new owners of this iconic property in Olympia's Historic District, we're excited to be ushering in a new era, and new life, for The Governor Hotel. While we have had to unfortunately delay our renovation timeline, we are eager to begin this work this year. We look forward to welcoming you back during or upon completion of all our upgrades. Thanks again!

3 out of 5
I thought the bed was very comfortable and the breakfast was good. But the building is old and needs updating, the windows and doors in the lobby and exits need to be cleaned. The area outside did not feel safe and there was a lot of trash. It is also a hangout for the homeless. Felt kind of sad.

Posted by on 17 Jul. 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

18 Jul. 2021 by Cassandra Front Desk Agent

Thank you for choosing the Red Lion Inn & Suites Olympia, Governor Hotel. We appreciate you sharing your feedback, and apologize your stay was anything short of exceptional. We welcome any additional comments you may have to share. As new owners of this iconic property in Olympia's Historic District, we're excited to be ushering in a new era, and new life, for The Governor Hotel. While we have had to unfortunately delay our renovation timeline, we are eager to begin this work this year. We hope you are able to visit us again during or upon completion of all our upgrades. Thanks again!

2 out of 5
The finish in the bathtub was peeling. The hotel had signage requiring mask wearing, yet half the staff did not wear a mask. The soap and shampoo available in the bathroom was very nice. The hotel advertised AC but it didn't work.

Posted by on 4 Jul. 2021

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6 Jul. 2021 by Shawn M.

Thank you for choosing the Red Lion Inn & Suites Olympia, Governor Hotel. We appreciate you sharing your feedback, and apologize your stay was anything short of exceptional. As new owners of this iconic property in Olympia's Historic District, we're excited to be ushering in a new era, and new life, for The Governor Hotel. While the COVID-19 pandemic has delayed our renovation timeline, we are eager to begin this work this year. We hope you are able to visit us again during or upon completion of all our upgrades. Thanks again!

3 out of 5
Staff was great! I wish the up keep was a bit better. Curtains need to be updated or cleaned, bathroom shower curtain needs to be replaced, need to have a fan or working air vents fans whatever you want to call it way to hot couldn't get cool enough to sleep throught the night. Shower was amazing.

Posted by , from Washington on 3 Nov. 2020

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3 Nov. 2020 by Shawn M.

Dear Charlie, Thank you for choosing the Red Lion Inn & Suites Olympia, Governor Hotel. We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback, and are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. As new owners of this iconic property in Olympia's Historic District, we're excited to be ushering in a new era, and new life, for The Governor Hotel. While the Covid-19 pandemic has delayed our renovations timeline somewhat, we are eager to begin this work in the new year. We hope you are able to visit us again during or upon completion of all our upgrades. Thanks again!

1 out of 5

Posted by on 10 Mar. 2020

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11 Mar. 2020 by Shawn M.

Thank you for choosing the Red Lion Inn & Suites Olympia, Governor Hotel. We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback, and apologize your stay was anything short of exceptional. We welcome any additional comments you may have to share as we continuously strive to enhance our services. Thanks again!

4 out of 5
Some items were worn and damaged. The exercise room was minimal.

Posted by on 17 Jan. 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

20 Jan. 2020 by Shawn M.

Thank you for choosing the Red Lion Inn & Suites Olympia, Governor Hotel. We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback, and apologize your stay was anything short of exceptional. As new owners of this iconic property in Olympia's Historic District, we're excited to be ushering in a new era, and new life, for The Governor Hotel. We have recently replaced the roof of the building, and our elevator upgrades are underway. We are also evaluating our current heating & air conditioning system, as our design team diligently works to create a fresh, new look for our guest rooms, public areas, and conference spaces. We hope you are able to visit us again during or upon completion of all our renovations. Thanks again!

5 out of 5
Very friendly, rooms are very nice & CLEAN. BED VERY COMFORTABLE.

Posted by on 1 Jan. 2020

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6 Jan. 2020 by Shawn M.

Thank you for choosing the Red Lion Inn & Suites Olympia, Governor Hotel. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay with us, especially our friendly staff and comfortable bed. We hope to see you again soon...and often! Thanks again!

4 out of 5
The property was ok kinda old decor but the staff was extremely nice and the complementary breakfast was great. The only problem I had was key card didn’t work the second night went downstairs and she fixed it right away. Oh and the elevator in the morning took for ever usually took the stairs from the 4th floor, but they had a sign posted only one elevator working and they were waiting for them to be replaced so can’t really complain.

Posted by on 12 Nov. 2019

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12 Nov. 2019 by Shawn M.

Thank you for choosing the Red Lion Inn & Suites Olympia, Governor Hotel. We're glad you enjoyed your stay with us, and appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback. We apologize for the inconvenience you experienced with your room key, and are happy this was quickly resolved. As new owners of this iconic property in Olympia's Historic District, we are excited to be ushering in a new era, and new life, for The Governor Hotel. We recently replaced the entire roof of the property, and as you said, will soon see the modernization work begin on our elevators. Our design team is diligently working to create a fresh, new look for our guest rooms, public areas, and conference spaces. We hope you are able to visit us again during or upon completion of our renovations. Thanks again!

4 out of 5

Posted by on 4 Oct. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

9 Oct. 2019 by Shawn M.

Thank you for choosing the Red Lion Inn & Suites Olympia, Governor Hotel! We're so glad you enjoyed your stay with us, and appreciate your feedback. We welcome any additional comments you may have about your stay. Thanks again!

About the Red Lion Inn & Suites Olympia, Governor Hotel

Location 621 Capitol Way South, Olympia, WA 98501

Property Features

Free breakfast is available daily. Public spaces have free WiFi. There are 3 meeting rooms available. A fitness center, multilingual staff, and coffee/tea in a common area are also featured at the business-friendly Red Lion Inn & Suites Olympia, Governor Hotel. Limited free parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. This 3-star Olympia hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 122 guestrooms or units
  • 8 levels
  • Built in 1970
  • Full breakfast (free)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Concierge
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking , Parking (limited spaces)

Transport

  • Airport: Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) (80.7 km / 50.1 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Red Lion Inn & Suites Olympia, Governor Hotel offers 122 accommodations with coffee/tea makers and designer toiletries. 32-inch flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels. Refrigerators and microwaves are provided. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is offered daily and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests are served free full breakfast on weekdays from 6:00 AM to 9:00 AM and on weekends from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a fitness center.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 21
  • Check-in time ends at anytime

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 10.0 per day.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas. Contactless check-out is available. Enhanced food service safety measures are in place. Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast. This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA).

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Number of children who can stay free - 2
  • Debit cards
  • Staffed front desk
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • No gap period between guest stays
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property follows sanitization practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)
  • Guest accommodation is not sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is not used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Masks are compulsory at the property
  • Contactless food service / room service is not available
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Food service has been amended for enhanced safety

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 50.00 per stay

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10.0 per day

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Governor Hotel
  • Governor Hotel Olympia
  • Governor Olympia
  • Hotel Governor
  • Governor Coast Hotel Olympia
  • Governor Coast Hotel
  • Governor Coast Olympia
  • Governor Coast
  • Red Lion Inn & Suites Olympia, Governor Hotel Hotel
  • Red Lion Inn & Suites Olympia, Governor Hotel Olympia
  • Red Lion Inn & Suites Olympia, Governor Hotel Hotel Olympia

You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
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