Red Lion Hotel Port Angeles
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
Historical Traveler Reviews Red Lion Hotel Port Angeles
Pleasant and convenient
I paid the extra few bucks to have an ocean view, the result was a first floor room separated from the ocean by twelve feet of grass, eight feet of path and some shingle. The room was as comfortable as any I ever stayed in and the facilities were all up to scratch. The coffee making facilities worked. The wireless internet was a professional installation (multiple APs within range at all times) and the speed was decent. The staff were very pleasant and good humored, checkin was fast and efficient. The parking lot had plenty of convenient space and was well lighted.
This isn't the Ritz, it's just somewhere to sleep and watch tv, but if you aren't looking for a destination in itself then this should do the job. We actually spent a few hours just sitting on the balcony watching cruise liners passing in the distance and listening to waves breaking on the shore.
We were taking the ferry to Victoria in the morning and this hotel was perfectly situated, we were no more than a couple of hundred yards from the terminal and watched the Coho steam in the night before. In the morning we just turned right out of the parking lot, towards the ocean, then left at the stop sign and the ferry terminal was immediately on the right.
The Indian restaurant just west of the hotel is excellent too.
Million Dollar View - Hotel Needs a Spring Cleaning
My husband and I stayed at the Red Lion P.A. over Memorial Weekend. The view room w/2 Queen beds was priced at $169/nt. If not for the view, I would have considered the room to be very over-priced. Upon arrival, the room did not seem very clean, old food stuff on carpet and mirrors and all glass in bathroom unclean. Added to the general appearance, the room did not smell fresh. I had to request housekeeping to come and clean the sliding windows as they were obstructing the view. I am not hard to please, but one thing I can't tolorate is an un-clean room with unpleasant oders. The general housekeeping of the hotel was not up to par, hallways needed to be vaccumed, windows washed, etc.
If you can get a good rate (perhaps a non-holiday weekend or off-peak) I would recommend a stay, but bring bring some portable cleaning supplies (windex wipes, clorex wipes) if a large part of your are comfort depends on the cleanliness of the room.
Room service for breakfast was satisfactory and not-overpriced. Room service is provided by the at location restaurant The Crab House. We also chose to dine at the Crab House for dinner during our stay. I ordered the whole Crab (per menu 2 lb). What I received was a barely legal sized crab that basically was not edible because it was not mature. They offered to fix the matter by giving me an additional 1/2 crab of the same size. Basically, I paid $30 to leave some baby crabs on my plate for disposal. I should have refused to pay. Just wanted to pass this on in case you think to eat at the Crab House - you will be aware.
I rate this hotel 4 out of 5 simply because of the location. We needed a place to spend the night before we crossed to Canada on the ferry, which left at 8:20AM, and used priceline. We got a fare rate, lower than the best rate. Though the room wasn't the best, and we had no view, it was late and we just wanted some rest. But parking was only 5 dollars a night, less than the lots, and the walk to the ferry was only about 3 blocks. Overall, it was a fine experience. The room was clean, and that's really all we need.
Great Location and Great Value
When we visited the Seattle/Olympic Penninsula area on our Honeymoon we stayed at the Red Lion Hotel in Port Angeles, Washingtong. The hotel room was enormous and the rate was excellent. We were 25 feet from the water with a great view of the Straits of Juan de Fuca and yet we were only minutes from the beautiful Olympic Mountains. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a base of operations for exploring the Olympic Penninsula.
Would stay there again. Room was huge. Next time I will pay the extra for the water view-it's worth it.
We stayed here for 2 nights in late August. The hotel was clean, the room was plain, and everything was as it would be in an average 3 star hotel. The view however, is astonishing. We had the 2nd floor balcony room overlooking the water and the sunset. Absolutely stunning.
The fitness center really means 2 treadmills. The pool and jacuzzi are outside in the middle of the parking lot, so the atmosphere is not as good. No elevators. And no screens on the balcony/window; we wanted to sleep with the windows open, but couldn't because of the bugs. There was a small 12 in x 12in "window" that had a screen on it below the balcony window, but it was not enough to let fresh air through, so you really have to sleep with air conditioning on. Either that or just deal with the bugs which there were not many of.
Great Waterfront View
We didn't want to stay at a Bed & Breakfast, and this seemed to be the only "major" hotel in the city. We reserved a Queen waterfront room for $99 per night in mid-May. (We wanted a King, but surprisingly there were none available.)
Our first surprise was that an Annual Transsexual Conference was being held at the hotel. However, staff were VERY accomodating...offering to find another hotel, etc.etc. We chose to stay since we loved the view, the room was huge, and we aren't bothered by things like the convention.
The hotel is definitely older, and rooms probably need refurbishing, but the view (2nd floor) was wonderful...we could see seals from our window! We also watched the ferry come and go.
The biggest negative to us was the fact that there was NO elevator. We stayed there prior to going on an Alaskan cruise and we had a LOT of luggage we had to lug up and down. They did have a bellman to help, though.
If we went back we would stay at this hotel again.
OK stay in Port Angeles
We stayed at Red Lion Inn, Port Angeles, during our trip to the Olympic Peninsula in early november 2003. There was a choice of harbor view ($10 more) and non-harbor view rooms - we chose the non-view room. Our room was slightly larger than average and was beginning to show its age (particularly the bathroom), but they were generally well maintained.
The large 27 inch TV was a plus. There was an outdoor hottub, although the outdoor pool was closed for the winter season. The adjoining seafood restaurant was a letdown though - food was subpar and prices too high. There are no shortage of restaurants within walking distance of the hotel. We saved $10 over the walk-in rate by booking through their website online.
Home away from home.
Wonderful experience. People were very friendly and helplful. Price is half what you will pay at other area hotels that are not near as nice or centrally located. You bet I'll stay here again.
Red Lion overpriced
I wouldn't stay here again. Vastly overpriced for what it is. The first room was smelly and had an old used towel in the bathroom, and noisy folks next door. We moved and that room was much better - upstairs and away from the dock area. There has to be a better place in Port Angeles, just for the night while waiting for the early ferry!
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