Red Lion Inn & Suites Olympia Governor Hotel

621 Capitol Way South, Olympia, WA 98501 United States (USA) near Exit 105 on I-5 (~0.8mi)
View Map Reservations: 1-800-760-7718
3.0 Star Property
47.042526-122.901350
+1-800-760-7718
Cleaning Policy: Public areas are cleaned at least once an hour. Hand sanitizing stations throughout the hotel, masks required for all employees and guests. Please visit our site and follow the Cleanliness Guideline link for more information!
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3.0/5

Based on 896 guest reviews

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  • Free breakfast available
  • Fitness center on property
  • Hotel has 122 rooms
  • Hotel has 8 floors
  • Hotel has 17 suites
  • Check in time: 3:00 PM
  • Group friendly rating of 7.5/10
  • Hotel has 3 meeting rooms

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Local Attractions

State Capitol Campus, Farmers Market, over 40 restaurants & specialty shops within walking distance, Percival Landing, Hands on Children''s Museum, Sylverster Park, Heritage Park, Priest Point Park

Verified Reviews of Red Lion Inn & Suites Olympia Governor Hotel

Below are the verified reviews from guests that we have booked recently:
"Poorly Maintained and No Heat."
Overall Score2.0/ 5
This is an older building that needs Maintenance and Main Systems updated. Staff is trying to help but can only do so much. Our room had no heat for the two nights we stayed before going to another Hotel. First night without Heat we were brought a blanket and the promise of a Space Heater which never arrived. Second night was told they had been having trouble fixing the HVAC system and knew it was out. A radiator type space heater was brought up but it didn't work well. Bath/shower had large chunk of fiberglass missing and Moldy patches on ceiling. Property is in major need of maintenance. Cheap rate wasn't worth the lack of basic amenities.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
26-Oct-2021 Verified Review, stayed from Tue Oct 19 to Sat Oct 23 2021 at a $83.99 average nightly rate.
"Run down room in bad neighborhood."
Overall Score1.0/ 5
Stained and patched bathtub. Black soap awful. Bed itself only good thing. Hall floors around back entrance needed mopping. Felt seedy throughout. Not Red Lion quality. Got there through Priceline. Big mistake.
(Group coordinator, booked 2 rooms), from US flag
25-Oct-2021 Verified Review, stayed from Fri Oct 22 to Sat Oct 23 2021 at a $110.99 average nightly rate.
"Worn and Dirty."
Overall Score1.0/ 5
The hotel is filthy. We booked a room but, we left after viewing two rooms. No way would we stay there.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
15-Sep-2021 Verified Review, stayed from Fri Sep 10 to Sun Sep 12 2021 at a $139.99 average nightly rate.
"Not perfect. But a deal!"
Overall Score4.0/ 5
The Governor / Red Lion is an old hotel in a great location. The rooms and bed were clean and comfortable but the bathroom had some peeling paint. The A/C was inefficient but the staff, including maid service was excellent. We could walk to wonderful restaurants, coffee, trails and shops but the reality of homelessness was clear along the way. I enjoyed my stay with the teenage grandchildren and really appreciated the reasonable price.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
05-Jul-2021 Verified Review, stayed from Tue Jun 29 to Tue Jul 06 2021 at a $84.56 average nightly rate.
"Event at the Red lion cancelled. A credit voucher was promised, but not received."
Overall Score1.0/ 5
On July 21, 2020, I talked with your desk at 800 487 2175 and told them that our event at the Red Lion had been cancelled because of COVID 19. I wanted to reschedule at a later date. She said that refund was not possible but a credit voucher would be sent to my email address. Not receiving the voucher, on 7 23 2020 I talked to Marian at the same number and I was told that the credit voucher was first being cleared by the hotel. Nothing was ever heard from them. I am out $585. I am not a happy customer.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
31-Jul-2020 Verified Review, stayed from Sun Jul 26 to Thu Jul 30 2020 at a $99.85 average nightly rate.
"Price good, but hotel sort of run down."
Overall Score3.0/ 5
We spent two nights, had to change a room because the A/C sounded really loud and the headboard was falling apart. The management was nice enough to move us for the 2nd night and it was much better.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
19-Jun-2020 Verified Review, stayed from Wed Jun 17 to Thu Jun 18 2020 at a $102.38 average nightly rate.
"Average place to stay."
Overall Score3.0/ 5
This place is definitely not what I expected. After looking at the pictures advertised on their website, I was expecting a marvelous and luxurious place; however it wasn't. The room had poor lighting, people at the front desk had poor customer skills and the place wasn't the cleanest. Overall, the only positive aspect of the hotel is that its conveniently located at the heart of Olympia. Restaurants are within walking distance and if you are looking for coffee, you are better off walking across the street for Starbucks.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
14-Jan-2020 Verified Review, stayed from Wed Jan 08 to Thu Jan 09 2020 at a $75.01 average nightly rate.
"We won't stay here again. Very disappointing."
Overall Score2.0/ 5
My friend and I were disappointed with our overnight stay at the Governor House for several different reasons. Only one of the two elevators was working and the one that worked took a long time. The room was pretty utilitarian, nothing posh or fancy at all. At least it was clean! We had to ask the front desk for more towels so we would both have enough towels for morning showers. The room was very cold when we first walked in. We turned up what appeared to be a thermnostat. When we returned from dinner, the room was even colder. We had gotten caught in the rain and were very wet and the icy cold room was a disaster. We had to wear our coats and socks. I had to call the front desk three times and a maintenance man was sent up with a space heater. He checked out the "thermostat" and informed us it was for the air conditioning and it was turned up full blast! When asked where was the heat setting, he told us there was no heat in each individual room, only a general building heating! I never heard of such a thing in a hotel! The first heater he brought didn't work at all, I had to call again for a replacement and ask for additional blankets as we were freezing! The second heater worked but it took hours for the room to be comfortable. The continental breakfast was nothing to talk about, with paper plates and cups and plastic utensils. We complained to the mgr. about the room who offered to give us 25% off our stay, I told her at least 50% would be more appropriate since we froze our butts off for most of the time we were awake. We won't stay here again. Very disappointing.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
12-Sep-2019 Verified Review, stayed from Sun Sep 08 to Mon Sep 09 2019 at a $94.00 average nightly rate.
3.0 out of 5. Based on 896 guest reviews

Property Description

Spectacular panoramic views of either Capitol Lake or Sylvester Park await you in your spacious and comfortable guestroom. Your room features a king or queen bed, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, hairdryer, iron & ironing board, laptop-sized safe, complimentary high-speed internet access and Bath and Body products all for your comfort. To help you unwind at the end of a busy day relax in our outdoor seasonal pool and 24 hour indoor fitness center with an 8 person spa and dry sauna. In the morning, enjoy a complimentary hot breakfast buffet. It is a great way to start a new day. Afterward, peruse through over 60 specialty shops, restaurants, art galleries, performing arts, antique shops and Farmers Market, the second largest open air market in the state beginning just outside our hotel. Other nearby attractions includes the State Capitol Campus, Hands on Childrens Museum, Washington Center for the Performing Arts and Percival Landing. If you are planning a special event, the Governor Hotel offers banquet and conference facilities for up to 160 guests, a wide variety of audio/visual equipment and covered parking.

Details / Other Expenses

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM
Year of Last Renovation: 2014
Floors: 8
Rooms: 122
Corridors: All Rooms Have Interior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms: 122
Handicap Rooms: 8
Suites: 17
Room Windows: Windows Do Open
Cleaning Frequency: Daily
Meeting Rooms: 3 View Spaces
Meeting Space: 5409 sq. feet
Banquet Space: Holds 160 people
Dist. to Food/Bars: 0.3 Mi
Dist. to 24hr Restaurant: 5.0 Mi
Dist. to Nearest Gym: 0.5 Mi
FEMA Approved: Yes
Pool Info: We do not have a pool.
Ownership: Ignite Hotels
Policies / Expenses
Cancellation:
24 hours prior to arrival
Nightly Parking: 0
Typical Group Deposit: 10%
Total Taxes: 11.30%
Total Misc Fees: $2.00 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)
State Tax: 9.30%
Occupancy Tax: 2.00%
Additional Room Fees: 2.00 Per Night (TPA Fee)

Amenities / Features


  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • ATM
  • Baggage storage facilities
  • Central location
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Conference facilities
  • Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
  • Credit card accepted: American Express
  • Credit card accepted: Discover
  • Credit card accepted: Diners Club
  • Electronic key card
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for the disabled
  • Fax available
  • Fitness and health center
  • Garage
  • Hairdryer available
  • Handicap accessible
  • Central heating
  • Ice Maker
  • Internet - ethernet
  • Free WiFi Internet
  • Ironing facilities
  • Microwave in room
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24 hours opened
  • Office or business center
  • Private bathroom in room
  • Private car parking
  • Quiet location
  • Radio in room
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe in rooms
  • Shower
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Telephone - Free local calls
  • Television
  • Travellers cheques accepted
  • Voicemail

Airport & Shuttle Information

Sea-Tac International Airport55 MilesPrivate shuttle approximately $45 R/TTaxi approximately $80-100

Airport Shuttle? Sorry, no airport shuttle available.

Breakfast Information

Complementary breakfast buffet including scrambled eggs, sausage, and more.

Pet Friendly?

Service animals complying with ADA Title lll regulations are allowed.

Sorry, pets are not allowed.

Parking Info

Complimentary parking, Bus parking available for $40 per day in front of hotel.

Internet / WiFI

Complimentary Wi-Fi

Cleaning Policies

Public areas are cleaned at least once an hour. Hand sanitizing stations throughout the hotel, masks required for all employees and guests. Please visit our site and follow the Cleanliness Guideline link for more information!

About Red Lion Hotels

  • Spacious rooms, comfortable beds and free Wi-Fi
  • Professional and flexible meeting space
  • Hello Rewards is a guest recognition program designed to give guests extra benefits for their hotel stay
  • Membership rewards include a free stay every 7 stays, express check-in/check-out, late check-out and room upgrades based upon availability, and other exclusive offers
  • LCD flat-screen TV's, mini-fridge, microwave, and work desks in every room

The Red Lion Hotels highlights above are subject to change without notice.

Previously known as:
The Governor a Coast Hotel

Seasonality and Projections at Red Lion Inn & Suites Olympia Governor Hotel

Rate fluctuations of Red Lion Inn & Suites Olympia Governor Hotel

The graph above is fluctuations of room rates for both group quotes and the lowest online individual prices we could find at the time the group bid was entered. The lowest group or meeting displayed is 30.9% in the month of November 2021 and the highest average individual rate is $137 in the month of May 2022. This chart will show past seasonality and also project future months. If you are flexible with dates, you may want to consider staying at Red Lion Inn & Suites Olympia Governor Hotel in a month when rates are lower.

Meeting Rooms and Banquet Rooms at Red Lion Inn & Suites Olympia Governor Hotel

Below are the meeting, banquet, conference and event spaces at Red Lion Inn & Suites Olympia Governor Hotel.

Feel free to use the Red Lion Inn & Suites Olympia Governor Hotel meeting space capacities chart below to help in your event planning. Hotel Planner specializes in Olympia event planning for sleeping rooms and meeting space for corporate events, weddings, parties, conventions, negotiated rates and trade shows.

Meeting Room Name L x W x H
(Feet)
Size
(sqft.)
Banquet
5'/6'
Banquet Space Layout
Crescent
Crescent Tables Layout
Classroom
Classroom Meeting Layout
Hollow
Square
Hollow Square Table Layout
U-Shape
U Shape Meeting Layout
Boardroom
Boardroom Meeting Space
Convention
8'/10'
Convention Booth Layout
Theater
Theater Layout
Reception
Reception Desk for Meeting
Regist.
Desk
Registration Desk for Meeting
Washington Room 42 x 33 x 10 138670/--50704030----/--10070--
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Washington Room

Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
1386 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
42 x 33 x 10 Ft.
Floor Level:
1
Power Outlets:
6
Columns:
0
Windows:
4
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
Yes
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Sound System
Legislative Room 35 x 63 x 8 2205--/160--90403540--/--200180--
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Legislative Room

Located just steps from the lobby and guest services, this room is perfect for social events, retirement parties, receptions, and religious events just to name a few. All food and beverage is provided by our exclusive caterer Elyse's Catering. Upon request I would be happy to have them contact you with their offerings.
Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
2205 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
35 x 63 x 8 Ft.
Floor Level:
1
Power Outlets:
9
Columns:
8
Windows:
0
Natural Light?:
No
Obstructions?
Yes
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
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Board Room I 12 x 18 x 8 216--/----------8--/--------
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Board Room I

Room Type:
Boardroom
Total Size:
216 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
12 x 18 x 8 Ft.
Floor Level:
2
Power Outlets:
5
Columns:
0
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System

FAQs about Red Lion Inn & Suites Olympia Governor Hotel

What time is check in?

Check in time is 3:00 PM based on the hotel's local time. Early check in may be available if requested at the front desk on the day of check-in.

What time is check out?

Check out time is 12:00 PM based on the hotel's local time. Late check out may be available if requested at the front desk during your stay.

How many rooms does Red Lion Inn & Suites Olympia Governor Hotel have?

There are 122 sleeping rooms in the hotel.

Is there any meeting space at Red Lion Inn & Suites Olympia Governor Hotel?

Yes, they have 3 meeting rooms that can support various table layouts.

What kind of breakfast is at Red Lion Inn & Suites Olympia Governor Hotel?

Complementary breakfast buffet including scrambled eggs, sausage, and more.

What parking is available at Red Lion Inn & Suites Olympia Governor Hotel?

Complimentary parking, Bus parking available for $40 per day in front of hotel.

How much does internet cost?

Complimentary Wi-Fi

Can I get a AAA rate at Red Lion Inn & Suites Olympia Governor Hotel?

Sorry, this hotel does not offer AAA hotel discounts at this time.

Can I get a Senior or AARP rate at Red Lion Inn & Suites Olympia Governor Hotel?

Sorry, this hotel does not offer senior hotel discounts at this time.

Is there a gym at Red Lion Inn & Suites Olympia Governor Hotel?

Yes, there is a gym/fitness area available on-site at the property.

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