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"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 ha ... " More

By a verified traveler on Tue 03 Nov 2020

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.

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room, 1 Queen Bed, Accessible

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Premium Room, 1 King Bed (Top Floors)

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 18 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.4 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 (3) Family (10)
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 Nov 3, 2020

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Nov 3, 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 Mar 10, 2020

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Mar 11, 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 Jan 17, 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jan 20, 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 Jan 1, 2020

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Jan 6, 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 Nov 12, 2019

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Nov 12, 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 Oct 4, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Oct 9, 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!

3 out of 5
The hotel is dated and elevator took a long time; one was broken and the other was very slow. Staff were very nice!!!

Posted by on Sep 30, 2019

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Sep 30, 2019 by Shawn M.

Dear Mrs, Thank you for choosing the Red Lion Inn & Suites Olympia, Governor Hotel! We're so glad you found our staff to be "very nice." As one of the newest members of the Ignite Hotels portfolio, we're excited to be starting our two-year complete renovation. As our first steps on this path, we are currently having the entire roof replaced, and will see the installation of our two brand-new elevators commence next month. Our design team is putting the finishing touches on a fresh, new look for our guest rooms, public areas, and conference spaces, and we can't wait to see their plans! We hope you are able to visit us again during or upon completion of all our renovations. Thanks again!

3 out of 5
The location is perfect for me. I met up with family for my Mother’s 92nd birthday at Gardner’s Restaurant. The hotel is near the restaurant which I was thankful for. My room was spotlessly clean.

Posted by on Sep 15, 2019

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Sep 20, 2019 by Shawn M.

Thank you for choosing the Red Lion Inn & Suites Olympia, Governor Hotel! We're so glad our location perfectly fit your needs, and a happy belated birthday to Mom! We hope to see you again soon...and often! Thanks again!

5 out of 5
The history behind the place was interesting The location is perfect for exploring the waterfront on foot.

Posted by on Sep 5, 2019

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Sep 5, 2019 by Shawn M.

Thank you for choosing the Red Lion Inn & Suites Olympia Governor Hotel! We're so glad you enjoyed our location in Olympia's Historic District, and were able to do some exploring of our town!

2 out of 5
Downtown is not a pleasant place to be in Olympia. Having the parking lot security guy at the hotel tell me not to worry about my partner putting a parking pass on his dash because they never enforce that was disconcerting to say the least. Apparently it’s not a problem for anybody to park or be in their parking lot.

Posted by on Aug 23, 2019

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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 Intl. 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.

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business center

Hotel Policies

Check-in

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

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

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash

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. The property affirms that it adheres to the SafeStay (AHLA - USA) sanitization guidelines.

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

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, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

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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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.