"Pocatello is the one of the coldest places and the Red Lion has always been the gem in that city. every year I ski in Inkom and I must stay at the Red ... " More

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Hotel Description

Red Lion Hotel Pocatello puts you in the center of Pocatello, 4.2 km (2.6 mi) from Holt Arena and 4.7 km (2.9 mi) from Idaho State University. Highlights at this hotel include a restaurant, an indoor swimming pool, and free self parking.

You can enjoy TVs with satellite channels, and all 150 rooms feature free WiFi, coffee/tea makers, and free local calls. Pillowtop beds and premium bedding invite a comfortable night's sleep, and you'll find nice touches like free toiletries. Hair dryers, irons/ironing boards, and desks are also available.

The hotel's own bar/lounge is a nice place to enjoy a drink. Enjoy the fitness center and spa tub. Conference space and meeting rooms are among the business amenities offered. Additionally, you'll find free WiFi in public areas, a coffee shop/café, and laundry facilities. Buffet breakfast is available daily between 6 AM and 9 AM. There's also the convenience of a free airport shuttle.

Sights within a 10-minute drive of this 3-star Pocatello hotel include Portneuf Medical Center and Pocatello Zoo.

Red Lion Hotel Pocatello ratings based on 27 Verified Reviews

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

Great Hotel! And so comfy

Pocatello is the one of the coldest places and the Red Lion has always been the gem in that city. every year I ski in Inkom and I must stay at the Red Lion. they have an awesome bar, the staff is really nice and the red lion bed is so comfy. I really like the old school decor. That's red lion showing how comfy it is. My room had the atrium view with the pool and that really was great! I'm coming back next year for sure. Also I like the Jack in the box, really good food, its no Del taco, but I have a hunch one day there will be a Del taco very close to the red lion and I will be having ski trips there for at least 5 days instead of 2 days I normally try and stay. Nevertheless I really like this hotel.

Posted by , from Las Vegas on Mar 5, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Mar 20, 2018 by NDhaliwal

Thank you for the great review. We are happy to hear about your amazing experience and hope to see you back soon!

5 out of 5

Great hotel

This was a good hotel for the price. The only sad thing is that there was no breakfast included in our room purchase.

Posted by on Jun 9, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 3, 2017 by NDhaliwal

Thank you for the great review, we are glad that you had a great stay. We do have package rates that have breakfast included.

2 out of 5

Not what I would have expected

Pros: The location was good. Right along the freeway.
Cons: The welcoming nature of the staff. Hotel needs a remodel / repaint / repair / update. The pool / hot tub conditions are poor.
My welcome at the front desk was "I'll be with you in a minute". Not, "Welcome to Red Lion. I'm just finishing with an occupant and I'll be right with you please". There was nothing in my reservation that indicated that the continental breakfast was not included. The swimming pool was FREEZING. The hot tub was luke warm. There were no towels at the pool, even though the front desk indicated that they would make sure there would be when I called them. The general condition of the hotel was "old" and "in significant need up upgrade / remodel". I won't be staying there again.

Posted by , from Salt Lake City, Utah on May 22, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jun 1, 2017 by NDhaliwal

Thank you for your review, we are working on remodeling the property and hope to have everything in great condition very soon!

3 out of 5

Good location Perkins Resturant great food

Pros: Location was near where I needed to be
Cons: Remodeling noise was bad during the stay we were there it was during the afternoon times and my girlfriend had a bad headache
Location: Indian Casino near by it has a No Smoking section - Mall is about 10 miles away
They are remodeling and it is noisy becuase of them trying to remove indoor/outdoor carpet next to pool - pool and hot tub were both out of order - -free breakfast buffet but you need to be there early 6:00am - 9:00am weekdays food is ok

Posted by , from Stockbridge Ga on Jan 1, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jan 12, 2017 by Nathan

Thank you for your review. We apologise about the remodeling noise. We hope that you will be back to see the exciting changes.

1 out of 5

Red lion . Pocatello Idaho

Totally uncomfortable bed flat pillow, can't turn on the t.v... staff are.ignorant, breakfast wasn't terrible. Way overpriced. Checked outside early,walked across the street to the comfort inn beautiful room bed breakfast and t.v.that worked for $50.00 less

Posted by , from Idaho on May 16, 2016

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4 out of 5

Wonderful stay

Enjoyed the stay. Good motel in town maybe the best.

Posted by , from layton on Jan 24, 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

Apr 20, 2016 by NDhaliwal

Thanks for the great review!

1 out of 5

Dusty mess

On entering the room it just smelled old and dusty like the hallways smelled old. Then we see the heater surround is just laying on the floor and the filter is full of gunk. Then we look around, the furniture has not been dusted. There are hairs and dirt at the head of the bed. Housekeeping is very poor here. When I enter a hotel room I don't expect to have leftover people in there. So called front desk and they immediately gave us another room. It was a suite. Big room. Looked clean on the surface but there was mold in the shower. Lots of stuff at the top of the bed behind the headboard and underneath the bed were candy wrappers and dirt. Someone needs to train your housekeeping personnel. I don't mind vintage but dirt is inexcusable. No wont stay at this one again.

Posted by on Jan 18, 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

Apr 20, 2016 by NDhaliwal

Thanks for your review, sorry about the dusty room you were faced with we are working on fixing all the kinks

3 out of 5

Hotel was right off of I-95

Pros: Out tub was clogged after the first but the maintenance man fixed it right away and he was very pleasant.
Cons: The furnace could be updated
The staff in the breakfast area are rude. But the lady at the desk was really nice.

Posted by on Jan 10, 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jan 15, 2016 by NDhaliwal

Thank you for your review, I will get with my management teams and solve any problems you may have had! Hope to see you back soon!

1 out of 5


After driving 13 hours you can't wait to get to your hotel. When I walked in the last at the counter didn't greet me so I wasn't sure where to go to check in until I asked her do I check in here and her response was Yeah. We didn't have a fridge but there was a spot for one in the room. When asked about it the front desk said it probably had a faulty fridge so they took it out. We didn't have a DVD player but there was a spot for one. When you have kids that want to watch their favorite movie what do you do? There tv was confusing because they had 2 tv remotes. A guide should go with it.

Posted by , from washington on Nov 17, 2015

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jan 15, 2016 by NDhaliwal

Thanks for your review. I will talk with front desk staff about being more helpful to our guests.

3 out of 5

Nice hotel near the main highway

Pros: I liked the location and the room was nice and clean.
Cons: Let the hotel staff know that Guest don't need to hear their hallway conversions and doors can be closed without being slammed.
Location: The location was fine and there were lots of restaurants and shops nearby. This hotel had a restaurant located in the main lobby.
This was a clean and nice hotel all of the accommodation were acceptable. My only complaint is the hotel staff made lots of noise in the hall and repeatedly slammed the door to the supply closet locate near my room. I guess next time i will ask for a room far away form any supply closets or break-rooms.

Posted by , from Houston on Sep 17, 2015

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Property Features

Red Lion Hotel Pocatello offers its guests an indoor pool, a spa tub, and a fitness center. There's a restaurant on site, as well as a coffee shop/café. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi. The business-friendly Red Lion Hotel Pocatello also features a fireplace in the lobby, laundry facilities, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Free self parking is available.

  • 1 building
  • 1 floor
  • 150 guestrooms or units
  • 10 conference rooms
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Fireplace in lobby

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Indoor pool
  • Laundry facilities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Pocatello, ID (PIH-Pocatello Regional) (14.3 km / 8.9 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free airport shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Red Lion Hotel Pocatello offers 150 air-conditioned accommodations with coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Pillowtop beds feature premium bedding. Premium satellite television is provided. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and complimentary toiletries. This Pocatello hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Pillowtop beds
  • Television
  • Satellite channels
  • Premium channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy buffet breakfast daily from 6 AM to 9 AM.

Red Lion Hotel Pocatello has a restaurant on site.

Nearby Activities

An indoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a fitness center. The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Snowboarding nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Snowmobiling nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Snowshoeing nearby
  • Downhill skiing nearby
  • Cross-country skiing nearby


If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 17 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • Pets: USD 15 per pet, per stay


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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are 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.

  • Noise-free rooms not guaranteed
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • No elevators


Optional extras

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

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: USD 5.99 per person (approximately)
  • Pet fee: USD 15 per pet, per stay

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

Hotel Names

You should know

  • Children 17 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.