Red Lion Inn & Suites Olympia, Governor Hotel

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Hypo-allergenic bedding, desk, laptop workspace, blackout drapes
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Hypo-allergenic bedding, desk, laptop workspace, blackout drapes

Overview of Red Lion Inn & Suites Olympia, Governor Hotel

Red Lion Inn & Suites Olympia, Governor Hotel

3.0 star property

3.2/5 Okay

Guests rated this property 3.5/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Gym
  • Business services

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing
621 Capitol Way South, Olympia, WA, 98501

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationPercival Landing7 min walk
  • Popular LocationWashington State Capitol11 min walk
  • Popular LocationGovernor's Mansion13 min walk
  • AirportOlympia, WA (OLM-Olympia Regional)9 min drive

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About this area


Red Lion Inn & Suites Olympia, Governor Hotel is located on a lake and in a walkable area with good shopping. State Theater and WET Science Center are cultural highlights, and some of the area's attractions include Hands On Children's Museum and East Bay Public Plaza. Regional Athletic Complex and Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Area are also worth visiting. Guests appreciate the hotel's central location.

What's nearby

  • State Theater - 5 min walk
  • Hands On Children's Museum - 6 min walk
  • Percival Landing - 7 min walk
  • Washington State Capitol - 11 min walk
  • Governor's Mansion - 13 min walk

Getting around

  • Olympia-Lacey Station - 18 min drive
  • Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) - 61 min drive


  • Burial Grounds Espresso - 4 min walk
  • New Moon Cafe - 4 min walk
  • McMenamin's Spar Cafe - 4 min walk
  • The Mark - 4 min walk
  • Wagner's Bakery - 4 min walk

About this property

Red Lion Inn & Suites Olympia, Governor Hotel

Lakefront hotel with free breakfast and fitness center
This smoke-free hotel features a fitness center, coffee/tea in a common area, and a business center. Free full breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include concierge services, a 24-hour front desk, and multilingual staff.
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.

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a fitness center.


English, German, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Limited onsite parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking available
  • Onsite parking includes off-street options

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast available 6:00 AM–9:00 AM on weekdays and 7:00 AM–10:00 AM on weekends
  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Things to do

  • Fitness center

Family friendly

  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)


  • ATM/banking services
  • Elevator

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff

Business services

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms - 3


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Lever door handles
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible business center
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)


  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination


  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Free local calls
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Phone

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Check-in from 3 PM - anytime
Minimum check-in age - 21


Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
2 children can stay for free if using existing beds when occupying the parent or guardian's room
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 10.0 per day
Free cribs are available on request at the property

Property payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 50.00 per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10.0 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

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
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

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

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 188 out of 1000 reviews
5 - Excellent 19%
Rating 4 - Good. 270 out of 1000 reviews
4 - Good 27%
Rating 3 - Okay. 237 out of 1000 reviews
3 - Okay 24%
Rating 2 - Poor. 171 out of 1000 reviews
2 - Poor 17%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 134 out of 1000 reviews
1 - Terrible 13%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



3/5 Okay

Travelled with family and small children
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Disliked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities
The property is dated. The park across the street is essentily a homeless encampment. I didnt feel safe walking in the Capital area especially with my small children. I have stayed many times at the Red Lion Inn in Elko, NV. Its a great hotel. I feel bad for the empmoyees working in these urban areas.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2022

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner, Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Fantastic value for money, clean, comfortable, great breakfast excellent staff.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2022

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Staff & service, amenities
Staff was really nice and accommodating and the beds were super comfy.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2022

3/5 Okay

Travelled with partner
Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities
The staff did the best they could under impossible circumstances. The elevator broke down with guests inside, fire department attended which was unpleasant upon our arrival. Room was not cleaned, left over food in the fridge. Homeless people lurking around and sleeping on the sidewalk. We felt very unsafe.
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2022

2/5 Poor

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
We spent 4 nights. The staff were friendly. The breakfast was good. The man (think his name is Marvin) did a great job of refilling things etc. He was also helpful and outgoing. A woman was working one morning, and everything was empty with people waiting. We walked thru, but did not stay. The outside temps were near 100 degrees during our stay. Rooms share a central ac system. Very inadequate. Our room with drapes closed all day was over 100 degrees when we returned in the evening. We were provided a fan, but in order for it to do any good we had to keep our door open for circulation. One morning we woke up to a leaking ceiling, so had to change rooms. The property really needs major updating. The tub was peeling. Water temps in the shower fluctuate between ice cold & scalding. Ceilings & walls cracked. Popcorn ceilings. The hallways smelled musty. They also need to post on some door exits that you cannot return. I exited to go down 1 floor for ice and was locked out of all floors. I had to walk down 6 floors and exited onto the street late at night, where I walked around the corner to the main entrance of the property. Will never stay there again.
Stayed 4 nights in Jul 2022