This forward-thinking hotel delivers cool style, culture and a terrific location next to Riverfront Park.
The Hotel RL by Red Lion's sophisticated guest rooms and suites have been renovated in a clever style that blends urban lines with an earthy, Pacific Northwest vibe. Among the appealing features are hardwood floors, pillow-top Sealy mattresses, 55-inch TVs and views of the park or resort-style pool (the largest in the city). There's also an indoor pool for cold and rainy days. Victrola Coffee Roasters provides free coffee, and The Restaurant by Hotel RL serves signature regional cuisine. The very groovy courtyard features hanging fabric pods for relaxation, and the unique “Living Stage” in the lobby hosts live music and spoken word performances. Renting house bicycles is a must; the Centennial Trail is one of the best bike routes in the country. If you’re feeling philanthropic, donations to Hotel RL’s Project Wake Up Call go toward assisting the city’s homeless population (in partnership with Blessings Under the Bridge, a local nonprofit).