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Indulge In Comfort At This Kelso/Longview Hotel
Welcome to Red Lion Hotel Kelso/Longview

From the breathtaking beauty of Mount Saint Helens to the powerful waters of the Columbia River, Red Lion Hotel & Conference Center - Kelso/Longview is situated in a prime Washington State location. Offering a variety of options for things to do for families, couples, and business travelers alike, Red Lion is a standout among hotels in Kelso and Longview.

Discover a unique ambiance as you enter our Kelso hotel, and experience an unmatched level of service that makes you feel at home immediately. Indulge in plush amenities that mimic the comforts of home, including a plush pillow-top bed, complimentary Wi-Fi, and eco-bath friendly amenities. After you've settled in, treat yourself to a dining delight at Scoreboard Lounge or the Pacific Grill, our onsite restaurants that offer a variety of flavorful entrees and generous portions. Or, take a refreshing dip in our outdoor pool.

Offering 10,000 square feet of flexible meeting space for up to 600 guests, Red Lion Hotel & Conference Center - Kelso/Longview is a chosen destination among Kelso and Longview hotels for social and professional events as well.

Features at Our Kelso Hotel

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • In-room refrigerators
  • Outdoor pool
  • Onsite restaurant
  • Onsite lounge
  • 10,000 sq. ft. of meeting space

Get Local At Nearby Attractions

  • Mount St. Helens
  • The Columbia River
  • Ape Caves
  • Lake Merwin

Contact Us

Red Lion Hotel Kelso-Longview

Address: 510 Kelso Drive Kelso, WA 98626
Tel: (360) 636-4400
Fax: (360) 425-3296
E-mail: [email protected]

Premier Amenities In Our Kelso, Washington Hotel
Splash Into Fun at Red Lion Hotel Kelso Longview

Our Longview, WA hotel is situated near the area's best shopping, dining, and entertainment, but to experience an unmatched level of comfort, convenience, and fun, you don't even have to step off our property. Red Lion Hotel Kelso Longview features a well-equipped fitness center, an onsite restaurant and lounge serving flavorful entrees, a family-friendly pool, and plush in room amenities to help you stay connected or enjoy a relaxing retreat.

As one of the most desirable Kelso, WA hotels, Red Lion Hotel Kelso Longview is dedicated towards offering a variety of services at our facility to help you make the most of your family vacation, business trip, or romantic getaway.

What Our Guests Have To Say:

"This was our first time at a Red Lion and we had a wonderful time. The place was very clean, the rooms were spacious, and the hotel was clean and presentable. The staff was friendly and answered any questions we had about the area or items in the hotel itself. The price we paid by night was well worth the experience, considering it included access to an open late pool, hot tub, work out facility, Wi-Fi, and breakfast."
- Jester D., Redmond, Washington

Amenities At Our Hotel In Kelso, WA include:
  • Onsite lounge
  • Fitness center
  • Expansive meeting space
  • Complimentary parking
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Outdoor pool, whirlpool and children's pool
  • Pet-friendly policy ($15.00 per stay)
Dine In Style At Our Longview Restaurants
Tour the Local Favorites

Red Lion Hotel Kelso Longview is home to some of flavorful dining. Enjoy a convenient location near some of the most acclaimed restaurants in Longview, WA. Wake up to breakfast options at our onsite restaurant, the Pacific Grill. As one of the most highly-regarded restaurants in Kelso, WA by locals and visitors alike, you're sure to find a plate for nearly every palate.

In addition, the Scoreboard Lounge offers pool, darts and live sports action on the flat screen TVs. Come by to enjoy live music and comedy shows on select nights at our onsite lounge .

Nearby Longview Restaurants


Consistently voted the best local restaurant by The Daily News, Masthead offers generous portions, tempting steaks, and an extensive beer menu.

Bistro Café

Bistro Café is both a deli and a European-style wine bar and restaurant that features live music. Don't miss the Black & Bleu Ahi Fettuccine, Leeks Penne, Vanilla Cider Pork, and Wild Salmon Wellington.

New Moon Chinese

New Moon Chinese has gained a loyal clientele due to its remarkable service, fair prices, and delicious options.



Located among the mills and within the industrial area of Longview, Porky's is considered to be one of the most sought after nightlife spots in Longview. Offering carefully-crafted cocktails and an extensive drink menu, you'll enjoy spending a night here.

Silver Star

A chosen destination for happy hour, live music, pool and outdoor dining, don't miss a chance to visit this All-American hot spot.

Dine In Style at Longview Restaurants
Scoreboard Lounge

As a desirable choice among Kelso restaurants, the Scoreboard Lounge serves a range of dining options, from appetizers and a Happy Hour menu to a full dinner menu. Enjoy a game of pool or kick back and watch your favorite game on one of our big screen TVs. Dine on carefully-crafted menu options and indulge in flavorful delights, friendly service and an overall memorable dining experience.

Discover for yourself why Scoreboard Lounge is one of the highest-rated restaurants in Longview.

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An Ideal Kelso Meeting Space For All Occasions
Discover A Premier Business Destination At The Red Lion Hotel Kelso Longview

Our expansive Kelso meeting space makes us a great Longview event venue for corporate meetings, conferences, and social occasions of nearly every type. Located in the heart of Kelso, with easy access to the Port of Longview, the Port of Kalama, and prestigious local corporations like Longview Fibre and Weyerhaeuser our hotel has a prime location. Red Lion Kelso Longview features flexible Kelso meeting rooms for groups of nearly every size.

With over 10,000 square feet of versatile meeting space, including seven elegantly appointed meeting rooms that feature the latest in A/V technology, including complimentary Wi-Fi and more, there are endless options for your next gathering.

Call (360) 636-4400 to book today.

Our Kelso Meeting Space Features

  • Over 10,000 square feet of event space
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Seven elegantly appointed meeting rooms
  • Modern A/V equipment available
  • Full service catering
  • Professional planners

Whether you're planning an intimate business meeting or a grand banquet wedding, our professional planners and catering team ensure that no detail is overlooked.

"I have held 22 multi-day functions with over 100 guests in the past 11 years. Great accommodations, great staff and great rates. I currently have six more functions under contract at this time."
- NFLCC, Castle Rock

Let Us Plan Your Next Event or Book a Block of Rooms

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Business Client Services
Book A Meeting At The Best Longview, WA Hotel

Doing business is a pleasure when you stay at Red Lion Hotel Kelso Longview. As a chosen destination among Longview, WA business hotels, our corporate guests take comfort in knowing that when they take advantage of our Longview business accommodations they'll be greeted by an unprecedented level of service and a variety of resort-style amenities that help them make the most of their stay. 

Offering unmatched access to the area's largest companies, including the Ports of Kalama and Longview, PeaceHealth Medical Group, and Kaiser Permanente. Our expansive conference rooms and full-service catering aid in making any business meeting a hassle-free affair.

Stay connected with complimentary Wi-Fi throughout our Longview business accommodations, in the lobby, pool, and other common areas. Need to print a boarding pass or last-minute meeting notes? Take advantage of our full-service business center that includes printing and facsimile capabilities.

Our gracious Red Lion hotel staff is here to ensure that your next visit to Kelso is a relaxing and comfortable stay. Contact us today to make a reservation and learn more about why Red Lion Hotel Kelso Longview is a standout among Kelso business hotels.

Treat Your Guests To Our Longview Catering
In Our Ideal Kelso Meeting Spaces

From flavorful cuisine to carefully-crafted cocktails, our Kelso catering is consistently rated as one of the best options available. Let our Longview caterers design a special menu for your next business meeting, conference or wedding. From intimate gatherings to larger banquet affairs, our talented team is dedicated towards providing top-notch Longview catering you're unlikely to find elsewhere.

Situated amongst the elegant backdrop of our spacious ballrooms situated within plush Washington State, planning events to be catered is hassle-free and offers an opportunity to impress your guests.

To discuss arrangements for your special event at the Red Lion Hotel & Conference Center - Kelso/Longview, please contact Pam Fierst at (360) 578-4006.

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An Ideal Space For All Occasions
Plan Events To Remember In Our Kelso Meeting Space

Impress your colleagues, friends and family when you plan social and business events in our Kelso meeting space. From grand ballroom occasions to more intimate affairs, our beautifully-appointed Longview meeting rooms offer a unique destination and unparalleled service.

Featuring over 10,000 square feet of meeting space in Kelso, Washington, Red Lion Hotel Kelso Longview is a standout among other conference facilities. Plan hassle free meetings, weddings and trainings when you take advantage of the latest in technology including complimentary Wi-Fi, A/V capabilities and onsite technical support.

To plan an event, submit an RFP to learn more about planning meetings at Red Lion Hotel Kelso Longview and count on our professional event staff to aid in the development of memorable occasions.

Contact Us


510 Kelso Drive
Kelso, WA 98626
Tel: (360) 636-4400
Fax: (360) 425-3296
E-mail: [email protected]

Ideal Hotel For All Your Team Travel Needs
Ample Amenities for Kids

Red Lion Hotel Kelso Longview offers a premier location near some of the area's best sporting venues. Whether you're catching a local game or playing in a league, our Kelso group accommodations offer comfort, convenience and fun.

Plan Longview sports team travel and take advantage of a plush Washington State backdrop, spacious guest rooms and a location near some of the area's best shopping, dining and nightlife. Whether you're in charge of a youth athletics group or want to spend time in our onsite sports bar watching the major leagues, Red Lion Hotel Kelso Longview is your home base for lodging in Washington.

An Ideal Kelso Wedding and Ceremony Space
Discover A Gem Among Longview Wedding Venues

Choose a beautiful venue for a beautiful day, and pledge your love at Red Lion Hotel Kelso Longview. An elegant choice among Longview wedding venues, Red Lion offers a distinctive setting, unmatched service and allows you to create memories to last a lifetime.

Home to many Longview weddings each and every year, our hotel offers flexible banquet space for weddings of nearly every size. Whether you're planning a smaller celebration with close friends and family or a grand banquet, Red Lion offers a premium destination for both occasions.

Offering full-service catering, state-of-the-art A/V support and plush accommodations near Mount St. Helens, there is no place more romantic to celebrate your love. For more information or to start planning elegant ceremonies, and receptions, submit an RFP and one of our professional event planners will contact you.

Explore A Variety Of Things To Do In Longview, Washington

Discover the majestic forest and mountains of Southwest Washington when you stay at Red Lion Hotel Kelso Longview. As a picturesque backdrop, our hotel offers an ideal location near some of the best activities Longview, WA and a premier setting for special occasions.

Whether you're interested in a relaxing trip to enjoy scenic views or prefer to take advantage of outdoor Kelso, WA attractions like fishing on the Columbia River, there are endless opportunities for an exciting adventure. Be sure to visit Mt. St. Helens, one of the most sought-after attractions before retreating to your comfortable accommodations at Red Lion Hotel Kelso Longview.

Things To Do In Longview

  • Mount St. Helens
  • Fishing
  • Ape Cave Lava Tubes
  • Cowlitz Black Bears Baseball

Ape Cave Lava Tubes
Glorious Views of Pacific Northwest Nature

Head off to a day of Pacific Northwest hiking and exploration with Ape Cave Lava Tubes, and discover astonishing natural forms. Located in Gifford Pinchot National Forest, within driving distance of our Kelso hotel, Ape Cave was discovered in 1947 but remained unexplored until the 1950s. It's not only one of the most popular outdoor attractions in Washington State, but it's a geological anomaly: lava tubes aren't often found here, as volcanoes of the Cascade Range are mostly stratovolcanoes and do not typically erupt with pahoehoe (fluid basalt). Its passageway is the longest continuous lava tube in the continental United States and the third longest lava tube in North America, at 2.5 miles (4,023 meters).

Hikers regularly sing the praises of Ape Cave, with its extraordinary views of the Mount St. Helens lahar region, and you'll know why once you've arrived. After you've accessed the cave via the footpath, you have nearly three hours of exploration ahead of you. The lower cave's 1.6 mile round trip features a fairly level, mudflow-covered floor, as well as the unique formations known as the “railroad tracks” and the "meatball." The upper cave (not recommended for children) is more intensive, with travel over large rock piles and a climb up an 8-foot lava fall. The physical challenge comes with a reward in the form of the stunning Skylight, an opening to the surface of the cave, before finding your way to the upper exit and Ape Cave Trail #239. 

Open year round, Ape Cave has dedicated parking at Trail of Two Forests, and the Ape Headquarters Center reopens Memorial Day Weekend, 2016; it will be open weekends from 10 AM to 5 PM until the end of June when it will be open 7 days a week. After Labor Day, the Center will be open weekends through September. Ape Headquarters Center provides lantern rentals ($5) and White Nose Bat Syndrome information during the summer. Be sure to bring two sources of light per person, sturdy shoes, and warm clothing, and be prepared to practice "Leave No Trace" ethics.

Cowlitz Black Bears Baseball
Sponsored by Red Lion Hotel Kelso-Longview

Red Lion Hotel Kelso-Longview is proud to be a sponsor of our home team, the Cowlitz Black Bears.  We invite you to stay with us at the Red Lion during Cowlitz Black Bears home games. We welcome all teams and fans of the West Coast League.  The league comprises teams from British Columbia, Oregon and Washington. Our beloved Cowlitz calls David Story Fiel, on the campus of Lower Columbia College, home.

Red Lion Kelso-Longview is a perfect hotel for sports team travel, for fans and teams alike. Contact us about group accommodations, and start planning your road trip to Kelso.

Fishing in Kelso Washington
Enjoy a River Excursion

Kelso may be known as the Smelt Capital of the World, but that's far from the only option available to avid fishers visiting Kelso and Longview. Home to one of Washington state’s most abundant stocks of fish, the intersection of the Cowlitz and Columbia rivers at Kelso and Longview is home to exceptional year-round fishing.

With Chinook and Coho Salmon in spring‚ Steelhead Trout in summer and winter and Sturgeon year-round, region's abundant aquatic life is safeguarded by the strict regulations of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Department.

You'll be able to fish for Yellow Perch‚ Crappie, and Smallmouth Bass at the aforementioned rivers, as well as on the Kalama, Lewis, Toutle and Coweeman rivers, each with their own unique features and benefits. For fishing regulations and additional information‚ visit the WDFW.

The Majestic Mount St. Helens
Discover A Gem Among Hotels Near Mount St. Helens

Travel back to the fiery eruption of Mount St. Helens on May 18, 1980, one of the darkest days in the history of Washington State. Mount St. Helens spawned a new industry for the area and has continued to draw international attention as the mountain and surrounding forest continue to heal and evolve.

As a chosen destination among Mt. St. Helens hotels, Red Lion Hotel Kelso Longview offers an unparalleled location with sweeping views of the crater, lava dome, and blast center from the nearby Coldwater Ridge Visitor Center and Johnston Ridge Observatory.

Our Mt. St. Helens accommodations offer unmatched access to one of the longest continuous lava tubes in the world, Ape Cave. A sought-after go to spot for hikers and families alike, Mount Saint Helens offers jaw-dropping views and endless opportunities for swimming, boating, picnicking, and much more.

Immerse yourself in plush forests and explore this must-see landmark when you stay at Red Lion Hotel Kelso Longview, a top choice among hotels near Mt. St. Helens.

Hotel Amenities

Here are a few of the main amenities this property offers. If you have questions about anything you don't see here please feel free to contact the Front Desk.

Accessibility Features
Air Conditioning
Pet Friendly
Outdoor Pool
Free Parking
Business Center
Fitness Center
Smoke Free
Environmentally Friendly
Flat Screen TV

Room Types