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Discover Our Ideal Hotel In Lewiston, Idaho


Immerse yourself in an exhilarating mix of natural beauty, outdoor adventure, and intriguing culture at Red Lion Hotel Lewiston, Gateway to Hells Canyon.  Ideally situated near a variety of area attractions, staying at our hotel in Lewiston allows you to kayak through Hells Canyon, go fishing on the Clearwater River, or play a round of golf at any of the valley's four golf courses. Whether you're traveling for business or pleasure you'll be greeted with a warm welcome, personalized service, and the most comfortable and convenient accommodations among hotels in Lewiston, Idaho. We are also proud to offer a complimentary local shuttle service to and from port of call at our local airport. 

Breakfast included. Food and Beverage outlets open, live music on the patio, wide-open outdoor spaces and entertainment nearby. 

Pool and jacuzzi are open.

and suites feature oversized bathrooms, complimentary Wi-Fi, complimentary newspaper, and plush pillow-top beds. Business guests enjoy over 13,000 square feet of meeting and banquet space that can accommodate up to 900 guests for business and social occasions. We also have 15,000 square feet of outdoor green space for seasonal outdoor events. Enjoy a relaxing night dining at our onsite restaurant, Meriwether's Bistro, having a drink at our bar with its own patio, or take a dip in our resort-style tub before retreating to your room.  We are now offering all guests a complimentary continental buffet breakfast including hot and cold items. 

Features in Our Lewiston Hotel

  • Complimentary local shuttle service
  • Meriwether's Bistro
  • M.J. Barleyhopper's Brewhouse
  • Complimentary Continental Breakfast
  • Resort-style Pools, Hot Tub & Fitness Center
  • Over 13,000 Square Feet of Meeting Space
  • 15,000 Square Feet of Outdoor Green Space for seasonal outdoor events

Get Local At Nearby Attractions

  • Hells Canyon
  • Washington State University
  • University of Idaho
  • Scenic Golf Courses
  • Lewis-Clark State College
  • Local Breweries and Wineries
  • Lindsay and Colter Creek
  • Clear Water Canyon Cellar
Learn Why We Were Voted Best of the West

Learn Why We Were Voted Best of the West

Wake up to picturesque views and treat yourself to a delicious breakfast in Meriwether's Bistro before taking a dip in our relaxing outdoor pool or squeeze in a workout in our adjacent Snap Fitness athletic club. Offering the most desirable amenities among hotels in Lewiston, ID, Red Lion Hotel Lewiston, Gateway to Hells Canyon, is a chosen destination among families, couples and business travelers alike.

With more than 13,000 square feet of expansive meeting spaces for business and social occasions, our hotel is a desirable location for weddings, meetings, sports events, and special occasions. We offer full-service catering and state-of-the-art amenities.

"I stayed one night at the Lewiston Red Lion because others had told me it was the best choice in town. Check-in was very fast and smooth, and the young lady that checked me in was extremely friendly and helpful. Everyone that I encountered during my stay had a smile, and was eager to help." previous guest, Kennewick, Washington.

Amenities At Our Lewiston, ID Hotel

  • Complimentary local shuttle service
  • Onsite restaurant and lounge
  • Free Continental Breakfast
  • Newly renovated hotel
  • Business center
  • Full-service neighboring athletic club and indoor pool
  • Onsite Outdoor Swimming pool and whirlpool, open 7am to 10pm
  • Laundry service
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Wake up and enjoy Free Continental Breakfast!

What better way to start the day than with a complimentary breakfast that is hot and ready for you? Choose from a buffet full of options and be prepared to conquer the day!

Our complimentary continental breakfast buffet includes both hot and cold items for all our guests and is included in the price of our guestrooms.


Shuttle Service from Lewiston-Nez Perce County Regional Airport

Shuttle Service from Lewiston-Nez Perce County Regional Airport

It's easier than ever to get to Red Lion Hotel Lewiston, Gateway to Hells Canyon, from Lewiston-Nez Perce County Regional Airport, offering complimentary shuttle service to and from the airport. 

Complimentary shuttle runs from 4am to Midnight (or up until the last flight of the day arrives). 

Enjoy Our Onsite Pool & Fitness Center

Enjoy Our Onsite Pool & Fitness Center

Get in Shape At Our Lewiston Hotel

Get in shape at our state-of-the-art fitness facility. Our hotel provides a well-equipped fitness center so you can relieve stress by squeezing in daily cardio, stay invigorated with an early morning run, or build muscle with weights.

As a premier choice among Lewiston hotels, Red Lion Hotel Lewiston, Gateway to Hells Canyon, offers a venue for our guests to relieve stress and stay in shape. Follow up your workout routine with a relaxing swim in our indoor lap pool, or by taking a dip in our whirlpool. Along with our own fitness center, we offer a shuttle to and from the ADCOPE Athletic club.

Pool Hours of Operation: 

  • Monday - Friday 4:30AM - 10:00PM
  • Saturday 7:00AM - 9:00PM
  • Sunday 7:00AM - 7:00PM

Outdoor pool seasonal hours are from October to May.

Bistro restaurant

Wine & Dine At Our Lewiston Restaurants

***Due to COVID-19 safety precautions the following dining options are available for guests staying with us.***


Grab & Go breakfast available at front desk consisting of yogurt, pastry, fruit, and coffee:

  • Monday to Saturday: 6-10 AM
  • Sunday: 7-12 AM (with brunch options)


Meriwether's is open for to-go and curbside pick-up orders with a limited menu plus 20% off.

  • Monday to Saturday: 4-9 PM
  • Sunday: 4-8 PM
  • Delivery is available from 4-7 PM.  Click here for menu Meriwether's Bistro

*In house guests will be able to order beer, wine and cocktails from 4pm.  Curbside and delivery orders will be able to order bottles of wine and beer.*

We are now offering an on-site complimentary breakfast buffet including both hot & cold items. The on-site restaurant will still serve plated breakfast options for purchase. 

Indulge in seafood delights, carefully crafted menus, live music, and more at each of our onsite Lewiston restaurants. From casual Lewiston dining to more formal evenings, eating in Idaho is a true experience. Featuring a variety of carefully-crafted menu options, each of our onsite restaurants offers something for everyone.

Meriwether's Bistro

Featuring fresh local flavors for breakfast, lunch, weekend brunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy indoor dining in our newly renovated restaurant, grab bites and sample some northwest wines in Meriwether's lounge or enjoy the views from our expanded patio.

MJ Barleyhoppers

Catch a game and a delightful meal at MJ Barleyhoppers, where you can watch all sports, including NFL Sunday ticket on one of our eleven HD TV screens. As the largest brew pub/sports bar in the Lewis-Clark Valley, MJ Barleyhoppers offers the best microbrews in town.

A Family Favorite Among Lewiston, Idaho Restaurants

A Family Favorite Among Lewiston, Idaho Restaurants

Meriwether’s Bistro is a favorite among Lewiston, ID restaurants, and it’s conveniently located on the main level of Red Lion Hotel Lewiston, Gateway to Hells Canyon.  Featuring fresh local flavors for breakfast, lunch, Sunday brunch, and dinner, guests can enjoy indoor dining in our newly renovated restaurant. Grab bites and sample some northwest wines in Meriwether’s lounge, or enjoy the views from our expanded patio.

Rise and shine to eggs benedicts, then join us for perfectly grilled rib eye or salmon in the evening, where all of our entrees include our soup/salad bar. On Friday and Saturday evenings, Meriwether’s serves up juicy, certified Angus beef prime rib. Don't forget to complement your meal with a microbrew or wine on tap. Our servers can help find the perfect pairing for you.

Meriwether's Bistro Hours:

  • Monday - Saturday  6am - 10pm
  • Sunday 6am - 2pm & 5pm - 8pm
M.J. Barleyhopper's Brewhouse

M.J. Barleyhopper's Brewhouse

As the area’s largest brewhouse, MJ Barleyhoppers Brew House goes above and beyond, offering full-bodied flavors that will satisfy and surprise along with a lively atmosphere. Our brews pair especially well with our incredible pub-style menu.

MJB’s offers the best local microbrews on draft along with all your bottled favorites. We also now feature eleven HD widescreen TVs and sports are always on. View our calendar for weekly events, entertainment and live music.

Our expansive patio offers the perfect setting for small and large gatherings, and is a great place to enjoy our summer live music series. Have children? No worries, MJB’s is non-smoking and family friendly. All ages welcome until 10pm.

Be sure to ask your server about pairing tips to select the perfect brew for your meal.

M. J. Barleyhopper's Hours

Daily Happy Hour: 2pm – 6pm

Monday- Thursday: 4pm - 11pm

Friday: 4pm-12am

Saturday: 12pm-12am

Sunday: 11am-9pm

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Events at M.J. Barleyhopper's

Thinking of a great place to hold a birthday, bachelorette or anniversary party? M.J. Barleyhopper's is the perfect spot! Please contact supervisor, Malissa Hager at [email protected] to plan a perfect special event. 

Holiday Menu

Holiday Menu

We are very thankful that you are spending the holidays with us. To enhance your stay, we made a custom Holiday Menu. You can indulge in holiday classics with our themed buffets and platters such as our Candy Cane Lane Buffet, Holly Berry Buffet and Winter Wonderland Plated Dinner. We also offer savory desert and cocktail options to celebrate the holidays.

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Host In Our Lewiston Meeting Spaces

Impress your colleagues, family, or friends when you host business or social events in our Lewiston meeting spaces. An ideal setting for business conferences, board meetings, weddings and cocktail parties, Red Lion Hotel Lewiston, Gateway to Hells Canyon, is situated in a desirable location and offers unmatched access to some of the best area attractions, restaurants and businesses.

Offering over 24,118 square feet of flexible meeting spaces near Lewiston, Red Lion Hotel Lewiston, Gateway to Hells Canyon, is proud to offer a variety of options for your next event. Our event staff work diligently to make sure no detail is left behind from A/V support to full-service catering. Business executives and other guests alike find Red Lion Hotel Lewiston, Gateway to Hells Canyon, to be a truly unique choice among Lewiston event venues due to our unmatched dedication towards delivering unforgettable business brunches, company-wide retreats and romantic weddings.

Please contact our Director of Sales & Catering (208) 748-1042 or [email protected] for additional information. Review our meeting packages as well.

Meeting Banquet Facilities

Sports Team Certified to Win on the Road

At Red Lion Hotel Lewiston, Gateway to Hells Canyon, from tee-ball to the minor league, we go above & beyond to welcome sports teams of all ages and types. Our Lewiston area location, with tons of amenities, makes us a favorite among sport team group travel hotels in Idaho.

We are proud to uphold our Sports Certified status through Red Lion Hotels Corporation. Being certified means that our hotel has undergone industry specific training and has demonstrated the ability to successfully house sports groups and offer special amenities that focus on creating convenience and value for your team, so you can concentrate on the game.

  • Team breakfast options
  • Team parking options
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Special team welcome on arrival
  • Pre-keyed and pre-blocked rooms
  • Double rooms on property
  • Complimentary meeting space (if available onsite)
  • Customized Sports Group Resume prepared and shared with staff before your arrival to get to know your team before you arrive.

Speak with our Director of Sales and Catering, Laurie Wilson, at (208) 748-1042. To request a group proposal for your sports team today, please

Submit A RFP

Take in a Local Professional Game with Your Team? Check Out Great Local Venues:

  • University of Idaho Vandals - Kibbie Dome (32 miles)
  • Washington State Cougars - Martin Stadium (32.5 miles)

Catering At Our Lewiston Meeting Spaces

Catering At Our Lewiston Meeting Spaces

Delightful Cuisine For Everyone

Searching for Lewiston, ID catering? Red Lion Hotel Lewiston, Gateway to Hells Canyon, is home to the most talented Lewiston caterers who work diligently to deliver carefully-crafted menus for your next special event. From intimate gatherings to larger banquet affairs, our catering in Lewiston, ID offers a distinctive menus and well-crafted entrees.

From prime rib to cod to other delicious treats, our catering options will leave a wonderful impression on your guests. Trust our experienced catering team to design a menu that exceeds your expectations without extending your budget.

"The food was very good and the staff first-class."
- Dogtrekker, Beaverton

For More Information, Please Contact  

Sarah Brown


Laurie Wilson Director of Sales and Catering at


[email protected]

RLH Lewiston, Gateway to Hells Canyon, 621 21st Street Lewiston, ID 83501 

Catering Menu

Enjoy Our Government Traveler Rate

Enjoy Our Government Traveler Rate

Our Lewiston Hotel Offers Per Diem Rates


Red Lion Hotel Lewiston, Gateway to Hells Canyon, recognizes the hard work that local, state, and federal government employees provide.  As our way of saying Thank You - we are offering the per diem government traveler rate.   

Red Lion Hotel Lewiston, Gateway to Hells Canyon, is an ideal location to rest and recharge - centrally located to downtown Lewiston and the Clearwater River.  For the best government discounts on Lewiston hotels, look no further.


Laurie Wilson Director of Sales and Catering at


[email protected]

Need a Block of Guest Rooms?

If your agency is traveling as a group contact our Sales Team at 208-748-1042 or Request a Proposal today.

Terms: Guest must have a valid government ID at check in. Active duty/retired military personnel, federal, state & local government, cost contractors, the staff of public schools, colleges and universities and employees of foreign governments are eligible for the per diem rates.

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Plan Perfect Lewiston, ID Events and Meetings

Boasting 13,000 square feet of stylish meeting space, Red Lion Hotel Lewiston, Gateway to Hells Canyon, is an inspired choice for corporate events in Idaho. Our Lewiston, Idaho meeting space includes 12 magnificently designed conference room settings with features including complimentary Wi-Fi and a range of audiovisual capabilities.

The largest of our meeting rooms, the Warrior Ballroom, can accommodate up to 300 guests in a reception format. Throughout our Lewiston, Idaho events, dedicated Red Lion event planning and catering specialists are available to ensure that no detail is overlooked. For memorable Lewiston, ID events, meetings, conferences or banquets, trust Red Lion to design a signature gathering.

Our Lewiston Event Space Features

  • 13,000 Square Feet of Meeting Space
  • 15,000 Square Feet of Outdoor Green Space for seasonal outdoor events
  • 12 Conference Room Settings
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • A/V Equipment
  • Event Planning Specialists
  • Full Service Catering


For more information, please contact: 

Sarah Brown Sales and Catering Manager at


[email protected]


Laurie Wilson Director of Sales and Catering at


[email protected]

RLH Lewiston, Gateway to Hells Canyon, 621 21st Street Lewiston, ID 83501 

Meeting & Banquet Facilities

Have Your Lewiston Wedding With Us

Have Your Lewiston Wedding With Us

Celebrate your love in one of the most picturesque settings available, Red Lion Hotel Lewiston, Gateway to Hells Canyon. We pride ourselves on offering a premium choice among Lewiston wedding venues. For elegant and romantic ceremonies and fun-filled receptions, coordinate with our professional event staff that specializes in delivering the most memorable Lewiston weddings.

A magical location for an Idaho wedding and all events leading up to the big day, Red Lion Hotel Lewiston, Gateway to Hells Canyon, is a desirable choice among wedding parties, families, and couples for engagement parties, rehearsal dinners, bachelorette parties and wedding receptions.

From intimate gatherings to larger banquet affairs Red Lion Hotel Lewiston, Gateway to Hells Canyon, is a top-choice among wedding venues in Lewiston for unforgettable weddings. Don't delay creating memories that last a lifetime. Find your love and love your venue at Red Lion Hotel Lewiston, Gateway to Hells Canyon.

Our Lewiston Wedding Venue Can Host:

  • Engagement Parties
  • Rehearsal Dinners
  • Bachelorette Parties
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Wedding Ceremonies 

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"We recently had a wedding for my daughter and the Red Lion hosted the reception and also provided about 50 rooms for the families and friends of the bride and groom. The service for our friends and families was amazing. The wedding reception went off without a hitch. The room was decorated to perfection and the meal brought many positive compliments."
- Superduty8, Lewiston, Idaho

To contact us about weddings or other events, submit an RFP today.

For more information, please contact: Sarah Brown at [email protected]

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Let us plan your next event or book a block of rooms

For room blocks or to plan an event please click here.

Discover Things To Do In Lewiston

Discover Things To Do In Lewiston

There's a lot to do around our neighborhood; One-of-a-kind boutiques, historical sites, and breathtaking natural attractions meet near Red Lion Lewiston, Gateway to Hells Canyon.  As a cultural hub, Lewiston is home to a variety of events, including musical performances, art gallery showings, and more. Whether you're traveling for business or pleasure, with a significant other, or the entire family, get out and explore nearby dining, nightlife, and find out for yourself why so many of our guests become repeat visitors.

Once the capital of Idaho, Lewiston is best known today for its "Banana Belt" climate with warm, sunny days, year-round golf, and limitless opportunities for water-skiing, jet boating, sailing, whitewater rafting, hunting, fishing, swimming and hiking. Start planning your stay at our Lewiston hotel, and decide which attractions you'll explore first.

Attractions Near Our Lewiston Hotel

  • Steelhead Derby Days
  • Washington State University
  • Lewis & Clark State College
  • Outdoor Adventures

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Enjoy Our Hotel Near Lewis-Clark College

Enjoy Our Hotel Near Lewis-Clark College

Prospective students and their families alike turn to Red Lion Hotel Lewiston, Gateway to Hells Canyon, as a top-choice among hotels near Lewis and Clark College for comfortable accommodations. Just moments from the campus, Red Lion is perfectly positioned for those visiting the campus or attending orientation. Serving as a gateway to life's next big adventure Red Lion Hotel Lewiston, Gateway to Hells Canyon, offers spacious guest rooms and suites, plush amenities and a location that allows you to explore the surrounding area in comfort.

A standout among Lewis and Clark College hotels, Red Lion Hotel Lewiston, Gateway to Hells Canyon, provides an unprecedented level of service amid pristine outdoor surroundings. Prospective students and their families enjoy our mild year-round climate, convenient amenities, and friendly staff. Let your choice of accommodations be the most hassle-free part of visiting colleges. When you're choosing among hotels in Lewiston, ID, turn to Red Lion for lodging at the top of its class.

"I have a son that attends LC-State in Lewiston and we are from Snohomish. We have now stayed at the Red Lion 3 times in the last year and will continue whenever we are in Lewiston. The hotel is clean and well taken care of for an older hotel staff was great."
- Rod P., Snohomish, Washington

Explore The Outdoors With Our Idaho Hotel

Explore The Outdoors With Our Idaho Hotel

The West's Majesty Is Yours For The Taking

Like nearby Clarkston, Lewiston was named for the Lewis and Clark expedition that opened up the West. Here, you'll discover the majestic wonders those explorers came across hundreds of years ago. Our many packages let you embrace the natural beauty around our Idaho hotel. While you stay with us, visit these nearby natural attractions

Hells Canyon

Hells Canyon is North America’s deepest river gorge, and Lewiston is your gateway to this striking natural wonder. Explore the river gorge by white-water rafting, swimming, hunting, hiking, or camping. Miles of levee pathways follow the rivers for walking, jogging, and biking. Snake River Adventures offers thrilling jet boat tours as well as quality fishing. Hells Canyon Tours has a multitude of tours you can embark on to experience the canyon's endless Western wonder.

Clearwater/Snake Steelhead Fishing Derby

Lewiston, Idaho is home to the nation's largest Steelhead fishing derby.  For those who don't know, a fishing derby, or fishing tournament, is an organized competition to see who can catch the largest fish.  In 2014, the winning Steelhead weighed 17.82 lbs. with the 2nd place finisher listing 17.81 lbs.  This year's event takes place November 21st - 28th. 

Nez Perce Tribe

According to tribal legend, Nimiipuu, “The People,” were created in north central Idaho at the dawn of time. The Nez Perce Native Americans have inhabited the Clearwater and Snake River valleys for over 11,000 years. The Nez Perce National Historical Park, 11 miles southeast of Lewiston on state Highway 95, is a complete informational center and museum featuring historical displays and interpretive programs about the rich history and customs of the Nez Perce Tribe. Pow wows and other community events occur throughout the year. 

Dogwood Festival

The Dogwood Festival is held annually celebrating arts, culture and community in the Lewis-Clark Valley. The festival is coordinated by a community of volunteers and brings vibrant arts to the area. Enjoy the festival's many activities throughout the month of April, like Art Under The Elms and The Seaport River Run. The Color The Valley Run lets you get colorful, as powdered color is thrown at joggers, who end up colored like a rainbow by the marathon's end.

Clearwater River Salmon Fishing

Hells Canyon Sport Fishing is a local Lewiston outfitter that specializes in guided Spring Chinook fishing trips on the Clearwater River. All their Spring Chinook fishing trips are guided from their comfortable welded aluminum jet boats, which are by far the nicest fleet of guide boats on the river. Take advantage of the expertise of their five professional full time guides, who have dedicated their lives to the love of fishing. 

Hiking and Biking Trails

Take the paths through the mountains and explore like Lewis and Clark did centuries ago. Plenty of trails weave through the mountains near Lewiston, and you'll feel like a true adventurer when you soak in the clean, natural air around you. The trails are also great for avid bikers, presenting challenging inclines and fast slopes. These ancient hills are yours to discover, just like the pioneers did long ago.


Lewiston is in the “Banana Belt” of the Pacific Northwest, where the mild winter climate  allows for year-round golfing, even though it's  only a short drive away from snow-capped mountains. While most of the Inland Northwest is covered in snow and frost, golf courses in the valley are open for business. Play golf every month of the year (some locals even play every day) on the four 18-hole courses in the valley. You can also benefit from our Idaho golf package that lets you stay, play, and save at Lewiston Golf and Country Club.

The Nation's Largest Steelhead Fishing Derby

The Nation's Largest Steelhead Fishing Derby

Stay At Our Lewiston Hotel During Steelhead Derby Days

For 8 days in late November, the fishing boats fill up the Clearwater and Snake Rivers in hopes of landing a prize-winning Steelhead. The Derby begins at 12:00AM on Saturday, November 19th and runs through Saturday, November 26th. First Place prize money is $1500. Opening ceremony kicks off the week on Friday, November 18th from 6-9PM at the Karl Tyler’s Lewiston Chevrolet Showroom in North Lewiston. 

This year’s ceremony will have music, entertainment, raffles, giveaways, dinner and drinks included for registered anglers, and awesome goody bags for the first 200 registered anglers to walk through the door. The festivities also include the Clearwater River Casino - Catch of a Lifetime Contest. Each registered angler has 8 chances, one per day of the derby, to win $22,500, to be used at any of the derby sponsors businesses.

Enjoy Our Convenient Hotel Near WSU

Enjoy Our Convenient Hotel Near WSU

An Academic Experience Like No Other

Known internationally as one of the best schools in the US and one of the top schools in Washington State, Washington State University has blazed academic and cultural paths since its founding in 1890. As Washington's original land-grant university, and located in the midst of the natural abundance of the state, it's no surprise that the school has capitalized on its legacy - and Pacific Northwest resources -  to become a world leader.

Our hotel near WSU sets you near campus with comfortable accommodations and ample amenities. Located near Pullman, Red Lion Lewiston, Gateway to Hells Canyon, is within perfect range of a day trip or overnight stay to WSU. Whether you're a prospective student, parents, faculty, or even just traveling in for a sporting event, our Lewiston, ID hotel is in the right place for experiencing Washington State University. 

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.

Shuttle Service
Pet Friendly
Accessibility Features
Air Conditioning
Outdoor Pool
Paid Parking
Business Center
Fitness Center
Free Airport Shuttle
Smoke Free
Environmentally Friendly
Flat Screen TV
Continental Complimentary Breakfast

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