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Exterior at Red Lion Hotel Kelso-Longview
Lobby at Red Lion Hotel Kelso-Longview
Lobby at Red Lion Hotel Kelso
Our talented baristas will make your drink to order
Modern Lobby with Lounge Area
Spacious guestroom with sofa and armchair
Living Room at Red Lion Hotel Kelso-Lonvgview
Outdoor Swimming Pool at Red Lion Hotel Kelso-Longview
Pool and Hot Tub at Red Lion Hotel Kelso-Longview
On site restaurant and bar serves breakfast lunch and dinner
Fitness Center at Red Lion Hotel Kelso-Longview
Meeting Room at Red Lion Hotel Kelso-Longview
Conference Room at Red Lion Hotel Kelso-Longview
Spaciouse meeting room set for conference
Game room with pool table
Bar at the Red Lion Hotel Kelso-Longview
Scoreboard Lounge at Red Lion Hotel Kelso-Longview
Cold Water Lake Near Mt. St. Helens
Mt. St. Helens Cold Water Lake
Close Up View of Mt. St. Helens

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
Premier Amenities In Our Kelso, Washington Hotel

Premier Amenities In Our Kelso, Washington Hotel

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.

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

Dine In Style At Our Longview Restaurants

Red Lion Hotel Kelso Longview is home to some of flavorful dining. Enjoy a convenient location near some of the most acclaimed restaurants in town. Wake up to breakfast options at our onsite restaurant, the Pacific Grill. As one of the most highly-regarded restaurants in Kelso 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 .

Tour the Local Favorites:


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 the Scoreboard Lounge

Dine In Style at the Scoreboard Lounge

As a one of the highest-rated restaurants in Longview, the Scoreboard Lounge serves a range of dining options including appetizers, a Happy Hour menu and 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.

Hours of Operation:

  • Daily 5PM - Close
An Ideal Kelso Meeting Space For All Occasions

An Ideal Kelso Meeting Space For All Occasions

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. Whether you're planning an intimate business meeting or a grand banquet wedding, our professional planners and catering team ensure no detail is overlooked. Call (360) 636-4400 to book today.

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
Business Client Services

Business Client Services

As a chosen destination among Longview business hotels, our corporate guests take comfort in knowing that they'll be greeted by an unprecedented level of service. We offer a variety of resort-style amenities to help you make the most of your stay.

We offer 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 the hotel whether you are in the lobby, pool or 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

Treat Your Guests To Our Longview Catering

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, please contact our Sales & Catering Department at (360) 578-4002.

An Ideal Space For All Occasions

An Ideal Space For All Occasions

Impress your colleagues, friends and family when you plan social and business events at our hotel. 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, 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.

Ideal Hotel For All Your Team Travel Needs

Ideal Hotel For All Your Team Travel Needs

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 group accommodations offer comfort, convenience and fun.

Plan your 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. If 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

An Ideal Kelso Wedding and Ceremony Space

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, the hotel 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.

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

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

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

Explore A Variety Of Things To Do In Longview, Washington

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
Glorious Views of Pacific Northwest Nature

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

Cowlitz Black Bears Baseball

Red Lion Hotel Kelso-Longview is proud to be a sponsor of the Cowlitz Black Bears. We invite you to stay with and are happy to 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 Field, on the campus of Lower Columbia College, home.

Contact us about group accommodations, and start planning your trip to Kelso, Washington

Fishing in Kelso Washington

Fishing in Kelso Washington

Home to one of Washington state's most abundant stocks of fish, the intersection of the Cowlitz and Columbia rivers at Kelso and Longview has exceptional year-round fishing and is known as the Smelt Capital of the World.

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 Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife website.

The Majestic Mount St. Helens

The Majestic Mount St. Helens

As a chosen destination among Mt. St. Helens hotels, Red Lion Hotel Kelso Longview has 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 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.

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
Paid Parking
Business Center
Fitness Center
Smoke Free
Environmentally Friendly
Flat Screen TV

Room Types

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