Red Lion Hotel Yakima Center
Be greeted by the comforts of home at Red Lion Hotel Yakima Center, one of the top family-friendly hotels in Yakima, Washington. Our 156 quiet and comfortable Yakima accommodations feature signature triple-sheeted beds, free Wi-Fi, cable television, and eco-friendly bath amenities. As one of the few hotels located next door to Yakima Convention Center, our hotel also offers some of the best lodging options for business travelers.
Enjoy the convenience of some of the finest Yakima lodging amenities including two outdoor swimming pools and complimentary transportation to and from Yakima Air Terminal.
- Accessibility Features
- Pet Friendly
- Wireless Internet
- Business Center
- Swimming Pool
Premier Yakima Lodging Amenities
A Business and Family-Friendly Hotel
Located next to the Yakima Convention Center, Red Lion Hotel Yakima Center offers business-friendly Yakima lodging amenities for traveling professionals and conference attendees, including 8,600 square feet of facilities for meetings and events, a full service catering department, a convenient business center and Johnny's Lounge, a great place to drink, mingle, and unwind. If you're searching for Yakima hotels with pools, we have two.
After an exceptional workout in our state-of-the-art fitness center, enjoy a dip in the swimming pool of your choice or lounge in one of our 156 relaxing accommodations with complimentary Wi-Fi access, which is available throughout our hotel.
Premier Amenities & Services for Lodging in Yakima
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
- Complimentary airport shuttle
- Complimentary parking
- Valet/laundry service
- Fitness center
- Two outdoor pools - open now
- Business center
- 8,600 square feet of meeting facilities
- Catering services
- Pet-friendly rooms ($15.00)
Yakima Airport Shuttle Transportation
Red Lion Hotel Yakima Center provides some of the most convenient amenities among full-service hotels in Yakima, WA—including complimentary transportation to and from the Yakima Air Terminal via our private airport shuttle.
Contact our front desk for further details on our complimentary airport transportation in Yakima.
Tel: (509) 248-5900
Convenient Yakima Restaurants
***Please note that our restaurant is closed until further notice. We apologize for the inconvenience.***
Destination Dining Done Right
Red Lion Hotel Yakima Center offers two delicious Yakima restaurants for any occasion. Whether you're on your way to a Yakima Convention Center event or rushing to our complimentary airport shuttle to catch your flight, pick up some ice cold beverages or tasty snacks at Café2Go.
As your day of exploring Yakima comes to an end, stop by one of the best restaurants in Yakima, Johnny's Lounge, to unwind over expertly mixed cocktails, scrumptious appetizers, and some of the best entertainment among Yakima restaurants—including karaoke, salsa dancing, DJ's, and appearances from local bands. If you're seeking off-site dining options, check out some our favorite restaurants in Yakima below.
Second Street Grill
Located in a historic brick building built in 1915, Second Street Grill offers Modern American cuisine with an Asian-fusion flare, an impressive selection of brews and big-screen televisions for watching the game.
Considered one of the top Mexican restaurants in Yakima, Santiago's boasts an enviable wine list, flavorful Mexican cuisine, and picturesque outdoor seating just blocks from our hotel.
Yakima Steak Company
Partnering with as many local purveyors as possible, Executive Chef Tom Bandy brings over 20 years of experience to the kitchen, developing unforgettable flavors and presentations. Enjoy daily Happy Hour specials.
Our On-Site Yakima Bar & Restaurant
***Please note that our restaurant is closed until further notice. We apologize for the inconvenience.***
Johnny's Lounge is conveniently located next to Yakima Convention Center, Red Lion Hotel Yakima Center boasts one of the best bars in Yakima, WA for entertainment—Johnny’s Lounge. Unlike most Yakima bars, Johnny’s Lounge offers an ever-changing schedule of entertainment featuring karaoke, DJ nights, local bands, and more.
Wrap up a long day of meetings or Yakima adventures at Johnny’s Lounge with quality entertainment, creatively crafted cocktails, and some of the tastiest food among hotel restaurants in Yakima, WA.
Yakima Events and Group Travel
Situated in the heart of downtown Yakima, Red Lion Hotel Yakima Center offers 8,600 square feet of fully-equipped meeting facilities as well as professional catering and event planning services for events in Yakima, WA. From personalized catering menus to overnight accommodations for your guests, our conference specialists are available to address all of your needs.
If you're interested in hosting your special meeting or conference, including Yakima events and meetings of up to 300 guests at our full-service hotel, browse our venue options below and click here to submit a request for proposal. We can also help to arrange the ideal accommodations for groups attending Yakima Convention Center events.
For questions contact Kelly Darbyson, or call (509) 248-5900
The Finest Yakima Catering Service
Considered one of the top family-friendly hotels in Yakima, Washington, Red Lion Yakima offers 8,600 square feet of event facilities as well as some of the best event planners and catering in Yakima. From small breakfast meetings to banquet receptions for 300, our professional caterers will set your event apart with our exclusive Yakima catering menu.
For further information, please contact our Yakima catering manager at (509) 454-2452 .
Yakima Meeting Venues
Plan corporate functions and social events using our 10,000 square feet of flexible Yakima meeting venues right next door to the Yakima Convention Center at the Red Lion Hotel Yakima Center, one of the downtown area's essential conference center hotels.
Meeting planners can choose from 10 state-of-the-art conference rooms, each offering the latest in audio-visual capabilities. The largest of our Yakima meeting facilities, the West Coast Ballroom, can accommodate up to 300 people in a theater format. Our Garden Terrace offers a unique outdoor setting for receptions, cocktail parties and banquets. Depend on our professional event specialists and catering team to ensure that no detail is overlooked.
Hold Spectacular Yakima Events
Inexpensive Accommodations Near the SunDome
Located in the "Sports Capital of the Northwest," Red Lion Hotel Yakima Center provides some of the best rates for teams traveling for competitive sports in Yakima. Relax after the game in one of our 156 spacious accommodations in Yakima, WA, featuring plush pillow top mattresses, complimentary Wi-Fi, modern amenities, and eco-friendly bathroom toiletries. And enjoy the rest of your stay in Yakima with some of the best hotel amenities available in the area including two on-site dining options, a clean fitness center, and two outdoor swimming pools, opened May through October.
To learn more about our Yakima sports team travel rates, please contact us directly at (509) 248-5900.
Plan Events at Our Yakima Convention Center Hotel
Offering business travelers easy access to events at the Yakima, WA conventions at the Convention Center next door, Red Lion Hotel Yakima Center is the premier choice in conference center hotels. Meeting planners also appreciate our 10,000 square feet of flexible meeting space. To help you and your guests stay connected, the property offers complimentary Wi-Fi in all guestrooms, the lobby, and function rooms. Depend on our event specialists to see to all the details of your event, from catering menus to venue design and audio-visual arrays at our Yakima Convention Center hotel.
Let Us Plan Your Next Event Or Book A Block Of Rooms
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Our Favorite Yakima Attractions
Red Lion Hotel Yakima Center offers premium lodging in Yakima, WA—a valley known for great wine, 300 days of sunshine, and the best cherries in the world. When you're not too busy swimming in one of our two outdoor pools or enjoying any of our other comfortable amenities, make sure to explore all the great Yakima attractions available near our hotel.
Only a 10-minute walk from our hotel, Capitol Theatre serves as Yakima's primary facility for performing arts. One of the most popular attractions in Yakima, WA since 1920, this 1,500 seat theater features local talents and national touring acts, including the Yakima Symphony Orchestra, the Follies, and even Broadway musicals.
The Yakima Area Arboretum is a non-profit member supported living tree and plant museum. There is always something new to view or do at the Yakima Area Arboretum. Visit for a nature walk, a gardening class, to study, to get married, for a business meeting or workshop, for a Fresh Science fieldtrip, or just because, and you will discover why the Yakima Area Arboretum is one of the most beautiful places in central Washington, and a treasured part of its community.
Central Washington Agricultural Museum
Located in Fullbright Park, the Central Washington AG Museum is the largest agricultural museum in the Pacific Northwest and it features the home of the Lindeman Tractor, a steam engine used to power the Old Naches sawmill, a blacksmith shop, an apple packing line, and more than 3,000 antique hand tools.
Located on the Central Washington State Fairgrounds, just five minutes from Red Lion Hotel Yakima Center, the SunDome is a multi-purpose arena built in 1990 for sports games, concerts, and other large events.
Yakima Sportsmen State Park
Yakima Sportsman State Park is a 247-acre camping park created in 1940 by the Yakima Sportsman's Association to promote game management and the preservation of natural resources. The park is on the floodplain of the Yakima River and is an irrigated green zone in an otherwise desert area. The park has a variety of deciduous trees that shade camping and picnic areas.
Yakima Air Museum
Before its current incarnation as a museum, Yakima Air Museum was opened by brothers Charlie and Alister McAllister in 1926 and served as one of the longest-running flight schools in the Northwest. You can find this hidden gem in the eastern end of the Yakima Airport, near the corner of 16th and Washington.
Premier Yakima Golf Courses
Red Lion Hotel Yakima Center offers 156 comfortable accommodations near some of the best things to do in Yakima, WA, including championship Yakima golf courses. Boasting nearly 300 days of brilliant Pacific Northwest sunshine, Yakima Valley serves as the perfect destination for golf getaways. Plan a relaxing weekend of golf with our Golf Package* to receive special travel perks and tee times at some of the best golf courses in Yakima, including:
Apple Tree Golf Course
8804 Occidental Avenue
Fisher Park Golf Course
2301 Fruitvale Blvd
Sun Tides Golf Course
231 Pence Road
Westwood West Golf Course
6408 Tieton Drive
*Special pricing is based on availability. Call hotel for details.
Outdoor Activities in Yakima, WA
Known for our 300 days of sunshine and myriad outdoor adventures, Yakima is a scenic place full of unforgettable attractions and activities like kayaking, hiking, fly fishing and more. From Boulder Cave to Union Creek Falls to Yakima River Canyon, there is so much to see, experience and photograph while here, so browse our guide below to get an idea of our favorite activities in Yakima, WA.
Osprey Rafting has partnered with Red Lion Hotel Yakima to take passengers down the 12 mile Tieton River with Class III rapids. This run is only open a few days a year, thru September 25, 2018. Please call the hotel to sign up for this package at $85.00 and including a BBQ.
Red Lion Hotel: (509) 248-5900
Union Creek Falls
Spend the day hiking or sightseeing at the Union Creek Falls, and for extra adrenaline, jump off the 60-foot drop waterfall that surges over a sheer precipice into a gorge. Just an hour from our hotel, the path to the Falls holds several sights, including massive and an additional five waterfalls within an 8-mile radius.
Boulder Cave is home to the only known population of Pacific Western Big-Eared Bats in this part of Washington. Formed approximately 25,000 years ago when the outer edge of the area weakened and collapsed into the hollow below, leaving an archway 350 feet long and 30 feet wide, Boulder Creek remains an unusual site to see. A quick ride from Yakima, it's ideal for a family day trip. Keep in mind: Boulder Cave is normally open from Memorial Day through Labor Day and is closed from October 1st through May 1st to protect the Big-Eared Bat hibernation. Stay at our hotel near Boulder Cave to be close to these incredible creatures.
The Greenway, stretching from Selah Gap to Union Gap and west along the Naches River, is the perfect place for bicyclists, walkers, runners,and in-line skaters to get out and enjoy the day. The Greenway features over ten miles of paved pathway connecting parks, river access landings, nature trails, fishing lakes and protected natural areas. Entrance points are at Sarg Hubbard Park (111 S 18th St), Sherman Park (E Nob Hill Blvd), Rotary Lake ("R" St), Harland Landing (west side of I-82 between Selah and Yakima) and the east end of Valley Mall Boulevard.
Yakima River Canyon
The Yakima River Canyon is one of the most scenic areas in the US. Yakima Canyon Scenic Byway (SR 821) is a stunning and efficient alternative to I-82 between Yakima and Ellensburg and is one of the most scenic roads in the country. Follow the meandering river as it slices between basalt cliffs that were once part of the largest lava fields in the world. A favorite "lazy float" of many rafters, white water rafting between Cle Elum, Ellensburg, and Yakima is a great way for the whole family to enjoy this class 1 and class 2 river and the steep basalt cliffs of the canyon. For fly fishing, the Yakima River is a "blue-ribbon" trout stream - one of the best in the state.
Mt. Rainier National Park
Mt. Rainier is an active volcano encased in over 35 square miles of snow and ice surrounded by old-growth forest and stunning wildflower meadows. The park encompasses 235,625 acres, with elevations up to 14,410 feet above sea level, and was designated a National Historic Landmark District as an outstanding example of rustic architecture.
Yakima City Parks
There are 19 parks in Yakima with facilities for everything from swimming, skateboarding, baseball and basketball, to a quiet picnic. With 300 days of sunshine, there's always a good day for the park.
Wine Tours in Yakima
To most people, the Pacific Northwest means outdoor adventure. After a weekend of exploring our celebrated regional wineries, however, you're bound to have a more expansive view of what our part of the country has to offer. Red Lion Hotel Yakima Center boasts an array of wineries and vineyards that are not only a pleasure to visit, but are world leaders in award-winning wines. Our area is home to 53 member wineries, and is the fourth largest in Washington State. Drive in any direction from our hotel, and you'll discover both small, family-run wineries as well as internationally-known properties, as well as unforgettable experiences.
Some of our favorite local wineries in the Yakima Valley include:Southard Wineries
Known for their Riesling and Rhone cultivars, Southard is a small family-owned and run business. Their tours can be booked by calling 509-697-3003 in advance.Treveri Cellars
The answer to all your sparkling wine needs, Treveri benefits from a beautiful setting and a premier selection. Their premium tasting tours are highlights in Yakima wine country; be sure to check early for available dates.Windy Point
The 15 acres of this winery may seem small, but their wines—two whites and nine reds—showcase the benefits of skillful cultivation in a small geographic region. Their Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired tasting room will elevate the already-exceptional wines, and provide a scenic venue for a leisurely afternoon.Severino Cellars
Planted in 2005, this family-owned establishment sets themselves apart by offering a no-membership-fee membership that entails a “Wine Trail Passport," complete with full access to tasting facilities, access to events, and more.
Each of these wineries offer individual and group tours; call in advance to find available openings and book your trip.