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Welcome to the Red Lion Hotel Paper Valley

With a premier location in the heart of downtown Appleton, WI, the Red Lion Hotel Paper Valley places guests within walking distance of a variety of restaurants, attractions, and businesses. Enjoy an evening at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center, a two minute walk from the hotel, or visit Lawrence University, just a half mile down the street.

With 38,000 square feet of event space, the Red Lion is the perfect venue for downtown weddings and conferences. Guests also enjoy key services like our free 24-hour shuttle to Appleton International Airport (ATW) and on-site dining at the award-winning Lombardi's Steakhouse.

Top Features At Our Hotel In Appleton

  • 24-hour Airport Shuttle to ATW
  • Heated Indoor Pool 
  • 24/7 Fitness Center
  • Four Onsite Restaurants and a Lounge
  • Convenient Parking (Parking is available for $7 per day)
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Beautiful Outdoor Courtyard
  • 38,000 Square Feet of Event Space
  • Internet Kiosks in the Lobby
  • Pets Welcome - please contact the hotel for details

Get Local At Nearby Attractions

  • The Building for Kids Children's Museum
  • The Trout Museum of Art
  • The History Museum at the Castle
  • Fox Cities Performing Arts Center
  • Paper Discovery Center
  • Fox River Mall
Explore Features and Services

Explore Features and Services

Although the Red Lion Hotel Paper Valley is located in the heart of downtown, there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy the lush outdoors by the courtyard or on the patio.  Head to the heated indoor pool after a long day, or relax with a book in your room or suite. You'll enjoy a hassle-free stay thanks to on-site conveniences like dining options, free high-speed, wireless Internet, room service, and a complimentary airport shuttle. 

Invest in your well-being during your visit by spending time in the sauna or working out in the fitness center. If you're traveling for work or visiting nearby Lawrence University, stay on top of assignments with the 24-hour business center or host meetings in the on-site event facilities. 

Enjoy These Features and Services: 

  • Four Onsite Restaurants to Choose From Including Onsite Whiskey Lounge and Coffee Shop
  • Indoor Heated Swimming Pool
  • Fitness and Business Center
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • 38,000+ Square Feet of Meeting Space
  • Beautiful Outdoor Courtyard
  • Complimentary Airport Shuttle 
  • Pets Welcome - please contact the hotel for details
  • Parking is available for $7 per day
Four Onsite Restaurants

Four Onsite Restaurants

During your visit, dine with us at Vince Lombardi's Steakhouse. Located on site, the restaurant serves delicious cuisine in an upscale atmosphere. The Clubhouse and The Orchard Cafe are also perfect dining choices if you're in search of a more casual atmosphere. Jo a la Mode is your one stop shop for Starbucks coffee and a morning snack, while the Blaze Bar provides a relaxing respite at the end of a busy day.

Vince Lombardi's Steakhouse 
Boasting sizzling steaks, superb wines and a one-of-a-kind atmosphere decorated with more than 400 pieces of the Green Bay coach's personal memorabilia and classic photos, the award winning Vince Lombardi's Steakhouse is a dining icon in the Fox Cities. Open Monday-Saturday starting at 4pm.

Jo a la Mode Cafe
Located across from the front desk, Jo a la Mode Cafe serves Door County coffee, ice cream, bagels, and other grab-and-go options every day.  Opens daily at 5am. 

The Orchard Cafe
Located in the hotel atrium, The Orchard Cafe offers open air dining on the Mediterranean-style patio. Breakfast and lunch are served daily, and Sunday brunch features everything from an omelet station to fresh seasonal produce. Open from 6:30am - 1:30pm.

The Clubhouse Sports Pub
Meet with friends or colleagues for a drink at this casual on-site bar. You can dine on hearty sandwiches, mouthwatering appetizers, pizzas and salads, and be entertained by the more than 20 televisions, NTN Trivia and a Full Swing golf simulator. Opens daily at 11am.

BLAZE Bourbon and Whiskey Bar
Kick back, relax and sip on your favorite cocktail with a smoking twist at the on-site BLAZE Bourbon and Whiskey Bar. During your stay, come try a Smoked New Old Fashioned, The Bees Knees, a Smoked Margarita and more anytime Monday through Saturday starting at 4pm.

Savor Award Winning Food at Lombardi's Steakhouse

Savor Award Winning Food at Lombardi's Steakhouse

Your Red Lion Hotel Paper Valley Hotel experience is incomplete without dining at legendary Lombardi's Steakhouse in Appleton. From the intricately crafted woodwork, hand-carved by local artisans, to the memorabilia-lined walls and the perfectly prepared steaks, no detail goes unnoticed. The impeccable service and mouthwatering dishes will have you returning time and again throughout your stay.

Take a seat in the richly decorated dining area, where stately green and dark wood accents encase glass shelves brimming with football trophies, photos and articles to entertain you during your meal. Artifacts commemorating Coach Lombardi include his draft card and sunglasses, hand-drawn football plays, three "Coach of the Year" trophies (1960, 1961, and 1967) and a replica of the Lombardi Trophy (given annually to the Super Bowl champions).

The Brunswick-style bar is available for patrons who wish to enjoy a drink, and private dining areas can be reserved for special events, rehearsal dinners and more. Regardless of where you dine, you'll receive the utmost service and access to our full menu, featuring upscale American cuisine and an impressive wine list by Wine Spectator magazine. 

Open Monday-Saturday starting at 4pm.

Spacious Appleton Event Venues

Spacious Appleton Event Venues

In addition to over 38,000 feet of event space, The Red Lion Hotel Paper Valley provides a dedicated event planner and unbeatable hospitality, so guests can enjoy an experience to remember. Let our professional staff help you with every detail of the planning, including customizable catering menus, audiovisual equipment rental and event room setup. Choose from 26 function rooms and an outdoor courtyard area, which provides plenty of options for an important board meeting, business conference, an inspiring banquet or a stylish wedding reception for as many as 2,000 attendees.

Meeting Room Amenities:

  • Event Coordinator 
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • On-Site Catering from Classic to Imaginative Cuisine
  • Tables/Chairs and In-House Audio/Visual Services
  • Over 38,000 sq.ft. of Flexible Event Space
  • Outdoor Courtyard for a Variety of Functions
  • In-House Coffee Shop Featuring Starbucks Coffee
  • Five In-House Restaurants


Sports Team Certified to Win on the Road

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

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.
  • Multiple onsite restaurants, cafés and sports bars with hot home-style meals and plenty of options to please the entire team


Call one of our Red Lion Hotel Paper Valley group travel planners at (920) 733-8000 or to request a group proposal for your sports team today.


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

  • MLB's Milwaukee Brewers - Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (3.4 miles)
  • NFL’s Green Bay Packers - Lambeau Field (30 miles)

Let Us Make Your Wedding Day Extra Special

Let Us Make Your Wedding Day Extra Special

Let the professional event planning staff at the Red Lion Hotel Paper Valley help you transform our venue into the wedding reception of your dreams. We offer a variety of indoor function rooms and a manicured courtyard providing the perfect backdrop for your special day. Combine our reception amenities with our extensive on-site services and inviting hotel rooms and suites to ensure both you and your guests have a remarkable and memorable experience. 

You can plan a ceremony and reception for up to 1,000 guests in our Grand Ballroom, often referred to as "The Grandest Ballroom in the Valley," or toast your marriage with up to 300 friends inside the Empire Ballroom. Our Vince Lombardi's Steakhouse is the perfect place to host your rehearsal dinner.

Spacious Appleton Event Venues

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Things to do in Appleton

Things to do in Appleton

Between the excitement of Wisconsin Timber Rattlers baseball games and the laughs at Skyline Comedy Cafe, you won't run out of fun things to do while visiting the Appleton, WI area. The Red Lion Hotel Paper Valley's downtown location places guests across the street from the vibrant Fox Cities Performing Arts Center and just a short walk away from more than 50 restaurants, boutiques, and museums. Take the family to The Building for Kids Children's Museum and the Paper Discovery Center for an afternoon of fun and learning, or treat yourself to a beer at Fox River Brewing Company, located at the Fox River Mall. For a first-hand look at Appleton's past, The History Museum at the Castle provides a unique peek at local history and culture.

Discover all the History and Education in Paper Valley

Discover all the History and Education in Paper Valley

The Building for Kids Children's Museum (0.2 miles)
Exhibits at this museum include various hands-on activities that are dedicated to building imagination, creativity, and confidence. 
Phone: 1 (920) 734-3226

The Trout Museum of Art(0.2 miles)
Browse the various regional, national, and international pieces of art displayed at this historic complex. The events calendar includes special lectures, classes, and musical performances. 
Phone: 1 (920) 733-4089

The History Museum at the Castle(0.5 miles)
Located in a former Masonic Temple, this museum educates through hands-on activities that revolve around a wide range of subjects. The Harry Houdini exhibit is a must-see. 
Phone: 1 (920) 735-9370

Lawrence University (0.5 miles)
Lawrence University hosts students from around the world and offers a wide variety of majors and concentrations. 
Phone: 1 (920) 832-7000

Paper Discovery Center (0.5 miles)
Visit the home of the Paper Industry International Hall of Fame to learn about the first paper mill to use hydroelectric power. 
Phone: 1 (920) 380-7491

Hearthstone Historic House Museum (0.7 miles)
Guided tours of this circa-1880s Victorian home, which was the first in the world to be lit by hydroelectricity, highlight the house's many original fixtures.
Phone: 1 (920) 730-8204

Variety of Entertainment, Shopping, and Transportation Options in Appleton, WI

Variety of Entertainment, Shopping, and Transportation Options in Appleton, WI

Fox Cities Performing Arts Center(0.1 mile)
This downtown cultural center offers sophisticated entertainment in a grand setting. 
Phone: 1 (920) 730-3782

Skyline Comedy Cafe (0.8 mile)
Live stand-up comedy is the name of the game at Skyline Comedy Cafe, which is recognized as one of the top comedy clubs in the country. 
Phone: 1 (920) 734-5653

Fox River Mall (3.2 miles)
More than 180 stores and an excellent food court make up this mall. 
Phone: 1 (800) 876-6255

Appleton International Airport (ATW) (5.2 miles)
This local airport provides service to seven major hubs in the United States through Allegiant, United, and Delta Airlines.
Phone: 1 (920) 832-5267

Sports Enthusiasts Can Take in Some Baseball or Football

Sports Enthusiasts Can Take in Some Baseball or Football

Sports enthusiasts rejoice, take in a Wisconsin Timber Rattlers baseball game or watch the Green Bay Packers play football on Sunday. Both venues are close to Red Lion Hotel Paper Valley. 

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (3.4 miles)
Support this Class-A affiliate of the MLB's Milwaukee Brewers and enjoy nine innings of family fun. 
Phone: 1 (920) 733-4152

Lambeau Field (30 miles)
Stadium tours are available at Lambeau Field, home of one the NFL's most storied franchises, the Green Bay Packers. Or catch a game during football season.
Phone: 1 (920) 569-7513

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
Paid Parking
Fitness Center
Free Airport Shuttle
Shuttle Service
Smoke Free
Flat Screen TV

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