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8.5

(543 reviews)

The Red Lion by Innkeeper's Collection

8.5

(543 reviews)
London Road, Portsmouth, PO6 3EE, GB

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From$123
Minimum rate per night

Free parking

Pet Friendly

Free wifi

Private entrance

Kids' meals

Non-smoking rooms

Bar

Restaurant

Welcome to The Red Lion by Innkeeper's Collection, a charming 4-star hotel located in the vibrant city of Portsmouth, United Kingdom. Situated just 3.5mi from the city center, you'll have easy access to all the exciting attractions and unique experiences this historic city has to offer.

With 543 glowing reviews, The Red Lion is a favorite among travelers for its comfortable accommodations and exceptional service. Starting from just $123, you can enjoy a relaxing stay in one of their non-smoking, well-appointed rooms. Each room features modern amenities including free WiFi, a flat-screen TV, and a private bathroom with complimentary toiletries.

As an added bonus, the hotel serves a delicious breakfast to kickstart your day of exploration. You can also indulge in mouthwatering meals and refreshing drinks at the on-site restaurant and bar. For those traveling with furry friends, The Red Lion is a pet-friendly establishment, ensuring that no member of the family is left behind.

Experience the best of Portsmouth with a stay at The Red Lion by Innkeeper's Collection. Book your stay today and discover the perfect blend of comfort, convenience, and affordability.

Indulge in a gastronomic experience at The Red Lion's on-site restaurant, aptly named The Red Lion. This fantastic eatery serves up delectable meals that will leave you craving for more. From hearty breakfast options to mouthwatering lunches and dinners, there's something to suit every palate. Enjoy a delightful selection of dishes made with fresh, locally sourced ingredients that showcase the flavors of Portsmouth. Pair your meal with a refreshing drink from the bar, where you can choose from an extensive list of wines, beers, and spirits. With the restaurant and bar conveniently located within the hotel, you won't have to venture far for a delicious dining experience.

To make your stay even more convenient, The Red Lion accepts major credit cards such as Mastercard and Visa. Cash payments are not accepted, ensuring a hassle-free checkout process. The hotel's payment policy makes it easy for you to settle your bill, so you can focus on enjoying your stay without any worries.

Choose from two charming room types at The Red Lion: the Double or Twin Room and the Double Room. Both options offer spacious comfort, allowing you to relax and unwind after a day of exploration. Each room is thoughtfully designed to enhance your experience, with modern amenities such as free WiFi and a flat-screen TV. Enjoy a restful night's sleep on a comfortable double bed or twin beds, accommodating both couples and friends. With room sizes measuring 151 sqft, you'll have plenty of space to move around and make yourself at home. Don't forget to take advantage of the private bathroom, complete with complimentary toiletries for your convenience. Rest assured, these non-smoking rooms guarantee a pleasant stay for all guests.

Immerse yourself in the delightful ambiance of The Red Lion by Innkeeper's Collection and experience the perfect blend of comfort, convenience, and affordability. Book your stay today and embark on an unforgettable journey through the vibrant city of Portsmouth.

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Closest airports

Southampton / Weather Centre

14.5mi

Bournemouth Airport

34.2mi

London Gatwick Airport

44.2mi

London Heathrow Airport

50.6mi

Most popular amenities

Free parking

Pet Friendly

Free wifi

Private entrance

Kids' meals

Non-smoking rooms

Bar

Restaurant

Free toiletries

Private Bathroom

Parking On Site

Rooms

Double or Twin Room

2 Twin Bedsand

1 Double Bed

150 sqft

Private Bathroom

Private entrance

Flat-screen TV

Tea/Coffee maker

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Welcome to our Double or Twin Room, perfect for 2 adults and 1 child, with 151 sqft of cozy comfort. Enjoy the convenience of a private bathroom, a flat-screen TV, and the ease of making tea or coffee in your room.

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Double Room

1 Double Bed

150 sqft

Private Bathroom

Private entrance

Flat-screen TV

Tea/Coffee maker

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Welcome to our Double Room, the perfect choice for couples or small families. With a spacious size of 151 sqft, this room features a comfortable double bed, a private bathroom, a flat-screen TV, and a tea/coffee maker for your convenience. Enjoy a relaxing stay in a smoke-free environment, with all the essential amenities provided for a comfortable and memorable experience.

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Guest reviews

8.5

(543 reviews)
From$123
Minimum rate per night

Categories of assessments

Cleanliness

9

Comfort

9

Location

8.5

Facilities

8.7

Staff

9.3

Value for money

8.7

Wifi quality

6.9

Breakfast

8.5

Featured reviews:

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Paula

9.1

July 2023

The beds were very comfortable and the room was very clean. Parking was free for hotel guests, and breakfast was included. The entire staff was very friendly and welcoming. There were good choices on the breakfast menu, from avocado toast to porridge to a traditional Irish breakfast (small, medium, large). The dinner menu offered tapas for sharing which we appreciated and enjoyed. Very good pub food and pleasant atmosphere. The inn is some distance from the center of Portsmouth, but there are good bus connections so you don’t have to drive into the downtown. A big thank you to the staff for a very pleasant stay.

Both the room door and bathroom door would β€˜stick’ when trying to open them, unsure why. We got used to it so it wasn’t a problem.

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Vincent

10

July 2023

The staff, without exception, were wonderful, kind and helpful. The rooms were modern, clean and comfortable. The food was good and reasonably priced. The 'on the day' cancelation policy and mid-day checkouts are incredibly useful for those of us there for QA Hospital appointments.

The fast dance music in the restaurant area in the evening was too loud to enjoy eating there. The mattresses are very firm: fine and comfortable for most people (including me), great for some back sufferers, not so good for some others with different back issues. Maybe a 'topper' or something 'on request' could be available for those needing a little more softness.

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Elizabeth

9.1

June 2023

I was worried about quality and noise given that it is above a pub, but was very pleasantly surprised. The accomodation is well separated from the pub downstairs, and has been refurbished recently to a very good standard. It was akin to something like a Premier Inn. It is also good for travel connections. Very close to Cosham railway station and there is a bus interchange. Good connections to Portsmouth Harbour. Lovely big fan provided for a scorching week :-)

Unclear where to check in. I eventually realised that I had to go to pub bar. Better signing would be useful. The pub menu didn't appeal to me, but that is personal taste (prices were ok). Instead I got a pizza. Plenty of fast food chains nearby.

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Kelvyn

10

July 2023

This hotel was exceptional and of a very high standard from staff, meals, security, noise, cleanliness and room. Been travelling for three months and this was the first time we had a good nights sleep and we’re comfortable. Meals were great and plenty to choose from. The pub was very busy so obviously a well liked local. The vibe was buzzing and people were lovely to talk too. We love our stay here and would have loved to stay longer.

Cannot fault this hotel on anything

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Monika

9.1

July 2023

Whenever I travel to Portsmouth for work I stay at the Red Lion. From the moment you walk in through the door you are welcomed with lovely, friendly staff who are always to welcoming. I never stay in hotels attached to pubs as I never had great experience but this isn't the case with Red Lion. The rooms are of a good size and freshly renovated. The cleanliness levels are always really high. I've stayed there a lot and I never found them anything but exceptional. Bed is comfortable and you do get all the commodities of a regular hotel such as hairdyer, coffee, tea and kettle. One thing I did miss was having aircon during one of the hot days but you have a fan in each room and frankly it wasn't an issue at all.

The only super small thing (which by the way you can't change now) is the toilet is super close to the wall but that is just a flaw with whoever designed the space for this hotel. In all honesty I have no bad points for this place.

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Robert

10

May 2023

THE WELCOME WE HAD, BY MICHAEL, THERE. THE CONGENIALITY OF BOTH THE RESIDENTS AND EVERY STAFF MEMBER WE MET. THE BREAKFAST WE CHOSE WAS MASSIVE! WE COULD HAVE DROVE TO GLASGOW, IN THAT MUCH 'FUEL'! OUR ROOM WAS BIG AND COMFORTABLE. IF THERE WAS MUSIC IN THE BAR, YOU COULD NOT HEAR IT! THE ROUTE TO THE MOTORWAY NORTH, WAS ONLY ABOUT A MILE, WEST, FROM THERE. WE WOULD RETURN. THE BREATHTAKING DIFFERENCE, IN THE AIR-QUALITY, THERE, RELATIVE TO THE NOXIOUS, OZONED, DEAD, M25.

THAT WE DIDN'T BOOK FOR LONGER. COULDN'T BECAUSE WE HAVE MATTERS HERE, THAT WE HAVE TO DEAL WITH TOMORROW. IT IS ABOUT 60 YEARS, SINCE I HAVE BEEN ON THE SOLENT, FATHER WAS ON HMS 80 YEARS AGO, WE DIDN'T HAVE TIME, TO VISIT THE CENTRES, BASED, SINCE THEN, ON HIS TIMES, THERE..

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Sandra

8.2

July 2023

We were looking for a place to spend the night before the early morning ferry. It served us well. The place is clean, well-maintained, friendly and convenient. We did not have breakfast, but we did have dinner and it was very good for a very reasonable price. The staff were all very nice and helpful. Parking was easy and convenient. Location was very good for getting to the ferry easily, 15-20 minutes.

The location would not be a place I would want to be in if we were not going to the ferry. It is in a run-down, not so appealing area and nothing of note to see or do.

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Natalie

8.2

March 2023

The room and bathroom were spacious and clean, and instructions on the check-in and out and property rules were clear. and easy to follow. Would definitely book The Red Lion again as the pub food was awesome and well made, with vegan options available so all were happy to order from the menu, the location of the venue that was attending made the Red Lion a great choice in the end. overall a lovely stay.

There wasn't much that didn't like about the Red Lion the staff soon warmed up to us but would say that It was difficult getting into the room because the key kept getting stuck, also it takes a while to get staff on the phone staff are very helpful when getting them so would suggest keeping on trying if having difficulty.

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Jessica

9.1

February 2023

It was very comfortable. Tea and coffee provided. Clean room. Comfortable bed. Lively location. Well heated room with good lighting from the window during the day. TV with range of channels available. Very nice bathroom just without many soaps.

We were unfortunate ordering breakfast the next day, the staff were unorganized and left us waiting for breakfast for an hour which we eventually gave up on. The service for the people staying was less than the bar patrons. The rooms were also not soundproof. You could not hear the bar but you could hear other patrons in their rooms and doors quite loudly.

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Keith

10

December 2022

The management and staff are top draw. The rooms are comfortable and the cleaning staff are always available to top up anything in the room. We always stay at this hotel as its on the main road and walking distance from the local train station. There are local bus services with a stop outside or round the nearest road corner depending on your destination. Although we fly into the area there is a large carpark with the hotel.

The only thing is if you are too old or disabled there are steps to negotiate to get to rooms and a fire door button release as well. Nothing bothered us though.

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Paula

9.1

July 2023

9.1

The beds were very comfortable and the room was very clean. Parking was free for hotel guests, and breakfast was included. The entire staff was very friendly and welcoming. There were good choices on the breakfast menu, from avocado toast to porridge to a traditional Irish breakfast (small, medium, large). The dinner menu offered tapas for sharing which we appreciated and enjoyed. Very good pub food and pleasant atmosphere. The inn is some distance from the center of Portsmouth, but there are good bus connections so you don’t have to drive into the downtown. A big thank you to the staff for a very pleasant stay.

Both the room door and bathroom door would β€˜stick’ when trying to open them, unsure why. We got used to it so it wasn’t a problem.

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Vincent

10

July 2023

10

The staff, without exception, were wonderful, kind and helpful. The rooms were modern, clean and comfortable. The food was good and reasonably priced. The 'on the day' cancelation policy and mid-day checkouts are incredibly useful for those of us there for QA Hospital appointments.

The fast dance music in the restaurant area in the evening was too loud to enjoy eating there. The mattresses are very firm: fine and comfortable for most people (including me), great for some back sufferers, not so good for some others with different back issues. Maybe a 'topper' or something 'on request' could be available for those needing a little more softness.

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Elizabeth

9.1

June 2023

9.1

I was worried about quality and noise given that it is above a pub, but was very pleasantly surprised. The accomodation is well separated from the pub downstairs, and has been refurbished recently to a very good standard. It was akin to something like a Premier Inn. It is also good for travel connections. Very close to Cosham railway station and there is a bus interchange. Good connections to Portsmouth Harbour. Lovely big fan provided for a scorching week :-)

Unclear where to check in. I eventually realised that I had to go to pub bar. Better signing would be useful. The pub menu didn't appeal to me, but that is personal taste (prices were ok). Instead I got a pizza. Plenty of fast food chains nearby.

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Kelvyn

10

July 2023

10

This hotel was exceptional and of a very high standard from staff, meals, security, noise, cleanliness and room. Been travelling for three months and this was the first time we had a good nights sleep and we’re comfortable. Meals were great and plenty to choose from. The pub was very busy so obviously a well liked local. The vibe was buzzing and people were lovely to talk too. We love our stay here and would have loved to stay longer.

Cannot fault this hotel on anything

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Monika

9.1

July 2023

9.1

Whenever I travel to Portsmouth for work I stay at the Red Lion. From the moment you walk in through the door you are welcomed with lovely, friendly staff who are always to welcoming. I never stay in hotels attached to pubs as I never had great experience but this isn't the case with Red Lion. The rooms are of a good size and freshly renovated. The cleanliness levels are always really high. I've stayed there a lot and I never found them anything but exceptional. Bed is comfortable and you do get all the commodities of a regular hotel such as hairdyer, coffee, tea and kettle. One thing I did miss was having aircon during one of the hot days but you have a fan in each room and frankly it wasn't an issue at all.

The only super small thing (which by the way you can't change now) is the toilet is super close to the wall but that is just a flaw with whoever designed the space for this hotel. In all honesty I have no bad points for this place.

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Robert

10

May 2023

10

THE WELCOME WE HAD, BY MICHAEL, THERE. THE CONGENIALITY OF BOTH THE RESIDENTS AND EVERY STAFF MEMBER WE MET. THE BREAKFAST WE CHOSE WAS MASSIVE! WE COULD HAVE DROVE TO GLASGOW, IN THAT MUCH 'FUEL'! OUR ROOM WAS BIG AND COMFORTABLE. IF THERE WAS MUSIC IN THE BAR, YOU COULD NOT HEAR IT! THE ROUTE TO THE MOTORWAY NORTH, WAS ONLY ABOUT A MILE, WEST, FROM THERE. WE WOULD RETURN. THE BREATHTAKING DIFFERENCE, IN THE AIR-QUALITY, THERE, RELATIVE TO THE NOXIOUS, OZONED, DEAD, M25.

THAT WE DIDN'T BOOK FOR LONGER. COULDN'T BECAUSE WE HAVE MATTERS HERE, THAT WE HAVE TO DEAL WITH TOMORROW. IT IS ABOUT 60 YEARS, SINCE I HAVE BEEN ON THE SOLENT, FATHER WAS ON HMS 80 YEARS AGO, WE DIDN'T HAVE TIME, TO VISIT THE CENTRES, BASED, SINCE THEN, ON HIS TIMES, THERE..

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Sandra

8.2

July 2023

8.2

We were looking for a place to spend the night before the early morning ferry. It served us well. The place is clean, well-maintained, friendly and convenient. We did not have breakfast, but we did have dinner and it was very good for a very reasonable price. The staff were all very nice and helpful. Parking was easy and convenient. Location was very good for getting to the ferry easily, 15-20 minutes.

The location would not be a place I would want to be in if we were not going to the ferry. It is in a run-down, not so appealing area and nothing of note to see or do.

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Natalie

8.2

March 2023

8.2

The room and bathroom were spacious and clean, and instructions on the check-in and out and property rules were clear. and easy to follow. Would definitely book The Red Lion again as the pub food was awesome and well made, with vegan options available so all were happy to order from the menu, the location of the venue that was attending made the Red Lion a great choice in the end. overall a lovely stay.

There wasn't much that didn't like about the Red Lion the staff soon warmed up to us but would say that It was difficult getting into the room because the key kept getting stuck, also it takes a while to get staff on the phone staff are very helpful when getting them so would suggest keeping on trying if having difficulty.

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Jessica

9.1

February 2023

9.1

It was very comfortable. Tea and coffee provided. Clean room. Comfortable bed. Lively location. Well heated room with good lighting from the window during the day. TV with range of channels available. Very nice bathroom just without many soaps.

We were unfortunate ordering breakfast the next day, the staff were unorganized and left us waiting for breakfast for an hour which we eventually gave up on. The service for the people staying was less than the bar patrons. The rooms were also not soundproof. You could not hear the bar but you could hear other patrons in their rooms and doors quite loudly.

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Keith

10

December 2022

10

The management and staff are top draw. The rooms are comfortable and the cleaning staff are always available to top up anything in the room. We always stay at this hotel as its on the main road and walking distance from the local train station. There are local bus services with a stop outside or round the nearest road corner depending on your destination. Although we fly into the area there is a large carpark with the hotel.

The only thing is if you are too old or disabled there are steps to negotiate to get to rooms and a fire door button release as well. Nothing bothered us though.

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Hotel surroundings The Red Lion by Innkeeper's Collection

Attraction

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

4.3mi

Solent Sky Museum

14.7mi

Port of Southampton

14.9mi

SS Shieldhall

14.9mi

Shanklin

15.9mi

Godshill Model Village

16.9mi

Isle of Wight

19.1mi

Jane Austen's House Museum

20.1mi

New Forest National Park

22.2mi

Paultons Park

25.3mi

Bombay Sapphire Distillery

28.6mi

Attraction

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

4.3mi

Solent Sky Museum

14.7mi

Port of Southampton

14.9mi

SS Shieldhall

14.9mi

Shanklin

15.9mi

Godshill Model Village

16.9mi

Isle of Wight

19.1mi

Jane Austen's House Museum

20.1mi

New Forest National Park

22.2mi

Paultons Park

25.3mi

Bombay Sapphire Distillery

28.6mi

Airport

Southampton / Weather Centre

14.5mi

Bournemouth Airport

34.2mi

London Gatwick Airport

44.2mi

London Heathrow Airport

50.6mi

Restaurants

Amenities of The Red Lion by Innkeeper's Collection

Free parking

Pet Friendly

Free wifi

Private entrance

Kids' meals

Non-smoking rooms

Bar

Restaurant

Free toiletries

Private Bathroom

Parking On Site

Amenities of The Red Lion by Innkeeper's Collection

Bathroom

Bathtub or shower

Free toiletries

Hairdryer

Private Bathroom

Shower

Toilet

Toilet paper

Towels

Bedroom

Linens

Walk-in closet

Cleaning Services

Daily housekeeping

Free

Food & Drink

Bar

Kids' meals

Restaurant

Tea/Coffee maker

Wine/Champagne

Additional fee

Food & drink safety

Delivered food covered securely

General

Carpeted

Family rooms

Heating

Ironing facilities

Non-smoking rooms

Pet Friendly

Private entrance

Smoke-free property

Internet

Free wifi

Kitchen

Electric kettle

Media & Technology

Flat-screen TV

TV

Outdoors

Outdoor furniture

Parking

Free parking

Parking On Site

Free

Physical distancing

Cashless payment available

Contactless check-in/out

Room Amenities

Clothes rack

Iron

Socket near the bed

Safety & security

CCTV in common areas

CCTV outside property

Fire extinguishers

Key access

Security alarm

Smoke alarms

Safety features

First aid kits available

House rules - The Red Lion by Innkeeper's Collection

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From$123
Minimum rate per night

Check-in

From 15:00

Until 22:00

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in

Check-out

From 07:00

Until 12:00

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

Internet

WiFi is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.

Age restrictions

There's no age requirement for check-in

Curfew

Come and go whenever you want

Parking

Free public parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

No capacity for extra beds or cribs.

Cards accepted at this property

Cash

Mastercard,Β 

Visa

This property does not accept cash.

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Frequently Asked Questions - The Red Lion by Innkeeper's Collection

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When are the check-in and check-out times for The Red Lion by Innkeeper's Collection?

Guests at The Red Lion by Innkeeper's Collection can check in between 3:00 PM and 10:00 PM. Check-out time is set for 12:00 PM.

Is there parking at The Red Lion by Innkeeper's Collection?

Yes, there is parking available at The Red Lion by Innkeeper's Collection. The hotel offers free, on-site public parking. No reservation is required for parking.

How much does a stay at The Red Lion by Innkeeper's Collection cost?

A stay at The Red Lion by Innkeeper's Collection can begin from a rate of $123. This is subject to change based on room selection and travel dates. For a clear price, input your desired stay dates.

What are the room types available at The Red Lion by Innkeeper's Collection?

The Red Lion by Innkeeper's Collection offers two types of rooms. The Double or Twin Room has a size of 151 sqft and can accommodate 2 adults and 1 child. It has 2 twin beds and 1 double bed, and smoking is not allowed. The Double Room is also 151 sqft in size and can accommodate 2 adults and 1 child. It has 1 double bed and smoking is not allowed.

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Where can guests find entertainment in The Red Lion by Innkeeper's Collection?

Guests at The Red Lion by Innkeeper's Collection can spend their time enjoying the various leisure amenities available. They can start by visiting the bar and trying out the different drinks and cocktails offered there. The hotel also features a restaurant on-site, called The Red Lion, where guests can indulge in delicious meals and local cuisine.

Aside from the bar and restaurant, the provided data does not mention any other specific amenities for guests to spend their time at the hotel. However, it is worth noting that guests may potentially have access to accommodation facilities, such as comfortable rooms, fitness centers, swimming pools, or spa services, although these are not explicitly listed in the given information. To obtain more specific details about the available leisure amenities, it is recommended to refer to other sources or contact the hotel directly.

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Are there restaurants located within The Red Lion by Innkeeper's Collection?

The Red Lion hotel has a restaurant on site with the same name. No other restaurants or dining options are mentioned in the provided data.

Does The Red Lion by Innkeeper's Collection accept credit cards?

No, The Red Lion by Innkeeper's Collection does not accept cash. However, they do accept credit cards such as Mastercard and Visa.