Hotel surrounded by 12 acres of woodlands helps visitors unwind with scenic views and nightly entertainment, plus a complimentary coffee bar
Hotel at a Glance: Hotel RL Olympia by Red Lion
As travelers pull into the Hotel RL Olympia’s driveway, columns of towering green trees immediately greet them in this lush 12-acre woodlands hideaway. It’s a view that the hotel shows off at every turn inside its modern-chic living quarters. Large windows in the hotel lobby and restaurant draw the eyes outside to stunning views of greenery and the glistening waters of Capitol Lake. This serene atmosphere puts guests in the perfect mindset to explore the natural wonders of Olympia, such as the cascading waterfalls at Tumwater Falls Park located a short six-minute drive away.
- Wilderness vibes flow throughout the rooms with hardwood floors and woodland painted sceneries splashed on the walls.
- Relax with plush custom towels and fresh soaps and lotions from Pacific Northwest’s Cascadia Soapery.
- Wake up and smell the complimentary fresh coffee from Victrola Coffee Roasters at the hotel lobby’s coffee bar.
- Take in live entertainment at The Living Stage where local musicians and public speakers showcase their talent.
- Dine in at RL’s very own restaurant, serving classic American dining fare inspired by Pacific Northwest local ingredients.
- Sip locally inspired cocktails at the hotel lounge for a night of relaxation.
Olympia, Washington: Capital City Along Puget Sound
Washington’s capital city, Olympia, sits along the southern end of Puget Sound on the shores of Budd Inlet. The city has a small-town feel, especially when the state legislature isn’t in session. Set on a bluff overlooking the sound, the Washington State Capitol has an imposing presence. You can take a tour to see the eagles and gilded rosettes painted in its 287-foot-high dome. Afterward, enjoy a fresh seafood dinner at a dockside restaurant or visit the city’s farmers’ market.
Known for having a thriving arts scene, Olympia has numerous theaters and show venues. At the Washington Center for the Performing Arts, you can see touring plays, operas, and ballets. The town has its own film festival and shows classic and independent films year-round at the Capitol Theater. For rock-history buffs, Olympia is also where Kurt Cobain wrote most of Nirvana’s iconic album Nevermind.