Get an overview of this hotelFamily-friendly hotel with free airport shuttle and restaurant


This family-friendly Helena hotel is located near the airport, within 1 mi (2 km) of Montana Historical Society Museum and Montana State Capitol. Holter Museum of Art and Cathedral of St. Helena are also within 2 mi (3 km).

Hotel Features

This smoke-free hotel features a restaurant, an indoor pool, and a 24-hour fitness center. Free WiFi in public areas, free self parking, and a free airport shuttle are also provided. Additionally, a bar/lounge, a spa tub, and a 24-hour business center are onsite.

Room Amenities

All 148 rooms provide free WiFi and free wired Internet, flat-screen TVs with cable channels, and conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves. Guests will also find pillowtop beds, room service, and coffee makers.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

In addition to an indoor pool, Red Lion Colonial Hotel provides a spa tub and a 24-hour fitness center. The hotel offers a restaurant. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. A computer station is located on site and high-speed wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary.

This 3-star property offers access to a 24-hour business center and meeting rooms. Event facilities measuring 15000 square feet (1394 square meters) include a conference center and conference space. This family-friendly hotel also offers a picnic area, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and laundry facilities. A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary to guests (available 24 hours). Onsite self parking is complimentary.

Red Lion Colonial Hotel is a smoke-free property.

  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Spa tub 
  • Number of floors - 2 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • 24-hour fitness facilities 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 14 
  • 24-hour business center 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Indoor pool 
  • Free airport transportation 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Restaurant 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Conference space 
  • Meeting rooms 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Express check-out 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Total number of rooms - 148 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 15000 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 
  • Computer station 
  • Picnic area 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Conference center 
  • Free self parking 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 1394 
  • Wedding services 
  • Smoke-free property 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Indoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Rollaway/extra beds available  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Microwave  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet


Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Climate control 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Phone 
  • Free local calls 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Microwave 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Desk 
  • Rollaway/extra beds available 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Down comforter 
  • Pillowtop mattress 
  • Free WiFi 

Where to Eat

Buffet breakfasts are available for a surcharge.

Colonial Restaurant - This restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. A children's menu is available. Happy hour is offered.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Things to Do

An indoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a 24-hour fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Downhill skiing nearby 
  • Cross-country skiing nearby 
  • Snowboarding nearby 
  • Snowmobiling nearby 
  • Snowshoeing nearby 
  • Sailing nearby 
  • Scuba diving nearby 
  • Water skiing nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Mountain biking nearby 
  • Ski lessons available nearby 
  • Ski equipment rental shops nearby 
  • Golf lessons available nearby 
  • Segway rental/tour nearby 
  • Sledding nearby 
  • Snow tubing nearby 
  • Boat tours nearby 
  • Rock climbing nearby 
  • Cave exploring/spelunking nearby 


To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Accessible path of travel 
  • Braille or raised signage 
  • Accessible parking 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time ends at 11 PM

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Special check-in instructions:

Guests are required to contact the property in advance if arriving outside of normal check-in hours. Guests can contact the property using the information provided on the reservation confirmation received after booking.


Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children under 17 years old stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


Pets allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Service animals exempt from fees/restrictions


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Breakfast fee: between USD 9.95 and USD 25.00 per person (approximately)
  • Pet fee: USD 15.00 per accommodation, per stay
  • Rollaway beds are available for an additional fee
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

We should mention

Children 17 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

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