The Willamette Valley is one of the most scenic wine region we have visited. Get your camera ready! We decided to walk across this bridge after visiting the nearby Children’s Museum. Famous for their French toast, Sassy Onion is a brunch staple on the top of our list in Salem. My personal favorite is the cinnamon roll french toast, nicely coated with cornflakes and drizzled with frosting. But if that's not your thing, the menu here is vast so you're sure to find something to suit you.
Pastry Queen's rating: 9.7 out of 10 Riverfront Park makes a great place to hang out, enjoy a picnic, walk, jog, play, or attend a local event.
For more see: The Salem Saturday Market now fills the parking lot at NE State and Marion with a food court, artisan and food vendors, and regular live music. Smaller markets are also hosted at other locations on Mondays, Wednesdays, and through the winter (check the website for details).
Most recently, we devoured a giant savory crepe, fresh strawberry lemonade, and a pork burrito, then picked up cinnamon rolls, fudge, strawberries, and fresh vegetables to bring home. Yum!
For more great spots in the Willamette Valley, check out Archives brings class and style to downtown Salem. This spacious coffeeshop turns into a craft bar in the evening, also serving Northwest-inspired small plates. Got this delicious drinking chocolate while doing some online work there.
See more of Salem's best coffeeshops at: The entrance to the Mental Health Memorial, formerly the hospital morgue in which the cremated remains of unclaimed patients lay rusting in copper cans for years before begging discovered. Bush Pasture Park is truly a multi-use space. From tennis courts and reservable baseball field, to playgrounds, picnic areas, a soapbox derby track, jogging paths, and an extensive garden, there is something for everyone. That’s not even mentioning the historic Bush House museum and the Bush Barn Art Center & Gallery.
For more see: This beautiful building has served as Oregon's primary state mental health institution as well as the setting of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. This hand-painted bench welcomes visitors of the Museum of Mental Health: a fascinating collection of this country's historical mistreatment of persons with mental illness. Creepy, Official Oregon state sealed knobs adorn the wooden doors of its state Capitol. A puddle runs through it. Just one of the many tiny rivers that runs through this boring city I'm stuck in. Japanese Dolls display. I thought this was kinda pretty Having waiters take your order INSIDE the movie theater. Eat at tables in the audience. It's an Oregin thing. Don't know if I like it IKE Box Coffee Shop offers great work and hang-out spaces with a strong focus on community and a wide selection of drinks and treats. You would never know from the service and quality, but this is actually a non-profit cafe which provides life skills training for at-risk youth. Their back story is incredibly powerful!
See more here: Riverfront Park makes a great place to hang out, enjoy a picnic, walk, jog, play, or attend a local event. This shot is a close-up of the tiles on the EcoEarth Globe on the southern side of the park.
For more see: Although I was originally drawn to the space itself at Broadway Coffeehouse, which I think is absolutely fantastic for work, meetings, or just hanging out, I quickly learned that they serve some of the most exceptional coffee in Salem as well. Their aim is to provide the best possible coffee experience in every cup, which is why they’ve partnered with Stumptown Coffee Roasters.
Apart from the spacious coffeeshop and outdoor seating in the summer, there are also meeting rooms upstairs that are free to reserve online. Their emphasis on community-building is evident with special touches like a parent room, art and music from local artists, a space to feature community partnerships, and a commitment to giving back to the community.
See more here: Random old house that looked like it had history and was very classic Gaming room. I'm sure you'd find MANY teenage boys here during school hours. Capital building. #stunningstructures Oregon Capitol Salem, Oregon is a nice place to live The arch of the beautiful stage. Salem Fairgrounds on a non-fair day South Eldridge Building built in 1889 IKE Box Coffee Shop offers great work and hang-out spaces with a strong focus on community and a wide selection of drinks and treats. You would never know from the service and quality, but this is actually a non-profit cafe which provides life skills training for at-risk youth. Their back story is incredibly powerful!
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Get an overview of this hotel3-star hotel with free area shuttle and restaurant

Popular property highlights

Free parking
Pets allowed
Free WiFi
Swimming pool


Located in the heart of Salem, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Oregon State Fairgrounds Pavilion, Salem Armory Auditorium, and L. B. Day Amphitheater. Chemeketa Community College and Oregon State Capitol are also within 3 mi (5 km).

Hotel Features

Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free hotel has an indoor pool and a fitness center. Free WiFi in public areas, free self parking, and a free area shuttle are also provided. Other amenities include a bar/lounge, a 24-hour business center, and conference space.

Room Amenities

All 148 rooms provide conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, plus free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Room service, coffee makers, and free weekday newspapers are among the other amenities available to guests.

Languages Spoken

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Red Lion Hotel Salem features an indoor pool and a fitness center. The hotel offers a restaurant. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. Public areas are equipped with complimentary wireless Internet access.

This 3-star property offers access to a 24-hour business center and meeting rooms. Event facilities measuring 10000 square feet (929 square meters) include conference space. This business-friendly hotel also offers gift shops/newsstands, concierge services, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. For a surcharge, a roundtrip airport shuttle (available 24 hours) is offered to guests. Complimentary self parking is available on site, along with a car charging station.

Red Lion Hotel Salem is a smoke-free property.

  • Bar/lounge 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Indoor pool 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Conference space 
  • Meeting rooms 8 
  • Express check-out 
  • Electric car charging station 
  • Restaurant 
  • Free self parking 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Free area shuttle 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 929 
  • Luggage storage 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • 24-hour business center 
  • Concierge services 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 10000 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Total number of rooms - 148 
  • Number of floors - 4 
  • Wedding services 
  • Airport transportation (surcharge) 
  • Fireplace in lobby 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Indoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Area shuttle (complimentary)  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Microwave  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Russian
  • Spanish


Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Premium TV channels 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Free weekday newspaper 
  • Phone 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Microwave 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Desk 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Number of bathrooms -  
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 

Where to Eat

Buffet breakfasts are available for a surcharge and are served each morning between 6 AM and 11 AM.

Capitol City Grill - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Open daily.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Things to Do

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an indoor pool and a fitness center.


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time ends at midnight

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Contact the property in advance to get details.


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children 12 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 10 per night.


  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 15 per pet, per stay

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property 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.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Fee for buffet breakfast: USD 10 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 25.00 per person (one way)
  • Airport shuttle fee per child: USD 25.00 (one-way), (from 1 to 18 years old)
  • Pet fee: USD 15 per pet, per stay
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Red Lion Hotel Salem
  • Red Lion Salem
  • Salem Red Lion Hotel
  • Red Lion Hotel Salem Oregon
  • Salem Red Lion

We should mention

Up to 2 children 12 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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