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Conveniently located for visit to family members and close to desired activities, as well as ease of public transportation. Little selection for continental breakfast and few options for breakfast close by during weekend visit.
The employees were friendly, helpful and knowledgable. Great location! Food carts across the street. Cheap bread and cheap muffins for breakfast. When we pulled the sheets back to get into bed, they had food and short, curly hairs on the sheets.
Staff is friendly Beds are mediocre. Sheets and mattress both
Great location, close to downtown. Staff was friendly, rooms appeared clean. A little noisy at night. The room smelled heavily of perfumed air freshener. The bathroom had what appeared to be fruit flies.
Great location. Free WiFi. No frills. Minimal room, but comfortable beds with good service and a clean atmosphere. It's an older motel, so it definitely has a run-down feel. For my trip (visiting Portland with a friend to go enjoy the city, nightlife, etc) this was perfect. It's confusing to find parking (small lot) and to get around the motel.
The location was extremely convenient for going across the river (by bus or car) to the Pearl, Nob Hill and Downtown districts. Also, the immediate vicinity was good, as the hotel is very near to the Jupiter Hotel and Doug Fir Lounge and Restaurant, which has good breakfasts and a nice nighttime bar. The rooms were clean and functional - and quiet. The staff was friendly and helpful. I give this hotel my top rating! No complaints.
The staff was very accommodating, they allowed us to check in a few hours before check in time so that we could freshen up and explore the city! The location of this motel was great, we could have walked to the convention center (where we attended comic con, the reason for our visit), and most uber rides downtown were around 7-10 dollars! There were also a few decent restaurants within walking distance! I definitely recommend breakfast and J and M. While the actual location of the hotel was great, it did get a bit noisy at night, with or without open windows.
The best part about it is the location, which is right in the heart of downtown Portland. Clean enough, though not anything fancy. Seemingly nice staff. Noisy. A little sketchy. Didn't feel 100% safe there.
Clean, comfortable room, excellent desk service, location was where I needed it to be... not a 4 star hotel, but it didn't need to be. Perfect.
great location, nice staff, newly renovated, clean. the bathroom is a little dated.
Vintage motel in great location with friendly staff. Don't expect fancy little soaps, room service or marble countertops. Lots of fun places nearby, good bus and bike connections.
The staff was incredibly accommodating. The location is also amazing. The motel is across the street from a train station, right next to a lovely little park, and within walking distance from the Mississippi District. Even though my room was nonsmoking, it still smelled a bit like smoke. Not enough to give me a headache, the way smoke typically does, but enough to be noticeable when you step into the room. The wifi is decent, though nothing amazing.
Staff was nice. Place was dumpy. Crusty bathroom walls. musty smell.
$70 a night for two comfortable beds, and clean room in a great location on up and coming Interstate Ave. One of several good deal hotels on Interstate that represent some of the best values in central PDX.
Friendly and accommodating staff, clean and spacious rooms, very affordable, excellent location right next to a park and a railway stop, only a short walk to Mississippi Ave neighborhood Minor inconvenience of the fan automatically turning on when the light turns on in the bathroom
The price Everything else
It was close to a business meeting I had which was great otherwise, just the sign. Tv was small, built up dust in corners and along easy to clean areas, no plug for the tub, so no relaxing bath, almost slipped on the stairs and furniture looked like it was from an alley and out dated. Sorry just my experience and opinion.
Clean. Near downtown. Small earthquakes when train passes by. Very early check out . Not very friendly staff. They speak on the phone while attending you.
The beds are not very comfortable, the toilet ran all night, and the fridge was noisy. But you get what you pay for!
Quiet location, clean room
Not much to like. Room smelled very strongly like smoke. Not too clean. Overall, what I would expect for the price. I immediately wished that I paid up for a nicer place to spend the night.
Could not have visitors room desk clerk bad night service
The location was central to two separate districts When pulling up to this quaint little spot, you notice the horrid tacky neon sign - and you know you're about to have a bad time. Once arrived, my girlfriend and I were just trying to check into the facility for what our online reservation was for. The desk clerk proceeded to tell us that we were going to have to pay an additional 20 dollars to reserve the room and at that point during the night we didn't have another option. Although I must admit it was incredibly difficult to understand what the clerk was saying through missing teeth and a drunken slur. After much irritation we agreed, only to have our card charged multiple times because the receipt paper wasn't working correctly to which the employee thought the answer was to keep charging until it finally printed. We were both disgruntled and thought the awful experience was over, just wanting to get some rest. Subsequently - we were woken up at 9 a.m. To the sound of leaf blowers - that insisted to go on for over an hour. Their water is murky, the wifi is garbage and the staff is god awful. Represents their business practices. Stay away. TLDR: worst hotel/motel/airbnb/couch surf ever
The price was excellent and the room was clean. The floor wasn't level and there was no trash can in the room or bathroom.
The location is great, very close to some great food trucks. Also one of the easiest for transit since the green line ends right here. Close to the University. Microwave and fridge included. Great heating/ A.C. unit. Very nice staff. You get what you pay for! Stains in the carpet, nightstands blocked outlets and switches (easy enough to move, but still), very thin walls so able to hear (and feel!) the streetcars movements and other guests. Biggest downside was that the room key was similar to USB stick, so easy to lose (I did) and had to pay $5 to replace it. Reasonable enough fee but had it been a traditional 'credit card' style it would have gone in my wallet and not been lost.
Room was desent i was not aware that the dormitory area is for 30 and under. I do not think that's fair. This crucial bit of information was not availiable online unless you lol for it. So I was forced to get a more expensive hotel.
the room was big the noise of the bath room
It's right in front of the MAX light train and PSU. Perfect location to explore the city. Overall quiet and comfortable environment, friendly staff at front desk. Very comfortable bed. Quick check in and check out. One day room service was skipped (Saturday). There were no trashcans in the room and the counter space in the bathroom was very limited.
Location was walking distance from Portland Art Museum, Powell's and Keller Auditorium. Bed was uncomfortable the first night.
The AAE Portland Downtown Value Inn is clean, comfortable and located on the Portland Streetcar line adjacent to Portland State University. Nothing fancy, just great value.
It is right next to two streetcar lines. Easy walking distance to everything. Plus Portland is great! The hallways had a musty odor.
Great location, cheap rates, free parking + internet. Room was poorly lit and a bit noisy due to what sounded like an air compressor on the downstairs floor.
The place was run-down - old, creaky, smelly, and institutional - like a jail. The TV buttons did not work. I am not picky about decor, but the concrete painted walls and worn old carpeting were downright unpleasant. Better to stay at the Motel 6 just across the river for even cheaper (which we did after cancelling the 2nd night's stay upon arrival) and much less decrepit.
Within walking distance of downtown and nicely located close to the University. The Max stop is right at the hotel. A little rundown, strong odour in the reception area, heating was not great.
I liked the location which is really good one (near the street car, metro and PSU) The cleaning of the rooms isn't up to standards as there are many times where not fully cleaned due staff availability. Also the bed cover wasn't truly clean!!
location was ideal for Portland. Close to downtown, could take the bus and be there in10 min. Close to Safeway and convenience stores. required payment for wi-fi old CRT type TV took up too much space on small desk picture was not very good. noisy A/C Staff was helpful and was able to save a few bucks by correcting the occupants to 1 adult and 1 child (kayak had defaulted to 4 adults) No way you can fit 4 adults in that small room
This place is overpriced. Unless your main objective while visiting Portland is to visit the strip club next door or go bowling at the place across the street I would not stay here. There are hardly any amenities available even if requested. The worst part? There were bugs in the bed.
nothing to like here The staff was unfriendly, the staff were not polite. The room when we got to it had dirty yellow sheet and was stinking. When we asked the staff to do something about it, they said they were understaffed and all the other rooms were taken so could not do anything about it.
Cheap and good location No refrigerator, no laundry, extremely cramped. Have stayed at other Motel 6's that had much better amenities and more space.
I liked how conveniently located it is. It's a short drive to downtown. The fact that wifi is extra is a reason for me to reconsider staying here again.
Close to bus stop A fridge and expensive wifi
The location was convenient and felt safe. The room was dirty. The hot water was inconsistent. Sometimes it was lukewarm at best.
Location was pretty good. We were able to walk to 7 breweries. Room smelled like cigarette smoke, cigarette burns and rips in the blankets, only a small garbage can in the bathroom, there wasn't one in the room. Just a shabby looking place. Probably one of the worst motels I've ever stayed in.
Rude employees, way to strict on rules, lights dim in the room, not very bright. Sheets and bed were dirty, white stains on bathroom door and walls.
late check in because they were busy the previous night; no shower curtain in room upon arrival
Location was ok. Not very clean, didn't feel worth it even for the lower price point.
Close to many public transit lines inc max train, dining, shopping, Hollywood Theatre. A great jumping off point esp for those interested in the culturally rich eastern half of Portland. This is a budget offering, a motor lodge with two stories facing out onto a parking lot; no elevator to upper level. Needs a renovation but a stone bargain in the meantime. I'd return and stay again on a similar trip. Offered early pre-2pm check in for an additional $20; unyielding on this point. To stroll the neighborhood, had to leave my bag outside the reception counter and was worried it might have been stolen. Tired furnishings but everything worked that needed to. Labyrinth of streets/crosswalks to get to the place.
The room was clean and nice, and the maid staff was friendly. The location was close to downtown and the freeways, and the surrounding area was fun to explore too. One of the washing machines was broken, but I just used the other one, and they were under construction at the time which was unsightly, but obvi that's just temporary.
The room I stayed in was recently remodeled. The bathroom has tiled floor/shower surround and the fixtures are modern and clean. The room features new everything including a big flat screen TV. I don't know if all the rooms had been updated, but mine was as good as I'd expect from a chain hotel for 1/2 the cost. The place has been in a year long remodel with the lobby/front desk still a work in progress. The location is very convenient to the Hollywood district attractions. Although it's location is in a little bit sketchy block, I didn't feel uncomfortable walking there at night. Bus service is 3 blocks away and the train station is a 10 minute stroll. The redline train Eastbound is a 21 minute ride right to PDX airport. All trains Westbound head to downtown and beyond. No concierge service, no free continental breakfast, but for the money I saved, I could treat myself to a real meal at one of the several local restaurants and have money left for entertainment. Though the motel area was free of panhandlers, the Hollywood district has an abundance of them. Though not anywhere near as bad as downtown Portland, in the 2 days I was there, I was approached over 15 times by folks asking for money. No one was super aggressive about it, but it's rather sad how Portland (especially downtown) has gone downhill.
location good Smell from cleaning spray and previous smoker. Mattress lumpy
For the money, this was a great value! The price was so much better than the airport hotels, and it was only a few exits SW of downtown on I-5. The property was VERY clean, very nice and well-kept. For an independently owned hotel, the owners have obviously worked very hard to keep pace with the offerings of the major chains. I would definitely recommend. I do wish the breakfast was a little more robust (eggs, or bacon or sausage), but really the food was fine for the price we paid for the room. No complaints, really.
We booked a 1-King-bed room. Our 5yr old grandson ended up coming with us, so we called & asked if we could switch rooms. The very pleasant woman said, "Oh, you don't need to - there's a hide-a-bed in the room." When we arrived after 9pm, tired after driving all day, the man at the front desk said they don't even have hide-a-beds anymore. We were forced to pay $10 more for the last 2-queen room. Irritating.
Proprietor Harry was extremely responsive when we complained about room and switched us immediately.
People at the desk were very friendly. The area had a couple sketchy characters about and the night desk clerk roved the premises for safety. Loved that since I was walking the dog alone. Overall a great stop for the cheap cost.
There wasn't anything to like about this place. To start, when I arrived, they panicked because they didn't have my room. All they could do is put me in a smoking room. I took it because I needed a place to stay. And as far as I can tell I still paid the extra that I reserved through Kayak for a non smoking room. The room smelled like smoke, and the lady at the front desk offered to spray it for me. Really? The bed and pillows had burn holes in them, which I had to disclose so I could get my $50 deposit back. This place is a joke, do not stay here!
First of all I made a reservation online under "pet friendly" and accidentally booked it for the wrong weekend. I called the hotel and the front desk was extremely rude and told me to call whomever I booked through. When we got there we were told our room was not pet friendly and our dog was not allowed. I was also asked for $100 deposit who h was never mentioned when I booked either. It was an ok room but we alarmed that the police showed up to loudly escort the people above us from their room in the middle of the night. Never ever again would I stay here. Don't do it.
The bed was very comfortable and made every day of our stay. It is very easy to get into downtown because it is right next to the main highways.
The staff was very friendly and helpful, with answers to all of our questions. Having the in-room fridge was incredibly useful. Water pressure was decent, and sufficiently hot as needed. Over all, we were quite satisfied. This is more of a comment towards Portland in general, but the cigarette smoke was pretty heavy around there. We were in a no-smoking room, but we could still smell it with all the doors and windows closed, when people outside would light up. Similarly, my mother was staying in a no-smoking room a few doors down from us, and her room was permeated with the smell.
Somewhere to sleep? Crackheads rapping upon our chamber door. A night all alone i hear a rumble, so alone, er tho rumbles a crackhead so noir. Through some peephole a menace beyonde below, begging for smoke, and no more, we wished him a well travel, but sent him off with black a mild a plenty, such a uncouthed vagrant he beggdd for scrapped, yest be cast him about a yappin. Quote the crackhead "You-aint-got no mo?'". "'Tis my last square." I uttered. Though i may have softly spoken, desipite the reefer i'd been smoking., i said, "no more" "In my robe of complementary so galore I uttered begone harlot so wishing to be galore. Alas, I stayed in hotel of the trees, though noisiness never let me get a nut. Like an acorn, their rating fell, like a bat out of hell. A wonderful trip still happrnened nut unto ye, old chestnut tree.
Very stinky place
Great location and great owners! Clean, and comfortable.
Lots of flowers, everyone very kind
If you want to be close to NE Portland and DT, this is a great option. Great value for a clean room with kitchenette. If you prefer a shiny suburban setting, you may not like the location. We loved it and will definitely stay there again.
Staff was very friendly. Everything was fine. It was a perfect location and price for me.
We were from out of town and having lab work done at a local lab so the location was great for that purpose--just spent one night. The staff was friendly and helpful, room spacious and attractive, and bed comfortable (sheets weren't paper thin and clingy). There was a 4' divider that separated the couch from the sleeping area/bed. Along a wall was a counter with a microwave and refrigerator, which is something not all hotel/motel rooms have. It wasn't plush, but more than adequate for our needs and for a reasonable price. Because of the lab work we were fasting so couldn't try the breakfast they make available for their guests. We didn't check it out, but that isn't a negative in regard to them.
The hotel seemed slightly oversold, but I think it was a good value. The atmosphere was of a motel, but it was a good motel. The room was excellent. Neighborhood not great, but ok. I think they should not have bothered with the continental breakfast. They did not replenish the coffee in my room. That wouldn't matter, except that I kept expecting them to. The staff was fine, other than this minor issue, which they probably would have corrected if I had raised it with them.
Great value, A very friendly and helpful staff. room was larger than expected. A very light breakfast, muffins / coffee / juice, but it was free.
Old and a little worn but clean and cheap. Large rooms. Felt kind of run down, cheap mattresses and linens, old furniture.