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Historical Traveler Reviews Howard Johnson Express Inn - Temple
1930's Hollywood Glamour in 21st century Portland
What a great experience we had while visiting Portland. The hotel was amazing! I absolutely loved the decor. Our room wasn't large, but it didn't need to be. The bed was so comfortable, especially after a long day of walking around town. The shower was also wonderful; I loved the subway tile and the rain shower head. The staff was brand new, but so helpful and knowledgeable. They went above and beyond -- answering all of my questions about Portland and giving great walking and driving directions. Annie Cooper at Guest Services was especially helpfully. The hotel is conveniently located, we did not need our car once, we just walked out the front door and started exploring the city. If you prefer to stay inside they have cool flat screen tv's and ipod docking stations. They will even lend you an ipod if you forgot yours at home.
Thank You-- I will definitely stay there next time I visit Portland.
Great opening of grand hotel
We stayed at the new Hotel Deluxe (formerly the Mallory) the first three nights it was open in May. The decor, ambiance, and service were all wonderful. While things were a little hectic the first few nights, the staff made every effort to accomodate us and make us comfortable. Our standard queen room wasn't large, but the floor to ceiling drapes, large windows and light airy colors made it feel expansive. The ipod dock was a very nice touch, allowing us to listen to our own music (they also have preprogrammed ipods if you don' have one). The HDTV wasn't working yet, but they had cable service installed so that we could watch TV on the great flat screen TV. The location, a few blocks from Portland's center, was not an issue at all - in 5 minutes we could be in the Pearl or downtown or on the streetcar up to the 21st/23rd sections of NW. The only thing I would've changed would be to have better lighting in the bathroom, which was otherwise very nice (full tub, good shower pressure, nice toiletries). Overall, a deal for $129/nt (may have been promotional rate).
PS-Highly recommend Everett St. Bistro in the Pearl for breakfast, lunch, or dinner (around Everett St. & NW 12th)
Any concerns we may have had about this Hotel were washed away via the actual experience. We were comfortable and the staff was friendly and very polite. We can recommend it, providing the new owners maintain the ambiance and price levels. The convencience to public transport and downtown cannot be beat.
Wonderful old hotel that has been kept up beautifully. The attention to detail was top notch. Although my room was a bit small, it had everything I needed. Public spaces are charming. I would definitely stay there again.
Excellent classic hotel in the heart of Portland
As a Portland resident, I have learned quite a bit about the various hotel options here in town over the years. My wife and I recently recommended the Mallory Hotel for out-of-town guests attending our June 2004 wedding. The Mallory is hands down the best hotel deal here in Portland - they have beautifully restored this old classic hotel, and they offer extremely reasonable room rates (breakfast is included). The hotel is right on the MAX light rail line, and it's within walking distance of all of Portland's downtown sights. They also offer free secure parking for rental cars as well. All of our out-of-town guests (without exception) raved about this hotel after their stay. We spent a night there as well during our wedding weekend, and loved it! I would highly recommend this hotel for anyone visiting the Rose City.
Enjoyed the comfortable vintage charm!
We enjoyed our unexpected stay at the Mallory Hotel and would definitely return. The description in the travel books left me with the impression that this was a historic hotel with classic grandeur, which let me to interpret it as sort of stuffy and dusty place. Instead, we found the hotel to be relaxed, comfortable, well maintained with a vintage charm, and reasonable in price. We also received a complimentary continental breakfast, or a voucher to use towards their breakfast menu. I enjoyed their surprisingly delicious banana bread french toast.
When visiting Portland, make sure to give yourself a couple of hours to browse in Powell's City of Books. Amazing! We also shopped downtown and in Nob Hill and Hawthorne neighborhoods. Taqueria Nueve, a nouveau mexican restaurant near the Hawthorne neighborhhod, was also delicious.
Room reeked of cigarette smoke
They recently converted the second floor from smoking to nonsmoking and in spite of new furnishings and paint, the room we stayed in reeked of cigarette smoke. When I complained to the manager, she said she couldn't guarantee a nonsmoking room anywhere in the hotel. The hotel may be historic, lovely, and all that jazz, but if you're a nonsmoker, you should think about staying somewhere else.
Excellent Portland Hotel!
What an excellent experience! I just returned home from staying at the Mallory for three nights. The staff is excellent and anticipates your every need before you need to ask. Rooms are simple, clean, quiet and air conditioned. The dining room is the same.
The location is within walking distance of downtown shopping, yet not in a busy location. One more note...Boyds coffee is just down the street.
Best place to stay in Portland
We stumbled upon the Mallory by accident which turned out to be an excellent hotel to stay at. The hotel lobby is breathtaking when you walk in. This is not a hotel for those who are use to staying at chain hotels. This hotel is for those who appreciate it the era it was built and renovated in. It is old but well maintained for its age. The rooms are spotless, quaint and very quiet. The ceilings are high and I loved the huge walk in closets. They have a cool lounge and nice restaurant.
Hotel offers free parking at their lot across the street. I loved the hotel, it had so much character and the staff were very helpful in giving us the ins and outs on the city. I would strongly recommend this hotel and i can't wait to stay there again!
A good deal
My husband and I stayed at the Mallory for 4 nights this July 2002. It was clean, quiet and a good deal for the money. It's an older building, but they have updated everything except maybe the bathrooms. But I thought it was charming and a good deal for the price we paid. It's right on the streetcar line and you can walk to downtown. The breakfasts in the busy restaurant were fine. You can also add a side order to fill out what continental breakfast they supplied. What a relief to not stay in a chain hotel like Marriott or Holiday Inn. One downfall: there are no hair dryers in the rooms. The desk will let you borrow one, but people don't return them promptly. Bring your own.
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... two city blocks beginning at the corner of SW Alder Street and 9th. Making the decision was difficult, but I wanted to try something I never had before – Bing! No this is not a Microsoft commercial; it is a Chinese Savory Crepe.
Much to my good luck, it was Free Concert Tuesday at the Square. I sat and enjoyed the music and my Bing! Amazing!
... pesto, all on grill rye bread. It was outrageously good! Lunch for two was under twenty dollars. After lunch we stopped at Old Town Brewery Tap Room for some beer tasting. Old Town Brewery is once of over 100 craft breweries in the area. No wonder Portland is called beer city. We ordered a brace which, for $8, turned out to be three ounce tasters of NINE different brews. My favourite was the Shanghai’d IPA. Good thing we were taking transit today.
... eggs, bacon, OJ, champagne, and biscuits/gravy, etc....it was pretty good considering this restaurant prepares food solely for these boats tours and feeds 200+ people simultaneously. Harlan, of course was in a freat mood while eating and playing in the garss after brunch. Cale elate as much as I expected (mostly bacon) and we went back down the hill to load back up and head back. I have to say Cale had a great time, he was howling ...
... a week later & they also charged me on credit card & wouldn't refund my $$$ & told me to contact my bank).
- Don't stay at Capitol View hostel!!!!
Best Cafe or Restaurant - 11th Avenue Diner
Best Entertainment - Water sports at Key West
Best Views - From the Southernmost Point
Recommended - Key West if you have time for the drive
- Polar Bears ice cream in a waffle cone - 247 Front Street, Key ...
... extra baggage and then made one more trip back to the outlet shops to buy some cheap duffle bags with wheels.
One of the cool things we loved about Portland, besides it beauty and tax free living, was how progressive it was. People say it is about 10 years ahead of its time in terms of environmental advancements and clean energy. There were battery power Tesla chargers all over the city for electric cars which I loved.