Residence Inn Portland Downtown/Lloyd Center
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A visit to Portland Oregon gave us the opportunity to explore the city and the neighboring Columbia River Gorge and Mt. Saint Helens. In the city, we rode the tramway, visited the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, shopped at Powell's Books, and biked along the Willamette River. At the Columbia River Gorge, we climbed to the top of 620-foot …
... harness & mr used his carseat. I brought food for lunch so after eating, the kids played on the iPads & I read. Jon used his GPS & tracked where we were as we flew. Both kids did pretty well on the flight without any major meltdowns. Mr did start falling asleep though while we were descending. I was able to keep him awake though so hopefully he'll sleep longer on the London flight. We were one of the last groups off the plane.The last ones ...
... that was good to the end.
We finally made it back to the hotel and took a nap.
We woke up and made our way to the the free happy hour while our clothes were in the laundry. After an hour or so of happy hour we made our way to the river front looking for dinner. We did walk next to a nice gentlemen that was, in one passerby's words, "talking mad **** to himself". This guy was walking ...
... with me it was imperative that I addressed that need. Luckily enough there is a radio shack about 3 blocks away so panic over.
Right next door to my hotel is a massive Mountain Hardware store. Great news! If you spend over $200 dollars you get a free hydration pack. Challenge accepted. Challenge failed :(
I took a wander over to Burnside to see Powell's world of Books. I took a meandering route so it took a while to get there. It's ...
... kitchen are helpful as well, so I think it will be a good job. My main job is to make the sandwich orders when they come in which isn't too hard, and also help out with prep and things like that. It was pretty quiet and there was six of us hanging round so I went home at 2.30pm.
Sunday 16 June - We both had a chilled out day, just sorting out stuff, looking for jobs and Antony went for bike ride round the Tahoe Donner trails (the ones that are right next to our house).
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Residence Inn Portland Downtown/Lloyd Center
Free - Free
Free parking - Free breakfast - Free internet - Easy access to the highway. Comfy bed. What else can a business traveler want. I would stay again.
My husband and I have stayed here twice to visit family in the vicinity. Our first visit a year ago was perfectly acceptable, though not remarkable enough to warrant writing a review. Our visit last month, however, was a letdown.
This is just your basic Residence Inn. Good Location, Friendly Staff, Good Breakfast, and good Maid Service. What else do you want?
I've stayed at this hotel twice now and was very pleased both times. Three years ago I stayed in a 2-bedroom unit with family; more recently, I stayed in a studio unit by myself. On the more recent trip, I was a woman traveling alone with a fully packed SUV, and in booking accommodations I was very concerned about security. Other properties in the Lloyd Center district are rather too close to homeless hangouts for comfort, but not the Residence Inn: it bordered on a quiet, residential area, was fully fenced, and left me no cause for worry. In fact, I could back my car up very close to my unit so that I could watch it. I _would_ second the other poster's comment about not walking back alone from the MAX train late at night, though: the park next to the MAX stop (several blocks away from the hotel) is definitely a gathering spot!
I read the review from the person from Sheffield, England, and began to second guess my reservation. But then thought; it is part of the Marriott chain, so how bad could it be?
We stayed only one night at the Residence Inn out of our pre booked three nights because of the location, small breakfast room, noise from the freeway, poorly lit car park and all those stairs!
Would not stay again.
Residence Inn GREAT
We were very please with the accomodations. My only complaint with any hotel/motel is that they do not "clean" their carpets. Walking around in white socks will soon show you how dirty the carpets are. They had a great breakfast, friendly staff and great rooms. I would recommend Residence Inn at the Lloyd Center to anyone going to Portland.
I got this hotel through Priceline and wasn't quite sure what to expect. All my friends were staying at the Marriot Downtown and it was fully booked by the time I wanted to make a reservation. The hotel is great. the staff are friendly and polite. Good breakfast buffet. The rooms are very spacios and the kitchen for those who like to make their own meals is a great addition. The room was very clean and well kept but they did'nt seem to clean much while I was there. Other than that I really recommend the hotel. The location is also OK. it's next to a mall and close enough to downtown. Public transport is great in Portland although I woudln't recommend using it after 10pm if you travel alone.
Great place to stay
First time visitor to Residence Inn and I was very impressed.
Clean,large rooms with all the amenities. Staff was friendly and helpful. The breakfast offered all the choices a restaurant would!- from fresh waffles to fruit and cereal, even eggs,biscuits and gravy.
Close to a many attractions, and safe for the single traveller. Highly recommended.
Since our family has outgrown the in-laws house, we've been staying here on our trips to Portland. It is such a good location, near Lloyd Center which has shopping, restaurants and theaters and an easy walk to the Max station which makes everything else very accessible! The rooms are great; I highly recommend the penthouse for families. The staff was nice and the property well kept-up. The only downside was probably the breakfast. Although it was adequate, it can get crowded and you may have trouble finding a place to sit during the most popular hours. You can always get a tray and bring it back to your room since you'll have a table there as well. I still highly recommend it and I will definitely be staying there again in the future.