Well, the winning feature of the room was the view. We booked a city view room that faced south looking over Portland and it was pretty gorgeous. The room itself was mediocre. the beds and pillows were comfortable but nothing fancy. The bathroom, vanity, and shower were teensy tiny! The towels were scratchy and small. Along with the two beds, there was a dinky table with two chairs, fridge and microwave, small sofa chair, and television in our room. The parking situation kind of sucked as the most convenient parking was often full, but if you circle around the building you'll find a parking basement. There was no continental breakfast, but the front desk staff were awesome, incredibly friendly, and had no qualms about going out of their way to meet any requests. Overall, not at all a luxurious stay, but a decent deal and a thrifty choice if you want to stay close to the city without breaking the bank.
Rooms were very nice. Very Clean. Good Bed. Nice Linens. Fridge & Microwave in room. Spa. Restaurant. Indoor Pool & Hot Tub. Main hotel staff were extremely nice. Support staff not too helpful (read that avoid you and your questions). Food in the restaurant was excellent. Some of the best snack bar, coffee bar extra's I have seen. Valet parking big plus.
We stayed at the Eastside for 4 nights to check out Portlands beer scene and were not disappointed in either. The hotel was clean, the staff on the front desk very helpful and friendly and the beers great. The hotel is just on to the east of the downtown and provided good access to every where we wanted to go. While the rooms are smallish they are well maintained and clean and for the price highly recommended.
Just off I-5 to the east of the Willamette River, the 30-acre Rose Quarter features the Rose Garden arena, Memorial Coliseum, and the Oregon State Convention Center. Acts ranging from Elmo to Bruce Springsteen have played the 20,000-seat arena. To catch the city in bloom, visitors swarm to the Rose Festival’s Grand Floral Parade in June. Nearby, the Lloyd Center is a convenient shopping venue.