We loved staying at the Gresham Hampton. This was our fourth time over the last several years to stay there. Every time we are greeted warmly, our room is clean, and the stay is quiet. I recommend staying and will do so in the future as our travels permit.
We've never stayed at the same place twice in Portland for the many trips we've taken there, but we'll plan to stay at Northrup again without a doubt. It's location, directly in front of a streetcar stop, made it so easy to get anywhere we wanted to go within the downtown area. The provision of free streetcar passes by the hotel also made transporation costs in the city almost negligible. The hotel itself is located in one of the numerous funky neighborhoods outside of the downtown core, which makes for pleasant walking and exploring, day or night. The neighborhood has several excellent eating options at all price levels, in addition to pubs and grocery stores, including a Trader Joe's for fans. We enjoyed the opportunity of the hotel's rooftop deck every afternoon during a heatwave, to enjoy afternoon refreshments. The room itself was large and spacious, with a fully functional kitchen. The king-sized bed was one of the most comfortable we've ever slept on. As per our request, the staff conscientiously put us in a room not facing the street, which enabled Zen-like quiet time in the room, even with the balcony door open. The breakfast offering is substantial and delicious, and the lounge it's hosted in is open throughout the day for games supplied by the hotel. Perfect for days of more inclement weather. This is a very special place that was a pleasure to return to every night we stayed.
Yes I could hear the train but it was not intrusive, less noisy than most street noise. The room was very clean and comfortable, on the small side, but that's fine with us. All essentials, fixtures, and furniture were newer, working and in very good condition. Lots of hot water and good water pressure in the shower, plenty of towels. The place is clearly cared for and well maintained. Staff were helpful and made us feel welcome. We would definitely stay there again.