We arrived on a rainy evening to a very pleasant front desk staff. We have always stayed on the west side of the River but decided to try the east side. After having seen prices at the traditional hotels we decided to give the east side a chance. We were pleasantly surprised. The hotel has a few worn features but free parking, complimentary coffee in the room and a convenient location all made this business trip to Portland just what we were looking for.
Good experience at this hotel, however, my party was not warned that there was an additional parking fee. I assumed there would be, but since the receptionist did not mention it at all, my party was excited because we thought it was free. When we got the bill that was the first we heard of the additional fee. Will not be returning.
I stay at this hotel several times per year. The rooms are comfortable and service is good, with a nice bar and full service restaurant. While I wish they still had self-service parking, the valet service is usually very prompt compared with downtown Portland hotels.
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.