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Red Lion Hotel on the River

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A cozy hotel in Portland - Red Lion Hotel on the River - Jantzen Beach Breathtaking river views greet you upon arrival at Red Lion Hotel on the River - Jantzen Beach. Our Portland waterfront hotel provides comfortable accommodations in a rustic setting just outside downtown Portland. Our accommodations provide a calm oasis on the water away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Each premium guestroom and deluxe suite serve as the perfect home away from home during your stay at our Columbia River hotel. Business guests will appreciate 36,000 square feet of flexible function space on the water. If you're coming by plane, our complimentary airport shuttle will provide safe and comfortable roundtrip service. Greet the day with an incredible breakfast at our onsite restaurant, the Jantzen Beach Bar & Grill, before enjoying a leisurely walk along the waterfront or a quick game of tennis on our Red Lion Court. Enjoy premium accommodations and amenities at a great value at Red Lion Hotel on the River - Jantzen Beach. TOP FEATURES AT OUR DOWNTOWN PORTLAND HOTEL: Restaurant & Lounge Swimming pool & whirlpool JB's Night Club​ Pets can stay for just $15 a night GET LOCAL AT NEARBY ATTRACTIONS With a prime location near Downtown Portland, guests at Red Lion Hotel on the River can enjoy both the liveness in the city and adventures in the Pacific Northwest nature nearby. Explore these attractions during your stay at our hotel in Portland. Delta Park Columbia River University of Portland Local craft breweries Theme parks
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Property amenities
Room service
Free parking
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Heated pool
Hot Tub
Laundry Service
Meeting rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor pool
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Self-Serve Laundry
Tennis Court
Wheelchair access
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Air conditioning
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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60Somewhat walkable
Grade: 60 out of 100
41Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
1Attractionwithin 0.75 miles
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My girlfriend & I went for one night for my birthday. I was impressed with The elegance of the entrance copper slate stairs, lobby with 18x18 limestone flooring, unique marble (or granite) check-in countertop, stunning chandeliers, grand piano, restaurant with walls of windows
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Response from Rod R, General Manager at Red Lion Hotel on the River
Responded 1 week ago
Elaine S - Thank you so much for your very favorable review of our hotel! We are very pleased to see that you enjoyed your visit with us! We look forward to having you back as our guest again soon! Thank you again Elaine S!
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We have stayed at this facility a few times before and find it convenient to the the Expo center and freeway. The building was built in the early '80's and because of it's age has some of the conviences not found in newer buildings. One of the best things about the Red Lion is
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Response from Rod R, Manager at Red Lion Hotel on the River
Responded 2 weeks ago
65stang - Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us! We are honored that you have continued to consider us as your go to destination when visiting Portland! We are also pleased to see that you continue to find the comfort and quality in your guest room! We look forward to the opportunity to have you back as our guest again soon!
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We spent on night here. This is a convention hotel with long hallways to get to the guest room and ballrooms. It has a lovely foyer when you come in and our room did have a view of the Columbia River. The room was nice. You pay for breakfast. There is a very good Denny's 5
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Response from Rod R, Manager at Red Lion Hotel on the River
Responded 4 weeks ago
JMP386 - Thank you so much for your positive review of our hotel ! We are very pleased to see that you enjoyed the views of the Columbia River. We are quite spoiled with our views! We look forward to seeing you back with us again soon!
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My husband and I checked in 2/8 with our toddler. We had booked a double queen room through Groupon. Upon checking in to our room we discovered multiple hairs and crumbs on one of the bedsheets. We had houskeep change the sheets. It was snowing and in the low 30's outside. We
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Response from Rod R, Manager at Red Lion Hotel on the River
Responded 4 weeks ago
Desitanation7910050 - Thank you for taking the time to share your review with us. We appreciate your valuable feedback as it helps us identify the areas we can improve the guest experience. I was disappointed to learn of the shortcomings you experienced and will be personally following up with our departments. This is not what our hotel represents and we do value our service that we provide to our guests.
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We stayed in the Seattle Suite at the Red Lion on the River in Portland OR. I suppose I should have known what the room was going to be like judging by the entrance to the wing where this suite is located. The entrance doors open right in front of the “ballrooms”. As soon as
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Response from Rod R, Manager at Red Lion Hotel on the River
Responded 23 Jan 2019
tiggerwy - Thank you for taking a moment to share your experience with us. I am very discouraged to hear about your experience. Our goal each day is to ensure that our guests have a positive experience. It clearly appears that we have fallen short of our goal. I assure you that we take these matters very seriously. I will be sure to address your concerns with our Director of Housekeeping. I would like to invite you to reach out to me regarding your visit. I can be reached at 503-978-4521. Regards, Art S. - Director of Rooms
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When we were leaving at 10am people were already checking in. I would assume it is based on availability. If you don't need to get access to the room generally hotels will do the paperwork and then store your luggage so you are free to leave and then stop by for a key later.
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How long is the drive to downtown Portland realistically/ including rush hour? Thank you
We are about 20-30 minutes north of DT Portland which includes rush hour traffic.
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There are lots of places to walk and play with your dogs on Hayden Island. Boardwalks along the river. Outside cafe's on the river and Safeway right there for supplies. Have a great time! =)
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The Red Lion Hotel Jantzen Beach has discontinued airport shuttle service in November of 2016, We do offer local shuttle service within 4 miles of the hotel to local restaurants, Shopping and to the mass transient Max light rail, The best option for transportation to the airport would be a Taxi, Please let us know if we can be of further assistance.
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Is there restaurants etc within walking distance ?
Well, first, the restaurant in the hotel is pretty good - great view of the river. We were just there last weekend and spent some time in the bar. There are restaurants within walking distance but not sure they would be what you are looking for. Stanford's and BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse are the are the closest places. It is not in a "downtown" location so not much choice.
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"If you're travelling with a dog, ask for the end of the hall (close to the river) on the first floor."
"Ask for a room on the Columbia River side, as far from the bridge going into Vancouver as possible (pretty noisy on that side of the hotel)."
"Ask for riverview"
"Ask for a river view room."
"We were at the very end of the second floor. A long walk back and forth to the restaurant and the front entrance."
US$111 - US$283 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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