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Clarion Inn
Ranked #5 of 11 Hotels in Gresham
Reviewed 22 June 2014

It was nightfall when I arrived. This was a place had I seen it in the daytime would not have stayed. As it turned out, my room bordered the sidewalk on a busy street. The time of visit (June 2013) the place had many empty rooms that night. As a loyal Best Western lodger (and points to prove it), the owner/manager said the same room he would move me to would cost $12 more. The room furniture was well-worn. Without getting into it further, this place simply does not meet Best Western's standards (not AAA standards for that matter)..

As a measure of the parsimonious (cheap) nature of the place, the breakfast muffins were cut in half (presumably to prevent any guest from taking a whole muffin and eating only one-half). I don't know whether the owner/manager is a good person or not, his management style was terrible. The way the employees related to him was to see no decision could be made without his explicit approval on matters. Having travel 49 states, this was a very poor place. After I stayed there, I checked out the Travel Advisor rating for it. It was mid-60% (my mistake), I also see "terrible" is the third highest rating for this motel !

The only good aspect was the light rail transit station to downtown Portland was nearby making it handy to get in and out of downtown Portland. .

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 19 June 2014

This was a short notice trip (-24hrs) . The personnel were friendly and professional , appearance of hotel was very good. It is on a moderately busy street intersection so -ASK FOR A POOLSIDE ROOM_. It was a quiet room by hotel standards but to me could be better (for the location it was very good). Pool looked clean the table cover umbrellas and top of lights could use a moss removal run then it would rate an excellent on pool. Breakfast was pleasant and well stocked adequate room for people to eat without being crowded. AC-Hater was very quiet for a built-in heat pump type. Wi-Fi worked very well in my room good transfer rate. Overall very good for a central city hotel.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

Overall found the hotel to be satisfactory. It's location, although not close to Hwy 84, is great since it's close to several decent restaurants such as the Olive Garden. We weren't able to use the pool since it hadn't opened for the season yet, nor was the hot tub either, both outdoors. Found the room to be clean and properly equipped. Really liked the recliner that was in our room. Breakfast was a standard waffles (you make), SOS, cold hard-boiled eggs, cereals and yogurt.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank GUY T
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Reviewed 21 April 2014

I have stayed at many hotels in the past but have found great comfort in the Best Westerns that I have had the pleasure to rest at. I have to date not found one person working at the hotels that I have visited that was not happy to be of service. Smiling faces is what you will see and so I must assume that the employees are happy in there work which of course makes it not work for them and they are a pleasure to be around.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Kevin P
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Reviewed 1 April 2014

I love the Pony Soldier Inn and during my many stays over the years for both business and pleasure, I have always had an excellent experience. The rooms are clean and spacious and its close proximity to Portland's light-rail (MAX) system makes it an easy hotel to reach for the Portland business traveler. The courtyard and pool are always a nice sight to see from the lobby and breakfast area even if you don't use the pool!

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled on business
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Thank David H
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Reviewed 25 March 2014

This hotel is easy to find, yet is tucked back from the busy Burnside traffic. They allow pets but there are only a limited number of rooms available for pets as they can't be in the lobby, so if that's an issue for you reserve your room early. There is a great restaurant next door (Heidi's) that is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. This was my second stay and I will continue to stay here whenever I am in the Gresham area.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 16 March 2014

Beware of cancellation policy.. it is stricktly enforced. My veterinarian told me not to attend a horse show due to the deadly ehv1 virus that had been reported in the State.. and i called to cancel my hotel a couple hours too late. Even though online it said they were sold out of rooms, they would not refund my charge. I called at 6pm the night before. Their policy was 3pm.. no exceptions. I feel cheated!!

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled on business
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2  Thank Lisa L
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Additional Information about Clarion Inn

Address: 1060 NE Cleveland Ave, Gresham, OR 97030-5739 (Formerly Pony Soldier-Gresham)
Region: United States > Oregon > Gresham
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 11 Hotels in Gresham
Price Range: £67 - £137 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Clarion Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 74
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Also Known As:
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