We stayed at Aloft since all the downtown hotels were fully booked on a Saturday night. The hotel is a very modern design, with stylish lounge areas. They are definitely promoting a club vibe with live music events and lots of young people hanging out in the lounge. It’s low key though and it shuts down fairly early.
The room design was very nice, spacious with a separate bathroom/kitchenette area, and sleek modern furnishings. The only place where they messed up was the electrical system: it’s impossible to use the bathroom in the night without waking everyone up with the lights! Also the air conditioner was set on frigid and made one bed uncomfortably cold, it was also loud but that’s good since you can’t hear the airplane noise. Be sure to use the do not disturb tag, as housekeeping came twice to try to clean the room.
The location is at the airport, but actually wasn’t that bad since there is a big mall right across the street, as well as Target and Ikea nearby if you like shopping. The hotel is also next to public transit. You do need to drive at least 15 minutes to get to neighbourhoods like Alberta or Hawthorne, and it's 30 minutes from downtown.
The hotel tries very hard, they sent a welcome email before we left with the five day weather forecast. They have free bikes and are near riverside bike paths, they also have a nice little gym, a pool, and a pool table. The staff is young and hip and inexperienced, but quite friendly. All in all, it’s a nice hotel, and if you can’t find a better located option or need to catch an early flight, it’s a good option.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- For the traveler open to possibilities, Aloft Portland Airport at Cascade Station is a fresh, fun, forward-thinking alternative. We're minutes from Portland International Airport, with easy light rail access to downtown's urban energy-plus the great outdoors at our doorstep! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Aloft Portland Airport At Cascade Station Hotel Portland
- Aloft Cascade Station