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Red Lion Hotel on the River
Ranked #52 of 138 Hotels in Portland
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Salem, OR
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104 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Short stay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2012

Very accomodating desk staff - gave us a room at 8am for a one night stay - wow. Friendly staff. Comfortable room - well equipt. On the river. Pet friendly. Our dog liked it!

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled on business
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Klamath Falls, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2012

Was here for a 3 day weekend relicensing convention. Great location for business but what sealed the deal was Red Lion at Jantzen Beach is pet friendly. Went to class and during the breaks was able to check in on my little doggies. Put a leash on and a quick walk we go. Front desk and housekeeping staff was very friendly and helpful. Gal at the restaurant brought silverware to the room with a warm smile. Dog fee VERY reasonable ($15 for up to 2 dogs for the WHOLE stay!). Beautiful view at the restaurant/bar too of the water. Our catered food for lunches on both days were healthy, tasty and had a choices of vegan dishes too. I found out we will be having our convention next year again! Looking forward to coming back!

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled on business
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Spokane, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2012

My husband and I stayed at the Red Lion on the River (Jantzen Beach) and Had a wonderful stay!
The hotel is in a nice location overlooking the river, near the I-5 bridge to get to Vancouver (where our family was located), and within 15 minutes of various shopping malls and large department stores.

There are fast food joints all around (Burger King, Taco Bell, and McDonald's); however, we chose to go to BJ's restaurant (brewery) for some good pizza, appetizers, and beer.

We had some peach cobbler with ice cream at the restaurant within Red Lion that was good too. The hotel was clean and the staff was very friendly and courteous. The only issue was that two of the four vanity lights were out in the bathroom. I told the front desk and it was fixed when we got back to the room-very easy and convenient.

Check out was easy and painless. We left the card keys on the counter and that was it. My billing was accurate and everything went smoothly.

Thank you Red Lion on the River! :)

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Vancouver BC Canada
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57 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2012

Hotel is located just on the other side of the Border between Washington and Orgeon. It is only about 15 minutes to downtown Portland. Hotel is clean with renovated rooms. We stayed in the west wing which suited us fine as we were here for convention and it was right down the elevator to the ballroom. As such we were closer to the highway noise. The patio doors are not that well insulated so if the hum of traffic bothers you than I would choose the east end. Workout room adequate and clean. The hotel is right on the river so there is a nice path to run. As well for an extra 15 one time charge the hotel is pet friendly. I was able to secure a great price at 80 night on one of the search engines well below the suggested 130 on the hotel website. Overall I would rate this hotel as a 3.5 star. I'm not fussy as long as it is clean. We ate in the Restaurant once and it was only half full and began getting busy due to the convention. Prob not what they are use to as they ran out of martini glasses and a certain bottled beer on their list. This is a big no no in the service industry. I would not underrate the hotel for that but if I was the manager I would be having a look.

  • Stayed January 2012
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Bellevue, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2012

Due to the snow and ice storm I couldn't bring my RV to Portland Expo Center for the dog show. I made a last minute reservation at this hotel and was pleasantly surprised at the reasonable price and beautiful amenities. The food in the Grill was excellent and the staff from the front desk, Grill and parking lot security was friendly and helpful.

I will definitely stay here in the future!

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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled on business
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1 Thank Shelah F
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Spokane, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2012

This is my favorite place to stay in Portland, Oregon. Riverview, location is great & service is well managed.
Although one thing I would add to this hotel is a workout gym.
During the winter it would be great to workout indoors.

Front Desk staff very friendly as well as housekeeping.

  • Stayed January 2012
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1 Thank Morgan4Spokane
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Snohomish, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2012

We always enjoy coming back to The Red Lion Hotel - Jantzen Beach. The rooms are very comfortable and beautifully kept, there is a nice view of the river and the food is excellent.
We were attending the large dog show at the Exposition Center and the staff went out of their way to make us and our dog feel welcome. I highly recommend this venue to those travelling through Portland.

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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled on business
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Property: Red Lion Hotel on the River
Address: 909 N Hayden Island Dr, Portland, OR 97217-8118 (Formerly Doubletree)
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Region: United States > Oregon > Portland
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 Green Hotel in Portland
#34 Business Hotel in Portland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Red Lion Hotel on the River 3*
Number of rooms: 320
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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 ... more   less 
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Red Lion Portland
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Red Lion Jantzen Beach

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