This hotel is located near the airport so would not be the best location for someone who wants walking access to lots of restaurants, sights, etc., and not good for someone without a car. We drove here to visit relatives so this was not a problem for us and the numerous hotels near the airport are a lot cheaper than the ones downtown. Downtown is about a 20-25 minute drive unless the traffic is really heavy. We did not need the airport shuttle so can't comment on that. Unlike some airport neighborhoods, this one is not bad and I felt safe walking or driving around.
Some users have complained about lack of services like daily maid service but they must not be familiar with extended stay hotels which typically do not offer things like that. I personally prefer extended stay hotels because In exchange for daily maid service and free breakfast, you get a spacious room or suite with a kitchenette stocked with basic utensils so you can make all your own coffee and meals. The kitchen was nice and had full size fridge. We had a one bedroom suite (a true suite with two totally separate rooms) which was spacious, clean, and modern. The staff was pleasant and you can ask for basics like more TP, clean towels, etc., if you need something before the once weekly maid service. This hotel has free washers/dryers for the guests to use and you can check out a variety of appliances like blenders, etc. Good TV lineup and DVD player in room with DVD library, and a decent fitness center. Bed was comfy and the living room had a recliner. The hotel is nothing fancy but all in all a comfortable place for an extended stay.
The AC worked well, and with the windows closed and AC on we could not hear any external noise, including the planes approaching the airport. The only noise problem was someone in the room above allowing their children to run around for hours, and apparently jump up and down on the floor. After two days of this I complained to the front desk and they either took care of it or the individuals left. I don't think this kind of behavior can be blamed on the hotel and I can't say one way or the other if the noise was partly the fault of flimsy construction.
I would definitely stay here again on my next trip to the area. Next time I'll ask for a room on the top floor.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Guests Love Portland, OR Airport Hotel's Location. Situated in Portland, Oregon near the airport, this hotel's welcoming amenities and cozy surroundings provide the convenience of a hotel and the comfort of an apartment. With downtown Portland just a short drive away and Cascade Station shopping center within walking distance, you'll never run out of things to do here at the Candlewood Suites® Hotel Portland - Airport.Corporate travelers looking for Portland, Oregon airport hotels appreciate our free 2.5 mile area shuttle in addition to the perks like free high-speed Internet access. Guests can count on an easy commute to Boeing, Oregon National Guard and the Honda and Toyota Training Centers. There's a boardroom suitable for on-site meetings of up to eight people.Patrons of this hotel in Portland, Oregon are only minutes from Portland's city center, which boasts incredible architecture, shopping and fine dining. Other "must see" area attractions include the Portland Saturday Market and the Oregon Zoo. Guests can literally view the entire city from the OHSU's Portland Aerial Tram.Top-notch amenities like free self-service laundry facilities and a 24-hour Fitness Center ensure convenience for guests. You can grill out in the gazebo or relax with a DVD from our free lending library. We offer Park, Stay and Go Packages, too, which include up to 14 days of free parking at the hotel. While in Portland, Oregon, you can "Consider Us Home." ... more less
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