OK, so compared to the boutique hotels in the downtown area, the Crystal is a bargain. Yeah, you might have to share a bathroom and the noise from the streets is a little loud, but the location is perfect and it's a quirky, fun jaunt, much like many of the other McMenamin places. Parking might be an issue if you're not ready for it, since you have to park in a parking garage, but pack light, enjoy the location and you'll have a great time. Numerous restaurants are nearby, your stay gives you soaking pool and (perhaps) movie ticket (to the Mission) privileges as well. My wife and I were here for a quick anniversary trip and loved being able to walk all over downtown Portland from here, from Chinatown to the Park blocks is all rather convenient, if you've got good walking shoes and a sense of adventure (no negative pun intended). I just mean, as long as you're willing to do a little walking (which I always recommend versus driving in cities), you'll have a great time.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located just across the street from the legendary Crystal Ballroom, the Crystal Hotel has 51 comfortable guestrooms, each inspired by a song or performance from the Crystal Ballroom's past 100 years. Colorfully painted panels and headboards anchor the rooms, while deeply-hued walls, black velvet drapery and animal print upholstery lend a rock ‘n’ roll vibe. Large windows afford views of the city from all angles. Room rates include admission to the soaking pool and the opportunity to purchase tickets to the Crystal Ballroom show. With the inclusion of the Zeus Café and free live music at Al’s Den, this downtown hotel combines dining, relaxation and rock and roll history in the heart of the city. ... more less
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