I'd choose the hampton inn and suites over the rivers edge for sure. Start off by giving up your car keys cause it's valet only for $25 a night and against "fire regulations" for you to keep your keys. (They have no parking with this hotel - so they rent from the city). Then be prepared to listen to sounds of running toilets all night, and be sure to stack up on late night snacks as no food or room service (not even tea) after 10:pm unless you're interested in a handful of cashews for $9.00, or a twix bar for $2.50 from the well overpriced mini bar. No coffee or tea available in the room as most hotel and spas. Call yourself a spa - but there's no pool. No breakfast included, no snacks on arrival (just water) no real duvet or comforter - just sheets and the service staff... Hmmm. When we were checking in the front desk attendant was so bored she was leaning over the reception desk with her head in her hands the whole time we were checking in.
Pluses... Everything was clean except the toilet seat, the view is nice and the balconies are large (shared with neighbouring rooms), nice overall styled hotel, and 8 free bikes for rent.
At over $200 a night - I'd choose somewhere else to stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- River’s Edge Hotel & Spa is an environmentally-friendly, 99-room luxury boutique hotel located at the edge of Portland’s South Waterfront District, an emerging mixed-use neighborhood integrating alternative transportation, parks and trails, green building practices, retail, restaurants and healthy living with art and design. Perched on the banks of the Willamette River just minutes from downtown Portland, River’s Edge offers travelers the sophistication and warm hospitality of the Pacific Northwest. Guests and visitors enjoy classic service, modern amenities and comforts expected from Portland boutique hotels, making River’s Edge Hotel & Spa a favorite among all Portland waterfront hotels. Among the hotel’s valued amenities are its luxurious two-level, 13,000-square-foot full-service spa, salon and fitness center as well as Aquariva restaurant and bar. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Avalon Hotel And Spa
- Avalon Hotel Portland