Rather than repeat all the many virtues of this great place to stay that have been catalogued by other reviewers, let me add a few that haven't been mentioned:
Electricity: As one who travels with many gadgets, I get tired of crawling under desks and nightstands in search of free outlets. Inn@.. provides scads of them, in all parts of the room.
Quiet breakfast room: For some reason, most hotels that offer free breakfast have a giant blaring TV in the dining area, watched intently by a few slack-jawed bozos and annoying everyone else. This hotel has no such thing, and it's a blessing
Everything sparkles: Great design is fine, but if it's allowed to deteriorate it can turn into a mess. At Inn@.., everything is crisp and clean and they don't let esthetics get in the way of comfort.
And a few cons:
Heightism: The Portland Trailblazers would be right at home here (and maybe they are). There's an extension pipe on the shower bringing the shower head and its companion hand-held shower and controls out of the reach of people below average height. In the kitchen wall cabinets, we could reach only the lowest shelf. We're short, but not freakishly so, but this place made us feel like Lilliputians.
Suggestion: Provide an additional mounting bracket for the handheld shower lower on the wall. Cheap, and very helpful.
Noisy refrigerator and icemaker: The fridge in our room, like the other appliances, was a full-size model suitable for an apartment. Nice in many ways, but a little too close for comfort when the compressor is running, and especially when it drops a load of ice. The ice maker can be turned off if you don't need it.
And the BIG problem, resulting in 4 rather than 5 stars:
We checked in with the outside temperature at 96, and the temp in our room felt like about 92. The room AC unit was pumping out warm air. When we complained we were told that "they're all like that" and that it would (magically?) get better.
We complained again the next morning, ready to decamp for another hotel for the rest of our stay. This time instead of the "whatever" attitude, the desk clerk dispatched a maintenance guy who immediately replaced the unit with a brand new one, still with manufacturer labels on it. We never had a problem after that.
This happened on a Sunday, so clearly they have actual working air conditioners stashed away somewhere. They really need to do a wholesale replacement. In the meantime, if you're coming to this trendy place during a heat wave make sure to ask for a room that's "cool" as well as "cool".
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Inn at Northrup Station --- Northwest Portland's only all-suite boutique hotel! Located along Portland's celebrated streetcar line, the Inn at Northrup Station features 70, full-appointed suites each complete with a marble and granite kitchen or wet-bar, king or queen beds, sitting area and executive desk. The hotel features a stunning lobby with arresting display of local artwork. A rooftop deck provides a unique setting for outdoor events during warm weather months. Off-street parking is available on a first come, first served basis. The Inn is located immediately adjacent to some of Portland finest five star restaurants and just one block from Good Samaritan Hospital. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Inn At Northrup Station Hotel Portland
- Hotel Northrup Station
- Northrup Station Hotel