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Crystal Hotel

303 SW 12th Ave., Portland, OR (Downtown)
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Crystal Hotel
Ranked #51 of 132 hotels in Portland
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were looking for a place to stay in the Pearl District and we were on a budget. This place was almost perfect. First of all, parking in the PD sucks. They have a place outfront where you can load in. The front desk offers a few options including a 24 hour parking garage for 25 bucks. I chose street... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed here for 3 nights in June - and were thoroughly impressed. We had one of the corner rooms on the top floor (worth the extra $) and could open two sets of doors to mini balconies to really make the room fantastic. The staff was helpful in storing our luggage (as we got to Portland 5 hours before... More

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Portland, OR
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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... More

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Rome, Italy
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41 reviews 41 reviews
37 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

He staff at the reception is awesome. The room are in old rock style, but is annoying not to have a private bathroom, ok i sin the center but spending 140 US Dollars, per night, withoutout a restroom in the room is not very comfy. The floor are not straight so you got a weird sensation while you walk, the... More

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Lansdale, Pennsylvania
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Crystal is certainly a fun hotel for those who like quirky, arty rooms in downtown. The location for the hotel is awesome and you have direct access to a number of downtown restaurants and shops. Whole Foods (aka Whole Paycheck) is across the street to stock up. Each room has a different music theme - we were in the... More

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Seattle, Washington, United States
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stayed 2 days at the Crystal Hotel, perfectly content in the fact that yes, it was small and noisy and no it didn't have a television or bathroom. Honestly, we are not that hard to please. All we require is a bed. The decor of Crystal Hotel was awesome and we loved the salt water soaking pool. It was... More

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Ashland, Oregon
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50 reviews 50 reviews
9 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This historic hotel is a McMinneman's property, a tell right there. Rich with stories of music, mobsters and money the Crystal Hotel is right off Burnside across from the Brewer's Building. Rooms are small and lovely, each dedicated to a particular song so choose carefully (only kidding!) and each with a sink. Four or five full baths on each floor... More

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Friday Harbor, Washington
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51 reviews 51 reviews
43 hotel reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

A gift that keeps on giving, there's so much to love about the Crystal Hotel. Sure, the bathroom is down the hall, the rooms are smallish, but you can't help but enjoy this quirky hotel in downtown Portland. If you've never stayed in a McMenamin's property, do yourself a favor and book a stay immediately! That being said, be aware... More

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Salina, Kansas
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46 reviews 46 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Great place to stay. Funky rooms that are comfy and well equipped. The shared bathroom situation was never an issue. There were 4 on the fourth floor. Pool is great after tromping around downtown. The restaurant, bar and club were very cool also. Great music. Walking distance to many attractions and trains.

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Corvallis, Oregon
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

This hotel, like all of the Mcmenamins, is FABULOUS!!! This hotel is full of history, and artwork everywhere you turn! The soaking pool in the basement was a definite bonus. Tucked in a very eccentric part of town made is a super fun runaway. We definitely enjoyed the local hangouts. This is a european style hotel with bathrooms down the... More

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Address: 303 SW 12th Ave., Portland, OR
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Location: United States > Oregon > Portland > Downtown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $

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#5 Best Value Hotel in Portland
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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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