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303 SW 12th Ave., Portland, OR (Downtown)
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Crystal Hotel
Ranked #45 of 133 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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76 reviews 76 reviews
38 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

First I must say this is not your average hotel, and don't expect a brand name - hotel chain type feel. This is a funky hotel, with a very colorful past that must be part of your experience here. Consider this a very unique hotel, one that you may never come across again, but trust me it is worth the... More

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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely and fun rooms. Totally unique, great staff. Gorgeous soaking pool downstairs (children welcome before a certain time). A little bit noisy from another bar downstairs, but comfy beds and charming rooms.

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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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45 reviews 45 reviews
7 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Maybe we are too spoiled with the comforts in a hotel. Having to share a restroom down the hall is too inconvenient when your over fifty. Air conditioning a plus but no TV bummer. Big city noise making sleep difficult. I guess we are too spoiled. Hotel clean but not worth the inconveniences. I'd rather be comfortable. I am on... More

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Columbia, Missouri, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is THE place for those who want a full dose of the Portland vibe. One of a kind setting, quirky in the best sense of the word. An adventure in every corner and each room unique. Great location and terrific staff. The soaking pool was a blessing after long morning hikes and/or biking. Staff were friendly and accommodating. Multiple... More

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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All of the McMenamins hotels are a little different, so you can't go expecting a Hilton. However, this one is so unique and fun. Great, friendly staff. Interesting decor. Typical McMenamin's food and drink. Great place to land after a concert!

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Sandy, Utah
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great wAy to experience Portland! Just like the city, it is clean, quirky, artsy, and inspiring. This is an experience. This is a great building, with fun and inviting venues. Enjoy a good patio, a cold beer, a meal , and even a hot soaking pool . Beds are comfy, clef and cozy. Street noise, and parking are a... More

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St. George, Utah
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our visit. Great location to walk around near food trucks. One block from Powell bookstore. Very clean rooms and spotless bathrooms. Beds are only full size (yuk). Sink in room. Friendly staff. Let us check in 3 hrs early.

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North Bend, Wa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I take the train from Seattle to Portland to watch bands that do not come up North. The Crystal is walking distance to PDX rail and usually walking distance to the venue. It is an unique experience and unlike any hotel I have ever stayed in. Do not let the "Funky" moniker scare you it is very clean and well... More

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Soldotna, AK
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Funky and staffed by hip, young VERY friendly people, it's also one off the most reasonable stays in Portland. I loved this property so much, I found myself taking all my meals and libations there instead of exploring. Great location, it's easy to get to any Portland neighborhood from here. I won't stay anywhere else!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Address: 303 SW 12th Ave., Portland, OR
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Location: United States > Oregon > Portland > Downtown
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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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