We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Crystal Hotel

Hotel website
303 SW 12th Ave., Portland, OR
Crystal Hotel
Write a Review

151 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    56
    75
    14
    4
    2
See reviews for
11
87
13
6
Rating summary
  • 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (49)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (151)
  • Mar-May only
    (24)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (53)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (55)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (19)
All months
Oak Harbor, Washington, United States
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't worry about the separate bathroom situation, was a worry for me, but was never an issue. If you want Portland weird, enjoy this funky Pearl District location, downtown so there is noise, wear earplugs if you must. Walking distance to many venues, Powell's Books, the food trucks, couple of nice music stores and all kinds of excellent food choices.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dametris, Manager at Crystal Hotel, responded to this review

Go with the flow and enjoy the ride... thank you for taking the time to review our property. We'll make sure Hans hears his trip advisor shout out, and hope to see you again soon. More 

Paso Robles, California
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was very pleasantly surprised by this hotel. The price was so reasonable($90/night) that I wasn't sure what the quality would be like. Another factor that was a bit concerning was the shared hall bathroom. The bathroom was one of the cleanest that I have every been in, and it was never a problem sharing, as it was always available.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dametris, Manager at Crystal Hotel, responded to this review

Amazing, unique hotel.... thank you! That was a great review! we really appreciate you taking the time to write it. The theatre you visited (Mission Theatre), is awesome! Again, thank you. Hope to see you soon! More 

Derbyshire
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
29 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great overnight stay here. The room, whilst on the small side, was comfortable and clean. Don't let the shared bathroom option put you off either - there is a sink in each room and a number of spotless bathrooms. My only criticism - and the hotel can't really help this - is that the bin lorries were... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dametris, Manager at Crystal Hotel, responded to this review

Great Hotel.... and those noisy bins!! We agree, they are the most annoying noises ever...Well, we appreciate you taking the time to review us. We hope to see you soon. Thank you. More 

Edmonton, Canada
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had no plans when we pulled up to this place - we just needed a place to stay overnight for the Bonobo concert at the Crystal Ballroom we were going to see. This hotel had a fantastic location, right in the heart of downtown, is nextdoor the the Crystal Ballroom, and the online reviews were great, so I checked... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dametris, Manager at Crystal Hotel, responded to this review

Holy Dinah, this place was the best! Thank you! Thank you for taking the time to write this review, and thank you for choosing us! More 

1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

For my first trip to Portland, staying at a unique & quirky place like the Crystal Hotel was a must. Was intrigued by the concept of every room being themed after a different band/song. Then when I found out one of them was a Modest Mouse "Paper Thin Walls" room...I geeked out and immediately booked for our two-night stay. The... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Dametris, General Manager at Crystal Hotel, responded to this review

Awesome first visit to Portland at the Crystal Hotel... What a great write up... Thank you! More 

Seattle, Washington
Top Contributor
202 reviews 202 reviews
26 hotel reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Looking for a huge room with a flatscreen TV… this is not the place for you. Looking for a historical hotel experience, one that is dedicated to music history and decorates it's rooms to match the time when the property was built? The Crystal is your place as are all of McMenamin's hotels and historic entertainment/restaurant venues. In fact if... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dametris, Manager at Crystal Hotel, responded to this review

Fantastic unique historic hotel... what an amazing review! You've really done your homework on our company. Thank you for the amazing words, and the time you took to write them. We really appreciate it. More 

Eugene, Oregon
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We have stayed at the Crystal a few times now and have enjoyed each one. Great historic downtown location close to pubic transit. Like other McMennimens hotels, it has all you need plus just the right amount of fun and funky. They are all unique in their own way. We really love their attention to the history of music and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dametris, Manager at Crystal Hotel, responded to this review

Funky Done Right! Yes... I agree; we're not the 'usual'. Our character definitely makes us a little different. Thank you for taking the time to share. We look forward to your return visit! More 

1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We stayed at the hotel with my husband for some alone time. We loved everything.. The staff was amazing. The soaking pool the location. Kind of felt like we were cheating....Love the beautiful lighting. We are going back soon! Thank you to my daughter for making us the reservation!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dametris, Manager at Crystal Hotel, responded to this review

Romantic, indeed! The lovely fringes on our lamp shades are pretty hot! Thank you for sharing... We appreciate you taking the time. Hope to see you soon. More 

Oxford, Mississippi
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
3 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We spent a few nights here on a girls' trip to Portland and I really enjoyed this place! The rooms were extremely eclectic and fun, the historical background of the hotel was really interesting, and the restaurant was fantastic! Some aspects of it were a little strange, like having the community bathroom down the hall, but once you adapted it... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dametris, Manager at Crystal Hotel, responded to this review

I love the heading! Weird, but Awesome! Thank you! And, thank you for sharing. More 

Chico, California
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

My girlfriend and I spent the weekend at the Crystal Hotel on our way up to Seattle for New Years. The Crystal Hotel is great if you like staying at cool antiquated hotels with a fun vibe. Every room is themed after a song that was once played by various bands down in the basement bar and venue. The place... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Dametris, Manager at Crystal Hotel, responded to this review

Quaint Lodging, Fun Atmosphere, thank you! We appreciate the time you took to share, and look forward to your next visit. Thank you! More 

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

101 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (73)
Viewed
Room/suite (31)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (17)
Viewed
View from room (5)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (2)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Other (17)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (28)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (4)
Viewed
Business center/function rooms (1)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
Room/suite (2)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (1)
Viewed
Other (18)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay

Amenities

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question