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Nordic Motel

#25 of 133 Hotels in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
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11942 NE Sandy Blvd., Portland, OR 97220
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 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
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

I'm usually pretty apprehensive about motels, but Nordic is worth the stay. The rooms look more hotel-esque than motel-esque. TV, CD, DVD player, comfortable beds, air conditioning and a clean bathroom -- what more could one ask for? All the staff were incredibly friendly and helpful and they offer coffee and tea. I would come back again!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My son and I experienced friendly staff and a clean room, with nice TV/fridge/microwave and comfy bed. The room smelled good when we first got in, but with the AC running smelled overpoweringly like urine all night. Had to cover my nose with the sheet to sleep. :( When calling for reservations, I also got the, "I'm working outside, call... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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16 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nordic was just what the doc ordered, clean comfortable and good location. The check in and out was pleasant and easy and efficient. Best comment I can make is, 'Will stay again on our next trip to Portland.'

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Nordic Motel is a family run operation and the pride the owner's take in their business really shines through. The Nordic may not be in the nicest or most convenient part of town, but you really get a lot of bang for your buck. The room we stayed in was very clean and had useful amenities like a vanity,... More 

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Perth, Australia
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19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Booked this motel off others reviews and with a budget for a 5 night stay in Portland. Check in was uncomplicated and easy, there is a $20 cleaning fee but that is less than the pre-authorisation any other hotel puts on your CC when you arrive and it was returned to us with no fuss at the end of the... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Booked yesterday as we passed through Portland based on other people's decent reviews for family lodging. BIG MISTAKE! When we arrived there was nobody at the front desk so we rang. Unfriendly lady comes out from rear closet where she appeared to be sleeping. Eventually we get to see the room and within seconds of entering my kids are complaining... More 

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Maple Grove, Minnesota
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188 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Getting the possible negatives out of the way first - yes this motel is in an industrial area, and the nearby homes would be described as lower middle class at best, but as a suburbanite from Minnesota I felt completely safe here. The train didn't bother us at all, and I am a very light sleeper. There aren't many restaurants... More 

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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed one night before flying out of Portland Airport. Our "suite" was spacious, modern and very comfortable. Our friendly "hostess" at the front desk directed us to a wonderful nearby restaurant for dinner, and we returned for breakfast before a short trip to PDX for our flight. Highly recommend.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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25 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My family really enjoyed our two-night stay at the Nordic Motel. We stayed in the family unit, number 8, which provided spacious, comfortable rooms that were well-maintained and attractive. Lots of nice unexpected touches, lovely linens. The proprietors were welcoming and helpful. We smoothly booked online through the motel's website, which I found easier and less expensive than booking through... More 

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Minneapolis
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42 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here in early August fir our first two night in Oregon and the again our last night. It is convenient to the airport and not difficult to get to downtown Portland, either. It was also a very convenient home base for the Mt.Hood loop drive. The rooms are as advertised: newly remodeled, all- new eveverything it seemed. The... More 

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