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Nordic Motel

#22 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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
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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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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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Kennewick
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I got to spend 3 lovely nights at the Nordic while in town for business. Room was clean and comfortable, the shower head was fabulous, no cheap water saver there! Loved the wall colors, the door lock was top end, just hold card to it, no need to slide it. It really showed pride of ownership, which I don't find... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I don't know what all good reviews are for? We have stayed at many other places along the way for much less money. And a $20 deposit paid up front.? They say they will refund it, we will see how that goes in the morning. In the morning, as you leave you have to wait while the cleaning staff checks... More 

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NORDICJP, Owner at Nordic Motel, responded to this review

We are terribly sorry to learn of your poor experience, but stand behind our clearly stated room policies. Room cleanliness is a primary concern to us as well as our guests, and apologize if the deposit procedure was an inconvenience for you. We thank you for leaving the room in a tidy state and for following our stated policies, and... More 

Glen Allen, VA
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30 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My mother, sister and nephew came out to Portland for my Wedding reception at my house. I found this place well reviewed on TripAdvisor and booked for 3 nights. On the night of the reception, my family left around 9:00 and went back to the hotel. Apparently, the staff caught my sister smoking in the room. She said she was... More 

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NORDICJP, Owner at Nordic Motel, responded to this review

Because we consistently stand behind our clearly-stated non-smoking policy for rooms at all times, our many guests are able to rely on a hypo-allergenic, clean lodging experience every time they stay with us. Unfortunately, we do have guests who choose to disobey our policies at times, and again - we stand behind our policies when managing these issues. It is... More 

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