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Palms Motel

3801 N. Interstate Ave., Portland, OR 97227
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Ranked #94 of 133 Hotels in Portland
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Made a last minute trip to Portland on a Friday. Got a $70 rate- very much on the cheap side- so I wasn't expecting much. When I first entered I noticed the parking lot area needs some up-keep, the coin laundry room was a mess, and a few loiterers were hanging around. Right then I though I made a mistake.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Any hotel that was still available over the Columbus Day weekend, and that was close to downtown or the Northwest and Pearl districts, were really pricey. This motel seemed to be the best option, in terms of the location, price and the reviews that I read. When we first arrived, it looked kind of seedy and we wondered what sort... More 

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Somerville, TN
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Ok, you get what you pay for here. It was cheaply priced, clean enough, except for the carpet (no bare feet for me) within walking distance to restaurants and bars, AC worked well. Refrigerator . Management friendly. Stayed one night with a large group of friends. It was sufficient for our needs.

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Midhurst, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We stayed here for a total of four nights while on a road trip through Washington and Oregon. While it is nothing special, it was clean, service was friendly and the location right beside the yellow line meant that we could get in and out of the city quickly and cheaply. Laundry room was an added asset. Recommend if all... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Coming to Portland on a weekend in the summer and trying to book at the last minute put us in a pinch. The Palms Motel was one of the only--if not the only--option less than $250 per night (not joking) that was actually still within the city itself. PROS: Location is pretty good! On the Yellow MAX line, as well... More 

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Eureka, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

I was recently on an Oregon road trip, and I decided to spend a few nights in Portland. I chose the Palm Motel, and I sure am glad that I did! Excellent value, nice room, very convenient to the MAX line. I did not want to spend a lot on a place to stay, but I wanted the place to... More 

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Deer Island, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Although we didn't get the $51.04 from last time that we were promised when we phoned in our reservation this time (a different person at the desk than on the phone), and although our promised repeat room 37 was occupied, Room 69 was every bit as good. Clean, great King bed, table with 2 chairs, sideboard with coffee maker and... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

We should have taken a hint when the manager met us in Bare Feet on the filthy carpet in the tiny, i.e. non existent, lobby. But we continued on to the room. The furniture had to have come from dumpster diving. The only chair in the room was stained and disgusting. The carpet was worse, sticky and moist. The headboard... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

Room was small and very dark - hot water was none existent and the fridge sounded like a jumbo jet !. i had to get up and turn it off in the night as it was so noisy. Whole place is run down and cheap looking - was glad to leave.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

After a misunderstanding the owner called to the room and yelled at us over the phone. He was utterly unaccommodating and bearish in his approach. Probably the worst, most unreasonable customer service I have ever seen. After which, feeling uncomfortable to stay, after 10 mins past checking in the owner refused to refund the money after a dispute and in... More 

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