I stay in the Portland area for work quite often and have stayed at this property a few times. As much as I really want to love this hotel, I have to say it has a bit of an identity crisis. I like it because it has more character than the typical Holiday Inn and HIX that I normally stay at. It is also usually pretty reasonably priced, has free parking, and I'm usually given free breakfast. So it's a good value overall. When you walk in you are greeted by a beautiful atrium that goes up 6 floors and includes some nice water features. You can tell it's an older hotel, but has gone through some updates over the years. On this occasion, I was upgraded to a fantastic corner suite, which is a true two room suite, and much appreciated. Again, while the room feels a bit dated, it was furnished with two large LCD TV's (one bedroom, one living room) and modern furnishings. We went to bed thinking we had scored a fantastic stay. However, about 5:00 am we woke to a very chilly room. I got up to turn up the heat and noticed that it only seemed to get colder. Sure enough the vents were blowing out cold air. I double checked that the thermostat was set to heat and not cool, but it still did nothing but blow out cold air. It said the room temp was 51 degrees even though we had the "heat" cranked for an hour. We then went to take a quick shower and head out, but the shower handle would just spin and no water would come out. We had the front desk clerk come up and he couldn't get either the heat or the water to work in the room. He did send us to another room to get ready for the day (we were only staying 1 night) and apologized. We got ready and went down for breakfast. While I appreciate the free breakfast buffet, this is an area that could use a bit of an improvement. Honestly, the buffet at HIX tend to be better. The waffles in the chafing dish were cold and the other items were pretty limited. Also, there is only 1 person acting as hostess, server, buffet stocker, and room service delivery. However, if you just want to grab some toast and a yogurt, it works fine.
If this hotel does have so much potential and I would stay here more often, but they do have a few issues to work out. If you are looking for a great value that is much more interesting than the normal Holiday Inn and HIX, I would still recommend this hotel. Like I said earlier, I really want to love this hotel, but it has a few things to work on.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the newly refreshed Crowne Plaza Portland Lake Oswego Hotel. This summer, as the flower baskets cascade to the sidewalks,the flower beds are in full bloom, is the perfect time to visit and enjoy your Oregon experience. Located at I-5, exit 292 Kruse Way and HWY 217, only 10 minutes away from downtown Portland, the Oregon Golf Club & close by Beaverton's High Tech area, Lewis and Clark College, OHSU, PCC and the Oregon Convention Center. Complimentary hotel shuttle service to downtown Lake Oswego, Lewis and Clark, OHSU, Mentor Graphics, and Xerox as well as any location within three miles. Tax free shopping at Woodburn Co. Stores, Bridgeport Village or Washington Square. Whether your visit brings you to us for business or pleasure, the Crowne Plaza is ready to serve you! When traveling alone, with a group or your family, our accommodations were designed with you in mind. For extra comfort, pamper yourself in one of our spacious two room guest suites. Enjoy our new Mediterranean style cuisine in Basil's Kitchen where your table is waiting. Drop by and enjoy your favorite cocktail at Basil's Bar and catch a game on the new plasma TV. Relax after a long day in our indoor/ outdoor pool, hot tub and sauna, or workout in our fitness center. Our expert catering team has ranked # 1 in Meetings Satisfaction for weddings, banquets, meetings and special events. Our Crowne Meetings Director is waiting to help you with your next event. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Crowne Plaza Portland Lake Osego Hotel Lake Oswego
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