This is a case in which my pursuit of a great deal resulted in a number of awkward moments. My daughter and I were coming to Portland, specifically Delta Park, for a sports tournament. While for previous events we had stayed at a chain hotel, I saw a screaming rate at the Portlander, recent renovations, a La-Z-Boy recliner! yes!, and went for it. Movie theater on site? Restaurants? Other enhanced amenities? We can definitely do without the indoor pool, etc., plus it's so so close!
Well, stop at the part where the description says TRUCK STOP. And if you have any choice whatsoever, do NOT take a room in the east wing. The even numbered rooms are subjected to live country music from the lounge next door every Friday and Saturday nights, and the odd numbered rooms have to deal with idling semis [which is expected because it's a truck stop ...]
Furnshings aspired to be "better" but fell short. The AC unit in our room worked well! but it was anchored on the wall with a wrap of electrical tape. The bathroom had clearly been remodeled recently with a nice laminate flooring, but after your shower if you let the door swing open it yielded a distinct puddle in the doorway. The shower itself was very clean, with nice workmanship in the tiling, but there should have been a light in the stall itself.
Overall cleanliness passed my test -- shower as mentioned, toilet + sink, floors in general [some carpet stains in front of the fridge], clean microwave & fridge, flat surfaces wiped clean. But unfortunately we were in an even numbered room so kept up until midnight with music and exiting patrons, and worse we were near the entrance so we were privy to smokers' conversations. [sigh]
Pluses: The housekeepers were very friendly, and upon check in the front desk attendant was very responsive. Convenient location, convenience store + restaurant + $3 cinema [we didn't get to see either movie, but it was nice that it was there if we could!] General cleanliness, price. La-Z-Boy! Free Wi-Fi
Minuses: noise. noise. low-rent furnishings. It just wasn't a good fit for my daughter & me.
Net: I owe her an apology and unfortunately won't return.
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