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“Upscale accommodations at a reasonable price” 5 of 5 stars
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Red Lion Hotel on the River - Jantzen Beach
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   909 N. Hayden Island Drive, Portland, OR 97217 (Formerly Doubletree)   |  
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Ranked #50 of 133 Hotels in Portland
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Bend, OR
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Upscale accommodations at a reasonable price”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

On our last jaunt to Portland (half business/half fun), I really wanted to stay at a swanky little boutique hotel, but finances nixed that idea. We remembered the Red Lion (where they have an excellent park & fly program, by the way), and were relieved when the room rate was so reasonable. Even more delighted when we got there and the room was almost...swanky! Our room was super spacious, very clean (I'm a nut about that), and very well appointed. They paid attention to the details, with a beautiful bathroom (and nice amenities), modern touches (dark woods, marble, etc.), and most importantly, a very comfortable bed (and pillows). I always appreciate having a fridge and micro when we travel, too. We did not get one of the view (or balcony) rooms, but we were traveling with our dog, and liked having easy access to the exit/entry door so we could take her on walks (fabulous walking trail right there). They are very pet-friendly, and there's just a small extra charge for them. It is a huge facility, clearly geared up for conventions, but we felt right at home for our little adventure. Easy access to I-5 made it simple to zoom all over Portland. Yes, next time we'll ask for one of the rooms overlooking the gorgeous Columbia River and bridge, but we were happy campers this time.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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redlionjbpdx, Director of Sales at Red Lion Hotel on the River - Jantzen Beach, responded to this review, November 16, 2012
What a joy to read your review.... we are honored that you took the time to tell others about your stay and do hope that the next trip to our area you not only will enjoy our surroundings but we'll be sure you get one of those great rooms overlooking the mighty Columbia River!

Again, thanks so much for lettting others know about us!

Happy travels!

Lori Main
Director of Sales & Marketing
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

We stayed for 7 nights. The rooms are very clean, fresh and well appointed. Took the tip from other travelers and got a room with a beautiful view of the Columbia river. Since we were also attending a conference there, we were in many of the rooms used for conferences. All rooms were clean and well organized for the meetings. Many of the rooms had access to the outdoors and views of the river. The entire staff, restaurant, housekeeping, maintenance and front desk were extremely pleasant and helpful. There is a lovely walk of about 1 mile along the river. The only hitch that we had was with the airport shuttle. Would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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redlionjbpdx, Director of Sales at Red Lion Hotel on the River - Jantzen Beach, responded to this review, November 15, 2012
We get a number of fun reviews but to hear that you think we ROCK takes this month's prize for putting us in the best mood! Thank you for taking time to tell others what you think of Red Lion Hotel on the River... I will be certain to pass on to our entire team that you think they ROCK.... and I can say, I completely agree!

Next time you come to our area I, on behalf of our entire team, sure do hope you will allow us to be of service to you and we will ROCK right along with you.

Happy travels to you!

Lori Main
Director of Sales & Marketing
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012 via mobile

This hotel was gorgeous. Nice hotel with the water steps away. Rooms were large, open and clean. The hotel was busy but once in our rooms we felt like we were the only ones in the hotel. Hotel staff were very friendly.

We used this hotel as a pit stop for some shopping on our way back to Canada

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

My sister and I stayed for six nites recently and enjoyed the hotel location and amenities. The room had a microwave and refrigerator that came in handy. I was a bit dissapointed that breakfast was not included for the price we paid, but the microwave came in handy for that. the coffee supplied was amazing. We usually don't like the coffee provided and brought our own, but didn't need to use it! Beds were extremely comfortable, but really - can't you get sheets that fit the mattress?? Hot tub was great - pool was closed since it was November. I'd stay again.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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redlionjbpdx, Director of Sales at Red Lion Hotel on the River - Jantzen Beach, responded to this review, November 14, 2012
Thank you for letting others know about your experience with us at Red Lion Hotel on the River. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time with us. It's a reality that there are many choices to stay in the area and want to take this moment to thank you for allowing us to be of service to you. We do hope to have the honor again when you next visit our area.

Happy Travels

Lori Main
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

We stayed 3 nights for a convention. The hotel room was very clean, unusually roomy and nicely decorated. The bathroom was large and very nice. There was an additional sink with great lighting - great for make-up. Also a mw and mini-fridge. There was a fabulous view from our window of the Columbia River. The restaurant had an even better view of the river. We used the hotel airport shuttle twice and had no problems with wait times, although some others in our conference complained of waiting. The meeting rooms were large, turned over quickly and even equipped with recycling bins. The staff was welcoming and very efficient. Almost forgot - the beds and pillows were very comfy and many easily accessible stairwells.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

Quality and comfortable. Plenty good.
Nice restraurant with river view.
You might see a small dog up on the 3rd floor
(seems to be the trend) but even so a very good stay.
Room window opened for fresh air option.
Would stay again.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

We stayed here 5 nights and had 5 dinners in the hotel (Jensen Beach bar and grill). Boated the up and down the Columbia and the Willamette River. It is a gorgeous scenic boating or fishing destination. The restaurant has fine food and service, fresh fish and truly homemade desserts. The rooms and the restaurant both have a romantic setting with river view. The suites are larger than usual with new clean look, large windows, gas fire place and private balcony. Well landscaped courtyard and river walking/jogging trail. Skilled barista to make coffee drinks in the morning. Hotel Security was assuring to periodically check on our boat. Smaller boats (30’) can tie off between the dock and the shore so you will be protected from waves and not tie up the space for the Crouse Ship that comes every two weeks. We had good coffee and pastry in the morning; I did not pay attention to their full breakfast.

Room Tip: Corner Suites: 296, 396, 496, have a gorgeous view of the courtyard and the river. Big windows, priv...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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redlionjbpdx, Director of Sales at Red Lion Hotel on the River - Jantzen Beach, responded to this review, October 31, 2012
We are so appreciative of the time you took to share your hotel with others on TripAdvisor. We are very happy that you were able to take advantage of the dock and enjoy the hotel's offerings.

The mighty Columbia River and the Willamette truly are wonderful to explore -- next visit perhaps you can bring your kayaks and wander through the estuary just west of the hotel.... kayaking the Columbia takes some expertise, but the estuary is wonderful and the entire West Hayden Island a marvel to explore.

Again, thank you for your kind comments.

Happy travels!

Lori Main
Director of Sales & Marketing
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Address: 909 N. Hayden Island Drive, Portland, OR 97217 (Formerly Doubletree)
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Location: United States > Oregon > Portland
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#7 Green Hotel in Portland
#33 Business Hotel in Portland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Red Lion Hotel on the River - Jantzen Beach 3*
Number of rooms: 320
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Portland, Oregon. Located on the Columbia River, directly across the border from Washington State, Red Lion Hotel on the River is a prime location for the vacation, leisure, business and conference traveler. Tennis courts, pool, hot tub, fitness center and 320 guest rooms with pillow top mattresses, triple sheeting and down duvets as well as refrigerators, microwaves, coffee makers, irons/ironing boards create the home away from home you want while you are on the road. Red Lion Hotel on the River - Jantzen Beach is conveniently located on the scenic Columbia River, just minutes from downtown Portland and 15 minutes from the Portland International Airport. We do provide complimentary transportation with-in a 4 mile radius. Our easily accessible and central location is close to all Portland attractions, major businesses and the spectacular Columbia River Gorge. The Jantzen Beach shopping complex is less than a half-mile away.Our 320 guest rooms, including 24 suites, feature private balconies, some with river, pool and tennis court views. All rooms offer free wi-fi, 32" LCD televisions featuring 60 channels including HBO, major movie, news, sports and special interest programming. In every room you will find refrigerators, microwaves, coffee makers, in-room safes and bed side desk phones. Jantzen Beach Bar & Grill offers a wide variety of all the northwest has to offer serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Let your hair down on Friday and Saturday nights in JB's Night Club & Lounge where you can dance the night away to a variety of current music and take in the spectacular view of the Columbia River. Featuring Northwest beers and wines.If you enjoy the outdoors, boating, fishing, jet skiing, sailing and snow skiing are just a few of the activities you'll find nearby. Golf enthusiasts can choose from five championship golf courses within a short distance from the hotel. If shopping is your pleasure, enjoy tax-free shopping at Jantzen Beach shopping complex. If you need to be near the University of Portland, Portland State University or Concordia University, we're your hotel of choice, hosting teams, parents, graduation parties and meetings.Our iCare, iCan trained staff ensures your stay is comfortable and exceeds your expectations. For over 3 decades we have been making memories for our guests...we look forward to the opportunity to help make some for you. ... more   less 
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