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“Nice Change from downtown hotel” 4 of 5 stars
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3935 SW Corbett Avenue, Portland, OR 97239   |  
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Ranked #20 of 40 Portland B&B and Inns
Goldendale Washington
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“Nice Change from downtown hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We stayed only one night as we had tickets to a concert at the star theater and this was closer than staying downtown. We did drive to the theater but you could of easily taken public transportation.
Our room had a king bed and its own bathroom. It was very nice and comfortable. I would stay here again. There was a nice bistro/deli just down the street and several restaurants within a few minutes drive time

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Leander, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

My husband and I stayed 2 nights at Bellaterra B&B and we would love to go again. Ellen was very nice, helpful and informative (we were looking for out of the ordinary things to do). There were tons of things to do close by, restaurants, things in walking distance...but we really enjoyed just laying in bed watching the trees sway through our windows. We very much liked that the house was quiet, lived in, and had some of the special quirks and charms of an older home.

Room Tip: We stayed in the Woodland Room, was very quiet.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

I prefer B&Bs over hotels, and Bellaterra is an example of why I do. My room was nice & clean. There was even a large desk that allowed me to work right in my room. Ellen is such a nice host and I will stay again next time I visit Portland. Super easy to get downtown as the bus stop is just a few minutes away. But I have to say, breakfast by Evan was the real treat. Just let him know what you like and he'll cook to order.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
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O'Fallon, Missouri
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

First of all Ellen is very nice and the room was decorated nicely. But the common areas of the house are very cluttered. The outside of the home is poorly maintained and there are items all over the yard. Ellen was also only seen once and that was a check-in.

The hot breakfast is very poor. One morning for 4 adults 5 total pancakes were served as one of the limited breakfast items to share. Another morning we were served some egg/cucumber combination.

The home could be very nice but it takes effort to run a proper B & B and it appears as if the level of effort is lacking. There are better places to chose from and spend your money

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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San Francisco, CA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

Not too impressed with this place. My BF and I stayed in the Scheherazade room and I found it cramped and uncomfortable. No room to put anything on or walk around. We found out ants roam the room and immediately found and ransacked a bag that I had some fruit in. We had to be careful after that not to leave any food out in the open so they would find it. Most egregious however was that despite staying for 5 nights - we found out no room service done after 1st night (bed not made, trash not taken out). The 2nd night - trash was taken out but bed NEVER made. Subsequent nights - no room service. On 4th night - our little size trash cans were overflowing with leftover boxes and I feared we would get ant invasion so we asked Evan to at least empty the trash. He did comply but didn't make the beds. I've never stayed in a place where no room service was done??? Ellen the inn keeper was very nice and always did her best to give us pointers on where to go in Portland. She doesn't get up until after 11:30am every morning but stays up past midnight. Home looks big from the outside but there are only two rooms to see - the small reading parlour and our room. For such a huge appearing home - I would have thought there were a few more charming rooms we can hang out in. The neighborhood however was lovely and quiet so one can get R&R with no noise disturbance. There is Wifi and usually ample street parking. Last word of warning for the ELDERLY AND INFIRMED travelers - do not come her as it sits on a STEEP hill - you have to carry your bags up about 10 steps on the outside to get to front door and then another 7 steps inside to get to the 2nd floor and the rooms. I am not holding it against the B&B but if you are elderly and have any walking/hip/knee issues and have no help - do not stay here.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Vancouver, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

We stayed for two nights in the Woodland Room. Some aspects of the place are very nice - the old house has some good bones - wooden stairs, some interesting wood mouldings, decent shower, etc. However, many aspects were very strange and/or disappointing. There is a microwave and a bar fridge stacked incongruously on a table in the bedroom - it would be better to just have these things available in the dining room. The bed was squeaky and overly springy, though otherwise comfortable.

The main areas were the least attractive - the comments by others about a hoarder's paradise are apt. The dining room has a paper-strewn piano against one wall, there were papers underfoot at the table, boxes piled on every available surface, an old 13" TV stacked on a chair and napkins draped over piles of things (presumably to hide them).

Breakfast was poor - essentially serve yourself, including a pile of scrambled eggs served on a plate and handed around. The only thing set on the table was a plate, knife and fork. All the food was on a sideboard or in a small bar fridge. There was no butter at the table, and the bar fridge was stuffed so full, it was hard to tell what was in it.

There was a toaster oven and a coffee maker on the sideboard, but only one would operate at a time. There was a note taped to one saying that they should not be operated at the same time or else a breaker would trip. Another guest turned on the toaster, not noticing that the coffeemaker was on, so naturally the power went out. The innkeeper was not present at breakfast, so we didn't know where to go to reset the breaker when this happened, so no toast for us.

With some attention, I think this could be a very nice place, but the owner doesn't seem to appreciate the norms of running a B&B (neatness and cleanliness are very important!). Given the deficiencies, I found the price of $140 (+$15 tax) quite high, though it does seem as if Portland hotel prices in the summer are exceptionally high anyway. In comparison, it's still a relatively inexpensive place to stay, but could be so much better with not much more effort.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Colorado Springs
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

The host couldn't do enough for us, she is very knowledgeable about the area and related to us very well. We stayed in the Scheherazade room which was grandly decorated and had the coolest sink ever!

The communal area was a bit cluttered but full of useful books, magazines and fliers on the area.

It is located in a friendly part of town roughly 2 mins walk away from a bus stop which takes you to downtown (buses run every 20 mins or less). There is free on-street parking which is also very useful.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Bellaterra Bed and Breakfast

Address: 3935 SW Corbett Avenue, Portland, OR 97239
Location: United States > Oregon > Portland
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 40 B&Bs / Inns in Portland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Creatively elegant rooms with private baths in our newly-restored Victorian residence. Located in Lair Hill, .7 mi to OHSU, Pill Hill, and South Waterfront; 1 mi to PSU & downtown. Easy transportation: buses, bike path, ample street parking. Nice walks in neighborhood and nearby in woods and on riverfront. There are views of the Willamette River and Mt. Hood from the east-facing rooms, bright south-facing rooms, evergreens off the north (Woodland) room, and mature trees all around. Each room is designed to set the guest's imagination on the path to another time or place. ... more   less 

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