Having booked my Flight from Brussels to Portland to go and see 'The Spruce Goose' Howard Hughes wonderful creation at McMinnville I so decided to look for a Hotel.
Finally after hunting the Net and not really having any idea about where I was going, as never having been to that part of the World before, I chose 'The Crowne Plaza Hotel Portland-Downtown Convention Center. All seemed very nice, Pressed the button and all was Booked.. 6 nights 5th - 11th March.. Job done
Things happen in Life sometimes that dont have any control over at all. Well it did... a minor Family crisis, and i decided as I was going on my own to see 'The Spruce Goose' another week or two would not matter.
I contacted United Airlines, who were fantastic about it, and cancelled my flight. next the Hotel.
I contacted Booking.Com and they said due to the time difference between Brussels and Portland, they would contact the Hotel and move my booking dates on two weeks..
So I waited...!!!!
Later that day they calle me back and said The Accounts Manager ( I think thats what they called him) had looked at my booking and said that no change or refund was available as this is always happening ..
I had to swallow that bitter pill as I realised I had booked a Non Refundable room.... HHmmm $985.80 down the drain... Im not a big Corparate Empire im just a Little Guy.
I left it a day or so and called the Hotel direct and asked if their was any way they could help me at all as nearly $1000 is alot of money.. They point blank refused as it was booked through a third party... End of subject !!!!!
Or so I thought.. To add insult to injury I checked my Bank Acc and they (Crowne Plaza) have taken another $114.27 from my Acc on 11th March 13............. Speechless
Everything I posted on here can be backed up with documentation and may this be a warning to everyone .. Beware.. Yours Sincerly, Noel Barnes Liege-Belgium
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Portland hotel is close to Oregon Convention Center Located just off I-5, in the heart of downtown Portland, the recently renovated Crowne Plaza Portland - Downtown - Convention Center is a great place to base your next trip to Portland. With a convenient location near Portland International Airport (PDX) and Fareless Square, you will find that getting around the city is a breeze. Within walking distance of our hotel in Portland are major venues like the Oregon Convention Center, Rose Garden Arena and Memorial Coliseum, and our hotel shuttle service is available to take you to these facilities. Also, our hotel is near Fareless Square, where Portland's MAX light rail system will take you downtown, free of charge. Some of the city's best dining, shopping and tourist attractions are within in walking distance of our hotel. Portland's Lloyd Center Mall, just over a mile away, offers great shopping opportunities, or if you'd rather, you can find a quiet haven within the city at the Portland Classical Chinese Gardens, located just over a mile from our downtown Portland hotel. Additionally, we're not far from Portland's Pearl District, the city's most colorful and creative district. Our hotel near Portland International has 11 meeting rooms that can be tailored to fit the needs of your event. With new audio/visual options and free high-speed Internet access, come see why the Crowne Plaza Portland is the Place to Meet. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Crowne Plaza Portland-Downtown Hotel Portland
- Holiday Inn Portland
- Portland Crowne Plaza