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“Good value in a nice location” 4 of 5 stars
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Holiday Inn Express Portland Downtown
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   2333 NW Vaughn St, Portland, OR 97210 (Northwest District)   |  
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Ranked #27 of 132 hotels in Portland
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“Good value in a nice location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

I stayed one night here - didn't know Portland but found I could walk / ride the tram to everywhere I wanted to visit. Good example of a good Holiday Inn Express - safe area, pleasant clean room, clean self-service laundry, free strong wifi, clean bathroom with good strong shower, good breakfast. Friendly service. Would recommend.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Tiffany P, Guest Experience Champion at Holiday Inn Express Portland Downtown, responded to this review, March 2, 2014
Hello rebshep

Thank you for your review of your recent stay with us. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay, and all the things our hotel has to offer. We appreciate the feedback and we hope to see you again soon!
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Garden Valley, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

We and another couple spent 3 nights here and were so impressed with the accomodations and the staff. The full free breakfasts are great! Try the biscuits & gravy. I really liked the scrambled eggs and the omelets. If we were missing anything in our rooms, they were right up with the replacement. Great internet service, too. I highly recommend this location and will stay here again when in Portland.

  • Stayed February 2014, 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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Tiffany P, Guest Experience Champion at Holiday Inn Express Portland Downtown, responded to this review, February 23, 2014
Hi edunn782

Thank you for your review! We are overjoyed to hear about the positive experience you had with our breakfast, and staff. We can't wait to see you again the next time you're in Portland!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

We stayed in Portland as part of new England road trip. The hotel is fairly standard holiday inn, but does the job well. Nice helpful staff and good location for seeing Portland. Portland is a great place to visit.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Tiffany P, Guest Experience Champion at Holiday Inn Express Portland Downtown, responded to this review, February 17, 2014
Hi there Liz G

Thank you for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. Please consider us during your next visit to Portland!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Everything in Portland was a 5min car ride or 30 min walk away. Room was clean and room service was timely and good. Everybody was friendly at the front desk every day. The breakfast could use a little more love, but free is still free.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tiffany P, Guest Experience Champion at Holiday Inn Express Portland Downtown, responded to this review, February 16, 2014
Dear greg o

Thank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback about our breakfast. We are in the process of introducing some delicious new breakfast items! We hope you will come back and see us soon to try them out.

Tiffany Patterson
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Edmonds, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

We stayed here for our 2nd night as part of a road trip. The location seemed random at first but was very convenient for getting around Portland and onto the freeway. The building was older than many Holiday Inns we have stayed in but it was clean and well maintained. All the staff we encountered while staying here were very friendly. We had a spacious corner room with a mini fridge and microwave and it was fairly quiet considering it's proximity to some fairly busy roads. We were able to walk down the street a couple blocks to an up and coming neighborhood that had a lot of cute restaurants. We ate at a kid-friendly Italian place. In the evening we were able to get to Lloyd Center Mall very quickly and go ice skating at the indoor rink. In the morning we had the breakfast downstairs at the hotel and then were able to hop on the freeway to go to the Oregon Zoo. I would recommend staying here as a good central location when visiting the Portland area.

Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Tiffany P, Guest Experience Champion at Holiday Inn Express Portland Downtown, responded to this review, January 15, 2014
Hello snowgirltwentytwo

Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review. We are indeed located near some very neat entertainment spots here in Portland! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us, and we do hope to see you again soon!


Tiffany Patterson
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76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

With the exception of the "Hotwire" experience....there's really nothing I can seriously fault this place for. It's clean, well run, free parking, free wifi, varied breakfast choice in a clean dining room, handy essentials store, wonderful room service , comfortable beds and in an excellent location. Get in your car and you right on the 30/405 or walk a block and you're right in the middle of hoping 23 Ave + streetcar access. 5 Star hotels are nice but stuffy and overpriced for everything. Bringing the family to Portland for a few days I couldn't as for anything better. Pricing was more than reasonable...but from this experience DON'T use Hotwire/Expedia. I paid 27% MORE than the other guests and on top of that, I wasn't able to accumulate rewards points through Holiday Inn because I booked through Hotwire/Expedia......

Room Tip: One elevator for alot of rooms.....if going in and out alot maybe go for a lower floor.
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Tiffany P, Guest Experience Champion at Holiday Inn Express Portland Downtown, responded to this review, January 5, 2014
Hi kenpat

Thank you for your review of your recent stay with us. We are delighted to hear that you were able to take advantage of everything our location has to offer! Please contact us here at the hotel during your next trip to Portland so we can be sure that you earn all your IHG Rewards Club points on your reservation!

Thanks again!
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Tucson, AZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Stayed 3 nights and was delighted with every aspect. Clean, quiet and comfortable. Very good mattress and the sheets felt expensive, so soft. The complimentary breakfast did not have the waffle maker like many do, but the hot items were scrambled eggs and bacon one morning, and cheese omelets and sausage the next, with biscuits and gravy both days. Plus the usual assortment of breads, juices, and yogurts, plus 3 flavors of coffee and a good selection of teas. I am always impressed by Portland's commitment to being green and even took a photo of the recycling center in the breakfast area. Front desk was very helpful several times to answer questions, give us a free toothpaste (I expected to buy it in the small convenience mart off the lobby) and sell stamps. In addition to free WiFi, there is a guest computer with free printer, which was very convenient for boarding passes. Enjoyed the comfortable sitting area off the lobby near a nice fire. Room and bathroom were spacious. Bath & Body Works citrus toiletries and even a facial cleansing moist cloth were a nice touch. We also used the guest laundry and saw many using the indoor pool. The corner of Vaughn and 23rd is not picturesque, BUT within walking distance (if you don't want to drive around looking for the on-street parking), several blocks down 23rd is a charming area with a wide variety of many great restaurants and boutiques. There might be a guide or map because not all are on 23rd, such as a Middle Eastern on 21st which our son said has belly dancing on 21st (I think). This is such a terrific value and will stay here again as we have family in Portland.

Room Tip: Only tip is the elevator is slow and if you don't want to climb stairs to the upper floors, go w...
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  • Stayed December 2013, 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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Tiffany P, Guest Experience Champion at Holiday Inn Express Portland Downtown, responded to this review, January 5, 2014
Hello Sunsetwoman1

Thank you for taking the time out to write your review! We appreciate such positive feedback from our guests. We hope that you will choose to stay with us again on your next trip to Portland, and get a chance to check out our great pancake machine!
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Address: 2333 NW Vaughn St, Portland, OR 97210
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Location: United States > Oregon > Portland > Northwest District
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#26 Family Hotel in Portland
#26 Romantic Hotel in Portland
#27 Business Hotel in Portland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Portland Downtown 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our guests enjoy a great location and amenities including complimentary parking, deluxe Continental breakfast, high-speed Internet, indoor pool, hot tub, and fitness room. The Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Portland NW Downtown is located in the Historic Nob Hill Shopping District and Northwest Industrial Area of downtown Portland. Enjoy the convenience of being within walking distance to the Portland Streetcar and bus lines. We are a short commute to the Rose Garden Arena, Oregon Convention Center, Montgomery Park Building, Roseland Theatre, Crystal Ballroom, PGE Park, Good Samaritan Hospital, Emmanuel Hospital, Oregon Health Sciences University, University of Portland, Portland State University, Washington Park, Multnomah Athletic Club, and many Portland landmarks. ... more   less 
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