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“Ok location, great staff” 4 of 5 stars
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River's Edge Hotel & Spa
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   0455 Southwest Hamilton Court, Portland, OR 97239 (Formerly Avalon Hotel & Spa)   |  
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Ranked #37 of 132 hotels in Portland
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Pleasant Hill, California
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16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Ok location, great staff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here on business, a large picture fell off the wall above my bed, luckily didn't hit me. The staff was awesome about it though, investigated and fixed it right away and didn't charge me for parking and gave me free breakfast. The restaurant is very nice right on the river. The rooms are fairly updated, the beds are comfy and the staff is over the top friendly. It's not what i would consider a 4 star even though Hotwire rated it that, I would say 3 maybe 3 1/2ish

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013 via mobile

What a great location for a Sunday brunch (overlooking a quiet river with no industry or huge skyscrapers) which is what we did after staying in a very well appointed room with everything we needed. Thoroughly recommend.

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Mukilteo, Washington, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

Excellent place to take a break from the traditional busy, noisy, high end hotel. Has a boutique type appeal including spa. The rooms have a beautiful decor, homey atmosphere and a private balcony facing the river. I treated my in-laws to a week end stay for their 14th anniversary and was not disappointed by their reaction "it was an absolutely wonderful room".

  • Stayed September 2013, 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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Montebello, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

First time in Portland, we chose the River's Edge, and we're glad we did! Found the modern hotel on travelportland.com after asking for river view hotels. We booked a river view room and received one on the 4th floor,filtered view of the river, with wifi & flat screen tv.. Hotel in a park-like location with filtered views of the river (tall trees has grown up to 5th floor); and located in the South Wharf district, a quiet business park. Breakfast included in a river view restaurant, complimentary spa, free valet parking, and coupon deals if booked through travelportland.com. Loved the location, excellent service of staff, gorgeous river view at the restaurant, and quiet, relaxing admosphere. Breakfast was good as you gaze the extent of the river with joggers passing by. Rooms were a little larger than average hotel rooms with a large balcony. The hotel is away from the hustle and bustle (noise) of downtown Portland, but a trolley car is 2 blocks away. (Can't hear any traffic or street car noise.) Get the $5 all day pass and ride all the cars & buses to see Portland. Go to see the Lan Su Gardens and to the 35floor of the Portland Hotel after lunch to see a 360 degree of the Portland skyline with no crowds. When in Portland, we'll only stay at the River's Edge!

Room Tip: Choose a river view room, higher floor. We asked for a standard river view room but on the 4th or 5...
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Green Features: Recycling, free rental bikes, towel and sheet exchange if customer indicates (to save water), eco company toilettries
  • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Seattle, Washington
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

A very nice, super-clean and very comfortable hotel, with the friendliest staff and comfiest beds. Large, comfortable room with large couch and great bathroom. Very fresh - saw no signs of worn anything which previous reviewers referred to. Gorgeous restaurant setting overlooking the river - good breakfast! Highly recommended.

Room Tip: We were assigned a hillside room so didn't have a view of the river, but we arrived in the eveni...
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Green Features: Great that this hotel adheres to environmentally friendly practices. Love the center-less soap:)
Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

Spent two great nights at River's Edge Hotel and Spa. Had a River view Suite which was perfect --- huge room, nice view from the 5th floor, clean and everything worked. The private balcony was nice too!

The old style TVs were no big deal for us. the two TVs in the room worked fine and were plenty big enough. The Internet also worked well.

The only odd thing, which everyone else comments on, is the valet parking. Seems like folks should be able to park their own cars since the lot is right across from the hotel.

The bar is a great place to hang out with a fabulous view of the river, decent drinks and good food. We had complimentary breakfast in the restaurant which was a super-nice touch.

The location is nice if you want to feel like you're close to the city but also in a more scenic place. The bus stop is a block or so away, there are biking trails and it's a quick drive to downtown.

The staff throughout the hotel were great - friendly, helpful, easygoing.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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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Buffalo Grove, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Spent a great weekend at the River's Edge. Staff Was very friendly and helpful. Location was great with a short drive to downtown, airport and hiking on the Gorge. Ordered room service and the food was quite good as well. Workout facilities had everything very impressive for a hotel. Even experienced great spa treatments. I had a deep tissue massage and my wife had a body polish. Both were exceptional. Overall great experience. Will Stay again when in Portland.

Room Tip: Had a "view of the river" Great room but cant really see river through trees. Balcony was...
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  • Stayed September 2013, 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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Additional Information about River's Edge Hotel & Spa

Address: 0455 Southwest Hamilton Court, Portland, OR 97239 (Formerly Avalon Hotel & Spa)
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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 ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#13 Luxury Hotel in Portland
#15 Green Hotel in Portland
#29 Romantic Hotel in Portland
#37 Spa Hotel in Portland
#39 Family Hotel in Portland
#41 Business Hotel in Portland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — River's Edge Hotel & Spa 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
River’s Edge Hotel & Spa is an environmentally-friendly, 99-room luxury boutique hotel located at the edge of Portland’s South Waterfront District, an emerging mixed-use neighborhood integrating alternative transportation, parks and trails, green building practices, retail, restaurants and healthy living with art and design. Perched on the banks of the Willamette River just minutes from downtown Portland, River’s Edge offers travelers the sophistication and warm hospitality of the Pacific Northwest. Guests and visitors enjoy classic service, modern amenities and comforts expected from Portland boutique hotels, making River’s Edge Hotel & Spa a favorite among all Portland waterfront hotels. Among the hotel’s valued amenities are its luxurious two-level, 13,000-square-foot full-service spa, salon and fitness center as well as Aquariva restaurant and bar. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Avalon Hotel And Spa
Avalon Hotel Portland

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