After reading multiple negative reviews, we came prepared for the worst but were pleasantly suprised by our stay at the Avalon.
After arriving early to Portland on the train, we were able to check in early to our room which was a welcome relief. The room was very clean and well apointed with a nice deck overlooking the river. The bathrooms were spacious and spotless with a nice separate tub and shower.
We settled in and then headed into town to meet up with friends. The Avalon provides a great service through their private towncar that will take you into the downtown corridor and back. We used this service multiple times with no problems ... it was quite conveient. Additioanlly, the streetcar runs within about a 1/2 mile of the hotel which was very convenient.
We had heard problems with the level of soundproofing but experienced
no problems unless our deck door was open allowing us to hear the ladies on the next deck over.
The fitness center in the Spa was wonderful with a nice, large workout area and private men's and women's spas, steam rooms, and saunas. It was a very lovely atmosphere to work out in.
The only downside was the continental breakfast provided by the hotel. While our friends staying at the Embassy Suites had omelettes cooked to order and other breakfast items provided on the house, the Avalon only provided some small pastries and overripe fruit. This is the only area I would say they should work on.
Overall, our experience was very positive at the Avalon.
- 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