Unlike most I was attracted to The Palms after seeing its fantastic neon palm tree sign complete with blue monkey. After checking out the prices I made my reservations for two nights and anxiously awaited to see if my blind faith would see me through.
The Palms is extremely easy to find- the sign doesn't let you down, even in the day time. It's a quick 3 minutes from I-5 on N Interstate. The nice thing about a hotel that is outside of downtown (besides the reduced rates) is the lack of noise. Even with the MAX (light rail) right outside there is minimal outside noise.
I was pleasantly surprised with my room. It seemed recently renovated and everything was in average-to-great condition. The bed (king sized) had a soft mattress and three pillows of average quality. The TV was impressive with lot's of channels (Direct TV). The bathroom was average, and actually bigger than I would have guessed. No problems EXCEPT, I did notice some ants; just a few at first but by the end of my stay there was a little army. They didn't bother me but had I been staying there longer I would have had a problem with it.
The nice thing about The Palms was that it was painless. Check in was simple and so was check out. The owners were very polite and helpful. I'm not a picky hotel-stayer so perhaps that had something to do with it but my stay at the Palms Hotel felt effortless and relaxing and those are some great and rare qualities to find in a "cheap hotel."
The bottom line is that The Palms hotel is worth the price and maybe a little more. Save your money for the food in Portland and stay at The Palms.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- For your stay in Portland, Oregon, we offer affordable newly renovated rooms and accommodations at a great location; close to downtown and great night life. The rose garden can provide the upmost level of exitement in your life ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Palms Hotel Portland
- Palms Motel Portland