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“Great value, location, and staff.” 4 of 5 stars
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University Place
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   310 SW Lincoln Street, Portland State University, Portland, OR 97201 (Downtown)   |  
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Ranked #93 of 132 hotels in Portland
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1 review
“Great value, location, and staff.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Average+ rooms. Clean. Quiet - even on the front side and second floor. Nice modest pool. Excellent large free breakfast (but horrible coffee). Great parking. Friendly staff. Easy to find. We will return.

Room Tip: Room beside stairwell and facing parking lot was NOT noisy. Surprise!
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

About the only thing to recommend this hotel is the low price, but you get what you pay for. I stayed here a week while attending a conference at Portland State in the summer of 2013. It has a very complex layout, which I found hard to navigate. I had requested a room on the first floor, since I have a mild disability. I did get a room on the first floor, but didn't realize until I got there that getting to it from the hotel lobby involved climbing several short flights of stairs (up and down) to get to it. Hotel was unable or unwilling to provide a more convenient room when I asked.

The rooms themselves were very dated and didn't look like they had been upgraded for a couple of decades. It was basically clean, but not exceptionally so. Room air conditioner was extremely loud as it cycled on and off all night, making it hard to sleep.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

I wasn't sure what to expect after reading some of the reviews, but was pleasantly surprised when I arrived. I thought this hotel was a great value. Our room was clean, quiet and comfortable and breakfast was good. Our only complaint was that we didn't know there was a parking fee of $12 a day. I am so glad that we stayed here for our 2 nights in Portland and saved our money, I almost stayed at a much more expensive hotel and this hotel was perfectly fine.

  • Stayed August 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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Waco, Texas, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Previously being employed as a Hotel lead engineer/maintenance employee I have seen several things that could improve here. If you are a host hotel for an event such as this you should ensure that you have everything squared away prior to everyone's arrival to include that all of your ice machines work, all of your soda machines are being filled daily, your laundry facilities machines coin bins are being emptied daily, and that your bar/restaurant are not closing early or running out of things. During our stay on Friday and Saturday night the bar closed at 10 P.M. which meant that if you wanted a place to hang out for a few drinks you couldn't unless you left the hotel. unless you called and complained.... your room was only partially cleaned, your trash not emptied, no clean cups, nor is your toilet cleaned, the side walk would have had more cushion than your bed... you had to pay to park in the hotel parking lot on top of paying for your room.. the cook in the restaurant had a attitude when the waiter would ask about your food and because the cook didn't want to stay late the bartender had no choice but to close...so customer service being a restaurant manager for eight years myself they totally sucked and wouldn't recommend to anyone

Room Tip: Don't forget to hang your tag on your mirror if you take it down to keep from obstructing your d...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

Close to waterfront promenade and right near street car. Very quiet neighborhood and hotel. Hotel staff polite. Continental breakfast was generous. AVIS located in the lobby and the staff was very friendly and accommodating.

  • Stayed July 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

Very nice hotel, very centric to downtown Portland. Rooms were spacious and clean. Linens were very good and it had wired network on top. Hot breakfast were good and included in the price. There is no way you can beat the price for a downtown hotel, it is a bit jaded and in need of carpet replacements in the rooms and in the hallways. Service was spotty, we asked for shampoo that was not left in the room the next day and never got it.

  • Stayed August 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

While this wasn't a 5 star accommodation by any stretch of the imagination, it was definitely worth what I paid. It was within a ten minute walk of the downtown area, and had a small but usable gym.

One thing I really didn't like was the service staff on the last day kept on entering the room to try to clean, even though the check out time was noon.

Room Tip: Room was on the main floor, and it made me a little unsecure as there was a parking lot right outsid...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about University Place

Address: 310 SW Lincoln Street, Portland State University, Portland, OR 97201
Location: United States > Oregon > Portland > Downtown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #93 of 132 hotels in Portland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — University Place 2.5*
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