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Nordic Motel

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I stay in hotels often (40ish nights a year), so I am pretty finicky at this point. There's not much negative I can say about this place. While it has "motel" level amenities, the rooms are most definitely at or above hotel quality. I've stayed in hotels that are more expensive but nowhere near as nice. Rooms are nicely decorated... More 

Thank kevin_from_AKandCO
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I wanted a fun little place for my sister and me to spend one night. This little gem was perfect. Although an older sight, the owners fixed this up to make us feel comfortable. The beds and pillows were the deal breaker--so comfortable! The room was clean and well stocked. A few notes to consider: This motel is close to... More 

Thank Lisa H
Orlando, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Owner was very helpful in giving advice about nearby stores and gas stations. Not the least expensive option, but very clean and convenient, and judging from the no vacancy sign on the night of our visit, others think so as well.

Thank J L
Perkins, Oklahoma, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Along Sandy Blvd in Portland (near the airport), there are several of these vintage "mom and pop" motels. We chose Nordic Motel based on the positive tripadvisor ratings and the reasonable rate. The room was small and simple, but it was clean. All we needed was a place to sleep before continuing on our journey, and it was perfect for... More 

2 Thank Suzette B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hesitate to write a glowing review. Want to keep this hidden gem to myself. As with other reviews, clean, comfortable, generally convenient location and very reasonably priced. Also good coffee kiosk across the street.

1 Thank Elliot H
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were supposed to be camping for the night at a state park but between getting in town late and the rain, we decided to get a hotel instead. I am so glad we came across this wonderful place! The owners are a husband and wife and they are so sweet, they really make you feel at home! This is... More 

1 Thank Sirenbhd1979
Philadelphia, PA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed here after a late flight into PDX, on 8/2/16. It was easy to find, the gentleman at the reception desk was very welcoming and kind, and I was checked in in minutes. The parking lot was well-lit, which was a bonus for me as a woman traveling alone. Keep in mind that I had a rental car; I'm... More 

1 Thank Forever_On_Holiday
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This motel is close to the airport so some way from the city centre. Close by is a park and ride ad a $5 ticket means you can use this ticket on bus , tram or train all day. This is fabulous value. The motel looks good as you pull into it. One floor. Room was clean really well organised... More 

2 Thank Daisy3178
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed for three nights and returned a week later for one more night. The rooms were very spacious and clean.The traffic noise was not an issue at all because the beds were so comfortable. Parking was convenient and the parking lot area was spotless. It is located about 4 miles from the airport which was nice as we had... More 

1 Thank Nancy B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for two nights in June. It's an old-fashioned court motel with parking outside the rooms. Our room was quite simply furnished but a good size, comfortable and clean. The motel is lovingly maintained and very reasonable for a place to stay so close to the city. We found the staff to be very friendly and helpful. We... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Nordic Motel is a diamond in the rough, the perfect for a place for a single night or even an extended stay. Located less than four miles from Portland's PDX airport, this is a clean and comfortable motel. We truly care about providing you with an affordable and enjoyable lodging experience."Your Home Away From Home" ... more   less 

Additional Information about Nordic Motel

Address: 11942 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97220-1489
Location: United States > Oregon > Portland
Price Range: $81 - $144 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Nordic Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 24
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#2 Best Value Hotel in Portland
#18 Romantic Hotel in Portland
#21 Business Hotel in Portland
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