We've stayed here probably a dozen times over the last five years, sometimes by ourselves and sometimes with friends or family. Most recently, roughly March of this year, that was for a couple of day stay with friends from the East coast.
On our departure, was at 4:00a to catch an early flight at PDX, one of the staff who knew we were leaving early made sure the coffee was on in the lobby so we could grab a cup on our way out. And our friends said, "Nice place. Friendly people. Comfortable beds. We'd stay again."
Which seems like a pretty decent summary. And we'd add that this property has at least a dozen advantages we can think of, listed roughly in order of path of travel from the parking lot not necessarily priority of importance.
1. Convenient location with easy on / off I5 and just a few minutes from downtown Portland. (Easy drive - under 40 minutes - to the Willamette wine country too.)
2. Free parking in the large lot. (And, important for many travelers, accessible (ADA) parking which is always fully used.)
3. Well maintained, spacious lobby - nicely lit, comfortably furnished and clean. (With fireplace too.)
4. Friendly staff.
5. Adequate sized guest rooms and bathrooms which are clean and in good working order.
6. Grab bar in shower in the standard rooms. (Very smart for hotels to do as "boomer travelers" - we both are -age.)
7. Quiet at night on the room floors.
8. Good in room technology - free (and reliable) wi fi and flat screen TV.
9. Microwaves, coffee makers and refrigerators in room.
10. Accessible rooms (ADA) in decent locations in the hotel. Hardly any in the hospitality industry in the Portland area get equal access minimums as right. If you travel with friends who need accessible rooms, you've had those "second class person" experiences elsewhere - not here.
11. Breakfast available for ten bucks if you're in a pinch. (We FAR prefer this set up to "free" breakfast with the cost sunk into the room rate since we seldom eat breakfast at a hotel.)
12. Good, complimentary coffee in the lobby in the morning to grab and go.
That all said, if we could wave a magic wand we'd put a light blanket as standard issue in every room given the duvet on the bed always seems too warm to sleep under. And we'd add a couple of more stations to the TV listings line up. But those are small things.
We reward good hospitality services with our wallet. It's why we stay here on many of our visits to Portland and refer friends too. Who are so pleased that they refer friends and they are so pleased they refer....
Lately we've seen the rates go up and there have several occasions when the rooms were booked and we needed to stay elsewhere. So I guess that means the secret is out. Darn it. Don't tell anyone else. :-)
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- A relaxing Lake Oswego hotel, the Hilton Garden Inn Portland/Lake Oswego hotel is conveniently located near Tigard & Wilsonville, OR within close proximity to the beautiful Oregon Wine Country and only minutes from downtown Portland. We are also located near Bridgeport Village Shopping Mall, Washington Square Shopping Mall, Oregon Zoo, Rose Garden Arena, and Lewis and Clark College. Plus, the Hilton Garden Inn hotel in Lake Oswego offers 179 spacious guestrooms full of thoughtful amenities complemented by friendly service and a relaxed atmosphere. At the Hilton Garden Inn, you'll find everything you need, right where you need it during your stay in Oregon. ... more less
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