A long weekend trip to Portland in order to get a jump-start on Christmas shopping prompted a stay at the ES Portland Airport. The weekend rates were good, the hotel is very close to the MAX Light Rail line Cascade Station (a shopping complex with Target, Best Buy, IKEA, and a host of other national and regional retailers and restaurants.
I have stayed at this property in the past and enjoyed the spacious suites. My room was on the north side of the building which overlooks Portland International Airport. One has a great view of the terminal building, control tower, and runways, should you enjoy this! One would think the noise level would be high, but it isn’t. By 11:00 to 12:00 PM, traffic is minimal.
The hotel is currently undergoing a remodel, so keep that in mind if you plan to stay here soon. I was greeted upon arrival, check in was quick and I received my HiltonHHonors Gold amenities. I really like the extra room of suites, and you can always count on the roominess at an Embassy Suites. I used the fitness center which is well equipped and directly off the indoor pool area.
I went down to the evening manager’s reception for the very limited items and a glass of wine. The one thing I noticed, but did not mention to staff was underage children in the area where alcohol was being served. There was a large sign stating no one under the age of 21 was allowed. Several adults had totally ignored the message completely.
Many hotel reviewers have commented how ES draws families. That seems to be true at most ES’s I have stayed at. I also noticed several dogs in the hotel, and wasn’t sure if this was a “no pets” hotel or not. Well it is, so if you do not want to be amongst dogs, don’t stay here. I just wonder how well those rooms are cleaned afterwards.
The breakfast buffet was a mad house, with no place to sit and enjoy yourself. I decided I wasn’t going to wait so I took my tray and items up to my room and enjoyed breakfast in peace and quiet!
This property is your typical ES, nothing great and outstanding, nor bad. I like this property as it is easily accessible off I-205 and close to shopping and the MAX Light Rail line. This property has a nice meeting and conference facility attached, which is ideal for meetings. Attendees need only catch the MAX Light Rail Red Line from the airport and they are minutes from the hotel, or can use the complimentary shuttle. No need for a rental car for out of town attendees!
Great hotel with very friendly and nice staff. My stay was pleasant and good despite the rainy weekend! Nevertheless, welcome to Oregon!!
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- Also Known As:
- Embassy Suites Portland
- Portland Embassy Suites
- Embassy Suite Airport Portland