How this place became a host hotel for a 12 yr old girls Regional Softball tournament is beyond me. We chose this place because it was a host hotel and advertised as being close to the fields. My Bad in relying on the hosting softball association's recommendation, and not checking this out a little more clearly before making reservations. Not only were there some other, nicer accomodations as close or even closer to the fields, but this place is definitely NOT kid friendly. It is a truck stop, full of truckers, some of whom eyeballed our 12 year old girls in a way that made me very uncomfortable. (And no, I know that not all truckers are that way - I have a couple friends who are truckers and they don't behave that way. But even 1 of them looking at the girls that way is unacceptable, much less several of them doing so.) Rooms were very dirty....my bathroom floor was not swept one time during our stay. My socks were black each evening from the dirty carpet and floors in the room - I should have slept with my shoes on. I'm pretty sure all they did when they "cleaned" the rooms was make the beds, empty the garbage, and remove the towels. As the prior poster mentioned, we went to the hotel restaurant to eat, and were told by the Manager that we would have to wait to be seated until after others left because they refused to open up the empty half of the restaurant (which is all open....would have been very easy to walk the extra 2 feet to the other side). First they said they didn't want us to be neglected, then she said "Well, it's Thursday. I don't have enough servers to wait on you." Even had we waited, our party would not have been able to sit together as the open part of the restaurant didn't have anywhere to put a party of more than 4. The front desk tried to overcharge me twice - once for my first night's room, and then once again when I went to buy 2 more breakfast vouchers that were needed for the mini-buffet they had put out for the softball players. First she tried to keep my change and tell me that the charge was $10 a piece, then she didn't know how to add up 2 - $6 buffets and give me change for a $20 without using a calculator. Even my children can do that in their heads. The beds were horribly hard and squeaky. Walls are thin, and you can hear adjoining rooms' conversations....and other things that children shouldn't have to hear. Lots of freeway noise from I-5. Even worse was that the gas station right outside the front of my room. Made it impossible for us to sleep well. To top it off, I watched what was very clearly a prostitute being taken up to a room in the elevator. I don't blame the hotel itself for that as that is not promoted by them and out of their control, but it is a measure of the type of clientele they attract that clearly screams Stay Away if you have children. Rooms are pretty cheap....but still overpriced for what you get in my opinion.
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- The Portlander Inn welcomes you to Portland with the cozy feel of a true Northwest lodge. All 100 guest rooms offer in-room refrigerators, microwave ovens and coffee pots, free wireless internet, direct-dial phones with voicemail, and televisions with complimentary HBO and Showtime premium channels. Whether you reserve one of our West Wing Jacuzzi King Suites or a room with a king size bed featuring a La-Z-Boy recliner, the Portlander Inn offers a stress-free and relaxing stay while you travel. Complimentary amenities for guests include a fitness facility, ample parking, and free shuttle service for customers with flights located at the Portland International Airport (PDX). Ask the front desk about other local shuttle destinations. ... more less
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