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“Red Lion Jantzen Beach” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Red Lion Hotel on the River
Ranked #54 of 138 Hotels in Portland
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Red Lion Jantzen Beach”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2013

I have been staying at this hotel for at least 10 years during January and July for dog shows at the Expo center. This hotel really caters to the dog show clientele by providing a special rate for us club members/fanciers, by providing a free and timely shuttle to the show site, and by placing the dog show people in an area where the dogs can be exercised. In the summertime they do an excellent job with the banquet. Will always stay at this hotel because it is clean, they have ample staff to help their clients, the rooms are in excellent shape and the coffee cafe serves great coffee in the am. The restaurant is also excellent for breakfast. Have not had any other meals there. As compared to the hotels in the surrounding area this hotel beats everyone hands down. It is a rather large hotel with lots of free parking. Safeway and Target along with Burger King and Taco Bell, and a gas station are all near by. You do not have to be a dog show person to appreciate this hotel, but I would recommend this hotel to anyone.

Room Tip: Ask for a room fronting the river. the views are excellent.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Ted A
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Memphis, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2013

I recently spent five pleasant nights at the Red Lion Hotel on the River. My room was large and comfortable. The bath room featured a jacuzzi tub and a marble floor floor and two vanities, one in the main bathroom and one in the dressing area. The beds were comfortable, the work area was efficient, and the WiFi worked perfectly.

I did make one trip to the hotel bar and while the bartender was attentive, the bar did not stock a rye whiskey. No rye, no Manhattan, no second visit.

I dined in the hotel restaurant one night. The service was slow, uninformed, and uninformative. I had hoped for some of the regional Dungeness crabcakes, but was told that they were made with frozen crab. I opted for the calamari appetizer, which is available fresh all year. However, the calamari was overcooked and rubbery.

Although my bouillabaisse entree was small, I left it mostly uneaten. The broth was a bland tomato sauce thicker than the usually garlicky broth. The fish was not marine, but some muddy tasting freshwater substitute (perhaps catfish), the shrimp was overcooked, and the promised calamari was nonexistent.

I recommend you stay at this very nice hotel and eat elsewhere.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Billy W
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RL_Customer_Care, Directer of Operations at Red Lion Hotel on the River, responded to this review, February 6, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to post your comments following your recent stay with us. I am very pleased you found the hotel and its services as exceeding your expectations.

I am, however, disappointed that we failed so miserably in our restaurant service and product. This is not indicative of the comments I normally hear and it really concerns me. I have asked our Director of Food and Beverage to reach out to you for further follow up.

We appreciate your comments.
Rod Russell
Director of Operations
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Hillsboro, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2013

The rooms are spacious and the beds are comfy. Everything was clean and well maintained. The only drawback was the service in the bar... kind of slow and ran out of chicken & hummus the second night we were there. It was a Health Coach convention... just sayin'...

Room Tip: Second floor is the same level as the front desk...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Jean B
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redlionjbpdx, Director of Sales at Red Lion Hotel on the River, responded to this review, January 10, 2013
Thank you for taking time from your day to share with others your experience here at Red Lion Hotel on the River. We review the input we receive each day and very much appreciate your insights. It is with this type of input that we can continue to improve our product and our service.

We are pleased you enjoyed your stay overall and look forward to the taking care of you when next you are in need of hotel accommodations in Portland, OR.

Happy Travels to you.

Lori Main
Director of Sales & Marketing
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Newberg, Oregon
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2012

This was our seventh year of having our family Christmas celebration at The Red Lion on The River. The service was exceptional and the atmosphere of the room was warm and cozy; large but not overwhelming. They even had chairs for Santa and Mrs Claus. When you have a very large family (65) this is a perfect setting where we all can get together and celebrate Christmas and each other. Thank you

Room Tip: Mini suites offer separate "living" room with big bedroom.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Bonni F
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redlionjbpdx, Director of Sales at Red Lion Hotel on the River, responded to this review, January 2, 2013
On behalf of our entire team at Red Lion Hotel on the River and especially our terrific staff in Jantzen Beach Bar & Grill, thank you for relaying your experience regarding our Christmas Dinner. We are honored to be part of your holiday tradition and appreciate you telling others that their holiday tradition should include us!

We look forward to having you join us next year...in the meantime, to all of your family and friends we wish the happiest New Year.

Kindest regards,

Lori Main
Director of Sales & Marketing
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Chehalis, WA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2012

It was a perfect place to take an evening to relax and watch the flotilla of decorated boats cruise up and down the Columbia River. We enjoyed a Fireplace Suite which had floor to ceiling windows on to sides of the front room, along with a balcony. The bedroom had two queen-sized beds, extra large television and another balcony which overlooked the plaza with pool below. It was easy to watch the boats, but they were quite a ways away. Still very lovely.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank SassySue1977
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Quincy, Massachusetts, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2012

Traveling down route 101 we saw awesome scenery, and a coastline to die for. However, before coming to the large Black steel Bridge that leads to the Red Lion Hotel, we first came upon an abandonned Fort and Gun placements which had been razed. Next, we visited Lewis and Clark State Park, their trek took them forty miles north of Yellowstone Park. Red Lions' an awesome hotel and the activity on the river was unbeliveable. While looking out at a pier we saw a single eye looking back at us.... We surmized it was a partially submerged seal that was searching for food. The accomodations were just what weary travelers were looking for after a long days trip and when there was a small complimentary contintal breakfast this tells you that you got a great value for your dollats that you spent. Also, Oregon doesn't have a sales tax.

Room Tip: Make sure you get a room with a view of the river and all its wonderful activity.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank John K
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redlionjbpdx, Director of Sales at Red Lion Hotel on the River, responded to this review, December 17, 2012
From all of us at Red Lion Hotel on the River let me thank you for taking the time to inform others about your travels and in particular the stay that you had with us while discovering the intricacies of the Lewis & Clark trail. It was heart-warming to read that we were "the place" that helped the weary traveler rest; it's our Stay Comfortable promise --- and one that we are delighted you were able to experience first-hand.

When the next trek/trail leads you to Portland, Oregon we hope to be given the pleasure to be of service to you.

In the meantime all of us wish you and yours a very happy holiday and a prosperous New Year.

Happy Travels,

Lori Main
Director of Marketing & Sales
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2012

We stayed here in November for a wine conference. My wife was quite dubious about it's location, but it turned out to be conveniently close to access to the highway and only minutes from some excellent dining in Portland. The rooms were clean, well maintained and comfortable. The staff was very helpful and friendly, on more than one occasion going out of their way to provide good service. We would stay there again without hesitation- even my wife was happy.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank AaronMandel
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Property: Red Lion Hotel on the River
Address: 909 N Hayden Island Dr, Portland, OR 97217-8118 (Formerly Doubletree)
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Location: United States > Oregon > Portland
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 Green Hotel in Portland
#34 Business Hotel in Portland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Red Lion Hotel on the River 3*
Number of rooms: 320
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A cozy hotel in Portland - Red Lion Hotel on the River - Jantzen Beach Breathtaking river views greet you upon arrival at Red Lion Hotel on the River - Jantzen Beach. Our Portland waterfront hotel provides comfortable accommodations in a rustic setting just outside downtown Portland. Our accommodations provide a calm oasis on the water away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Each premium guestroom and deluxe suite serve as the perfect home away from home during your stay at our Columbia River hotel. Business guests will appreciate 36,000 square feet of flexible function space on the water. If you're coming by plane, our complimentary airport shuttle will provide safe and comfortable roundtrip service. Greet the day with an incredible breakfast at our onsite restaurant, the Jantzen Beach Bar & Grill, before enjoying a leisurely walk along the waterfront or a quick game of tennis on our Red Lion Court. Enjoy premium accommodations and amenities at a great value at Red Lion Hotel on the River - Jantzen Beach. TOP FEATURES AT OUR DOWNTOWN PORTLAND HOTEL: Restaurant & Lounge Swimming pool & whirlpool JB's Night Club​ Pets can stay for just $15 a night GET LOCAL AT NEARBY ATTRACTIONS With a prime location near Downtown Portland, guests at Red Lion Hotel on the River can enjoy both the liveness in the city and adventures in the Pacific Northwest nature nearby. Explore these attractions during your stay at our hotel in Portland. Delta Park Columbia River University of Portland Local craft breweries Theme parks ... more   less 
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