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Red Lion Hotel on the River
Ranked #56 of 137 Hotels in Portland
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27 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Could be anywhere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2014

It's not their fault, I got the wrong river- I thought it might be closer to down town, and funkier - I did get a good deal, so I'm not complaining there. I was surprised how bad Portland traffic is (I guess it's all those bridges), but since this hotel is at the last exit in Portland- better plan your trips either away from rush hour, or your activities/meals during the traffic. The beds were comfortable, and the rooms had a lot of space.

Room Tip: Try to get a room off the first floor- the parking lot is right next to them
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Green Features: Except for the recycle bin, really didn't notice anything.
  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2014

Red Lion on the River has staff who excel in customer service. You will do well to spend your home away from home here and the best plus eve,r is the view of the river and mountains. Temperature is pleasant for your walks to unwind.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
    • 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Vancouver, Washington
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25 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2014

We stayed one night here to treat our family to a nice pool in the midst of some extremely hot weather. We joined their club and received a discount which made the Fireplace Suite very affordable. The room was excellent, and the pool even better!

Room service hours are a bit perplexing - only for a few hours in the evening and from 7-9am in the morning. However, we did call for coffee at 10:00 am, and they cheerfully delivered a delicious pot of coffee.

I would not however recommend the restaurant. We dined for dinner and then lunch the next day. On both occasions, the kitchen prepared did not prepare the food as it was ordered. In fact, when ordering from the pool, the container was visibly marked "cheeseburger, ketchup only", and yet the kitchen still decided to put a tablespoon of mayonaise on the bun. One hamburger prepared for dinner the previous evening was nearly raw despite our request for medium well.

On the first occasion, the server brought out the chef who apologized profusely and comped the burger. So we decided to give it a try the next day, and of course the results were no better. This time we complained to the server(s) that the kitchen seems to have a problem getting things right, and they just smiled and said "yeah, I know".....

Room Tip: Fireplace Suites are a great upgrade!
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Robert B
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Rod R, Manager at Red Lion Hotel on the River, responded to this review, July 21, 2014
Robert
I am happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and the staff was able to take care of your coffee request in the off hours when room service was closed, I was disappointed to read your experience concerning the inaccurate food orders. We traditionally receive great comment concerning our food and service and I will follow up with our culinary staff to make sure we are getting it right the first time.

Rod Russell
Director of Operations
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Tampa, Florida, United States
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143 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2014

I go to conventions twice a year since 1994. This is the friendliest hotel we have ever been. It's like staying with your cousins - anything they can do for you they want to do. Only issue, the air conditioner in the public rooms did not keep the place as cool as I like (we were there in July) or room temperature was perfect and adjustable. Make sure to bring ear plugs as the planes run day and night and you can see the airport from the hotel. Terrific food. Had dinner here once, lunch 3 days and breakfast once. Super clean room and thank you to our cleaning woman Conseula.

Room Tip: not a bad room in the place - views range from the river to Mount Saint Helens to Mount Hood
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Green Features: Green hotel is perfect except the sink water is paltry.
  • Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
    • 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 Elaine M
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Rod R, Manager at Red Lion Hotel on the River, responded to this review, July 21, 2014
We appreciate you sharing your comments with others and I have passed along your comments concerning the employee can do attitude and great customer service and I have also thanked them for a job well done.

Rod Russell
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Oakland, California
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2014

Great value for the price, large, clean rooms. Lovely pool. I think all the rooms have balconies. The restaurant has good food and the prices are reasonable.
Very friendly and responsive staff. We felt very welcomed for our conference.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Portland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2014

I really love this place. I was thinking the stay just one week and stayed for 3 weeks. You have a lot of things around (restaurants, brewery, supermarket...) and is easy to take a bus to Portland Downtown.

The only thing I disliked was the internet. The speed is really good but the connection goes down very frequently.

  • Stayed July 2014, 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Rod R, Manager at Red Lion Hotel on the River, responded to this review, July 21, 2014
Eduardo
We enjoyed having you with us for the 3 weeks of your stay. I am happy you had a chance to enjoy the Jantzen Beach & Portland area attraction during your stay. We have just recently completely upgraded our wireless internet infrastructure and tripled our bandwidth speed, I will follow up with a history audit of the Wi-Fi system and see if I can detect what the disconnect problems you were having, I appreciate you mentioning this so we can follow up.

Rod Russell
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Fort Worth
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2014

Clean, quiet rooms with great beds, good breakfast, friendly and knowledgeable staff, and beautiful views on the Columbia River. Terrific website directions from the airport to the hotel (saved us an hour in Friday rush-hour traffic by going across the river and back). Best things? Internet access was easiest we've encountered in any hotel--Everything worked the way it was supposed to--AND the air-conditioner did not have a minimum temperature 'controller' so we were able to sleep cool through the night in an unexpected heat wave that hit Portland the day before. Will recommend to friends. Thanks, Red Lion

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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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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