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“Convenient to OHSU and very cozy.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Inn at Marquam Hill

Inn at Marquam Hill
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Ranked #15 of 38 Portland B&B and Inns
Florence, Oregon
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28 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Convenient to OHSU and very cozy.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

With two days of medical tests and meetings, we wanted a place to stay that was close by and reasonably priced. The Inn met both of those requirements. Mike is the greatest host and his assistant Nancy just wonderful. We found our room to be spotless and very comfortable. The only drawback was sharing a bath as we were not familiar with the locations of the other bathrooms. A floorplan in the room would be a nice added touch for location of other baths. We would highly recommend this Inn to everyone. Yes, you do hear activity in the kitchen, but this house is like home. Those of you who travel know how stuffy hotels can be with air quaility just not always acceptable. The Inn is full of fresh air. If you want comfy coupled with a great location and friendly host, then this is your best choice. We will stay again.

Room Tip: A floorplan would be helpful.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
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Denver, Colorado
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

When my travel companion was suddenly flight-for-lifed to Portland during a vacation, I found myself at OHSU hospital searching for someplace to stay while I waited. The Inn at Marquam Hill (literally just up the street from the hospital) was more than a reasonably priced bed and breakfast. Owner Mike Watson, has created a safe haven for people waiting on medical procedures, dealing with life changing health issues for themselves or family members, and for those who just need a quiet, homey place to get away. The trails through the forest directly behind the Inn were a sacred refuge as well. I would recommend this Inn to anyone who is looking for a place to stay in Portland. Mike knows the area well and had maps and brochures for almost any activity or site you could think of. Thanks again, Mike! You were a safe harbour during a turbulent storm!

Room Tip: We peeked into some of the nicer rooms and this would be a lovely place for a honeymoon, anniversary...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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3 Thank NancyCOLO
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oregon
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

The location can't be beat if you need a place to stay near OHSU. The house is lovely, clean and well kept with a very homey atmosphere. We booked a large room with king size bed plus a cot which met our needs well and had arranged to have the room for 4 nights. When we arrived and for the next 3 days, there was no one to greet us or show us where to find things like towels. there was a welcome letter on the table waiting for us, which showed our reservation for 4 nights as requested. After the 3rd night, we were told we had to relocate to another, much smaller room as the room we had was now going to someone else. So even though our welcome letter showed us as being there for four nights, the woman who runs the Inn claimed we only asked for 3. The smaller room was slightly less expensive. Since we'd paid for all 4nights in the larger room, they eventually issued us a small refund several weeks later. Breakfast was served for about 1 hour each morning with a time we couldn't make work for us. When we checked out and asked for a reduction since we had not been able to enjoy the breakfast, we were told we could have made ourselves breakfast. Since no one ever communicated any of this to us and the Inns literature indicated guests could use the kitchen to make tea or cocoa. No mention of being able to actually prepare a meal. So the pluses were that beds were comfy, the place was lovely, clean and quiet, the bathroom down the hall was nice but having to move mid stay was really disconcerting, waiting weeks for a refund and not getting the breakfast part of this bed and breakfast made us feel disappointed and a bit ripped off.

Room Tip: Ground floor rooms are more accessible. Two of them share a bathroom and one has its own ensuite...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars
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7 Thank anansi
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Storm Lake
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

This is not my usual way to travel (bed and breakfast, shared bathroom) but it was surprisingly pleasant and comfortable. Yes, it is a converted home and doesn't offer the most privacy or silence, but it is very clean and well-maintained. Breakfast was delicious and so was the company of the hosts and other travelers. The best location if you are visiting OHSU!

Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
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Coos Bay, Oregon
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73 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2012 via mobile

I booked a room at this B&B at the last minute wanting to try something different than usual and because it was more convenient to my location for a course I was attending at OHSU. Overall my stay was adequate--the home is beautiful, clean, comfortable, and the price was affordable for a single queen with shared bath and also breakfast. Nancy was very responsive to my email inquiry about availability of a room at the last minute and booking was easy. While she informed me she might not be there when I arrived and a packet of info with everything I need would be waiting for me (and it was), I never saw her or Mike until the next morning at breakfast. Mike was only there momentarily before leaving for a meeting. Breakfast was good, basic morning fare. Chatting with Nancy over coffee was the best part of the stay--the thing I expect from a B&B. After breakfast she disappeared again and I had no opportunity to say good bye and thank her. If you are looking for a location convenient to OHSU with comfortable, clean accommodations this would be adequate. Parking is limited and at certain times a permit is needed which the hosts will provide but it wasn't an issue for me because of when I arrived and departed. If you are looking for a B&B experience with more attention from your hosts and spending time with them and the other guests this is not the place. I would not stay here for a recreational or leisure visit to Portland, but any business at OHSU this would work.

  • Stayed May 2012
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5 Thank Skeslack
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Iowa City, Iowa
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2012

Old creaky wooden floors with no noise proofing. My bed sheets and pillow covers were not changed from prior, had lots of hairs in them ( black and light brown, raising the question whether they got changed for last person either... or may be people of two color were living together). Pillows smelled bad. Ceiling had hole in the roof. Main door has no lock ( a pretend lock is there is which is left open all the time) Room does have lock however "keys can be requested" which were never provided to me when i requested. Bathroom is for sharing ( that i knew going in) Rent is about the same as one in downtown place. If you have to live there for few days you will have to go downtown to eat lunch and dinner anyways. The owner "recommended" hospital food for lunch..really.
I made a mistake and you my friends have been warned.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars
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2 Thank Herky260
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Princeton, New Jersey
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14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

What a wonderful, comfortable, homey place! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. It is also very convenient for anyone connected with OHSU. The hospital and university is at the top of a crazy steep hill, with only a small neighborhood around it. It's so steep that many of the students and faculty ride a gondola, like on a ski mountain, to get to work. Parking is difficult or impossible. All of that makes the Inn at Marquam Hill an ideal place to stay for anyone visiting OHSU. At breakfast, it was a fascinating and eclectic group of visitors--a cancer patient who was spending 3 months in the vicinity of OHSU following a stem cell transplant, along with her mother for support; a Mexican woman visiting OHSU for eye surgery, along with a number of her family members; an Australian surgeon spending a week at the hospital to learn advanced techniques in esophageal surgery; a young American woman who lives in China and was visiting her mother in the hospital; a pharmacy student doing a rotation at OHSU. We were visiting our daughter, who is a scientist in the Pediatric Cancer Biology group at OHSU. The hospital and university is only a few blocks away, within easy walking distance. There is parking at the B&B. The owners make arrangements for people who stay for longer periods of time, renting by the week or by the month. Altogether, we very much enjoyed our stay.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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2 Thank GlennC63
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Property: Inn at Marquam Hill
Address: 3412 SW 13th Avenue, Portland, OR 97239
Location: United States > Oregon > Portland
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Ranked #15 of 38 B&Bs / Inns in Portland
Number of rooms: 7

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