We stayed 6 nights in the 3rd Floor Skylight room and were very pleased with the entire stay.
Making the reservation was easy--their calendar lets you see which rooms are available. With reservation confirmation, you are emailed the code to access the building--super convenient because you can arrive as late as you want and go directly to your room without having to mess with check-in procedures.
We're not the type to want to mingle with all the other guests, so the breakfast set-up appealed to us, which was, for all intents and purposes, take it or leave it. Some mornings we stopped by for a bite to eat, other mornings we passed. And, I have to add, they have the best bananas. Not sure where they come from, but they're better than the ones we get in Florida.
It's in a great location--just a block south of Division St., which is an up and coming neighborhood and has plenty of trendy restaurants. Plus the neighborhood is friendly to bikers. (Pick up a bike map in the dining area.) Downtown is only a 4-mile bike ride.
I had occasion to run into the staff several times. Anna was particularly friendly and helpful when I questioned her about the availability of the laundry facilities (guests may use after hours--located in basement). And the maintenance man was kind enough to give me a tutorial on how to use the washer/dryer.
The skylight room is cute. Fortunately, there are various shades available to help keep out the morning light; I was surprised by how bright it got so early. A small hallway connects the main room and the bathroom--you'll find that if you stand outside in the main guest hallway, there are exterior doors to each (your key works for both) and they're simply connected on the inside by the private hallway. It's unusual but it works. Plus there's a nice little balcony that seats two people right off the private hallway. There's a room closet in the hallway along with some extra shelf space in the bathroom.
The room is big enough to have a few visitors, which we did without feeling entirely cramped.
Excellent mattress--we both slept like logs. And even though we had internet access through our phone, the community computer in the lobby area was also convenient.
The building is lovely. Take a moment to enjoy the stained glass pieces as you enter.
All in all, a great place to stay. Should we get back to Portland again--and I'm sure we will--we'll definitely look to stay at the Evermore Guesthouse again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- An authentic Portland experience in one of Southeast PDX's most visited neighborhoods. Intelligently combining Old Portland warmth with modern amenities, we offer a stay blending the best of a boutique hotel with a modern bed & breakfast inn. Forget any antiquated notions of over-bearing hosts, while friendly staff are available for any requests and to chat you will feel like it is your space- an optimal balance of hospitality and privacy. Well reviewed, clean and a short walk to the amazing Division / Clinton restaurant scene. Close by are Hawthorne & Belmont, while Downtown, Sellwood, Reed College, Eastmoreland / Westmoreland, Woodstock, Stark, etc. are 10 - 15 minute drives. Some of the included amenities: private off-street parking, continental breakfast, fast wi-fi & guest internet computer, luxury mattress', endless hot water. Visit our website to learn more & to make instant reservations. ... more less
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