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“Great breakfast space” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Residence Inn Portland Downtown/RiverPlace

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Residence Inn Portland Downtown/RiverPlace
Ranked #24 of 137 Hotels in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
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93 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Great breakfast space”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2013

We stayed at the Residence Inn Portland Downtown/RiverPlace in early June as part of a family tour of Oregon.

While some hotels have limited space for the complimentary breakfast, this one had a generous and comfortable area for the sumptuous breakfast buffet. Many hot items, as well as make-your-own waffles, fresh fruit and a variety of teas, were available. The staff was friendly and helpful. Because we stayed on a weekend evening, the manager's reception was not offered; however, a weekly menu for the weeknight receptions was posted on the refrigerator door.

We requested a balcony for our studio king room, and were placed in a room with a balcony facing the city. The balcony, with two chairs, provided a view of construction below, but a comfortable area to sit outside.

While some Residence Inns are more updated, this one was quite acceptable, and close to local transit lines. We asked for and received a late checkout with no problem.

The king bed was very comfortable. The mini-kitchen provided everything we needed included a full-size refrigerator, in-room coffee maker and a bag of microwave popcorn.

One concern is the price of parking for hotel guests - $26 - which seems high, even for Portland. We chose off-premise street parking as an alternative. Portland Perks, a discount plan available on the Portland tourism site, provides a package which includes parking, although we did not use that discount.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 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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1 Thank SpringdaleGirl
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Brenda A, General Manager at Residence Inn Portland Downtown/RiverPlace, responded to this review, July 29, 2014
Dear SpringdaleGirl,
Thank you for your comments and for mentioning how much you enjoyed the breakfast experience at our hotel and the comfort of the beds. Much appreciated!
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
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Covington, Washington
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12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2013

As some of the other reviewers have stated, location on one of this hotel's strongest attributes; easy access to the River Walk. Also, some excellent restaurants in the immediate area.
I did have a problem with the cat5 internet connection, did not seem to work, even after another cable was provided; was not a major issue since the wireless worked fine (a little nervous about entering passwords on a wireless network).
Also, the air conditioning seemed to be having trouble maintaining a reasonable temperature, even though the weather was not particularly warm. Overall, though, this was not a major issue.
All told, was quite satisfied with my stay; breakfast was excellent. I would recommend this property to others.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank robertj_48
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Brenda A, General Manager at Residence Inn Portland Downtown/RiverPlace, responded to this review, July 29, 2014
Dear Robertj_48,
Thank you for feedback and for recommending our hotel for others visiting the Portland area! See you next time.
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Sydney, Australia
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43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2013

stayed one night in portland and this place offered a good rate with a decent sized room for 3 guys. the checkin staff were very helpful and filled us up on toiletries as our bags had not arrived after 15 hours of flying. its not exactly central but was near enough for a stroll to some waterfront bars before catching a cab (less than $10) into the city centre.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank chris c
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Brenda A, General Manager at Residence Inn Portland Downtown/RiverPlace, responded to this review, July 29, 2014
Dear Straychris,
We appreciate your review and comments! Glad you were able to enjoy a stroll along the waterfront - our location is perfect for walkers, joggers and bikers alike. We look forward to your return.
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Edmonds, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2013

Location is the best virtue of this Residence Inn. Be aware that the windows don't open because you are right on top of the freeway (you can read the car plates); ventilation was a problem for us, be sure to contact the desk if it is not working right. The "Ships Store" is next to the check in desk, prices are usury in nature; nothing is mark with a price so look at the little plaque on the wall. Parking is expensive but typical for city hotel. Take note: this is a green hotel, one ply toilet paper, water restrictors, fluorescent lighting. Breakfast is great, as is the staff in general.
You are paying for location so ignore the dated and shabby furniture.

Room Tip: Face the street not the freeway !
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank William H
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Brenda A, General Manager at Residence Inn Portland Downtown/RiverPlace, responded to this review, July 29, 2014
Dear WilliamH,
Thank you for your compliments on our breakfast, staff and the location of the hotel. Three great reasons to come back! We hope to see you soon.
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Seattle, Washington
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2013

The room was great, the bedroom and bathrrom was separate from the living room/kitchen area. There was a TV in both living room and bedroom. A door separated the bathroom/toilet area from the rest of the bathroom. The breakfast - it was perfect. Great selection and a different main item each day. Coffee and tea were always available. Parking is a little expensive - $26 a day. We were there for the Rock and Roll Half Marathon and would stay at this hotel again. Would be a good hotel for kids - there is a nice indoor swimming pool and laundry is available.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank pangcj
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Brenda A, General Manager at Residence Inn Portland Downtown/RiverPlace, responded to this review, July 29, 2014
Dear Pangcg,
Thank you for being our guest. Glad you enjoyed the breakfast experience! We hope you will return for next year's Rock and Roll Half Marathon.
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Trabuco Canyon, California
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22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2013 via mobile

We usually stay in a Residence Inn when available, so thought this would be a good one. Disappointed in location (not scenic at all) and we couldn't find a luggage cart to help us carry things up to our 6th floor room. Front desk staff was full of excuses, but no help. The price for parking is way too much. Room is typical, but on the small side.

Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank Weyman S
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Brenda A, General Manager at Residence Inn Portland Downtown/RiverPlace, responded to this review, July 29, 2014
Dear WeymanS,
Thank you for taking time to tell us your feedback. We are listening!
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Eugene, Oregon
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25 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2013 via mobile

I can pretty much rely on this hotel as a good place to bring my family. It's a safe neighborhood, walking distance to streetcar, waterfront, and Max train. The only issue I've repeatedly had is that housekeeping tends to fix rooms late in the day. The breakfast is standard for the Renaissance brand, except they offer steamed rice too and that is pretty awesome. The pool and workout room are both nice. Even high rooms near I-5 are super quiet with triple pane windows.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank lolawally
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Brenda A, General Manager at Residence Inn Portland Downtown/RiverPlace, responded to this review, July 29, 2014
Dear Iolawally,
We appreciate your feedback! Thank you for mentioning that you can rely on us to take care of your family. That really means the world to us. Glad you enjoyed the pool and other amenities. Visit us again soon!
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Property: Residence Inn Portland Downtown/RiverPlace
Address: 2115 SW River Pkwy, Portland, OR 97201-8024
Location: United States > Oregon > Portland > Downtown
Amenities:
Beach Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#16 Business Hotel in Portland
#19 Green Hotel in Portland
#25 Family Hotel in Portland
#45 Romantic Hotel in Portland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Residence Inn Portland Downtown/RiverPlace 3*
Number of rooms: 258
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The newly renovated Marriott Residence Inn - Portland Downtown RiverPlace hotel is in downtown Portland near the Tom McCall Waterfront Park in the South Waterfront District. This all-suite hotel is the closest hotel to Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU) and is also near Portland State University. The Marriott Residence Inn Portland Downtown at RiverPlace is near downtown Portland's shopping and entertainment district and the hotel features their own stop on the Portland Streetcar line for convenient access everywhere. The Portland Aerial Tram is a short distance on foot as well. This downtown Portland hotel is minutes from the Oregon Convention Center and the Moda Center, home of the Portland Trail Blazers. This extended stay Marriott hotel is located less than 10 miles from the Portland International Airport and is adjacent to the Willamette River featuring accessible walking and jogging paths along the downtown Waterfront. ... more   less 
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