We truly enjoyed our stay at this hotel. It was closer to our relatives whom we were visiting. Located by the river, it was absolutely pleasant to take a walk in the early mornings. Our room and bathroom was massive and very clean. We also had a balcony facing the river and a European-style window/door which allowed fresh air into our room. The gym was of a good size and the spa treatments were heavenly. Our valets had recommended some excellent restaurants and gave us good directions to the various places we needed to visit. Check-in and front desk staff were also very warm.
The two issues we had was a leak from the air-conditioning and the hotel had kindly offered to change our rooms. We also had a clogged toilet which maintenance had promptly taken care of. We were settled in our room and hence decided to stay in the same unit for a few more days. We were also advised the hotel will undergo some renovations and updates in the near future. The beds were extremely comfortable for us.
The continental breakfast, although limited in variety had some excellent baked goods and fruits. It is not a place to meet and greet guests since there are only a few stools and tables. What we did was to pick up some items to bring up to our room upon returning from the gym. When we got really hungry, there is a mom and pop's restaurant called Café Du Berry up the street which serves the best breakfast items we have ever had in our travels (think hollandaise, grilled pacific salmon, eggs benedict...). There is also Starbucks a few blocks away. Their room service requires a mention - It was really good and the ingredients are locally resourced.
This hotel, although not in the heart of downtown, provided peace and tranquillity, which we enjoyed.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- River’s Edge Hotel & Spa is an environmentally-friendly, 99-room luxury boutique hotel located at the edge of Portland’s South Waterfront District, an emerging mixed-use neighborhood integrating alternative transportation, parks and trails, green building practices, retail, restaurants and healthy living with art and design. Perched on the banks of the Willamette River just minutes from downtown Portland, River’s Edge offers travelers the sophistication and warm hospitality of the Pacific Northwest. Guests and visitors enjoy classic service, modern amenities and comforts expected from Portland boutique hotels, making River’s Edge Hotel & Spa a favorite among all Portland waterfront hotels. Among the hotel’s valued amenities are its luxurious two-level, 13,000-square-foot full-service spa, salon and fitness center as well as Aquariva restaurant and bar. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Avalon Hotel And Spa
- Avalon Hotel Portland