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“What's with all of the rave reviews?” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Inn at Northrup Station
Ranked #5 of 138 Hotels in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
Seattle
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3 reviews
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“What's with all of the rave reviews?”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2010

I am a frequent travel who stays at both hotels and vacation rentals throughout the United States and I just don't understand all of the rave reviews about the Inn at Northrup.

Before I launch in to my review I have to say the hotel would be perfect for a family of 4 to 6 people given that the suites are very roomy with king size beds and sleeper sofas and they all have full kitchens.

CONS:
> Noise Factor: As a solo traveler, I found the accommodations incredibly noisy. You could literally hear everything from all of the rooms (and bathrooms – yuck!) nearby the suite and for some reason the other guests at the hotel thought it was okay to hang out and chat in the hallways late at night. People, get a clue!

> Front Desk Staff: Most of the front desk staff that I encountered were not very friendly at all and had some major attitude even during check in. It was almost laughable. Really?! C’mon’! This is Portland not a major metropolitan city like San Francisco and I expect some level of friendly front desk staff.

> Workout Facilities: There aren't any workout facilities at the hotel itself but they do offer a discount ($4.95 per day) at the LA Fitness down the street. This isn't exactly a negative given that LA Fitness is 6 blocks away but it would be nice to have a workout room/area located at the hotel.

> Cost: The prices are decent (between $134 and $155 per night) but there are better deals to be had at the Portland Marriott locations in the Pearl District and downtown. Initially I was going to book a room at the Marriott (for $105 per night) but wanted to check out the Inn at Northrup based on all of the rave reviews.


PROS:
> Parking: Parking is free (typically parking at most hotels in Portland will run you anywhere between $25 and $40 per night).

> Breakfast: Breakfast is certainly nothing to write home about but it was free and included a decent selection of items including yogurt, granola, bagels and eggs.

> Location: The hotel is within walking distance of shopping, restaurants, bars and movie theatres (Cinema 21 is fantastic!) and it’s also a very easy walk to the Pearl District.

> Family-friendly: As I mentioned above, this hotel would be a great place for a family given the large suites, full kitchens and free parking.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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northrupstation, Guest Relations Manager at Inn at Northrup Station, responded to this review, July 21, 2010
First, thank you for the detailed review. While we’re a bit blue about not living up to your expectations, we do truly appreciate any and all feedback as it helps us make improvements. Much like any service environment, there will be times when things don’t quite go as planned or factors outside our immediate control (like the noisy hall-goers) lead to a less-than-stellar stay. We humbly apologize and hope to make it up to you someday.
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Frederick, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2010

What a delightful hotel! I stayed 2 nights with my young son. We easily found the hotel from the streetcar. Check in was easy and pleasant. The room was spacious and fun and the kitchen was a great bonus. My son lived for the unlimited candy on the tables. Breakfast was adequate and the attendant was super. The front desk staff happily helped us plan daily activities and navigate the town. The rooftop garden was nice for a bit of down time. We walked to super restaurants and the Rose Garden. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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northrupstation, Guest Relations Manager at Inn at Northrup Station, responded to this review, July 21, 2010
Sounds like you didn’t miss a single part of the great experience the Inn @ Northrup Station provides—from the friendly staff to the trolley to the rooftop garden. We couldn’t have said it better ourselves and we certainly take pride in being fun for all ages, whether it’s the candy you’re into or the easy and pleasant atmosphere. Thanks for the review and we hope to see you again soon!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2010

We spent 3 nights in a spacious and extremely comfortable king room. The staff was wonderful and the location couldn't be beat. At times I felt like wearing sunglasses to mute the bright colors everywhere but that's probably my age showing. I highly recommend the hotel. Free breakfast, free parking and free trolley tickets - what's not to like? The hotel was exactly as shown in the pictures already posted. Wonderful.

  • Stayed May 2010, 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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Thank Knitter1
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northrupstation, Guest Relations Manager at Inn at Northrup Station, responded to this review, July 21, 2010
Isn’t an extended stay great here? Having that kitchen and lounge area makes it feel so much more like home (though you’re right, you probably wouldn’t paint your own walls so brightly—no matter how old you are!). Thanks so much for the great review and we welcome you back anytime!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2010

The staff here is really great. They were ready for my group, friendly and very helpful. I love the decor and so did my group. Breakfast is included and includes lots of options. Again, every staff person was so friendly! The beds are so comfortable and the room very spacious.

  • Stayed April 2010
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank trippgoddess
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northrupstation, Guest Relations Manager at Inn at Northrup Station, responded to this review, July 21, 2010
Groups are one of our specialties at the Inn @ Northrup Station. We have spacious suites that can accommodate everything from the family get-together to the wedding party (though of course we recommend somewhere with a band for the actual reception!). Sounds like you got a first-hand glance at our first-rate service and we’re so happy it all worked out. Cheers!
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Bainbridge Island, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2010

Once you get past the Willy Wonka/Mad Hatter/Ikea decor, the hotel is quite nice. Walking distance to NW 21st/23rd neighborhood, which has great restaurants, bars, and shopping. Street car stops just outside the door which goes to Pearl District and Downtown.
Upon Check-in, the room I booked was oversold so I was upgraded to a top floor suite which was a nice surprise after driving all day. Free internet and breakfast. I would recommend the Inn to anyone willing to stay just outside of Downtown Portland.

  • Stayed April 2010, 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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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank PhelpsRoad
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northrupstation, Guest Relations Manager at Inn at Northrup Station, responded to this review, May 4, 2010
But quirky is great! Or at least we like to think so. Glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope to have you back again… maybe when Johnny Depp does an Ikea commercial making it a Northrup Station trifecta :) Thanks for the review!
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Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2010

With family coming from all directions, we wound up with 10 of us (including children ages 11, 8, 4 and 10 months) spread over all three floors. The hotel is bright, colorful and welcoming (especially to the kids whose eyes popped out as soon as they saw the candy jars on the tables in the breakfast area). The rooms were spacious and the decor throughout the hotel was upbeat and amusing.
From the front desk to the maids and breakfast area attendants, everyone was consistently friendly and helpful.
Even though the hotel was sold out over the weekend, it never felt crowded. The only snag encountered resulted from there being 70 rooms and only 50 parking spaces. That meant having to seek a space on the street, which can be tricky in so busy and popular a neighborhood. Since the hotel parking is free (a treasured commodity in Portland), I hesitate to look a gift horse in the mouth. We did find parking right outside the hotel one night and all was well that ended well.
With one set of offsprings living in the Seattle area and the other in the SF Bay Area, it was determined that Portland was a great place for us to gather and this was the ideal hotel and neighborhood for us to convene future get togethers.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank oregonpoppa
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northrupstation, Guest Relations Manager at Inn at Northrup Station, responded to this review, May 4, 2010
See, now this is one of those intangible qualities a place can pick up. One family finds rooms for a meet-in-the-middle reunion (and maybe a life-long affinity for free Starbursts) while all of the other guests on that particular night wrote their own Northrup stories. Thank you for the review and the great story.
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socal
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2010

Got a room here on short notice after leaving a marriott property with atrocious service. This place is clean, quiet, trendy, and frankly fun to stay at. Would make a nice couples hotel, and is close to a number of neat restaurants and bars.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled on business
    • 4 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank travelboy99Socal
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northrupstation, Guest Relations Manager at Inn at Northrup Station, responded to this review, May 4, 2010
Thank you for the review! You're right, whether it's a solo trip or you're with family or friends, there’s lots to do near the hotel in Northwest Portland. We look forward to having you back on your next trip!
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Property: Inn at Northrup Station
Address: 2025 NW Northrup St, Portland, OR 97209
Location: United States > Oregon > Portland
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Romantic Hotel in Portland
#10 Family Hotel in Portland
#42 Business Hotel in Portland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Inn at Northrup Station 3*
Number of rooms: 70
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Inn at Northrup Station --- Northwest Portland's only all-suite boutique hotel! Located along Portland's celebrated streetcar line, the Inn at Northrup Station features 70, full-appointed suites each complete with a marble and granite kitchen or wet-bar, king or queen beds, sitting area and executive desk. The hotel features a stunning lobby with arresting display of local artwork. A rooftop deck provides a unique setting for outdoor events during warm weather months. Off-street parking is available on a first come, first served basis. The Inn is located immediately adjacent to some of Portland finest five star restaurants and just one block from Good Samaritan Hospital. ... more   less 
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