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Nordic Inn and Suites
Ranked #20 of 144 Hotels in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 22, 2011

The Nordic Motel is close to the airport, Just a short distance from motel row where the newer and more expensive motels are situated. The Nordic is an exceptionally maintained very old motel on NE Sandy, a busy street on the railroad mainline. Our unit was refurbished with a granite countertop, new sink, new bathroom and new windows. The bed was comfortable and the entire property was exceptionally clean. The shower was very good and the towels were fresh.

The property is spartan, but there isn't a blade of grass out of place. We'd definitely recommend the Nordic for travelers that are willing to give up the luxury of a big lobby and a national reservation system. The owner and workers at the Nordic are very nice. It was a pleasure to spend the night there.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with family
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5  Thank rdwarriorcal
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Reviewed July 6, 2011

An older motel that has been very well kept up.
Very comfortable room and the bed was great.
Can park in front of your room.
Very quiet.
No coffee maker in room.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with family
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7  Thank bridgesj
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Reviewed June 2, 2011

The Nordic is a small family owned motel. The property is well managed, safe, and a great value. The Nordic is located close to the airport. The staff is super.

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank pel12
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Reviewed April 24, 2011

The Nordic Motel exudes pride of ownership. It is so good, the owners should give seminars on how to run a successful motel business. It's not in the center of action but close to many of the sights you'll want to see in Portland, and very close to the airport. It's everything you want in a traveler's motel: clean, quiet, friendly, safe, and impeccably maintained. If we could only stay at the Nordic on every trip, we'd do that. Someone needs to clone this motel and make it available everywhere.

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  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled as a couple
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6  Thank WyoRoadie
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Reviewed January 18, 2011

Flew in late and wanted to stay relatively close to the airport after picking up my rental car. The room was clean and efficient. Recently updated. Nothing fancy. Price was great.

  • Stayed: January 2011, traveled solo
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4  Thank scdwhite89
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Reviewed September 27, 2010

We found the motel on the Internet, it was a pleasant surprise to see that the reviews were right on point! The only down thing about staying here is that none of the "big" motels will measure up to the cleanliness of the rooms and friendliness of the staff. Our number 1 place to stay in Portland from now on!

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank Mel1946
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Reviewed July 20, 2009

My spouse and I were taking a "working vacation," such that we spent a lot of time in our room at the Nordic, day after day. We got a nice, low, extended-stay rate and were very happy at the Nordic. The mattress was nice and firm and the room very clean. We used their fairly reliable wi-fi most of the days, and made heavy use of the microwave, fridge and free movie channels. My biggest stressor when staying in a hotel is dealing with the cleaning staff, but these folks were head and shoulders above the rest in that they never once came around banging on the door too early in the morning demanding to get in to clean. Instead they were sensitive and bent to our schedule instead of trying to make us bend to theirs. When they were wondering if we had cleaning needs, they would call on the phone, which was nicely non-intrusive. Whenever we needed anything, they were prompt to provide it (e.g. towels, toiletries, facial tissues, emptying the trash, etc.) They volunteered regularly to clean the bathroom, but would watch and wait for us to be out of the room before they did so. The proprietors and staff of this independent hotel work hard to keep the property clean, too. The staff were in almost constant motion pruning the bushes, sweeping the drive, touching up the paint, etc.. We found the Nordic to be a very good value for the money.

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank fiery4
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Additional Information about Nordic Inn and Suites

Address: 11942 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97220-1489
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Location: United States > Oregon > Portland
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
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Ranked #20 of 144 Hotels in Portland
Price Range: $85 - $137 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Nordic Inn and Suites 2.5*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nordic Inn and Suites is a diamond in the rough. Because of it's central location, strong amenities, and quality in decor, this charming Inn is the perfect place for a single night, or even an extended stay for business or pleasure. Located less than 4 miles from Portland International Airport and just 10 miles from downtown Portland, Oregon, Nordic Inn & Suites is also within 45 minutes of the world-class outdoor adventure of Mount Hood and the Columbia River Gorge making Nordic the perfect choice to accommodate a wide assortment of travel plans. We truly care about providing you with an affordable and enjoyable lodging experience, which is why we say our goal is to be "Your Home Away From Home". ... more   less 
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