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“A great motel”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Nordic Motel

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Nordic Motel
Ranked #29 of 139 Hotels in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
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11 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A great motel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here based on the reviews. And I have to say that my stay matches the experience of others.

Reception is welcoming.

My room was large and comfortable. Something about it that gave me the impression that someone had gone to a lot of effort to make the place nice. Very comfy pillows, clean and new furnishings.

I'm a little surprised by the size of the fridge that was in my room - a full family sized model. In fact the overall kitchen was large. Perfect if your staying for a week. Only thing it wasn't stocked with cutlery, pots or plates.

Very comfortable stay with internet and tv. Go to Elmers down the road for breakfast.

Stayed August 2014, traveled solo
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Oakland, California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2014

I took a road trip up from CA and was very tired and a little stressed out by the time I made it to Portland. I arrived before check in time and the owners were so nice and got my room ready very quickly so I could go in. Upon entering my room I was pleasantly surprised by how clean it was and how nice it smelled. I kept finding more and more wonderful things about the room (awesome tempur-pedic style pillows, cozy blankets, nice soaps, etc.) I felt so relaxed during my stay here and I slept like a baby both nights.

Tip: if your staying in the summer, the AC and fan work very well but it was a little loud for a light sleeper like me- so I used my own small fan at night instead.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled solo
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2 Thank Elizabeth W
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32 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2014

Don't let the motel in the name scare you away. This is a clean, respectable place where the owners take enormous pride in the service they are providing. Basic room with kitchen inside. Clean, quiet, and safe.
Definitely would stay at again.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
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3 Thank hungryhippo2520
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Atlantic City
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40 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2014

This was a great discovery. An extremely affordable hotel that was spotless and comfortable. My wife was a little concerned when we pulled in the parking lot, but once she saw the room she was very happy. Front desk staff was very courteous. One note, they charged a refundable deposit for a cleaning fee; you just have to remember to go to the front desk when you check out to get it back.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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3 Thank Q58
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Bend, Oregon via Anchorage, AK
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37 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2014

Needing a place to crash and sleep between a late-arriving flight and long drive home with a bit of IKEA time included, found this property on Trip Advisor. Awesome....good price, clean, and as quiet as anywhere near PDX and the railroad is likely to be. Don't change a thing! It was obvious with the many other professionals driving high-end vehicles who were also staying there when we were that a niche is filled nicely by this property.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
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2 Thank AKDogartist
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Edmonds, Washington
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30 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2014

This is a motor lodge you will be happy, not sad, to check in to.

We wanted a budget deal for a night away and got it here. Clean and courteous people who know how to run a motor lodge style hotel.

One note:
They say the coffee is good at the office. It is horrible. There is a Starbucks about a mile away.

Gresham is a little sketch of a location (sorry Gresham) for a vacation destination. I know, I'm a snob. But they seemed to take their security seriously. Your stuff seems very safe here.

Room Tip: Get a room as far from the main road as possible. Less road noise.
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
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3 Thank Nat E
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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2014

If you want an inexpensive place near the highway and airport that is clean and has a comfortable bed, this is a good bet. We were only going to be staying in this particular area a couple days and would be gone all day long until late so we really didn't care about a lot of amenities.

It's nice that they have a small refrigerator and microwave and a DVD player for you to use. Bummer you have to go to the lobby to get a free cup of coffee, though.

With that said it is still a motel. The bathroom is tiny. The walls are thin. You will hear traffic noise and if you have a loud neighbor you will hear them, too (luckily we only had to listen to one loud phone conversation our neighbor had).

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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3 Thank RoRoRose
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Additional Information about Nordic Motel

Property: Nordic Motel
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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #29 of 139 Hotels in Portland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Nordic Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nordic Motel is a diamond in the rough, the perfect for a place for a single night or even an extended stay. Located less than four miles from Portland's PDX airport, this is a clean and comfortable motel. We truly care about providing you with an affordable and enjoyable lodging experience."Your Home Away From Home" ... more   less 
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