Posted Oct 3, 2016
No refrigerator or microwave. No elevator, so plan on hauling everything up at least one flight from the underground basement, two if your room is second floor. The fact that they did supply condoms and earplugs speaks volumes.
The central courtyard area is used for receptions, wedding parties, etc. and is quite loud until 11pm. Forget trying to catch a nap in the evening.
The entire neighborhood is somewhere between urban blight and urban renewal. There are some nice restaurants around and there are far fewer homeless than across the river towards Powell's bookstore. It is a pleasant three block walk to the Portland Rock gym.
Quite frankly, this hotel was worth less than $70, but charges more based on its name. If not for my dear friend getting married nearby, I would have left after seeing the room/location. You can get a far, far, far better hotel for less money within a short drive to the suburbs.