Downtown Value Inn1.5 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
This motel is a decent alternative to the hostels: comparable in price, with the privacy of your own room & bath, and the comforts of a fridge, microwave, TV. It is close to transportation, good food, and in a good part of town. The place is a little quirky and needs repair, but you can tell they try. The staff are personable enough and helpful. The motel will store your luggage for you after checkout for $5, which is a very helpful service. Honestly, I was torn between giving 2 or 3 stars, but feel the staff, services, and location deserve more of a three. If I return to Portland, I likely will stay elsewhere, but will keep this place in mind. It worked out well for my budget, needs, and duration this trip.
My 2 criteria when looking for a hotel is 1st location, 2nd price. We’d rather spend our money on great food & exciting adventures, rather than a room we only intend to sleep & shower in. As a result of my cheapness, we’ve definitely gotten many nasty dump hotel rooms. We’d been to Portland 4 times before this trip & each time we’d stayed somewhere different, never anything worth returning to. On this trip, we booked 4 nights in the Downtown Value Inn due to its walking proximity to the Feast Portland events and being only a mile from Powell’s and a bunch of famous restaurants. Our room was nice & modern-ish, very clean, lots of space, comfy bed with lots of pillows, good sound-proofing in the walls, AC worked great, nice quality tv with tons of channels, loved having the mini fridge and microwave, good showerhead. We met 3 different staff members on our comings-and-goings, and they were all SUPER friendly. This isn’t a five-star hotel (obviously -- lots of people negatively reviewing seem to forget they didn't pay $500/night to stay at a deluxe hotel), but value for the price we paid was absolutely there. I really have nothing negative to say. The Value Inn will 100% be our go-to next time we’re in Portland!
Stayed here for one night before flying out of Portland. It was perfect for a short stay. There is a pizza place, coffee shop and convenience store very close to the hotel. Public transportation is right around the corner from the hotel too! The hotel and room are definitely dated, but clean. I'd recommend this hotel to someone on a very tight budget or someone needing a room for just one night.
I was only in Portland for 3 days and wanted a reasonable priced room - in or walking distance to downtown, with 2 beds and a private bathroom, which this hotel offered. No doubt did I book this place once I saw that it had everything I wanted :)
Since I do not live in the States, every time I travel there I always order things online and checked with the hotel in advance if they can keep my packages (if they arrive earlier than I do) till I check-in. They weren't responsive to my e-mails, but I was able to reach them from the hotel.com messaging function with ease. Molly even gave me daily update about the arrival of my packages.
Front desk was very friendly and helpful, which I'm very grateful of :)
Hotel is located close to the streetcar station - which I didn't use since it's a 20-30 walking distance from downtown Portland! I enjoyed the stroll to downtown, even walked back to the hotel at 1am in the morning alone since the route didn't feel like it was unsafe to do so.
Hotel doesn't have an elevator so if you have a lot of luggage you'll need to use the stairs... staircase is quite wide and its not too much of a flight up.
Luggage storage is US$5.00/day/room.
If I have a chance coming back to Portland, will definitely choose to stay here again.
Nothing fancy but really clean and decent sized rooms. Feels a bit like dorm accommodation. Is right at the bottom of the downtown area but Portland is so infinitely walkable so you'll easily be able to get to a lot of the city on foot, plus it's quiet at night. Nice and safe too with a lot of students in the area due to the university. Public transport stops nearby which will take you through downtown or right to the airport. Nice staff on the desk too.
I made a reservation for 3 guests for 3 nights. The room was ok. There were 2 beds in a very small room. There were only 2 towels and one bar of soap and shampoo. Anything we needed we had to go to the front desk to ask for it. I asked for a towel and the owner seemed reluctant, but he then said he now remembers that my room has 3 guests and it's for 3 nights and then hands me an extra towel. You would think that because he made it a point to emphasize that, that he'd remember to make note we'd need 3 towels in our room everyday. Maid service never replaced the soap, shampoo, or toilet paper. Every night we had to ask for a 3rd towel from the front desk. I can't imagine what would happen if we actually needed an extra towel. Some days only one bed was made and the other was not. My cousin also booked a room for one night. His single bed room was about the same price and 2.5 times bigger than my room, which didn't make sense. There was a pull-out sofa bed, a study room, and the bathroom was bigger. This room could have easily fit 5 guests... Perhaps if anyone books, it's better to book the 1 kingsize bed option. Upon checking out, we had stopped by his room to help carry his luggage. The owner saw all of us leave his room in the morning, stopped my cousin, and questioned how many people stayed in his room last night.... The Downtown Value Inn will surely make you feel like it's a value stay. Don't expect anything beyond a place to sleep at night and the bare necessities. If you do decide to book this hotel, book directly with them to avoid 3rd party fees.
I booked this place online. However, when I arrived, they checked my ID and they refused me that because I was over 30 yo.... I have been travelling so many times, but it was the first experience to be denied just because of the age. They should have clearly said it before hand... otherwise, so many people will have problem in the middle of nowhere.
A 5 for the price and location. The Laughing Planet has good food and brew. Portlandia the statue from the movie is on 5th street. The Morrison Bridge I found out gets to the freeways. The Portland State University is across the street. Lots of Star Bucks , beer and pizza.
My wife and I had to sleep in our long underwear with toques on our heads it was so cold in that hotel room. The 'heat' was from an old A/C unit in the window that didn't throw any heat. It did throw a lot noise though as it might as well have been diesel powered it was so loud and came on every 5 minutes until we shut it off. No wifi either. Wife had to find someplace else that had wifi in order to do some work. Desk staff know all about this but play dumb as if they'd just heard about it. Save yourself the grief and find a different hotel.
Good place to stay one night. The room was huge also the bathroom. When I got there it was very cold but the heating worked well. Nice tv, plugs to charge the phone close to the bed. And free parking. No wifi
- Walking distance to Portland State University and Pioneer Courthouse Square
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Onsite dining
- Business center
Located in Downtown Portland, Downtown Value Inn is within a 5-minute walk of Portland State University and within 15 minutes of other popular attractions like Pioneer Courthouse Square. Guestrooms at this motel include refrigerators, microwaves, and TVs. It's in central Portland and also close to Moda Center and Tom McCall Waterfront Park.
This motel has a restaurant that's perfect for a leisurely bite to eat.
The rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including microwaves, refrigerators, and free local calls. Guests can expect free WiFi and 25-inch TVs with satellite channels. Other standard amenities include desks and free toiletries.
Downtown Value Inn features free WiFi in public areas, a business center, and laundry facilities. You'll find limited parking. The 24-hour front desk has staff always at the ready. This smoke-free motel also has a TV in a common area.
Reviews from Trip Advisor
26% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 108 reviews