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Red Lion Hotel on the River - Jantzen Beach

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We enjoyed our stay. In town for the night to catch two events. Room was comfortable. Upgraded for a river view and it was beautiful. Pool was closed due to seasonal temps. Planes fly over head, due to airport location but not too bad. Fun for 8 year old to watch. Large hotel conveniently located near freeway

The hotel has nice views and seems like it was once a REALLY nice hotel in its day. However, the hotel seemed really dated. The rooms were updated, comfy and clean though. No free breakfast either. Overall, I didn't mind the place and would stay there again.

Very close to I5 yet quiet. Good views, pool, tennis courts. Great walk on river front by marina. Great duvets and pillows, no bedspread, so a very clean feeling. Very good Alaskan halibut with Asian style sides.

Hugh room, clean and very comfortable room. Right off the river. Restaurants and target right around the corner.

The hotel is dated but the location is excellent and the rooms are very large and comfortable. We had a walk out room by the pool which provided easy access with a pet.

A very nice older, established hotel - very clean, a big bathroom with huge shower, and big, comfortable beds. Paid a bit more and got the riverfront view - beautiful! And had a view of the very pretty pool area as a bonus. The restaurant is right at the riverside,with courteous staff and delicious food, well-presented. The entire property has an upscale feel. This was a splurge for us, and we enjoyed it!

Enjoyed our stay, two two night stays within the same week. The staff was very kind in working with us to get us a room by the pool, thank you!!

The hotel was in a convenient location but outside look needs a lot of update. Spider webs in a number of areas covering the building.

The hotel was lovely. Such beautiful views of the Columbia River. We will definitely come back the next time we're in Portland! Very close to downtown, but a nice distance from the downtown noise to make for a relaxing stay. The hotel staff were also extremely friendly and accommodating. The bar staff gave us great recommendations on where to go and what to see.

This is a fine hotel and I would give a higher rating if the management would have done something about the group partying all night across from our room. A fight happened at midnight right in front of our door. I was traveling with family, including my 7 year. not the best experience for children to have people screaming, fighting and partying all night.

You can see the river through the restaurant windows. And our room also has a relatively decent river view. The hotel is a little old, and the facilities could use some updates. But everything seems clean and comfortable!

Convenient location close to I5 and staff was friendly. However, felt it was a little over priced for the age of the hotel and it not being in downtown Portland. Was happy they were pet friendly, though.

THE STAFF WAS VERY ACCOMMODATING AND PROFESSIONAL.

This hotel is showing its age and looking very tired and in need of an update. Terrible understaffing means long waits for check-in and for room service. An old-fashioned convention hotel. By the way, the hamburger on the menu at night is supposedly Kobi and goes for $17. The surrounding area is devoid of anything but fast food restaurants. A bad place to stay if you need to get back and forth to downtown Portland due to continuous bad traffic.

Nice place. Great location. Clean room with comfy beds. Lots of amenities, beautiful restaurant. Last but definitely not least, pet friendly so my four legged "kids" want to go back too.

Would have been nice to have some type of lurks. e.g Breakfast

Staff is very non-experienced and young college students, they are very nice though but due to lack of experience and training, a lot of missing in services which they try to cover up later. They offer shuttle upto 5 miles which is great to catch Train (MAX). On our first day they mentioned that they can pick us back latest by 11PM but even at 10PM they said shuttle pickup cannot be done, they arranged a cab though but had to wait at station for half hour in a rainy night. Next day no housekeeping was done and even after calling 5-6 times, housekeeping came at 10 in the night which they compensated with complimentary breakfast next day

Nice hotel with pleasant front desk staff. Close to shopping and the expo center. Will definitely stay here again.

Booked on Orbitz, they are right up said that extra beds were available upon request, when I requested one they said it would be an extra $20, when I told them they're right up did not mention that they made me prove it by walking down to the lobby and showing them their own write up. Then made me wait for almost an hour for a manager to come before they told me they would just give me the bed. when I brought it up at checkout they said they would waive the pet fee, then 12 hours later and 800 miles down the road they charged my card an extra $67.

909 N Hayden Island Dr Portland OR

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Nightclub

Red Lion Hotel on the River - Jantzen Beach places you within 3 miles (5 km) of popular attractions like Portland Meadows Racetrack and Portland International Raceway. This 320-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and a 24-hour fitness center. It's on a river and also near Portland Expo Center and Vancouver Farmers Market.


Dining

Cooked-to-order breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 11 AM. Satisfy your hunger without leaving your room with room service, or entertain your taste buds with bite a the onsite restaurant or coffee shop/café.


Rooms

All of Red Lion Hotel on the River - Jantzen Beach's 320 air-conditioned rooms provide microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. 55-inch LCD TVs are available for entertainment, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and pillowtop beds with premium bedding ensure a restful night. Safes, ironing boards, and desks are also available.


Property features

Red Lion Hotel on the River - Jantzen Beach features a nightclub, an outdoor pool, and a 24-hour fitness center. You can take advantage of free parking if you drive. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include a spa tub, an outdoor tennis court, and free WiFi in public areas.

Guest reviews for Red Lion Hotel on the River - Jantzen Beach

Everyone (33) Couples (61) Business (32) Family (37) Other (19) Friends (8)
5

nice hotel on river

Everyone

We enjoyed our stay. In town for the night to catch two events. Room was comfortable. Upgraded for a river view and it was beautiful. Pool was closed due to seasonal temps. Planes fly over head, due to airport location but not too bad. Fun for 8 year old to watch. Large hotel conveniently located near freeway

By on Oct 16, 2017

3

nice, but dated.

Everyone

The hotel has nice views and seems like it was once a REALLY nice hotel in its day. However, the hotel seemed really dated. The rooms were updated, comfy and clean though. No free breakfast either. Overall, I didn't mind the place and would stay there again.

By on Oct 16, 2017

5
Couples

Very close to I5 yet quiet. Good views, pool, tennis courts. Great walk on river front by marina. Great duvets and pillows, no bedspread, so a very clean feeling. Very good Alaskan halibut with Asian style sides.

By , from Novato on Oct 10, 2017

5

awesome

Everyone

Hugh room, clean and very comfortable room. Right off the river. Restaurants and target right around the corner.

By , from indian land, SC on Sep 29, 2017

4

huge rooms

Everyone

The hotel is dated but the location is excellent and the rooms are very large and comfortable. We had a walk out room by the pool which provided easy access with a pet.

By , from CA on Sep 28, 2017

5

nice accommodations with riverfront view

Everyone

A very nice older, established hotel - very clean, a big bathroom with huge shower, and big, comfortable beds. Paid a bit more and got the riverfront view - beautiful! And had a view of the very pretty pool area as a bonus. The restaurant is right at the riverside,with courteous staff and delicious food, well-presented. The entire property has an upscale feel. This was a splurge for us, and we enjoyed it!

By , from Oklahoma on Sep 25, 2017

4

nice hotel and view

Everyone

Enjoyed our stay, two two night stays within the same week. The staff was very kind in working with us to get us a room by the pool, thank you!!

By , from Palm Coast, FL on Aug 23, 2017

Review comment responded on Aug 28, 2017

Sue - Welcome Back! We appreciate you taking a moment to share your experience with us! I'm happy to see that our staff was able to accommodate your request to be near the pool. We anxiously await your next visit! Thanks again Sue!

4
Everyone

The hotel was in a convenient location but outside look needs a lot of update. Spider webs in a number of areas covering the building.

By on Aug 20, 2017

Review comment responded on Aug 28, 2017

Thank you for choosing Red Lion on The River during your recent visit to Portland! I'm very happy to see that you enjoyed the location of the property but do regret to hear that you found our hotel to be a bit dated. We do have plans for more updates to our hotel soon, starting with some interior/lobby updates. Again, thank you for sharing your experience with us! We look forward to seeing to back soon!

5

beautiful spot

Everyone

The hotel was lovely. Such beautiful views of the Columbia River. We will definitely come back the next time we're in Portland! Very close to downtown, but a nice distance from the downtown noise to make for a relaxing stay. The hotel staff were also extremely friendly and accommodating. The bar staff gave us great recommendations on where to go and what to see.

By , from colorado on Jul 29, 2017

Review comment responded on Aug 5, 2017

Elise- We appreciate the high praise! Being close to the river does have its perks, and we are happy to see that you were able to enjoy the wonderful views that the Columbia River has to offer. I'm also pleased to hear that you found our staff to be friendly and accommodating! I will be sure to share your experience with our team! We hope to see you again soon!

3

party hotel

Everyone

This is a fine hotel and I would give a higher rating if the management would have done something about the group partying all night across from our room. A fight happened at midnight right in front of our door. I was traveling with family, including my 7 year. not the best experience for children to have people screaming, fighting and partying all night.

By on Jul 10, 2017