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River's Edge Hotel & Spa

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Aurora, Colorado
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46 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

went here for weekend getaway with the wife and spent a little extra to get the river side view (highly recommend doing that) . Hotel was nice , staff was excellent . Only 2 negatives that i can think of 1) you HAVE to valet park even though the parking lot is 10 ft from the hotel 2) they will... More 

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Thank kygregor
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12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This hotel sits right on the Willamette River and has some nice property that connects to a long walking path along the river. The only negative thing about this place is the driving directions to the hotel. Obviously there have been changes to the roads so trying to rely on GPS can be difficult. Portland has road signs but they... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were at their restaurant for breakfast while staying at the hotel. After waiting for 10 minutes with no one offering beverages or the menu we walked out. Hostess when told about the experience was defensive and had no clue of efforts to encourage us to stay. Not going back :(

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Thank ReviewGuru2014
Clare S, Assistant General Manager at River's Edge Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear ReviewGuru2014, Thank you for taking the time to share your comments and feedback; we sincerely appreciate it. I regret seeing that we did not meet your expectations and hope that you will accept my sincere apologies for the disappointment you experienced. Your feedback is very important to me and I would appreciate the opportunity to further discuss your experience.... More 

Fort Myers, Florida
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived late night; therefore, were totally unprepared to be greeted by the spectacular view - once the fog lifted. Surrounded by vibrant hues of fall and the calmness of the Willamette River, left me in awe and almost speechless, which in itself is not an easy feat. The staff was attentive and accommodating...without a doubt, we will stay here... More 

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Thank PM_0207
Clare S, Assistant General Manager at River's Edge Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Hi PM_0207, Thank you for being our guest and for sharing your experience with us. I am so pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay with us, and sincerely appreciate your kind words. We are always striving for excellence and it is very rewarding when our guests let us know they are pleased. I whole-heartedly agree that the views... More 

Denver, Colorado
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This property is conveniently located out of the downtown area and nestled along the winding Willamatte River with spectacular views of the city from ground level. I can think of few properties with comparable idyllic backdrops and panoramic views. Imagine a cool & crisp morning to where you step outside on to the grounds and you are greeted with the... More 

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Clare S, Assistant General Manager at River's Edge Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Hi ursusnoire, We're so glad you chose us for your trip to Portland! We are indeed fortunate to have the location that we do along the Willamette River. We are happy to see you enjoyed the stay with us and look forward to the opportunity of having you visit us in the future! Best, Clare Schmidt More 

Saint Helena, CA.
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73 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On the whole this is a very nice hotel with a lot going for it .Valet was amazing, nothing was to much trouble.Check in was bad the girl seemed to have no idea what to do and was very flustered .A guy with a beard came to the rescue ,wish we had got him to start with . I found... More 

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Thank perryb6
Clare S, Assistant General Manager at River's Edge Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Hi perryb6, Thank you so much for taking the time to review our hotel! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed our property. Thank you for your constructive feedback in regards to our front desk team, this is valuable information for us to continue to train our teams. We strive to provide excellent, personalized care to all our... More 

Anderson
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My room was a river view room, nice view with a balcony. Clean, quiet with great service at front desk and parking valets were awesome! Located close to the OHSU campus and downtown Portland. A very good resturaunt is located right next door, excellent food and drinks.

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Clare S, Assistant General Manager at River's Edge Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Hi Peggy M, Thank you for being our guest and for sharing your experience with us. I am so pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay with us, and sincerely appreciate your kind words. We are always striving for excellence, and it is very rewarding when our guests let us know they are pleased with their stay. We look... More 

Prague
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63 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

First of all, I saw a lot of complaints here before my trip about the staff being rude, etc but I would not echo that at all. The staff was prompt, polite, courteous and generally great in every way. As I said in the title, I wanted to give 3.5 stars because I think 3 is a little low but... More 

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Clare S, Assistant General Manager at River's Edge Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Hi AGEinPrague, I have to say that this is by far one of the best reviews I've ever seen! This feedback that you have left us is so appreciated on many levels. You truly touched on so many different facets of our property, that it is feedback such as yours that truly enables our team to strive towards improvement, so... More 

Sag Harbor, New York
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Located in a nice little neighborhood, pretty river views. Love room 218! Didn't love the non-river facing room as much as they overlooked alot of roof top vents, so I changed to river view. Spa is really nice, whirlpool was broken, but my massage with Ryan could not have been better! Room service...hmm. What can I say? Hit or miss.... More 

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Clare S, Assistant General Manager at River's Edge Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Hi HChasin_on_1, We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us at River's Edge! Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback regarding your experiences with us, it sounds like you were truly able to partake so many of the different areas of our property. Apologies that our room service was hit or miss for... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 October 2016

This hotel looks and sounds very much like the River Place hotel, which ideally located in downtown on the river. This hotel is NOT. I was so disappointed as my cab drove me further and further south, almost to Lake Oswego. There is nothing within walking distance other than the expensive hotel restaurant. I thought this hotel was much closer... More 

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Clare S, Assistant General Manager at River's Edge Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Hi Tamara G, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us your feedback regarding your recent stay. We are in fact located in the South Waterfront area of Portland vs. the downtown core, sitting about 1.5 miles down the Willamette River from the Riverplace Hotel. Our sincere apologies that our location did not work out well for... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
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  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Conference Facilities
  • Breakfast Available
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
River’s Edge Hotel & Spa is an environmentally-friendly, 99-room luxury boutique hotel located at the edge of Portland’s South Waterfront District, an emerging mixed-use neighborhood integrating alternative transportation, parks and trails, green building practices, retail, restaurants and healthy living with art and design. Perched on the banks of the Willamette River just minutes from downtown Portland, River’s Edge offers travelers the sophistication and warm hospitality of the Pacific Northwest. Guests and visitors enjoy classic service, modern amenities and comforts expected from Portland boutique hotels, making River’s Edge Hotel & Spa a favorite among all Portland waterfront hotels. Among the hotel’s valued amenities are its luxurious two-level, 13,000-square-foot full-service spa, salon and fitness center as well as Aquariva restaurant and bar. ... more   less 

Additional Information about River's Edge Hotel & Spa

Address: 0455 Southwest Hamilton Court, Portland, OR 97239 (Formerly Avalon Hotel & Spa)
Region: United States > Oregon > Portland
Price Range: €143 - €243 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — River's Edge Hotel & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 99
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Also Known As:
Avalon Hotel And Spa
Avalon Hotel Portland
Hotel Style:
#5 Spa Hotel in Portland
#15 Luxury Hotel in Portland
#16 Green Hotel in Portland
#30 Romantic Hotel in Portland
#52 Business Hotel in Portland
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“get river view rooms”
 of 5 bubbles kygregor, 26 Nov 2016 | Read review
“There is building going on 2 blocks from the front door .”
 of 5 bubbles perryb6, 3 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Second floor on the river are the best rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles 666peggym, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Pay the extra $20 a night for a top floor room. Very quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles AGEinPrague, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Riverside is way better. Worth the few extra.”
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 of 5 bubbles HChasin_on_1, 15 Oct 2016 | Read review
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