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River's Edge Hotel & Spa

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St. George, Utah
Reviewed 26 April 2015

I initially grimaced at over $150 bucks a night but later felt that it was money well spent. Got the room on Hotwire. Desk staff incredibly helpful. Bellman working Friday evening 4/24 was over the top wonderful. He suggested a few restaurants and attractions. We took advantage of the hotel steam room, shuttle downtown and spent a magical day using...

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Christine A, Manager at River's Edge Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Hi Dan! Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review about River's Edge Hotel & Spa! It sounds as if you had a great stay and were able to take advantage of some of our best amenities. Now that Portland is one of your favorites, next time you are in town you have to try out...

Reviewed 23 April 2015 via mobile

Hotel is clean and nicely decorated. Smells great when you walk in and everyone is really friendly. Room was a decent size as well as the bathroom. Hotel is pretty conveniently located. Not necessarily downtown but not too far either We were able to easily get around to everywhere we planned with a very short taxi ride. Very quiet location....

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Christine A, Manager at River's Edge Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Hi Deb! Thank you so much for writing a review for River's Edge Hotel & Spa! It sounds like you were able to take advantage of several of our amenities...good for you! I apologize for any inconvenience you may have had due to the exterior restoration. I hope you took a walk around the hotel to see what an amazing...

Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 8 April 2015

The hotel was nice but they're doing construction on the exterior. They stress that you won't hear any noise and from my room I didn't. They offer at the moment a one way drive into downtown but you have to find your way back. They're located about a ten minute walk from the last stop the NS street car drops...

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Christine A, Manager at River's Edge Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Hi Joey! Thank you for taking the time to write a review about River's Edge Hotel & Spa. I'm sorry that the downtown, and South Waterfront areas weren't the area you wanted to be in. The East side is definitely the quintessential "Keep Portland Weird" side! All my best, Christine

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 7 April 2015

First, let me start out by saying it's not a bad hotel. It was clean enough, the staff was nice enough, the rooms were ok...but it was not a four-star hotel. It was a three-star hotel with a decent spa and average restaurant. Here are the reasons for docking two stars from the rating: - This hotel is not in...

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Christine A, Manager at River's Edge Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Hi Celia! Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I apologize for the attitude that you feel you received from our housekeeping department. I have taken your comments to the Director and it will be addressed immediately. Although our housekeepers clean rooms until 4 PM, they do try to get to all stayovers as soon as possible....

Reviewed 26 March 2015

I spent 3.5 days and 4 nights in Portland, Oregon, earlier this month. The first 2 nights were spent in a "generic hotel" near the airport. For the last 2 nights I wanted to find a hotel with more Oregon or Portland charm. I believe the River's Edge Hotel & Spa fits this description very well. Unfortunately they are refurbishing...

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Christine A, Manager at River's Edge Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Hi Frank! Thank you for taking the time to tell us your story! I'm so happy to read that you enjoyed your stay and that we delivered on that Oregon Charm. I apologize for the initial welcome of construction over the entry way. They have completely finished the Riverside and have moved to the front, and Hillside of the hotel....

Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
Reviewed 22 March 2015

This hotel has the best gym and spa that I have experienced in many years of extensive travel. The spa has no-charge beverages, sauna, steam room and hot tub as well as extra-cost services. There is no pool. The gym is huge, with myriad equipment and even aerobic classes. The 2 bdr river view suite we had was large, nicely...

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Christine A, Manager at River's Edge Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Hello Northern Neighbors! Thank you so much for taking the time to tell the world your story! I'm so happy to read that all went well. For all the positives with your stay, I am sorry to hear that our front desk staff was not impressive. If you would like to take the time to contact me personally, I would...

Reviewed 21 March 2015

We stayed here in hopes of having a nice stopping off point when downtown. Unfortunately, it's too far away from the heart of downtown (Pioneer Place, Park Blocks, Pearl) to be of use for that. It's a 20 or so minute streetcar ride to that area. The hotel itself is good. Our room was small and overlooked a graveled rooftop...

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Christine A, Manager at River's Edge Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Hi Katie! It sounds as if your overall experience at River's Edge Hotel & Spa was positive. We completely agree with you about the Christmas Ship viewing...such a fun tradition for so many families! I hope that maybe the next time you are in Portland you would still consider staying with us. As a reminder, we have all those shiny...

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 19 March 2015

The brief version... I was quite happy with my stay. And I could imagine this being a fine choice for a hotel-based event, or for an ordinary guest interested in the spa or the bike-path options. But I will almost certainly go a bit further north to the in-town hotels next time. Ther verbose version... I have stayed in a...

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Christine A, Manager at River's Edge Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Hello Seattle! I was happy to read that you enjoyed your stay, and that everything worked and was comfortable. I appreciate your comments about wanting to be in the heart of downtown the next time you are in town. I hope you give me a call and give us a chance to talk you out of it! Don't forget that...

Medford, Oregon
Reviewed 12 March 2015

We needed last minute accommodations and were more than delighted to find this quiet clean lovely hotel with a most luxurious spa. Very very pleased! The staff was gracious, the parking , free valet and its on the river.

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Christine A, Manager at River's Edge Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Hello down in Medford! I'm so happy to hear that you loved our Hotel, and our Spa! Sometimes those last minute travel plans can turn out to be some of the best memories :-) Please make sure to reach out to me the next time you are coming to Portland, I'd love to assist with your reservations. All my best,...

Reviewed 1 March 2015

My stay was great, the staff was warm and friendly. The food was delicious my only compliant is that the benedict i ordered the poach eggs were fully cooked. The ice machine was broken on the floor so I had to another floor. The bed was comfortable king size, there was a light fleece blanket if needed incase the comforter...

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Christine A, Manager at River's Edge Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Hello Sara! Thank you for your post letting us know how we did. I'm so happy to read that all went well and that you will be back with us in the future! I wanted to let you know that we have ordered a new ice machine for the 5th floor so it will be in working order when you...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Spa
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
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  • 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 SW Hamilton Ct, Portland, OR 97239-4245 (Formerly Avalon Hotel & Spa)
Region: United States > Oregon > Portland
Price Range: €125 - €262 (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 Green Hotel in Portland
#15 Luxury Hotel in Portland
#30 Romantic Hotel in Portland
#52 Business Hotel in Portland
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