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Econo Lodge City Center

1889 SW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97201-5303
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A note from Econo Lodge City Center
Updated 02/06/20


#93 of 160 hotels in Portland
Econo Lodge City Center is located near PSU, and walking distance to the downtown area. We are 1.5 miles from OHSU, VA Hospital, Doernbecher, Shriner's Children Hospital and the Casey Eye Institute. We are 4 blocks from the Keller Auditorium, where they have musicals, operas, and concerts. Public transportation is within 2 blocks from us. We have 25 of the famous food trucks located across the street from us. Our rooms are not fancy, but we are clean and comfortable with 42" TVs, microwave, refrigerator, coffeemaker, iron/board, and have complimentary wifi and a continental breakfast to get you started in the morning. We pride ourselves with our customer service; we want you to enjoy your stay with us.
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Paid public parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Vending machine
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
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Jeremy wrote a review Feb 2021
Texas1 contribution
Late at night check in, the night staff guy was super nice, friendly, and courteous the rate was good and the room clean and completely unexpected to how nice it was! So glad we picked this spot and will now be the hotel when I come back through... only down side is the parking lot is a little small and kinda sketchy but he let me park in the back so I could back into it to tuck it out of the way! Again probably the best service I’ve had from any hotel staff member!!!!
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
M N wrote a review Nov 2019
Trenton11 contributions2 helpful votes
Not fancy on the outside but the inside upgrades are great. Love the new “wood”like floors, comfortable beds, refrigerator and big rooms. Food trucks, Portland State and streetcar are all nearby so you can get anywhere in the city easily. I will ne back!
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Date of stay: May 2019
Paula L wrote a review Oct 2019
John Day, Oregon12 contributions1 helpful vote
Cleaning left a bit to be desired (seen worse but I have also see a lot better) Beds looked good even felt nice at first but it was really rough sleeping on it. 4 days almost to long and the breakfast was okay the first day or two but nothing changed. The in room coffee was not good at all but the coffee in the lobby was great. Was charged extra for a safe in the room every day and this was for a safe I did not use or ask for nor did they inform me in advance that it if it was in the room their would be an extra charge. And Portland your room tax it way to high.
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Date of stay: October 2019
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: inner room away from street must be better
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Response from Rita P, General Manager at Econo Lodge City Center
Responded 7 Oct 2019
Hi Paula L, I am not sure if you have the right property. We are the Econo Lodge City Center by PSU. We do not have a safe in any of our rooms, therefore we would definitely not be adding an extra charge to your bill. I do agree that the Portland taxes are quite high. The city and the state tax ends up being 15.3%.
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Sunset151 wrote a review Aug 2019
Port Townsend, Washington64 contributions55 helpful votes
We were there for three days, but on one of the days the shower had no hot water. We asked if we could shower in one of the empty rooms and they turned us down, all they offered was that we could check out and find another hotel. The included "breakfast" is a joke, white bread and a few bananas. The room was almost impossible to sleep in; either too hot and stuffy with the A/C off, or too noisy with the A/C on. We ran out of tissues and asked for more but they did not have any. Average bed quality.
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Date of stay: July 2019
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Voyager45517547903 wrote a review Jun 2019
Umatilla, Oregon1 contribution
I travel 3 hours away every year for a concert in downtown Portland, went to checkin at 2:38 was told to come back @4 came back @4 room was still not ready. We had to wait in line for our concert and had to leave our luggage and purse in our car because our room was still not ready. Never had a check in time of 4pm and on top of that they knew we were there since we went to check in at 2:38 so why was the room still not ready at 4. When we finally was able to get into our room and sleep, housekeeping was knocking on our door @ 10:30 to tell us it was time to check out and clean our room. For $171 I would have expected a room ready at check in or givin a room that was ready
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
US$92 - US$184 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Econo Lodge City Center
Which popular attractions are close to Econo Lodge City Center?
Nearby attractions include Portland Farmers Market (0.3 km), Keller Auditorium (0.4 km), and Portland Farmers Market (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Econo Lodge City Center?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a fitness centre.
Which room amenities are available at Econo Lodge City Center?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Econo Lodge City Center?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Econo Lodge City Center?
Yes, paid public parking on-site is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Econo Lodge City Center?
Conveniently located restaurants include Nel Centro, Restaurant Murata, and Morton's The Steakhouse.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Econo Lodge City Center?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Is Econo Lodge City Center located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 km away from the centre of Portland.
Are any cleaning services offered at Econo Lodge City Center?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Econo Lodge City Center?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Portland Center Stage at The Armory (1.6 km), Old Church (0.6 km), and Japanese American Historical Plaza (1.8 km).
Is Econo Lodge City Center accessible?
Yes, it offers facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.