Red Lion Hotel on the River - Jantzen Beach

909 N. Hayden Island Drive, Portland, OR 97217 (Formerly Doubletree)
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  • Red Lion Hotel on the River - Jantzen Beach
    Crina L.
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    4 Mar 13, 2014

    I just like the location. For a hotel that has conference rooms and is near the expo center, I-5, Vancouver, and PDX, it's where I'd want to stay. It's cavernous and does feel like the hotel in The Shining when it's not full, which I suspect is often, but it has an outdoor pool, which is rare in the area, a view of the Colombia river, Mt. St. Helen's on a clear day, and Mt. Hood. You can also see house boats from the deck in the restaurant. The rooms are nothing special, and the place just feels like an empty hotel, but there are tennis courts and it's the same price as all the little hotels near the airport. It's so dated it's almost cool again. I'd pay the $10 more for the rooms on the river side.

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  • Red Lion Hotel on the River - Jantzen Beach
    Matthew Starrett-Bigg
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    1 Nov 03, 2013

    This hotel is not only huge, loud and unpleasant, it is also feels like it belongs in the 70’s!

    This is primarily, it appears, a business convention hotel that caters for huge events as its main focus. The Front desk staff seemed jaded and overwhelmed by the mediocrity of it all and they appeared uninterested. In a sense I don’t blame them as this is a nightmare of a hotel that requires extensive renovation and modernization to our era! It feels dirty even though it may not be!

    The main attraction appears to be a dock on which you can tie up your boat for your dinner reservation at the restaurant.

    The rooms are quite nice with the usual amenities including wifi and in-room safe, but the noise permeating from the mass of people here is distressing. This is not a place for a quiet getaway for a romantic weekend, so don’t get trapped here unless your employer needs you to attend a convention!

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  • Red Lion Hotel on the River - Jantzen BeachPro 2014
    Margot B
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    1 Oct 29, 2013

    I was recently asked in a survey to describe my worst ever customer service experience, and my visit to this Red Lion is the first thing that came to mind. I remember standing, unacknowledged, at the front desk for over 10 minutes while people answered phones and generally ignored the growing line of customers waiting until they finally came up and asked me if I was next in line, sans"hello" or "how can I help you."

    As for the rooms, they are clean and well-maintained but the walls must be made out of plywood--you can hear every person who walks by as if they were in the room next to you.

    The interiors are hideous and look like they haven't had a refurb since the early 1980s.

    The only good thing I can say about this hotel is that they have a boat dock, so if you happen to have a boat you can dock it here while you eat at the restaurant. The restaurant staff are also quite sweet and polite, and should really be leading trainings for the incredibly low-caliber hotel staff.

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Reviews Summary

Very Good!1046 reviews across the web.

  • Guests recommend this hotel for business travelers.
  • Guests think this is a family-friendly hotel.
  • Price
    Excellent value for money, said 97%.
  • Room
    95% thought the view was good.
  • Location
    94% liked the proximity to shopping.
  • Service
    90% found the staff to be very friendly.
  • Grounds
    Clean pool, said 89%.
  • Hotel
    88% thought it was clean.
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Located on a river, this business friendly Portland hotel is close to Jantzen Beach Center. Additional attractions include Portland International Raceway.

Dining options at Red Lion Hotel on the River Jantzen Beach include a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Room service is available during limited hours. Recreational amenities include a spa tub, a fitness facility, and tennis courts. This 3.0

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star property has a business center and offers small meeting rooms and audio visual equipment. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in public areas. This Portland property has event space consisting of banquet facilities, conference/meeting rooms, a ballroom, and exhibit space. The property has a complimentary airport shuttle at scheduled times. Guest parking is complimentary. Additional property amenities include a coffee shop/café, a concierge desk, and barbecue grills. This is a smoke free property.

There are 320 guestrooms at Red Lion Hotel on the River Jantzen Beach. Beds come with pillowtop mattresses and premium bedding. Refrigerators, microwaves, and coffee/tea makers are offered. Bathrooms feature shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. In addition to complimentary wireless Internet access, guestrooms offer voice mail and in room safes. LCD televisions are available in guestrooms. Air conditioned rooms also include desks, blackout drapes/curtains, electronic/magnetic keys, and irons/ironing boards. Guests may request hypo allergenic bedding and wake up calls. Housekeeping is available. Cribs (infant beds) and rollaway beds are available on request. Guestrooms are all non smoking.

Notifications and Fees:

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check in, or check out.

  • Pets: US$ 20 per stay

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.


  • Business Center
  • Fitness Center
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Swimming Pool
  • Free Hi Speed Internet
  • Pets Allowed
  • Data Ports
  • TV In Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Air Conditioning
  • Voicemail
  • Electronic Room Keys
  • In-House Bar
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Clothing Iron
  • In-House Dining
  • Wake Up Service
  • Coffee & Tea Maker
  • Safe

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