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River's Edge Hotel & Spa

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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...

Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Reviewed 23 February 2015

Came here with my family (wife and 3 kids) and stayed two nights while visiting Portland. Nicely located near the center of the city - easy access to downtown and pretty much anywhere you need to go. Room was clean and huge with 2 King beds and nice big shower. Service was great - from beginning to end - including...

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

Hello Neighbor to the North! Thank you so much for taking the time to tell the world about your stay - it certainly made my day to read it! Add on to that you are a Senior Contributor with TripAdvisor - and everyone knows you speak the truth! I hope that we get to see you and your family again...

Reviewed 19 February 2015

I've stayed at this venue twice now. The first time, the room was large and plenty of room to stretch out. But the second time I stayed, the room was "all bed" and no real extra room. I would try this hotel again, but not in the same room as the second visit. For Portland, this is a quaint and...

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

Hi Keith! It looks like you reserved a room with TWO KING size beds for this trip. I must admit you are spot on with your description of that room...all bed. It's a blessing though for people who need that type of accommodation - there isn't another hotel in Oregon that offers two king beds...it's usually doubles. Of course, there...

Pahoa, Hawaii
Reviewed 2 February 2015 via mobile

Stayed here in late January and was satisfied with the overall experience. Great rooms, service, and location. Even the Aquariva restaurant is very good. Had breakfast twice there and it was tasty,filling and reasonably priced. The only downside is the $30/day parking fee. The parking lot isn't owned by the hotel, so that is why the parking is expensive. The...

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REHS2014, Manager at River's Edge Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Aloha Andrew! Thank you for the FIVE CIRCLES! I have passed along your comments about our valets and Aquariva so that they can share in the love too. It is a total bummer about parking, but thank you for understanding. The next time you leave your beautiful island to come to Portland, reach out to me directly and we'll see...

Fayetteville, Arkansas
Reviewed 30 January 2015

Interesting and very enjoyable little spot by the river!!! We had a river view room with a fireplace and it was lovely!!!! Very clean and comfortable with attentive staff. Offers one way shuttle service to downtown Portland. Nice little extra of bicycles to use down the paved path running parallel to the river!!! Great little hidden hotel amongst the trees!

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REHS2014, Manager at River's Edge Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Hello to our friends in Arkansas! Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know how you feel about River's Edge Hotel & Spa! It always makes my day when I read a review like yours. Thank you for trying us, appreciating us, and telling the world that we are worth the two-mile distance from the heart...

Tacoma, Washington, United States
Reviewed 20 January 2015

We came to portland as our baby girl required minor day surgery. After a lot of research I chose the River's Edge Hotel & Spa for our one night stay. Over all the staff was super accommodating. I was surprised to find it was not "downtown" Portland as the map had showed, but it was right off the freeway so...

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REHS2014, Manager at River's Edge Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Hi KatieDawn! Thank you for taking the time to tell us your story! I'm so sorry that you didn't see the notes on the website when you booked. All our third party partners do have the information up on their sites, and we have it listed in two areas on our own website. The hard thing is, not everyone looks...

Monmouth, Oregon, United States
Reviewed 27 December 2014

I had done a lot of research prior to booking and decided upon River's Edge. My decision was made based on the fact that I got more bang for my buck, being that it's not located in say downtown Portland. I'm in my early thirties but have been mistaken to be much younger, most of the staff I encountered were...

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REHS2014, Manager at River's Edge Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Hi Latoya! For you it was a Merry Christmas, and for us, it's a VERY Happy start to our New Year - thank you so much for the wonderful review!!! We were thrilled to hear that you found our staff respectful and accommodating. The fact that you didn't feel the need to leave the hotel speaks volumes to how we...

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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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  • Spa
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Minibar
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Conference Facilities
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  • Dry Cleaning
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  • 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: $201 - $345 (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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