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203 NW 3rd Ave, Portland, OR 97209-3910
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#3 of 56 Speciality lodging in Portland
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The Society Hotel, built in 1881 by The Seaman’s Friends Society, was opened as a haven for sailors who came into port. We believe in making every traveler feel connected to our community so they are ready to enjoy our beautiful city. We offer three ways to experience our unique hotel: bunk rooms for the affordable community experience, private rooms with shared bathrooms for comfort without excess and suites for a bit of affordable luxury. All our rooms come with plush beds, 10-foot windows, high speed WiFi and a rooftop unlike any other. We also offer two ADA compliant rooms for guests requiring greater ease of access. Book your bunk, room or suite today and come be a part of the Portland experience.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Business Centre with Internet Access
Rooftop terrace
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Mark Donald wrote a review Jan. 2021
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
Margarita V wrote a review Nov. 2020
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First of all I have to say that this hotel is doing whatever they can to remove my reviews from different platforms. Which clearly suggests that they do not deserve your money. This hotel should learn some customer service. When you wrong somebody, you try to do your best to fix it instead of trying to remove reviews! Absolutely unreasonable management. They did not honor the reservation because one of the guests did not have a passport, although the person who made a reservation had a valid ID that he presented upon arrival. They asked us to leave in the middle of the night after driving for hours. The crazy part is that the housekeeping manager refused to issue us a refund, but instead offered us a gift card??! I obviously have no intention of ever staying anywhere near this place. Note to the upper management: teach your employees to think outside the box. It can be pretty helpful in order to avoid similar situations in the future. We are still expecting our refund! And stop trying to remove my reviews. They will simply reappear again!
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
Stephanie H wrote a review Nov. 2020
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I loved my stay at The Society Hotel. Upon arrival I was a bit alarmed at the amount of homeless people living in tents nearby, but I had done extensive research before booking and knew this was the case. However I was never bothered by any and this is not the hotels fault. The staff was great, I did leave my do not disturb sign on my door my first day, but not my second, unfortunately it didn’t get cleaned the second day, but it wasn’t a huge deal and was probably just about timing on my end. The cafe was an awesome spot to hang out and the oat milk lattes were amazing. I stayed in a suite, since it had my own bathroom and it was so serene and minimalist, which is just my style. I had everything I needed! My absolute favorite part of my stay was my time spent on the rooftop. It had a gorgeous view of the city and heaters which was amazing with the fall Portland chill. Bringing up a sangria from the cafe and enjoying with a book on the roof was amazing! Definitely recommend, and for sure staying again!
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
Alu wrote a review Sep. 2020
Portland, Oregon2 contributions1 helpful vote
I was not informed that despite the website saying guests were allowed that I would be hassled every time I attempted to go to my room for an ID for me and all the people I was with. Making my night a living hell by forcing me and my friends to have to get another hotel that didn't hassle us every single time we enter the building. Stress free was not the environment by any means & will definitely be recommending tourists away from this joke of a hotel.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Annie M. wrote a review Mar. 2020
Washington DC, District of Columbia12 contributions15 helpful votes
Really nice hotel - you can tell they took a historical building and renovated it to look sleek and modern. The rooms are very clean albeit a little pricey considering you don't have your own private bathroom - there's a shared one in the hall that you use. Bathroom is very clean as well. You do have your own sink in the room which is nice. Room is overall a little on the pricier side considering how small it is but hey I guess the location is what you're really paying for as this place is in the downtown area and very close to a bunch of places and next to the public transport station. The staff is incredibly helpful and friendly and I love the fact that you can text them for assistance!
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Date of stay: February 2020
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US$95 - US$172 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Society Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Society Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Lan Su Chinese Garden (0.10 km), Portland Saturday Market (0.4 km), and Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Society Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a lounge, and a business centre.
What food & drink options are available at The Society Hotel?
Guests can enjoy a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Society Hotel?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Society Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mother's Bistro & Bar, Lechon, and Bijou Cafe.
Are there any historical sites close to The Society Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Portland Center Stage at The Armory (0.6 km), Old Church (1.4 km), and Japanese American Historical Plaza (0.2 km).
Is The Society Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.