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Palo Alto, California
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Very friendly owner to greet us when we checked in. The room is very clean and has extra towels for my family of three. The wifi is free and has good connections. This location is near the street, but it is very quiet inside the room. We are just about 50 feet away from the famous Portland Food Carts. There...

Thank Shirley C
Middleton, Wisconsin
Reviewed 23 June 2016

We stayed two nights. The room was rather small, but it was very clean and included a microwave and fridge as well as a comfortable bed. The motel is close to Portland State and it is across the street from a variety of food carts, so a variety of foods are available -- and delicious. And the woman who checked...

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Rita P, General Manager at Econo Lodge City Center, responded to this review

It was a pleasure having you stay with us. Thank you for your kind words. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Just to clarify to others, Parking is not free at the lot next door, however, there is street parking that is free from 7pm-7am adjacent to the motel. I have had guests choose to park next door...

Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

We rolled into Portland looking for a room after seven pm on a Friday night. You have to be realistic about your options in this type of situation. Prices were not available, so we just pulled up and asked at the desk. The room was pricy, $180 a night for single king bed, two people. Tax made it $190. But...

Thank Delia_Melbourne
Rita P, General Manager at Econo Lodge City Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. The tax rate in Portland is 12.5%, which makes your $180.00 room to be $202.50. It is going up to 13.3% starting July 1. We do not intentionally try to hide any costs from you. Unfortunately, due to our limited space in our lot, we have 11 spaces and 19 rooms, we are forced...

Reviewed 9 June 2016

nice hotel with comfortable bed. well located next to food truck pod and a variety of transit options. Owners are really nice and helpful. Hotel is clean. Our room had a mini fridge and microwave. a/c worked well. Quiet area of downtown even though close to university. Hotel could be furnished a bit better, and there was a tiny bit...

Thank Brandon Q
Mill City, Oregon
Reviewed 31 May 2016

The City Center Econo Lodge is a good value in downtown. It's small and simple, but the location and price is competitive for downtown Portland. Our room was clean enough and could use some maintenance (peeling paint in the bathroom, missing lightbulbs, etc.), but the bed was very comfortable, sheets and towels clean & okay, and the location is surprisingly...

Thank SelwaySteward
Florence, Oregon
Reviewed 29 May 2016

Stayed for a medical appt at OHSU hospital . 10$ safe parking . Clean basic king room with frig and micro and coffee . Great location for hospital access . Nice staff and helpful Breakfast was free . Bagels , toast muffins fruit and juice and coffee with trays to take to room . Nothing fancy , but comfortable and...

Thank Susan760
Reviewed 25 May 2016

I reserved a room online and when I got there they let me know they would be charging me an additional parking fee. Not cool. That should be made known ahead of time. I compared prices for a reason. There were cheaper places.

Thank Mark P
Rita P, General Manager at Econo Lodge City Center, responded to this review

We have it posted on all of the sites that there is a fee for parking, If you look on the tripadvisor website under Amenities it is shown that there is a $10 per day Parking fee. I'm sorry that you felt we deceived you.

Salt Lake City, Utah
Reviewed 12 May 2016

The hotel was easy to access from the airport via the MAX train. Despite being inexpensive, the hotel was very clean and the staff were friendly and helpful. Great location next to (on?) PSU with easy access to downtown Portland and Washington Park.

Thank Nick R
Livonia, Michigan
Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

Location was perfect, parking cheap and awesome proprietors! Motel is old, but clean and comfortable. Excellent coffee shop for breakfast right across the street, lots of food carts right next door. Walking distance to downtown.

Thank Norma S
Sequim, Washington
Reviewed 25 April 2016

I was in Portland to see Newsies. This hotel was a five minute walk from the theater so it made it really convenient to see the show. I was back in my room 5 minutes after I left the theater and didn't have to deal with traffic. The rate was really reasonable and the room was spacious and clean. It...

Thank Jeffrey C

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Econo Lodge City Center

Address: 1889 SW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97201-5303 (Formerly Fourth Avenue Motel)
Region: United States > Oregon > Portland > Downtown
Price Range: RM426 - RM700 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Econo Lodge City Center 2*
Number of rooms: 19
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Econo Lodge Hotel Portland
Econo Lodge Portland
Portland Econo Lodge
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“Get a ground Floor Room and avoid lugging your bags upstairs”
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“second floor rooms are not accessible.”
 of 5 bubbles brandonq14, 9 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Ask for ground floor if you need elevator as there isn't one . It was surprisingly quiet . Small hotel .”
 of 5 bubbles Susan760, 28 May 2016 | Read review
“Second floor gets away from any parking lot level noise.”
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