Portland Convention Hotel

3 stars
1021 NE Grand Avenue, Portland, OR 97232
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.3
out of 5
134 reviews
Red Lion Convention Center

The room was clean, the staff was extremely pleasant and helpful. Since our luggage was delayed,... See full review

  • SnickersWisconsin
  • Feb 14, 2014
Transit Accessable

This was a great value hotel with plenty of transit options--right at the intersection of the... See full review

  • RamblingWoman
  • Jan 22, 2014
Comfortable hotel across the street from Portland Convention Center
The Red Lion Portland Convention Center is literally across the street from the massive meeting facility and extremely close to a MAX light rail station. The hotel features rooms that were revamped in 2010 and offer such amenities as free Wi-Fi, refrigerators, high-definition TVs and more. The hotel also boasts a fitness center, guest laundry and two places for meals and drinks. The Cafe Ten-21 offers a casual spot for all meals, while the Windows Lounge offers drinks, food, a gorgeous view of the Portland skyline and a seasonal outdoor terrace.
Highlights
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Fitness center
  • Centrally located across the street from Portland Convention Center
  • Two spots for meals and drinks
Rooms
The rooms at the Red Lion Portland Convention Center were recently redecorated, providing guests with the latest in comfort. Upgrades include new tile, granite countertops, improved bedding and drapes and large high-definition TVs.
Features
The Red Lion Portland Convention Center is the closest three-star hotel to the Rose City convention center. It offers comfort and amenities including free Wi-Fi, a fitness center, an on-site restaurant and bar and more. The Red Lion Portland Convention Center also features the Windows Lounge, which offers a perfect to unwind after a busy day with a drink overlooking the skyline.
Transportation
  • Short walk to MAX light rail station (0.1 mi/0.2 km)
  • Quick drive to I-5 (0.6 mi/1 km)
  • Portland International Airport (10.2 mi/16.4 km)
Attractions
  • Rose Garden Arena (0.8 mi/1.3 km)  
  • Powell's Bookstore (1.6 mi/2.7 km)
  • Oregon Museum of Science & Industry (1.9 mi/3 km)
  • Portland Art Museum (2.7 mi/4.3 km)
  • Portland Japanese Garden (3.4 mi/5.5 km)  
  • Pittock Mansion (4 mi/6.5 km)
  • Oregon Zoo (5.6 mi/8.9 km)
Business
  • Meeting space with room for up to 150 people
  • Outdoor terrace available for rental
  • On-site specialists can assist with multimedia equipment
  • Catering available
  • Two computers with print, fax and copying service available
Policies and fees
  • The Red Lion Hotel Portland Convention Center is a pet friendly hotel. A one-time non-refundable fee of $20 USD per stay is required. This fee is waived for service animals and for members of the Red Lion R and R club.
  • Parking is $14 USD.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

Portland Convention Hotel Rooms

Handicap - Queen
Handicap Queen offers one queen bed Bed NS. This 238 square foot room features Plush pillow top mattresses and outstanding city skyline views. Amenities include wireless Internet access, work desk and chair, data port, alarm clock/radio, coffee maker, iron, ironing board, hairdryer, hotel service channel, cable TV and pay-per-view movies. ADA features include bathroom handrails, lever handles, lowered peepholes, Braille room numbers, closed caption TV. TTY units and clamp on bathtub grab bars available.
Superior - King
Superior King offers one King Bed Non Smoking. This 270 square foot room features Plush pillow top mattresses and outstanding city skyline views. Amenities include wireless Internet access, work desk and chair, data port, alarm clock/radio, coffee maker, iron, ironing board, hairdryer, hotel service channel, cable TV and pay-per-view movies. Bath amenities provided by Bath and Body Works.
Standard - Queen
Standard Queen offers one queen Bed Non Smoking. This 238 square foot room features Plush pillow top mattresses and outstanding city skyline views. Amenities include wireless Internet access, work desk and chair, data port, alarm clock/radio, coffee maker, iron, ironing board, hairdryer, hotel service channel, cable TV and pay-per-view movies. Bath amenities provided by Bath and Body Works.
Superior - Queen
Superior Queen offers Two Queen Beds Non Smoking. This 270 square foot room features Plush pillow top mattresses and outstanding city skyline views. Amenities include wireless Internet access, work desk and chair, data port, alarm clock/radio, coffee maker, iron, ironing board, hairdryer, hotel service channel, cable TV and pay-per-view movies. Bath amenities provided by Bath and Body Works.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Pet friendly
Elevators
Activities
Fitness center or spa
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Accessible facilities
Wheel chair access
Service dogs allowed
Service animals allowed
Accessible parking
Public areas wheelchair accessible for disabled
Handicapped parking
Audible emergency alarm for sight impaired guest
Wheelchair accessible elevators
Visual emergency alarm for hearing impaired guest
Ramp access to buildings

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Hotel Map

45.5304 -122.6611
Area served
Downtown Portland.
Nearby airports
Portland International Airport (PDX).
Area description
Located across the street from the Oregon Convention Center, the Northwest's largest convention facility, The Red Lion Hotel Portland Convention Center is within walking distance of Lloyd Center Mall, the Rose Garden Arena, Memorial Coliseum and some of Portland's best restaurants and entertainment. Right across the street is the "MAX" light rail system, providing free five-minute service to downtown Portland as well as service to Portland International Airport for a minimal fee that the hotel will reimburse at check-in. Portland State University, Oregon Health Science University and Emanuel Hospital are also minutes away.

Nearby points of interest

  • Rose Garden Arena: 0.3 mi
  • Moda Center: 0.3 mi
  • Lan Su Chinese Garden: 0.7 mi
  • The Gerding Theater at Armory Building: 1.1 mi
  • Living Room Theater: 1.1 mi
  • Tom McCall Waterfront Park: 1.2 mi
  • Hawthorne Bridge: 1.3 mi
  • Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall: 1.3 mi
  • Oregon Histrorical Society: 1.4 mi
  • Portland Art Museum: 1.5 mi
  • Oregon Holocaust Memorial: 1.5 mi
  • Keller Auditorium: 1.5 mi
  • Ira Keller Fountain Park: 1.5 mi
  • Oregon Museum of Science and Industry: 1.5 mi
  • PGE Park: 1.6 mi
  • Rose Garden Arena: 0.3 mi
  • Moda Center: 0.3 mi
  • Lan Su Chinese Garden: 0.7 mi
  • The Gerding Theater at Armory Building: 1.1 mi
  • Living Room Theater: 1.1 mi
  • Tom McCall Waterfront Park: 1.2 mi
  • Hawthorne Bridge: 1.3 mi
  • Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall: 1.3 mi
  • Oregon Histrorical Society: 1.4 mi
  • Portland Art Museum: 1.5 mi
  • Oregon Holocaust Memorial: 1.5 mi
  • Keller Auditorium: 1.5 mi
  • Ira Keller Fountain Park: 1.5 mi
  • Oregon Museum of Science and Industry: 1.5 mi
  • PGE Park: 1.6 mi
  • Jeld-Wen Field: 1.6 mi
  • Peter W. Stott Center: 1.8 mi
  • Laurelhurst Park: 1.8 mi
  • Bagdad Theatre: 2.2 mi
  • International Rose Test Garden: 2.3 mi
  • Portland Japanese Garden: 2.3 mi
  • Pittock Mansion: 2.7 mi
  • Hoyt Arboretum: 3 mi
  • Oregon Zoo: 3 mi
  • Washington Park: 3.1 mi
  • Portland Children's Museum: 3.2 mi
  • Mount Tabor Park: 3.5 mi
  • Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden: 3.8 mi
  • Chiles Center: 4.5 mi
  • St. Johns Bridge: 6.3 mi
  • Willamette Valley: 8 mi
  • Forest Park: 8.2 mi
  • Sauvie Island Wildlife Area: 14.8 mi
  • Columbia River Gorge: 15.2 mi
  • Oneonta Gorge: 28.7 mi
  • Mt. Hood Ski Bowl: 45.9 mi

Dining

Cafe Ten-21 Cafe
Cafe Ten-21 located on the lobby level offers casual dining in a relaxed atmosphere. Restaurant opens for breakfast, serving American cuisine with daily specials. Hours of operation are 6:30am - 10am Monday - Friday; 7:30am - noon Saturday/Sunday. Complimentary USA Today newspapers are provided at breakfast or catch the news on the 32" TV.
Windows Restaurant & Lounge
Windows Restaurant & Lounge, the sixth floor dining and Rooftop Terrace is the ideal place to relax and unwind. Enjoy comfortable seating and a magnificent Skyline view of downtown Portland as you enjoy dinner, drinks and appetizers or order from the full menu. Happy Hour Specials are provided daily from 4:00pm - 7:00pm. Dinner served 4pm - 10pm Sunday - Thursday and 4pm - 11pm Friday - Saturday. Two televisions let you watch your favorite sporting event or catch up on the news. The hotel also offers a seasonal outside terrace.

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
All meeting and event space provides a contemporary atmosphere for your meeting or special event. Facilities include the spectacular Windows Skyroom and Rooftop Terrace overlooking the Oregon Convention Center and downtown Portland, and to the north, Mt. St. Helens. Featured are floor to ceiling windows and a swank bar area. The outdoor terrace features umbrella tables and heaters for those chilly evenings. The Grand Ballroom has windows at one end overlooking the Lloyd District. This room is divisible into four separate rooms. The foyer has city views. The Executive Conference Suite is perfect for board meetings. Professional conference specialists are on-site to take care of all your needs, including audio/visual equipment and full-service catering.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (134)

Ratings and reviews for Portland Convention Hotel

Overall score

3.3 / 5
5.01.0
134 out of 134
Amenities:
3.2
Room cleanliness:
3.9
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3.7
Location:
4.2
Value:
3.5

72% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Portland Convention Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
EL CHAPO
Medford, Oregon
Mar 5, 2014

Great location

My family and I had a great time at this hotel. Everything is at walking distance food,Moda center,etc..

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

The Lloyd center mall

Review of Portland Convention Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
TSC JR
Redmond, WA
Feb 22, 2014

Portland

The Portland Convention Center Red Lion is much like the others I've stayed in over the last year or two. The buildings are older and in need of repair. Single pane windows on a chilly February night didn't help. The bath tub was chipped and cracked and dirty with stains. The hotel has been cosmetically updated with floor covering and new paint, but it seemed like putting lipstick on a pig. Having the street car running past the hotel didn't help either. The staff was very friendly and helpful, but it's probably my last stay at a Red Lion for a while.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of Portland Convention Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
SnickersWisconsin
Wisconsin
Feb 14, 2014

Red Lion Convention Center

The room was clean, the staff was extremely pleasant and helpful. Since our luggage was delayed, the staff provided us with a few essentials such as toothpaste etc. The staff was also helpful with city information.. Overall a 5 plus star staff. There are two computer terminals in the lobby along with a printer. Free wifi in the rooms. Very convenient on the light rail line Easy to get from airport to hotel on the light rail. the light rail is $2.50 for a two hour pass, $5 for an all day pass (also good to use on the buses), and $2 for all day senior 65+ pass. It would be efficient to have a breakfast buffet but there is coffee in the room and the restaurant is open until 10:30 am and has quick service. Also the room rate was so reasonable so we could easily afford to pay for breakfast.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Sightseeing tip: Not Applicable

.Don't miss the Portland art museum and the Chinese garden.

Review of Portland Convention Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Joyceliiii
Seattle
Feb 5, 2014

Family trip

It's good but it's not convenient, it's very cheap but the location is not good at all!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
2
Value:
2
Review of Portland Convention Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
RamblingWoman
Portland, OR
Jan 22, 2014

Transit Accessable

This was a great value hotel with plenty of transit options--right at the intersection of the streetcar and max line. Also great for accessing the esplanade and riverwalk for morning runs!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Take MAX Everywhere!

Review of Portland Convention Hotel

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Jim JImmy Jim
Business
Los Angeles
Jan 19, 2014

Nothing Phenomenal

Stayed here for a few reasons, 1. It was near where I needed to be 2. Initially the price was great $71 a night for a two queens 3. pictures online 4. Hotel restaurant lounge. I gave this two stars because they charged $14 a day for parking, the hours for the restaurant and lounge were not good, the majority of the staff seemed dead inside, lack of towels and the coffee in the room may have been the worst of ever had which is a shame considering the city portland has some of the best coffee around. CHARGING FOR PARKING! SERIOUSLY!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

for a few dollars more stay closer to downtown it ends up being the same a night because of the parking charge and you can walk everywhere.

Review of Portland Convention Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
KY Dave
Louisville, KY
Dec 28, 2013

Family Christmas

We have stayed at this Red Lion before & have had good experiences. Centrally located & handy to transportation.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Portland Convention Hotel

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Ed Ved
Fort Worth, TX
Dec 2, 2013

Fair Enough

The location was great! The room was nice. The heater seemed like it didn't warm the room enough and the worst part was they shut off the hot water for maintenance and it was a horrible cold shower!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of Portland Convention Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Rinay
Seattle, wa
Oct 15, 2013

Casual Weekend

Nothing spectacular, the staff in the evening was not extremely helpful, but the morning staff was friendly. The rooms, beds, etc were average. Comfortable stay if you are looking for something casual and less costly.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of Portland Convention Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
annmom
Oklahoma City, OK
Sep 20, 2013

family getaway

room was comfortable, well decorated, just a little small

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
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