Oregon’s largest city, Portland is renowned for its expansive parks, architecturally impressive bridges and cycle-friendly paths. It has also been blessed with some truly stunning natural surroundings, perched on the Columbia and Willamette rivers and with snow-capped Mount Hood as its backdrop. For arts and culture, a vibrant theatre and music scene attracts visitors from far and wide.
There’s an impressive choice of accommodation in and around Portland, with most of the options at the lower end of the scale in terms of price and luxury. In any case, with so much to see and do, it’s unlikely you’ll want to be spending too much time indoors. So if you’re looking for cheap hotels in Portland, whether it’s an independent guest house or B&B, a hostel, or something a little more refined, we’ve selected 12 of the best for you.
FROM $69/ NIGHT
For an affordable option with a sociable atmosphere and plenty of amenities, this hostel and guesthouse is hard to beat. Featuring a range of dormitory style accommodations – including mixed, male-only and female-only dorms – plus some private rooms too, the property is particularly popular with younger people keen to meet fellow travellers. An on-site cafe has 12 local micro brews, ciders, and kombucha on tap, and serves classic American fare. There’s a shared kitchen, laundry facilities, bicycle rentals, and a 24-hour front desk, plus individual lockers for keeping your possessions safe and free WiFi throughout, while complimentary breakfasts are served each morning. Portland’s vibrant Pearl District, home to several renowned art galleries, is a 3-minute walk away and there are also several restaurants nearby. Portland Union Train Station is a 4-minute drive away.
FROM $85/ NIGHT
Situated a short drive outside of the centre of Portland, this basic but comfortable motel features furnished, air-conditioned guest rooms with free Wi-Fi and cable TV, a work desk and a telephone. There’s also a microwave and a refrigerator so guests can store and prepare provisions and simple meals during their stay. For guests arriving by car, free private parking is available on site. A MAX Light Rail Station is 3 miles away and a bus line is also nearby.
FROM $74/ NIGHT
Guests travelling by car will appreciate the proximity of this mini-suite property to Highway 26. The clean and comfy rooms have basic amenities, and are popular with those looking for a simple roof over their heads rather than anything more sophisticated. There’s free WiFi throughout the property, along with a 24-hour front desk, luggage storage, and vending machines selling drinks and snacks. Family rooms are also available. Portland city centre is a few mile away.
FROM $81/ NIGHT
Another cheap option is Capitol Hill Motel, which is located a short drive from several notable regional attractions including Portland Children’s Museum, Bridgeport Village Shopping Center, and Washington Park International Rose Test Gardens. All guest rooms come with a private bathroom, flat-screen cable TVs, and a fridge, while some also have other kitchen amenities too, such as a microwave and oven top. Free WiFi is available throughout the property.
FROM $119/ NIGHT
If you’re planning to spend a fair bit of time at your Portland hotel, this property may well fit the bill thanks to its array of impressive amenities, including a cinema, a convenience store, a 24-hour gym, two on-site restaurants and a communal lounge area with regular live music and other weekly events such as western dance lessons and poker nights. As for the guest rooms, they feature cable TV, private bathrooms, a desk and free WiFi. Nearby places of interest include Portland International Raceway, Jantzen Beach and The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry.
FROM $68/ NIGHT
Well positioned for visitors arriving by air, being just a few miles from Portland International Airport, this affordable hotel is a popular choice – not least for its seasonal outdoor pool which is ideal for refreshing swims during warmer months. Guest rooms have cable TV, a work desk and seating area, plus a microwave, refrigerator, hairdryer and free WiFi. Guests also have access to an on-site launderette. Portland Rose Gardens are less than 10 miles away from the hotel.
FROM $69/ NIGHT
A few minutes’ by road from central Portland, this motel features bright, comfortably furnished guest rooms complete with work desk, fridge, microwave and free WiFi. There are plenty of landmarks and attraction within easy reach, including the Moda Center indoor sports arena and the Oregon Zoo. A number of shops and restaurants are also nearby, and for keen skiers the hugely popular Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort is less than 70 miles away.
FROM $102/ NIGHT
Located within a few minutes’ drive of Downtown Portland, this motel combines a convenient location with clean, comfortable and well-equipped guest rooms. Among the in-room amenities are air-conditioning to stave off the sweltering summer heat, a flat-screen TV, a coffee-machine, and a private bathroom with free toiletries and a hairdryer. The University of Portland is 1.9 miles away the Rose Garden Arena is a little further on. For those arriving by plane, Portland International Airport is 4.3 miles away.
FROM $74/ NIGHT
Even closer to Portland’s downtown district – easy walking distance in fact – is this affordable hotel. Air-conditioned guest rooms come with free WiFi and satellite TV, plus a small fridge and a microwave for your convenience. Elsewhere in the hotel, guests can make use of a 24-hour front desk and ironing facilities which can be taken back up to your room. For visitors coming with their own transport, there’s free on-site parking. The Oregon Museum of Science the Rose Garden are both a short drive away.
FROM $91/ NIGHT
This quaint inn is a popular choice with those seeking somewhere with a touch of character and charm, but also offers easy access to Portland’s main attractions. Guest rooms feature a flat-screen cable TV and comfy seating area, plus heating and air-conditioning. On-site services and facilities include a 24-hour front desk, free guest parking, fax and photocopying, and free coffee available in the lobby. Oregon Museum of Science and Industry is 8 miles away and Lan Su Chinese Garden is just a little further.
FROM $100/ NIGHT
An indoor heated pool with a hot tub is perhaps the stand-out feature of this affordable accommodation option in Portland. It also offers a free shuttle service to Portland International Airport, available during limited hours. Furnished guest rooms have a microwave, refrigerator, coffee-making facilities and free WiFi. An on-site business centre also makes it a popular choice with business travellers – as does the proximity of Oregon Convention Center, which is less than 8 miles away.
FROM $77/ NIGHT
This well-equipped, family-friendly hotel features a wellness centre, free private parking, an on-site ATM, daily maid service, and vending machines selling drinks and snacks. All guest rooms come with a decently sized private bathroom. The Rose Garden Arena, Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, and Oregon Convention Center are all a short drive away. For those travelling by air, Portland International Airport is also within easy reach.