10 of the Best Affordable Hotels in Portland

by Paul Joseph  |  Updated September 17, 2023

Oregon’s largest city, Portland has a wide selection of accommodation options, including several that won’t break the bank.

(The Society Hotel)

Renowned for its expansive parks, architecturally impressive bridges and cycle-friendly paths, not to mention a vibrant theatre and music scene and some truly stunning natural surroundings, Portland is one of the Pacific Northwest’s must-visit destinations. Catering for its visitors are hotels spanning every price point, from budget to luxury. If you’re looking for cheap hotels in Portland, whether it’s an independent guest house, B&B, hostel, or anything else, we’ve hand-picked 12 of the best.

The Society Hotel

This stylish 3-star hotel in downtown Portland, very close to the city’s Chinatown district, combines boutique touches with affordability. Industrial-chic style guest rooms feature bare brickwork and minimalist furnishings and there are bath robes for comfort. Elsewhere in the hotel, there’s a large rooftop terrace with outdoor furniture, a coffee shop, a bar, and a restaurant serving American cuisine. Notable nearby attractions include Lan Su Chinese Garden and the Moda Center sports arena. From $87.

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Best Western Inn at the Meadows

Another 3-star hotel that won’t hit you hard in the pocket, this Best Western hotel has modern décor and state-of-the-art facilities. A large lobby area has plenty of seating and there’s also 24-hour front desk, a well-equipped gymnasium, and a business centre. Guests can also make use of laundry facilities. Rooms come with a TV, microwave, fridge, and a coffee-maker. Hot breakfasts are served in the dining room each morning. The popular Portland International Raceway motorsport facility is located just across the street. From $91.

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(Photo: Best Western Inn at the Meadows)

Eastside Lodge

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 $89.

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Courtyard by Marriott Portland East

An indoor swimming pool, a terrace with a firepit, a high-tech gym, and a smart lounge and bar area showing live sports are the stand-out amenities at this eminently affordable 3-star hotel in Portland’s eastern suburbs. Contemporary décor and furnishings extend into the guest rooms, each of which is equipped with a desk and private bathroom. There’s also 24-hour front desk and guests can treat themselves to American breakfasts each morning. The 101-acre Blue Lake Regional Park can be found nearby. From $118.

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(Photo: Courtyard by Marriott Portland East)

The Mark Spencer Hotel

Located 1 minutes’ walk from Portland’s Pearl District, this boutique hotel is mere steps from all that downtown Portland has to offer. There’s a 24-hour fitness centre, and a lobby area with free daily newspapers and city guides.  Guest rooms come with TVs, and many also have full kitchenettes with cook tops, microwaves, coffee-makers, toasters and full sets of dishware. Room service is available from the local family-friendly restaurant and, as an added bonus, all guests receive the West End Passport offers discounts at nearby restaurants and shops. For bookish types, a 2-minute walk away is Powell’s Books, the world’s largest new and used bookstore. From $109.

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The Portlander Inn and Marketplace

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 $113.

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(Photo: The Portlander Inn and Marketplace)

Nordic Inn and Suites

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 $117.

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Comfort Inn & Suites Portland Airport

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 $117.

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(Photo: Comfort Inn & Suites Portland Airport)

Capitol Hill Motel

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 $104.

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(Photo: Capitol Hill Motel)

Viking Motel

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 $104.

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