Editors' Note: This property was formerly a Best Western.
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by Re Carroll
Abbotsford, British Columbia
August 22, 2001
The rates for this hotel were much less than many of the other Portland hotels I checked out. I think this is partly due to the fact that the
hotel is older and doesn’t have a lot of amenities. It is located in an area that seems a bit gloomy at night but we didn’t encounter any problems when walking around after dark. One real benefit was the MAX light rail line that was just across the street which meant we could leave the car at
the hotel. The hotel had a private parking lot near the entrance and there was no additional charge for parking.
Our room was decorated in rust, cream and green and had two queen size beds and a separate reading area with a table and a couple of chairs. Although a bit dark, it was
large enough to accommodate the four of us comfortably. As in most hotels, air conditioning was standard but the room also had large sliding windows that opened to let in fresh air and we had a good view of the large glass spires atop the Convention Centre.
The bathrooms facilities
were separated with tub and toilet in one room and the sink, hairdryer and large make up mirror outside the door. This worked well for us since there were four women and we could reduce our morning prep time because one person could do makeup, hair, etc. while someone else was in the
Each floor had a vending machine selling snacks and pop and ice machines were
located on every second floor. The hotel restaurant, called Marsens, was basically a coffee shop that was open for breakfast and lunch but we didn’t eat there.
The woman at reception was pleasant and helpful and didn’t bat an eye at our requests for extra pillows, change for the pop machine and information on tourist attractions.
Overall, the hotel had an almost institutional feel to it - not much of a warm and cozy atmosphere but as mentioned above, the location was ok and the hotel was very reasonably priced ($75. for 4 people). I’d recommend it as budget
lodgings but next time we’d probably pay more to stay right downtown at a hotel with amenities like a pool, sauna, etc.
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