April 14, 2003
The room was fine until the the toilet stopped working. The little chain inside broke free. The housekeeper only left decaf coffee and even though I requested coffee with caffeine, it never came. I ended up purchasing my own at a shop downtown. The walls are very thin too. It didn't help that my neighbors weren't getting along well and wanted to share that with each other loudly. I think they also had a problem with their bed since it was doing a lot of squeaking. I believe another guest stole the "Privacy Please" sign from my door and the housekeeper woke me up. She didn't quite understand why I didn't need housekeeping during my stay. Oh well!
Parking was $12.00 per night. About one block away (I would say 5th Ave. and Lincoln), there is a parking lot that charged only $2.50 on weekends (I didn't see any weekly rate info). I did not take advantage of the cheaper parking lot though because it was raining while I was there and I kept forgetting my umbrella in the room. The Doubletree doesn't have an attendant in the parking lot overnight. I left in the morning at 4:30am without having to pay the last night's parking charge. I even asked at the desk and the agent told me just to leave since no one was on duty. SCORE!
There was a coffee shop in the lobby that served espresso and sold souvenirs. It was open until 8pm on Sundays, which I thought was nice. I didn't use any other facilities during my stay.
My hotel room rate was $35 per night. I received that price by bidding on Priceline. If you would like to learn more about bidding on Priceline try reading some posts on BiddingForTravel.com
From journal Wandering Downtown Portland