River’s Edge Hotel & Spa
What We Love
- Farm-to-table Aquariva restaurant overlooks the Willamette River and serves a knockout Sunday brunch
- Eight locally brewed beers on tap at the bar
- Comprehensive menu of spa treatments with natural, organic and eco-friendly products
- Guests have free use of the hotel's bicycles
What To Know
- Free WiFi
- The river setting may not be as convenient as downtown for some travelers
- The decor is simple, but the guestrooms feature tons of natural light and leafy views
- Pets are allowed, with a $50 per stay fee
- Guests must be 18 and over to use the spa
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- Eco friendly
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Thanks to its tranquil location beside the Willamette River, this 99-room property is poised to take advantage of all the outdoorsy, Portlandia-style charms of this West Coast hot spot. While the decor is simple, the guestrooms feature tons of natural light and leafy views. (It’s worth splurging on a suite for a gas fireplace to keep you warm through those chilly Pacific Northwest nights.) On sunny days guests can hang out beneath the red umbrellas on the riverfront terrace at the Aquariva restaurant, which also serves a hearty Sunday brunch featuring calorific treats like crispy citrus brioche french toast. This being Portland, the restaurant leans heavily toward artisanal produce grown and raised using responsible, sustainable, fair trade practices, and the 13,000-square-foot spa continues the theme, utilizing top-notch natural, organic and eco-friendly products from lines like Eminence Organic Skin Care and Clarisonic. The bar, meanwhile, serves spirits infused in-house and has a daily happy hour — a perfect excuse to order that second Oregon craft brew.
In the Area
Nab one of the hotel’s free bicycles and pedal your way downtown via the scenic Willamette Greenway Trail. Join the rest of the book nerds at Powell’s City of Books, the world’s largest new and used bookstore, which also offers a publish-your-own book department and hosts regular events and readings by high-profile authors. Don some roller skates and take a spin around the Oaks Park rink, then get hyped up on espresso from one of the original pioneers of the Third Wave Coffee movement, legendary Portland roasters Stumptown.
How to Get There
We always stay here because we love the river outside the door! It's quiet and clean and the staff is great!!The restaurant has been upgraded and the food is really good! It's a bit ourt of the hustle and bustle of downtown and that's why we like it!! Thank you staff for a wonderful time...again!!
Stayed on Apr 30, 2018 and reserved one night's stay through Travelzoo. My wife and I were traveling from Mt. Rainier to the Oregon Coast. This was our Portland stop. The staff are friendly, courteous and professional. I had no issues with the billing or charges. The lobby is light and airy. The room was large and comfortable. The balcony overlooking the river was great. Once the slider was closed, it was very quiet inside. Didn't hear any outside or through-room noise. The riverside path that runs across the property is nice for taking walks or riding bikes. You will find many people doing so during the day. The grounds are in great shape. Seemed like more of a business-traveler hotel, as opposed to a tourist hotel. This wasn't a bad thing, we were treated great. We had late night drinks at the restaurant and the bartender was friendly and more than competent. Try the Billionaire.
Loved walking along the river and the spa was peaceful/quiet. Had issues with what was charged though so that added stress after we saw our checking account. We are told it will be resolved after the weekend though, I hope that to be true.
We liked the hotel, but billing process was erroneous — as it was supposed to be paid for by sponsor of clinical trial, but our personal card was charged. We have not been able to resolve the situation despite multiple phone calls.
Excellent hotel but restaurant service unacceptable. Food not served one hour forty-five minutes after ordering. And that was with a reservation. Had to eat there a few times as nothing else is close. Food was good but service was poor. That will keep us from coming back.