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.
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I will never stay here again. This place was awful. Dirty, dingy, out dated, no blankets, noisy heater, no clock. Room service was OK and fast, and the food was reasonable. Check out was impersonal, no one asked how my stay was.
Staff were friendly room was just ok spa I would not ever go to again. Overall the energy of the place was very low. It could be a great place to stay but needs something. I would not choose again. Front desk girl Eryn was the best funny nice and very helpful.
Excellent stay, staff was always accommodating and kind. I like the restaurant was next door and the dinning is world class, Having a free breakfast would be a bonus, if that was ever in the works. I will most certainly stay her when I return in January, Thank you for such a clean room and an incredible view.
Room was no cleaned properly, website errors on rooms amenities. Over priced!!! Parking at $30 day to move your car 10-20 feet to the parking lot. Yellow water in bathtub. Spa hot tub was not co-ed...When going away with your partner...why would you want to go sit in a hot tub without them.
We were very pleased with the River's Edge Hotel. The location is perfect and what a beautiful setting with the river behind and walking trail. This facility is first class - very clean rooms, beautiful decor and a great staff - willing to meet your needs. Nice spa and restaurant included. The BEST!