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Portland Hotels

McMenamins Crystal Hotel

  • 303 S.W. 12th Ave. Map It
  • Local Flavor


  • Historic building with lots of character
  • Central location
  • Guests-only soaking pool
  • Three bars on site
  • Affiliation with the Crystal Ballroom


  • Few frills
  • Shared bathrooms in some rooms
  • No televisions

Updated 05/30/2013

Fodor's Review

Travelers who appreciate good music and good beer—especially in combination—will love this latest addition to the McMenamins brothers' unorthodox empire, which shares a building with three bars and is affiliated with the Crystal Ballroom concert venue a block up the road. Built in 1911, the building, a former glove factory, refrigeration shop, dry cleaners, and tire shop, is old and creaky but full of character. Original art and song lyrics are hand-painted on the

navy, green, and terra-cotta walls, each room honors a musician who's played at the Crystal, including James Brown, Patti Smith, the White Stripes, and Portland's very own Decemberists (reserving a room, in fact, affords access to sold-out show tickets). Pint glasses and Mason jars enable you to transport beverages easily. The saltwater soaking pool in a cave-like basement provides a steamy place to unwind.

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Hotel Information


303 S.W. 12th Ave., Portland, Oregon, 97205, United States

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503-972–2670; 855-205–3930

Hotel Details:

  • 51 rooms, 9 with bath
  • No meals

Updated 05/30/2013


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