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hotels near Reed College/Portland area

Old Aug 12th, 2006, 07:00 AM
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There are some decent looking hotels according to tripadvisor in the Lake Oswego area...Crown Plaza (as Icuy mentioned) Hilton Garden Inn, Phoenix Inn Suites, Fairfield Inn. Thanks for the suggestion of this area, I will see if anything is available, anyone know which is better? I will be needing to do college shopping, so this might be a good place for that also?
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Old Aug 12th, 2006, 07:01 AM
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I found a Best Western Sunnyside Inn on Clackamas, is this area ok?
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Old Aug 12th, 2006, 07:08 AM
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Any of those hotels off Kruse Way would be fine. The basic difference is price. It is a good location for all that college shopping. There is a Bed, Bath and Beyond, Fred Meyer, and those sorts of stores less than 5 minutes away. I live about 10 minutes from this area, so if you need any other info on this, just ask.

The BW at Sunnyside...I drive by there twice a week. Not a bad area, but it definitely would not be my first choice. I don't know anything about the hotel except what I see going past, but it looks like it is quite a bit past its prime. I have no idea what the rooms are like though. Personally, I would opt for the Lake Oswego/Tualatin area in a heartbeat over Clackamas.
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Old Aug 13th, 2006, 05:56 AM
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The Best Western Sunnyside --anything in Clackamas area-- is pretty much a freeway motel in the midst of lots of generic shopping center and strip malls. Certainly not scenic. But they do tend to be newer.

I'd shoot for the Lloyd Center area if downtown is filled. I've stayed at the Doubletree and the (now) Red Lion and both were just fine. On the MAX line, as well, for free trips to the downtown area.

The I-5 & Kruse way area seems to me like it'd be a LONG way. And crossing the river from south Southwest to south Southeast isn't the easiest thing to do, and can be time consuming.
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Old Aug 13th, 2006, 10:55 PM
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Thank you for all the terrific help. I was able to get a room at the Residence Inn by Marriott--Lloyd Center. I hope this will be safe and clean. You all have been a great help!
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Old Aug 13th, 2006, 11:28 PM
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The Residence Inn is nice. It's on the edge of the Lloyd Center area - a couple longish blocks to the Max. But a lot more quiet than other Lloyd Center hotels. Real easy parking, and in a lower traffic area.
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Old Aug 13th, 2006, 11:43 PM
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I was trying to stay close to Reed, and thought the Lloyd's Center was good for this...now how close is it to shopping for college dorm stuff, like Bed,Bath & Beyond, Target, etc?
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Old Aug 14th, 2006, 03:49 AM
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Well, Lloyd Center itself is a conventional shopping mall with a Sears, a Nordstrom, a Meyer & Frank, and all those "mall stores." But there are no box stores. For those, you can easily drive north on I-5 a few miles to Janzten Beach.

Otherwise - yes, the area around the Residence Inn is fine, although it's a few blocks to walk to anything.

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Old Aug 14th, 2006, 08:13 AM
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There is a Marshalls at Lloyd Center-
good for some discount items.


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Old Aug 14th, 2006, 10:00 AM
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You can either head north on I-5 to Jantzen beach, or south to exit 290 on I-5 for the best college shopping...Target, Bed, Bath & Beyond, Office Depot, etc. Bridgeport Village (at the area south) has lots of places that are a little more high end like Crate & Barrel, Talbots. Both areas are about the same distance, but I prefer to head south.
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