Monticello Motel

4801 N. Interstate Ave., Overlook, Portland, Oregon, 97217, United States, Portland, Oregon, USA

Why We Like It

Monticello Motel isn’t what we’d call an upscale experience, but it does the job, and if you’re looking to save money, you won’t find a better deal in Portland.

Sometimes when you travel, all you want is an inexpensive place to lay your head at night--no frills, no fuss. Which is what you’ll find at Monticello Motel. This motel delivers on the essentials and has a great location, and as long as you’re not expecting anything fancy or high-end, you should be comfortable during your stay.


The building, rooms, and furniture at Monticello Motel are all definitely on the older side--and it shows. The decor looks like it’s straight out of 1974, but each room comes equipped with a few modern amenities like microwaves, mini-fridges, and free Wi-Fi.

YOU SHOULD KNOW Monticello Inn does offer cable TV and DVD players, but some of the TVs are as old as everything else in the room. If you want a reliable television-viewing experience, request a room with a flat-screen.


The bathrooms are also pretty bare-bones, but they’re clean and the shower has plenty of space.


This motel is a lobby-free zone; once you check in, you go straight to your room.


The only food you’ll find on-site at Monticello Motel comes from the vending machines.


Some of the upgraded rooms have kitchenettes (including a stove), so if you don’t want to eat out every meal, request one of those rooms and stop by the store to stock up on a few groceries and snacks.

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Getting Around

Monticello Motel is just a few blocks away from a MAX Light Rail station that will take you right downtown. Or, if you’d rather bring your own wheels, they offer free parking on-site.


The motel is just a block from Alberta St, which is home to some of the best eateries in Portland. Try Aviary (11-minute drive), an Asian fusion restaurant with an inventive menu of small plates, including an impressive range of vegetarian options. Also be sure to check out Pine State Biscuits (12-minute drive), a Portland staple where you can enjoy fresh-baked biscuit sandwiches (make sure to try The Reggie, a fried chicken-bacon-cheese creation smothered in gravy).


Check out Alberta Street Pub (8-minute drive), a local hangout with an impressive beer list and great outdoor patio that often hosts local bands. If you’re more in the mood for a cocktail, head to The Knock Back (11-minute drive), a laid-back spot known for slinging incredible craft and classic cocktails (stop by during happy hour to sample their “Punch of the Day” for $5… and trust us when we say it packs a serious punch).


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Phones: 503-285–6641