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Fodor's Expert Review Viking Motel

6701 N. Interstate Ave., Arbor Lodge, Portland, Oregon, 97217, United States See on Map Fodor's Choice

When you’re traveling on a budget, you just want a property that’s clean, convenient, and has enough space so you don’t go crazy during your trip - and Viking Motel delivers on all the above. Located in North Portland, this no-frills property is ideal for travelers who want to keep their lodging costs down.

YOU SHOULD KNOW This property isn’t in the most hip or happening part of town, so if you’re looking to stay in one of the trendier neighborhoods of Portland, this isn’t the right property for you.

room

We’ll be honest: the rooms at Viking Motel aren’t getting any points for style. But they’re decently sized and come with all the basics you’ll need to enjoy your stay, including cable TV and free Wi-Fi.


Want to cut down on dining costs? Request a room with a kitchenette so you can prepare some meals in the room instead of blowing your entire budget eating out.

bathroom

The bathrooms are actually pretty spacious for a motel and come stocked with plenty of fluffy towels.

lobby

The front-desk staff is warm and welcoming, but there's no reason to linger in the lobby.

dining

Unfortunately, there’s no on-site dining at Viking Motel.

drinking

Same goes for drinking.

LOCATION

Getting Around

Viking Motel is right next to a MAX Light Rail Station, where you can easily access other parts of the city. If you do decide to bring a car, they offer complimentary parking.

Restaurants

Thai Ginger (7-minute walk) is a casual Thai spot within walking distance that’s a popular take-out destination, although they do have a small dining room (make sure to try the Panang Curry). If you want to eat in one of the trendier restaurants, head to the Alberta Arts district and try Pine State Biscuits (12-minute drive), a Portland staple dishing up excellent biscuit sandwiches like The Reggie, a fried chicken, bacon, and cheese concoction (to enjoy like a true Portlander, add an egg).


Bars

If you’re in the Alberta Arts District, grab a beer at Alberta Street Pub (10-minute drive), where you can enjoy a craft beer (and, on certain nights, live music) on their outdoor patio. If you want to stay a bit closer to the motel, Mock Crest Tavern (5-minute drive), a local jazz and blues bar, is your best bet.

WHY WE LIKE IT

There’s certainly nothing fancy about Viking Motel - but it’s clean, it’s comfortable, and it’s got a price that can’t be beat. For travelers on a budget, this is a must visit.


QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Casual
Residential Area
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HOTEL INFO

Phones: 503-285–4896;800-308–5097

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