Great Cash & Points Value at the Four Points Portland East
I stayed at the Portland Four Points when I made my first visit to the city last year and had a perfectly comfortable stay. So when I was looking for a inexpensive hotel night for my PDX urban wine tasting adventure, it was the first place I looked.
The prepaid rate was $139, making 4,000 points for an award night a pretty good deal. Even better was the cash and points option — 2,000 points and only $35 dollars. Granted, the Four Points Portland East is pretty east, about 10-15 minutes from the airport and about 20-30 minutes to downtown depending on traffic.
Fortunately for both of my stays I only needed a comfy place to sleep at night and it delivered. At check-in I had the same friendly staff person I had last May (though typical with my good-with-faces-bad-with-names, I don’t remember) and this time I got a very thorough run through of what the Four Points had to offer.
As a Platinum amenity I could choose points or continental breakfast. The restaurant next door was not part of the hotel but I could charge meals directly to my room and/or order room service and earn extra points. From 5-6 they would be doing complimentary 3oz pours of their “best brew” in the lounge area and from 6:30-8:30PM there were free snacks in the lobby.
Unfortunately my schedule was once again such that I didn’t get a chance to try any of it, but was good to know.
I had been upgraded one up from the entry level room to a Deluxe Guest Room on the second floor. It was a little bit bigger and featured a tiny sink and microwave and fridge.
I still find it hard to get used to the cold white lighting of the energy saving lightbulbs, but at least there were plenty of them. A nice work space though difficult to watch TV from the desk (if you wanted to).
Quite liked the sink in the bathroom and though I couldn’t figure out how to get the water really hot, the water pressure was great.
I did not have time to try out the indoor pool (which was empty every time I went by) but I did get to use the gym which fortunately was also empty. Nothing fancy but a decent array of machines in a tiny room.
The upstairs neighbors can be a little loud, it sounded like mine dressed and packed vigorously at 4AM, but I didn’t have any noise from the hall or adjacent rooms, for try for the top floor if you’re sensitive to noise.
A very solid stay, especially at that price!
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