Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 111
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JandA9 Would recommend to friends and family.
We would recommend to family. the only complaint
I have is the way the beds are made. We felt like we were short sheeted. We had friends and family there and they said the same thing. Other than that everything was great. Thank you
October 18, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by lastlap1 Great place to stay in Portland
Thanks to the staff for a great stay!!! I travel a lot, usually stay at Hampton Inn. Decided to give Holiday Inn Express a try, after many years away! Glad I did, price was right, and the people were great!!! Have already stayed at two more, and will continue.
October 13, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by tet711 Clean and Comfortable
We really enjoyed our stay at this property. The room was very spacious, clean and comfortable. The front desk staff were courteous and competent. Overall this is a very attractive property.
We appreciated the multiple ways we were recognized as Rewards Club Members.
October 3, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by KawiKen Clean rooms and good location!
Rooms and surroundings are very inviting. Staff was very helpful in all aspects of meeting our needs.
September 27, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Boris16 A reliable and Relaxing Place to Stay
Whenever we are in the Gresham area we stay at this facility. They are very good about providing the type of room we request. The rooms are nicely furnished and the beds are comfortable. The front desk staff, Betty, Robert, and Ashley are always ready with a smile and a warm greeting and are excellent problem solvers if there is an issue. Being dog friendly is also a plus. The breakfast buffet is tasty with a nice variety. I highly recommend the Gresham Holiday Inn Express.
September 26, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Jorvik No Fridge or microwave
We stayed for 5 nights. On the 3rd night some of our family checked in as well. In conversation we found out they had a fridge and microwave in their room, we did not. When we addressed this with the front desk they told us we had an upgraded room. Are you kidding me ???? An upgraded room with no fridge and microwave!!!!!!
By the way our room was exactly like our families room, except they had a fridge and microwave. The front desk staff could not care less and brushed us off. She actually blamed us for not asking for a fridge and microwave when we booked. We have stayed in many hotels in the US. and never been treated like this. Also our family has stayed in this hotel numerous times , never asked for a fridge and microwave and have always had them. Replace the front desk individual before you lose more customers. we will not be back if she is still representing your hotel.
September 24, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by mdennis322 Breakfast
We stay at this hotel because it is very close to our granchildren. We have, however stayed at the one in Renton Wa and the one at Sea Tac and they both a a breakfast that is better than the Gresham. My husband would love to see biscuits and gravy put on your menu, and I would like oatmeal.
September 19, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by dlr1972 Nice place and people
Staff was friendly and efficient. The rooms were very nice and comfortable. The free TV selection seemed limited, the breakfast buffet was ok, but not spectacular.
September 19, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by ProudMom28 Continental Breakfast???
While having breakfast on Sunday morning (served until 10:30 supposedly), it was rudely announced that the breakfast area was closing early due to an inspection by the health department and that no more food would be cooked that morning. Everyone was asked to leave and the dining area was full.
September 9, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Kevin2858 God and Bad
Overall we were pleased with our stay at this Holiday Inn in Gresham. There were a few issues: 1. We returned late from a day of sightseeing to find our room had not been cleaned. We were given a $20 credit, but didn't feel like it was enough for the inconvenience. 2. On Sunday morning around 9am we arrived to a packed dining room and were told that it was closing at 9:30am instead of 10:30am for "an inspection". We later learned they ran out of food. We believe this happened because they never asked for room keys and were feeding non-guests free breakfast. We went somewhere else for breakfast. 3. The room next to ours ordered room service and the dirty tray with food on it sat in the hall for 3 days, YUCK!
The staff was very nice and friendly! The beds were average.
September 5, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Yatsan18 Awful awful awful
When you say breakfast is to 10:30am
I don't want to come down at 9:30am and eat leftover .
When I asked the kitchen staff is there gonna be more food I was told no!! And got attitude instead.
Spoke to from desk staff and he took care of it only for the cook to bring out few hard boiled eggs !!
Air conditioning didn't work in the entire hotel , my wife and I had to sweat it was so hot that you couldn't breath inside .
To be honest I will never use this chain of hotels on any of my future trips.
September 4, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Moose007 Not very clean
The room was never cleaned properly. The restaurant had dust all over the dividers between booths. We have stayed at other Holiday Inn Express many times and never had this experience. We will not be staying at this particular Holiday Inn Express again.
September 4, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Kermie horrible place compared to what it used to be
We spent one night...and only one night in this Holiday Inn. From the moment we walked in, the lobby was stifling hot. Obviously no air conditioning. It was like that in the hallways of the upper floors as well. The lobby was overcrowded with furniture that no one ever sat in and the lone sign of comfort was a small desk fan trying to create some sense of relief from the 90 degree heat outside. The staff never offered a reason or an apology for the discomfort. Thankfully there was working air conditioning in the room. Another change from when we last stayed here. No microwave or small fridge units. Another thing...there were dirty dishes from room service that sat outside the doors all night long. Says a lot about the lack of standards that this place has. My recommendation is to find another place to stay. Obviously the owner of this Holiday Inn doesn't care about the comfort of its' customers...
September 4, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Boris16 Wonderful Stay Again
We particularly like this property for its convenience and the quality of the rooms and staff. Betty, Robert, and Ashley were all very helpful. It is a great place for our dog. The process for checking and out is very fast. You can expect a warm welcome.
September 3, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by jvee20 friendly but understaffed
checking in didnt happened instantly.... it was a waiting game! Only one associate was working to do everything on a long weekend! Guest has no choice but to wait! The next day was the same problem, we had to tend for ourselves needs. Although hotel staff didn't cater for our needs the restaurant staff however were overly helpful. Their customer service was superb. From my observation the staff would go an extra mile to make their guest feel comfortable and satisfied while they enjoy their meal.
August 31, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by tom212121 bad times at gresham holiday inn
This trip to the Portland Holiday Inn was very dissapointing. In past trips the hotel has been great and done well. Something has changed, they don't care anymore about the customer/guest.
We stayed two nights. Our room was not made up. I couldn't find out why the room had not been made up but it wasn't. The hotel clerk offered me a set of clean towels but couldn't get any one in to pick up or clean up. The restaurant was so busy at breakfast and so understaffed that they didn't even have coffee. All the food trays were empty and the poor staff were working as hard as they could but just were unable to catch up. More staff were definitely needed when they have a crowd like this weekend.
August 20, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by GREG945 BAD OR GOOD NEWS
We booked a room with a Jacuzzi a month in advance. When we checked in at 2 pm. I am told by the front dest attendant that there is good and bad news. The bad we cannot have the room with the Jacuzzi. The good news is save 15.00 dollars for getting a regular room.
She did say there was a hot tub in the pool area. Well my wife and I did not bring bathing suits for obvious reasons.
We went down to the bar ordered a drink and something to snack on. That was a joke the bar tender did not know how to make the drink my wife order, so we settled beer.
My wife ordered some flavored popcorn from the bar menu only to be told the had no popcorn. We also ordered something else from the menu only to be told that was not available.
The bar tendered told us that the regular bar tender and cook were both on vacation. The overall experience was very disappointing. We were there to enjoy the enmities and go to a concert at Edgefield. We had are hearts set on enjoying a nice soak in our room going down to the bar for a cocktail and some food before going to the concert. That did not happen. The only good news was the Steely Dan concert was awesome .
another guest ordered a draft beer only to be told there was no beer on tap. Even though there are six taps sticking out of the wall behind the bar.
August 19, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by YEGrd Dirty room and unhelpful front desk staff
Room was dirty, stains on bed and bed skirts, what appeared to be blood smears on the furniture, food crumbs on couch, hair in tub ... have pictures of everything and sent feedback to IHG but never got a response ...
Front desk staff (manager?) was unfriendly and unhelpful .. also didn't welcome us or ask us about our Priority Club info, very unaccommodating.
Would stay with HIE and IHG again but definitely not at this location. This was not indicative of any other experience in any of our other many stays with HIE.
August 18, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Traveler655 Great hotel
I would recommend this hotel to anyone plus I would stay here again. Very quiet, clean and large rooms.
August 17, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Jenn12 OK not great
The hotel is not as clean as other Holiday Inns I have been to so checked out early. Very dusty and uncomfortable. The air conditioner was very loud I had to turn it off. Same with the refrigerator, I unplugged it. The carpets were filthy and the furniture was pulled a foot away from the wall. Looked like someone moved it and didn't put it back. The room had a bad smell too.
August 13, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Marie64 Terrible housekeeping and food.
The front desk staff were great - friendly and professional.
The housekeeping was awful! I was there were 2 full days and never saw or heard a vacuum cleaner! The halls were dirty and the housekeepers were not on the floor longer than 30 minutes. My room was never dusted. New towels and glasses were put in the room and that was it. When I looked for a housekeeper on the Sunday I arrived I found several on them in an open room lying on the chairs eating. They were not happy when one of them had to get up and get me a box of Kleenex.
The breakfast staff was friendly but the food was cold on both days I was there - they ran out of fruit and yogurt and there was no orange juice "until Thursday when the truck comes".
There were no newspapers on either day I was there. "We run out early". (that was about 8:30 am)
I've stayed in Holiday Inns all over the world. This one was disappointing.
August 11, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Pbabcm nice
Overall, our stay was very good. We stayed in 2 rooms with no real complaints. My only negative comment, and it is minor, was the employee working the breakfast was a bit hyper. The cook/chef balanced her temperament well. The food was delicious.
August 9, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by maec nice place
It was a very clean hotel and there were stores that were close by. very easy on and off the Freeway. i would stay there again.
August 2, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 Nice hotel but needs more staff
We arrived at hotel at 9pm ready to hit the sheets but were told upon check-in that the hotel had been oversold and they had no more rooms. The girl at the front desk, Jasmine, was very sweet and told us that she had a list of other hotels in the area that had rooms available. I explained that I had 3 competitive swimmers in the car that were ready for bed and had to be at the Mt. Hood pool at 7am and I had made my reservations 3 weeks earlier and I didn't want to leave and what could she do for us. Ultimately, they were sold out of double rooms so she gave me two kings suites for the price of one double room. It was a very nice thing to do and we appreciated her help. SHe had been at work for over 14 hours yet remained kind and helpful. SHe was alone and had many other customers waiting in line to be told the same bad news.
The next night we had dinner in the restaurant and there was a woman waiting on tables, running the bar and bussing tables. She apologized for the slow service and informed us she was filling in for someone else. She was very sweet but extremely overwhelmed. Our food came out cold and in shifts so we didn't eat together. We didn't complain because it wasn't her fault. We just paid the bill ($40.00 for 2) and left.
It seems that this hotel is trying to save on payroll which is really affecting your customer service. The staff looks overworked and overtired. Although they remain friendly, it is clear they are exhausted.
We stay here a lot because of swimming so I hope the next time I come (unless I change hotels) the hotel is a little better staffed.
August 1, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by jjtravel11111 Terrible housekeeping.
Booked this hotel for two nights. When checking in was given the option of a room on the first or second floor, took the first floor room. Got into the room and noticed a musty smell. Thought it was due to room not being used for awhile. The smell was not overpowering so it was not that big of a deal. Being on vacation we put the do not disturb sign on the door so we would not be bothered early in the day. Left the room at 11:00 am and removed the do not disturb sign. Returned to the room at 8:00 that evening and found that housekeeping did not service the room. When I asked the front desk about it they stated "you are on the first floor, they do those rooms first". I told her that 11:00 was not that late and that they should have serviced the room. She offered for someone to service it, I told her no that I just needed clean towels. From the looks of the room even when housekeeping cleans they do a terrible job. The chair that was in the room had something spilled down the side of it and was never cleaned. This was not a little spot, it covered half the side of the chair. Photo is attached.
The information for this hotel lists the television as a 32 inch tv. In our room was an old 25 inch tv. The tv did not receive half of the channels listed and most of the channels were distorted due to the old tv receiving an HD signal. Everything was stretched in the vertical direction making figures appear very long and thin. I also asked the front desk why we were receiving only half the channels. She asked what room number we were in. When I told her she said "Oh, that explains it. Your room has not been updated yet." I said your hotel information lists 32 inch TV's. She said we do have 32 inch tvs, just not in your room. I told her if I didn't have one then it didn't exist for me.
Overall this hotel is a disgrace to the Holiday Inn name...
July 31, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by gmag098 Excellent in Spite Of
Everything was great except for a couple of things: 1) There was only one person at the desk when we checked in. She was very friendly, but had to answer the phones which kept on ringing, answer a housekeeping employees question, help registered guests with questions AND handle the check-ins (there were 3 of us waiting; 2) Breakfast could have been good, but some of the food was cold, containers weren't refilled quickly, ran out of bananas, and the toaster was too small to accommodate everyone -- and id didn't work very well..
July 22, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by jduda Ok, but had glitches
First let me say the hotel is located conveniently to the expressway, and the troutdale outlet mall. We found the hotel to be clean and well maintained. However there was no one available at the front desk when we arrived and took about 10 minutes before anyone showed up. Our room was ready for us so there were no other waiting. The first mornings breakfast was dissapointing for our granddaughter. We arrived at 8:30 and the pancakes were more like potatoe chips, hard as a rock and dried out. The second morning we arrived at the same time and this time there were no pancakes for her and the cook refused to make anymore. We ended up going out to eat since there was nothing else available that our granddaughter liked. The pool also was never stocked with any towels. both days tha we went to the pool we needed to ask the front desk to get us towels for our use at the pool. In addition the hotel was having trouble with there television service. Each night of our stay the TV would go out. A call to the front desk returned the service, but this happened too often, they should look into fixing the problems. If your not traveling with children that would like pancakes for breakfast this is an ok place to stay because of the cleanliness and proximity to Portland and its attractions.
June 26, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by woldhound comments on visit
my wife was not greeted as a priority guest and did not receive her bag with water and other goodies. I note this because at all our other stays this has been standard procedure Just thought you would like to know
June 22, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by BFidler Understand the nightly rate
I've been a business traveler for 18 years and not experienced the nightly adjusted room rate system as the Gresham HIExpress. You check in on a Monday night at one rate and then on Tuesday and Wednesday nights they call around to local hotels to determine a new average room rate. Your rate is then adjusted to match the local average room rate. Three nights then three different room rates - makes sense right?
This is an interesting way to increase their revenue at the expense of a multi-night traveler. I will relocate back to the hotel in Oregon City I have stayed for the past 6 years.
June 19, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Boris16 A Pleasant Stay
We stay here four or five times a year. They are pet friendly. The rooms are spacious and comfortable. Betty Lou is usually manning the front desk. She is a cheerful individual who makes you feel welcome.
Our only criticism in the past has been the lack of detailed attetion by housekeeping such forgetting to leave coffee or not cleaning the coffee pot. However on our most recent visit, there was an almost 100% improvement. They had evidently replaced some of their staff.
We will definitely be going back again.
June 16, 2013