The Best Budget-Friendly Hotels to Book in Portland

Lakeshore Inn, in the quaint suburb of Lake Oswego, is one of the best budget stays youll find in Portland
Lakeshore Inn, in the quaint suburb of Lake Oswego, is one of the best budget stays you'll find in Portland | Courtesy of Lakeshore Inn / Expedia
Annie Burdick

Staying in Oregon doesn’t have to break the bank when you book into one of these budget-friendly hotels in Portland.

Portland is an affordable place to travel compared to other West Coast cities such as Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles. With its underrated appeal, mountain ranges, easy access to the ocean and burgeoning food scene, it’s poised to become the ideal budget destination on the US west coast.

1. Courtyard by Marriott Portland City Center, for a hefty dose of character


Room at Courtyard by Marriott Portland City Center with a double bed, a desk and chair and an urban view
Courtesy of Courtyard by Marriott Portland City Center / Expedia

Courtyard by Marriot Portland City Center is one of the most characterful budget hotels in Portland. The downtown location guarantees that all the thriving food scene, craft beer, live music and attractions of the city are right on your doorstep, while the vibrant interiors exude both style and comfort. After a long day of sightseeing, take a dip in the on-site indoor pool or cozy up with some room service and browse the movies available on your TV equipped with Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime.

2. Royal Sonesta Portland Downtown, for excellent amenities

Boutique Hotel, Hotel

Vibrant lounge space at Royal Sonesta Portland Downtown, with patterned carpet, brightly colored sofas and a feature fireplace
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The Royal Sonesta embodies the spirit of Portland perfectly. With a hard-to-beat location in Downtown Portland, custom-made wallpaper, vintage touches and vibrant decor, each of the 221 guest rooms offers comfort, style and personality. Affordable rates, and amenities such as the Dosha 5th Avenue Spa and the Peloton bikes in the on-site fitness center, make this a deal you won’t want to miss. The hotel is also pet-friendly, so bring your pooch along and make it a family holiday.

3. Lolo Pass, for thoughtful facilities

Hostel, Hotel

Patio terrace at Lolo Pass with wooden seats and a view over trees on a sunny day
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Lolo Pass is not just another budget Portland hotel; it’s a hybrid hostel with style and affordability at the fore. The light-filled space is modern and well designed, offering everything you need for a comfortable stay. Choose between a private, shared or accessible room depending on your budget and needs. A shared kitchen, laundry and computer room are also available to make your experience as seamless as possible. Making new friends has never been easier, either – explore the ground-floor art gallery, grab a coffee or head up to the rooftop bar and meet new people to share your travel tales with.

4. DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Portland, for a bustling location

Chain Hotel

Outdoor pool at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Portland surrounded by bright-yellow loungers
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Set in the bustling Lloyd District and just steps away from the MAX Light Rail Station linking you to both Downtown Portland and the airport, the location of this budget Portland stay is hard to beat. The cream-toned rooms are comfortable and kitted out with all the usual mod cons – think pillowtop beds, flat-screen TVs, MP3 docking stations and coffee makers – while the 24-hour fitness center, outdoor pool and two on-site restaurants are welcome extras. Check into a pet-friendly room if travelling with your pup, and enjoy a warm welcome cookie on arrival.

5. Crowne Plaza Portland Downtown, for sunbathing


Indoor pools at Crowne Plaza Portland Downtown with potted plants and loungers
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Affordable doesn’t have to mean lacking in luxuries. Crowne Plaza is decked with plush rooms, and even has a spotless indoor pool with accompanying hot tub. When the weather allows, the pool has full bay doors that open onto a small sun deck. Wake up to fresh coffee from your in-room Keurig machine and finish the day with a beer at the pub-style bar.

6. Shilo Inn Suites Hotel, Portland Airport, for easy airport access

Airport Hotel

Suite at Shilo Inn Suites Hotel, Portland Airport, with patterned carpet, kitchenette and twin beds
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Warm, comforting ambience is the guaranteed vibe at this perfectly located hotel, with easy access to both the airport and Portland proper. The hotel has an old-school atmosphere, and you’ll feel right at home in the timeless bar and restaurant. There’s also an indoor pool with a hot tub that awaits weary travelers.

7. Mark Spencer Hotel, for mid-century charm

Boutique Hotel

Lounge space at Mark Spencer Hotel with wooden flooring, exposed-brick walls and modular sofas
Courtesy of Mark Spencer Hotel / Expedia

Expect exposed-brick walls, vintage flair and views over the city at the Mark Spencer. Butter-yellow accents bring instant cheer to the hotel, and plenty of natural light adds to the mood-brightening effect. Step outside into this historic part of downtown and enjoy a quick walk to the river, or to scores of restaurants to suit every budget.

8. Hotel Rose, for style and flair


Brightly colored reception area at Hotel Rose with curved seating and a reception desk with cut flowers on
Courtesy of Hotel Rose / Expedia

A hotel that aligns with the quirkier Portland sensibilities, Hotel Rose is classy and stylish, with a flair for the dramatic. There is no shortage of color here, with the art and decor keeping things fresh and upbeat. Pineapple-shaped biscuits and free coffee add to the homey vibe. The hotel bar is sure to impress, too, with its studded leather booths and open fire to warm up by in the winter.

9. Hotel Eastlund, for a boutique feel

Boutique Hotel

Lounge space in grey tones with modular sofas and a geometric room divider at Hotel Eastlund
Courtesy of Hotel Eastlund / Expedia

Geometric feature walls and floor-to-ceiling art greet you as soon as you enter this boutique hotel in the heart of the trendy Lloyd District, just across the river from downtown. Giant windows let light pour in, even on gloomy days. The rooftop bar and restaurant is a show-stopping centerpiece, the perfect combination of excellent food and ambience that will have you sticking around until late in the night.

10. Hotel Vance Portland, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel, for sleek minimalism


Sleek lounge space at Hotel Vance Portland with polished white-tiled floor and seating
Courtesy of Hotel Vance Portland / Expedia

There’s no one word that can summarize Hotel Vance, a budget Portland stay full of character, personality and vibrancy. The simple exterior of the building hides the graffiti- and art-laden walls, red staircases, yellow bar stools, games room and other quirky touches that you’ll find inside and make this hotel unique. The rooms all feature colorful printed wallpaper, but are otherwise stylistically minimalist. A self-declared haven for innovation and productivity, this is an inspiring place in the thriving cultural district of Portland, so grab a coffee at the on-site Starbucks and get your day started with a dose of creativity.

Mara Curechian contributed additional reporting to this article.

Looking for a different type of stay? Check into one of the best luxury hotels or boutique properties in Portland, or opt for a hotel with a pool.

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