Mcmenamins Crystal

303 SW 12th AvePortland97205USA
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About Mcmenamins Crystal

Mcmenamins Crystal is a quirky property in downtown Portland, Oregon that features rooms that are themed to match popular songs by bands that have played the on-site Crystal Ballroom.

This property has 51 rooms, each of which is individually decorated and features unique headboards that act as a focal point in the room. The hotel's 42 queen rooms have shared bathrooms, while the nine king suites come with private bathrooms.

All guests of this property will have access to its underground saltwater swimming pool. There is off-site parking available through the hotel, as well.

The restaurants and bars at Mcmenamins Crystal are called the Zeus Café, Al’s Den, the Ringlers Annex, and Ringlers Pub. Scandals, The Roxy, and Jake's Famous Crawfish are just steps from the hotel.

This property is located 0.5 miles from the Portland Art Museum, 0.7 miles from the Portland Saturday Market, and three miles from the Oregon Zoo.


303 SW 12th Ave, Portland, OR, 97205, USA
Telephone: +1(503)9722670 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Computer with internet
  • Conference rooms
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking garage
  • Pets allowed
  • Restaurant

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Room safe
  • WiFi in rooms

Wellness / Spa

  • Whirlpool / Hot tub

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Right in downtown Portland

Many guests of this hotel have loved its downtown location. The property is right in the heart of downtown Portland and close to Interstate 405, Old Town Chinatown, and the Pearl District, so guests have been able to use it as a home base when exploring the city.

Interesting decor in the rooms

Each room at this property is individually decorated and themed to match a song by a band that has played the Crystal Ballroom. Guests have loved this idea because every room is different and provides an entirely unique experience.

Nice pool in the basement

Numerous guests have enjoyed the pool that is found in the basement of this property. In addition to the pool, there is a large hot tub there. Guests have found the pool to be a relaxing place to spend an evening with a drink in hand.

Negative Reviews

Shared bathrooms

Past guests haven't liked the fact that most of the rooms at this property have shared bathrooms. Because of this, guests have been forced to share a bathroom with others, and this has led to long waits to get into these rooms and dirty bathrooms on certain floors.

Very small rooms

Multiple guests have reported that the rooms at this hotel are very small. This hasn't left guests with much extra space, especially when sharing a room with someone else. The rooms don't have television, either, so there isn't much to do after returning to the room at night.

No on-site parking

There have been complaints about the lack of on-site parking at this hotel. Guests have been forced to park a couple of blocks away because of this, and have also had to pay the fee that is associated with parking elsewhere.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 559 reviews across the web
8.5 /10
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8.5 out of 10 based on 559 reviews