Ponderosa Inn

Ponderosa Inn

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3.5
#2 of 7 hotels in Gresham
3.9 of 5 bubbles
Location
3.9 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
3.9 of 5 bubbles
Service
3.8 of 5 bubbles
Value

Clarion Inn is an excellent choice for travellers visiting Gresham, offering many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay.

Guest rooms offer an additional bathroom and a desk, and Best Western Pony Soldier Inn-gresham Hotel makes getting online easy as free wifi is available.

You can also take advantage of some of the amenities offered by the hotel, including 24 hour front desk. In addition, guests can enjoy a pool and breakfast during their visit. As an added convenience, there is free parking available to guests.

If you like Mediterranean restaurants, Gresham Best Western is conveniently located near Nicholas Restaurant and Selma's.

If you’re looking for things to do, you can check out Gresham Japanese Garden (0.9 mi) or Gresham Pioneer Museum (0.6 mi), which are popular attractions amongst tourists, and they are all within walking distance.

Enjoy your stay in Gresham!

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Meeting rooms
24-hour front desk
Parking
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Sauna
Breakfast available
Dry cleaning
Self-serve laundry
Room features
Soundproof rooms
Additional bathroom
Desk
Housekeeping
Telephone
Coffee / tea maker
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Clothes rack
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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2.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English

Location

1060 NE Cleveland Ave, Gresham, OR 97030
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 52 out of 100
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Portland Intl Airport
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Sandi S wrote a review Jan 2023
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We only stayed one night and it was nice enough. It could have been a little cleaner in the bathroom and the window sill, but the beds are very comfortable and the front desk folks we saw were very friendly and helpful. There's a coffee pot, microwave and fridge in the room which is always nice.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Zeki D wrote a review Aug 2023
Portland, Oregon5 contributions2 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a lovely, cozy hotel with good amenities (swimming pool, hot tub) conveniently located, easy access to the highways and restaurants that are actually within walking distance.
We were busy during the day, so we needed a quiet and clean room to sleep at a reasonable price, and the Ponderosa perfectly met our needs.
The staff was very friendly and attentive.
The continental breakfast was all good.
So, overall the experience was a comfortable stay and positive experience.

Except the following..
One morning I walked into the breakfast area to make some waffles. Soothing music was playing on TV accompanied by beautiful natural images.
In a minute or two, it was suddenly replaced with horror movie images with annoying music in the background.
No idea what the reason was, but it was an odd experience and I felt it was intentional.
My guess is that one of the front desk staff was a jerk and/or trying to be a jerk or griefer.
Musicians are cool folks in general, but some may not.

Other than that everybody else was very nice and highly recommended this hotel to anyone.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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destination_sun wrote a review Sept 2022
Maple Ridge, Canada282 contributions102 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Room was large, clean & had all the amenities expected in a hotel. The courtyard area is very nice although the pool required cleaning & the hot tub wasn't functioning ( we didn't mind as we didn't plan on using it).

What impressed me most was the quality of customer service by both the night & morning staff.

The coffee area in the lobby had many beverage options available. Although we were told small breakfast items were available in the am nothing was available.

The restaurant across from the hotel is great & open early for breakfast.

I'd definitely stay here again simple because of the comfort of the room & the great customer service.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: There's no elevator. If you have mobility challenges, request a ground level suite.
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Neta W wrote a review Mar 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at the Ponderso Inn for 5 days while visiting family in the Portland area. We were impressed, first of all that the front desk is staffed 24/7. How refreshing, as we arrived late. The staff members were all so pleasant and helpful.
Our room was clean and quiet. The continental breakfast was good, with many easy choices. The waffles are fantastic!

We will be visiting again and will DEFINITELY stay at the Ponderosa Inn.
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Date of stay: March 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Room 134 was great!
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C S wrote a review May 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Very friendly & accommodating staff, nice clean room & grounds, bed was a bit hard, but in great condition overall. Pillows were perfect! As a lone traveler, I felt safe; there is only one entrance through lobby with 24/7 hotel staff at front desk.
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Date of stay: May 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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4*60 wrote a review Oct 2022
15 contributions2 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
A decent older hotel . Comfortablr and well maintained. Clean room.
Have to mention the restaurant across the parking lot....Heidis was great food ok prices.
Hotelvwas very good value and we will be back. We try to avoid oregon hotels based on experiences but not this one!
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Response from Alix Child, General Manager at Ponderosa Inn
Responded 18 Oct 2022
We are so glad to here you enjoyed your stay while here in Oregon. Our staff will be looking forward to your visit next time. Hopefully we can earn all 5 stars when we see you next!
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Compliance O wrote a review Apr 2023
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I love this place. Clean, Staff is SUPER ACCOMIDATING. I have health issues that require special accommodations. They are always willing to make sure my stay is comfortable as possible. From the cleaning staff to the front desk. It is across the parking lot to Heidi's an amazing family restaurant and Dragon Palace Chinese / Sushi. A wonderful place.
Its easy to Portland. The Met is three blocks away. It has it all. Safe, Clean and friendly!
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Date of stay: April 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: This hotel does not have a elevator. Make sure if you need to be downstairs you request that when...
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Carma M wrote a review Apr 2023
Enumclaw, Washington6 contributions5 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
It was listed as a new hotel. It may have a new name, however, it was probably built in the 60s. It was clean, however, the 2nd day we returned to the room and discovered the room had not been made up. They did replace the towels, no wash cloths. The remote for the tv did not work, I had to find the power switch to turn the tv on. If I had an opportunity to return to this property I would not. I would not recommend it to anyone. The front desk ladies were pleasant.
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Date of stay: April 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Juleen wrote a review Nov 2022
16 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel was clean and comfortable, but is in a business area so there was a lot of traffic noise. I would have loved to use the hot tub after traveling all day, but it was closed. So was the pool. It sounded like it had been down for quite some time. Not much for breakfast. I don't think I would stay there again.
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Date of stay: October 2022
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Katey H wrote a review Dec 2022
Portland, Oregon51 contributions6 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Staff was friendly and room was clean and a great size. Was only there briefly to stay overnight for work. No working vending machines so make sure to bring your snacks. Would stay here again…close to restaurants of all types. On the summer the pool/spa looks like it would be very nice.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Parking lot is small and is shared with Heidi’s Restaurant. Could be difficult to find a spot at...
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Karla S asked a question Aug 2018
Lincoln City, Oregon
Any senior discounts offered?
781RobertW781 asked a question Jun 2017
Brisbane, Australia151 contributions65 helpful votes
How close is this Motel to the Max light rail
Answer from Dixie P
Philomath18 contributions18 helpful votes
Short walk about 3 blocks. Also short walk to downtown Gresham Very nice downtown with a variety of good restaurants and cute shops. I'm sure the staff willl be very happy to help. I'm not sure about long term parking.
reggie1592016 asked a question May 2016
Sandy, Oregon6 contributions1 helpful vote
What would the parking cost be if I left my car there for two weeks?
Dewey K wrote a tip Jun 2023
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Plan on having breakfast somewhere else unless you really like waffles."
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Compliance O wrote a tip Apr 2023
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"This hotel does not have a elevator. Make sure if you need to be downstairs you request that when you reserve your room. Call to confirm."
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Neta W wrote a tip Mar 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Room 134 was great!"
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Michael G wrote a tip Jan 2023
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"There is no elevator, so stay on the bottom floor if you have trouble with stairs."
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Katey H wrote a tip Dec 2022
Portland, Oregon51 contributions6 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Parking lot is small and is shared with Heidi’s Restaurant. Could be difficult to find a spot at times"
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ALSO KNOWN AS
best western pony soldier inn-gresham hotel gresham, best western portland, best western gresham, gresham best western
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Clarion Inn
LOCATION
United StatesOregonGresham
NUMBER OF ROOMS
74
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ponderosa Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Ponderosa Inn?
Nearby attractions include Cine Escapes (0.9 km), Books Around The Corner (0.7 km), and Gresham Historical Society (0.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Ponderosa Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Ponderosa Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Ponderosa Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ponderosa Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Nicholas Restaurant, The Local Cow, and Sweet Betty's Bistro.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Ponderosa Inn?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Ponderosa Inn?
Yes, dry cleaning and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Ponderosa Inn?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Ponderosa Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Columbia River Highway (7.5 km) and Benson Bridge (4.4 km).
Is Ponderosa Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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