What a little gem in the heart of a historic and charming city! Everything about the Camas Hotel was special including the owner, staff, rooms with all the amenities (bathrobes too), breakfast and free tickets to the the theater right down the block. We arrived at 7:00PM and watched The Chef at 8:00 which completed our day with big smiles. We would love to return again as this is the perfect location for visiting the Columbia River Gorge area with wineries and beautiful scenery. We also rafted dwon the White Salmon with Wet Planet Rafting which was fantastic. Thank you for a great experience and stay!
This place was amazingly beautiful. Due to bookings, we had to switch rooms but we didn't have to even carrry our luggage to our new room, they did all of that for us and hung our suits/dresses for us too. The beds were huge and comfortable. Our private bathrooms immaculately clean. Soft cotton robes provided. The rooms were lovely, really lovely. The breakfast that is provided was wonderful. Coffee, pastries, muffins, fruit, even some gluten free offerings. There were two problems with this place. The first is parking. There is no parking ot and you have to find street parking. We found it, but it was a hassle sometimes. The second problem with this place is the neighbors and their dogs. I'm sure they are nice people, but when I go on vacation, I want to sleep in. You can't do that with the two yappy dogs next door. One evening, we wanted to enjoy a glass of wine on the front porch. This time the neighbors weren't home, but the dogs were and their windows were open. For the 30 minutes we attempted to enjoy the lovely porch, we had to listen to these dogs at the window right next to us, barking incessantly. It was non-stop. We finally moved to the back yard. One would hope that the dogs would have stopped, but they didn't. They just kept on barking. I loved this place, but we will never go back because of those dogs.
We were totally taken back the by the beauty of the White House as we entered the front door. Our room was the icing on the cake with an amazing four post king bed, music, fresh baked cookies, and the list goes on. After riding the STP's 200+ miles for the for the first time, this made my tired muscles disappear.
Last weekend we hosted two wedding events at Portland's White House. We not only took over all of the rooms in the White House but we also held a special dinner for out-of-towners as well as a Sunday brunch. Our guests raved about the beautiful rooms, their fabulous nights' sleep, and the friendliness and helpfulness of the staff. The White House is gorgeous inside and out with lovely yet warm and welcoming furnishings. The food Lanning prepared for our Friday night special dinner and Sunday brunch was out of this world. Everything was homemade, local, elegant, bountiful, and delicious. We had one guest with very severe dietary restrictions and Lanning went to the trouble of making her special meals for both of those occasions plus her daily breakfasts. Lanning and his staff were so patient with us as we planned our special celebration and we were so grateful for his creative suggestions and ideas. They made our weekend easy, fun, and memorable. In the past I've also held Corporate meetings at Portland's White House and Lanning is always a joy to work with. I can't say enough about how extraordinary our experience was with Portland's White House. If you have an important event, I highly recommend it.
Nice to have restaurants we could walk to. Close enough to train that we could bike to the guesthouse from there. Good price & value for our stay. Would be nice to have gluten-free breakfast items that weren't sweet pastries. Nice to have fridge for our items. Common space & computer access were good to have also.
A Painted Lady Inn is our first b&b experience. Our room had a quarter bath ( toilet & sink) but we shared a shower. The house is 100 year old Victorian and it is in the process of renovation. It is a beautiful home but the renovations do not meet the quality of the original construction (I.e. a plastic shower) I presume due to the cost of replicating the original. The home is very comfortable with period furnishings (except the baths). Jody was a wonderful hostess and very friendly. The breakfast was not bad (asparagus quiche with fresh fruit and homemade muffins) but the portions more suited my wife than me. The price was 30% less than the competition so we are glad we gave it a try and we would gladly go back!
Looking for a charming old house in a beautiful neighborhood, close enough to the Max that you can go anywhere in Portland? Then try A Painted Lady Inn. Jody, the innkeeper and owner, is very accommodating, a good cook, and provides a very personal touch as she joins you for breakfast like one of the guests. We would definitely stay there again and recommend it highly.
Our room (the Coastal Room) was spotless, secure, and very comfortable - we liked having private access from both inside the house and the outside deck. The location is quiet and close to shopping in one direction and beautiful countryside for sightseeing and wine-tasting in the other, with easy access to Portland communities. Margaret and Harold are wonderful hosts; Margaret even called me before our arrival to find out any dietary restrictions - the first time I've ever had that happen for a B&B stay! We loved sitting down to delicious breakfasts with them and the other guests every morning and chatting over coffee after. We look forward to staying here again and will recommend the Cornerstone to all our friends and family.
I have traveled in Europe and the Far East; and, I can say without reservation, the week I spent in the little cottage behind the Painted Lady Inn was the most relaxing, enjoyable short vacation I have experienced. I did not take meals; but, the first night, Jody walked me to a unique little restaurant within a block of the cottage. I returned again another night and also discovered other equally good eating places nearby. The neighborhood begged to be walked and explored and I did it. Will return again when I get a chance to go to Portland. Also, enjoyed the city of Portland - very relaxing atmosphere every where I went. Great food, great people, and while I was there great weather.
"Awesome accommodations for rest and relaxation with many options for outdoor activities nearby." I selected Carson Ridge Luxury Cabins for my husband's birthday present. We stayed for two days in the Green Leaf cabin #5. The staff was very hospitable and fun. The room was quaintly decorated for a relaxed feel and bed was very comfortable. The Green Leaf cabin overlooked the meadow. The cabins have a bistro table and swing for enjoyment any time of the day - so relaxing. There is a path that winds around the property into the woods with a couple of hammacks placed as a little surprise. The grounds are beautiful with plants, flowers, shrubs and trees. The property is secluded and, did I mention, RELAXING. The breakfasts were scrumptious and they provide homemade cookies each day at 3pm (yum). There are various outdoor activities which are provided in a book located in each cabin. The area is beautiful. Thanks for making our stay a great one!
My sons and I stayed at the Painted Lady Inn for several nights in June. The place is lovely and comfortable. Breakfasts were pleasant, with the owner serving and then joining us. Ms Runge was very accommodating and helpful, which made our stay memorable. We will be happy to stay there again on our next visit to Portland. :)
We were so happy to have found this place at the last minute. It was located in a very nice residential neighborhood but also very close to trendy restaurants and pubs. The room was spacious, clean and comfortable. And, we liked that we were pretty much left alone. The back garden and sitting area is beautiful and we enjoyed sitting around and gazing out the window. But best of all, the breakfast was absolutely delicious! Thank you!
The Camas Hotel is a quaint hotel in old town Camas. The setting is lovely and the hotel has been beautifully updated. The breakfast provided with the room was excellent and is presented in a lovely sunroom. We will be back!
Great place to stay - basic but clean/well-maintained facilities. Homely feel, plenty of privacy and a generous breakfast. Location is excellent - away from busy downtown and in Portland's up-and-coming gastronomic hub.
My wife and I recently stayed four nights at the Cornerstone B&B, and we were delighted by the accommodations. The food was fantastic, and our hosts always sat down with us at the table for great conversation. We are interested in birds and other wildlife and were pleasantly surprised to find that Margaret and Harold attract birds with feeders. We saw several species that would be considered uncommon or at least exciting to visiting birders. The Cornerstone is highly recommended.
Lovely home with spacious and very comfortable rooms. Great breakfasts. Wonderful peaceful patio/garden. We love to stop by Elephant's Deli to pick up lots of great items and have dinner outside in the garden on one of our evenings there. Great location with parking too.
Without a doubt, this is the best B&B I've ever at. The house is a classic, and the food perfection. The neighborhood is worthy of a morning walk or run. I can't imagine visiting Portland and staying any place else.
Our stay at Portland's White House was full of pleasant surprises. When we arrived at our room, we found bottled water, two chocolates and two fresh baked cookies waiting in our room. The bed was fantastically comfortable, and the breakfast each morning was a culinary delight. In addition, the White House is located fairly centrally and is within easy driving distance of Portland's attractions.
This is a great historic hotel and fun to stay in. The staff is great. My wife left a sweater and they took the time to call us and offered to mail it to us to our home in California! I doubt you could get better service anywhere. The rooms, as you might expect, are small. Some of the larger ones are fine, but you'll be cramped in the smaller ones - but the charm outweighs the deficit of size. And the beds are super comfortable. We slept very well, although you will here noise from adjoining rooms. Now the real negative: the breakfast - some fruit, some pastries and bagels, yogurt, juice and coffee (the coffee was quite good). But get there in the first half hour or you won't get much. Also, in hot weather, it's uncomfortable in the atrium. This is a great place to experience for one or two nights, especially the historic nature and the downtown location, but not for any length of time. Dennis G.