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Glasswing Guest House

2821 SE Franklin , Portland, OR 97202 USA (Show map)
17 Reviews
$80 - $125
per night

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Make yourself at home! You can easily explore the wonders of Portland from the Glasswing Guest House. We are within walking distance of award winning restaurants, fun shops, and wonderful spas. It is only a 13-minute bus ride to downtown. Your friendly Innkeeper will treat you to a customized breakfast, personalized travel advice, and give you all the privacy you need. Enjoy a unique lodging experience in this relaxing hideaway. Pet Friendly! 2 Blocks to Zipcar. Breakfast optional.



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  • Guest room4.6
  • Services4.6
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Dining4.6

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Holly made our experience outstanding

4.4 on July 13, 2013

We stayed in the upper suite, which is a great private retreat: large bedroom, beautiful bathroom, and a cozy leaving room with couch and TV. Holly made our stay the best. We felt at home, with the difference that every morning we had a great breakfast! Holly is an expert in cooking eggs, so if you stay here make sure not to miss the eggs benedict with hollandaise sauce and the coddled eggs. She also invited us to join a party to inaugurate her new deck: this was a very pleasant surprise, which we enjoyed a lot. We would definitely stay here again if we will have another chance to come back to Portland.

A wonderful experience!

5 on April 08, 2013

Holly is the perfect host: guinuinely friendly, a great cook and had maps of the city and recommendations on things to do or places to eat. She even went so far as to make me a cake when she found out is was my birthday and made the best Eggs Benedict for breakfast. The upstairs room is a special romantic hide-a-way including a claw footed tub, wine glasses, robes and bubble bath. The room also has a sitting area and TV plus the bed area. Think more of a suite than a room. You could stay 'in' all day if you wanted to do so. We hope to go back soon.

One of the nicest places to stay

5 on December 09, 2012

I stayed with Holly back in May (and I have been meaning to write this ever since!) and it was just the nicest place to stay. Not only was the room high quality and the bed very comfortable, Holly is a great host! I ate breakfast with the other people staying one morning and the food was fantastic. This is definitely a place to stay!

Quiet Haven and a Last Minute Savior

4.4 on October 23, 2012

We came to Portland to run the marathon and chose this location for its eclectic neighborhood, quiet environment and easy transportation downtown. The Glasswing was all those things. We stayed in Leona's Blue Room, which was cozy and peaceful. We'd never slept on a Tempurpedic mattress before, but after some initial surprise, we both slept like rocks. To make a long story short(ish), our cab never came to deliver us to the race at 6 am on Sunday morning. Holly, who was up, saw our panicked faces, grabbed her keys and shuttled us downtown and deposited us steps from the starting line, but not before handing us a bag of fresh muffins and fruit. We were completely shocked and grateful for her early rising habits and generosity, and she saved us from missing out on the race we'd trained three months for. Also, her garden is beautiful, her rice pudding divine and she lives about .5 miles from Hopworks Urban Brewery (try every IPA and the soft pretzels). Thank you again, Holly! Thank you a million times over.

Light filled Portland suite

5 on September 18, 2012

We spent 3 days at the Glasswing Guest House in September while exploring Portland's delights. Our first delight was the beautiful suite that Holly has so capably and artfully designed and updated for guests on the second floor of her home. Holly is a joy to be around and communicated quickly and efficiently with us in arranging our comings and goings. She was flexible with us on several details that fall outside of the normal arrangements. The bathroom is large and airy with a tub and powerful handheld shower that is enjoyable to use. The bed was comfortable, slightly on the softer side. Holly makes wonderful breakfasts for her guests. We would love to return to stay with Holly again and recommend her place to anyone.

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Location Type

South East Portland 10 minutes to down town.


Portland, OR (PDX) 12 miles

Directions to property:

Driving directions to 2821 SE Franklin St, Portland, OR 97202 From Portland International Airport (22 mins) From Airport way take I-205 South... Take exit 19 to merge onto US-26 W/SE Powell Blvd... Turn right onto SE 28th Ave... Turn right again right onto SE Franklin St... The Glasswing Guest House will be on the left... (Cream colored with white trim. Japanese maple in front yard)

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Movie Theater, Doughnuts!, Beer!, Food!, Food!, Neighborhood!, Wine!, Bicycles, Walking in beautiful safe neighborhood., Urban exploration, Spas, Yoga, Cafe hopping, Bowling, Shopping, Sight-seeing

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, CD player, Ceiling fans, Computer, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Washer/dryer , Anything you need.

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, In-room internet, Desk, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Library, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycles, Walking in beautiful safe neighborhood., Urban exploration, Spas, Yoga, Cafe hopping, Bowling, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: 4:00
  • Check Out:: 11:00
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Please discuss limitations on booking.
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Yes Must be friendly with other dogs and people

Terms and Conditions



Holly King

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

1 Dog

About the innkeepers

Holly is an artist specializing in fused and cast glass art. Her studio is open for viewing and her work is available for purchase. Glasswing Guest House is within walking distance of Bullseye Glass Company where guests can take classes in warm glass art. .bullseyeglass/ Your innkeeper is also interested in salsa dance and Argentinean tango. Glasswing Guest house is just 6 minutes away from one of the best places to dance in the city! .tangoberretin/

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custom made meal to your taste and dietary needs.

  • Cost: Optional
  • Time Served: 5 am-11 am (as desired)
  • Serving Location: Kitchen or Dinning room (as desired)

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Guten Free , Vegan

Details Diamond Collection

2821 SE Franklin , Portland, OR 97202 USA (Show map)

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