Nothing fancy about Hostess House, which is a comtemporary home in a mellow neighborhood, yet has been open since 1988. This tells you that hostess, Mill Laughlin, is doing something right and customer satisfaction is assured! "Hostess House is a clean, clutter-free, quiet, economy inn where guests are pampered, coddled, and well fed - gourmet style," says Milli. "Our place is not for the conspicuous consumer but for the lower-maintenance person who is looking for quality accommodations with a smile." As a result you can expect a friendly welcome, an inviting night's rest, and awaken to a scrumptious breakfast. City-close and country-quiet. Private baths (one with handicap equipment)with many in-room amenities. Remote control basic cable TV/VCR/DVD and free wireless internet access. Smoke and perfume free. Free off street parking. Close to I-5, I-204 and I-84. You'll enjoy the City of Roses viewing an incredible rose garden, hiking the nature trails, visiting historic sights and museums, touring wineries, golfing, or after a day of shopping relax on the spacious deck. You can sip a cup of tea while viewing a deep, terraced backyard before enjoying one of Portland's fine restaurants.
The Americana Room features a Queen Size bed with bedside reading lamps. Remote control basic cable TV/VCR/DVD with free wireless internet access. The Private Bath has a partially tiled corner shower including deluxe cotton knit bathrooms and numerous bathroom amenities. Room furnished with high-quality linens and bedding. Plantation blinds provide light control.
The Around The World room features Heywood Wakefield furnishings including a Queen Size bed with bedside reading lamps. Remote control basic TV/DVD with free wireless internet access. The Private Hall Bath has a full size tub (handicap accessible) and shower. Furnished with deluxe cotton knit bathrobes and numerous amenities. High-quality linens and bedding. Plantation blinds provide light control.
4.6 on June 26, 2014
Quiet home, beautiful view, great food. A good place to just relax and regroup!
4.8 on June 04, 2014
The breakfast was amazing; I need Milli's recipes. Everything was very clean and Milli was very accomodating. My only complaint is that the bed wasn't that comfortable but that could just be a personal preference on the firmness of mattresses.
4.8 on May 15, 2014
Our flight arrived later than expected on a rainy night, and our delightful host Milli was awaiting us. Hostess House is very convenient to the airport. Our bed was very comfortable and beautifully made. We slept soundly every night. Our bathroom (especially the shower) was smallish, but we were pleased that it was private. When we walked into the dining room the next morning, we were captivated by sight of the gorgeous back yard, full of brightly blooming rhodedendrons. If it hadn't been raining and we didn't have a schedule to keep, the balcony would have been a perfect place for a leisurely breakfast. Every breakfast was incredible, far more than we would usually eat. We're so glad that Milli put some of her recipes on her website! It was a pleasure visiting with our warm and wonderful host. The home was spotless, and there was a wide selection of books if we had time to read. We were usually off to explore the city right after breakfast and didn't come back until late at night, but our key and the security system allowed us to come and go as we pleased. We were glad that we could leave our rental car in the driveway, which isn't always a given in an city known for street parking. The neighborhood felt very safe and quiet.
4.2 on May 05, 2014
It was our first B&B ever so we did not know what to expect. However, we felt right at home here at the Hostess House and the breakfasts were positively delicious. Milli, the owner, took care to make sure she knew what we could or couldn't eat as well as scheduled our breakfasts as we liked it (within the 7-9am time period). The meals were balanced and great for those who are conscious about not eating processed foods; we talked at length about the importance of healthy food choices! She also has plenty of resources for those who visit the area without a set plan. The bed was comfortable and the bathroom spacious with enough hot water and showerhead pressure (I like to know this stuff when I stay anywhere). We felt comfortable and truly enjoyed our stay. Our thanks to Milli for being so wonderful!
5 on February 24, 2014
Millie was a perfect hostess! Fantastic cook with great stories. I highly recommend Hostess House! You will NOT be disappointed!
4.6 on January 09, 2014
This bed and breakfast is a comfortable home tucked away on a quiet street with a huge back yard which is spectacularly landscaped. It is just minutes from Portland's international airport and easy to find, even in the early winter darkness. The breakfast was healthy food and so visually appealing that I took a picture of it..
4.0 on December 17, 2013
Every morning, the hostess served the delicious breakfast. We stayed 1 week but we were treated with tasty foods! Very good services. The bad point was we gained weights. Thanks for the great hospitality.
4.8 on September 25, 2013
Milli, the proprietor was just excellent --- welcoming, very helpful in general and especially about all things Portland (where and how to navigate the bus system, restaurants.) She made a special shopping trip in order to provide me with non-fat milk. I was able to use the refrigerator, to reheat things in the microwave, etc. It felt like staying with a gracious aunt. My room was lovely --- both clean and quiet. The windows opened for fresh air and looked out over a wide expanse of grass and trees. The location was fine, near the airport and close to public transportation. It was easy and convenient to get to and from the places I needed and wanted to be in Portland.
2.8 on September 21, 2013
We stayed here for 3 nights. The room was cozy (a nice word for small), the TV was okay (no cable access), and breakfast was unique. So, if you're looking for a place to rest at night in peace and you're not into a big breakfast, then the Hostess House will work for you. The hostess, Milli, is very nice and can keep a conversation going during breakfast. The house is kept around 75 degrees F, a bit warm for me. The house smells like moth balls in some places, but the bathroom is very clean, as is the entire house. So, while I can't point to anything and say, "This was bad," I likewise can't point to anything outstanding. Just an average place at an average price.
5 on September 16, 2013
We loved our stay in Portland thanks to Hostess House. It is a very homey and professionally-run establishment. It is not a fancy Victorian house like some B&Bs, but rather a great experience in someone's cozy home. Our room and bathroom were excellent with many amenities and helpful maps and guidebooks. Millie has flowers everywhere and a beautiful deck out back. But the best reason to stay is Millie herself and her ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS breakfasts--beautiful, varied, healthy and delicious. We definitely recommend. Paula & Dan
Short drive to Mt Hood, Day trip to Mt Saint Helen, Museums, Portland, City of Roses, Nature trails, Japanese and Chinese Gardens, Airport, City, Suburban, Wine country
Portland, OR (PDX) 2 miles
From Airport: Go east on Airport Way. Turn right on N. E. 82nd. Go one mile. Turn right (west)on N. E. Columbia Blvd. exit. Go to N. E. 60th. Turn left on N. E. 60th. Go five irregular blocks. Turn right on N.E. Emerson St. There is no 59th or 58th street. Inn is the 8th house on the left.
Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Portland Rose Garden, Forestry Center, Saturday Market, The Grotto, Pittock Mansion, Chinese Classical Garden, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo
Other, Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast
Board games, Copier, Fireplace, Internet Service, Piano, Radio, Telephone, Washer/dryer , free wireless internet access, Plantation blinds for light control, 800-1000 all cotton thread count sheets, All bedding 100% cotton
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, DVD Player, Desk, Hairdryer, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Wi-Fi
Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Tour of Wine Tasting Country, Sightseeing tours, Museums, Historical Places, Amusement Park - Oaks, Bungee facilities, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Tennis racket rental, Video Arcade, Water sports, Whitewater Rafting
A 25th-year innkeeper, Milli, has won awards for her pastries, enjoys gardening, sewing, Nursing Home Ministry Chaplin and writing. Published, A Time To Dance. Reader Review: A heart-wrenching story of pain and suffering revealing the deepest questions of God's sovereignty, love and purpose. Takes you through valleys and to mountain tops. A brutally honest story of a family in crisis. Provides hope that no matter what life throws at you there will be A Time To Dance. KSBennett
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Accommodate requests, Vegan, Low Cal
German apple pancake
A special pancake batter poured into a very hot, buttered cake pan, swirled with thin apple slices then cinnamon sugar sprinkled on top. When baked to a golden brown, served with hot apple cider syrup. Yummy! Liked by both children and adults.