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.
4.8 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
5 on September 10, 2013
This bed and breakfast was the perfect choice for my friend and I! The environment is peaceful, quiet and serene. The accommodations are are comforting, as well as comfortable; impeccably clean and thoughtfully appointed. This is the essence of having a 'home away from home.' What a pleasure it was to have clean and crisp cotton linens every evening. Thank you! We cannot say enough great things about the breakfasts at the Hostess House. I am talking about fresh, creative, melt-in-your-mouth breakfasts that are healthy and presented with a kind of special care that makes every morning a great morning. (Don't forget to try some of the homemade granola on that Greek yogurt.) The bottom line here is, the Hostess House is our pick whenever we're in Oregon. Cheers, to a great Inn Keeper! (And she is a "Keeper.")
5 on September 03, 2013
Milli is a great hostess, the rooms are comfortable, and the price was reasonable. We had a wonderful time!
Day trip to Mt Saint Helen, Japanese and Chinese Gardens, Museums, Nature trails, Portland, City of Roses, Short drive to Mt Hood, 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, Chinese Classical Garden, Pittock Mansion, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo, 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, Bungee facilities, Amusement Park - Oaks, 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
Other, Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast
Board games, Copier, Fireplace, Internet Service, Piano, Radio, Telephone, Washer/dryer
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, DVD Player, Desk, Hairdryer, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Wi-Fi
free wireless internet access, Plantation blinds for light control, 800-1000 all cotton thread count sheets, All bedding 100% cotton
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.