5 on September 25, 2017
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Lion & The Rose. Everyone was welcoming and it was nice to have Steve join us for breakfast in the mornings. He was helpful with directions and advice about places to visit and to eat. They were extremely accommodating as our arrival time was delayed due to our being rear-ended by a truck (no one hurt!). They walked us through how to get in through the back door. It was nice to be in such a clean, friendly place when we finally arrived.
5 on September 11, 2017
I absolutely Love the Lion & the Rose! The home and its decor are stunningly beautiful! If you want to experience a true Victorian home this is it. The hosts are friendly and go above and beyond to make sure your stay is the best possble, from phones in your room, free WiFi and printer, Memory foam pillows, sleep number beds and many more extras. The 3 course breakfasts are cooked to perfection and snacks and drinks are available 24/7. The hosts are very accommodating and provide maps of the area and suggestions for your travels. The home is impecably clean which is amazing considering its size and the decor. I have traveled around the world and this is my favorite B&B. I highly recommend that you consider the Lion & the Rose for your next stay when in the Portland area and you will be glad you did.
5 on September 03, 2017
This house was beautiful, comfortable and the food was delicious!
5 on August 28, 2017
The Lion and the Rose Guest House has thought of everything their guests need during a visit. The bathroom is well equipped. The breakfasts are delicious, beautifully prepared, and plentiful, often with seconds available. The hosts, Steve and Dusty are friendly and helpful, as is their manager, also named Dusty, who is gracious, warm and welcoming. We would recommend Lion and the Rose to anyone visiting the Portland area.
4.6 on August 24, 2017
This guest house is beautiful, with interesting items absolutely everywhere! We enjoyed our room and especially appreciated how cool the house stayed during a heat wave! Breakfasts are amazing at a beautifully set table. Conversations around that table were as good as the food!
5 on August 05, 2017
My husband and I stayed at the Lion and the Rose 10 years ago, and the service, cleanliness, etc has not changed. Talked with Steve at breakfast, and enjoyed hearing about owning a B and B. The Lion and the Rose is a top notch place and would recommend it to anyone
4.4 on August 02, 2017
Lovely bed and breakfast in a beautiful part of Portland. The maps made available by our hosts were very helpful. The history of the house was most interesting. No problem with parking and handy to public transportation, a plus for us.
5 on July 04, 2017
Dusty and Steve and the Lion and Rose were all wonderful for hosts for our biannual reunion. This was the largest of the gatherings yet with a total of 15 coming from around the country and world. The setting was perfect! Everyone loved the front porch during the day and the atrium for evening gatherings. The rooms were sweet, the apartment below deck was great and helpful for late nights. Service was excellent. Everyone there was helpful and friendly. Breakfasts were excelllent and fostered many a great conversation. The house itself is absolutely beautiful and filled with places to sit, lots of local information and even fresh fruit and cookies. Thank you Dusty and Steve!
4.4 on July 01, 2017
Pros: large, beautiful Victorian house, charmingly decorated in lion and rose theme. Lots of extras, including beverages, treats, and in-room Amazon Alexa. Great location, near a cluster of excellent neighborhood restaurants. Short walk to light rail. Printed maps cleverly designed by innkeeper for touring the neighborhood, Portland, and region. Innkeepers live on-site. Fine hospitality. Cons: on-street parking can be a bother during local business hours. A bit too much clutter in room limits space for guests' stuff.
3.4 on June 24, 2017
The place is beautiful and well maintained. Amenities such as water, juice, fruit, tea were a great to have. Caution if you have dietary restrictions.
5 on June 17, 2017
My friend and I heard about this Guest House by watching our favorite tv show, Grimm. It was used in season 1, episode 4. We were so impressed from seeing it on the show that when we planned a trip to Portland, we knew we had to stay there for the full Grimm experience! We were very happy we chose this place because everyone there was very friendly and helpful! They showed us all of the locations used for Grimm and we happened to stay in the room used for filming! We could not have asked for a more wonderful visit at this beautiful Victorian Guest House! Even if you have never watched Grimm, this is a wonderful and friendly place to stay!
4.6 on June 02, 2017
The House being in a historic neighborhood gave us a wonderful walking experience. The inside and outside of the House made us feel at home. Starting our day with a gourmet breakfast was a wonderful surprise. We look forward to both visiting the Portland area again and experiencing the Lion and the Rose. Thank You !
5 on June 01, 2017
We were supposed to get a room with a private bath but due to a glitch in their system we got a room where the bathroom was across the hall. The room was tiny but decorated well and the bathroom was spacious. The whole house looked like it was right out of a movie. The innkeepers were incredible hosts and breakfast was delicious!
4.8 on May 13, 2017
The Lion and the Rose Victorian B&B was decorated by an interior decorator. Each room is well appointed, comfortable and luxurious.
4.8 on May 09, 2017
My sister came down to visit unexpectedly. We chose to come here at the spur of the moment as I had grown up seeing this amazing house but had never been inside. Phenomenal people and so easy to go walking for everything. Great hospitality, just what I wanted on our house tour. Very happy.
4.8 on May 01, 2017
Out stay at the Lion and the Rose was very comfortable and so much more enjoyable than past stays in Portland in Hotels, even VRBO. The owners and the staff were just great and helped us in every way. While we weren't there during full breakfast service, the buffet was excellent and a fine start to each of our days. We have nothing but "good" to say about the Lion and Rose Guest House.
5 on May 01, 2017
My girlfriend and I stayed here for our anniversary and it was absolutely amazing. The staff was so nice and we loved our little conversations with Steve, Dusty and Dusty to get to know them a little bit more. The rooms were always clean and tidy and the owners were such a treat and so friendly the entire time. It was close enough to walk pretty much everywhere since Portland isn't too big and it was so quiet that it was a nice break from the busy loud life of LA. We are definitely staying here again on our next trip to Portland! Thank you Steve, Dusty, Dusty and the rest of the Staff!
4.6 on April 23, 2017
Steve and Dusty are outstanding hosts. They gave helpful suggestions on local sights, a historic walk and restaurants. We stayed 3 nights. Our room was the Garden Room. It was beautifully furnished and quiet. The breakfast was delicious. I would recommend this guesthouse to any visitor to Portland in preference to a hotel experience. The overall attention to detail by our hosts and the standard of the Victorian furnishing was remarkable. We felt completely at home during our stay and would visit again anytime.
5 on April 12, 2017
Steve and Dusty have developed a wonderful respite from the cares of the world, if that’s what you need. A lovely room in a restored Victorian close to the convention center. The parlors are welcoming and an invitation to meeting with the many people who stay as well as the friendly owners and staff who are committed to their B+B. Dining is always a small miracle with wonderfully folded napkins by one of the staff. He knows over 100! There is also a small but charming garden. Many places to eat within 3 blocks. The building is on the edge of an historic district of beautifully kept Victorian and Arts and Craft style homes. Worth a walk around with a copy of a house tour booklet that is kept at Lion and Rose. A short walk to a cinema and TriMet trolley that takes you across the river to downtown, museums, zoo, gardens, and Powell’s bookstore.
5 on April 06, 2017
This is one of the most comfortable places I have ever stayed. The staff were all extremely friendly, very accommodating, and some of the best I have ever interacted with. The gift boxes are superb, and the breakfast spread is delicious. The Victorian Apartment is a place that I hope to stay again in the future, as it was one of the most wonderful experiences I have ever had! I can't wait to stay again!
4.0 on April 04, 2017
We loved our stay there. In the Rose Room the bed was so high I had to use the stool with two steps to get into it. However, getting out of it was a cinch as when I swung my legs over to get up I found I was already in a standing position. The dining table was elegant. I’ve always been a nut for lovely china and glassware. And the kitchen setup for food and drinks was just right. Hard boiled eggs, ham and cheese and blueberries was a perfect breakfast for me. The soaps in the bathroom added a nice touch, one with lion’s head and the other with a rose. You done good, boys. Thanks for the hospitality. Esther Snyder
3.4 on April 02, 2017
I had the most modest room in the house and it was lovely, albeit small and the bathroom was across the hall. The bathroom was the largest in the house and really wonderful. Scented soaps were great. Bed comfortable. Very little street noise. Proprietors very nice and helpful. Food, including snacks, were plentiful and good quality. Not the season for a cooked breakfast. The house is excellently maintained and meticulously accurate to its era. The 3 ratings I marked above are good because I have high expectations.
4.6 on April 01, 2017
A lovely room in a restored Victoria close to the Portland convention center. The parlors are welcoming and an invitation to meeting with the many people who stay as well as the friendly staff who are committed to their B+B. Steve and Dusty have developed a wonderful respite from the cares of the world, if you what you crave. There is also a small but charming garden. Many places to eat within 3 blocks. The building is on the edge of an historic district of beautifully kept Victorian and Arts and Craft style homes. Worth a walk around with a copy of a house tour booklet that is kept at Lion and Rose.
4.4 on March 31, 2017
gorgeous house with fantastic owners and a great location in Portland's NE.
4.6 on March 19, 2017
A perfect place to stay for an exchange of vows. Thank you for making my Mother's important day so special. Your accommodations and attention to detail were so appreciated. Can't wait to return for more memorable stays. Trish
5 on March 08, 2017
Wonderful B&B, excellent and friendly hosts. Good location.
5 on February 27, 2017
We could not have asked for a better place to stay! I highly recommend you stay here. The owners are amazing; from start to finish they were always making sure we had just what we needed and the rooms are both beautiful decorated with all the modern amenities you'd need! We've stayed in a few B and B's in the Portland area and this is hands down our favorite. We'll be back!!
5 on February 16, 2017
From the moment we arrived, we were totally taken care of. This place and their owners are amazing; beautiful and classic with all the amenities to make it what you need. I wanted to take the bed home with me! We'll be back!!
4.4 on February 15, 2017
We stayed in the Rose Room, which was the original master bedroom. We loved the décor and the large bathroom.
4.6 on February 09, 2017
The common areas were beautiful and had to take pictures to share with friends. Always wanted to stay in a B&B like this and so glad I picked this one. Unfortunately my stay was when Portland got snow so was unable to explore the area close by on foot, but did go to a restaurant recommended by staff and had the best fried oysters I have ever had at a reasonable price. Staff very friendly and helpful.
3.8 on February 09, 2017
Stayed here for six nights at the beginning of February. Hosts and staff are great. There are some good restaurants near by and Light Rail is about 6 or 7 blocks from there.
3.2 on February 03, 2017
Our Garden room was warm and inviting. My husband who got sick was comfortable in bed most of the week. We loved the location. It is within easy reach in the city. Even public transport is just around the corner. We will return in season and enjoy the full breakfast which in January was not the case but there was ample food available in the kitchen at all times.
3.8 on January 22, 2017
We were looking for a quick relaxing get away during the snowstorm. Enjoyed the history of this delightful place.
4.6 on January 21, 2017
The Lion and Rose is such a beautiful place to stay that every detail enchanted our experience. We thoroughly enjoyed our brief, but memorable stay. The view from the turret in our room (The Lavonne) left for a breathtaking evening of watching passers by, the wind through the trees, and the full moon illuminating the night. We look forward to staying there again, and would recommend the place to all our friends.
5 on January 18, 2017
First, this house is absolutely gorgeous! We were awed by the architecture and the decor. Second, our hostess (the owners were out of town) was extremely helpful and gracious. Third, it was immaculately clean. Fourth, it's location is very convenient and super close to a great restaurants and coffee places—even a vegan restaurant that was truly wonderful. Our only regret is that our trip was extremely short and we were only there for a one night stay. But we will definitely be back when we're back in Portland—hopefully soon!
3.8 on January 10, 2017
This is a charming and well-run BnB. It is within walking distance of several good restaurants and it is on a major bus route to downtown and/or the Max train. During our stay in January, the owners were away on vacation so the "second string" team presided over our stay. We were disappointed that there was no breakfast served, but a continental service was provided. The only discomfort I experienced was the fact that the walls are paper thin and you can hear people talking in the next room. That said, I would gladly book another stay.
4.6 on January 09, 2017
I booked myself for a stay over Christmas Eve, since I wasn't visiting family until after Christmas. It was a perfect plan, to keep from feeling sad and lonely! I walked up and down Broadway (the street one block south) and shopped in boutiques and stores like Kitchen Kaboodle. I took a long bubble bath with lavender scented bubbles supplied by Lion and Rose. I walked to a Christmas Eve service in a nearby church, then slept well. They gave me late-late checkout on Christmas, so I was able to stay until the dinner I'd been invited to (plus I had early check in). So the staff went out of its way to accommodate me. In the winter, the B&B offers a wide variety of options for self-serve breakfast. Fine, but nothing to rave about. Actually, probably healthier . . .! I will go back to the Lion and Rose if I have a chance. Definitely.
4.6 on January 07, 2017
The Lion and the Rose is charming. Clean and comfortable. The staff is friendly and helpful. The location is awesome. I will stay here again as well as recommend it to family and friends.
3.6 on December 28, 2016
This is a lovely historic Queen Anne mansion in a convenient location in Northeast Portland. My only knock on our experience is that breakfast was self-serve cereal and toast. I would have expected and appreciated a hot breakfast served by staff.
We are sorry that breakfast did not meet your expectations. During the Summer and Fall (from May - October) we offer our Bed & Breakfast Service and do serve an optional full plated breakfast. However, during the Winter and Spring (from November - April) we offer our Guest House service with a complimentary continental breakfast. This is described in detail on our websie.
- Steve Unger (innkeeper)
4.2 on December 14, 2016
Outstanding accommodations. Dining is self serve continental. A little frustration booking my room. Tried online and was unable to book. Sent an email to the innkeeper with no response. Called at 9pm and was asked to call back in the morning after an existing appointment. Time I called back, the room I wanted had been reserved by someone else. I will say that all interactions upon our arrival were great: efficient, informative and hospitable. I would definitely return.
We are sorry you had trouble booking a reservation. Our usual reservationist was out on medical leave for a few weeks. About breakfast, during the Summer and Fall (from May thru October) we offer our Bed & Breakfast Service with an optional full plated breakfast. However, during the Winter and Spring (from November through April) we offer our Guest House Service with a complimentary Continental Breakfast. For readers, this is fully described on our website: www.lionrose.com .
- Steve Unger (innkeeper)
5 on April 15, 2014
We have stay at Lion and the Rose regularly. We would not even consider staying anywhere else in the Portland area.
5 on December 25, 2013
My wife and I spent two great nights at this B&B. It was splendid on all fronts. The decor was just perfect enough to make you feel that you had just been thrust back into the 19th century. We will try to plan another visit to this wonderful inn.
5 on October 26, 2013
What a great place to stay. Close to everything. Wonderful room and bed, great breakfast and snacks available during the evening. These folks thought of everything, maps of the area, suggestions of things to do and see. Recommendations of local restaurant's etc. If you looking to stay in Portland you will not go wrong staying here.
4.4 on October 17, 2013
This is a lovely B&B. Very clean, delicious food and gracious hostess. Quiet area and close to the center of town.
5 on August 31, 2013
We were two sisters traveling to Portland for a relaxing summer getaway in the beautiful Northwest. We looked into a variety of accommodations, but after speaking on multiple occasions to the innkeepers at The Lion and the Rose, it was an easy decision to pick this beautiful Portland gem, which is nestled in a lovely historic neighborhood, just a stone's throw from Downtown. Traveling from the Inn to wherever we needed to go was a breeze with the easily accessible public transportation. Even before we made our decision to stay, the innkeepers were generous and helpful in providing guidance and information. This was just the beginning. Once we arrived, Dusty and Steve were there to greet us warmly, making us instantly feel like we had reached our home away from home. The inn was elegant yet cozy, with every amenity one would need. Once you've experienced the impossibly soft sheets, the elaborate breakfasts, the fresh-baked cookies, and the surrounding beauty viewed from the comfort of their porch swing, you may never want to leave. We've stayed in numerous B&B's, but what truly distinguished The Lion and the Rose was its owners. Their thoughtful, kind, and generous spirits remains our fondest memory of a wonderful vacation.
5 on August 17, 2013
We felt like we were among friends from the minute we stepped into the house. Everything was perfect, the place is lovely, the food was great, the innkeepers were friendly. I am a very fussy traveler and the Lion and the Rose was perfect in every way.
4.6 on August 06, 2013
We had great stay in this lovely home. The Victorian Apartment affords all the comforts of home and was perfect for our family of four. We were there for a full week and had everything we needed. Our hosts were generous and friendly and full of useful information about Portland and the surrounding area. I look forward to a return visit to the Lion and Rose.
4.8 on May 14, 2013
Everything a B&B should be. Well maintained by people who clearly love it. Friendly people, both staff and guests. The neighborhood is also quite lovely.
4.8 on April 05, 2013
What a wonderful place to stay - we had such a wonderful time; the food was great and so was the service. This place is located in a great area to walk to shops, restaurants and bars - you won't be disappointed !
4.6 on February 25, 2012
I have stayed at this B&B twice and have reservations for this April. I stayed in the Turret room the first time and stayed in the Victorian apartment over christmas. Both were extremely pleasant and every detail was attended to. The apartment was so wonderful that I decided right away to plan a trip with my sister. The staff and owners are very pleasant and help with any need you have. Though I am a very picky eater I did try the breakfast on my 1st stay. They and a nice spread and had no problem cooking me up something I would like. Overall would recommend this B&B in a heart beat and actually have to my friends and coworkers.
5 on December 14, 2009
We only spent one night and wished we had time for more. Beautiful, old house with scrumptious breakfast.
4.6 on September 06, 2009
A beautiful place to stay, great attention to detail, fascinating furniture and objects all around... Hosts are very welcoming, ready to talk about the house and the city, and breakfast was superb. Really enjoyed the chance to mingle with other guests and hosts...that's why we choose B&B's and not impersonal hotels... A find!
4.6 on September 05, 2009
Absolutely beautiful Bed & Breakfast! It was much bigger than expected, and really felt like staying in an old Victorian home. The innkeepers and all the staff were very friendly and informative. We would definitely stay there again!
4.0 on July 20, 2009
This B & B is lovely but not the place for a romantic get away. The innkeepers are nice but their schedule is inflexible. There is only one time for breakfast: 8:30 (or 9:00 on weekends). If you want to go out for weekend entertainment, there is no chance of sleeping in if you want to eat. Check out is 11:00 which is simply too early and unexpected. Be prepared to sit together with everyone else at the inn for breakfast whether you feel like be conversational or not.
While we orient to a single-seating at 8:30am Monday - Thrusday morning, and 9am on Sudnays, we also tell guests that we can offer a full breakfast a half-hour earlier, a more limited breakfast an hour earlier, and "to go" items before that. Also, if guests wish to come down 30 - 45 mintues later that is also fine. We also offer check-out as late as Noon. Mostly we need time time make up the room for the next check-in.
- Steve Unger (innkeeper)
5 on June 15, 2009
We loved the Lion and the Rose. Everything was beautifully furnished and decorated, the rooms were large and comfortable, all amenities, the food wonderful, but for us the best part was breakfast. All guests meet in the dining room at 8:30 (9 on Sunday) and eat together at one large table. We heard, and told, great stories, shared sightseeing suggestions, and got to know each other. Steve (innkeeper) joined us when he could. We will certainly go back again.
4.0 on October 19, 2008
Whilst this may not be the best ‘value’ in town it surely is the nicest. The owners are two of the kindest B&B owners I’ve ever met. Their home is stunningly beautiful. They make you feel like you are welcome in their home without feeling overbearing or that you are imposing. The food was simply magnificent. The regional material they make available, which includes a 7 minute Power Point presentation on the sights around Portland (if you want to watch it) is fantastic. They have perfect maps (which they designed themselves), great suggestions and are available for questions at all times of the day and evening. The location is perfect for walking to restaurants or a quick drive to any of the local attractions. I would definitely stay at this B&B again though I would recommend staying on one of the upper floors. The other visitors sometimes do not realize that there are guest rooms right off the parlor and tend to talk too loudly in the early morning. The owners are masters of detail. They had non-scented soaps and my coffee was ready for me in the morning exactly like I like it.
4.4 on June 22, 2008
the owners and staff do their outmost to be helpful
5 on June 16, 2008
this is the third time we have stayed here. we highly recommend the lion and the rose.the rooms are comfortable and lovely
4.0 on May 25, 2008
My daughter and I stayed just one night at the Lion and Rose and we were very pleased. It was one of the best nights we had slept on our trip. The bed was comfortable and the breakfast was wonderful. They also provide you with maps and detailed information about Portland and major sites not to miss. We will definately return!
4.0 on May 24, 2008
The service was beyond any I have ever experienced at a B & B. The rooms are beautiful, the food divine and plentiful. Free snacks and drinks available all day. No stone unturned in restoration and service. Got a historical tour of the house from the owners. My best B & B experience to date.
5 on April 22, 2008
Our first experience with a Bed and Breakfast and it was the most enjoyable stay I've had in my life! I hated to leave! The attention given by the staff and the way everyone was made to feel like they were in their own home was extra special! Truly an expereince that will never be forgotten!!
5 on June 19, 2007
What a stunning Home! Excellent stay! I loved staying here for 9 days in 2006. Attention to detail is Key! Thanks Dusty and Steve! Excellent Staff as well.-:)
5 on April 12, 2007
My husband & I spent a day here. The lion & The rose's location is excellent. Steve & Dusty were extremely helpful & very warm. We still have the umbrellas they gave us & also they gave us very good advice with sightseeing & directions.