Hotels in Portland That Allow 18-Year-Olds to Check-In

By: Alexander Backus
Updated: June 3, 2023

If you are under 21 and planning a trip to Portland, Oregon, you may need help finding a hotel willing to work with young adults.

Fortunately, the Portland area has plenty of fantastic hotels that are happy to check in guests who meet a minimum age of 18.

Hotels in Portland With 18+ Check-In

Each of these hotels accepts guests under 21 years of age while still offering some of the best amenities in the Portland area.

2 Star Hotels:

1. University Place Hotel and Conference Center

This budget-friendly hotel sits on the campus of Portland State University. Every room at this hotel has a work desk and comfortable lounge chair with an ottoman. There is an excellent outdoor pool in the summer. The hotel also serves a hot breakfast each morning.

  • Guest laundry facilities
  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car in the lobby
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Fitness center

2. The Portlander Inn and Marketplace

For a unique stay in a cozy room, visit this inn near the Portland airport. Rooms have a TV (with HBO access), microwave, and refrigerator. The inn holds frequent events such as western dance lessons and poker nights.

  • 24-hour gym
  • Arcade
  • On-site ATM
  • Convenience store

3. Econo Lodge Portland Airport

This budget-friendly lodging option will have you close to the airport and golf while also providing a quality night's sleep. The hotel is less than five miles from Portland's Old Town. The establishment is also by public transportation. Other amenities for guests are:

  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Family Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Pet-Friendly

4. Motel 6 Portland North

This budget-friendly motel is a fantastic option for an affordable but relaxing stay in Portland. Every room has air conditioning, free local calls, and cable TV. Guests can relax in the indoor hot tub or grab a snack at one of the many vending machines.

  • Laundry
  • Snack bar
  • Pets allowed
  • Free Wi-Fi 

Note: In some other booking platforms, check-in age is mentioned as 21, so confirm before booking this hotel.

3 Star Hotels:

5. Hampton Inn Portland Airport

The Hampton Inn at the Portland International Airport is a welcoming hotel with a free airport shuttle, seasonal outdoor pool, fitness center, and on-site mini-market. This hotel is also pet-friendly if you travel with your furry best friend.

  • American, continental, and buffet breakfast options
  • Private parking
  • 24-Hour front desk
  • Fitness center

6. Red Lion Hotel Portland Airport

If being near the airport and shopping is at the top of your priority list, you should check out the accommodations at Red Lion. With a 24-hour-a-day shuttle to the airport and back, you can rest up and be ready for your flight without any extra effort. You'll also enjoy the following:

  • Family Rooms
  • Extended Parking
  • Baggage Storage
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center

7. The Society Hotel

The trendy Society Hotel in downtown Portland is mere feet from the Lan Su Chinese Garden. The Society Hotel has a fun terrace for evening hangouts and an on-site restaurant that serves delicious American cuisine.

  • Vegetarian and vegan breakfast options
  • 24-Hour front desk
  • The Society Cafe
  • Free Wi-Fi

8. The Mark Spencer

The Mark Spencer is a boutique hotel in the heart of Portland, just a 2-minute walk from the world-famous Powell’s Books. The luxurious rooms at Mark Spencer include comfy beds and cable TV, and many offer a full kitchenette.

  • Individualized voicemail
  • Room service from a local restaurant, Cheryl’s
  • Nearby free bicycle rentals
  • Cable TV

9. Embassy Suites by Hilton Portland Airport

The Embassy Suites by Hilton offers nearby access to the MAX Light Rail Service for convenient transportation to many of the city’s best locations. The hotel offers a comfortable stay with an indoor swimming pool, complimentary breakfast, and Wi-Fi throughout the hotel.

  • Room service
  • Fitness center
  • On-site parking
  • Convenient location

10. The Paramount Hotel Portland

This trendy hotel is the perfect downtown location for anyone exploring nearby attractions and restaurants. The Paramount features spacious rooms with modern decor and friendly staff.

  • On-site restaurant
  • Fitness center
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Refrigerator and coffee maker provided

11. Ramada by Wyndham Portland

You will remain well caffeinated with this hotel's 24-hour coffee in the reception area. The lodging is ideally located off Highway I-205, with access to the desired restaurants, shopping centers, and public transportation. Other amenities include:

  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Family Rooms
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Laundry Services

12. Hyatt House Portland/Downtown

The Hyatt House in downtown Portland is an extended-stay hotel with modern suites, a fully equipped kitchen, and separate living and sleeping spaces. There’s also a fitness center, indoor pool, and complimentary breakfast with an omelet bar.

  • 42-inch flat panel TV
  • On-site restaurant
  • Private parking
  • Sun deck

13. Radisson Hotel Portland Airport

The Radisson Hotel at PDX is a modern, inviting hotel. Every room in this hotel offers a cable TV, free WI-Fi, a sofa, and a work desk. There is an on-site restaurant and a patio lounge with scenic views of Lake Colwood.

  • Private parking
  • Gift shop
  • Laundry service
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi

4 Star Hotels:

14. Crowne Plaza Hotel Portland-Downtown Convention Center, an IHG Hotel

For conference attendees, this hotel is just a ten-minute stroll from the Oregon Convention Center and offers an array of luxurious amenities. Conveniently close to the local zoo, guests can enjoy a blend of business and leisure. Other perks include: 

  • Keurig Coffeemakers
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sports Court
  • Airport Shuttle
  • iPod Dock

15. Courtyard by Marriott Portland City Center

For those who want a room with a view, you will love looking out your window at this hotel. The location is conducive to visiting nearby parks and museums, with places like the Portland Art Museum within a few minutes walking distance. Guests will also have access to:

  • Continental Breakfast
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center
  • Snack Bar
  • Baggage Storage

16. The Benson Portland, Curio Collection by Hilton

The level of detail within this high-end hotel is glamorous and will make you feel like you've escaped to a sophisticated resort. You will see Italian marble floors along with Austrian crystal chandeliers. The hotel is also close to public transportation, making exploring the city all the easier. You will also find:

  • Pet-Friendly Lodging
  • Bathrobe and Slippers
  • On-Site Restaurant
  • Family Rooms
  • Fitness Center

17. AC Hotel by Marriott Portland Downtown

As another pet-friendly hotel, they can room with you at this establishment if you plan to take your dog on vacation. AC Hotel also has an on-site coffee shop that offers freshly baked pastries and high-quality drinks. You can also expect the following:

  • Fitness Center
  • Valet Parking
  • Electric Vehicle Parking Station
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Room Service

18. Hilton Portland Downtown

The convenience that comes with the location of this hotel is everything you will want. Five minutes from the light rail, you can hop on and visit the rest of the city within no time. You will have access to premium amenities during your stay, including the following:

  • Dry Cleaning
  • Soundproof Rooms
  • Valet Parking
  • Multi-Lingual Staff
  • Pet-Friendly Rooms

19. Staypineapple, Hotel Rose, Downtown Portland

The downtown location of Portland's Staypineapple is just two minutes away from Tom McCall Waterfront Park and the Eastbank Esplanade. You will also be near the Oregon Zoo and Chapman Square. Your stay will also include the following:

  • Baggage Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Pet-Friendly 
  • Free WiFi
  • On-Site Bar

20. The Hoxton

You will find everything you need at this high-end hotel. The Hoxton is home to several different on-site restaurants, including a speakeasy. The room sizes vary based on your needs, with combinations that work for individuals and families of all sizes. You will also find the following:

  • Happy Hour Offerings
  • Pet-Friendly
  • Concierge
  • Valet Parking
  • Express Check-In

21. The Hotel Zags Portland

This hotel is like no other in terms of decor and the modern vibe that it gives off. Guests will enjoy the quick five-minute walk to the Portland Art Museum and the uniquely curated art gallery throughout the hotel lobby and corridors. Other perks to this accommodation include:

  • Picnic Area
  • Parking Garage
  • Indoor Play Area
  • Game Room
  • Bicycle Rental

5 Star Hotel:

22. The Duniway Portland

This beautiful hotel is in the middle of downtown Portland and within walking distance of several shopping centers, top restaurants, and public transportation. Each room features Waldorf Serenity beds and a 65-inch flatscreen television. There is a 24-hour front desk and an on-site restaurant. Other amenities are:

  • 24-Hour Fitness Center
  • Rooftop Patio
  • On-Site Coffee Bar
  • Bathrobes
  • Indoor Swimming Pool

Unrated Hotel:

23. Lolo Pass

This hotel is convenient for those in the Portland area looking for reasonable accommodations. With a multi-lingual staff, you can get assistance in many different languages. The hotel is less than ten miles from the airport and less than two from the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. Additional perks are:

  • 24/7 Front Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Bar On-Site
  • Lounge and TV Area


Let’s look at some frequently asked questions about hotels with an 18+ check-in.

Will I need an ID and credit card to check in? 

While an ID and credit card may not be required at every hotel, most will require both. Hotels need an ID and credit card to validate your reservation and ensure compensation for any potential damage or missing items found after check-out.

What are the alternatives to hotels for 18-Year-Olds?

While the hotels on this list are great options for 18+ travelers, alternatives are available.

Youth Hostels 

Youth hostels are open to all ages, but young people are the most common visitors. Youth hostels are fantastic because they allow you to meet other travelers your age and are usually cheaper than other establishments.

Recommended Hostel:


Airbnb is an online service connecting travelers with short-term rentals owned by independent property owners. Airbnb is an outstanding choice because you can tailor your search with many options, such as different price ranges and desired amenities. 

Is it legal for an 18-year-old to check into a hotel?

The answer to this question depends on the state you are visiting. In Oregon, it’s legal for an 18-year-old to check into a hotel.

Why do some hotels have an age requirement of 21?

In some states, it’s the law that hotels can’t allow guests younger than 21 to check-in. Many hotels don’t want to accept guests under 21 because it’s a liability, especially if they attempt to consume alcohol while on the hotel property.


If you’re between 18 and 21 and visiting Portland, Oregon, rest assured there are hotels that can accommodate you. If you’re on a budget, looking for a specific location, or even a specific amenity, there’s a hotel waiting for you. Happy travels!

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