Welcome to our guest house! We love our neighborhood and know you will, too!
Located right on Alberta Street in the heart of the exciting and enterprising Alberta Arts District. Inn Alberta Arts is an inviting and vibrant house with six bedrooms, 4 baths can accommodate up to 18 guests. Ideal spot for friend and family get togethers, retreats and groups of any stripe. Bring everyone!
Need more room, we do have nearby properties - just ask!
The house also has a living room, dining room and porch. Great home for families, retreats, groups of any stripe. Bring everyone!
The Alberta Arts District is quintessential Portland - a cornucopia of funky and independent shops, galleries, bars & restaurants. We've got world famous pie and coffee, 5 kinds of Thai, an amazing tea shop, vegan bakery, co-op and guitar shop within a few blocks. Catch a flick at the Kennedy School or live music at the Alberta Street Pub or Alberta Rose Theater.
Every Last Thursday from May thru September we have a freewheeling art festival on the street. Last Thursday is a rich tradition where it's free to vend and attend. You'll see washboard bands, teen violinists, Native American drumming circles, fab art and funky attire right outside our front door!
Public transportation options abound: We are on several major bus lines and one block from a designated biking boulevard. By car we are 10 minutes from the airport, Lloyd Center Mall, Convention Center and Light Rail and less than 15 minutes to downtown Portland.
Come experience Portland's quirkiest and most free thinking neighborhood!
|Room type:||Entire home/apt|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||No Charge|
|Minimum Stay:||2 nights|
|Weekly Price:||$2700 /week|
|Monthly Price:||$9300 /month|
|Check In:||2:00 PM|
|Check Out:||12:00 PM (noon)|
The place was gorgeous and more than comfortably accommodated our group of 11 guys. The numerical entry was brilliant and made it really easy for our large group to come and go in waves if needed. Communication with Rochelle was perfect. Most of all, the neighborhood is really awesome! Tons of really cool stuff to walk to...great food and bars and cool shops. I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a place to stay in Portland regardless of the size of your group.
Super cool neighborhood, great eats, coffee, and energy. Like an episode out of "Portlandia!"
The Quintessential Inn is in the best neighborhood in Portland, for my money. Alberta Street is positively packed with amazing restaurants and cool shops. My friends and I had some of the best meals of our lives and were stumbling distance from our beds after taking advantage of the local bar scene. There are plenty of beds in this house so our party of 6 still had plenty of room to spread out. The street can be a bit noisy at night, but I had a white noise app on my phone to drown that out. Earplugs would also work. Rochelle was very nice and had terrific suggestions for places to go. The beds are comfortable and though it can be drafty, she provides space heaters to stay nice and toasty. Despite being an old house, we had plenty of hot water for showers, which is saying a lot between 6 girls. It's also close to the bus line for easy access to downtown (takes about 30 min). We had a very memorable and fun weekend in Portland and Alberta Arts played a large part in that.
Rochelle was very easy to communicate with. The house was awesome; clean, fun and convenient! We had a great time and found that most everything we needed was just down the block. Great neighborhood!
We were in Portland for our son's wedding. Rochelle was the best host and made sure every detail was taken care of. She checked on us several times through the week. She told me to enjoy, which we did. There were 11 of us staying and everyone had a room and comfortable bed, a place to shower, and a place to gather. My whole family was so impressed with Rochelle and the Quintessential Inn. The Location was excellent for our needs. We were able to find our way around, the sites, as well as visit with our son. The kitchen facilities had most of the things we needed to make some meals which saved us money on eating out. The décor was beautiful and the Air Conditioning was super for us especially in the August heat. We also enjoyed the Glass crafts we could make right next door. At first the cost seemed rather high, but then after being there a week, we quickly realized how fortunate we were to have found a place with great value as well as charm. It is an excellent place to stay and I would recommend it to families, or individuals or couples. It was more of an adventure and an experience. It is worth every penny. And Rochelle made sure we were all comfortable and happy. Thank you so much for all you did for us.
We really enjoyed Rochelle's place. It's right in the middle of the Alberta activity and the porch is excellent for people-watching. The place itself is quaint. Nicely appointed, older fixtures, creaky floors. Not modern or fancy but well cared for. It slept 13 comfortably. Check-in and check-out was a breeze with the keyless system.
We rented the property for a family reunion. We had about 13 people sleeping in the house, and four more visiting during the day -- 17 in all, from ages 1.5 to 79.
We loved the artsy vibe of the house and the neighborhood. Rochelle was a great host, replying quickly to requests for amenities (extra couch, tables, wine glasses) and area information.
Our group spent several afternoons and evenings on the front porch, enjoying the sights of the neighborhood. We tried and liked many of the neighborhood restaurants too, especially Petite Provencal just two blocks down. The kids loved the children's bookstore on the corner as well.
The house's kitchen was adequately equipped for preparing light meals and breakfasts, but I'm not sure we could have put on dinner for 15+ without supplying bigger pots and pans. This worked fine for us; we never intended to cook during our visit anyway. But if you're after formal cooking and dining for large groups, this house is probably not a great fit.
On the other hand, for character and vibe and access to plenty of Portland culture & attractions, we found the house to be wonderful.
Also worth noting is that we had no trouble parking 4-5 cars on the street, within a half block of the house.
I admit to having some concerns going in; my parents are not at all "youth hostel" types. But the house worked out great. Everybody in the group enjoyed it. If you are looking for a place to host a large group under one roof in a neat part of Portland, I'd recommend this place.
We rented the entire house - there were 12 of us in town for a conference - and had a great time. Easy access to public transportation, so getting to the convention center or downtown was easy and fast. Lots of great food, bars, coffee shops on Alberta Street. Rochelle was an awesome hostess.
We rented out the whole house for a bachelorette weekend and it was wonderful! Rochelle was helpful and responsive before and during our visit. We had plenty of space and it was so nice to make use of the kitchen for a girls' night in. Great neighborhood with lots to do.
We always felt safe and secure (the front door and each individual bedroom has a lock), but we were a bit surprised by a few people coming in and out of the house throughout the weekend. The glass blowing studio shares the kitchen and downstairs bathroom some nights, so be aware that even if you rent out the full house you may have some temporary company. Likewise, rental guests from other Alberta properties came in a couple times to drop off their keys.
Sometimes, the glass studio participants enter the sunporch to use the main floor bathroom, but only Becca, the studio owner, would ever enter the kitchen. In a recent talk with Becca, we agreed that if folks renting out the whole house don't want this to occur, glass folks can use the bathroom next door. I will make sure this is clearly specified in the house rental notes. As for guests dropping off keys, I am a bit confused as to how they would have gained access--only those renting out the house are given the front door keycode. We always appreciate feedback so we can continue to refine details for future guests. Welcome back anytime, Sarah & Co--we enjoyed meeting you and thanks for choosing us!