What to Expect
Division Inns is the name we use to market our two Guesthouses, the Bluebird and the Evermore. They are about a 1/4 mile from each-other, a short walk through our beautiful neighborhood.
Rooms- Our seven guest rooms are honorarily named (though not themed) after authors & one musician. We do not automatically service guest rooms while you are checked-in, however should anything need attention or replenishment just let us know and we'll be happy to take care of it! And stays of 7+ nights have mid-stay cleans/linen replacements arranged, too. Simple yet attentive.....
Bathrooms- Four guest rooms have private bathrooms, the other three have use of 2 full and 1 half bathrooms including a claw-foot soaking tub with shower and a separate modern walk-in shower. If you are wondering, the shared bathrooms are single person use, and with multiple loos available waiting is not an issue. We have a commercial hot water system so your shower or soak is as hot as needed, any time of day.
Beds- Our beds have luxury mattress', the same as you will find in a Hilton, and yes our guests have been loving them.
Minimum age for children to stay is 6 years old. We love kids but younger ones tend to have a harder time understanding noise level etiquette.
2nd Bed- Upon request we can have a twin mattress brought into the Beverly Cleary, Sherman Alexie, Ken Kesey, & Elliott Smith Rooms. Please arrange with us ahead of your arrival, the cost is $10.
Holidays- We are open everyday. However, certain holidays you need to check-in beforehand & check-out afterwards: Fourth of July, Thanksgiving & Christmas Eve/Christmas. This is known as a stay-thru.
Groups- We have a 2 room per party limit... apologies but we do not accept group reservations as we have found that vacation rentals are more suited for them. We ask, too, that you not try to get around this by booking rooms separately.
Weddings / Events- Unfortunately due to city code we are unable to host weddings or events here.
Check-In / Out- Rooms are ready by 3pm, early arrivals are welcome to use our common rooms or drop luggage off, and late arrivals are fine. Room check-out is by 11am, you are welcome to relax in the social rooms for the afternoon and we can store your luggage for the day.
Room Heat & A/C- All guest rooms have in-room heating controls, all but the Gao Xingjian and the Elliott Smith have window a/c units in the summer.
The Continental Breakfast is ready when you are, no having to work with our schedule! What is offered: strong coffee, tea, dairy/soy/almond milks, orange juice & hot chocolate, yogurts, hard boiled eggs, locally made bagels & bread with an assortment of spreads; fruit, muffins, scones & other pastries for quick picking, and a selection of cereals. Our bagels are vegan, and gluten-free options are available, too. There are a few great cafes in the neighborhood that serve up choice breakfasts, if you are so inclined.
Kitchen- Yes, there is a full kitchen that you are welcome to cook in & prepare meals, as well as storage and a fridge. We ask that you leave the space clean when you are finished.
Wi-Fi & Communications- Reliable & free high speed wi-fi throughout the property! A guest internet computer and a guest phone with local & long distance calling are available 24/7 & complimentary. Or perhaps crack open a book from the shelves.
Complimentary Toiletries & Laundry- Robes, towels, wash cloths, soap, shampoo and a hair dryer are all provided in your room while laundry machines and an iron/board are available for your use.
Parking is on the street and you can block the guesthouse driveway to check-in; afterwards there is free, 24-hour parking either out front or on the side streets. Be prepared to possibly walk a few blocks from your parking spot - neighborhood restaurants are popular attractions. Bicycle parking is available in the basement via a side door.
Accessibility- Due to the historic nature of the Guesthouse all rooms require climbing stairs to get to them - there are no elevators.
Locale- We are a 10 - 15 minute drive to downtown and City Bus 2 stops 1 block away. The Division / Clinton is a lovely neighborhood to walk and bicycle around in - a nationally acclaimed restaurant scene, boutique shops, cafes, friendly people and beautiful architecture. Our Division St. walk score is 92 - a 'Walker's Paradise', and 2 blocks over is Clinton St, an official Portland Bike Boulevard.
No's- No pets / animals and no smoking on the property. Also we do not have televisions, though with the fast wi-fi streaming is easy on your devices.
Lodging Taxes- 15.3%, not included in the rates. The breakdown: - 1.8% State of Oregon, 5.5% Multnomah County, 6% City of Portland, 2% Portland Tourism Improvement District.
Cancellation Policies can be found Here.
~ Feel free to contact us directly with any further questions or needs,
and we hope that you have a chance to stay with us ~