When it comes to location in Portland, the 140-room Hotel Fifty's spot is tough to beat. Perched along the Willamette River in Downtown Portland, this hotel is just a stone's throw away from Pioneer Square and the MAX -- the city's main public transportation line. Some rooms have pretty views, while others look onto busy (and loud) streets or the concrete parking lot. Hotel Fifty is a great deal, though, when compared nearby hotels, and offers clean (but small) rooms with IKEA-esque furnishings, as well as modern bathrooms with walk-in showers. Tech features include flat-screen TVs, iPod docks, and free Wi-Fi. Amenities are few, but guests have free access to the nearby Bally Total Fitness, and the on-site restaurant, H50, offers creative dishes in a modern atmosphere.