Portland Hotels

Top Picks in Downtown Portland Hotels

These Portland hotels range from expensive and elegant to economical and practical.

The downtown Portland area is nice and compact and the public transportation system makes it easy to get around without a car. This means you can stay in a hotel in the downtown area, leave your car in the hotel parking garage and go almost anywhere you want to go by walking a short distance and riding the MAX or the Portland Streetcar.

Portland attractions within easy reach of downtown Portland hotels are:

  • Oregon Convention Center
  • Rose Garden Sports Center
  • Memorial Coliseum
  • OMSI
  • Pioneer Square
  • The Pearl District
  • Kings Hill Historic District
  • Washington Park
  • Oregon Zoo

See the top things to do in Portland

If you are planning on staying in Portland for several days you might want to take a look at these Portland Holiday Packages and Hotel Deals.

The first two hotels on the list below would be great for a romantic getaway in Portland. They are also popular with guests who are in Portland on business.

The Benson Hotel

This is the ultimate in elegance. Built in 1912, it is one of the oldest and finest of Portland hotels and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Everything you could possible wish for is here with the exception of a swimming pool. There is a fitness center, however. The rooms are finely furnished and, unlike modern hotels, they have windows you can open for fresh air.

The main restaurant, The London Grill has been Portland's most prestigeous and finest restaurant for years and years. The wine cellar boasts 6,000 bottles and there is a complimentary wine tasting each evening.

Your dog won't feel left out either with the same luxury brand bed that you are sleeping in, his own water dish, and complimentary treats.

If you want to go for the top of the top, book the Presidential Suite. Every president since Harry Truman has slept here.

The Benson is located at 309 Southwest Broadway in the heart of downtown Portland.

Get more information and see photos at The Benson Hotel.

The Heathman Hotel

The Heathman has been a favorite of all of Portland hotels for years both for its hotel facilities and its restaurant. It is one of those old stately hotels that has an ambiance and feel that new hotels just cannot copy--and you can open the windows. That being said, the rooms are smaller than in the newer hotels.

The emphasis is on service, elegance, and comfort though. You get the choice of three styles of beds--european feather, european pillow-top, or Tempur-Pedic. The

location, on Southwest Broadway is perfect for shopping, theater going, and sightseeing.

The Heathman Restaurant is popular with the Portland locals with a menu of Pacific Northwest favorites.

Check availability and see photos at The Heathman.

Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront Hotel

With a view of the Willamette River, Mt. Hood and nearby restaurants, shopping and performing arts venues this hotel is right where you want to be. Plus it has recently been updated with new decore, LCD TV's, and new bathrooms. In addition there is a fitness center, an indoor swimming pool, and a whirlpool.

Allie's American Grille serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. There is also a sports bar, coffee bar, and wine bar.

See photos and get more information: Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront.

The Hilton Portland Oregon Hotel

Located on Sixth Avenue, the Hilton, one of the finest Portland hotels offers ammenities for business men and women as well as families.  Single, spacious rooms, large executive rooms, and one- and two-bedroom suites are available. The executive rooms are equipped with L-shaped desk, printer/copier/fax/scanner. Upscale shopping such as
Nordstoms, Sax Fifth Avenue, and Tiffany's are nearby.  Besides a swimming pool there is a kids splash pool, hot tub and sauna, indoor waveless lap pool, and a 24-hour fitness room.

For more information: The Hilton - Portland.

Embassy Suites Portland Downtown Hotel

Built in the old historic Multnomah Hotel, Embassy Suites Downtown Portland is on SW Pine Street. With all single rooms, one-bedroom suites, and two-bedroom suites you get a full cooked-to-order breakfast and a manager's reception in the evening. The rooms are luxuriously furnished and include a refrigerator and microwave oven.

The Portland Steak & Chop House features foods, wines, and brews of the Pacific Northwest.

Salon Nvla, a day spa is located right in the hotel. They offer full-service hair salon, nail care, waxing, and facials using Aveda products.

From Jan 1, 2008 to May 31, 2008 children receive a Build-A-Bear Workshop Sleep Over Pack which contains a robe, pj's, slippers, a $5.00 gift certificate for the Build-a-Bear Store, and a tote bag to carry it all in.

Read more at Embassy Suites Portland - Downtown.

Sentinel, a Provenance Hotel

The Sentinel is a renovated historic hotel in the heart of downtown Portland with beautiful architecture and tastefully decorated. A Starbuck's is located right in the building as is Jake's Grill.    Some rooms have a fireplace and suites with a terrace are available.One of the neat things about these older hotels is that you can open a window if you want. Your dog will be welcome here but there is an additional charge. You won't have far to walk to some of Portland's best shopping and MAX is nearby if you want to explore other areas of Portland.

See rates and reviews Sentinel Hotel

Hotel Rose

If you like boutique hotels, you will love Hotel Rose. This recently renovated hotel is across from Tom McCall Waterfront Park and the Willamette River.  It is only four blocks from Pioneer Place and Pioneer Square and is on the MAX line if you want to go farther away without the worry of driving in a strange place.  You will be walking distance from Portland Saturday Market, Powell's Books, and the Pearl District with its interesting shops and eateries.

People comment about the comfortable beds and many take advantage of the free use of bikes and umbrellas available to all guests. Your dog is welcome here and the waterfront park is a great place to take him/her for a walk.

Read what others have to say about Hotel Rose

You can sometimes save money on even the most expensive hotels with special discount deals or packages. 

Check out these current deals for Portland Hotels.

Sometimes you just need a place to sleep in a convenient location and don't want to spend a lot of money on it.  See Cheap Hotels in Portland.

If you really want to find the best deal on a hotel in Portland, check out Portland Discount Hotels.

Need a hotel at Portland International Airport? See Portland Airport Hotels

Maybe a beautiful bed and breakfast will fit your needs better. Check out these top Portland bed and breakfasts.

Transportation To and From Portland International Airport

If you are arriving in Portland at PDX, you can avoid the stress of finding a taxi or shuttle bus to your hotel.  This private transfer service will pick you up at the airport in a private car and deliver you to your hotel in Portland, Beaverton, Lake Oswego, or Tigard.

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