Sitting in the top floors of downtown Portland’s Meier & Frank Building, The Nines boasts 331 rooms with five-star material, regal-looking decor, rainfall showers, flat-screen TVs, 350-thread-count linens and Gilchrist & Soames bath products. Guests also love the drinks and meals served at the on-site steakhouse, Urban Farmer, as well as the Departure restaurant and lounge’s Asian cuisine. It should come as no surprise that the Nines is part of The Luxury Collection, and Starwood Preferred Guests can earn and redeem points here.
2. The Heathman Hotel
Guests keep being attracted to Heathman Hotel in downtown Portland’s overall elegant atmosphere and excellent service staff regardless of expensive parking. The hotel’s stellar ambiance includes a 2,700-volume library, coffee served in French presses and the Headwaters Restaurant, which serves up delicious regional food. Guests spoke highly about the tasteful furnishings in the lobby, as well as accommodations equipped with complimentary Wi-Fi, HD TVs as well as in-room coffee makers.
Reopened in 2014, this boutique hotel in downtown Portland received a major facelift that restored the lobby, guest rooms and meeting spaces to their former glory. Guests can still get modern amenities though, like internet access, 24-hour room service and iPod docking stations. Other amenities include a 24-hour business center, a fitness center and an on-site Starbucks. Recent guests appreciated the hotel’s proximity to the famous Powell’s Books, and other popular Portland spots, as well as the above and beyond customer service that leaves its mark. Guests also enjoyed the on-site restaurant, Jake’s Grill, that serves up steak, seafood, and the lobby bar, Jackknife is popular among hotel guests and local residents alike.
4. Kimpton Hotel Monaco Portland
This Kimpton brand property in downtown Portland gets high compliments for its complimentary wine reception and its terrific Red Star Tavern room service. The decor is vibrant, and the in-room amenities, from luxury bath products to animal print robes to flat-screen TVs, were top-notch, according to recent guests. Spend time at the 24-hour business center, the on-site fitness center or navigate Portland on your complimentary bicycle. You can bring your pooch for a stay at this hotel (and pamper him with free pet-friendly amenities). Plus, you can earn rewards through the Kimpton Karma loyalty program.
Guests adore this downtown hotel’s proximity to Pearl Street and the happy hour at the bar, as well as in-room amenities like the pillow menus, iPod docking stations and flat-screen HDTVs. About 350 black-and-white images of Golden Age film stars can be found on the property, plus all the gilt moldings and crystal chandeliers make you feel like time travel back to to Hollywood circa 1940. While you’re here, dine at the on-site sultry Driftwood Room restaurant and bar. For a real taste of old Hollywood glitz, check in to the Marlene Dietrich Suite, which features a circular bed and one-of-a-kind crystal lamps.