Hotels in Portland, Oregon

by Shiromi Nassreen
Mt. Hood looms over the Portland skyline.

Mt. Hood looms over the Portland skyline.

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The city of Portland is made up of numerous little neighborhoods, each very different from the others. Some interesting neighborhoods to consider staying in that will still keep you close to local attractions include the Pearl District and the Northwest District. Whatever part of town you decide to stay in, you will find a variety of hotels to choose from, ranging from small, boutique hotels to large hotel chains.

The Benson

If you want to stay in the center of downtown Portland, an excellent hotel choice is The Benson Hotel. The Benson is a AAA four-diamond lodging that was listed by Forbes Travel Guide as a “Best Hotel for Romantic Getaways in Portland, Oregon.” Built in 1913, the hotel retains much of its grandeur with Italian marble flooring and Austrian crystal chandeliers. Rooms feature Tempur-Pedic beds, coffee and tea from Tazo tea and Caffe Appassionato, and organic bamboo robes and slippers. The hotel offers a choice of three on-site restaurants including the award-winning London Grill.

The Doubletree Hotel, Portland

If you need to stay at a location close to the Lloyd Center or the Oregon Convention Center, you will find a selection of large, chain hotels to choose from. The Doubletree Hotel on NE Multnomah is one option. Room amenities include high-speed Internet access (for a fee) and bath products by Neutrogena. Most rooms features balconies offering expansive views of the Cascade Mountains and downtown Portland. The hotel has two on-site restaurant choices: the Multnomah Grille serves traditional Northwest cuisine, while Eduardo's serves Tex-Mex cuisine. Other hotel amenities include an on-site fitness center, pool and business center.

The Governor

The Governor is another landmark hotel in Portland. Built in 1909, the hotel is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is another “Best Hotel for Romantic Getaways,” according to Forbes. The Governor is situated in downtown Portland just minutes away from the popular Pearl District, an artsy Portland neighborhood filled with galleries, gourmet restaurants and boutique shopping. In addition, the city's streetcar runs just outside the hotel, making it convenient for exploring Portland. Rooms are open and spacious and offer expansive views of the city. 24-hour room service is available, and high-speed Internet access is complimentary. The hotel's on-site restaurant, Jake's Grill, serves locally-sourced cuisine.

Inn @ Northrup Station

The Inn @ Northrup Station is a boutique hotel located in Portland's trendy NW District, known locally as Nob Hill. Bright colors and unique art displays make up the décor of this small hotel. Accommodation consists of suites featuring a fully equipped kitchen, along with amenities such as an iPod docking station, complimentary high-speed Internet and two flat-panel TVs. Breakfast at the hotel is complimentary and is served daily in the lobby. The hotel is a sponsor of the Portland Streetcar, and as such, guests can receive complimentary tickets to ride the streetcar and further explore the downtown area.

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