Hotels in Portland, USA

by Shiromi Nassreen
Downtown Portland is situated on the shores of the Willamette River.

Downtown Portland is situated on the shores of the Willamette River.

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Portland, Oregon, is a vibrant city with boutique shopping, restaurants, theaters and museums set against the backdrop of the Willamette River and Mount Hood. In Portland you will find a variety of hotel choices to meet your needs, whether you are looking for a small hotel for that weekend getaway or are traveling on business.

Hotel Lucia

The Hotel Lucia is just one of many boutique hotels competing in the Portland market. The hotel has earned a number of awards, including tying for fourth place in a Conde Nast Traveler poll for Best American Hotels and placing on Travel + Leisure's 2010 listing of 500 World's Best Hotels. Rooms feature a modern decor with clean lines. Amenities include a pillow menu, bath products by Aveda and 24-hour room service offering both American and Thai cuisine from the hotel's two on-site restaurants. Hotel Lucia is in the heart of downtown Portland close to the Portland Art Museum and Pioneer Square.

Marriott City Center

Marriott has a number of hotel locations throughout the Portland area. The Marriott City Center is centrally located on Broadway, within walking distance to Pioneer Square and the Oregon Symphony. Rooms offer views of the downtown skyline and feature such amenities as high-speed Internet access (for a fee), bath products by Bath and Body Works and flat-panel TVs. On-site facilities at the Marriott City Center include a fitness center and Mez on Broadway, the hotel restaurant serving locally sourced food and wine.

The Governor

The Governor is a Portland institution that opened in 1909. This three-star hotel is on the National Register of Historic Places and was recommended as one of the Best Hotels for Romantic Getaways by Forbes. The Governor is centrally located in downtown Portland, close to attractions and the Portland Streetcar. Rooms are airy and bright, and some have fireplaces. Amenities include complimentary high-speed Internet access, 24-hour room service and a fitness center that is open 24 hours a day. On-site dining is available at Jake's Grill, serving local cuisine.

La Quinta Inn Portland Convention Center

A number of downtown hotels offer travelers a less expensive option. One budget-friendly property is the La Quinta Inn Portland Convention Center. The hotel is centrally located in NE Multnomah, close to the Oregon Convention Center and a few blocks away from the Lloyd Center. Rooms are basic but feature complimentary high-speed Internet access, a microwave oven and a refrigerator. Breakfast at the hotel is also complimentary. Hotel facilities include an indoor swimming pool and a business center.

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