Portland, Oregon, is hugged by the snow-capped Mount Hood and lies on the Willamette and Columbia Rivers. The city features a thriving music, theatre and art scene and many microbreweries and quaint coffee shops, handcraft stores and beautiful parks. The main green space in the city is the Washington Park, which is home to the Oregon Zoo and its many endangered species, a formal Japanese Garden, a waterfall and beautiful mountain views. The Lan Su Chinese Garden is also of interest, which hosts rare plants native to China, a tea shop and pretty stonework. The Pearl District of Portland has many indie, fashionable boutiques, craft breweries, bars, restaurants and artisan coffee shops. It is also home to Powell’s City of Books and several art galleries, exhibiting photography, contemporary art and glass works. While visiting this iconic and eco-friendly city, why not stay in one of the boutique hotels in Portland, Oregon. Check them out below.
Hotel Lucia is a charming boutique hotel set in a restored historical building right in the heart of vibrant downtown Portland. The hotel is decorated with black-and-white prints by local photographer David Hume Kennerly along with striking modern art. Rooms are cozy and comfortable with en-suite bathrooms, offering several choices of anything from Deluxe Double to Superior King and Junior and Gallery Suites. The restaurant serves Northwestern dishes cooked on a wood-fired grill, while the Portland Penny Diner is a more casual, counter-service restaurant.
This upscale boutique hotel dates back to 1962 and it has since been renovated with an almost utopian vibe and classic modernist furnishings. The hotel is located in the central business district of Portland, making it ideal for business stays, but equally pleasant for those on vacation, as the light rail system gives access to all the attractions. Restaurants, nightlife and shops are within an easy walking distance. Spacious rooms are stylish with en-suite bathrooms offering Tarocco bath products and microfiber bathrobes. Nel Centro, the hotel’s restaurant, serves Italian and French-inspired cuisines and it has a courtyard patio for the warmer months.
With Greek columns and an impressive façade, The Sentinel also features murals of famed explorers on the walls, rich leather furniture and mahogany paneling. The building dates back to 1909 and it has recently been renovated. The property is close to all the attractions in downtown Portland and visitors can catch the streetcar outside the hotel. To travel further afield, the Max light rail is just a block away from the hotel. The classic rooms are comfortable and stylish and are decorated in earth tones. Free high-speed Wi-Fi is available throughout the property. Terrace suites offer beautiful panoramic views and they have outdoor patios for relaxation. The hotel offers Jake’s Grill for dining and there are many restaurants, galleries and shops in the immediate area.
Sentinel, A Provenance Hotel
Kimpton Hotel Monaco Portland was one of the first boutique hotels in Portland. The hotel is housed in a century-old building, located in the central business district close to restaurants, nightlife and shops. Ideal as a business or leisure hotel, the interior has old-fashioned, charming décor. The Kimpton offers a social hour, featuring wine from the local wineries and live music. Rooms feature a yoga mat and dogs are welcome in the hotel. The front desk offers public bicycles, perfect for exploring the city. Dine in the Red Star Tavern, which serves Pacific Northwest cuisine throughout the day, made from locally-sourced ingredients. The restaurant has a great wine list featuring the products of Willamette Valley, as well as a selection of whiskeys.
Kimpton Hotel Monaco Portland
RiverPlace hotel is located in downtown Portland but offers views over the marina, the waterfront park, the Willamette River and the Hawthorne Bridge. The hotel has an almost country house feel, with stone and timber and plenty of fireplaces. Rooms feature modernist décor with a minibar and bathroom with cozy bathrobes. Some of the rooms feature a fireplace or a terrace or balcony. The reception will lend out public bicycles for exploring the bike-friendly surrounding city.
Located in the Pearl District, The Benson Hotel is grand and elegant and was built in 1912. This hotel is close to all the attractions of downtown Portland. The interior décor features old-world grandeur, an Italian marble staircase, Austrian crystal chandeliers and walnut paneling. Guest rooms are luxurious, as are the suites and penthouses, with their panoramic views. Spoil yourself in a Grand Suite, with your own baby grand piano. The London Grill is a fine-dining restaurant with an excellent wine list. Alternatively, dine at El Gaucho, next door, an Argentinean-style steakhouse with a cigar lounge and live music.
Hotel deLuxe offers old-world Hollywood glamor in the heart of Portland. The 100-year-old hotel has art deco mirrors, gold-leaf ceilings and chandeliers crafted from Czech glass. Rooms are romantic, with vintage light fixtures, a pillow menu and honor bar. The hallways of the hotel are decorated with old film stills and the best room in the house is the Marlene Dietrich Suite, which features panoramic views of the city and an eight-foot circular bed. The hotel’s restaurant, Gracie’s, serves breakfast each morning, while the Crystal Room is a screening room for a pop-up cinema series. Relax with a cocktail in the 1950’s-style Driftwood Room with its beamed ceilings and craft cocktails.
Ace Hotel Portland is a budget boutique hotel which has kept much of the original Clyde Hotel intact, as well as utilizing recycled or repurposed items, including military-surplus furniture and disused factory furniture in its decor. Because of the unique look, the hotel tends to attract artsy and creative types of guest. The hotel is within an easy walking distance of Powell’s City of Books and the Living Room Theater. Not all rooms have private bathrooms, but some do have antique claw-foot tubs. Guests can dine on breakfast in the Clyde Common restaurant, with its communal-seating tables or enjoy coffee in Stumptown Coffee Roasters on site. There is also a retro diner to enjoy in Kenny and Zuke’s Delicatessen in the hotel.
Ace Hotel Portland
The Dossier Hotel is a luxurious property and it is a completely renovated and redesigned former chain hotel, located in downtown Portland, just a couple of blocks from Powell’s City of Books and surrounded by restaurants, cafes and bars. Rooms vary from a standard two double beds to a Premium or Loft Suite King. Guests can enjoy cocktails, local wines and beers in the restaurant’s Opal Bar, along with an all-day menu of creative dishes and snacks.
The Heathman dates back to the Roaring Twenties, but with a contemporary vibe and is close to the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall and the Portland Art Museum. Speaking of art, the hotel hosts an impressive art collection which includes several Andy Warhol prints among other works by Northwestern artists. The hotel has a library, featuring thousands of first editions signed by the authors, who have apparently stayed at the hotel. As for the rooms, instead of simply a pillow menu, The Heathman also features a choice of mattresses too. Guests can enjoy afternoon tea or cocktails and live jazz in the Tea Court Lounge and can dine in style in the Headwaters restaurant.
Enjoy your stay in casual and fun Portland
While browsing the art galleries or craft shops, or enjoying the local wines and craft beers, stay in comfort in one of the best boutique hotels in Portland, Oregon.
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