Set in a scenic spot straddling the Willamette River, Oregon’s largest city is a lovely, laidback place renowned for its fabulous street food, excellent microbreweries, and thriving cultural scene. Long known as ‘the City of Roses’ due to the pretty flowers that dot its plentiful parks, Portland is an increasingly popular and trendy destination thanks to its welcoming atmosphere and wealth of tourist sights.
While the city certainly has a lot for you to see and do, there is just as much variety on offer when it comes to its hotels and accommodation options. Delightfully decorated and boasting the best of the best facilities, these fantastic four and five-star hotels guarantee an unforgettable stay, whether you’re after a relaxing visit or a lively time in the centre of Portland.
1. Hampton Inn and Suites by Hilton Portland – Pearl District
One of the most popular and highly thought of hotels in Portland, Hampton Inn and Suites by Hilton is a marvellous place to stay, with clean, comfortable and spacious rooms and suites.
On top of its modern and stylish accommodations, it also has an indoor pool, fitness centre, meeting spaces, and rooftop patio for guests to make use of. People who stayed here particularly enjoyed the friendly and welcoming staff and the daily complimentary breakfast.
Location: This Hilton is located in Pearl District within walking distance of Powell’s City of Books, the Art Institute of Portland and Union Station.
2. Staypineapple, Hotel Rose, Downtown Portland
Rated ‘fabulous’ by guests, the Staypineapple is a fantastic four-star hotel located just a stone’s throw away from Tom McCall Waterfront Park and the Willamette River.
Exhibiting a modern and trendy decor, the hotel’s rooms are colourful and comfortable. Each comes with a flat-screen TV, coffee maker, and private bathroom. In addition, there’s an on-site fitness centre.
Location: Guests can make use of complimentary bike rental to explore the city, with Pioneer Place, Powell’s City of Books and Lan Su Chinese Garden lying not too far away.
3. The Duniway Portland, A Hilton Hotel
The five-star Duniway’s spacious, modern guestrooms each feature a coveted Waldorf Astoria Serenity bed with 500-thread-count linens.
But what truly sets the boutique hotel apart is the Duniway’s indoor pool (nearly unheard of in Portland); and a guest-only rooftop patio boasting oversized chess and Jenga sets.
Audiophiles will appreciate the Duniway’s exclusive Vinyl Suite, complete with a turntable and a full wall of records including albums from local favorites and previous hotel guests like Ariana Grande, John Legend, and John Mellencamp.
Location: The Duniway lies just off of Pioneer Courthouse Square and is a quick walk to tourist attractions including the Portland Art Museum and the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.
4. Courtyard Marriott Portland City Center
As it is very centrally located, the Courtyard Marriott Portland City Center is a great option if you want to be near to all of the city’s main sights.
The four-star hotel features modern and stylish décor, while its large rooms each come with a flat-screen TV, coffee maker, and iPod docking station. Besides this, it also has an on-site gym, restaurant, and business centre.
Location: The Museum of Contemporary Craft and Galleria shopping centre are just a five-minute walk away, as are countless restaurants and bars.
5. Sentinel, a Provenance Hotel
Located in a beautiful historic building, the Sentinel is one of Portland’s most sophisticated and chic five-star hotels and was remarkably first opened in 1909.
While it still retains its classy style and sense of grandeur, its rooms are modern and tastefully decorated and come with all the latest amenities. In addition to its world-class service and attractive accommodations, the Sentinel has a brilliant on-site restaurant and gym for guests to try out.
Location: The Sentinel is just minutes away from many of Portland’s main tourist attractions, as well as upmarket boutiques, restaurants and theatres.
6. Embassy Suites Portland – Downtown
With its own swimming pool, hot tub, and sauna, Embassy Suites Portland certainly has everything you need to guarantee a peaceful and relaxing stay.
While its rooms and suites are stylish, spacious, comfortable and clean, guests particularly enjoyed the daily complimentary hot breakfast and light hors d’oeuvres and drinks in the evening.
Location: The four-star hotel is ideally located for exploring the city centre; most attractions are within ten minutes’ walk.
7. Kimpton Hotel Monaco Portland
An exceptional four-star property, the Kimpton Hotel Monaco Portland is sure to dazzle and delight guests with its decadent and daring decor.
While its elegant yet eclectic style is one of its most popular features, it also has a terrific on-site restaurant, complimentary wine reception, and friendly, welcoming staff. On top of this, the pet-friendly hotel’s rooms are stylishly decorated. A fitness centre and meeting facilities are also on offer.
Location: The Kimpton is very centrally located, and guests can make use of a complimentary bike rental service to explore a bit further afield.
8. The Benson, a Coast Hotel
Rated ‘superb’ by guests, The Benson is a historic hotel with an exquisite European aesthetic. Austrian crystal chandeliers are on show alongside Italian marble floors.
Both the architecture of the building and its opulent interior look spectacular; its baroque-style lobby and restaurant are particularly impressive. The four-star hotel’s rooms are clean and comfortable, and a fitness centre and business centre are on-site.
Location: The Benson is just a five-minute walk from the Galleria shopping centre and Powell’s City of Books.
9. Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront
Overlooking Waterfront City Park and the Willamette River, the Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront is an excellent four-star hotel that is sure to delight guests with all it has to offer.
Besides its modern and stylish rooms and public spaces, the hotel boasts a restaurant, fitness centre, and expansive event spaces, with glorious views over the river wherever you look.
Location: While the shops and restaurants of the Riverplace Marina are just a five-minute walk away, most of the city’s main attractions are around a five-minute drive from the hotel.
10. The Nines, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Portland
Another of the best five-star stays in Portland is The Nines, which is a Luxury Collection Hotel.
A very swanky and sophisticated place, the hotel has a lovely light-filled atrium for guests to relax in, while plenty of art installations are dotted around its gorgeous rooms and public spaces. In addition, it has two brilliant on-site restaurants, a fitness centre, and a billiards room.
Location: The Nines is located right next to Pioneer Courthouse Square, with a wide range of shops, restaurants and bars nearby.
11. Canopy by Hilton Portland Pearl District
Highly regarded for its clean and comfy rooms, complimentary breakfast, and courteous staff, the Canopy guarantees guests a great stay.
While its attractive accommodations and excellent service rightfully draw plaudits, it also has fantastic facilities in the shape of its gym, business centre, restaurant and bar.
Location: Located in the Pearl District, this Hilton is just a short walk away from many of Portland’s main sights.
12. Crowne Plaza Hotel Portland – Downtown Convention Center
Lying just across the river from Pearl District, the Crowne Plaza is a wonderful hotel that has its own indoor pool, fitness centre, and Jacuzzi, as well as extensive banquet and business facilities.
The four-star hotel’s rooms are clean and stylishly decorated, and a restaurant and bar can also be found on-site.
Location: The Crowne Plaza is just a ten-minute walk from the Oregon Convention Center and The Rose Garden Arena. The MAX Light Rail and Streetcar stop right in front of the hotel if you want to explore the city centre.
13. Hotel Eastlund
Very highly thought of by previous guests, the boutique-style Hotel Eastlund has two on-site restaurants, clean and comfortable rooms, and friendly, welcoming staff.
Tastefully decorated, its rooms and public spaces look a treat, with its rooftop restaurant and bar the highlight of what’s on offer. In addition, it has a fully-equipped fitness centre and business centre.
Location: Lying in the up-and-coming Lloyd District, Hotel Eastlund is just five minutes from the Oregon Convention Center on foot. The centre of the city is a ten to fifteen-minute bus or car journey away.
14. The Heathman Hotel
Rated ‘superb’ by guests, The Heathman Hotel boasts a beautiful design and decor set in a lovely old landmark building.
Equipped with all the latest amenities, its rooms and suites look very stylish and modern, while its gorgeous library and restaurant are more traditionally decorated. On top of all this, the four-star hotel its own fitness centre and meeting rooms, as well as an on-site art gallery.
Location: The Heathman is situated in downtown Portland, just ten to fifteen minutes’ walk from most of the city’s main attractions, as well as countless shops, restaurants and bars.
15. Kimpton Riverplace Hotel
Set on the banks of Portland’s Willamette River, it’s tempting to book a room with a view. The Riverfront Deluxe rooms boast stunning vistas. All rooms feature chic but cozy interiors reminiscent of a romantic mountain lodge; complete with suede headboards and rustic bedside lanterns. Some of the suites even have wood-burning fireplaces.
The Riverplace happily accommodates pets of all shapes and sizes, even providing pet beds and special treats. The hotel’s King Tide restaurant offers fresh fish and oysters with a riverfront view.
Location: Perfectly placed for strolling along the river or exploring downtown Portland.