The 8 Best Portland, Oregon Hotels of 2021

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Best Overall: The Duniway Portland, a Hilton Hotel

The Duniway Portland, a Hilton Hotel

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TripAdvisor reviewers rank The Duniway as the best hotel in Portland for its exemplary service, spacious rooms and first-class restaurant. It’s conveniently located near the downtown Portland Art Museum and despite being owned by Hilton, has the character of a boutique hotel. The decor is inspired by the city’s own trailblazing spirit, and curated references to its unique culture can be seen throughout. All rooms and suites spoil with Waldorf Serenity beds, a 65” flat-screen TV, an espresso machine and luxury bath products. For added space, book a corner suite with a separate living room.

In-room massages can be arranged and some rooms are even pet-friendly. If you can drag yourself away, there are plenty of places to relax elsewhere in the hotel. Take a dip in the heated indoor pool or spend lazy summer afternoons at rooftop hang-out spot Abigail’s Hideaway. There’s even a fitness center for those who like to workout on vacation. Jackrabbit restaurant is a particular highlight, showcasing the finest local produce at breakfast, lunch and dinner. At the bar, sample a selection of 60 gins from around the world. 

Best Budget: Crystal Hotel

Crystal Hotel, Portland, Oregon

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Crystal Hotel offers rooms from as little as $100 a night but it’s far from your average budget hotel. It enjoys an exceptional location between downtown Portland and the trendy Pearl District, while iconic live music venue Crystal Ballroom is right next door. The hotel is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is over 100 years old. Each of its 51 rooms and suites are uniquely decorated in tribute to a song or performance from the Ballroom’s history, with brightly painted panels and headboards, black velvet drapery and animal print upholstery.

All rooms have access to shared bathrooms, though if you want your own, consider upgrading to a suite. There are no TVs, but Wi-Fi is available throughout the property. When you’re not hanging out in your rock n’ roll room, head down to the subterranean, saltwater Soaking Pool or to Zeus Café for seasonal dishes in a friendly space defined by its open kitchen and stained glass windows. In the evening, Al’s Den hosts free nightly concerts while Ringlers Annex is a speakeasy-style watering hole with a Cellar Bar and heated sidewalk seating on street level. 

Best Boutique: The Heathman Hotel

The Heathman Hotel

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A member of Historic Hotels Worldwide, The Heathman Hotel opened in 1927 and has been a landmark of downtown Portland ever since. Despite its history, the hotel also offers every modern comfort and convenience – think marble bathrooms, plush bathrobes and slippers, a pillow menu and an evening turndown service in every room. All rooms also feature a locally inspired honor bar stocked with the finest Portland craft spirits, beers and treats. You can explore the city using the hotel’s complimentary bicycles while your Personal Concierge is on hand to assist with theater tickets and restaurant reservations around the clock.

The Heathman’s own Headwaters Restaurant also serves mouthwatering Oregon farm-to-table cuisine. If you’re there on a Saturday, don’t miss traditional Russian tea served in the Tea Court. The two-story Heathman Library is another must-visit, stocked with more than 3,000 volumes signed by their authors (including Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winners, Poet Laureates and a former US President). Many of these celebrities have also been guests at the hotel. Other facilities include a fitness center and pet-friendly amenities ranging from beds and bowls to toys and treats. 

Want to take a look at some other options? See our guide to the best boutique Portland hotels.

Best for Families: Inn at Northrup Station

Inn at Northrup Station

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Inn at Northrup Station is located on the streetcar line in Northwest Portland, giving families a fun way to explore the city. The hotel even gives out complimentary streetcar passes at check-in. Kids will love the colorful, retro decor almost as much as the large bowls of sweets in the lobby. The all-suite accommodation is perfect for families, with King Suites offering the added benefit of a full kitchen complete with a dishwasher and Keurig coffeemaker. After the kids have gone to sleep on the oversized pull-out sofa, pour a drink and enjoy a quiet moment on your private deck or balcony.

Each day starts with a complimentary continental breakfast in the lobby, which is also the venue for a series of fun weekly events. Movie Night Monday (with popcorn and candy) and Sundae Sundays are particular hits with kids, while Wine Down Wednesdays and Hop-py Hour Thursdays give Mom and Dad the opportunity to sample the region’s finest wines and craft beers. In summer, the whole family can kick back after a busy day of sightseeing on the rooftop terrace. 

Best for Romance: Kimpton Hotel Monaco Portland

Kimpton Hotel Monaco Portland

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For the perfect couples retreat in Portland, look no further than the Downtown Kimpton Hotel Monaco Portland.The hotel complements its picturesque, early 20th-century exterior with decadent interior fabrics in a rainbow of rich colors. All rooms and suites set the scene for romance with sumptuous Frette linens, luxury Atelier Bloem bathroom amenities and a mini-bar stocked with local delicacies. For special occasions, consider splurging on the Grand Suite, which comes with a spacious living room and deep-soaking jetted tub.

After exploring the city on the hotel’s complimentary bicycles, come home for a massage in the seclusion of your own room or at the privately-owned on-site spa. In the evening, the salon-style lobby hosts a nightly social hour featuring local wines and live music. This celebration of the region’s culinary heritage continues at Red Star Tavern, which specializes in small plates and signature cocktails – perfect for a romantic dinner a deux. When it’s time for a nightcap, you’ll discover one of the city’s largest whiskey collections at the bar. 

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Best Luxury: The Nines, a Luxury Collection Hotel

The Nines, a Luxury Collection Hotel

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Across the street from Kimpton Hotel Monaco lies one of Portland’s most prestigious addresses: The Nines. This 5-star hotel occupies the top floors of the historic Meier & Frank building, yet prides itself on its contemporary luxury. The decor is defined by an impressive collection of paintings, sculptures and installations by local artists. In the rooms and suites, a feeling of opulence is created by grand leather headboards, satin draperies and elegant recamier sofas upholstered in Tiffany blue velvet. The One-Bedroom Suites are the most spacious and luxurious of all.

Rooms on the 12th floor enjoy access to the exclusive Club Lounge, where complimentary food and drink presentations are served throughout the day. The hotel concierge team is on-hand to organize memorable Portland excursions, but if you’d rather unwind back at base, the Library is the perfect place to do so. Play a game of billiards or curl up with a book and a cocktail on red leather couches. There are also two excellent restaurants at The Nines — modern steakhouse The Urban Farmer is the embodiment of the farm-to-table movement, while Asian restaurant Departure boasts stunning rooftop views. 

Best for Business: Embassy Suites by Hilton Portland - Downtown

Embassy Suites by Hilton Portland - Downtown

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Located just across the river from the Oregon Convention Center in downtown Portland, the Embassy Suites by Hilton Portland was built in 1912 and is a member of Historic Hotels of America. These days, it’s all about modern comfort. Corporate guests benefit from a 24-hour business center and a wide range of meeting facilities including two ballrooms, a five-room conference center and 20 conference suites perfect for breakout sessions. Professional meeting planners are available to help ensure your event is a success.

In between meetings, let off steam in the fitness center or with a few laps in the heated indoor pool. With a separate living room, two 55” TVs, a microwave and a refrigerator, the all-suite accommodations are made for relaxation. Your room rate includes a complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast each morning and an Evening Reception – perfect for networking with colleagues over local wines and appetizers. Head to Kingsland Kitchen for hearty brunches and lunches, real ales and organic coffees. In the evening, Mother’s Bistro and Bar is your go-to for a taste of home, with meals inspired by recipes from real moms. 

Best Guest House: Lion and the Rose Victorian Guest House

Lion and the Rose Victorian Guest House

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Lion and the Rose Victorian Guest House is the perfect choice for those in search of something a little more intimate. Part of the historic Irvington district, it receives near-perfect TripAdvisor reviews for its tranquil location and friendly hosts. The highlight, however, is the building — a 1906 Queen Anne mansion, it’s listed on the National Register of Historic Places and features a wrap-around porch and picturesque turret. All eight guest rooms are lovingly decorated with period furnishings, and each one has its own unique talking point. In the Lavonna Room, it’s the round cupola seating area, and in the Joseph Room, it’s the four-poster bed and fireplace.

Despite their old world charm, the rooms are equipped with air-conditioning, cable TV and complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi. When you book, you can decide whether or not you want breakfast included. Opt in and be treated to a lavish spread of freshly prepared items that change on a daily basis. Throughout the day you can also visit Grandma’s Treat Table for cookies, pretzels and candies. Shared relaxation areas include two elegant parlors and a gazebo in the courtyard garden.

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