More about Embassy Suites Hotel Portland Downtown
Great hotel in Portland
If you are in a position to want or need accommodations in Portland, don't forget Embassy Suites, by the airport. Our room was a suite with two double beds, living room with sofa sleeper and kitchenette. The lobby is gorgeous with a stream with Koi and waterfalls rambling all though it. The staff was friendly and helpful, and the price? Let me put it this way, two rooms at Holiday Inn Express with two double beds ran us over $100 more, and Embassy has a breakfast buffet that is complimentary and is not the "continental breakfast (ie: cereal & doughnuts) but eggs, bacon, waffles, anything you could desire! For our family of 5, that alone saved us upwards of $60!
Best in Portland (and I've stayed many of the others)
The rooms were quiet very roomy, well-kept and well decorated (for a mid-range hotel). The hotel services were excellent. The workout room was ok, and the service was always professional, considerate and helpful.
When I found the bed (with a new mattress) in my first room was too soft, they let me try another which turned out to be firmer. They moved me while I was out. When some neighbors continued to party past midnight in the room adjacent to my bedroom, I called security, which responded immediately.
I travel to Portland at least two times each year, and I have stayed at almost all the supposedly top hotels in Portland. This one was the best, most comfortable that I've had the pleasure of staying in--and at a lower cost. The only caveat that I have is that there are many families with kids (which might annoy adults travelling alone). However, once in the room, you never hear them. IOW, the kids are in sight, but not heard.
I suggest strongly that you look at the rooms, which are all suites, before choosing one, as the configurations and exposures to street noise differ. Also, avoid street exposures on weekends if you're noise sensitive, since that area has a vibrant nightlife.
Also, if you plan to use a car and take it out of the garage only once each day, check out area lots and street parking instead of the valet parking. You might save a few bucks.
You cannot do better in Portland than to stay at this hotel
Adding to the already stellar reviews, this hotel is absolutely wonderful. I've stayed in lots of very nice hotels around the world. This ranks WAY up there. I'm talking just as nice as the Davenport in Spokane, WA and similar in the style and service.
Attached to this hotel is the top rated steakhouse in America (as defined by Hemispheres magazine ... you know the magazine they give you to read on the airplane when you fly United). I thought it was awesome.
It's pretty cliche, but Grand really defines this hotel. Valet is $22 per day so be prepared. Wireless worked perfectly for me. I stayed on the 7th floor.
Something else kind of nice that I've not seen at other Embassy Suites hotels is the option to upgrade your managers reception (read free) cocktail to something a little better. For example to upgrade to Makers Mark cost $2.00 per drink with a very nice free pour.
A super hotel
We stayed for three days for a family wedding. Everything good about this hotel, which other people have written, we confirm. The lobby is top notch. The breakfast is wonderful; with an omelet chef on duty and every conceivable type of breakfast food on hand. Service is outstanding in all departments. The only drawback is the $22 per night charge for valet parking. Other than that, this hotel is absolutely top drawer!
great place to stay for the rose parade
This hotel is not your typical embassy suites- it is in a beautiful historic building, nice rooms, very classy, good location, short walk to the max train. We have stayed here twice in the last 6 months- with small childen and loved it! It is a great location to watch the rose parade during the rose festival~
The staff is wonderful- the valet manager Chad always goes above and beyond the call of duty.
The housekeeping staff is quick and professional-
The food at breakfast and the manager reception is pretty good-
We will be back!
Gorgeous hotel with 5-star service
This is our 2nd time staying at this hotel (we stayed here two years ago and had just as good an experience). The lobby is absolutely beautiful, and the room was fantastic. Lots of room, very clean, and they even turned down our bed and put chocolate mints on our pillows. The breakfast was so-so, but we still filled up and were ready for our day. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone traveling for any purpose.
From the moment you step into the lobby, you actually step back in time. I explored many of the hotels in Portland, but this lobby tops them all with beautiful columns and chandeliers. The bellboys and the valets are very efficient and it is very easy to have them park your car. The only draw back is the price: $22 Valet and $15 Self Park. The rest of the staff is very efficient and helpful too. There are three elevators and one service elevator that access all floors. There are floors 1-8, Mezzanine (between 1 and 2), LL1 ( Lower Level 1), and LL2 (Lower Level 2). The elevators are a little squeaky, but get you to your floor fast. The hallways are not your typical hallway and are very bright and beautiful. The rooms are gorgeous and if you get a view, it just makes it better. They have very soothing colors and comfortable beds. There are no queen bed though, only doubles and kings. There are also big pull out couches in the living rooms. The breakfast is the best that I've ever had and includes almost anything you want from sausage, biscuits and gravy and bacon, to oatmeal, cereal, pancakes, omelets, etc. It is on LL2, two floors underground. There is a nice fountain which is nice to eat by. There is a beautiful indoor pool on LL1, one floor underground with a little water spout and two hot tubs. The pool is freeform instead of the standard rectangle pool and is only 4 feet deep, but is still nice to swim in. This place is overall the nicest place to stay in Portland, but the location is a little rough. Behind the hotel to the north is a bad section of town with many bums and weird people. It's also known as "Chinatown." I would not recommend walking down there at night, or even during the day. That is the only draw back, but to the south of the hotel, it is very beautiful. Enjoy this wonderful hotel!