Embassy Suites Portland Downtown Hotel

, Portland, United States
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Embassy Suites Portland Downtown Hotel

4 star

Rooms: 276

319 South West Pine Street - Portland - Oregon - 97204 - United States Hotel Website | | 503 279 9000
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10/10
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Submitted by: Joshep Matio in 30/03/05
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Great breakfast & Great service!

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Great Hotel

from lomo
Just got back from a three-day stay at the Embassy Suites in Portland, OR. The hotel was in a great location where you could walk to just about everything in downtown and several great restaurants, including the one in the hotel.

The rooms were nice, spacious, clean and updated. They were not as big as the average Embassy Suites rooms, but still bigger than the average hotel room. The restaurant in the hotel was very good and we ate there twice as we were tired from our days out exploring (there was a heatwave going on). One night we ate at the bar and had their great happy hour menu plus we could order anything off of their restaurant menu. The next night we ate in the restaurant and it was excellent. We also ate at Mother's bistro and Dan and Louis' Oyster Bar, both were great and close to the hotel.

Probably the best thing about staying at the hotel is the service. But, I would go beyond that and say that it is the people who make it worthwhile. They are so nice, friendly, and helpful that it truly makes a difference in your stay. We met a lot of the people working in the hotel, chatted with them, and they performed their jobs admirably.

I would definitely recommend this hotel very highly.

Excellent experience

from A TripAdvisor Member
This was a wonderful hotel.

The lobby is gracious and beautiful, and retained the charm of an old historic hotel while being thoroughly modern.

The fitness room, pool, hot tub - which I used almost every day - were very good, as were the breakfast and manager's reception. The fitness room had good quality treadmills, stationary bikes - normal and recumbant, and ellipticals. There were 2 of each, iirc, and each set was conveniently facing its own TV. The free weights were nice, and there were good sized mats. I didn't use the weight machines, but they looked fine. The pool was a nice size, could do laps, albeit short ones. And the hot tubs were very relaxing :-)

My suite was very nice too. Everything was clean, modern, and functioning as expected. It seemed a bit of a waste since I was alone, but I enjoyed the spaciousness.

The location was convenient. Just a few blocks from the weekend Portland market (huge arts and crafts market) and from the bars/restaurants of 2nd St. Also in walking distance were the standard shopping stores and mall, which with no state sales tax, were very appealing. And Powells bookstore - I could've spent an entire day there. Also just a couple of blocks from local buses and light rail. I used the buses in the downtown fareless zone, so basically didn't spend much in local transport.

Didn't use the in house restaurant or room service. The room service menu looked good, but I was too busy chowing down at downtown restaurants.

The service was the kicker. It was better than most more upscale hotels I've stayed at. Everyone on staff was very friendly and helpful. They offered a complimentary shuttle, pickup and drop off service, for the downtown area which my coworkers and I used several times a day.

All in all, excellent stay and trip. And quite a value. This was less expensive, and had more character, than the Hilton (which I like too), where my conference was.

great place to visit portland w/ a family

from denvrgal
We stayed here last summer for 4 days before continuing on to the Oregon Coast. We thought this was the perfect location for a family and just enough space for us. The breakfast was decent (not great/but not bad) and we took advantage of the happy hour/snacks every evening. The kids wound up filling up from that alone so when we went to dinner they just had dessert while we ate our dinner. Great value for a family.

Family Fun

from A TripAdvisor Member
My family and I stayed at this hotel for two nights. We all had a good time as we swam in the indoor pool and relaxed in the hottub. The manager's reception was nice touch. The breakfast in the morning save us at least 40 to 60 dollars each day. Park one block away for 6.75 per day instead of 22.00. You can use that money shopping. The room was nice but above everything else, the staff was nice. I would stay there again.

This is the Queen of the Embassy Suites

from hondotank
We stayed here the weekend of March 19th. This is a beautifully restored (circa 1914 hotel) in the heart of downtown Portland. This is a wonderful restoration full of architectural features that make this a memorable vacation. You don't just feel like you are in a Embassy (which are very nice in themselves ) - you feel like you are in a classic boutique type hotel. Yes you get the nice suite, the managers reception (featuring premium liquors along with the normal fare for a nominal price) and the buffet breakfast. The pool, spa, sauna and workout room are all nice. The employees are courteous and helpful. You are in walking or streetcar/lightrail of many of Portlands fine features including the waterfront parks, Washington Park, brewpubs, Powells Books. etc
And all for the normal price of the Embassy chain.

Simply Outstanding

from A TripAdvisor Member
I usually stay at the Marriott on the riverfront when I come to Portland. I travel to the Pacific Northwest on business once every four to six weeks and while I was never dissappointed with the Marriott, I decided to try The Embassy Suites Downtown.

One word "Outstanding".

This is a 3-star, 3-diamond property in every sense of the rating, except it's business class (priced where your company accountant won't freak out ,<$150).

Restaurant is very good and if you are on expense account, you will not have a problem staying within budget. The room service menu is delightful and features all locally grown/raised/made ingredients. Good complimentary breakfast (hot) and happy hour add to this hotel's value.

The large (all-suites) rooms are very clean and well appointed with +10ft ceilings, marble baths and wet bars, WiFi that works perfectly, pleasant staff, good location and valet parking.

This hotel has a BIG underground pool as well as a nice fitness room.
If you are coming to Portland on business, you cannot beat this property. I give it an 'above average' rating only because it is not a 4-star, 4-diamond property >$200/night.

Elegant

from Layover
Now that we have a little girl, we try to stay at Embassy Suites for the breakfast, the extra room and the generally "family friendly" atmosphere. This is NOT your typical Embassy Suites. Which is fine. This place was luxurious. Try the old pool downstairs. It's great. Nothing NOT to love. The neighborhood is "safe" and you can walk till you drop.

Ohhh, Ahhhhh

from Consultantgal
As a consultant I wrack up lots of hotel nights each year. I have recorded a few horror stories on this site, but would like to be just as quick to praise good service and a lovely hotel.

The Embassy Suites remodeled Portland's grand dame of a hotel (OK, so the original name escapes me now - starts with "M") into an absolutely wonderful hotel. The lobby is enormous, well appointed and boasts a wonderful fireplace. The rooms are very elegant and comfortable. The staff was lovely as well.

The only reason I gave 4 stars rather than 5 was the dodgy WiFi access. It would not work for more than 30 consecutive seconds in my room but did work well in the lobby. So much for working in my PJs... (So, guys at the Embassy Suites - if you are listening FIX THIS, it matters a lot to business travelers.)

Wonderful honeymoon hotel

from A TripAdvisor Member
My husband and I spent the first two nights of our honeymoon here. We arrived in our Rolls Royce from our reception, and immediatly had help up from the bellman at the outside front desk. Our photographer met us there inside of the beautiful, grand, sparkling lobby, and took some more pictures for us inside. Since we were preoccupied with photos, we couldn't check in. However, the man at the front desk came over to us and asked us our name and said he would send the baggage up ahead of us and we could work out the details later. There is a beautiful grand piano in the lobby, which we took pictures by. A beautiful fireplace with a real chess set, books, and a leather couch in front of it, and best of all, the Portland Steak and Chophouse, which has THE BEST steaks I have ever had in my life. Although my only minor complaint is that they didn't do anything special to our room when they knew it was our honeymoon (oh well-- can't have everything perfect!) they were more than glad to help us with every other minor detail possible. we ordered romo service also, and they set our entire table up with candles and a rose, along with our meal (which was fabulous!) They were very attentive. The bathrooms are marble and gorgeous, and every guest gets terry-cloth robes to use. You feel like an elegant king and queen when you stay here, but yet it is SO affordable (we paid $125 for a superior King bedroom) and you get a full, made to order breakfast, free cocktails, and free happy hour hor d'ouerves. (sp?) This was a truly beautfil, excellent hotel in every way. Please stay here and treat yourself to a fantastic weekend. (Oh yea! It's just BLOCKS away from the waterfront AND Pioneer Place mall)

Embassy Suites in a refurbed historic hotel

from AGAL
Stayed at the hotel Sep 29-Oct 2. Got AARP rate thru Hilton Honors. Hotel located downtown near Burnside St and Chinatown. A great lobby, staff were very courteous. Didn't like valet parking rate of $22/day. Adjoining steak house restaurant was a tad pricey and noisy, food was good. Hotel is a couple blocks from Portland Light rail. (best way to travel about town). Room was on 8th floor near elevator and was very clean, comfortable, 2 room suite with king bed, no view. Room and maid service were excellent. Only fault was people in next room decided to have a late night party so was quite noisy.

Top Local Tips for Portland

MET/TRAN use the tram service its free to all travling around downtown Portland. I also used it to go from the Airport to the Hotel. I simply walked out of baggage claim and right onto the tram and stopped 3 small blocks from my hotel.

Japanese gardens The Japanese gardens are well worth seeing, but the bus from the Trimet station only goes there once an hour, so get a schedule first.

Can't beat the weather Go to Portland, Oregon in August. The weather for us in 2007 was perfect and matched the European feel of the downtown area. Every day was around 78 degrees and any clouds burned off by 1pm or so. Everything in the downtown is within walking distance and the city has people walking around ready to give directions and information - just look for the folks with the "information" signs on them. A great service of the city...and a great time to go.

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  • Address: 319 South West Pine Street - Portland - Oregon - 97204 - United States
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