Embassy Suites Portland Downtown Hotel
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Historical Traveller Reviews of Embassy Suites Portland Downtown Hotel
Great Hotelfrom lomo
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 experiencefrom A TripAdvisor Member
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 familyfrom denvrgal
Family Funfrom A TripAdvisor Member
This is the Queen of the Embassy Suitesfrom hondotank
And all for the normal price of the Embassy chain.
Simply Outstandingfrom A TripAdvisor Member
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.
Ohhh, Ahhhhhfrom Consultantgal
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 hotelfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Embassy Suites in a refurbed historic hotelfrom AGAL
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.
Other names for Embassy Suites Portland Downtown Hotel
- portland embassy suites
- embassy suites portland
- Address: 319 South West Pine Street - Portland - Oregon - 97204 - United States
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