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Top 7 Hotels in Portland for Vacationing

Overview of Portland

Where to Stay in Portland, Oregon

One of Oregon’s largest towns, Portland is situated on the confluence of the Columbia and Willamette rivers in the shadow of snow-capped Mount Hood. The area is renowned for its parks, bridges, and cycling lanes, as well as for its eco-friendliness, microbreweries, and coffee shops. Here are the top seven hotels in Portland that you should consider when vasiting the area.

1. Hyatt Centric Downtown Portland

Hyatt Centric Downtown Portland
Hyatt Centric Downtown Portland | Source

The Hyatt Centric Downtown Portland is a hotel in Portland, Oregon. It is suited in a 15-story building at the intersection of Southwest 11th Avenue and Alder Street within the Downtown area. Having been opened in 2020, the Hotel has 220 operational rooms, which give guest the best vocational experience.

Why you should chose the Hotel

One thing that makes it unique from others is that it feels more like a stylish boutique hotel than a branded chain due to its convenient location, vibrant decor, and excellent staff. Modern industrial chic is the style here, with lots of concrete, stone, and wood in contrast to vibrant contemporary art that was commissioned from local artists. The hotel’s prime downtown location makes it a great starting point for exploring Portland, and the trendy, young staff is happy to give insider knowledge about the finest places to find late-night snacks, best wine live music, and hiking trails[1].

Some of the advantages of the Hotel are:

  • Rooms are super clean and quiet.
  • The Hotel has helpful and friendly staff that makes clients more comfortable throughout their stay.
  • The Hotel’s rooms are all pet-friendly.

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2. Hotel Lucia

Portland Hotel Lucia
Hotel Lucia | Source

The atmosphere of Hotel Lucia is both contemporary and refined. Located in Portland’s center, visitors adore the spotless, cozy rooms. Many reviewers have noted how comfortable the hotel’s beds are.

 Previous visitors have also gushed about the Hotel’s many extras and benefits, which include a nightly happy hour in the lobby, first-rate valet service, and exquisite furnishings and artwork.

Why you should visit the Hotel

The contemporary design of the guest rooms features a color scheme of beige, orange, white, gray, and brown. The accommodations include flat-screen TVs, unique pillow-top beds with luxury bedding, stylish oak headboards, and stocked honor bars. Robes and Lather bath items are included in bathrooms. The Hotel features a central location in Portland’s downtown.

It features a gallery-like lobby with a sizable art collection and images by Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer David Hume Kennerly that are displayed in the public spaces and guest rooms[2]. The building is a member of the Provenance hotel chain and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

3. Hotel Grand Stark

Hotel Grand Stark in Portland
Hotel Grand Stark | Source

Hotel Grand Stark, which is a part of Portland’s thriving Central Eastside, features the region’s independent attitude. They have found inspiration in DIY movements and imperfect beauty within this meticulously constructed and refurbished old hotel. Hotel Grand Stark, located outside of the more glitzy central business district, is more than just a place to “Keep Portland Weird”; rather, it represents an elevated reflection of the artistic movements and eccentric spirit of Portland and beyond.

Why you should visit the Hotel

The renovated historic building in Portland’s hip Central Eastside features stylish modern aesthetic and opulent accents. There is a complimentary beer and wine social hour, a well-stocked minibar with local food and drink, and 24-hour concierge service[3].

The hotel’s 57 custom King, Queen, and Double-bedded guest rooms, welcoming Lobby, and separate Study Hall have all been designed to honor the area’s rich heritage and promote inclusive environments for both visitors and locals.

4. Sentinel

Sentinel | Source

The Sentinel, one of six boutique hotels run by Portland-based Provenance Hotels in the city, is a favorite among creative and businesspeople for its hip atmosphere and top-notch wine and cocktails. The hotel is made up of two historically significant structures, each with an East and West wing decorated with pop art[4]. Emerald tones of the guest rooms are reminiscent of the forests of Oregon and those who reserve executive level rooms and suites have access to a sixth-floor private lounge with free food and drinks.

Why We Chose the Hotel

The Sentinel has the coolest hotel nightlife in Portland between the Domaine Serene wine lounge and Fortune’s clubby vibes. Some of the notable amenities at the Hotel include: great plant-based food and cocktails at Fortune; 24-hour fitness center with boxing gym; and convenient downtown location.

The Nines, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Portland
The Nines, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Portland | Source

The Nine is the ideal hotel for affluent people who like to be in the center of the action. It has one noteworthy benefit over other downtown hotels: the lobby is eight storeys above ground, rather than facing the chaos and traffic of the city’s core. Enter the soaring, light-filled atrium after leaving the elevator, avoiding a swarm of stark-naked mannequins in the process. The atrium is peppered with spectacular custom art works from the hotel’s extensive collection. If your accommodation isn’t ready, enjoy some Willamette Valley wine in the library while dining at the hotel’s restaurant, Urban Farmer. One of the greatest rooftops in downtown, a trendy, fast-moving crowd, and a lot of entertainment can be found at The Nines.

Why you should visit the Hotel

  • The Hotel is great for events and groups of visitors.
  • It has an excellent room service menu
  • It is LEED Silver certified with a commitment to sustainable operations.

6. Ace Hotel Portland

Ace Hotel Portland
Ace Hotel Portland | Source

This downtown hotel is housed in a historic landmark building and is located 0.6 miles from the Pearl District and 2 minutes’ walk from Powell’s Books. The trendy lodging options include everything from basic rooms with shared bathrooms to deluxe rooms with pull-out sofas and record players, all of which come equipped with flat-screen TVs, original art, curated minibars, and free WiFi.  A coffee shop, a variety of dining options, an art gallery, an event space, and loaner bikes are available as amenities.

The hotel’s West End location puts it in the heart of downtown’s trendy West End area while its  minimalist rooms come in a variety of sizes, styles, and levels of privacy (some feature bunk beds and communal bathrooms). Vintage record players, reused military canvas furniture, and murals created by regional artists are used to decorate them.

7. Lolo Pass

Lolo Pass
Lolo Pass | Source

Two sisters who also run The Local in Long Island City are the owners of this brand-new hotel and hostel. Public areas are pleasant and warm, and shared rooms are compact but tidy and comfortable. All of the rooms feature private bathrooms, and the bunk rooms, which come with four or eight bunk beds, are fantastic for families or parties. On the second floor, there are also coin-operated laundry facilities. The spacious lobby is a great place for digital nomads to work and is much-liked by locals as well. It is bright and open and has plenty of outlets and plants. A well-liked hangout in the evenings is the rooftop bar with its firepits and views of the setting sun. The Hotel is best for budget while visiting the area due to its affordability.

Why you should visit the Hotel

For the youthful and young-at-heart, the hotel and hostel combination in Portland’s vibrant Eastside is a great choice. It is renowned for its excellent food and shopping options that are close by, free street parking, and entertaining events featuring local winemakers and artists.

Read More:


[1], “Hyatt Centric Downtown Portland,” (2023),
[2] Teresa Bergen, “Hotel Lucia Portland, Oregon, United States,” The Telegraph,


[4] Provenance Hotels, “HOTEL A JEWEL IN THE WEST END,” 2023,

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