16 Top-Rated Places to Stay in Portland, Oregon

Written by Carri Wilbanks
Nov 17, 2020
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Whether you are exploring with the kids in tow on a family vacation or heading to the city for a romantic couples getaway, Portland pampers tourists with hotel rooms and suites for all styles and budgets of traveler.

To be close to all the major attractions, you'll want to stay Downtown, which is home to attractions like Pioneer Square, an urban park that is affectionately dubbed Portland's "living room," as well as the Portland Art Museum and the Keller Auditorium. It also features mid-range and luxury hotels aplenty, like The Nines in a historic department store and The Sentinel, known for its art collection.

Adjacent to Downtown, the Pearl Street District is another popular part of Portland with plenty of hotel options in its vicinity. This neighborhood is known for its restaurants, coffee shops, galleries, and indie boutique shops that occupy former industrial warehouses. Hotels to check out in its vicinity include the mid-range Hotel deLuxe in a 1912 Art Deco building, which is a fun place to stay.

Find more options for your next vacation with our list of the best places to stay in Portland, Oregon.

1. Kimpton RiverPlace Hotel

Kimpton RiverPlace Hotel
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Right on the Willamette River, the Kimpton RiverPlace Hotel is an elegant luxury option that is slightly removed from the downtown hustle - it is about a half-mile walk to the closest attraction. The look is Pacific Northwest contemporary, with kayaks hanging from the ceiling and Pendleton-style throw pillows in the lobby.

The rooms feature faux leather headboards and linen-textured wallpaper, and on the waterfront side of the hotel are rooms with fantastic bridge views from large windows. Away from the rooms, amenities include an on-site restaurant with seasonal fare and access to a gym just a few minutes away. In-room massages can be arranged, and there are loaner bikes for guests.

Accommodation: Kimpton RiverPlace Hotel

2. Sentinel

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In Downtown Portland, the luxury Sentinel Hotel occupies a historic 1909 building and is a wonderful mix between old-fashioned charm and swanky modern style. The property features its own curated modern art collection.

Rooms come in a variety of sizes, but all have individual character thanks to cozy furniture, bold green walls trimmed in white, and extras like tweed throws and working fireplaces.

Away from the rooms, there are two restaurants and a large gym. If you're traveling with a car, valet parking is available for a fee, and this hotel really caters to canine guests with special doggy menus and even the option to consult a pet psychic. It is also kid-friendly.

Accommodation: Sentinel

3. The Nines, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Portland

The Nines, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Portland
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The Nines has a central Downtown location in the historic Meier & Frank department store building, just a few minutes' walk from Pioneer Square. This luxury hotel offers a range of rooms and suites that are all done up with original artwork and over-the-top opulent extras like tufted, ivory, leather headboards on ultra comfy beds dressed in plush linens; crystal pendent lights; and Tiffany blue velvet recliners.

The two restaurants here are known for their excellent fresh local fare. One is a modern steakhouse with a sustainable focus, and the other serves contemporary Asian cuisine on the hotel's rooftop with stunning city views. Paid parking is also available.

Accommodation: The Nines, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Portland

4. The Heathman Hotel

The Heathman Hotel
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The Heathman is a centrally located, landmark luxury property dating back to the 1920s. It is a great choice for couples, especially if you're interested in going to the theater or a concert - it is just a few steps from the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall and the Portland Center for the Performing Arts.

The rooms and suites are elegant posh, especially the suites, which come with four-poster beds and Jacuzzi tubs. There is a contemporary art collection, multiple restaurants, and paid parking on-site. Note that a resort fee is also charged, and the property is dog friendly.

Accommodation: The Heathman Hotel

5. Kimpton Hotel Monaco Portland

Kimpton Hotel Monaco Portland
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For mid-range travelers, the Kimpton Hotel Monaco Portland is a great choice in a central Downtown location. It's just two blocks from a MAX light rail station and walking distance to a number of restaurants and attractions.

The hotel offers a range of rooms and suites in different sizes, but all are eclectically furnished in vintage style and feature fun extras like funky fabrics and designer wallpaper, as well as city views and whirlpool baths in the suites.

The Hotel Monaco is super dog friendly and pups are welcomed with beds, food bowls, and treats.

Paid parking is also available on-site.

Accommodation: Kimpton Hotel Monaco Portland

6. Hotel deLuxe

Hotel deLuxe
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Hotel deLuxe is a fun mid-range property inspired by the glamor of Old Hollywood and located in an Art-Deco-style building dating back to 1912. The location in Downtown is also desirable. It is just a five-block walk from the Pearl District, which is filled with shops and restaurants.

The modern rooms and suites are clean and comfortable, and the staff here is very professional and friendly. If you're traveling as a couple on a romantic trip, book the Marlene Dietrich suite, which has a circular bed.

There is also a 24-hour gym here and a restaurant serving classic American fare. Parking is available for a fee, and pets are welcome.

Accommodation: Hotel deLuxe

7. The Duniway Portland, a Hilton Hotel

The Duniway Portland, a Hilton Hotel
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Located on a street filled with eateries and shops in the city center, The Duniway Portland is just a few minutes' walk from a light rail station and a great mid-range choice for couples or families. It features contemporary rooms and suites with plush beds draped in high thread-count linens and with modern perks like 65-inch HDTVs.

Away from the rooms, on-site amenities include a restaurant focusing on shared plates and homemade charcuterie, a coffee bar for a morning or late afternoon pick-me-up, and a 24-hour gym. There is also a heated, indoor lap pool; a concierge; and parking for a fee.

Accommodation: The Duniway Portland, a Hilton Hotel

8. Mark Spencer Hotel

Mark Spencer Hotel
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The Mark Spencer Hotel is located just a minute's walk from the famous Pearl District, known for its restaurants, galleries, and coffee shops. This luxe but good-value hotel has an elegant and sophisticated style.

Rooms and suites are spacious and well-laid out, clean, and come with comfortable beds. There are family rooms available if you're traveling with the kids. On-site amenities include a 24-hour fitness center and free continental breakfast and Wi-Fi. There is also parking for a fee.

Accommodation: Mark Spencer Hotel

9. Paramount Hotel

Paramount Hotel
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The boutique Paramount Hotel in the heart of downtown Portland is a good mid-range choice for couples or families as it is near attractions, dining, and shopping and consistently offers good value. It features 154 rooms and suites, which are roomy and elegant with a gray and gold color scheme, comfortable beds, and Gilchrist & Soames toiletries in the bathrooms.

Away from the rooms, you'll find a decent pan-Asian restaurant, fitness center, and parking for a fee.

Accommodation: Paramount Hotel

10. Hampton Inn & Suites Portland-Pearl District

Hampton Inn & Suites Portland-Pearl District
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In the hip Pearl District, filled with galleries, restaurants, and boutiques, the mid-range Hampton Inn & Suites Portland is also just a few minutes' walk from a light rail station. It offers clean and comfortable rooms with colorful accents, mini-fridges, and flatscreen TVs. Some of the rooms also have sofa beds, which makes it a good sleeping option for families with young kids.

There are also suites with more space to move around thanks to separate living rooms. Kids under the age of 16 stay free with a parent here, too. Other perks include a complimentary hot breakfast, a restaurant, heated indoor pool and fitness center, and a rooftop terrace with sweeping city views.

Accommodation: Hampton Inn & Suites Portland-Pearl District

11. Silver Cloud Inn NW Portland

Silver Cloud Inn NW Portland
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Located in northwest Portland, the Silver Cloud Inn is a solid, good-value choice, just three miles from Portland State University. Rooms come in a number of categories up to junior suite size, and some feature sofa beds, which make them popular with families. They are all clean and comfortable and boast modern amenities like 55-inch flatscreen HDTVs.

There is also free parking on-site, a fitness center, and a complimentary launderette for guests to use.

Accommodation: Silver Cloud Inn NW Portland

12. Nordic Inn & Suites

Nordic Inn & Suites
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If you are looking for a clean and comfortable budget place to sleep, the Nordic Inn & Suites delivers, although it is located closer to the airport than the city center - the latter is nine miles away. This family-run motel offers basic but bright rooms with flatscreen TVs, free Wi-Fi, microwaves, and mini-fridges.

There are also suites with kitchenettes at this kid-friendly property. Free parking and complimentary coffee in the lobby each morning are other perks.

Accommodation: Nordic Inn & Suites

13. Portland International Guesthouse

Portland International Guesthouse
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Portland International Guesthouse is in the lively Nob Hill neighborhood and is a good budget bet, especially if you're looking to interact with other travelers. The property offers six private rooms with one or two beds but these all share bathrooms.

On-site amenities include a sitting area with a fireplace and kitchen for guests - it does not have a stove however, just a microwave, toaster oven, and fridge. It is stocked with complimentary tea, coffee, juice, and cereal for guests to enjoy.

Accommodation: Portland International Guesthouse

14. Viking Motel

Viking Motel
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Just off the I-5, the Viking Motel is another solid budget bet just one block from a MAX station that offers access to Downtown and the airport. The motel has the feel of an old-fashioned motoring lodge with its neon sign and dated bedspreads, but the rooms are clean and come with mini-fridges, cable TVs, and free Wi-Fi. Families will like the upgraded rooms with kitchenettes and more space.

The motel is also pet-friendly and offers free on-site parking.

Accommodation: Viking Motel

15. Inn at Northrup Station

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In Northwest Portland on the city's streetcar line, the Inn at Northrup Station is an all-suite boutique property. The suites all feature contemporary, very colorful decor. They also come with marble and granite kitchens, sitting areas with pullout sofa beds, and desks.

The three-star hotel has amenities like a free breakfast, a lobby filled with local art, and a rooftop deck. The hotel is family friendly, and kids stay free. There are children's TV networks in the suites, and adults and kids alike can borrow board games and puzzles from the front desk.

Accommodation: Inn at Northrup Station

16. The Benson, a Coast Hotel

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The four-star, four-diamond Benson is a luxe, historic landmark property. It first opened its doors in 1913, and for the last century, it has hosted celebrities and world leaders.

Rooms and suites are elegant and comfortable and boast city views - the corner rooms are best, as they have two sides of windows. There are family rooms available, and the hotel also welcomes dogs.

Amenities here include a restaurant, lounge, fitness center, laundry service and a concierge who can assist with everything from dinner reservations to activity suggestions.

Accommodation: The Benson, a Coast Hotel

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