We are planning a trip to Portland in late July / early August and would be grateful for any suggestions on hotels with multi-room suites. (We have have found that this works well when traveling with our young daughter, since it allows us to stay up after she's gone to bed. My mother-in-law will also be joining us, and it would be easier to all be together.)
If there's an obvious choice in the suburbs, I might consider it, but essentially we are "city mice" and had assumed that we'd stay downtown and just walk or take public transit everywhere. Among the hotels in the area...
Hotel Monaco looks like a lot of fun, has a great location, and gets good reviews here on Trip Advisor, but they don't have 2-bedroom suites, only 1-BR, so someone would end up on a fold-out sofabed.
The Embassy Suites has 2-BR suites, which would be ideal, but as I recall the area around Burnside Street is a little dodgy. Is it nonetheless safe at night?
Residence Inn at River Place also has 2-BR suites and is right across the street from a streetcar stop. Just judging by a map and aerial photo, however, it looks a little isolated from the rest of downtown, with little in the immediate area other than an elevated expressway. Likewise for the RiverPlace, which is twice the price (though looks excellent).
Any thoughts on these places or other suggestions would be very welcome.