We booked a 2-bedroom loft suite for my family of 3 adults and one teen over the past long weekend. We had been to Portland twice before, once staying on the downtown side of the city and the second near the Convention Center. We had stayed in Residence Inn in New Hampshire and found that both were held to the same high standards. In fact, even the art posters in the room were the same.
This is an excellent facility especially if one plans to cook. There was enough space for everyone to be comfortable (3 tv's...and all were in use) including two bathrooms. We used the fully-equipped kitchen for one supper and two lunches as breakfast was included at their guest house. Unlike many hotels, the breakfast room actually has adequate space for everyone. There was an overflow area in a loft that I never saw used as it wasn't needed. Breakfast was good and very filling. Lots of choices of hot or cold and they continually refilled when needed.
My only complaint would be that the automatic fan for heating/ventilation in the suite was very loud and strong. When sitting at the dining table, the air was strong enough to blow my papers off the table. We directed the vent upwards which helped, but my son found he was awakened several times at night when the fan went on. Heating and ventilation is not a problem...adequate warmth for the weather.
Having read previous reviews about this hotel, I knew to pick the top floor and prepared to walk the three floors as there is no elevator. The floors are very thin. I could hear my son's footsteps in the loft bedroom above me. All entrances are from outside which gives an extra bit of privacy, but also allowed the cold air to come in when opened. The loft bedroom above the first bedroom is unique as I hadn't seen in other hotels before. So saying, there is no door for this bedroom and the stairs is a long set straight up. My teenager didn't mind at all.
Location is ideal. It's across from the Lloyd Center for shopping, Safeway is on the other side of the mall. The MAX line is a block down and can get you anywhere. The newest information is that the bus/train transport is no longer free in the downtown/Lloyd Center core. This was changed as of Sept 1/12. Still an easy and efficient way to get around. This hotel is close to the convention center and I saw a few groups there who obviously were attending some conference.
There is ample parking and at no cost unlike downtown hotels. We used the car to get to several places that were outside of the downtown area. We were able to park near our suite.
Pool is seasonal being outside.
Keep checking the website in case the room rate changes. I found a price drop a week earlier and was able to call their toll-free reservatino line and get the lower rate.
For sure, we will stay in this hotel again the next time we go to Portland.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Portland Downtown Lloyd Center Residence Inn by Marriott is a warm and welcoming place to call home during your travels. Enjoy the comfort of this all-suite hotel and the pleasure of a great location for your active lifestyle. Only a few minutes from Max Light Rail and easy freeway access, this extended-stay hotel in Downtown Portland is the perfect spot for on-the-go travelers. Corporate travelers appreciate amenities focused on their individual needs. Our free wireless anywhere Internet access helps keep you connected to e-mail from colleagues. Corporations like PacifiCorp, Kaiser, Knowledge Universe and Providence Medical Center are minutes from the property. This Portland destination hotel is the ideal location for vacationers. Situated in the heart of the Lloyd Center District guests are just minutes from all the excitement. Hop aboard the MAX light rail and travel to and from the Portland International Airport or head west to over to the Oregon Zoo. Within walking distance to the Oregon Convention Center and dining on Broadway and minutes from the Rose Quarter Moda Center and Memorial Coliseum for live entertainment. Enjoy tax free shopping at the Lloyd Center Mall and Ice Rink or take in a movie at the Cinemas across the street. Settle in and stay in spacious suites, which include full kitchens and an ample working area. Take a dip in the seasonal outdoor pool or enjoy a great work out in the 24-hour Fitness Center. Jump start your day with our complimentary breakfast buffet and return in the evening to our Social Hour (M-W) featuring a light meal, beer and wine. Self Parking is available for $10 per night for overnight guests. If you're traveling on business or pleasure our friendly and proficient Marriott staff takes pride in making you feel at home. Make your reservation today! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Residence Inn Portland Downtown/Lloyd Hotel Portland
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