This is a beautiful building in dire need of cleaning and maintenance The Vintage has an excellent (if overworked) staff and a fantastic location. But it's dirty and needs to put some money into replacing worn and damaged fixtures.
The toilet in our first room (a Deluxe King) was disgustingly dirty in a way that only happens when the job isn't done properly for a very long time, and when there is no manager supervising quality control. (check out the pictures)
We upgraded to a Starlight and loved the view, but were less than thrilled with the thick dust on the window ledges that go all the way around the room, the dirty windows, and the less-than-fresh couch.
Check the pictures I've posted and it's clear that no money is being spent on upkeep, much less updating. There's a huge burn mark on the wall where the wobbly swinging light fixture melted the vinyl star decoration. The lamp on the desk is bent, and wobbly as well. The retractable shades for the windows are frayed, brittle and cracking. The bed linens are starting to get limp. The white surfaces in the room needed a fresh coat of paint.
One other note: The walls are extremely thin in the King Deluxe room and we could hear our neighbors quite easily.
I wanted to like this hotel so much, but was disappointed in many ways. If they want to be a boutique hotel they need to sink some money into the place. Otherwise, drop the prices and the pretension. Good service and a charming building only go so far.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The all new Kimpton Hotel Vintage Portland! From the urban-art-adorned lobby - where you're pretty much guaranteed to bond over our complimentary hosted social hour with a new friend - follow the floating staircase to the game lounge, stocked with current hits and nostalgic classics (Atari, anyone?). You'll feel the pioneering spirit of the Oregon Trail when drifting to sleep against a distressed-oak headboard, not far from your specially curated bottle of wine. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Vintage Plaza Kimpton