We stayed here for 5 nights on a recent visit.
Location - This location was PERFECT for a first-time visitor to Portland. It's just below the Pearl district and just at the north end of downtown. From here, we were able to walk to almost everything in metro Portland. Voodoo Donuts was about 4 blocks away, Powell's Books was about 4 blocks away, the breweries (Deschuetes and Rogue) were maybe 8 blocks away. And lots of stuff in between. The Saturday Market is only about 5 short blocks away as well.
NOTE: A Portland block is pretty small. Not like other cities. So 8 blocks isn't much of a walk.
Hotel - The hotel itself was great. The room was nice and quiet. Not much of a view, but that was ok. VERY nice bathrooms. (Although (a) the hot water in the sink took a long time to warm up (the shower didn't have a problem) and (b) the bowl of the sink was set pretty far back from the edge of the sink making you lean way over.
Parking - Valet parking was $29 a night. I don't usually deal with valet parking, so I tipped the guys $3 each time I took the car out. And there was one valet who was really helpful to us and I left him a little something at the front desk when we checked out. Thanks Mike!
Service - It couldn't have been better. They treated me well and called me by name. Check-in and check-out were flawless. Very helpful with tips on the city.
Would I stay here again? Now that we know what we like, we would probably stay at the Marriott downtown (concierge is nice and Courtyard doesn't have it). But that's only 2 blocks away from the Courtyard, so I would gladly "settle" for staying at the Courtyard again.
This is a 4-star hotel in a 5-star location (in a 5-star city).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Whether you're traveling for business or pleasure, the Courtyard by Marriott® City Center hotel near downtown Portland, Oregon's Pearl District provides you with everything you'll need. From spacious guest rooms to our business center and on-site restaurant with classic American cuisine, this Pearl District, Portland hotel's amenities and services offer the perfect "Rose City" experience in the downtown Portland. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Courtyard By Marriott Portland City Hotel Portland