We stayed at this hotel at the start and end of our vacation in Oregon. The first thing you should know is that it can be difficult driving to the hotel because right turns are not allowed in the 5th and 6th street blocks of downtown because the light rail, buses, etc have those lanes so you may need to go left before you can go right. Most intersections have a sign no turn but when you are going right and the sign is on the left, you may miss it.
We checked in to the hotel around 1pm and our room on the 14th floor was not available yet so they said we could get essentially the same room on the 5th floor - only difference they said is a smaller window. So we took the 5th floor and learned that there is construction going on on Oak Street at all hours. My husband is a sound sleeper and it woke him up in the middle of the night. So avoid a room facing Oak Street that is on one of the lower floors. When we came back at the end of the vacation, we stayed on the top floor, not facing Oak and had no street noise.
Coffee served in the hotel is Stumptown. Checkin was smooth. Valet efficient. Room standard - comfortable beds and shower.
Food trucks are across the street as well as several blocks away. Voodoo Donuts is a 5 minute walk. Mothers is a 5 minutes walk. Powell Books is .5 miles away. Portland City Grill with amazing views is in the building across the street.
When we left around 4:45 am, valet had our car ready for us at the street and no one from the hotel valet was outside. We went to load the car and a homeless person came up to ask us for money. He was persistent and when we tried to get back into the hotel to get a cup of coffee, we were locked out of the hotel and we had to bang on the windows to be able to get in to get a cup of coffee.
I may stay here again but would see if there is another lodging option close by first.
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- 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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