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Crowne Plaza Portland-Downtown Convention Center
Ranked #48 of 142 Hotels in Portland
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Boise, Idaho
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33 reviews
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“Easy, Quiet, Comfy Rose Garden Area Lodging”
Reviewed 3 December 2012

We spent 1 night at the Crowne Plaza to attend a concert at the Rose Garden Arena. It couldn't have been easier to navigate around -- took the MAX from the airport, walked to the venue, walked back, and took the train back to the airport next day. The hotel was very comfortable, we slept like kings! Nice amenities on the nightstand, too ... creams and sprays to set the mood for relaxing after long travels. The only downside is that there isn't much around -- we ate dinner at the Pyramid Taproom in the Rose Garden arena as other options in the neighborhood were sorely lacking. Granted, our group didn't want to travel far or extend themselves to take the train downtown. For our particular trip -- concert-- it worked out great and I would do the same again.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with friends
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zlopuszynski, General Manager at Crowne Plaza Portland-Downtown Convention Center, responded to this review, 4 December 2012
Thank you very much for your great review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay so much. We think our location is ideal for anyone who wants to have easy access to anything Portland has to offer. I always encourage our guests to check with the desk as we have lists of restaurant selections available that are nearby fun and unique.
I hope you enjoyed the concert.
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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 2 December 2012

Went to Portland for the Springsteen concert (FABULOUS) and decided to stay next to the rose arena- what a great to stay- its right off I-5, a few blocks from Lloyd Center shopping and walking distance to the arena. room was great, parking convenient only 15- liked the counter space in the bathroom. bed and pillows comfortable. happy hour fun . can't say enough good things. the breakfast buffet looked like a good deal- but we went down the street to starbucks. has a shuttle too if you need it.

Room Tip: enjoyed the upper levels because you can look out over the city
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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zlopuszynski, General Manager at Crowne Plaza Portland-Downtown Convention Center, responded to this review, 4 December 2012
Thank you for staying with us and for your great review. I'm glad you enjoyed the hotel and how close it was to "Easy Street". We are sorry that you did not enjoy the buffet because we would not want you " Running on Empty". Thanks for letting us be your "Home Town Hero".

Hope you enjoyed the concert.
Thank you!!
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PHX
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Reviewed 22 November 2012

Good Price, good deal, good hotel! A friendly helpful staff makes this hotel tops. They go out of their way to make your stay as comfortable as possible. They even have bikes for guest usage. The airport shuttle is a great benefit too, no riding the met with all it's stops.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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zlopuszynski, General Manager at Crowne Plaza Portland-Downtown Convention Center, responded to this review, 4 December 2012
Thank you for staying with us and for your great review. We are very happy that you enjoyed the Crowne Plaza Portland Downtown and we look forward to your next visit. Please let me know if I can be of service in the future.

Take care.
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Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 11 November 2012 via mobile

I stayed at this location years ago when it was a Holiday Inn but found out it changed to a higher class Crowne Plaza. The transformation is great! Much nicer rooms and the lobby looked wonderful! Nice service and loved their pool and hot tub. Fabulous stay once again!

  • Stayed October 2012
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zlopuszynski, General Manager at Crowne Plaza Portland-Downtown Convention Center, responded to this review, 12 November 2012
Thank you very much for your review. I am happy that your second stay was even better than your first. We love when our guests have amazing stays! Please feel free to contact me directly at anytime in the future when you plan on visiting Portland, we definitely want to be your go to hotel in Portland.
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Bend, Or and beyond
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Reviewed 9 November 2012

It can be a little noisy near the freeway but there are great views from some rooms and it's close to everything. $15 to park your car on-site but there is plenty of parking on the street in for about $1/hour. You usually get 2 free drinks per room when you check in!

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled on business
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zlopuszynski, General Manager at Crowne Plaza Portland-Downtown Convention Center, responded to this review, 12 November 2012
Thank you very much for your review. I am happy that you have stayed with us on several occassions and that we have consistently provided good service. Please feel free to contact me directly at anytime in the future when you plan on being back in Portland. We want to be your hotel of choice all the time.

Take care.
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Port Ludlow, Washington
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Reviewed 5 November 2012

This is a very nice property that is close to everything. I you are going to Portland Oregon you owe yourself a trip to the Crowne Plaza at the Convention Center. You can walk to the Max trains that cover the entire area. It is a easy stroll over to Lloyd Center Mall and several restaurants if you don't feel like dinner in your room or in the hotel restaurants. But the best is the wonderful sleep in the king sized beds. Oh yeah. They have the best pillows. You're gonna love the sleep. Set the alarm if you need a wake up.

Room Tip: The higher the floor the better the view.
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with family
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zlopuszynski, General Manager at Crowne Plaza Portland-Downtown Convention Center, responded to this review, 9 November 2012
Thank you very much for your great review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay so much. We think our location is ideal for anyone who wants to have easy access to anything Portland has to offer. We look forward to seeing you again when you return to Portland.
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Reviewed 4 November 2012

Maybe it was because I had a terrible experience with another hotel just before my stay at the Crowne Plaza, but I've never been so pleased with a hotel. The staff was super friendly, going out of their way to answer my questions and make sure I got where I needed to go. When I asked about a light rail route, they offered to call the shuttle for me so I didn't have to go out into the rain. The hotel is a bit dated on the outside, but the inside is lovely. My room was beautiful--a nice selection of coffees and a great view of downtown Portland. The bed was super comfortable, with plenty of pillows. The wifi was fast and consistent. A convenient little snack shop in the lobby was a godsend after my late flight.

The hotel is about a five-minute walk from a light rail stop (the train takes 10 minutes to downtown), just across the street from a streetcar stop (though I didn't use that) and within a short walk of several fast food/IHop-type restaurants. I've stayed at other Crowne Plazas, and this is one of the best.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled solo
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zlopuszynski, General Manager at Crowne Plaza Portland-Downtown Convention Center, responded to this review, 9 November 2012
Thank you very much for your great review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the hotel’s amenities and location so much. My team and I look forward to your return.
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Property: Crowne Plaza Portland-Downtown Convention Center
Address: 1441 NE 2nd Ave, Portland, OR 97232-1131
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Region: United States > Oregon > Portland
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#8 Green Hotel in Portland
#24 Business Hotel in Portland
#38 Romantic Hotel in Portland
#42 Family Hotel in Portland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Crowne Plaza Portland-Downtown Convention Center 3.5*
Number of rooms: 241
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Portland hotel is close to Oregon Convention Center Located just off I-5, in the heart of downtown Portland, the recently renovated Crowne Plaza Portland - Downtown - Convention Center is a great place to base your next trip to Portland. With a convenient location near Portland International Airport (PDX) and Fareless Square, you will find that getting around the city is a breeze. Within walking distance of our hotel in Portland are major venues like the Oregon Convention Center, Rose Garden Arena and Memorial Coliseum, and our hotel shuttle service is available to take you to these facilities. Also, our hotel is near Fareless Square, where Portland's MAX light rail system will take you downtown, free of charge. Some of the city's best dining, shopping and tourist attractions are within in walking distance of our hotel. Portland's Lloyd Center Mall, just over a mile away, offers great shopping opportunities, or if you'd rather, you can find a quiet haven within the city at the Portland Classical Chinese Gardens, located just over a mile from our downtown Portland hotel. Additionally, we're not far from Portland's Pearl District, the city's most colorful and creative district. Our hotel near Portland International has 11 meeting rooms that can be tailored to fit the needs of your event. With new audio/visual options and free high-speed Internet access, come see why the Crowne Plaza Portland is the Place to Meet. ... more   less 
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