I booked this stay through Hotwire and ended up paying less than half of what the average price posted here is, so very happy on that front.
The hotel used to be a Holiday Inn, and that is why the outside is kind of crappy. I suspect that repainting is in the plans for this property, but probably hasn't happened yet. However, inside it is very well-appointed. I was impressed with the quality of the furnishings.
My view from room 607 was of downtown, the river, and the Rose Garden, and it was really lovely. I think rooms in the 5-10 number range on any floor would have just as good a view.
This room was a standard room with double queens, and didn't come with a toothbrush and toothpaste. It did include a gift baggie with sleep aids such as an eyemask, earplugs and lavender linen spray, which was appreciated. Room service is good and the food is tasty. Staff are courteous once they realize you are a guest, though there was a bit of upfront snobbishness to get past. I suspect that if I looked like someone with a 6-figure salary that wouldn't be an issue, but I don't so there it is.
This is a great location for Rose Garden or convention center events. The parking is indeed $10 a night but in retrospect I could've parked on the street at the meters with no problem. If you plan to stay out late and can get up at 8 to feed the meter in the morning, you might want to consider that course of action- the meters go until 10 pm.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Crowne Plaza Portland-Downtown Hotel Portland
- Holiday Inn Portland
- Portland Crowne Plaza