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“Convenient downtown location, well-kept property, comfortable room.”
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Paramount Hotel
Ranked #10 of 139 Hotels in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Convenient downtown location, well-kept property, comfortable room.”
Reviewed 6 July 2012

I asked for a quiet room for my three-night stay at the Portland Paramount. I was accommodated in a corner king room on the 14th floor which offered two windows overlooking the city. Indeed, the room was very quiet at all times of the day and night. What I liked most was the spacious room (with refrigerator) and the helpful and friendly staff. They handled my luggage on arrival and departure without my having to search for assistance. Throughout my stay, they provided clear directions and transportation advice. Staff were always available to assist. On the down side, the shower water pressure was rather low, but not a major issue. Since I was travelling across several time zones, the effective blackout blinds offered extended sleep as I adjusted to a new time zone. The hotel's downtown location is an easy walk to Powell's bookstore, shopping, and a variety of restaurants. The MAX is easy to navigate and offers transportation further afield to the Saturday Market. The International Rose Test Garden and Japanese Garden are not far. Reed College was a 15-minute taxi ride away. The concierge arranged for transportation to the airport for an early morning departure. On my next visit to Portland, the Paramount will be my downtown hotel of choice.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled solo
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, General Manager at Paramount Hotel, responded to this review, 9 July 2012
Thanks for the review TravellingSloans. Love hearing that you were able to experience so much of the city in only three days but there is still plenty more to see on your next visit. See you soon!
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Reviewed 5 July 2012

The Paramount did a good job of resolving an overcharge on the room service bill. First, they delivered an extra meal with my order. I called, and they retrieved the meal and adjusted the bill. Next I noticed that the very small glass of wine I ordered, was priced at $5.50 on the menu, but charged $9.00 on the bill. Even with the automatic 20% gratuity, it should have been no more than $6.60. He returned again, and I showed him the menu. They then credited my account the full $9.00. I was a happy customer.
Room was comfortable and quiet. For $5 more per night I opted for a jacuzzi tub. Staff was pleasant, in particularly the bell and parking staff are very very helpful. Onsite Asian restaurant was delicious for lunch. I opted for the rate which included valet parking for only $1 more. Very worth it. Overall nice stay in central location for business and shopping in walkable downtown Portland.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled on business
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, Director of Sales at Paramount Hotel, responded to this review, 12 July 2012
Thanks for the review Catherine K. So glad to hear we were able to rectify the billing error and make you a happy customer!
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 22 June 2012

This hotel is right in Downtown pretty much dead center so easy to walk to anything in either Downtown or the neighboring Pearl District. Most of the light rails stop close by also if you do not feel like walking and they are free to rid through most of the downtown area.

The Staff was great as Eddy kept my dad company while I parked the car. Recommend using Garage across street as only run you around 15 dollars a day instead of the 29 to use the Valet through the hotel. Only issue had with hotel was could not print from adobe though tried back later and it was working so they fixed the problem quickly.

Room was good size though Ironing board should be changed as litlle warped so could not properly iron my shirt. Room also had small fridge though no microwave. Had dispensers shampoo etc from a good brand instead of bottle though stated would give you small bottles upon request. Hair blower dryer could use improvement as just had tiny one. Most have been changing cable providers as the tv card and the channels did not match. Bathroom was large with two lights though water pressure in shower was limited though seemed plenty strong when going though faucet only.

Gym had one of each type of cardio equipment and two benches for free weights use and some yoga mats if want to stretch. Had large enough tv so could see from all the equipment if needed. I need to learn more exercises with dumbbells as this is the third hotel in a row where they did not have one of those all in one machines but instead just had rack of dumbbells.

Breakfast was good and not that expensive as only cost 8 dollars for two large eggs, hash browns and some toast. Could not find diner in area so best bet if want something more than bagel is to eat here. Lounge has single tv if want to watch game though recommend walking over to Davis Grill on 10th if want decent food and tvs to watch game at bar.


Not sure if any of the rooms have nice views as was on ninth floor and my room looked onto a parking garage.

Hotel has frequent benefits program but only get miles on Aeroplan and Alaska which I do not use so not much help for me.

If come to Portland by myself again might stay in Ace hotel as more of the nighlife over there but if coming for Business or want a comfortable family friendy place cannot do much better than this place.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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, Director of Sales at Paramount Hotel, responded to this review, 27 June 2012
bccorb thank you for the detailed review!
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Sunnyside, Washington
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Reviewed 20 June 2012

I love Portland. It truly has a unique character and flavor that's all it own. It's an awesome place to get away for the weekend or a few days. When ever my wife and I come to Portland, we almost always stay at the Paramount. The rooms are clean and spacious, the beds are comfortable, and the staff is friendly and helpful. The biggest plus for us is the hotel's central location. Food, entertainment, shopping, and most of Portland's best attractions are all nearby. We have attended a number of shows at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, which is only a block away. It is a beautiful older venue that caters to a more mature audience. It brings in top acts that cover the musical spectrum (jazz, blues, rock, folk, world, classical, and country). The Portland Art Museum and the Oregon Historical Society Museum are also only a block away and there are many great restaurants within walking distance or a short drive. Andina, a Peruvian restaurant is awesome, and Toro Bravo, a Spanish Tapas restaurant, is also great.

The hotel has a small urban park directly in front of it where you can watch people play chess on a giant chess board, see children playing in the wading/fountain pool, or just sit and enjoy a coffee. During our last stay they blocked the park off for part of a day because the producers of the show "Leverage" were filming there. There is also a much older parkway with trees, grass, and flowers (roses) behind the hotel which stretches for several blocks. The parkway leads to both the art and historical museums as well as the concert Hall and includes benches and nice statues of Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt.

The hotel does offer valet parking, but I'm cheap so I use the parking garage across the street from the hotel. Finally, if you must have your cup of joe or latte to start the day, there is a Starbucks right next door.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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, Director of Sales at Paramount Hotel, responded to this review, 27 June 2012
Thanks for the review Monty 98944, hope to have you back to stay with us again soon!
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Grants Pass, Oregon
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Reviewed 20 June 2012

We spent 2 nights here and were upgraded to a corner room on the 9th floor. The price was very reasonable especially with a sr. discount. We self parked next door and saved the parking fee. We would stay there again. The only problem we had was that the water in the shower would not get hot enough, but it was OK.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank you for the review flosser201!
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Missoula
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Reviewed 17 June 2012

The hotel is located right downtown across the street from Director's Park. From our corner room on the 14th floor we had a lot of light and great views. Valet parking worked great. Ate sushi at the in-site restaurant which was great. Room was well appointed with key bed, desk, chair/ottoman, walk-in shower, jetted tub. Price for all of this was excellent..around $150/night. Very close to Jeld-Wenn field where it was an easy walk to the Timbers game.

Starbucks right on the corner. Movie theater right across the street.

Had a small issue with the hot water valve in the shower one morning. They came up to repair it within a few minutes.

Room Tip: Pay the little extra for a corner room; the extra light is well worth it.
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Portland_Paramount, Director of Sales at Paramount Hotel, responded to this review, 19 June 2012
Thanks for the review MC-MSO. Go Timbers!
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Etna, California
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Reviewed 14 June 2012

My daughter, granddaughter, and I stayed at the Paramount for two nights and were very pleased. The location is wonderful, within two blocks of Pioneer Square and downtown shopping. The beds were very comfortable and the room was exceptionally quiet. I could barely hear the shower! The room was clean, spacious, and the staff was friendly and very helpful. The restaurant had an excellent breakfast at a reasonable price. I highly recommend the Paramount and will stay there again.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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Portland_Paramount, Director of Sales at Paramount Hotel, responded to this review, 15 June 2012
Thank you for the review and recommendation Lynne B!
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Property: Paramount Hotel
Address: 808 SW Taylor St, Portland, OR 97205-3020
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Region: United States > Oregon > Portland > Downtown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Family Hotel in Portland
#9 Business Hotel in Portland
#10 Romantic Hotel in Portland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Paramount Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 154
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
“As personable as Portland,” The Paramount Hotel offers guests professional and efficient service with genuine care and concern. Located in downtown Portland, Ore. the property combines the personal touch of a boutique hotel with comfortable and contemporary touches. ... more   less 
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