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Kimpton RiverPlace Hotel
Ranked #1 of 144 Hotels in Portland
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Reviewed 6 March 2014

I always enjoy this hotel. The location is lovely, on the river. Rooms are spacious, nicely appointed and very clean. The restaurant bar has good food and a great atmosphere to enjoy a cocktail. Take a walk along the waterfront and enjoy Portland.

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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 6 March 2014

First and foremost the staff are wonderful very friendly they make you feel welcome from the moment you arrive. Our room was very eye pleasing, we stated in a king courtyard suite. The pull out bed was adequate for our son it was nice that he had his own space and tv. The room was cleaner then most, there was some cob webs off the curtains and the bathroom fan did not work. There was absolutely no view, I guess when it said courtyard i expected plants or something eye pleasing to look at but not the case you get to look into someone else's room. Was somewhat disappointed our room was set up for a couple not 3 people there were only 2 wash cloths and 2 glasses. We dinned in the restaurant and ordered room service breakfast which were both wonderful. The wine hour is a very nice touch.....

Room Tip: I would definitely go for a room that faces out to the river or city and on the upper floor.
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled on business
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Ryan K, General Manager at Kimpton RiverPlace Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2014

We so appreciate those comments about our staff! We are working hard on that courtyard view and I apologize that you were displeased with the current view. We are creating a garden with over 18 different planters and a moss bed shaped as a river. Work begins soon!

Ryan

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Reviewed 2 March 2014

We stayed here for three nights on our honeymoon and on our way to the coast. What an exquisite property! The location, ambiance, service and quality is truly outstanding! We were treated exceptionally well during our stay and will definitely be back!

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Ryan K, General Manager at Kimpton RiverPlace Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2014

Congratulations on getting married and thank you for spending such a special time in your lives with us! So glad that we had the opportunity to make it memorable.

Ryan

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Reviewed 27 February 2014

Our two night stay to celebrate a belated Valentine's day was an exceptional experience from the Valets who were prompt, friendly and efficient to the front desk staff who were engaging, warm, and professional. Our meals, both at the restaurant and room service were excellent as was the service. All of this coupled with a beautiful room, meticulously appointed and maintained, with such a magical setting. We're planning another vacation at Riverplace already....hopefully for a bit longer next time!

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Ryan K, General Manager at Kimpton RiverPlace Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2014

With feedback like yours we would be thrilled to have you stay longer! Can’t wait. Let’s do it again soon.

Ryan

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Reviewed 24 February 2014

I was in town on business and from the minute that I stepped out of the cab, there was a smiling face to greet me and assist. Although my stay was for only 1 night, it was a memorable stay with a beautiful view of the river. Highly recommended for a relaxing stay (even though mine was for business).

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a River view!
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled on business
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Ryan K, General Manager at Kimpton RiverPlace Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2014

Let’s make the next trip a bit longer and lets gets some R&R the next time around. We will be here awaiting your arrival. See you soon!

Ryan

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Reviewed 24 February 2014

My husband and I stayed here for the first time this weekend. At the time we booked the trip, there were only Courtyard King Deluxe rooms available. They noted my request, however, and when we checked in they said they didn't have any riverfront rooms, but they gave us a complimentary upgrade to a Corner Queen Suite with a partial view of the river. How wonderful! The room was beautiful. Because it was a corner room, it was full of windows and had a lot of natural light! We love the fact that it's a pet-friendly hotel, and they don't force guests with dogs to stay on the first floor in less-desirable rooms. And the best part is that they don't charge a pet fee! Their wine hour is awesome! While we were there they happened to also serve margaritas. The people hosting the bar are very friendly. In fact, all of the staff that we dealt with were friendly and helpful. We have two negative comments, which is why I rated them 4 stars and not 5. We stayed in room 308, and the HVAC system was SUPER noisy. It sounded like a diesel truck was idling in the wall and ceiling the entire time. In fact, the vibration from the HVAC was so bad that a glass wall panel in the bathroom vibrated non-stop, making a very irritating noise. It was outrageously loud standing next to the wall near the front door. Putting your ear against the wall, you really could have sworn there was a diesel truck in there. We tried turning the fan off, but that didn't help. I had to wear earplugs to get to sleep, and even that didn't completely cut out the noise. The other negative comment was that we wished they had a self-parking garage. We paid for valet parking (which was extremely expensive), and it was very inconvenient. We had our dog with us and couldn't visit the onsite restaurant because we couldn't leave the dog unattended in the room. At other hotels, we park onsite and leave our dog in the car when we want to eat. Also, we forgot some things in the car and couldn't get to them unless we called down and had them bring our car to the front and then return it to the garage. We opted not to bother, because it was a huge hassle and we would feel obligated to tip. We have to go back to Portland next weekend, and we plan to stay here again. We will look into parking in a nearby lot, and hopefully we'll have a much quieter room.

Room Tip: Stay in a corner suite if you like a lot of natural light.
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled on business
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Ryan K, General Manager at Kimpton RiverPlace Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2014

I am so glad that you enjoyed the upgrade to the corner queen suite. I think the views from that room are amazing! I am so sorry to hear about the noise from the HVAC system. That is not normal. I will send up my Chief Engineer to fix today. Also I am sorry that you did not enjoy the valet service. We always offer pet sitting service at the front desk and you are always more than welcome to retrieve items out of your car. It is no hassle at all for our Valets. Come back and see us again soon, I will take care of your parking charge and inspect your guestroom prior to your arrival to make sure everything is perfect.

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Reviewed 24 February 2014

Came here for my birthday. From the start, everyone was so nice! And not in that fake pod people sort of way, everyone was genuinely nice and the front desk was also super helpful. They even through in some birthday extras like champagne, cupcakes, and balloons!

The room was really nice. The beds were soooo comfortable!! The view was just insanely gorgeous!

Will be back for sure!

Shout out to Ritchie who was extra nice and helpful!

Room Tip: If you are planning on sleeping during the day maybe go for a room that is higher. We were down on a...
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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with friends
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Ryan K, General Manager at Kimpton RiverPlace Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2014

Thanks for spending your Bday with us! Richie, I love it. Rich is now Richie forever in my book. See you soon,

Ryan

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Address: 1510 SW Harbor Way, Portland, OR 97201-5105 (Formerly RiverPlace Hotel, A Larkspur Collection Hotel)
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Region: United States > Oregon > Portland > Downtown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Portland
#1 Business Hotel in Portland
#2 Romantic Hotel in Portland
#3 Family Hotel in Portland
#11 Green Hotel in Portland
Price Range: £146 - £367 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Kimpton RiverPlace Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 84
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stay Tranquil. A landmark presence on the riverfront, Kimpton RiverPlace Hotel captures the innovative essence and intimate hospitality of the Pacific Northwest. A haven of warmth and tranquility, RiverPlace is a charming refuge located at the base of Portland's city center. Stay closely connected or blissfully removed - RiverPlace is an immersion in care, comfort and quality. The hotel offers personalized experiences tailored to guest's individual needs and interests, from complimentary wireless high speed Internet, DVD players and complimentary access to the Oregon Athletic Club at RiverPlace. Guests also enjoy our Three Degrees Waterfront Bar & Grill, one of the city's most popular spots. Everything about this restaurant feels welcoming and comfortable - including our guests. ... more   less 
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