I spend a lot of time telling people about the best places to STUFF their faces, but at some point, as the evening wanes and last call comes and goes, you've got to think about the best places to LAY your faces. Since, generally, doing so beneath the bar/table/taco truck is frowned upon, here are a few spots where you can get a room in style.
Standard Kimpton eclectic-whimsical décor, friendly staff, extreme pet-friendliness, onsite Aveda spa and Red Star Tavern restaurant/bar, and complimentary evening wine reception woos even the most jaded of travelers.
Appealing to seekers of old fashioned swank and 50 Shades of Grey fans alike, this downtown mainstay has a lovely tea court perfect for relaxing with a cuppa tea/something stronger after a long day of business meetings/tourist hotspot hopping.
This funky, kaleidoscopic Alphabet District hotel is literally in the backyard of one of Portland’s most legendary special occasion dining spots (Paley’s Place) and steps from loads more delicious destinations (Wildwood, Bar Mingo, Serratto). Plus it’s right on the streetcar line, so you can zip into the Pearl District or downtown in minutes.
This historic property is no ordinary institution of learning—the former classrooms have comfy queen beds and private bathrooms as well as chalkboards, the auditorium is a second run movie theater, and the detention room is strictly for drinking beer and smoking cigars.
This stylish hotel has a lot going for it—immaculate modern decor, great service, a super central Broadway Street location with excellent proximity to whatever recreational downtown activities float your boat (be it a Nordstrom shopping spree or throwing dollar bills around Mary's Club), and two stellar new hotel restaurants, Imperial and the Portland Penny Diner.
If your dream is to crash an up 'n coming rock star’s after hours hotel room party, stay here—this hip inn’s adjoining Doug Fir Lounge books some of the most interesting musical acts around, and comes complete with sexy bar, fire pit, smoking patio, and potential hookups.
Old-Hollywood glamour hounds love this posh throwback, located just off the beaten downtown track in quiet Goose Hollow. Be careful, after a few champagne cocktails, you may never want leave the seductive little Driftwood Room bar.
One of the coolest kids in town, this hotel’s a magnet for the edgy, hip, bohemian, and creatively inclined, plus, the adjoining restaurant and bar (Clyde Common) is one of Portland’s tastiest places to eat, drink, & see and be seen.
This modern, European-influenced downtown hideaway comes complete with Italian marble accents, 24-hour concierge service, a gorgeous “living wall”, and in-hotel Nel Centro restaurant, which boasts a popular happy hour and some of the best outdoor fire pits ever.
The undisputed Grande Dame of Portland luxury accommodations, this luxurious hotel caps Macy’s in the center of downtown, and has two diverse restaurants—Urban Farmer (great happy hour), and Departure, where the diverse clientele and spectacular views make for a completely out-of-Portland experience.
Just across Naito Parkway from the mighty Willamette, this nicely renovated boutique hotel has great views (make sure you request a river-facing room) and an excellent if under the radar restaurant, H50 Bistro.
A stately gem parked right on the west bank of the Willamette, this lovely Kimpton hotel is located between Tom McCall Waterfront Park and the wine bar and restaurant-studded RiverPlace Esplanade, and just steps from downtown.