This classic hotel has impressive public spaces including a soaring lobby with comfortable seating and work areas. The free breakfast was better than most, with omelets cooked to order (though at times the line was long.) The breakfast area got busy on a weekend morning, but it was well-managed and there was always enough seating. Best of all, our one bedroom suite was a true suite, with separate, good-sized living room and bedroom. (This was not a "studio suite".) The bed was comfortable (particularly if you like a somewhat firm mattress) and the furnishings were modern, with a large work desk and enough charging points, etc. Some reports to the contrary, there was no encampment of homeless folks across from the entrance. Walking around the neighborhood we did encounter some homeless men and women, but saw no open drug use or toileting, were never approached for a handout and were never uncomfortable (except as sympathy required.) The immediate area is pretty quiet with some retail spaces boarded up and others with shortened hours, though there are a variety of restaurants (in addition to that in the hotel) and a couple of interesting stores. Powell's Books is not too long a walk.
Wonderful suite in historic hotel
Sep 24, 2023
This is a beautiful historic hotel. The lobby is gorgeous. The staff is wonderful. We had a corner suite and it was very spacious, modern and quiet. Breakfast was good. Parking is convenient with either valet or in garage directly across from hotel. The hotel is a short walk to the Portland City Grill where we had a fabulous dinner with a view of the river. The only negative is the area seems to have a large homeless population.
Upscale Embassy in Pearl District
(Great Neck Plaza, New York)
Sep 24, 2023
Grand old hotel converted into a comfortable Embassy, with the two-room suites. Good breakfast with fresh eggs on demand, good enough gym and evening complimentary drinks. On the border of Pearl. Try to get off premise parking nearby, much cheaper....
Not Luxury in 2023
Sep 15, 2023
- valet super convenient, quick, and friendly staff
- check in and out fast
- instant and consistent hot water in shower
- furniture was dirty
- you get what you pay for for the free happy hour
- room temperature is inconsistent and uncomfortable
- downtown (2023) is full of drug (needle) use in public and need for security at every business door
Beautiful and Spacious Gem
(Travelers Rest, South Carolina)
Aug 22, 2023
We loved the extra touches in the architecture and decor. The large spaces and extra special finishes make this hotel shine. Plus we had a great omelette maker for the complimentary breakfasts. This hotel has kept the beauty of its days as the old Multnomah Hotel.