Embassy Suites Hotel Portland Downtown
Phone:+1 503 279 9000
- Business Center
- Fitness Center
- Room Service
- Swimming Pool
- TV In Room
- Hair Dryer
- Air Conditioning
- Electronic Room Keys
- In-House Bar
- Video Check Out
- Meeting Rooms
- Clothing Iron
- In-House Dining
- Wake Up Service
- Family Rooms
- Coffee & Tea Maker
- Game Room
- Car Rental Desk
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- Embassy Suites Hotel Portland DowntownMember ofSpiritual SeekersLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 11Jul 05, 2012
Embassy Suites, part of the Hilton Group, took over the old charm of the historic Multnomah Hotel about 10 years ago and converted into a tastefully updated hotel while retaining the key elements of years past.
The Multnomah Hotel, built and opened in 1912, is on the National Registry of Historical Places. Its two story lobby, with marbled based pillars and art deco fresco details, elegant appointments with potted ferns accented by colorful silk flower arangements and marble opaque light fixtures and baby grand piano, is a time capsule of glory days gone by, with a memorabilia case of historical artifacts including napkins, name tags, serving dishes and photographs from the early 20th century. This is in stark contrast to the modern Embassy Suites template of large multi-story atrium lobbies, koi ponds and artificial water falls in most new construction Embassy Suites, like the one at PDX airport. The new carpets retain the designs indicative of earlier 1900's fashion and the valanced hallway drapes and textured leaf wall paper with waynescoating add to the updated elegance of similary updated hotels in other major downtown cities like San Francisco's Fairmont or St Francis Hotels, albeit with less grandeur but more intimacy and warmth than the old Drake Hotel in Chicago.
Designed with 600 rooms for its 1912 opening, it has been paired down to 276 larger rooms with modern amenities of wet bars and refrigerators, in room coffee makers and hi-speed net access, and sprinklered safety features. Dark wood furniture, armoured TV dressers and desks are accented by gold framed art deco mirrors throughout. The king size/double beds are appointed with 5 pillows and a large gold fabric roll, topped by the cushioned mattress pad offering a lush sleeping platform competitive to the other major chains business travellers have come to expect in room accomodations. This hotel offers a $250 - $350 a night ambiance for a $150 - $199 price.
The downtown neighborhood is an eclectic mix of people shops and experiences. Within a few blocks are Chinatown, the old Bowery area with the Salvation Army and Mission Church, office buildings, cafes and coffee shops (Dante's, Belbati), restaurants (Ruth's Chris) pool hall bars w/live rock bands (Ash Street Saloon, Pan), day spas and second hand clothiers (Torso), and throwbacks like the Portland Outdoor Store, offering clothes/riding accessories for English or Western styles. Past century brick facades are mixed with Grunge era shops and night life, with modern steel/glass office buildings.
Tree lined streets are accentuated with early 20th century double lamp light posts. Excellent transit options include 9 bus routes on the adjacent corner going along 3 major routes (A, B, C) of the excellent Tri-Met bus system, connecting travellers to Milwaukie, Tualatin, Lake Oswego and other nearby cities, and another block away is the Max trolley car that goes to the airport. Passing Pedi-cabs, Taxis, bicycles, skate boards, and pedestrians young and old of all socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds are all commonly sighted. The laid back Portland look with obligatory hoodie, knit cap, or Nepalese/Peruvian knit cap with ear flaps are predominate for the young adults.
The hotel has a mezzanine and 3 lower levels of meeting rooms, featuring the Queen Marie Ballroom, named after the visit of Queen Marie of Romania . On Level LL2 is the Arcadia Garden, where the signature complimentary hot breakfast and nightly hospitality mixer is offered, now benchmarked by other competitor's business oriented hotels. There is a pool and workout facility, the Nyla Day Spa in the hotel.
Service is excellent, professional and offered with greetings and a smile by the entire staff, including housekeeping. A concierge is available in the lobby. A personal welcome card in hand addressed envelope awaits you from Steve Jung, the GM, offering his extension number for your needs. The desk staff is multi-cultural, multi-lingual. Parking is across the street for $17/night self park, but it is best to Valet for $23/night, as service is quick and accomodated by your name, not a ticket number, with full in/out priveleges. Driving access over the 3 nearby bridges is convenient to airport (10 mi northeast)and other parts of the Portland area.
If you are tired of the cookie cutter suburban business hotel chains,
try this for old world charm, attentive service and central location for the same price.Recommended for:History Buffs
- Embassy Suites Hotel Portland DowntownMember ofSpiritual SeekersLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 7Jul 05, 2012
This beautiful, old-fashioned hotel looks a bit commercial and generic from the outside (largely thanks to the Embassy Suites logo) but once you step inside, you’ll feel as though you’ve been transported to another era. This hundred-year-old hotel has a grand lobby, with huge marble columns and molded ceilings. Plus the staff here are incredibly courteous and pay individual attention to their guests’ needs, a rarity in hotels of this size. The entire property is kept in immaculate shape and has a faint smell of cinnamon and nutmeg. All the rooms here are suites, and the larger ones have conference tables. A full cooked-to-order breakfast is included in the rate, as is an evening drinks reception. However, if you want to trim a few dollars off the rate, you may be able to request a discount in return for foregoing these little extras.
- Embassy Suites Hotel Portland DowntownMember ofSpiritual SeekersLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 6First to ReviewJul 04, 2012
This is not your cookie-cutter Embassy Suites (with atrium). You notice that right away when you drive up to what once was the historic Multnomah Hotel. I think that that the Hilton chain did a very nice job preserving much of the architecture and providing some historical information to their guests via a booklet in the room and a nice memorabilia display in the lobby (near the business center). And these touches add a certain elegance to this Embassy Suites that I have yet to find in any of their sister properties.
The only small negative to our stay was that our living room was a bit stuffy. Other than that, the suites (both Gayle's and her sister's) were very comfortable, nicely designed, and great for the family hanging out (and separate sleeping arrangements). Service was prompt and friendly, which we really saw at breakfast, the manager's reception (cocktail hour), and when we needed that roll-away bed when my son came over on Saturday night.
The Lobby was spacious and featured lots of comfortable stuffed chairs that encouraged gathering and friendly conversation. Free Internet is available here via a kiosk and in their business center (via guest key card). The Kincaid's restaurant (including rest rooms) is also easily accessible off the Lobby.
The hotel is also close to the the Portland Saturday Market, Mother's, Bijou Cafe, Voodoo donuts, etc. etc. Come to think of it, pretty much anything within the downtown Portland core is within fairly easy walking distance from this hotel.
- Embassy Suites Hotel Portland DowntownMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Jun 25, 2013
For $250 a month, way over price. The hotel is really old and it has a weird smell to it. Make sure you ask for a room on the interior or facing non-voodoo donut side (it's loud from morning to night). Breakfast is included in the price; however, the food was as good as Danny's. The only good thing about this place is it's close to central downtown (about 7 minutes walk).
Tip: Valet Park is $30 per night, but can pull in and out as many times as possible.
- Embassy Suites Hotel Portland DowntownDec 14, 2012
Great suite, very quiet, and comfortable.Fabulous happy hour, and breakfast included, but wi fi in the room was extra $10/nite! free in lobby, and business center. Beautifully restored. Very helpful staff. Close to all downtown areas, dining. transportation, and shopping.Recommended for:Business Travelers
- Embassy Suites Hotel Portland DowntownMember ofFoodiesWellnessVegetarian+ 3Jul 05, 2012
This is a lovely hotel. One hundred years old this year, the hotel is a reflection of the elegance of a bygone age where architecture matched quality and service.
This is not a stuffy hotel, but is light on every floor and in its well appointed rooms and hallways. In fact the quality of light throughout the hotel is first rate, which was a surprise compared to other hotels of similar age and quality in Portland.
Although the hotel reflects an older style generally, it is full of the usual modern conveniences expected of a contemporary hotel, with a very restful welcoming atmosphere.
The tariff for a very well appointed standard room is about the same as all the main downtown hotels. Its staff also reflects a lot of pride in the hotel, and that it is impeccably clean, indicates a very high quality hotel.
Although slightly off the main downtown area, this hotel would my first choice on a visit to Portland.
Dining options at Embassy Suites Hotel Portland Downtown include a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Room service is available. The property serves a complimentary cooked to order breakfast each morning and hosts a complimentary evening reception. Recreational amenities include an indoor pool, a spa tub, a sauna, and a fitness facility. The property's full service health spa has body treatments, massage/treatment rooms, facials, and beauty services. This 4.0 star property has a 24 hour business center and offers small meeting rooms and audio visual equipment. Wireless and wired high speed Internet access is available in public areas (surcharges apply). This Portland property has 14000 square feet of event space consisting of banquet facilities, conference/meeting rooms, and a ballroom. Additional property amenities include a library, a coffee shop/café, and valet parking.
There are 276 guestrooms at Embassy Suites Hotel Portland Downtown. Guestrooms have city views. Beds come with premium bedding. Furnishings include desks and sofa beds. Refrigerators, microwaves, and coffee/tea makers are offered. Bathrooms feature shower/tub combinations, designer toiletries, bathrobes, and hair dryers. Wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge; guestrooms also offer multi line phones, voice mail, and complimentary weekday newspapers. 42 inch LCD televisions have premium cable channels, video game consoles, and TV Internet access (surcharge). Air conditioned rooms also include separate sitting areas, electronic check out, electronic/magnetic keys, and irons/ironing boards. Guests may request a turndown service, extra towels/bedding, and wake up calls. Housekeeping is available. Cribs (infant beds) are available on request.
- There are no room charges for children 17 years old and younger who occupy the same room as their parents or guardians, using existing bedding.
Excellent!999 reviews across the web.
- Guests think this is a wonderful family hotel.
- Guests recommend this hotel for business travelers.
- Food94% found the breakfast to be wonderful.
- Service94% found the staff to be very friendly.
- Room90% thought rooms were spacious.
- Location89% liked the proximity to shopping.
- Hotel86% thought it was clean.
- Hotel BuildingVery nice building. 83% of the guests liked it.