Portland's Best Hotels: Stays as Eccentric and Varied as the People

When traveling to Portland, Oregon there are accommodations that will suit whatever your budget and tastes may be. Downtown is home to many creative, boutique hotels that have taken great care to create a unique guest experience. Looking to stay at a place like the Duce Hotel (as seen in the show Portlandia) that typifies everything Portland? The Jupiter Hotel is it or the Kennedy School. Business, and up-scale travelers looking for a predictable stay have large quality chains such as Hilton and Marriott at their disposal or ideally the Heathman Hotel. While the highest concentration of hotels is in Portland's Center City, there is a collection of fine offerings in the airport vicinity which cater mainly to business travelers. Budget travelers will find a selection of motels dotting the city's commercial strips and outlaying way stations. Portland's East Side has several hostels for those who don't mind communal quarters. Many of the more scenic neighborhoods are served by a selection of bed and breakfasts, many of which are operated in historic houses. When staying in Portland, keep in mind that summer is definitely the high season, with prices to match. Room availability may also be limited during peak times. During the rainier months, even the fanciest hotels are known to offer great deals.   



The Kennedy School is a fun place to stay and a unique experience that can only be had at a McMenamins property. They have 57 rooms available. 22 of the rooms are brand new and have private bathrooms in the English Wing. All stays here...  Read More



The Society Hotel opened in late 2015 in downtown Portland fulfilling a huge need for affordable lodging. For the budget traveler they offer downtown Portland's first hostel. They have 24 bunks available in their co-ed bunk room. Each bunk...  Read More



McMenamins Edgefield is home to a hotel, spa, mulitiple restaurants and bars, theater, and a winery. The grounds are absolutely beautiful including a water tower, fire pit area, vegetable garden, 3 par golf course, and the grape fields. The...  Read More



The Jupiter Hotel is a mid-century, renovated motor inn-turned-boutique hotel in the heart of Portland, only minutes away from Downtown Portland and the Oregon Convention Center. It's also next to many popular places including Doug Fir...  Read More

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The Heathman Hotel has to be the most romantic hotel in Portland, because not only is it a wonderful luxury hotel but it is the setting for much of the 50 Shades of Grey book series. The Heathman is a 5 star hotel in downtown Portland with 150...  Read More



The Residence Inn is a brand-new extended stay hotel in the Pearl District of Portland, Oregon. They offer spacious and modern studios, one- and two-bedroom suites with separate living and sleeping areas. Enjoy home cooked meals in your suite...  Read More



Hotel Monaco Portland is located in the heart of Portland, Oregon and many points of interest are within walking distance from the hotel. Each of the 221 rooms has a luxury bath with complimentary Aveda toiletries and a bathrobe. Yoga kits...  Read More



Lucia Hotel is located in the heart of Portland, Oregon. Several places of interest are within walking distance of the hotel, including the Washington Park, the Oregon Zoo, Pioneer Square, the Japanese Gardens, and the Portland Art Museum. The...  Read More



Built in 1894, Hotel Vintage is indeed a vintage hotel. It's interior has been completely reconstructed with fully modern updates. Now the "Vintage" refers to the wine motif used in the decor. The design is a celebration of Oregon wine country...  Read More



Located on the banks of the Willamette River, Riverplace Hotel is one of Portland's most picturesque inns. The decor, heavy on wood, stone and earth tones, is decidedly Oregonian. The adjacent Riverplace Marina means that you can bring your...  Read More


Meet Meagan Wristen

Meagan Wristen is an Oregon resident by choice and thinks Portland is a tremendous city that everyone should visit. Originally a Texas girl, she has lived all around the United States,...  More About Meagan