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The Pearl District is widely considered to be the coolest, hippest neighborhood in Portland. While there aren’t a ton of hotels within its boundaries there are several great options, and a number of others just outside. It’s home to the world-famous Powell’s City of Books, which occupies an entire block right at its southern edge, serving as the cultural gateway. “Brewery Blocks” is the “heart” of the district with favorites like Deschutes, Bridgeport and Rogue, and a thriving arts scene too. By booking any one of these hotels you’ll be within a short distance of it all.
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Enjoy a memorable stay in a 19th-century building at Harlow Hotel, which has many original features and luxe modern amenities. Ideally located less than a five-minute walk from the city’s top attractions, as well as the Union train station in the Pearl District, it offers upscale rooms complete with sitting areas, flat-screen TVs and complimentary Wi-Fi. Unlike many historic boutique hotels in the city, this one provides private baths in every room along with lots of special touches. The lobby lounge has a cozy fireplace that provides a welcoming environment and guests can enjoy free coffee 24 hours a day to stay energized while exploring.
Residence Inn by Marriott Portland Downtown/Pearl District hosts stylish studios, some of which offer city views. All have fully-equipped kitchens that make it ideal for longer stays, or anyone who wants to save on dining out. They all have flat-screen cable televisions, desks, pull-out sofas and free Wi-Fi. Book a one or two-bedroom suite and you’ll get more space with a separate living area too. Enjoy a complimentary hot breakfast every morning, an on-site bar and restaurant, and even grocery delivery services. There’s also an indoor pool, 24/7 convenience store, fitness room and business center, while popular downtown attractions are all nearby.
The Canopy is a Hilton outpost that’s surrounded by trendy eateries and shops while offering lots of complimentary extras. Guests can borrow bikes for getting around the city and keep up with their regular workout routines in the 24-hour rooftop fitness center. The rooms all feature floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the city, sitting areas, Nespresso machines free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, mini-fridges and brand name toiletries. There’s an indoor garden with a lounge, a filtered water station on every floor for refilling water bottles, and an on-site restaurant too.
Hampton Inn Suites Portland Pearl District offers an ideal location in the Pearl District tucked among the art galleries, restaurants and bars near a light rail station for easy access to the rest of the city as well. It offers a wide range of facilities, including a gym, heated indoor pool, a business center and a 24-hour convenience store as well as an on-site restaurant that serves a complimentary breakfast to guests. A rooftop terrace with a panoramic view of the city provides an ideal place to relax. All rooms come with flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, coffeemakers and mini-fridges – some add sofa beds. Book a suite and you’ll get a wet bar and a separate living room.
McMenamins Crystal Hotel offers a fun stay in the Pearl District in a convenient location close to popular Powell’s Books. Part of the McMenamin family of converted historic hotels and microbreweries, it offers the brand’s signature colorful murals and a quirky, laid-back atmosphere along with a restaurant serving tasty pub fare and Oregonian craft beers. There’s a beautiful indoor saltwater soaking pool along with frequent live performances hosted at Al’s Den in the basement. The colorful, funk rooms are all themed after a famous song and they’re pet-friendly too, with no weight or size restrictions.
The Hoxton is a stylish hotel that is a great Pearl District option, affordably priced while providing plenty of desirable perks. It sits within a restored turn-of-the-20th-century building a short walk from Tom McCall Waterfront Park and the Old Town/Chinatown MAX LRT station. Guests can enjoy sipping drinks in the subterranean cocktail bar, dining at an upscale, on-site restaurant and a rooftop café. The lobby lounge is particularly inviting with comfy velvet couches, wood-beamed ceilings and stacks of books, designed to encourage hanging out. Complimentary extras include loaner bikes and an in-room continental breakfast. Rooms all come with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, coffeemakers and mini-fridges. Some of the upgraded rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows and all have sitting areas. An initiative referred to as Hox Friends features a selection of ten hand-selected books curated by small business owners, artists, and residents from the neighborhood. There’s a gift shop offering unique one-off items and limited edition items too.
The Benson Hotel is a landmark hotel that offers classic elegance and historic character, opening it’s doors back in 1913. It offers an excellent central location for exploring the Pearl District and also features an on-site restaurant, Palm Court, along with a well-equipped fitness center and 24/7 business center. The spacious rooms offer modern amenities like free Wi-Fi and large flat-screen TVs along with historic charm.
The Mark Spencer Hotel offers lots of sophisticated, historic charms and a boutique design in a brick building while providing easy access to some of the city’s best attractions, pubs and restaurants, about a 10-minute walk from the Portland Art Museum. While there is no full-service restaurant on-site, there are plenty of eateries nearby and guests can enjoy a complimentary expanded continental breakfast as well as an afternoon tea and evening wine reception. There’s also a gym with some of the latest equipment and a public computer. Guest rooms are available in nine different classes, some of which come with full kitchens. All have free Wi-Fi, mini-fridges and large flat-screen TVs.