April 17, 2009
Having booked our stay on hotwire.com, we were apprehensive about what we had booked and how we would be treated. Our apprehension could not have been more wrong. From the very "get go", we were treated like royalty and I was impressed with the friendliness and service attitude that the entire staff displayed for the duration of our 3 night stay!
We arrived at the hotel at 2 AM, due to flight delays, but the check-in staff was quick and most accommodating and very pleasant. We were offered a choice of a corner room or complimentary upgrade to a mini-suite. Our corner room on the 7th floor was comfortable, nicely decorated, very clean and awesome. In addition, the bathroom was roomy and very modern and up to date as well. What appear to be new bathroom fixtures and granite counter tops just made the place look and feel wonderful.
My wife and I have traveled quite a bit and have stayed in a lot of hotels and I would have to say that Hotel Monaco is one of the best, if not the best we have ever visited.
The complimentary morning coffee and the free afternoon happy hour, both in the "really cool" lobby area living room, were icing on the cake.
All of the front desk recommendations were "right on target" whether it was their suggestion to take the light rail to and from the airport, ($2 each one way), how to quickly find our rent car place or the best place to get a great breakfast at a real quaint local restaurant.
As mentioned above, we rented a car and even found that there is some very inexpensive overnight parking just about any direction from the hotel.
In addition, we discovered a great place, just 3 blocks away, to go and have a glass of wine or your favorite adult beverage and experience a splendid view of the city and river from the 30th floor of a local office building.
Lord willing, we would like to return to Portland and if we do, we want to stay at HOTEL MONACO!!
Thanks again to the staff and management for making our stay SPECTACULAR!!
Call me a A Very, Very Happy Guest!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The 4-diamond Hotel Monaco Portland, a Kimpton Hotel, offers an ideal sanctuary in downtown Portland, Oregon. Centered in the city’s cultural hub, this luxury hotel was named as one of the world’s Top 500 Hotels by Travel + Leisure magazine and is honored by TripAdvisor travelers as a Top 25 Hotel in the U.S. in 2012 (#9). Enter this unique boutique hotel and enter a world where everyone is warmly welcomed and pampered. Adjacent to the hotel is what some say is downtown Portland’s best restaurant, Red Star Tavern & Roast House. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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