This hotel is a wonderful alternative to the typical, impersonal big hotel experience.
Very spacious, with flat screen TV and separate DVD player. Beds are very comfortable. Bathroom is spacious, with granite vanities, and high end soaps, shampoos, etc. The maids do a fantastic job of cleaning.
Very warm, welcoming, and helpful. Check-in was very prompt.
This hotel is unique in that it is animal friendly. For the most part, I saw a few dogs among the hotel patrons, but I'm sure the hotel would welcome cats, too. The dogs I saw were well mannered and leashed, and I never heard any night-time barking (although I was on a top floor), so no behavioral problems.
The hotel hosts a happy hour from 5 PM +. The only downside: it's held in the rather small hotel lobby; my companion and I had to shout to be heard over the way too loud piano music.
The hotel does offer room service but, like most 4-star places, the prices--esp. when delivery charge and taxes are added--are too high. The hotel partners with a restaurant next door, Red Star. The food is delicious but, again, way too highly priced. Portland offers so many restaurants within walking distance of the hotel, so it's easy to find a less expensive alternative.
The only major drawback is the lack of a complimentary business center. The staff allowed me to use a computer next to the clerks' desk, but it was in an awkward location (no privacy and no seat) and the computer was very slow. Also, the room service cook slightly burned my toast, but I didn't complain or request a replacement meal, so no biggie.
- 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:
- Hotel Monaco Portland Kimpton