Stayed at this hotel on a Thanksgiving Weekend leisure trip with my best friend. Wasn't sure what it was going to be like since reading about the surrounding neighborhood proved a bit questionable. However - the Courtyard Marriott Portland Downtown/Convention Center proved to be a wise choice. The room itself was nothing to get excited over. To be honest, I thought the decor was fairly sparse - white walls, rollerblinds, no real intricate details. However, the pieces of artwork on the walls were very interesting - historic photos of Portland, and Oregon. The room was very clean - and the housekeeping staff did a great job of maintaining the level of cleanliness throughout our 5-night stay. The rest of the hotel also seemed very "institutional" (the elevators reminded me of the ones you find at the hospital). The lobby however was very nice and clearly had been renovated very recently. Other things I liked about this hotel was the friendliness of the staff - the bartenders at the lounge were exceptionally friendly and helpful in suggesting bars for my friends and I to go to. One front desk agent in particular was very helpful in suggesting a brunch spot for my friend and I. I don't recall her name unfortunately - but she was a younger blonde girl - very very friendly! She was very also very observant which I liked - she remembered where I had been the night before when I had just casually mentioned where I needed a cab to. The hotel was also very centrally located - the Lloyd Center was only a couple blocks away, as well as four lines of the Max Light Rail - so it was very easy to get to pretty much anywhere in Portland that you needed to go! Things I feel this hotel could improve on is the decor, and the speed of their wifi (it was painfully slow!). That all said, the bed was comfortable, the rooms clean, and the staff friendly - so I definitely wouldn't hesitate to stay here again!
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