We stayed five days at Hotel Rose, using it as a home base to visit family and explore the coast. I was a little hesitant when booking since there were some comments about construction and I the price was lower than some of the other area hotels. I can't say enough about this hotel, the staff and accommodation: it was one of the best hotel stays we've had. The rooms are nicely designed, clean and contemporary. The whole hotel has been renovated from top to bottom, and everything was just nicely done. We had a balcony room on the second floor and it was adjacent to the vending machine (noisy) and elevator which, along with the street view / river front, made us concerned we would hear a lot of noise. We were completely wrong. The room was incredibly quiet, with no noise from hallway or outside. The mattress was so perfect that my husband asked front desk what brand/style siince we're soon to buy a new one for home. The hotel is very clean, with great linens and bedding / pillows. The shower was well designed with a small opening to insert your hand and turn on faucet so you don't get scalded or frozen as water temp adjusts. Rooms have recycle bins and instead of the annoying and wasteful travel bottles of shampoo, soap, etc... the bathroom is equipped with wall dispensers for these toiletries, so no need to pack any of it (nice brand, Tommy Bahama). Each day we were stocked with bottled water (something I always appreciate after a long day) and staff was quick to provide extra hangers, wash cloths, when requested. There's also excellent coffee / coffee maker. There's also a mini fridge in the room and extra charging outlets for electronic devices. WiFi is free with access that's easy and fast. The new restaurant / bar, Bottle + Kitchen, is a beautiful little spot just off lobby of hotel and we had a great breakfast and some nightcaps. The breakfast is not included in the hotel cost, but there are numerous options on the breakfast menu at B+K, including a'la cart items for a few dollars each. Since we had a rental car we were concerned about parking options but that was easy as well. Daily, self- parking is $15, with unlimited in and out access and the garage seems safe and secure, with elevator directly to all hotel floors. If this lot is full, guests may park in valet area at no extra cost (valet price is $20 / day). All staff were super helpful and friendly and location was perfect for walking the city, jogging along the river or catching the Max (a couple blocks away). The hotel is non-smoking, but it there were some cigarette butts on the overhang of balcony, which looked as though guests may have smoked on balcony and tossed, but we didn't smell any smoke during out stay. I also think the comforter on the bed is unnecessary... though it looks good, it's quite heavy and silky fabric means it kept sliding off the bed during the night. A down comforter with washable duvet cover might be better option.
This hotel was a great find and I wish all of my hotel experiences could be so perfect. We will definitely stay here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- With its iconic food cart gatherings, anti-establishment murals and even a 24-Hour Church of Elvis, its no wonder the mantra of this town is “Keep Portland Weird.” And right in the heart of it all you’ll find Hotel Rose, a funky, fun and “oh-so-Portland” boutique hotel located directly across from Tom McCall Waterfront Park on the beautiful Willamette River. From shopping to dining to outdoor recreation, there’s no better home base for exploring the odd, the exquisite and the just plain outrageous. Welcome to Hotel Rose Portland. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Fifty Hotel Portland
- Hotel Fifty Portland