I think the only positive thing about this hotel was the great proximity to the Convention Center....hence the name. Other than that, we did not have a good experience at all. We were in town for a cheerleading competition being held at the convention center and the hotel that the rest of our team was staying at was sold out, so I chose this place because of location. We arrived pretty late, around 9:00 pm and there was a long line at check in and after a 7 hour drive, my girls were itching to get situated so we could get to the pool and burn some energy. Check in took around 45 minutes because it seems every flight attendant in town was checking in before me. There was NO parking in the lot, so I had to park in a dark back lot which was a little scary because I was traveling alone with 2 young girls. Our room was on the 6th floor and there were 3 elevators but it seems all weekend only 1 was working. The room was nice, you could tell there was a recent remodel. We had a double queen with a nice view of the convention center and arena. We got ready for the pool and went to go down and we had to wait for the elevator about 10 minutes. If we could have taken the stairs, we would have. Pool area and spa was nice, a little confusing to get to, you had to walk through some conference rooms to get there and that was a little embarrassing being in our pool attire while the parties in the boardrooms were dressed semi-formal (awkward). Beds were semi-comfy, not new mattresses for sure. The next morning we had to get up and go quite early for the competition and this was the real frustrating day of our trip. I sent the girls to push the "down" button for the elevators expecting a delay. From the time we pushed the button and until a elevator finally arrived was 18 minutes! This hotel has maybe 12 floors and we were right in the middle, I do not know why there was such a long wait. So by the time we finally got downstairs, we had to run to the convention center. We had a very long day, we were gone 8 hours and I just could not wait to get up to our room to relax a little but.... our key wouldn't work! Are you kidding me? We had bags and bags and very tired cheerleaders and seriously this was the last thing we needed! So I called downstairs and pushed the "down" for the elevators to see which would be faster and I told the front desk my situation and they said they would send someone right up.....ok 10 minutes later no key and no elevator, I called again and they said someone was on their way. He finally showed up and he took my keys and had a new one and opened the door for us and low and behold housekeeping had NOT been to our room yet!! Are you kidding me, what else could go wrong????? I was about to lose it!! I told him we have been gone ALL DAY, I want someone immediately to come and clean our room. So, we had to leave to go get some dinner anyways, and the hotel does offer a restaurant in the lobby but I was so disgusted with this place that I refused to give them anymore of my money so we went to Applebees which was just a few blocks away. I was crossing my fingers our room would be made up when we returned and by some miracle it was. Our cheer team was looking for a new place to stay because we are returning to Portland in a few weeks for another competition, which is a 3 day event! We are looking for a hotel within walking distance and after everything that went wrong this weekend, I would NEVER recommend this place...to anyone!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Portland hotel is close to Oregon Convention Center Located just off I-5, in the heart of downtown Portland, the recently renovated Crowne Plaza Portland - Downtown - Convention Center is a great place to base your next trip to Portland. With a convenient location near Portland International Airport (PDX) and Fareless Square, you will find that getting around the city is a breeze. Within walking distance of our hotel in Portland are major venues like the Oregon Convention Center, Rose Garden Arena and Memorial Coliseum, and our hotel shuttle service is available to take you to these facilities. Also, our hotel is near Fareless Square, where Portland's MAX light rail system will take you downtown, free of charge. Some of the city's best dining, shopping and tourist attractions are within in walking distance of our hotel. Portland's Lloyd Center Mall, just over a mile away, offers great shopping opportunities, or if you'd rather, you can find a quiet haven within the city at the Portland Classical Chinese Gardens, located just over a mile from our downtown Portland hotel. Additionally, we're not far from Portland's Pearl District, the city's most colorful and creative district. Our hotel near Portland International has 11 meeting rooms that can be tailored to fit the needs of your event. With new audio/visual options and free high-speed Internet access, come see why the Crowne Plaza Portland is the Place to Meet. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Crowne Plaza Portland-Downtown Hotel Portland
- Holiday Inn Portland
- Portland Crowne Plaza