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“Great Service and Museum Access” 5 of 5 stars
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Paramount Hotel
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   808 SW Taylor Street, Portland, OR 97205 (Downtown)   |  
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Ranked #12 of 133 Hotels in Portland
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48 hotel reviews
Reviews in 57 cities Reviews in 57 cities
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
“Great Service and Museum Access”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2007

Very helpful front desk staff, attractive lobby and room, many restaurant/bar options, great location for Art Museum.

Stayed September 2007
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Seattle
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2007

Great location, close to shopping, sights, transportation. I've never stayed at a 4 star hotel with such terrible beds! They were the equivalent to Motel 6 beds....and I think that's being generous. Other than that, the stay was extremely average. The hotel staff were somewhat friendly, but didn't go out of their way to provide good service. I would love to stay again because of the location, but won't due to the back spasms incurred while staying there.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — Beds
  • Stayed August 2007, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Seattle, WA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2007

While clean and fully functional, this hotel is not 4-star. It is in need of an overhaul. The room fixtures and decor are standard fare for a Holiday Inn type hotel.. ok that is a little harsh. It is one step above a Holiday Inn. But for 4-star, I think of the newly remodeled Hyatt. Modern, clean (no rust stains!) and better amenities.

One huge plus: the hotel staff are wonderful. Ask for a coupon to the restaurant around the corner (SouthPark?); the concierge likely has them. The restaurant is a great starting (or ending) off point for your day, and has really good food and tasty cocktails.

  • Liked — staff
  • Disliked — rooms
  • Stayed February 2007, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Dallas, TX
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2007

The staff was friendly, rooms were clean, and the location was convenient. Breakfast at the restaurant was great. There was some construction taking place directly across from the Hotel but work didn't begin early enough to disturb me. My room had a jetted bath tub, but the water only got lukewarm, making a soak less than perfection. Otherwise, absolutely no complaints!

  • Stayed June 2007, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Seattle, WA
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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2007

I booked two deluxe rooms through Expedia for a great price($125/night on the weekend) and was very pleased. The rooms were large and very clean. Beds were quite comfortable and the bathroom large and well-lit. The location is outstanding - right in the main downtown area and just a couple of blocks from MAX and streetcar lines. Although there is a huge excavation/construction project going
on immediately across the street, we weren't bothered by noise at all (room was on the 9th floor). Valet parking is a bit steep at $25/night but that is par for the course in downtown Portland. Did not try the restaurant (sushi) or room service. Staff was very friendly and helpful except for the concierge, who was never at his post and when we did track him down, gave us some erroneous information about the shuttle at Washington Park that caused us a wasted MAX trip. Other than that, an excellent hotel experience.

  • Liked — Spacious, clean, comfortable, and great value
  • Disliked — Less-than-helpful concierge
  • Stayed May 2007, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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San Francisco, California
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2007

Recently the girls in my family took a trip to Portland to bond and shop, and celebrate a birthday. We booked two rooms at the Paramount.

Good Things:

Rooms are clean and include all amenities one might expect.
Housekeeping staff is excellent! Our particular lady was so sweet and did a great job.
Small but clean work out room and business center.
Great location - especially for shopping.
Good hotel restaurants downstairs.
Friendly staff.
Overall very pleasant place to stay.

Room for Improvement:

No pool or hot tub.
Computer in business center down during our stay.
Room service menu descriptions were slightly deceptive (what we ordered was not exactly what we got - specifically there was no ice cream included on pie that said it came "with hand-made chocolate ice cream" - we never heard back on why... were they out? Who knows, they certainly didn't tell us!)
Night staff not knowledgeable (I called to ask for a late check out and the front desk said he couldn't do that for me and I would have to call back in the morning. When I asked what time was usually given as the "late check out" time he had no idea.)
View from rooms (One room looked out onto a lovely cement parking garage - the other onto a gaping hole in the ground and ugly construction area.)
Staff gave us incorrect directions and we spent 30 minutes lost in Portland - although we did subsequently stumble upon a few great places while lost.

  • Liked — Housekeeping staff was great and it's a great location for shopping.
  • Disliked — Just the little things were sometimes lacking (broken computer, forgot the ice cream, etc...)
  • Stayed May 2007, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Seattle
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2007

Read some of the reviews here after having booked on Priceline. Didn't have to worry about construction, in my opinion you can get that anywhere, especially downtown, and not something to complain about. The location is great when you want to explore Portland by foot. Parking was a slight pain as we had to park about 5 blocks away to get the 3 or 5 hour parking during the day, and free parking at night. We wanted to avoid the overpriced valet only night parking that the hotel charges, and the lot parking... but its downtown so what do you expect? Hotel rooms were standard, but nice, clean, and fairly large. Decor is a little better than your standard hotel room. The Fusion/Japanese restaurant downstairs is nice for a drink. We were expecting wireless internet in the room, but apparently you have to pay. Otherwise there are 2 computers in the basement to use. Overall for the price we paid on Priceline ($89 in April) it was a pretty good value.

Stayed April 2007
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Address: 808 SW Taylor Street, Portland, OR 97205
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Location: United States > Oregon > Portland > Downtown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#11 Romantic Hotel in Portland
#12 Family Hotel in Portland
#15 Business Hotel in Portland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Paramount Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 154
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
“As personable as Portland,” The Paramount Hotel offers guests professional and efficient service with genuine care and concern. Located in downtown Portland, Ore. the property combines the personal touch of a boutique hotel with comfortable and contemporary touches. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Paramount Hotel Portland
Paramount Portland
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