The Paramount wound up our choice for a quick weekend in and about Portland (since the Sentinel was unavailable). We wanted something downtown and the reviews were good enough for the Paramount. Good would be a stretch for our experience this last weekend.
I guess the bar was set for our visit when we pulled up to valet park ($31 – yikes!) and the attendant stood idle as I had to unload our bags and bring them curbside – really?! Reception was efficient enough and we were off to our 12th floor room promptly. We booked a “King Deluxe” (per other reviews) but were disappointed that our “view room” included a peek at the rooftop parking garage next door and a construction site across Director Park. We would have usually headed back to reception and asked for an alternate room but were too tired to bother.
The room was ok – quite large really – but nothing special and a little tired. The bath was large and had a shower and Jacuzzi tub. The soak was eagerly anticipated but seems the jets had lost their gusto? I had noticed a comment about the “Lemon Pledge” bath/shower gels and shampoo so, it was a bit comical to lather up smelling like a freshly polished dining table. Management might want to re-think that one.
Our stay was wrapped up by being jarred from our sleep at 6:00am (on a Sunday!) by an over zealous power washer down on the street. While the hotel had little control over a nit-wit city employee – double-paned windows would have minimized the ridiculous noise. The front desk staff offered little condolence when we questioned the incident at checkout. Oh well.
I suspect that we’ll look for another option next time we’re in Portland. Meh.
- 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
- Portland Paramount