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“Glad I chose the Paramount” 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
Houston, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Glad I chose the Paramount”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

My son and I traveled to Portland last week to look at some nearby colleges and my best friend suggested the Paramount Hotel in downtown Portland. My friend knew EXACTLY what he was talking about, because he couldn't have chosen a better place for us to stay. Everybody from the knowledgeable and accommodating front desk staff, to the friendly waitresses in Swank, to all the courteous housekeeping staff made for a restful stay. If I needed directions to get out to the University of Portland, the doorman made sure I understand which train would get me there, If I needed dinner reservations---no problem. The Paramount staff was always happy to help. My room was always clean and comfortable each evening when I returned as well. Whether for vacation with the family, or for work---you can't beat staying downtown @ the Paramount. Everything is within walking distance or a quick train ride away.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Portland_Paramount, Director of Sales at Paramount Hotel, responded to this review, July 25, 2014
Thank you for the review dmelbourne and your friend for the recommendation, we appreciate them both!
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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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La Salle, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

For location and wheelchair accessibility, this cannot be beat. Hotel was wonderful, perfect location. Staff were fabulous, quick to respond to needs, and accommodating. The rooms were clean and comfortable. I would highly recommend this location to anyone and for those people who need a wheelchair accessible room with a roll-in shower, this is perfect; the hotel staff even allowed us to choose the right shower chair to meet our needs. Very excellent restaurants across the street. Very importantly, there is also a frozen yogurt place, Tartberry, across the street.
We will return and are very unlikely to use any other hotel in Portland: WE LOVE THIS PLACE!

Room Tip: You can't lose but watch the night life from your balcony if possible.
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Green Features: Love the dispensers for soap and shampoo. I usually carry my own supplies because I hate to wast the small bottles which are not a problem here. There is also a recycling bin in the rooms.
  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Portland_Paramount, General Manager at Paramount Hotel, responded to this review, July 25, 2014
Kaye N, thank you for the kind words. Hope to see you again!

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San Francisco, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

A little friendlier staff could improve this place...reception staff was stiff and short on greeting, concierge was hardly around, and doormen were not opening doors (normally this would not bother me but their doors were very heavy to open, especially when I'm carrying g packages.)
Rooms were clean but they need to leave bottles of water...when we asked for water from the front desk on the way out, they told us to go to the vending machines located at another floor. I noticed that they gave away bottles of water to other guests (favoritism?).
What's good ? The location was perfect..in the heart of downtown near Pioneer Square and great restaurants and food trucks. Love the close proximity to public transportation. The room was spacious and well lit with two large windows. The shower/tub can use a handlebar . I would stay again but would tell the front desk people to be more helpful, friendly and available.

Room Tip: Ask for a corner room
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Hendersonville, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We let our travel agent book this hotel and she was spot on. We had a front corner room, 6th floor, overlooking the square. It was charming to see the activities taking place, with kids playing in the wading fountain, life size chess being played and any musical groups giving everyone a little lift and enjoyment. Room was great size, bath quite sufficient as well. Lighting over the sink was a bit poor, but if you don't obsess with putting on makeup, it's easily overlooked. Rooms very quiet, even with construction going on across the square. There were two new restaurants just opened and staff was lacking info., so we went else where for dinner. The city is walkable and lets you see all the different sections with different personalities. Don't forget to try Cacao for a serious chocolate experience. We never had a bad cup of coffee or meals! I can't say enough about Portland, so now it's your turn visit.

Room Tip: No need to have a corner room, as possibly there will be an office bldg. and don't need the extr...
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Green Features: Trashcans in bedroom area are separated into two sections for recyclables, nice to see.
  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Redondo Beach
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I've stayed at this hotel twice now and always enjoy my stay. The staff is friendly and helpful, the rooms are spacious and well equipped, and the location couldn't be better. All the downtown restaurants are close by and the light rail is only a block or two away, making it easy to access from PDX.

I have a great corner room on the 14th floor, very quiet with a view over the city. The room was spacious and comfortable, with a large desk and a nice corner chair for reading. The bathroom was fabulous, with a huge shower and a large tub with jets (which sadly I didn't get time to use!)

Room Tip: Higher rooms seem quieter, plus you have a nice view of the city. There's often an event with mu...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Portland_Paramount, General Manager at Paramount Hotel, responded to this review, July 18, 2014
Lisa M thank you for great review and being a regular guest!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

What a lovely experience! Well-appointed rooms, incredibly comfortable beds, friendly staff, beautiful building, ideal location right on Director's Park. I was in town for an annual conference and have already made my reservations for next year.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Portland_Paramount, General Manager at Paramount Hotel, responded to this review, July 18, 2014
Wonderful Christy M, look forward to having you back next year!

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Adelaide, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This property is so easy to get from the airport on the MAX (light rail) - $2.50 fare and a stop barely two (very short) blocks from the stop - and only a block to the stop to return to the airport. The Paramount fronts a public square and is a classically built and refurbished property in the heart of downtown Portland on the edge of the arts district. A block from Portland's largest theatre and walking distance to a plethora of bars, restaurants and coffee spots this hotel is in an excellent location.

The property is clean and extremely well maintained. The rooms are large and the furniture extremely comfortable.

The staff are lovely - from the moment of walking to the door to departure all the staff are most helpful and accommodating.

The on site restaurant and bar are well above the cut of most hotel in house facilities.

We will definitely use The Paramount again.

Room Tip: Overlook the square.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Portland_Paramount, General Manager at Paramount Hotel, responded to this review, July 18, 2014
Thanks ADJ57 and happy to see that you had enjoyed Swank & Swine!

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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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