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“Wonderfully Memorable Experience!” 5 of 5 stars
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RiverPlace Hotel, a Kimpton Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1510 SW Harbor Way, Portland, OR 97201 (Formerly RiverPlace Hotel, A Larkspur Collection Hotel) (Downtown)   |  
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Ranked #1 of 133 Hotels in Portland
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Ventura, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Wonderfully Memorable Experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

From the moment we pulled up to this Kimpton property we were greeted with friendly and smiling faces. Along with a personalized birthday card (for my husband) and a personalized honeymoon card we also received a boutique of fresh flowers, a bottle of red wine and a complimentary upgrade! This hotel certainly went above and beyond to make us feel welcomed and special. Thank you for taking the time to provide such a memorable experience.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ryan K, General Manager at RiverPlace Hotel, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, September 30, 2013
Wow Honeymoons/Birthdays/Anniversaries we got it covered. Our staff is always excited to help our guest celebrate any special occasion. Thanks for the review!

Ryan
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Milton, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

This was our first trip to Portland and based on our prior experience with Kimpton decided to stay at Riverplace. We had a river view fireplace suite and could not have been happier. The location was terrific. Morning runs on the Greenway, walking to restaurants and bars, and river views. The staff here was outstanding. Made us feel welcome. Staying downtown was an option but being right on the riverfront is the way to go in Portland. Thanks for the great stay.

Room Tip: River front suite was awesome.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ryan K, General Manager at RiverPlace Hotel, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, September 30, 2013
You are welcome and thanks for staying with us. I couldn’t agree more our location is perfect for downtown access and at the same time great for outdoor activities. We appreciate the feedback about our staff too!!

Ryan
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San Diego, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

My husband and I spent our anniversary at the RiverPlace in September of this year. We opted for a room with a view of the river and did not regret that for a moment. The room was great and the view was beautiful. The location of the hotel is great. Just a quick bike ride (the hotel has complimentary bikes for guests to use) or long walk into the downtown Pearl district. The best part of our stay, however, was the service. The team was so friendly and so helpful... They even had a bottle of champagne on ice for us when we arrived along with a hand written card for our anniversary. They were quick to offer great restaurant ideas and suggested a fun brewery tour, which we loved. We will definitely be back!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ryan K, General Manager at RiverPlace Hotel, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, September 30, 2013
What an amazing review and happy anniversary! Thank you so much for spending it with us. The staff is excited that they made your special evening so wonderful. See you soon.

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Charlottesville, VA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

The staff at the hotel was really exceptional. We travel a lot and everyone at the door and front desk were great. We had an executive suite. It was very comfortable and roomy. We ate at the restaurant several times and all of the meals were outstanding. As good as any we had in portland. I would have liked an evening turn down service and maybe better service to the in room mini bar. But it is hard to imagine a nicer, more attentive staff. Kudos to my long lost cousin Ryan. We will be back.

Room Tip: We had a very nice riverfront room on the second floor. Rooms higher up would have had better views...
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Green Features: This hotel was in line with all of Portland and was very green.
  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Ryan K, General Manager at RiverPlace Hotel, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, September 30, 2013
Glad to hear how much you enjoyed our restaurant. We have a new Chef and he is doing amazing work! We will work on that Turndown service and Mini Bar Attendant service for you. Sorry that it was not up to PAR with everything else you experienced. Ryan my Front Desk Agent tells me to say hello!

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Meridian Idaho
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

My husband Rod took me to Portland for my Birthday. He rented a beautiful modern condo on the waterfront at the Riverplace. They provided us with excellent service, a beautiful view and a great time. We were lucky enough to have good friends join us for this wonderful exprerience.

Room Tip: Rooms on the waterfront have a beautiful view.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ryan K, General Manager at RiverPlace Hotel, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, September 24, 2013
What a nice husband! Now that’s a birthday gift. When is his birthday maybe return the favor? Hope to see you both soon!

Ryan
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Vancouver, B.C.
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Dropped in to this hotel as we liked its location. Seemed out of the down town hub but close at the same time. Transit travel in the city was easy from this location. Staff were very helpfull with our requests and questions, and were very knowledgable on what thier ciyy had to offer. It was great to be along the river as its a lively Biking , walking area with great people watching opprotunities.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Together with Hotel Marlowe in Boston, the Kimpton River Place in Portland, Oregon is up there with a big 10 or excellent score. The staff at River Place was relaxed and very welcoming and helpful. They gave us (concierge) the direction to the exercise club and swimming pool and provided us with tons of advice. Every morning before we left to go swimming, we had our coffee in the lobby and enjoyed reading the local paper and the New York Times or the Wall Street Journal. What distinguishes the River place is that the staff have a room where you can see art work (hand bags, etc.) that they produce with their own hands and other artifacts from local artisans in Portland. My wife bought a couple of hand bags as Christmas gifts for our grandchildren. We were welcomed by enthusiastic front desk staff that told us that they had upgraded our room to a suite and we were elated with the view of the river that the suite was located at. It was a very comfortable room and the nights (4) that we spent there were the most restful we had ever had in a long time. The wine hour was always very enjoyable and we simply love it because we can speak to other guests and it is a nice way to relax at the end of the afternoon. The food that we had at the Three Degrees restaurant was excellent and we had breakfast and dinner there. The servers in the restaurant made a whole lot of difference because their service was attentive and we did not have to wait for the quality food (especially the herb crusted halibut) we were served. Upon our departure, the concierge got our car, gave us the exact route to follow to get to the I5 and put a couple of fresh bottled water in our car. It can't get any better than this! By the way the location of this hotel is very close to Portland's fabulous Street Car System of public transportation and the hotel is within an easy walking distance of the downtown area.

Room Tip: Request your choice of floors and location of the room and the view you wish to have when you make t...
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Green Features: They have little baskets where you can put recyclable material, newspaper, etc. I have one suggestion for towels and their re-use. They should specify that if you put your towels on the rack they will not be taken away and washed every day. This is an energy saving practice.
  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ryan K, General Manager at RiverPlace Hotel, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, September 24, 2013
Thank you for the comparison to the Marlowe Hotel! I too am a big fan of their service. Glad that the staff made the stay a relaxing one. See you soon.

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Address: 1510 SW Harbor Way, Portland, OR 97201 (Formerly RiverPlace Hotel, A Larkspur Collection Hotel)
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Location: United States > Oregon > Portland > Downtown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Portland
#1 Luxury Hotel in Portland
#2 Romantic Hotel in Portland
#2 Family Hotel in Portland
#8 Green Hotel in Portland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — RiverPlace Hotel, a Kimpton Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 84
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stay Tranquil. A landmark presence on the riverfront, RiverPlace Hotel - a Kimpton Hotel, captures the innovative essence and intimate hospitality of the Pacific Northwest. A haven of warmth and tranquility, RiverPlace is a charming refuge located at the base of Portland’s city center. Stay closely connected or blissfully removed – RiverPlace is an immersion in care, comfort and quality. The hotel offers personalized experiences tailored to guest’s individual needs and interests, from complimentary wireless high speed Internet, DVD players and complimentary access to the Oregon Athletic Club at RiverPlace. Guests also enjoy our Three Degrees Waterfront Bar & Grill, one of the city's most popular spots. Everything about this restaurant feels welcoming and comfortable - including our guests. ... more   less 
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Larkspur Collection Portland
Riverplace Hotel Larkspur Collection

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