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Hotel for couples in Portland

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Hotel for couples in Portland

We are researching our north west tour next summer - looking at hotels for our visit. Could someone recommend a very good hotel in an area close to restaurants. We like the idea of walking out to eat in the evening without the hassle of cabs or cars... but obviously don't want to have a long walk back to the hotel after dinner. iAny recommendations would be most welcome also how long should we stay - would 3 nights be sufficient or could we stay longer and take in some day trips? We are having 3 nights (probably) in Seattle before getting to Portland - and the rest of the itinerary is still in draft form.We hope to end up in Carmel/Monterey as we fly home from San Francisco and have already been to Sonoma, San Fran and Sausilito

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1. Re: Hotel for couples in Portland

The Nines is very nice! We stayed there on the the Club Level which was heavenly. This hotel is right in the downtown area, one night we walked to Little Bird Bistro for dinner.

Enjoy your time in Portland! :)

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I frequently recommend the Paramount Hotel -- just a couple blocks from the Portland Art Museum and near several excellent restaurants, Ringside Fish House, El Gaucho and Heathman Hotel's restaurant (good bar menu, too), just to name a few.

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Thank you - will take a look

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There are so many nice hotels right in the heart of downtown. Even though we live here, we like to stay overnight for special events. Our favorite place is the Monaco. It has a great location, very friendly/helpful staff, and the rooms are very spacious and well appointed. There is a good restaurant/bar on site as well.

As I said, there are many nice hotels, so while we all have our favorites, be sure to check recent reviews for places and see what best fits your style and budget.

Three nights in Portland is more than ample. You could easily do a day trip out to the gorge from there as it is less than 30 minutes from downtown.

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What is your preferred budget for a hotel each night and what kind of food do you like?

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There are many great restaurants in downtown Porltnad. The Heathman, Higgins, Portland City Grill (we love it for lunch and dinner) Pazzo for Italian and Saucebox. A foodie's heaven! Also, don't miss a visit to Voodoo Doughnuts. We tried this place for the first time a few weeks ago and it is well worth the wait! :)

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We enjoy fish, steaks and like to sample any cuisine really. Not much for italian though. Budget is probably maximum $200 per room - should we stay in the Pearl district or downtown?

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We like the downtown area, the Pearl District is very close by. :)

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There are no hotels in the Pearl District. Closest that comes to mind is the Ace Hotel, which is just a couple short blocks away: http://www.acehotel.com/portland .

You might also consider Inn at Northrup Station, on the streetcar line in the popular inner NW dining and shopping district: http://northrupstation.com/ . A couple of my favorite restaurants, and many other good ones, are within walking distance, and "downtown" and the Pearl are a short streetcar ride away.

Edited: 1:11 pm, October 30, 2012
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Like thrumylens says, there aren't any hotels actually in Pearl District - all are south of Burnside (the southern geographical boundary of PD). Besides Ace Hotel, you could also look at Mark Spencer and Crystal Hotel to be as close as possible to Pearl.

Other options that are near restaurants and within 4-5 blocks of Pearl District: Governor Hotel, Hotel Lucia, Hotel Vintage Plaza, & Benson Hotel - although $200/night budget in mid-summer (high season) may be stretched to the max at most of these... look for deals now (also look at Portland Perks on www.travelportland.com - which usually include parking and breakfast)