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“My Favorite Marriott Property in the Portland Area”

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Courtyard Portland Downtown/Convention Center
Ranked #24 of 144 Hotels in Portland
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Reviewed March 21, 2013

Having stayed at several Marriott properties in Portland including the Courtyard City Center, the Marriott Downtown Waterfront, the Residence Inn Lloyd Center, the Springhill Suites Airport, the Fairfield Inn Airport, and recently the Courtyard Beaverton, the Courtyard Downtown/Convention Center is my favorite Portland area Marriott property.

Rooms are clean, beds are comfortable, internet is fast, and the staff has always been very attentive and helpful during all my stays here.

What I like most about this hotel is the location. Being in NE Portland, it is still downtown but easier to get to and from than the hotels on the SW side (i.e. Marriott Dtw Waterfront and Courtyard City Center). It is only 10 minutes walking or less than a 5 minute drive to the Lloyd Center Mall and many dining choices are also within walking distance or a short drive.

The only downsides to this hotel IMO (and it is the same for any of the downtown properties), is the pay to park. However, the parking here is still more convenient than the Marriott Dtw Waterfront and the Courtyard City Center. For rewards redemption point travelers, as I also noted in a review of the Courtyard Beaverton, the redemption point cost is higher here due to location than the Courtyard Beaverton, so for rewards travelers the Courtyard Beaverton is a great lower cost alternative with free and plentiful parking.

Overall, I highly recommend this hotel to anybody wanting a good value for cost hotel in the close-in downtown Portland area.

Room Tip: Due to close proximity to the road, if you are very sensitive to street noise, you may want to reque...
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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed March 21, 2013

The hotel itself is within walking distance to the Riverfront and downtown Portland. The MAX line was also a few minutes walk away which was perfect. Right around the corner from the hotel are fast food options such as Subway and the convention center is also nearby.
The lobby of the hotel was pretty modern with a large flat screen tv with news and weather. There are also two computer stations for guests to use right by a cozy lounge area. The facility has a bar and a restaurant. There is an outdoor lounge area with a open air 'fireplace' and lounge chairs surrounding. It would be a nice place to relax on a warm day. Unfortunately the smell of cigarette smoke from employees on break was wafting around that area during the time I was out there. The bar area has some good local drafts and priced for food and drink seemed fair (ex. $6 for 16oz local draft) The restaurant Charley's had a good breakfast buffet with made to order pancakes, waffles, and omelets. They also have oatmeal with a nice selection of toppings, fresh fruit, pastries, bread, and cereals.
The room itself was ok. A big thing we noticed right away was the SMELL! There is some kind of fragrance that was sprayed in the room and it was potent. The scent wasn't even something that can be described as neutral. It was almost an artificial tutti frutti smell. I am not that sensitive to smells but my travel partner was- we opened the window and left the room so air it out for a few hours. When we returned a few hours later - no difference. We called down to the front desk and they said all the rooms smell that way and it is due to a spray that housekeeping use. They offered us a box fan. Not much help. If you are anyone you travel with has any kind of sensitivity or allergies to fragrances, I highly recommend staying elsewhere or asking to see a room before committing to staying here. I can see how some people would have problems.

The room itself was clean but seemed a little dated compared to the lobby. The bathroom was small and sink was separate from the toilet/shower area. The bed was comfortable enough. Noise levels were moderate-loud. You can definitely hear whatever was going on on the streets below, but it's a given with being in the city. The heat/fan unit was also pretty noisy.

Customer service as great at the front desk and Charley's was great, the people we spoke with were always friendly and helpful.

That all being said, I would only stay here again if I got a great deal because frankly, I don't think the hotel is worth the advertised rate.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 20, 2013

My niece and I stayed at the Marriott Portland Downtown/Convention Center last weekend and really enjoyed it. Three things made our stay great. First, the hotel is within easy walking distance of the MAX line. We came down on the train from Seattle and took transit to the Portland Saturday Market, Powell's Books, and the Japanese Garden. Secondly, this Courtyard is one of the few left that still has a great breakfast buffet. We used to stay at Courtyards all the time until they changed the restaurant set-up to the Bistro, which we don't care for. Lastly, the front desk staff was wonderful. Calla, in particular, made us feel welcome and went out of her way to provide us with information when we asked where we might go to listen to music in the evening. The fellow at the front desk the next morning was also very personable and helpful. Unfortunately, we forgot to get his name. Did I mention that the room was also very spacious, clean and comfortable? We would highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 18, 2013

Nice quite place to stay in Portland, Oregon. Near convention center and the Lloyd center. Staff was great and very helpful. The lobby bar was nice. This location has easy access to the west area of Portland as well as to the SE of portland.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 18, 2013

Not only conveniently located to public transportation and the Convention Center, this hotel is quiet, clean, and FRIENDLY. The staff go out of their way to be helpful and welcoming. Calla, at the front desk, was absolutely incredible, but all of the staff were outgoing and efficient.

I would happily stay here again.

Room Tip: The room was quite large and very comfortable. We worried about noise from the street, but they hav...
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 16, 2013

It wasn't completely clear if breakfast was included or not. Some employees at the front desk responded professionally about it; others not (very elusive, couldn't find the boss to double check, etc.)

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 11, 2013

Thank you to Joel, Chris, the wonderful cute blonde gal that was working when we checked in (I lost the note with her name - sorry nice blonde gal), the valets... and a great big thank you to the Charley's staff and Aly! We had wonderful, attentive service, and Aly is such a wonderful person! We laughed alot with him! What a fabulous team you have, answering our questions, helping my travel buddy with her crutches, a very comfortable room with a wonderful bed. You are our first choice for any trips we have to your area...

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled on business
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Address: 435 NE Wasco St, Portland, OR 97232-1105
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Location: United States > Oregon > Portland
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#17 Business Hotel in Portland
#18 Green Hotel in Portland
#21 Family Hotel in Portland
#37 Romantic Hotel in Portland
Price Range: $106 - $264 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Courtyard Portland Downtown/Convention Center 3*
Number of rooms: 202
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Courtyard Portland Downtown
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