Evocative of a 1930s Hollywood hotel, the Hotel deLuxe provides an excellent upscale experience at a reasonable price.
Rooms: The King Deluxe room was large (see pictures), with a massive flat-screen TV and an iPod station. The art deco-style bed was huge and incredibly comfortable. All that the drizzly rain outside ... my fiancé and I would have preferred to stay in bed all day and watch movies on that huge TV.
There is a pillow menu that allows you to call and place an order for the type of pillow you prefer, and the "make it so" button on the phone cracked us up.
Our room was located in the back half of the building, where you could hear no street noise whatsoever. The view was of the buildings around us and the hills just west of Portland.
Location: Conveniently located in downtown Portland. I should point out that it is technically across I-405, which should not make a difference, as it is within an extremely short walk from most restaurants, shops, parks, museums, etc. The MAX light rail runs along the side of the hotel, making it easy to get around.
Meals: Didn’t try room service, but we ate at Gracie’s (in-hotel restaurant) for breakfast on a Saturday. There seemed to be several regulars there, probably explained by the delicious omelettes and pancakes.
Other: This is an architecturally beautiful structure. The recent renovation is truly amazing, with obvious care given to both the scale of the larger rooms and the small details. Portland is lucky to have a hotel with this sort of historical elegance and charm!
The workout room could use some improvement. I fully realize my fiancé and I belong to the minority of guests who choose to work out while on vacation, but it was incredibly small and about 110° when we used it at 11 p.m. It needs more equipment and additional space.
Having to pay $10 a day for Wi-Fi should be a thing of the past. The connection was remarkably slow. Internet access is a part of life and fully expected at hotels ... travelers need to check flights, look up restaurants, addresses, etc. It should just be there as part of the room, like the TV, radio or phone.
Bottom line: Like other reviewers have mentioned, you feel special here. The atmosphere is fantastic and I would definitely recommend and stay at the Hotel deLuxe again.
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- Also Known As:
- Deluxe Hotel Portland