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“Old timey, both good and bad”
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Hotel deLuxe
Ranked #4 of 141 Hotels in Portland
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“Old timey, both good and bad”
Reviewed August 8, 2013

This hotel had a lot of charm, but much like an eccentric old relative, we had to tiptoe around in our room to avoid bumping into it.

Pros: Walking into the lobby, past smiling doormen, you would be forgiven for thinking you'd been teleported into a glamorous black and white past. Reception staff are incredibly helpful and friendly.

Cons: The room we stayed in, at well over $150 a night, was decently appointed, but we felt like we were in New York City, it was so tiny. Too much furniture stuffed in too small a space. We didn't feel claustrophobic, but we were glad that we were just sleeping there. If we had had to spend much time in the room, I doubt we would have been happy campers.

Wifi is not included, generally. We got a special deal that included it. This is the 21st century. Unless you have a restrictive contract with a vendor, which I don't believe is the case here, suck it up and give people free wifi. It's damn near a human right now.

Hotel Deluxe is a very nice little hotel and I certainly can't say that it is not a good place to stay, but if we returned to Portland, we would probably look for another option before rebooking.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 7, 2013

We took two premier rooms at the Hotel Deluxe for two nights in July while visiting Portland and doing a day trip to Mount St Helens (a volcano well worth a visit). I chose the hotel because I was travelling with one of my nephews who is a film buff and I thought he'd appreciate the movie theming - which he did.

The hotel is well located for walking around Portland. You can get to the famous Rose Garden in a few minutes as well as downtown. There are lots of eating places, shops and bars in the not too distant vicinity.

Our rooms were spacious, but my brother and his partner, who took a regular double, said his room was rather small. The bathrooms are small and rather basic. The fabric of the hotel is a bit dated - no double glazing, so the bedroom windows are lined with chicken wire for safety - but this was made up for by the movie stills and other cinematic accoutrements that pepper the building and that give it unique character. I believe there is even a cinema on the top floor.

The restaurant served good food at dinner time and has a number of tables with padded curved banquettes in keeping with the movie theatre theme. Breakfast was fine as well. I didn't use the bar, but it looked atmospheric.

Desk staff, who doubled up as concierges, were friendly and helpful. Valet parking was available and well serviced.

Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Media, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed August 6, 2013

Great staff, clean hotel and restaurant, nice rooms. Convenient location, easy to get to/from airport, or mostly anywhere else on TriMet. Easy walking distance to restaurants, bars, stores, and the waterfront. Portland is beautiful, and I certainly felt safe walking all around the area alone. Easy to get a cab with a call to the front desk otherwise. Overall, superb value for our stay.

Room Tip: I'd try for an exterior room. Our view was of windows to other rooms.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Arcadia, California
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Reviewed August 5, 2013

This hotel is deluxe in every respect: the staff, the rooms, the decor throughout the entire establishment (lobby, restaurants, rooms, hallways). The decor was tasteful, engaging, and artistically presented, a beautiful museum of old Hollywood. Our dinner at Gracie's restaurant in the hotel was outstanding: ambiance, food quality with the use of local fresh ingredients and attractive presentation. For our 2nd night we wanted to try something different, and the desk clerk recommended an excellent Italian bistro right around the corner.

Room Tip: Ask! The staff is very accommodating.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Seattle
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Reviewed August 4, 2013

Hotel deLuxe has a great location in downtown Portland. The decor, old Hollywood, carried through on all the floors is great. I especially liked the "make it so" button on the phone instead of "front desk." We needed late checkout and they were so accommodating. The staff is friendly and very helpful. Our room was a good size, very clean, and comfortable. This was my first time staying at Hotel deLuxe, but it won't be my last!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Vancouver
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Reviewed July 28, 2013

We stayed here for two nights and enjoyed it. Friendly staff and walking distance to downtown Portland. Loved the old Hollywood glamour style. The room was a bit small, but clean and well maintained. Would stay here again! For cheaper parking, you can park around the block at a lower rate/night.

Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed July 27, 2013

My girlfriend and I spent 6 days in Portland and spent the majority staying at the Hotel deLuxe downtown. The hotel was just beautiful, and the staff was accommodating, friendly and attentive. When we arrived our room was still being prepared (and we arrived before check-in time, so no fault of the hotel), the folks at the front desk gave us two vouchers for food/drink at the hotel bar and restaurant! Nice! The location was great for catching the MAX or any number of city buses, as well as a couple rental car places within a few blocks. We left the city mid-stay to visit Cannon Beach, so we ended up staying in two separate rooms during our stay.
The first room was a cozy corner king deluxe room on the 7th.floor. We LOVED this room. It was small and comfortable, with lots of character and a beautiful corner view. The room made great use of the space with a really lovely bathroom and spacious closet. The second time around we ended up being, quite generously, upgraded to their "honeymoon" suite aptly named the Round Room for the round bed! Hah! This room was honestly not our favorite as it was way too large for our needs and the layout was a little awkward. The room was long and rectangular with the room entrance at one end and the bathroom at the other, leaving a sort of vast empty space in between. The round bed was understandably a little awkward hah, and was just smushed by the door with little room for bedside tables. It wasn't very romantic in my opinion but we got a good laugh out of it!
Overall, beautiful rooms and decor, and that first room was a gem. Really lovely, kind staff. Very friendly and gave great recommendations for transportation, parking, and food.
When booking, definitely request a high floor for the view. A corner room, even better!

Room Tip: ask for a high floor, corner room if you can get it!
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel deLuxe
Address: 729 SW 15th Avenue, Portland, OR 97205-1906
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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 ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Portland
#4 Luxury Hotel in Portland
#4 Romantic Hotel in Portland
#5 Family Hotel in Portland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel deLuxe 4*
Number of rooms: 130
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