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“My New Favorite Portland Hotel” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Courtyard Portland City Center

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Courtyard Portland City Center
Ranked #23 of 138 Hotels in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeadersPlatinum level
San Francisco, California
1 review
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“My New Favorite Portland Hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2011

Let me start off by saying that I 100% echo all of the other 5-star reviews if this hotel! If you didn't rate this a 5-star, I wonder if you stayed at the same place. I travel to Portland quite frequently and have had the opportunity to stay at all the great hotels there such as Hotel Lucia, Hotel Monaco, The Nines, The Westin, The Paramount, and Hotel DeLuxe. If you can't tell, I like cool and hip boutique hotel experiences.

Hotel Lucia used to be my standard in Portland until I stayed at the Courtyard City Center. Right from the moment the super friendly valet welcomed me and the personable front desk agent checked me, I knew this was going to be great. Plus, the interior design of the hotel is hip, cool, and new!

Here is short list of the specific things I love about the Courtyard City Center:

- Friendly, helpful team (i'm not even an elite Marriott member)
- Nice spacious rooms
- FREE WIFI!!!
- Great location in downtown Portland (near the famous Portland food trucks and the Pearl)
- Great on-site restaurant, The Original, fit for foodies (not typical in a Courtyard)
- FREE Stumptown Coffee in the morning (I went down for 3 refills!)
- It's not a budget buster

The Courtyard City Center definitely deserve a higher TA ranking and is my new Portland standard. I look forward to my next stay there.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled on business
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1 Thank RCA77
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CourtyardPDXGM, General Manager at Courtyard Portland City Center, responded to this review, March 24, 2011
WOW! What a really nice review. We are all very happy that you enjoy our hotel so much, especially the fact you rated us as 5 Star. We strive very hard to please all our guests and comments such as yours brings big smiles to our employees.

Thank you, Thank you. We will see you on your next trip to Portland.

Best,
Eric Paul | GENERAL MANAGER
Courtyard by Marriott Portland City Center- A Boutique Hotel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2011

Got a great deal on this on line. Great location, great price, great room. Parking in the area is annoying though. But I highly recommend this hotel. The adjoining restaurant, called The Original, is great and not some cheezy hotel eatery.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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CourtyardPDXGM, General Manager at Courtyard Portland City Center, responded to this review, March 16, 2011
Thank you for taking the time out to write a review on TripAdvisor. I am pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you found our hotel to be a great experience. We hope to see you again at our hotel the next time you travel to our great city.

Best,
Eric Paul | GENERAL MANAGER
Courtyard by Marriott Portland City Center- A Boutique Hotel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2011

All around, an excellent hotel. Well equipped, comfortable, accommodating and very friendly. Restaurant offers incredibly creative food at extremely reasonable prices. Rooms are modern, comfortable, well appointed and - most important to me - clean.

I travel throughout the US, Asia and Europe on business about 10 weeks a year, generally staying at four star hotels at 4 or 5 times the price. This Courtyard is just as good as those places based on the value and class of service.

Highly recommend.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled solo
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1 Thank losangelesnativeone
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CourtyardPDXGM, General Manager at Courtyard Portland City Center, responded to this review, March 16, 2011
Thank you for the nice review on TripAdvisor. I happy to know that you found our hotel to be equal to that of the 4 and 5 star hotels you are acustomed to staying at. We hope that when your travels call for Portland again, that you will stay with us!

Best,

Eric Paul | GENERAL MANAGER
Courtyard by Marriott Portland City Center- A Boutique Hotel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2011

Awesome hotel. The staff was outstanding. The stylish room was extremely clean and very nice. Great location close to shopping and restaurants.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with family
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CourtyardPDXGM, General Manager at Courtyard Portland City Center, responded to this review, February 22, 2011
Thank you for taking the time to post a review on TripAdvisor. Iam happy to learn that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you found the staff to be outstanding. We hope that the next time you are in Portland that you stay with us!

Thank you!

Eric Paul | GENERAL MANAGER
Courtyard by Marriott Portland City Center- A Boutique Hotel
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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2011

I stayed at this hotel two nights while visiting Portland and I could not have been more pleased. The staff was very friendly and helpful, and really made me feel welcome. The hotel was recently renovated and feels very modern. Besides, the rooms are well appointed and comfortable.

It was my first time in Portland, and not only would I visit again, but I would definitely pick this hotel again! All in all, this is certainly one of the best Courtyard hotels out there.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank bvalembois
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CourtyardPDXGM, General Manager at Courtyard Portland City Center, responded to this review, February 11, 2011
We are glad that you chose our hotel for your first time to Portland and that you will choose us again. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and that the staff was friendly, helpful and made you feel welcome. We look forward to seeing you again.

Best,

Eric Paul | GENERAL MANAGER
Courtyard by Marriott Portland City Center- A Boutique Hotel
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Olympia, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2011

Portland is only a few hour drive from our home. We love it there. There are so many fun things to do, and we try to do a weekend visit three or four times a year. As Marriott Rewards members we usually stick with Marriott properties. There are number of really good Marriott options in the Portland area, but this one is probably the best.

The Courtyard is a smaller self-described "boutique" hotel that has sort of a unique personality for a Marriott, which is pretty consistent with the personality of Portland itself. It's a green" hotel" and they will actually reward with 500 points if you have only every third day maid service. You'll also find recycling waste baskets in your room.

The front desk staff is friendly, efficient, and helpful. William and the crew will help you out with anything you need.

The hotel is walking distance (or a free Max ride) from great restaurants, music, shopping, parks, etc. etc., etc. The on-site restaurant is passable, but in a city full of great restaurants that are an easy walk, it's probably not your best choice.

Hint: For those of you who are willing to walk a block or two to park your car, you can save quite a bit by parking in one of the secured 24 hr. garages that are nearby.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank 12345luv2travel
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CourtyardPDXGM, General Manager at Courtyard Portland City Center, responded to this review, February 11, 2011
We are happy that you found our hotel to be " A Great Choice in Downtown Portland" We also are happy that the the staff was friendly, efficient and helpful. I am sorry that you found our restaurant to be passable. We hope that you give it another try. It has become a local favorite and it gets rave reviews from many of our guests.

We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Best,

Eric Paul | GENERAL MANAGER
Courtyard by Marriott Portland City Center- A Boutique Hotel
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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2011

My wife and I stayed here for a long weekend and had an excellent experience. The staff greeted us with a smile each time we returned to the hotel. Our room was clean, quiet and comfortable with modern decor, and the free internet was a plus. The location cannot be beaten - walkable to everything in the Pearl District and close to public transportation. Our rate included parking so we didn't have to pay the $29/day others paid, so look for that rate if you stay here. This will be our go-to hotel when we visit Portland again. One of the best hotel experiences I have had. The restaurant was good, too.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Tall_MD
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CourtyardPDXGM, General Manager at Courtyard Portland City Center, responded to this review, February 11, 2011
Your review made all of us smile. Just the fact it was "one of the best hotel experiences you have ever had" . Thank you for the kind comments.

We look forward to your return.

Best,


Eric Paul | GENERAL MANAGER
Courtyard by Marriott Portland City Center- A Boutique Hotel
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Property: Courtyard Portland City Center
Address: 550 SW Oak St, Portland, OR 97204-1700
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Location: United States > Oregon > Portland > Downtown
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:
#1 Green Hotel in Portland
#18 Business Hotel in Portland
#20 Family Hotel in Portland
#28 Romantic Hotel in Portland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Courtyard Portland City Center 3.5*
Number of rooms: 256
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Whether you're traveling for business or pleasure, the Courtyard by Marriott® City Center hotel near downtown Portland, Oregon's Pearl District provides you with everything you'll need. From spacious guest rooms to our business center and on-site restaurant with classic American cuisine, this Pearl District, Portland hotel's amenities and services offer the perfect "Rose City" experience in the downtown Portland. ... more   less 
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