I was there to run the Portland marathon and was highly impressed with this Courtyard. The hotel was sold-out and I never felt like there was a stampede of people at any time.
Getting to the hotel was easy as I took MAX light rail, you can either take the red line and walk west three blocks or take the red line and change at the Rose center to the green line which drops on you on the corner of the hotel. It is $2.50 one way, the rail is clean and safe.
The front lobby had a hip feel with some great music plyaing. My checkin was very fast, helpful with information and professional. I was on the 12th floor with a great view. The room was the standard Courtyard room, spacious, clean nicely decorated and comfortable. There was a minifrig in the room which came in handy. The water pressure was great and there was an extra set of towels in the bathroom.
I did not use the gym as I was there for the marathon. I did use the diner attached to the hotel, the breakfast was excellent. The rest of the menu for lunch and dinner looked impressive. The hotel location is ideal. It is minutes walk from the Pearl district, the waterfront, old town and the rest of downtown area. You are only a 15 minute light rail ride to the Lloyd district. The rest of Portland is extemely accesible by mass transit. I would only recommend a car for a tight schedule, if you are mass transit phobic or you need to get way outside of the city.
The Valet and bell men were always on the spot with assitance and helpful information.
Portland is a great city to spend a quick trip. My one negative of the city is the city farther's need to do something to control the excessive amount of homeless on almost every corner, which is no relfection on the Courtyard.
I would recommend this hotel as rates are great typically
- 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
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Hotels.com, Orbitz, Travelocity, Hotwire, TripOnline SA, Ctrip TA, Priceline, Marriott, Cheap Tickets, Cancelon, getaroom.com and HRS so you can book your Courtyard Portland City Center reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Courtyard By Marriott Portland City Hotel Portland