I have stayed at the Crowne Plaza twice before, approximately 1 year apart each time. I do like to try different places, but when I find one that is exceptional and centrally located, I will come back to it.
The rooms are very nicely appointed, with everything necessary for a very comfortable stay. Beds are the best, and I usually have difficulty with hotel beds (too soft, too hard), as I have back problems, so getting a good nights sleep can be an issue. Not so with the beds at the Crowne. I've always been able to sleep through the night.
Love the setup in the bathroom, I have only partial sight in one eye, so the addition of the swing out-lighted-dual magnifying mirror is perfect for applying makeup. (Where can I get one of those?!)
We always carry a small plug-in cooler with us to keep drinks cold on our travels, the refridgerator in the room was adequate, so between the two, we did fine with our cold foods.
I found the addition of the Keurig coffee maker very nice. I don't drink coffee myself, but my MIL does, and it was nice to be able to make just the one cup for her first of the morning. What I didn't know, was that they also have the tea, which is my drink, so I was able to make a fresh, hot (read:not nuked) cut of tea in the morning, which was a pleasant surprise. I always carry my own tea bags with me, so it was nice not to have to dig those out.
Maid service was very discreet, I always tip the housekeepers, I feel they are particularly deserving of the kudos for the service they provide.
My favorite was the restaurant. We upgraded so that we could utilize the continental breakfast, it wasn't necessary to use it, as with the upgrade, we were given gift cards entitling us to a free regular breakfast in the restaurant. The extra few dollars for the upgrade was well worth it, in my opinion. We had dinner the first night, and surprisingly, the same waiter served us who did a year earlier. What was even more surprising, was, he actually remembered us. My daughter hopped the streetcar from her dorm and met us in the restaurant for dinner, Octavio brought our appetizers and drinks, then kept an eye on us until she showed up and we could order the meal. He was very engaging and took very good care of us. He showed the same attention to detail 2 mornings later, when we went in for breakfast.
When we first stayed in 2009, there was no charge for parking, but in 2011 and then this visit, I was slightly bothered by the $15.00 nightly charge for parking. I've noticed this seems to be a trend with more of the 3+ star hotels, the only problem I have with it is, there is sometimes no disclosure at the time of booking that this is an extra charge.
All in all, I have always been very comfortable and treated very well at the Crowne Plaza Portland.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Portland hotel is close to Oregon Convention Center Located just off I-5, in the heart of downtown Portland, the recently renovated Crowne Plaza Portland - Downtown - Convention Center is a great place to base your next trip to Portland. With a convenient location near Portland International Airport (PDX) and Fareless Square, you will find that getting around the city is a breeze. Within walking distance of our hotel in Portland are major venues like the Oregon Convention Center, Rose Garden Arena and Memorial Coliseum, and our hotel shuttle service is available to take you to these facilities. Also, our hotel is near Fareless Square, where Portland's MAX light rail system will take you downtown, free of charge. Some of the city's best dining, shopping and tourist attractions are within in walking distance of our hotel. Portland's Lloyd Center Mall, just over a mile away, offers great shopping opportunities, or if you'd rather, you can find a quiet haven within the city at the Portland Classical Chinese Gardens, located just over a mile from our downtown Portland hotel. Additionally, we're not far from Portland's Pearl District, the city's most colorful and creative district. Our hotel near Portland International has 11 meeting rooms that can be tailored to fit the needs of your event. With new audio/visual options and free high-speed Internet access, come see why the Crowne Plaza Portland is the Place to Meet. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Crowne Plaza Portland-Downtown Hotel Portland
- Holiday Inn Portland
- Portland Crowne Plaza