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“water, please”
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Paramount Hotel
Ranked #9 of 142 Hotels in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
San Francisco, California
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“water, please”
Reviewed July 23, 2014

A little friendlier staff could improve this place...reception staff was stiff and short on greeting, concierge was hardly around, and doormen were not opening doors (normally this would not bother me but their doors were very heavy to open, especially when I'm carrying g packages.)
Rooms were clean but they need to leave bottles of water...when we asked for water from the front desk on the way out, they told us to go to the vending machines located at another floor. I noticed that they gave away bottles of water to other guests (favoritism?).
What's good ? The location was perfect..in the heart of downtown near Pioneer Square and great restaurants and food trucks. Love the close proximity to public transportation. The room was spacious and well lit with two large windows. The shower/tub can use a handlebar . I would stay again but would tell the front desk people to be more helpful, friendly and available.

Room Tip: Ask for a corner room
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
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Hendersonville, United States
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30 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed July 21, 2014

We let our travel agent book this hotel and she was spot on. We had a front corner room, 6th floor, overlooking the square. It was charming to see the activities taking place, with kids playing in the wading fountain, life size chess being played and any musical groups giving everyone a little lift and enjoyment. Room was great size, bath quite sufficient as well. Lighting over the sink was a bit poor, but if you don't obsess with putting on makeup, it's easily overlooked. Rooms very quiet, even with construction going on across the square. There were two new restaurants just opened and staff was lacking info., so we went else where for dinner. The city is walkable and lets you see all the different sections with different personalities. Don't forget to try Cacao for a serious chocolate experience. We never had a bad cup of coffee or meals! I can't say enough about Portland, so now it's your turn visit.

Room Tip: No need to have a corner room, as possibly there will be an office bldg. and don't need the extr...
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Green Features: Trashcans in bedroom area are separated into two sections for recyclables, nice to see.
  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
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Redondo Beach
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed July 17, 2014

I've stayed at this hotel twice now and always enjoy my stay. The staff is friendly and helpful, the rooms are spacious and well equipped, and the location couldn't be better. All the downtown restaurants are close by and the light rail is only a block or two away, making it easy to access from PDX.

I have a great corner room on the 14th floor, very quiet with a view over the city. The room was spacious and comfortable, with a large desk and a nice corner chair for reading. The bathroom was fabulous, with a huge shower and a large tub with jets (which sadly I didn't get time to use!)

Room Tip: Higher rooms seem quieter, plus you have a nice view of the city. There's often an event with mu...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
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Portland_Paramount, General Manager at Paramount Hotel, responded to this review, July 18, 2014
Lisa M thank you for great review and being a regular guest!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
2 reviews
Reviewed July 17, 2014

What a lovely experience! Well-appointed rooms, incredibly comfortable beds, friendly staff, beautiful building, ideal location right on Director's Park. I was in town for an annual conference and have already made my reservations for next year.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
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Portland_Paramount, General Manager at Paramount Hotel, responded to this review, July 18, 2014
Wonderful Christy M, look forward to having you back next year!

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Adelaide, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed July 17, 2014

This property is so easy to get from the airport on the MAX (light rail) - $2.50 fare and a stop barely two (very short) blocks from the stop - and only a block to the stop to return to the airport. The Paramount fronts a public square and is a classically built and refurbished property in the heart of downtown Portland on the edge of the arts district. A block from Portland's largest theatre and walking distance to a plethora of bars, restaurants and coffee spots this hotel is in an excellent location.

The property is clean and extremely well maintained. The rooms are large and the furniture extremely comfortable.

The staff are lovely - from the moment of walking to the door to departure all the staff are most helpful and accommodating.

The on site restaurant and bar are well above the cut of most hotel in house facilities.

We will definitely use The Paramount again.

Room Tip: Overlook the square.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled solo
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Portland_Paramount, General Manager at Paramount Hotel, responded to this review, July 18, 2014
Thanks ADJ57 and happy to see that you had enjoyed Swank & Swine!

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Los Angeles, California
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed July 14, 2014

The Paramount Hotel is a great value. Rooms are updated and very clean, including a mini refrigerator and coffee maker. We had a balcony room overlooking the park which was very nice, we could see all the activities of the city right outside our window.

The location is perfect, great local bars and restaurants within 2 blocks and the newly opened restaurant and bar, Swank & Swine, were nice spots with an upscale menu. You'll be within a 10 min walk to the Pearl District and Old Town Portland, no need for transportation. But if you need to get around the hotel is very close to public transportation.

The staff were pleasant and helpful. Benjamin gave great tips for local spots, he nailed it!

Next trip to Portland we're staying at the Paramount Hotel for its location and value.

Room Tip: Lower rooms have options for small balconies to balconies with patio furniture.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Portland_Paramount, General Manager at Paramount Hotel, responded to this review, July 17, 2014
pskalsky, thank you for the review and see on your next trip to Portland!

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Sebastopol, California
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed July 14, 2014

This is a quality, upscale hotel...from the front door to the rooms. I would stay here again. The reception was very pleasant and we were able to check in 3 hours earlier. We had a lovely corner room on the 5th floor....very nice light and views. The room was clean, and the bed was very comfortable.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Portland_Paramount, Director of Sales at Paramount Hotel, responded to this review, July 17, 2014
Arvada D, thank you for the lovely review!
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Property: Paramount Hotel
Address: 808 SW Taylor St, Portland, OR 97205-3020
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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 ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Family Hotel in Portland
#9 Business Hotel in Portland
#10 Romantic Hotel in Portland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Paramount Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 154
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
“As personable as Portland,” The Paramount Hotel offers guests professional and efficient service with genuine care and concern. Located in downtown Portland, Ore. the property combines the personal touch of a boutique hotel with comfortable and contemporary touches. ... more   less 
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