This is a newer property located on the outside of downtown Portland, providing easy access to anywhere in the city. We had two different rooms there and I feel the staff went above and beyond to accommodate guests, while being very friendly. The rooms were nice but had some issues that should have been fixed-although nothing major, just in need of maintenance. The breakfast and evening social were good, but fell short of other Residence Inn properties. The staff failed to keep the food stocked and fresh, and although they were friendly, were painfully incompetent in terms of ensuring a clean well stocked area and communicating with guests. The food temperature varied widely, the dishes that were "clean" had left over food debris and coffee grinds on and in them. The property was clean other than that. The beds in the room were above what most other limited service Marriott brands have, providing outstanding comfort and clean, crisp linens. The chairs and sofas in the rooms were dated and worn but they put vinyl slip covers over the arms to attempt to hide this. Although it is close proximity to the freeway noise was never an issue, and it appears they have soundproof windows. The biggest complaint I have along with most guests and reviewers was the parking fee. I have no problem paying $50 a night in New York or San Francisco but $26 per night at this property that has ample parking and is not really even in downtown (Portland) is outrageous. I would rather pay a higher room rate than pay for such an overinflated parking fee. There is obviously no valet (this is a Residence Inn) but plenty of spaces and it is on site. This is just a revenue generator for the hotel which is understandable, but a more reasonable fee and a slightly higher room rate over this absurdly high fee would be expected and appreciated in a city like Portland. It is within walking distance of downtown, the waterfront, and very good restaurants including Pizza Shimitza, a staple in the fabulous selection of Portland Restaurants. I would recommend this hotel when you stay in Portland especially if you are traveling with family.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The newly renovated Marriott Residence Inn - Portland Downtown RiverPlace hotel is in downtown Portland near the Tom McCall Waterfront Park in the South Waterfront District. This all-suite hotel is the closest hotel to Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU) and is also near Portland State University. The Marriott Residence Inn Portland Downtown at RiverPlace is near downtown Portland's shopping and entertainment district and the hotel features their own stop on the Portland Streetcar line for convenient access everywhere. The Portland Aerial Tram is a short distance on foot as well. This downtown Portland hotel is minutes from the Oregon Convention Center and the Moda Center, home of the Portland Trail Blazers. This extended stay Marriott hotel is located less than 10 miles from the Portland International Airport and is adjacent to the Willamette River featuring accessible walking and jogging paths along the downtown Waterfront. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Residence Inn Portland Downtown / Riverplace Hotel Portland
- Portland Residence Inn