My husband and I stayed at The White House for a weekend getaway, and we were very impressed. The house itself is spectacular- beautiful architecture, painstakingly restored, and very welcoming. The decor is incredible, with high ceilings, shining mahogany mouldings, and elegant paintings and murals, even though I was a little afraid of accidentally knocking over one of the many huge antique vases at times. The staff was very friendly and we were greeted straightaway by the owner upon our arrival, and shown around the premises. There were fresh-baked oatmeal butterscotch-chocolate chip cookies waiting in our room along with chocolate truffles and wine (which we didn't drink as there was an extra fee required). Bath products in the large private bathroom were from Molton Brown, and there was a hair dryer and even a curling iron provided for our use! We gave our planned breakfast time the night before, and upon waking up and heading downstairs found our food ready and waiting. Lanning (the owner) is an excellent cook, and we feasted on fruit salad, fresh chocolate-peanut butter scones, and amazing eggs Benedict with prosciutto and breakfast potatoes (vegan breakfast available on request), and bottomless coffee, tea, and juice. The staff was very courteous and helpful, yet not overly formal or stuffy. Overall a great experience- we would definitely stay here again!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Built in the image of the White House and opulently furnished by Chef/Owner/Collector, Lanning Blanks. Every room is uniquely different and beautifully appointed. Come enjoy our fresh baked cookies... Chocolates and full amazing breakfast! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Portland`s White House Hotel Portland