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Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront
Ranked #22 of 144 Hotels in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 22, 2013

I stayed here for a week for business, and the experience was great. Our room was clean and easy to maintain heat/cool without a rattling a/c unit. The staff was extremely gracious and helpful, even during a hectic check in/out for a large conference, where they exhibited real grace under pressure. The location is optimal-walking distance to shopping and food, and the light rail (which is cheap and convenient) has a stop only a block away. Parking is expensive, but there's a parking lot right behind the hotel that cost us $14/day (plus in/out charges). We had breakfast provided by our conference but using the hotel catering-and every day it was delicious and provided variety.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed May 20, 2013

My wife and I visited Portland, OR, in mid-May 2013 for our son's wedding, staying at the Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront. We initially had a bit of "sticker shock" with the $32.00/day valet parking, but the overall service in the hotel made it worthwhile.

We were greeted by name in the TRUSS dining room. The breakfast omelet chef was spectacular; outstanding service. Beautiful view over the Willamet River, and great photo of Mount Hood at dawn.

Room Tip: Go high, with river view
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 17, 2013

This is a large Marriott convention hotel with a big lobby bar, escalators, and fast elevators to the highrise hotel towers. Some rooms overlook the Willamette River and park running through downtown Portland. The hotel is beautifully decorated and maintained. We found every space to be clean. All parking is valet; if you prefer to save $32 a day, you may choose one of many public parking facilities that surround the hotel. There is a convenience to using the valet though. Portland has many one-way streets downtown and many special lanes for public transit so it can be a little confusing. Rates can exceed $20/day at some public garages during the week as well. The hotel has at least one concierge floor. Front desk service is very efficient. We tried the restaurant for breakfast. The menu encourages you to choose the buffet which is average. The dining space looks more like a former meeting room than a restaurant. With many dining options in the downtown area, I'd suggest trying something with more Portland flavor unless you prefer the convenience of room service. Our guestroom was very comfortable and tastefully decorated in classic Marriott style. The hotel's location makes the entire downtown very walkable and I can't over-emphasize the beautiful views you can experience from upper floors.

Room Tip: Try an upper floor for the view. Some rooms overlook the Willamette River and park - great for peo...
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 17, 2013

I think the lobby looks nice, but isn't the most warm and inviting. Look to Kimpton properties in Portland if you want that.

My room faced the river over the main entrance area. It was a nice view and it didn't seem to require paying more (maybe good luck?). The room however was old and had that old room smell. It was one of those rooms where the 1/2 inch of carpet up against the walls has a gray haze on it (uncleaned dirt) and that extends to about 1 inch in the corners. The "gray edge" carpet syndrome is a quick way I judge the upkeep, age, and cleanliness of a room, and this room failed quite poorly on this test. The furniture was old and stained. Bathtub stained and chipped. There's a plunger next to the toilet..despite sign that says it is sanitized, this is just tacky.

Overall, this is to avoid unless you have to stay here for some reason (e.g., business associates staying here due to their rewards points, etc). It also doesn't have much of a family feeling, and seems to be mostly business people.

I'd put this way below the best places to stay in Portland.

Room Tip: Try to get river view.
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed May 15, 2013

The hotel is in a good downtown location. It sits across the street from the river. The room I stayed in had a nice view of Mt. Hood & the river, as well as a small balcony. The room was comfortable and clean, and the staff very accommodating and friendly. If you stay on the concierge level you breakfast included and the hors d'oeuvres & drinks throughout the day/evening. I would definitely stay here again when in Portland.

Room Tip: Stay on a high level fro better views
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 14, 2013

The hotel gave us an awesome experience. We got a chance to visit Portland for a day and have an amazing stay here! We were very happy with the stay. The rooms were very clean and our view was awesome!

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 13, 2013

I spent the night at your hotel on Friday night with my mom and sister, to celebrate Mother's Day weekend. We loved the prime location and amazing river view. My sister used the fitness center as well. I was able to park my car in my reserved parking space at my office about 7 or 8 minutes away, to avoid the hefty $32 parking fee. (Even in Honolulu, the parking fees are more in the range of $20/day.)

The only down side to our experience was that we had three people in our room and only two paper coffee cups. My sister called down for additional coffee and actual mugs (after seeing the sign in the coffee kit that mugs were available). They never appeared. She even called down AGAIN to ask one more time, and still...no coffee. (The woman who answered said she'd "check on it.") We finally nabbed some coffee and an additional cup from the maid's cart in the hallway...but were disappointed with the lack of service.

Room Tip: If you pay the extra for the river view, request a room on the higher floors. We were on the 12th fl...
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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Address: 1401 SW Naito Parkway, Portland, OR 97201
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Location: United States > Oregon > Portland > Downtown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#11 Luxury Hotel in Portland
#36 Romantic Hotel in Portland
#41 Business Hotel in Portland
Price Range: $153 - $296 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront 4*
Number of rooms: 503
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Plan a memorable getaway to Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront. Our upscale hotel in Portland, Oregon sits along the Willamette River in the heart of the action offering city and waterfront views. Enjoy our perfect location near Keller Auditorium, Riverplace Marina and Portland State University. ... more   less 
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