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Kimpton RiverPlace Hotel
Ranked #1 of 141 Hotels in Portland
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Atwater, Minnesota
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“What a treat”
Reviewed April 23, 2013

This is an excellent hotel and you will not be disappointed. The rooms are clean and decorated with very up to date furnishings and the beds are comfortable. The shower is super. The light between the two beds was bulky and awkward, but maybe that's the new look...not practical if you're trying to talk with the person in the other bed. The front desk folks are VERY helpful and nice. One even gave me the three stamps I needed to mail postcards. Their advice about the city was accurate. We used this hotel as a base to explore the downtown area and picked up a nearby tram easily for $1.00. All day rate was $5.00. Valet parking the car was $31/night which I thought was high, but this is a nice hotel and in San Francisco it would have cost $40 for a self park. The view of the Willamette River is calming and a treat to look out to over and over. Lots of folks use the walking path along the waters edge below and so did we. I especially enjoyed watching the rowing groups. I was also VERY pleased to see dogs here and there including an absolutely adorable golden retriever pup behind the front desk. It was a great vacation experience and clearly an example of you get what you pay for..

Room Tip: Upgrading to river side is worth it at this hotel if you have time to enjoy the view.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Ryan K, General Manager at Kimpton RiverPlace Hotel, responded to this review, April 25, 2013
Very nice review. Sounds like the only thing we need to work on is that new lamp placement. We will find a better location for it. Thanks for the well detailed feedback.
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Applegate, Oregon
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Reviewed April 22, 2013

We've just returned home from a Portland weekend get-away. Lucky enough to get tickets for the Prince concert we decided to make it a whole weekend and stay two nights at RiverPlace. Kimpton properties always have it going on, and RiverPlace is no exception. With an ideal location on the Waterfront, the amenities, cleanliness and Kimpton style, kept us comfortable and well rested. All staff from valet to front desk were friendly, extremely accommodating and helpful, ensuring that all needs during our stay were met. Happy to place RiverPlace Hotel on our must-return list.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Reviewed April 22, 2013

Like most people on these sites... i travel quite a bit. I have to say that this hotel is one of my favorite all time hotels. The location is great, it's small enough to get in and out of quickly and the SERVICE IS PERFECT! There's no on-site gym but even better, they have a relationship with a full-service fitness center a block away that is better than any on-site gym you'll ever have. Can't say enough about this place. Great hotel in a great city.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
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Nashville, Tennessee
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Reviewed April 21, 2013 via mobile

I love Kimpton hotels - this hotel deserved 5 rating but since it did not have a fitness center or spa I could not give it 5 stars. Kimpton recently took over and updated this property. It does not feel like other Kimpton city-based properties but it is very very very nice inside and has the Kimpton amenities of morning coffee and evening wine. Join the Kimpton program to get free internet and mini-bar credit. We loved visiting Portland and loved the waterfront location of this hotel. It is a short walk to downtown shops and restaurants. I would definitely stay here again when in Portland.

Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Ryan K, General Manager at Kimpton RiverPlace Hotel, responded to this review, April 23, 2013
Ok Ok I understand if you don’t want to give us 5 stars because we don’t have a fitness center onsite but… we do offer our guest full access to the RiverPlace Athletic Club one block from the hotel. It has 2 full basketball courts, Olympic size swimming pool, spa, and a ton of workout equipment. Not many hotels can offer that!
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Reviewed April 16, 2013

There are three nice Kimpton's in Portland, each with noteworthy and distinctly different locations. This one is different from many Kimptons in that it's location is slightly removed from the frequent "heart of downtown" locale, and it started out as a hotel under different ownership as opposed to being a converted, renovated post office, warehouse, etc. It has a great, serene location in a park-like setting along side the Willamette River. The river view rooms are large and suite-like with nice vistas. And it is only a 5-15 minute walk to food cart pods, Pioneer Square, the heart of downtown, etc. Excellent, welcoming staff, and a first rate, creative bartender.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Ryan K, General Manager at Kimpton RiverPlace Hotel, responded to this review, April 18, 2013
Thank you! It’s great to now have 3 Kimpton’s to choose from in Portland. Glad you enjoyed our new cocktail menu at 3 Degrees. I will be sure to share your review with our lead bartender!
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Kirkland, WA
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Reviewed April 15, 2013

Really loved the feel of this hotel - the service was excellent! The room was so clean, very quiet, and comfortable. We loved the bed. We specifically chose this hotel because of the location and because it is pet friendly. They definitely treated our dog like she was more than welcome! It was within walking distance of everything!

My only complaint is that the valet parking (your only option on the property) was $31/night. It would have been nice to know about that ahead of time!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Ryan K, General Manager at Kimpton RiverPlace Hotel, responded to this review, April 16, 2013
Glad you enjoyed yourself and glad that the staff took such great care of your dog while you were visiting. Sorry that you thought the parking price was a little steep. The cost is pretty comparable to all other hotels in the area. It is true you can find cheaper parking the area but it’s a bit of a hassle, it’s not as secure, and you don’t get the pleasure of interacting with the best Valets in the city! Thanks for taking the time to write a review. Hope to see you soon.
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Reviewed April 13, 2013

Excellent service! From the valet, to the front desk, from the maid service, to the lounge, you will not be disappointed. The rooms are newly renovated and interesting in their decor. The beds are comfortable and the extra overhead shower was a nice plus to our room choice. I have two teenage boys who appreciated the gym/swimming activities at the athletic club which was adjacent to the hotel. A great location to the city sights and restaurants as well as a nice walking area to lead you through the parks and along the waterfront. Love to stay here when we come to Portland.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Ryan K, General Manager at Kimpton RiverPlace Hotel, responded to this review, April 16, 2013
The athletic club is great for the teenager. Basketball courts, swimming pool, indoor track, I love that they got a chance to blow off some steam. Thanks for sharing your feedback.
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Property: Kimpton RiverPlace Hotel
Address: 1510 SW Harbor Way, Portland, OR 97201-5105 (Formerly RiverPlace Hotel, A Larkspur Collection Hotel)
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Location: United States > Oregon > Portland > Downtown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Portland
#1 Luxury Hotel in Portland
#2 Romantic Hotel in Portland
#3 Family Hotel in Portland
#11 Green Hotel in Portland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Kimpton RiverPlace Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 84
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stay Tranquil. A landmark presence on the riverfront, Kimpton RiverPlace Hotel captures the innovative essence and intimate hospitality of the Pacific Northwest. A haven of warmth and tranquility, RiverPlace is a charming refuge located at the base of Portland's city center. Stay closely connected or blissfully removed - RiverPlace is an immersion in care, comfort and quality. The hotel offers personalized experiences tailored to guest's individual needs and interests, from complimentary wireless high speed Internet, DVD players and complimentary access to the Oregon Athletic Club at RiverPlace. Guests also enjoy our Three Degrees Waterfront Bar & Grill, one of the city's most popular spots. Everything about this restaurant feels welcoming and comfortable - including our guests. ... more   less 
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