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Kimpton RiverPlace Hotel
Ranked #1 of 144 Hotels in Portland
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Reviewed October 16, 2013

This is day four in Portland. Please don't tell my wife, but where I am staying is better than home. The food is better. The bed is better. It's quieter. And no one in the bar is asking, "Isn't that your second Jameson?" Everyone I meet seems happy to see me and they even offer to do things for me that might make my stay more enjoyable. They laugh when I say something funny. They call me "Mister." I've seen them do this to others, but I'm not jealous. I know, as far as they're concerned, I'm one-of-a-kind. Others may talk about the views along the river in downtown Portland, but it's the experience inside that makes the difference.

Room Tip: Ask for the waterfront.
  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled on business
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Ryan K, General Manager at Kimpton RiverPlace Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 21, 2013

Mister. Your review is by far the best! Thank you for making me laugh and thank you for appreciating our style of service.

Ryan

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Reviewed October 15, 2013

We stayed here for a week and loved the place. It is right on the river in Portland and it is one of our new favorite places to go. We love the Kimptons and will now be looking for them in other cities. The staff is tremendous and so helpful in every way...everyone was so warm and friendly and we felt very welcomed from the first moment we came in door. Our family used the free bikes near the front door for a quick ride on the river walk...nice touch! Another thing is that I made a mistake in the reservations originally and they were helpful in resolving my issue. All in all, this is a super place and we will definitely return.

Room Tip: I think all of them are good.
  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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Thank islascaribe
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Ryan K, General Manager at Kimpton RiverPlace Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 21, 2013

We are thrilled you enjoyed the stay and welcome to the Kimpton family! You are in luck we have 50+ hotels throughout the country with plans of opening many more within the next couple of years. We shouldn’t be too difficult to find amongst your travels!

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Reviewed October 13, 2013

The staff at the Riverplace is welcoming from the first moment you arrive. Their motto is "never say 'no' " and they mean it. It is the perfect combination of comfortable and upscale with infused water upon arrival, and wine in the evening. We love being right on the river, and borrowing the hotels bikes to use downtown.

We adore the Riverplace--and always wish we didn't have to leave.

Room Tip: The rooms with river view are great!
  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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Ryan K, General Manager at Kimpton RiverPlace Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 15, 2013

Hey who said you had to leave? With a review like this we adore you too! Thanks.

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Reviewed October 11, 2013

I cannot praise this hotel enough. Amazing in everyway. Excellent service, attentive staff, delicious food & wine, beautiful room with great views and amenities & a magnificent ambience. We mentioned we were celebrating our 20 year wedding anniversary and were upgraded to the best suite in the hotel-the Grand Suite. Perfect in every aspect. When we got to our suite we were welcomed with a personal "happy anniversary" note, a bottle of wine and box of chocolates. The suite was meticulous with nice bath products and every thing we could want or need. We took advantage of the complimentary wine hour in the lobby and had a great dinner in the hotel restaurant. Upon returning to our room after dinner we had been given turn down service with chocolates on our pillow & drapes drawn. Needless to say our anniversary will be memorable all due to the attention we were given at this wonderful hotel. As we left, the young man at the front door wished us a Happy Anniversary! We would highly recommend this hotel and will return again & again.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank DeannaPL
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Ryan K, General Manager at Kimpton RiverPlace Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 15, 2013

Sounds like an anniversary to remember. Thanks for sharing your story and thanks for staying at the RiverPlace on such a special occasion.

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Reviewed October 10, 2013

We were fortunate enough to spend a few days celebrating our 45th wedding anniversary at the RiverPlace Hotel. The staff could not do enough to make us welcome and provide a memorable experience! The hotel is in a perfect location, right on the river front and the marina. It is very quite inside, but within easy walking distance of many attractions in the city. There are any number of fine restaurants close by and the Three Degrees in the hotel also provides an excellent dining experience. We would happily return anytime.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Phillip E
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Ryan K, General Manager at Kimpton RiverPlace Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 15, 2013

Holy cow 45 years! Now that is worth celebrating. Thanks for the review see you on 46 if not sooner.

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Reviewed October 10, 2013

This was our third trip to the RiverPlace Hotel and we had another great experience. We drove down to Portland the first weekend in October, arriving Friday so my wife could relax and enjoy the city before running the Portland Marathon on Sunday. We enjoy this hotel situated in a surprisingly quiet area downtown. Our two dachsunds also received first class treatment on this trip, with their own bowls, chews and toys waiting for them upon arrival. The view out our large hotel room windows was a gorgeous expanse of the city and the riverfront. I especially enjoyed the view at night. The room furnishings and the bed were stylish and comfortable. We all took several long walks along the waterfront and enjoyed the park adjacent to the hotel during a beautiful fall weekend. The food and service in the hotel was excellent. We also enjoyed some meals in our room relaxing with the dogs in front of the tv (unfortunately, both the Huskies and Seahawks lost). The hotel staff was extremely attentive to our needs. An observation that we used a different coffee maker at home caused our room unit to be replaced with one similar to ours. The lobby staff recognized us all by name and seemed genuinely interested in our stay, providing directions and suggestions when requested.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Michael F
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Reviewed October 9, 2013

I was a guest of RiverPlace the last week of September. Perched on the bank of the Willamette River overlooking the yacht harbor and on the Seawall Esplanade it was pure heaven. We were able to watch the river traffic and the Dragon Boats daily. The National Geographer Explorer Research Vessel docked under our window all week. To facilitate this ideal setting the RiverPlace staff puts blankets over the porch rocking chairs to comfort you in the chill air.
The staff here are the best that I have ever encountered. Even bringing us chocolate chip cookies to the room (unasked) when they run out before we got to the daily afternoon wine pouring in the lobby. Kelsey (front desk) knew how much I enjoyed the them.
The hotel lobby area and attached lounge provide comfortable seating for visiting with guests.
The hotel provides loving care and welcomes your little best friend (dog) The concierge was even babysitting a little white fellow one day. Enjoyed the stay again. Shirley B

Room Tip: The rooms on the fourth floor allow a view of the river traffic. Lower room have tree blocking the...
  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Shirley B
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Ryan K, General Manager at Kimpton RiverPlace Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 15, 2013

You do have a way with words. Your review was like poetry to me! Thanks for the mention of Kelsey she is one of the best.

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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: $225 - $458 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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