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Kimpton RiverPlace Hotel
Ranked #1 of 138 Hotels in Portland
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Reno, Nevada
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10 reviews
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“Very nice”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2014

Stayed three nights over Presidents Day weekend and everything was great...

Quick check in, staff was friendly, free wine is always a plus also...

Would 100% go back and would recommend this Hotel to anyone heading to Portland.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2014

The Riverplace Hotel is remarkably clean and the staff is very friendly and helpful. In particular, the hotel manager displayed unparalleled professionalism and ensured the highest standards of hospitality. The hotel is conveniently located and offers the opportunity to run/walk along the water and enjoy any of the several galleries and restaurants located just steps away. The food and drink were very tasteful and the hotel's bar and restaurant offer great views and atmospheres.

Room Tip: Suggest a room with a water view.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Portland, Oregon
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2014

My fiancee and I stayed for two nights at the RiverPlace hotel while in town looking for a home for our upcoming move to Portland, OR. We could not have been happier with our hotel choice. This was our second stay at the RiverPlace, and it may be our favorite hotel yet. This was our first stay with Kimpton's Inner Circle status, and we found out quickly that the RiverPlace rewards its loyal customers. We arrived quite late, and were checked in by Nick, who greeted us by name, and welcomed us warmly to the hotel. (Everyone at the hotel seemed to really enjoy working there, and were amazing).
We received an upgrade to a fireplace suite room, overlooking the Willamette River, and it had to be one of the best hotel rooms we have stayed in. With two rooms, a spacious bathroom with deep tub and rain shower, and great view, we loved the place. A warm wood fire was especially nice on a cool, rainy winter night in Portland. To our pleasant surprise, upon entering our room we found a very nice note from the staff welcoming us along with some great snacks and drinks. If you are not a member of Kimpton's In Touch program, I strongly recommend joining. It is hands down, the best loyalty program of any hotel chain.
The RiverPlace offers an evening wine reception, and we enjoyed lovely wine as well as the evening's special drink which was a spiced cider with infused bourbon. They also had a bottled craft beer (pale ale) available for folks preferring carbonated libations.
We only ate breakfast at the restaurant on site, and it was tasty. I probably wouldn't drive across town to eat there, but if you are staying in the hotel it is a great option.
In all, it was a memorable stay at a great hotel. I hope to get to stay at the RiverPlace again soon.

Room Tip: The fireplace suite is truly amazing! Views of the river, and downtown, not to mention a cozy and wa...
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
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Thank Max W
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Ryan K, General Manager at Kimpton RiverPlace Hotel, responded to this review, February 17, 2014
Congratulations on earning your Inner Circle status!! Glad to hear that the fireplace suite came in handy with our winter wonderland temperatures we experienced last week. See you soon.

Ryan
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Silicon Valley, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2014

We just got back from what turned out to be only a three-night stay at the RiverPlace hotel. Every moment was WONDERFUL! From the incredibly friendly folks who opened doors and took our car, to the front desk staff, to Ashley the hostess who organized a romantic Valentine's Day dinner in the lobby so we could eat with our dogs, the staff of this hotel was OUTSTANDING.

And the facility was completely wonderful, especially when traveling with dogs! I booked this hotel because of the green space park around it and was so glad I did. We splurged on a river view King and the view was astonishing, fascinating, gorgeous and riveting--and the hotel thoughtfully provided binoculars to help us look at wildlife and passing boats and everything.

The food at the restaurant was great and I adored the vanilla porter on draught. And the bed was the most comfortable hotel bed we have ever slept in. Not too firm, but not too soft, and we slept wonderfully!

All in all I cannot recommend this hotel highly enough. We are SURE to stay here the next time we come to Portland (which will be soon--what a fun town to visit!). RiverPlace ROCKS!!!

Room Tip: Go for the river view--totally worth it!
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Ryan K, General Manager at Kimpton RiverPlace Hotel, responded to this review, February 17, 2014
Wow! I just heard how Ashley was able to accommodate you and your dogs in our lobby so you all could enjoy a lovely dinner together. How fun! Thanks for the glowing review. We so appreciate you taking the time to share your experience.

Ryan
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Santa Maria, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2014

This was our first trip to a Kimpton hotel and from the very moment we stepped into the hotel we were enveloped in kind, hospitality. The door man was observant when we first arrived and offered to buy us a glass of wine in the bar. The view was awesome. The room was plush and comfortable. They don't miss a beat from chocolates to shampoo and everything in between. The highlight was the staff though. Best staff I have ever interacted with at a property.
We got this deal on priceline which made it all the better. We are planning a family trip back in the fall and we will definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: River Front room is awesome
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Ryan K, General Manager at Kimpton RiverPlace Hotel, responded to this review, February 17, 2014
“Best Staff Ever” oh my how we love those 3 words! Can’t wait for your return visit in the fall, but why wait so long?

Ryan
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Marietta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2014

When it comes to warm and caring service, at the same time efficient and professional, RiverPlace could hold training lessons for all the hotels in the world. With our two year old grandson moved to Portland, (I think his parents did too), we needed to find a friendly place to stay in the city, but wanted a top rated luxury experience for ourselves. The Trip Advisor reviews led us to select RiverPlace, and the reviews are right. From the moment of check-in with the front desk staff actually eager to find ways to make our visit go superbly, to the spacious, light, sparkling clean room itself (the suites are worth it - a spectacular riverfront view and a working fireplace!), every detail was designed - and delivered - to exceed expectations. Room service breakfast not only came almost as soon as I hung up the phone, but the eggs were hot and perfectly prepared "over easy". We were off schedule and needed at meal at mid afternoon. The staff in the bar were happy to accommodate, and the food was so good we moved the next day's family meal to the hotel restaurant, and we were very glad we did. The night of the Super Bowl we called to ask who might deliver pizza, and we got a personal review of pros and cons of each place, along with phone numbers and recommendations on specialties. Andrew at valet parking treated my daughter's old jeep as if he were caring for a rock star's Bentley, and addressed me by name every time I saw him. One of the housekeeping staff earned our undying affection by just giving my grandson one of her own party balloons with a smile. It made his day, and ours. Tell me where else you can go and be treated like this?

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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Ryan K, General Manager at Kimpton RiverPlace Hotel, responded to this review, February 17, 2014
Ha I am so glad to hear your 2 year old grandson did not move to Portland alone!! Wow what a review. This one for sure is getting posted for all to see. Thank you!

Ryan
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2014 via mobile

I spent a night their with my family while visiting the west coast. We took a risk and tried priceline and ended up with Riverplace. I'm glad we took the risk, we ended up with a suite so the kids had plenty of room. Highly recommend!

Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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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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