Portland embraces its "weirdness", but the Heathman Hotel is nothing short of boutique "cool".
This was my second stay at the Heathman in the past 2 months (September 2012 and November 2012) and I love the property. Not too big, not too small. Not to stuffy, not too outrageous. Attentive, but not overbearing. It's perfect for business or leisure in the heart of downtown Portland.
After my second stay I realized what made this hotel so comfortable - other than the obvious of bed, pillow, amenities, etc (which were all very nice) - it's the colors and the lighting. The common areas and rooms have the perfect combination of decor, color and lighting. Hard to describe unless you see it yourself.
Yes ... rooms are smaller, but well appointed. Although I had the fortune of staying in #902 on my last visit and it was very spacious. Additionally, the "little things" make a big difference to me. Wireless internet is free and fast, French press and fresh coffee in all the rooms, convenient outlets, noise masking HVAC system, a bottle of water, small but efficient exercise room, live jazz every night in the lounge.
I would highly recommend checking it out if you visit PDX. Don't miss the Warhol art collection and library while you're there. Very unique!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- One of the city's most recognizable historic landmarks, the iconic Heathman Hotel in the heart of downtown Portland blends rich history with a reverent appreciation for the arts. The hotel's library boasts more than 2,700 volumes signed by the authors, while its world-class art collection celebrates the work of contemporary artists. Here, the art of service is alive and well, from the welcoming Beefeater doorman to the attention of your personal concierge. The Heathman has retained AAA's coveted Four Diamond Award for more than 30 years. Whether you are planning a unique Portland wedding venue, reception party, private party, corporate conference or an important business meeting, the historic Heathman is an unforgettable event setting for up to 150 guests. Downtown Portland's premier luxury hotel, the Heathman offers 3,800 square feet of versatile meeting, event and banquet space within eight private function rooms on our Mezzanine Level. ... more less
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