Wondering what hotel to stay at in Portland? The best hotel depends on your needs. Are you on a business trip and need to be downtown? Do you prefer luxury properties? Do you need to be by the airport? Or are you looking for good family options? Portland does not have huge hotel inventory but there is enough variety to meet most needs. Plus in this list, I may cheat a little bit and add in a B&B or two.
Best Budget Hotels
When it comes to budget options you are going to trade price for something, be it convenience, a private bathroom, or no amenities. When I think budget I think clean bed. Give me that, I’m happy. For budget lodgings, I’m a big fan of avoiding hotels and if I have to do a hotel I’m usually going to Priceline it.
Best Family Hotels
When I think family friendly hotel I usually think free breakfast, a pool, some sort of extra entertainment space. Bonus points if the room has a kitchen and place for mom and dad to hide if kids are still young enough to be napping (like mine).
Best Luxury Hotels
Portland only has one 5 star hotel and it is one of the best hotels in Portland. So if you define luxury as a 5 star hotel then The Nines is it. However, here are some other 4 star options as well.
Best Non-Downtown Hotels
Most of Portland’s better hotels are downtown. Which is unfortunate, I think the best of Portland is outside of downtown. Staying in a residential neighborhood is a great way to get a feel for living in Portland.
Best Downtown Hotels
Aside from the luxury hotels mentioned above these are going to be the hotels that are within most peoples price ranges and are good options for business travelers. The hotels downtown are by no means cheap, most will run around $200+ per night.
Best Airport Hotels
If you are looking for good budget options there are some very good hotels out by the airport. If you are staying at a hotel by PDX I recommend renting a car. It will make life easier and the MAX at night to PDX is a bit sketchy. I especially like the hotels by Cascade Station which are within walking distance to stores and restaurants.
What are your favorite Portland hotels?