Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHilton Portland & Executive Tower
Solid business hotel, not really luxurious for vacation but great for short stays and commuters. Nice room, Good internet, friendly staff.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
Avoid This Hotel
My husband and I were disappointed with our room on 8/14/04. The hotel central air/vent system was very noisy in the room (2225). It sounded like a low volumn vacuum cleaner. We notice it was just as bad in the hallway the next morning. We did not sleep well because of this. The caulk that was around the bathtub had mold on it. There was a large black stain on the carpet next to the bed. The room we had was very small. We had just enough room to walk around the bed. The bathroom was too small.
The only thing good about the room was the bed. We didn't complain to the hotel because we were tired and had settled in the room for the night before we notice all the problems. I guess we were expecting more because it was a Hilton hotel.
The parking garage was high for Saturday night stay ($18.00). It was the worst parking garage we have ever seen. We will never stay in another Hilton Hotel.
Portland Hilton Downtown comfortable, solid
We stayed at the Portland Hilton Downtown (not the Exec Twr) for a great internet weekend rate. Beds were very comfy. Yes, room was small & bathroom was just basic. . . but if I were looking for a large hotel room to spend time in, I would have specified that to the hotel. Hotel was very clean, concierge was on the mark with his recommendations, and restaurant service at brkfst was excellent. Great location, too!
Executive Tower is top-rate; main bldg isn't
Hilton Exec Tower: five stars
Hilton Main Bldg: two stars
A convention brought me to Portland, and put me in the Hilton Executive Tower for a week. Great hotel -- new and clean, spacious rooms, nice furnishings, great bed, convenient to everything (seemed like the best location in Portland). Best of all, the hotel room was really really quiet -- didn't hear anyone in the hall, or in other rooms, or any strange noises from the bldg systems. This was a great experience, and for $145 a night, I thought a really great deal.
A week later I had opportunity to spend a night in the Hilton main building, across the street from the Exec Tower. I opted for main building because the cheapest rate there was $15 cheaper than the cheapest rate at Exec Tower that night, but there was really no comparison between the two hotels. My room at main Hilton was very small, bathroom was kind of dated and depressing, and worst of all the building made all sorts of strange, loud noises (plumbing and a/c) all through the night.
Hilton Exec Tower is probably as good as any other place in Portland (albeit with more of a cool modern feel than some of the historic hotels). I'd guess that staying in the Exec Tower rather than the main Hilton is probably worth paying a premium of up to $50 a night (they're not just separate buildings, they're really separate classes of hotels, and you'll have a much better trip). But if you can't get into the Exec Tower and your only option is the Hilton main building, I'd consider some of the other comparable hotels in Portland instead. The main Hilton's lobby is nice, and the health club is impressive, and the location is great, but my room had some serious problems that you shouldn't have to deal with when you're paying around $150 a night.
The parking staff in the garage
I stayed 2 weeks ago at the LV Hilton, and had such a great stay that I hoped to repeat that experience in Portland while visiting the art museum. The attendants when I checked in and checked out where so unspeakably rude that I will never recommend or stay at the Hilton again. The garage is leased, but it gives guests a very negative impression of the Hilton. The room and Hilton stay in the hotel were courteous and polite, and our room was as depicted.
A wonderful weekend
We booked our room through priceline. We had a great corner room on the 6th floor. Very quiet. Room had everything we needed - bed was great. we walked to the MAX train- no need to commute through downtown traffic. There is a fareless sqaure that took us wherever we needed to go. The staff was very helpful. We would go back again anytime!
Candidate for Demolition
Unless they put you in the Executive Tower, AVOID THIS HOTEL!! This property has two separate buildings-- the newer executive tower which has nice, quiet rooms with good service and lighting, and the older, original building, which SERIOUSLY needs to meet the business end of a wrecking ball. I have stayed in both, most recently in the older building because the executive tower was full. The room on the 14th floor had extremely noisy plumbing, which made noise all night long.
Rooms are small, tv is small and it basically sucked. I am a Hilton Honors member (Silver) and stay at Hilton a lot. This place is the worst I have ever experienced. With all of the other hotels close by, there is really no reason to subject yourself to this place.
Would return to Portland, OR again
I stayed at the Hilton downtown Portland, OR. It was a lovely hotel for the price and walking distance to the River and restaurant. Portland's transit system is wonderful! I recommend anyone flying in to take the rail system they have at the airport for $1.60 it will take you to downtown Portland - I think this is wonderful! We payed $30.00 in cab fare when we arrived but took the rail back to the airport when leaving.
Pleased in Portland
I stayed at this hotel along with some collegues for a work assignment that was a few blocks away. I remember the room as being spotless and some bottled water was included. I can't remember if that was just because I was a Hilton Honors member or if it was available to all guests. They certainly went the extra mile for me. I accidentally dropped a piece of jewelry in the bathroom sink and notified maintenance immediately. When I returned the same afternoon it had been retrieved. Overall, I found the service there to be very attentive, the location convenient, and the room quite comfortable and attractive.
Huge, full service hotel in downtown Portland. $20 per day for parking. Lots of traffice noise in the room. Room spacious and clean. Resturants and Bar overpriced
Friendly and Comfortable
We attended a conference here and found it quite comfortable. Ask for a corner room, and high up if you can get one, for the views. Very comfortable bed, smallish bathroom, very friendly staff. Great location for walking around downtown. Lunch in the lounge was tasty - try the crab quesadilla.
TripAdvisor Reviews Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
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