Marriott Portland City Center
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The flight from Melbourne to LA left only 10 minutes late. This flight is notorious for not being on time so we were quite happy for it being only 10 minutes. The flight was smooth and hassle free which is obviously great. I wish they had some more room for these ridiculous legs of mine!
We had a five hour layover in LA before the flight …
Week of June 11 I departed on Monay with a flight to Portland, OR. I had to fly to Houston for my connection. Three days prior to this trip I got a closed head injury and I was on vicodin, so I was not excited about traveling. Our flight to Houston was packed....every seat taken. I met a really nice person at the airport while waiting and he was …
... are called a “pod”. It just so happened that they were close to our trolley drop-off place. So here’s the scoop: each trailer pays anywhere from $400-$1500 per month for their parking space which may or may not include electricity fees. On top of those expenses, add a monthly commissary rental, food costs and labor, and you'll see that running a food cart isn't a cheap endeavor. ...
... when your hungover, everything & everybody will annoy you.
- Definitely visit Disneyland, you do not need kids. Make sure you stay into the evening to watch the night shows & fireworks.
- Visit Venice Beach & as many beaches as you can along the Coast.
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Best Entertainment - San Francisco Giant baseball game
Best Tour - Alcatraz
... and I explored downtown. We walked along the river walk, had lunch in china town and had desert at Voodoo Donuts, a famous Portland landmark. Washington Park with their award winning Rose Garden and Japanese Garden was also on our agenda. Maybe the rose garden is why they call Portland the Rose City, I'm not sure. It was a very enjoyable day. By the way, it has been very hot the whole time we've been here. Temperatures in the ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Marriott Portland City Center
Clean and Convenient
I found this hotel to be a pleasant surprise in contrast to the Marriott Downtown. It has a perfect location to both Pioneer Square and the Pearl District. The Room was clean, the guest services were exceptional, and the staff were extremely helpful. It is a great value!
The Center of the Portland Universe
Location, Location, Location. this hotel is in the perfect spot. You can ride
the train from the airport for 1.65 and be a block away. Plenty of downtown activities, dinners, Powell's books about 4 blocks away, the Pearl, streetcar, and great indoor mall shopping at the Pioneer Square. This is the place to stay in Portland, and the rates are good as well. Before I get off my soapbox, if you are going to a downtown location in a big city, DON'T DRIVE. Public transportation is the best call, then you don't have to complain about valet. Parking downtown is expensive, don't bring your car.
Great staff. nice rooms, good heaters, check it out.
Great Place, I give it 4 stars
I was here for a conference in which I was the event organizer. Out of all the conferences I have done, this hotel takes the cake!!
Awesome service, great facilities, wonderful rooms. We were treated so very well. Also, it is in the middle of all the action in downtown Portland!
If we ever make it back to Portland for our national conference -- we will definately be staying here!
Things haven't gotten better with the valet service since June (see previous review). Three hours after we had tipped the valet service to park and secure our car, I realized I had left a jacket in the backseat. As I was about to ask for the car, my husband noticed that it was parked up the street from the hotel. We walked up to the car, and it was completely UNLOCKED with my jacket and other items in plain view, available to anyone wanting the stuff. When I explained the situation to the valet person, he asked, "Uh, so you want me to park your car now?" I feel lucky I still have the jacket in my possession.
This was a very nice hotel, that gives you the level of service requested. For us, that was ver little, and the staff were not intrusive, but helpful when needed. Very quiet! We heard absolutely nothing all night! Well decorated, very clean. Only downside was vallet parking. 3 hours after unloading our car I found it unlocked at the curb about three doors up from the hotel and at that time there was no vallet staff present. While nothing of extreme value was in the car, it would have provided an industrious person some profit! This was remedied quickly after notifying the front desk.
Location can't be beat
We have stayed at this hotel several times. We have never had a bad visit. Although it is not as luxurious as my favorite Portland hotel (Heathman), we like it a lot and have always felt it to be a good value. The staff is friendly and helpful. The rooms are always very clean and quiet. This last weekend, we tried a room service dinner and were pleasantly surprised with how good the service and the dinner were. One of the best features of this hotel is the location. It is only two blocks from the streetcar, one block from Nordstrom and Pioneer Square and only a short walk to the famous Powells Bookstore.
When we stay at this hotel we leave our car with the valet and walk or take the streetcar everywhere.
Stayed at the Marriott City Center November 22-24, 2003) and was disappointed with the hotel. This is not a luxurious hotel and definately not 4 star quality. The lobby and lounge were nice. The rooms were okay, not as nice as I had expected. The same sort of bathroom quality at a motel except upgraded fixtures, nothing special.
Definately 4 Stars.
I have stayed at numerous hotels in Portland, and I will put this one at the top of my list. It has a great location - near shopping, light rail and close to convention center. The staff is friendly and accomodating. This is the best value in Portland!
Wonderful Place to Stay
Great location in heart of downtown, elegant rooms, close to Pioneer Square MAX station. Surrounded by restaurants & entertainment. Almost mandantory valet parking is a ripoff as in most Marriotts but use it anyway (you won't like paying for parking anywhere downtown, especially with in & out), the deals you can get on rooms will cover it. Breakfast is overpriced but worth eating once for atmosphere. After once go elsewhere.
This place has an awesome location. There is so much to do around this hotel. And the hotel itself is great...just hanging out in the hotel is a treat.