Travel Blogs from Portland
We woke up yesterday morning and both had scheduled massages in the salon that was connected to our hotel. While Marlon got his, I spent some time walking around the local area. It was the most beautiful day outside! The weather in Portland is really spectacular right now. (Although I should knock on wood because apparently it's only like this two …
... but the owner living quarters has been converted into a few dorms. There are no keys, but if you are locked out (usually at night) you ring the doorbell and the owner, who lives in a room to herself (and shares the one bathroom) comes and opens the door. What adds to the randomness of all this is the owner is morbidly obese and moves around in an electric wheelchair. Thus it can take a while for her to answer the bell. I give her a generous ten years. The hostel wasn't quite ...
... institution of Portland is voodoo doughnuts. The guys at the bike hire place kindly informed us of a second store location in the east side which attracts less tourists and doesnt have a queue ( downtown store queue would be at least 100m long). So off we went. The additional walk meant the guilt of eating a huge doughnut which is probably equivalent to an adults average daily calorie intake, was much reduced. The options at this place are endless. There were ...
Well I have always pictured the western part of Oregon as cold and rainy and foggy and guess what? It didn't disappoint me. We had just that kind of day…mostly. We left Roseburg at 8:10 AM today, 55 degrees and overcast, and headed for the coast. The original plan was to visit some wineries, but Steve decided he wanted to see the Oregon coastline, so we made a detour. Most of our drive today was the scenic route through the countryside, up ...
... so much information throughout it. We went on an 'audio tour' which meant that we got headphones and were able to stop/start so we could walk through the buildings at our own pace. There was so much information and really interesting to be able to see all the cells and the exercise yard, and also the view of San Francisco from the prison. It looked so close from where the prisoners could see, so no wonder there was may escape attempts! We ended up spending quite a few hours on Alcatraz, ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Paramount Hotel Portland
We stayed at the Paramount Oct. 18-20, 2004. Overall, it was ok.
Nice place to stay
My husband and I stayed here only one night for our anniversary. We had the excutive room with the jacuzzi tub. It was a nice hotel, very friendly and helpful staff. Nothing over the top or elaborate as far as rooms and furnishings go. A little pricey at $114.00 on a Sunday, but comparable for the area. Room service and the resturaunts food was very good! Rooms and bath rooms were clean. I would stay here again.
Two of us stayed in this hotel for a long weekend this summer. Overall, it was a satisfactory experience, but it skated close to disaster. It turned out OK only because we were assertive enough to make it so.
Convenient to downtown
A girl's weekend out for three of us. We reserved through Travelocity. Specifically chose this hotel because it offered queen beds rather than doubles. Quoted price was for 2 queen beds; nothing is mentioned to us at check-in and we get to the room - 1 King. Called front desk and they said a roll-away has been requested. Because we reserved through Travelocity beds couldn't be guaranteed and of course there wasn't anything else available. We thought this was very deceptive to not disclose this when we were checking in. Turned out okay, but when paying $139/night I didn't think the deal was so special that we should be treated as a lesser guest. Hotel is very convenient and quiet.
Patriotic and Acommidating
The Paramount has gone way above the call of duty. They were so nice in helping plan a special night for my son and his wife. My son is coming home for mid tour leave from Iraq and Rachel made a wonderful night come true! Thank you Rachel and Paramount.
Comfortable,quiet,good location,older Portland hotel
This is an older boutique hotel that has a great location in downtown Portland,it is just two blocks from Pioneer Square and lightrail. I thought the rooms would be a bit more luxourous for a 4 star hotel but they were average. The rooms were comfortable and quiet and clean . The only complaint I have is that the hotel should have stated they have 3 star rooms in a 4 star hotel when the listed with preceline.
Stayed here for a couple of nights last summer and had a very enjoyable experience. The room was nicely sized, clean and quiet. The staff was fine and efficient and the lobby restaurant ("Dragonfish") serves quality Asian food. Really no complaints about the place; would definitely stay there again.
The staff is fantastic!
I stayed here on business in October, and was really impressed with the staff. Both of the concierges were extremely knowledgeable and helpful, and everyone at the hotel was unbelievably nice. Because it is a smaller hotel, service seemed more personalized - they knew who we were when we came and left. The rooms were nice, although the beds are a bit too firm for my taste, and it is tough to get a good view in downtown Portland. The price was fine for the area, and got the best rate we could find by booking directly through the hotel. If you stay there, check out the South Park restaurant. It is a fabulous seafood restaurant just around the corner from the hotel, and we were able to get in without a reservation on a Friday night at prime time.
We just had an enjoyable stay at the Paramount Hotel in Portland, OR.
This is a fantastic hotel. Newly renovated it oozes class. Within walking distance of Pioneer Square and just about anywhere downtown.
The MAX transit system is one block away as is Nordstrom. The Pioneer Place Shopping Centre is a short walk. The Columbia Store is next door.
Staff were very friendly and efficient. The in hotel bar and restaurant were always bustling with people. Rooms are large beautifully decorated, and in my room the bathroom had a spa. I had a room on the 10th floor with a great view over the city. I will alway stay here from now on. Got a great discount deal online as well.