The Heathman Hotel
Travel Blogs from Portland
... of course no longer in a hurry to anywhere.
Got to our spacious suite complete with kitchen stocked with OJ & Organic Oatmeal...yum "free" stuff. We settled in and then walked down to NW 23rd where we heard lots of cool restaurants and bars awaited our arrival.
Chris randomly mentioned that at this point it would take 9 hours 19 minutes to get back to Walnut Creek...hmm something tell me that kid ...
... our long drive to Seattle with barely enough time to complete our sound check. The gig went well. Huw’s on stage banter took him to new and wonderful places as a crowd member repeatedly recommended a local Ice Cream parlor that was apparently voted 3rd best Ice Cream parlor in the U.S. We never visited unfortunately. Big shout out to the girl named Epiphany who we dragged in from the streets and followed us on to Portland ...
... was soon on her way.
The trail continues across the steel bridge into town and we rode a little way but decided not to get mixed up in the crowd of people on the riverfront for the Rose Festival and instead chose a quiet spot to have lunch and watch the continuous parade of riders and walkers. This is really a lovely ride with easy access to downtown Portland and a myriad of restaurants. The official trail ...
... About 10 miles east of Elko in Nevada, the van stopped working in the middle of the highway, which was really worrying. After a while it managed to start again, so we turned around and headed back to Elko, which was a reasonable sized town, and found a garage that would take a look at it. Antony had decided the problem had something to do with the fuel pump or fuel filter, so the garage took about 10 minutes to change the filter, and then charged us $68! The van was going really good ...
... are filled with mementos from the athletes' careers. We met John and Ashley - our guides for the day - in the Nolan Ryan Building. The lobby had a statue of Nolan Ryan in his signature wind-up. The statue was 100% constructed from things they found in his garage. It was awesome. The Tiger Woods building had old scorecards from when he was 6 through some of his older tour cards. There were old articles from local papers and ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Heathman Hotel Portland
I was in the Portland area for a week, stayed at a different hotel almost every night so I could view more of the town without renting a car. If I could
I think the Heathman is a really fine hotel. It's a historic hotel--even if they've hipped it up a bit. To me, that's one of its strengths, it's got real character, not modern cookie cutter. My queen bed room wasn't huge, but wasn't tiny either and was perfectly fine for the small amount of time I spent in it. No problems with light or noise, though the rod opening one of the wooden windowshades broke off. I had a nice street view, but a 10 story hotel won't get you a view over highrises in Downtown Portland.
Heathman only okay
I would rate the Heathman House as average at best. The staff was friendly but I thought the rooms were rather dark and the bathrooms were small and evidently old. We were with our kids and my three year old daughter found a bottle of Percocet in the bedside drawer. We felt management was nonchalant about it and not overly concerned. For a hotel that considers itself to be four star and one of the best in the city, I think this is inexcusable. Perhaps this is not a good choice for those with children. We will be going back to Portland but will definitely stay at a different hotel.
We found the rooms to be small and the view was an alley. The customer service was the best ever, very friendly staff. They do have free movies, however they are older movies and you have to sometimes wait for a channel to open up to watch. The hotel was overpriced for the rooms they have, so was the food. The customer service made up for the bad things. Next time we will probly not stay there, for the same amount we could of had a larger room else where. The location was ok you do have to walk a while to get to shops and places.
One of the best hotels on the West Coast
Absolutely my favorite hotel, for all the reasons given above (that cheese course, by the way, is as good as you'll find any where). The service is first rate, the rooms are comfortable, and it is hard to resist room service, which gives you food from their award-winning restaurant at menu prices plus only a small surcharge. In fact, the only downside to the place is that you may spend more money treating yourself to room service and a meal at their restaurant than you do for your room -- but if you do, you'll be delighted.
I'll be back!!
Had a training at the hotel so my husband and I stayed for 2 nights and it was absolutely wonderful. My husband was able keep himself busy during my trainings without even driving since this is in downtown Portland. We had a fast internet connection in our room to hook my laptop into, a Starbucks coffee on the first floor along with a resturant, and free movies that we ordered from our room (who could ask for anything more.) I have another training in a few months and I'm already looking into staying there again. I would definitely recommend this hotel!!
Jan 04 what a hotel--great rooms, amazing food, perfect hospitality.
stayed in the "andy warhol suite" which i highly recommend for the whimsical, colorful ambience. very comfortable bed, high quality linens, great robe and slippers. loved it!
The best service and a free NYTimes too!
I rate life experiences as "Top 10", "Top 5", and very rarely, "Top 3".
The Heathman is definitely in my all time "Top 3" hotels. The staff is top notch, they offer free newspapers (even the Sunday New York Times!) and Internet hook-ups, they are "pet friendly" - warm hospitality for my dog!, and their restaurant is one of the best in the Northwest. I wouldn't stay in any other hotel in Portland....EVER!
Wow what a place!
Had I known about the Heathman before visiting Portland I would have scheduled a longer stay. It's totally a first rate place. The rooms are fantastic, service first rate and food is top notch. Wish I had more time to spend there, and am definitely planning to return.
My daughter and I stayed at the hotel for 2 nights recently. Everyone was great! They were so very helpful. We received help with directions, internet connections, transportation and rain gear before we were even settled in our room. The food at the restaurant was terrific and unique;the dessert was fabulous-and our waiter was very pleasant and efficient. I only wish our stay was longer. I regret to say I neglected to tip the driver of the car to the airport and wonder if there is any way to rectify this. He also was very kind and helpful. Sincerely, Alishia Singleton