The Heathman Hotel
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... where you can ski year round. It’s the summer training ground for the U.S. Ski team. We found a very pretty, easy 4 mile RT hike to an incredible waterfall called Tamanawas Falls. Every waterfall is unique, and what stood out about this one was that it was completely free-falling, cascading like a thick sheet of water. And, we were able to hike behind it!
From here we took a drive into the town of Government Camp, at the ...
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Tonight is our last night in Portland. We have had a lot of rain but so what's new in the Pacific Northwest? Tomorrow we head to Seattle where we will spend the afternoon with Nathan ...
... that you really start to think about when you are away for a year, the people that keep you grounded. My next stop after Portland was....wait for it....BURNING MAN! I finally after years of withstanding earfuls of Burning Man stories from my good friends and trying to decipher their inside jokes about it.....I was convinced by my awesome friends Rick, Kelsey and James to go. Rick recognized the life struggles I am having an assured me that Burning ...
... fish in the water, so many dead fish floating around. It's dark so we can't see too much, but we're excited to explore that area the following morning. Looking back it's a great mix of a day. Portland is worth the hype, the views while flying were spectacular, and Alaska is already proving to be amazingly pretty. I feel like the adventure is growing as we move away from the comforts of flying in the 48 states. From here on out it's all uncharted ...
... to have 2 sets of flights/drives.
And yet, the idea of 2 weeks just sounds wrong... it seems too much, it seems too slow, too dull, too ants-in-the-pants when you could just do it in 1 week, get back to life, then do something else later on. Do you need 2 weeks, probably not.
Perhaps it's because when I travel, I am on the go- 2 weeks would be a lot of on the go. And yet, there isn't an appeal to me of ...
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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
go back and change that I would have stayed at this hotel the entire time. The service was the best I have ever seen. (You should save alot of money for the tips you'll be wanting to give) The location is great I went across the street and watched a movie when I got bored. Turndown service was great. I don't have a single complaint. The rooms were a tad small, but since I was by myself it didn't matter.I had a great view of the city. I didn't get the chance to taste their food but it smelled great. They have an enormous mini bar if you're willing to pay the price. Since I didn't have a rental car they let me store my bags there for half a day at no charge so I could go to the zoo. There's a place to catch their railway transportation only a few blocks away. If you're there for the Rose festival the carnival is only about 8 blocks away. Great location great service great hotel, but the price is up there. I believe it is well worth the money.
The Heathman is a really good place
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.
The location is great--close to the light rail and the bus transit mall, close to Downtown shopping, museums, a lovely residential neighborhood. Two blocks away there's a coffee house that's open 18 hours a day. They really try to be of service at the Heathman--they leave a newsletter daily about local activities, a bottle of water, as well as the Portland newspaper. The tried a bit too hard--I didn't need them to turn on the radio for me in the evening! The restaurant downstairs is first rate, reputedly one of the best in the city.
My only other problem was that sometimes the phone acted up and I couldn't get an outside line.
I'd have no hesitation bringing my family here--I'm sure they would like it. For my daughter, I might look for a place with a pool--though I don't know how available and useful that is in Downtown Portland. Overall the Heathman is a great place that I recommend highly.
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