Travel Blogs from Portland
Our journey that began 44 days ago is coming to an end. After stopping in Seattle to drop Tami off for some much needed rest from 5000 plus miles on the road (what a trooper!), a tune up for Bertha (another trooper) we picked up Liz and Leo and headed to Portland. We had beautiful weather for the drive and made it in time to visit some of our …
Today is my last full day in Portland. I wake up fairly early, even though I was up pretty late talking to my girlfriend online. I'm going to be spending the day and night tonight with my brother since it's our last night in town together for probably awhile since neither of us are able to get in and out of town easily.
After my brother, …
I woke up on my own this morning to the sound of Portland streaming through the open hotel window. The defused sunlight streamed through the curtains as I sat up in my bed. The television was on the World Cup game of Spain vs. Switzerland. I heard the shower on in the bathroom. It must be my mother because my sister is never up at this time. I …
I woke up today to the sound of my mother saying "We have to get up! C'mon now! We have to get up!" In my half-sleep haze, all I can think of is that I wish I was back home...alone. I'm sharing a hotel room with my mother and my sister. At least I'm lucky enough to get my own double bed; my sister and mother have to share one.
4:55 AM. My alarm shrieks at me on my nightstand. I feel like just 10 minutes ago my miserable head just hit the pillow to fall asleep and already my alarm is blaring. I blink my eyes repetitively and try to shake myself out of the haze of exhaustion. I had just gotten to bed about 4 hours before, and I had about 15 minutes to get showered and …
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TravelPod Member ReviewsWestin Portland
I really like this Westin. Always great staff from valet/bell folks to front desk. The hotel is alway clean and they allow dogs and treat our dog nice.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Westin Portland
I stayed here on my visit to Portland, which has a very nice and active downtown area complete with stores, cafes and restaurants. We took a cab from the airport to this hotel and were dropped off right in front, no one to help us at all. The staff at the desk is very dry, they don't even welcome one when walking in if you are wearing anything besides a business suit. So, if you can, ignore the SNOBS. We took the elevator up to our floor and had a room right by the shaft which prevented us from getting any sleep because it opened at all hours of the night. The rooms are rather nice, there is a business type luxury chair complete with a desk and two very large beds which were the "main theme" of the hotel according to their flyers. Well, the beds, blankets and pillows arent anything special to me, I've slept better on the ground but the bathroom is one of the best, roomy and with an extensive shower head that is very comfortable. Toilet is high powered and doesnt plug. Good lighting above sink. The location isnt bad, there's a few bars to get overpriced burgers at and a cheap dump of a bagel store in front that serves mediocre bagels but there isnt really anywhere to eat that is great. Don't eat at the hotel because it's too expensive and the food is very bland. I would stay here again only because of the room and the location, the staff is a MINUS and needs to work on improving relations so the price is really an issue. When we checked out, I asked for a cab to be called but the bellhop refused because he said he was "busy" and he just stood there on the cellphone which is part of the hotel staff "gear" and so I had to use a pay phone inside to call a cab! How absurd is that at a 4 star hotel??!@
here's the deal. i stayed here for two reasons. 1. it was turkey day and i wanted somewhere nice. 2. my husband and i saved a bucketload at this great hotel in san fran, so we "splurged a little" here at the westin. that being said, i still got the room from a discount website.
Best service and sleep I have ever had at any hotel. Their matresses are amazing and the service is great. I would definately stay there again.
I stayed at the Portland Westin downtown just prior to Christmas 2003.
What a beautiful hotel. The lobby was gorgeous, the room was wonderful.
I loved the double headed shower! Everything about the experience was 'heavenly' as they say in their ads!
The Wonderful Westin
My husband and I spent two days in the Westin in downtown Portland this past week. What a wonderful hotel!! The staff was accomodating--especially one Michael Plavonic, who went out of his way to make our stay pleasureable. The bathroom and shower were great, and the beds --- oh, my! a down comfortor and no fewer than eight down-filled pillows covered the king-sized and most comfortable bed, made up with the finest of sheets. Robes were provided along with bathsheets if desired. "Very nice" doesn't do it justice.
Great showers, great location!
Title says it all! Would not hesitate to recommend this hotel. Great bagel shop across the street too!
Loved the Westin Downtown
The Westin Downtown was Beautiful, Quite and OH the beds are wonderful!! I couldn't believe the bathroom was all done in tile and looked like a designer bathroom. What a treat! The best part was the bed was so wonderful!
Loved the Westin
We got an amazing rate from Hotwire. Look for the "hints" in the description about the super comfortable beds. They're not kidding, the rooms were so luxurious, from the marble baths and two headed showers to the excellent coffee and coffee maker, and the enormous, plush bed. The TV was large and set in beautiful furniture. The exercise facility was pretty good and there were towels, bottled water, and exercise equipment available free of charge. I would normally prefer a boutique hotel but this was outstanding. Great location, too.
Great double shower head!
My husband and I have stayed in a number of hotels in Portland because our daughter lives there. We found this one to have very a friendly and accomodating staff, a great downtown location, wonderful bed, lovely decor, large bathroom, smallish room but adequate. The only downside was the soundproofing which didn't smother the sound of the plumbing, slamming of doors, or loud talking. We may or may not stay here again depending on what is available for a comparable price.
Loved this hotel
My boyfriend and I stayed at this hotel during a recent visit to Portland. The service here is outstanding, from the front desk, to the room service. I ordered room service, and I was told it would be an hour wait (because the restaurant Oritalia was very busy). Was I surprised, when 15 minutes later, room service appeared at my door. The Heavenly Beds are just that....heavenly. I had a hard time getting up because it was just so comfortable. The rooms are very cozy, and provide lots of amenities...mini bar, cable tv, a coffee maker with Starbucks coffee and robes. I would definitely stay here again if I come back to Portland