Perfect location, new rennovations, great value A review of Ace Hotel Portland
For the price, this hotel is the best value you'll find downtown. Hotel is within walking distance of waterfront, pearl district, shops, bars, etc. Room was tiny (200 sq ft), and no frills. But it was very clean, sink in room, robes and wall-mounted lcd tv were a nice touch. Not having a bathroom in the room was a slight drawback....but it wasn't worth $50+ more per night to me to stay at different hotel w/ in-room bathrooms. The bathrooms were clean, fully stocked with towels/soap/shampoo/conditioner. There were 2 bathrooms on our floor, we never had to wait. There was little to no street noise in the room. The lobby has adjoining doors on either side to Stumptown Coffee (amazing espresso) and a little wine bar/bistro. There's a computer lounge overlooking the lobby with 2 iBooks for guest use.
I was pleasantly surprised by this hotel. The rennovations, ammenities, and location MORE than make up for not having a bathroom in the room. My next downtown Portland stay will definitely be at the Ace Hotel.
Thanks for the review! It sounds like you had a chance to try one of the features that make the Ace unique, our shared bath guest rooms. Out of our 79 rooms we have 11 rooms that have a shared bath, comparably a small number to our standard rooms with bath. The shared bath guest rooms are a great value for downtown Portland ($95); they are fun and a really great alternative for families traveling to rent an extra bedroom for the kids. They don't work for everyone, but they are certainly great for some, and typically you can find one available last min if you find yourself downtown in need of a place to sleep. It is important for us at the Ace for all travelers to Portland, regardless of their budget/price range, to have a quality option in a place to stay. We look forward to having you come back the next time you're in town.
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