The "Grand lady of 4th Avenue" A review of Embassy Suites Portland - Downtown
Embassy Suites are always fine properties but this one is different. In contrast to most modern hotels in this chain, the old "Multnomah Hotel" was opened in 1912 and has housed a King (Elvis),a Queen (Elizabeth) and a President (Ike). This hotel is warm,charming and elegant. It is a refreshing throwback to the days of "GRAND hotels". Her location is perfect for those who like to stroll around town (mere blocks from "old Portland" and the riverfront) and the services provided are ideal for those who prefer to hang around inside (pool, workout room, cozy lobby with fireplace, free shuttle and a staff that ranks 4 stars). I don't need to use the workout facility because I can run laps in my room. The suites are spacious (to say the least) and extremely well appointed. The evening manager's reception includes complimentary beverages (booze) and a fine spread of hot nacho fixin's along with big screen tvs. The breakfast buffet (also free) is excellent and very "kid-friendly". Room service is prompt and the menu offers a delicious range of meals. I travel to Portland 4-6 times a year and I will not stay anywhere else. I have yet to find anything wrong with this hotel. It's nice to be treated like a VIP every now and then. From the time they greet you at the door to the time you check out you will feel like a millionaire....take it to the bank!!!