The River Place – Portland, Oregon
Decor – The decor of this hotel is fantastic. A rustic but chic NW vibe is present everywhere and the attention to detail is gorgeous. I loved the neutral but hip color schemes and the different materials like leather and wood throughout.
Location – For a quiet weekend in Portland, this is the hotel for you. Located directly on the Willamette River and adjacent to the Riverfront Park, it’s the perfect spot for long walks along the water or taking a quick 10 minute walk into downtown. It’s close to everything, yet far enough away from the crowds of the city center to have some peace and quiet.
Dog Friendly – One of my favorite things about the Kimpton hotel chain is that they are dog friendly. While I’ve never used this feature, as I don’t have a dog, I love seeing people and their dogs walking through the hotel.
Outlets – Perhaps one of our favorite things about our room were the amount of outlets. They were literally everywhere, in the nightstands on either side of the bed, on the table in the living area, it was amazing. That’s one thing that many hotels lack and we really appreciated that feature.
Kimpton loyalty program – We have been part of the Kimpton loyalty program for years now and it really is a great program to be a part of. Among its many perks, it includes free wifi and $10 towards raiding the mini bar in your room, completely free of charge.
Views – We were upgraded to a suite for our stay and while the room was gorgeous, I felt like if you were going to be paying the money for that size room, you would have wanted a better view of the river. Our view looked out over the harbor and the I-5 bridge in the background, but for a great view of the river, we didn’t really have that.
Furniture layout – I loved the furniture in the room and as I mentioned before the decor and aesthetic is lovely, however there were a few layout issues I found strange. One was the nightstands and lights next to the bed, which were very cool pieces, though they stuck out so far from the top of the bed that you literally had to push yourself down the bed before putting your feet down on the ground. The other strange thing was that there was only 1 chair at the large round table in the living area. We sat down to eat our wonderful welcome gift from the hotel of macarons and sparkling pear juice and realized that only one of us could sit there. It would have been nice to have two chairs.
Rent a bike – The hotel has a few bikes that you can take out, totally complimentary. It’s such a cool activity to do while in Portland and see the city like a local. We rented 2 bikes Sunday morning before checking out and rode all down the riverfront, across the Steel Bridge and back again. It was so fun exploring the city like a tourist!
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