In the heart of the Rose City is the Marriott Portland City Center, a business district where guests can enjoy every style and sub-culture in Portland through the shopping, entertainment, hotels, and dining venues.
The Marriott Portland Hotel is a relaxed getaway for visitors that is in a prime location for city tourists. It's a great place for leisure travelers and business trips alike to enjoy the city's vibrant urban life. The hotel has 20 floors, 238 rooms, 11 suites, 6 meeting rooms, and 3 concierge levels, all in an intimate, boutique-style setting. It provides a Shula's Lounge where patrons can sip cocktails and Shula's Steakhouse, a 24-hour fitness center with an oversized whirlpool, and auxiliary aids and services. Amenities in the room include air conditioning, an alarm clock, coffee maker, Web TV, CNN, ESPN, HBO, a hair dryer, pay-per-view movies, cordless two-line phone with speakerphone and voicemail, and internet and bottled water for a fee. Services include free phone calls, concierge desk, full-service business center, room service, and safe deposit boxes.
For meetings and events, the hotel offers spacious meeting rooms and catering services for luncheons, reception banquets and theme parties. The hotel also provides space for weddings. Event managers assist with all details, the concierge staff is knowledgeable and friendly, and valet services are available.
Within walking distance of the hotel are tons of the city's most popular attractions, including: Pioneer Courthouse Square, the city's "living room''; Oregon Children's Theater, which offers acting classes and holds three full-scale productions each season; Pioneer Place Mall; the Pearl District, a trendy place for upscale shopping and art galleries; the Portland center for the Performing Arts, providing the city's best entertainment; the Portland Art Museum, one of the largest and oldest museums in the Northwest: Powell's City of Books, one of the world's largest independent bookstores; and the Portland Saturday Market.
A very short drive or bus ride from the area will take tourists within minutes to even more attractions, such as: Waterfront Park, which runs along the Willamette River; the Japanese Garden, a stunning array of Asian landscape; the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, home to the Oregon Symphony and may other performing arts groups; the International Rose Test Garden, the oldest rose test garden in the country; the Clinton Street Theater; the World Forestry Center; the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry; Lloyd Center Mall; the Oregon Zoo; The Grotto, a soothing retreat that also housing many events; and the Oregon Ballet Theater, a nonprofit dance company with stunning performances.
The hotel offers eight exquisite and reasonably-priced packages that offer wine, dinning, spa services, and much more. The "Spa Me'' package, for example, offers a concierge level room upgrade, a massage and a breakfast for two, and complimentary valet parking.
Visitors bask in this luxurious space and only have good things to say. Reviewers state that "The room was well-furnished and tastefully decorated. The concierge lounge was well-stocked,'' and "this hotel is all new and renovated. Room big and well appointed. Perfect central location.'' The prices are reasonable, and one visitor stated that "I stayed here just because it was the least expensive hotel I could find downtown.''