RiverPlace Hotel, Portland, Oregon

The RiverPlace Hotel is named because of its location in Portland, Oregon. This hotel is the flagship for the Larkspur Collection Hotels. It is located downtown in Portland near Nob Hill and the Pearl District. It sits on the edge of Willamette River with the Portland Bridge in view from the river front rooms. The hotel is slightly circular in its design. It has a Victorian style with little towers, and arched peaks. The roof is quite steep, adding to the hotels character.

Inside the hotel the decor is pleasing with wood lining the ceilings and walls. The walls are painted white with modern lighting, and tiled floors. The hotel rooms are tan with soft colors as the decor. The rooms have numerous amenities to make guests' stays more comfortable. The dining room is an intimate affair with a square bar for seating. Outside there are tables and chairs for alfresco dining, where tourists can enjoy the river, bridge scene, and docks below. The hotel sits on several acres of flat grass allowing for picnics. The patio is brick with brick boundary walls.

The guest rooms vary from deluxe rooms to suites. There is even a fireplace suite where guests can have their own fire. The rooms offer feather beds, high speed internet, 37'' or 42'' TVs depending on the room, 24 hour room service, DVD and CD players, desk, coffee maker, refrigerator, L'Occitane bath and body products, Plush bathrobes, irons and ironing boards, hair dryer, and turndown service. In the Fireplace suite there is a separate living area from the bedroom with comfortable seating. The flat screen TV sits above the brick fireplace and a window looks out at the city.

To be a modern hotel RiverPlace installed three computer workstations with printer, copier, fax, and necessary desk equipment. The business traveler can have meetings, work, and enjoy the hotel. Cookies are baked each day and set in the lobby along with apples. Concierge services, an Athletic Club, DVD and CD library, sundry shop, library with stone fireplace, and turndown service are all available at the hotel. Pets are even welcome for a small fee.

The hotel does not have a pool, but they do have the Three Degrees Restaurant and Bar. The dining hall provides American cuisine and Pacific Northwest fare. Tourists often stop into the restaurant to sample their fare as do local restaurants. A top dish on the menu is the King Salmon with tomatoes when in season. The set up of the hotel restaurant allows guest to watch the dinner preparations.

RiverPlace, a Larkspur Collection Hotel, is just one place tourists may want to visit while in Portland. As a place to stay it is convenient to hit some of the shopping of Portland as well as the Portland Convention Center. Touring Nob Hill allows tourists to see antique shops, high fashion shops, and other popular restaurants. From the hotel the street car system or light rail will bring tourists back and forth from the hotel.

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