Portland is the largest city in Oregon, United States. The northwest city is widely known for its natural beauty, culinary experience, and vibrant art & cultural scene. In this article, we have handpicked the 7 best boutique hotels in Portland that we absolutely love.
- The Woodlark Hotel
- The Hoxton Portland
- The Society Hotel
- The Hotel Zags Portland
- Ace Hotel Portland
- Jupiter NEXT
- Kimpton RiverPlace Hotel
The Woodlark Hotel
The Woodlark Hotel is one of the best-designed boutique hotels in downtown Portland. Opened in 2018, the luxury 4-star hotel is housed inside two heritage buildings from the early 19th century. With the help of design studios R&A Architecture & Design, Oculus, and Smith Hanes, they are transformed tastefully into a chic hotel. Inside the open areas, you will find crisp white walls alongside elegant modern furnishing.
The design-centric hotel offers 150 light-filled guest rooms and suites. They are designed primarily with a white, green, and blue palette, complemented by timber floors and chic modern furnishing. They each feature high ceilings, plush bedding, large grand windows, Sangre de Fruta toiletries, a TV, free internet access, and more.
The Woodlark Hotel is pet-friendly (no charges required), so feel free to bring along your four-legged pooch. Besides, you will have access to a compact modern gym with machines and free weights. The hotel also features three eateries on-site. For instance, Bullard Tavern is a classic American restaurant with a seasonal menu. On the other hand, Abigail Hall specializes in classy High Tea and vibrant cocktails.
The Hoxton Portland
The Hoxton Portland is one of the best boutique hotels in the historic Old Town. Just beside Chinatown, the eclectic 4-star hotel is set inside an eye-catching building with a contrasting black and white facade. On the other hand, the interior features a much more colourful theme. Across the lobby, you will discover vibrant velvet seatings, stylish lighting, and exposed concrete columns & stone walls.
The hotel’s 119 guest rooms and suites are just as spectacular. They feature a Northwest modernist design with ample mid-century influences. You will find different meticulous touches like timber paneling, pink marble accents, brass lighting, and bespoke ceramics and artwork. They of course have all the basics, including comfy bedding, and free internet access. Multiple accessible rooms are also available upon inquiry.
Much like The Woodlark Hotel, The Hoxton Portland is also pet-friendly. It boasts three quality in-house restaurants and bars, including Tope, Lovely Rita, and 2NW5. Located on the rooftop, Tope is the hotel’s signature venue with panoramic city views. You will also find a range of refreshing cocktails and succulent light dishes.
The Society Hotel
The Society Hotel is one of the best heritage boutique hotels in Pearl’s District of Portland. The hotel showcases a loving transformation of an 1881 building, previously a boarding home for local sailors. The building’s historical features and the newly painted dark aquamarine facade present a distinct charm that is hard to find elsewhere.
The hotel offers a plethora of room options that accommodate different budgets. You will find everything from bunk beds with shared bathrooms to private suites with en-suite bathrooms. They are all designed cleanly with a cozy white and wooden theme. You will also have access to free wifi, the rooftop, a communal space, and a shared kitchen.
Inside the lobby, you will also find The Society Cafe, which acts as a lounge, a cafe, and a bar. It presents a diverse menu serving everything from breakfast to cocktails and wines. There are also ample other dining options around the hotel. For instance, Kasbah Moroccan Cafe led by chef Naji is a traditional Moroccan spot with an authentic menu.
The Hotel Zags Portland
The Hotel Zags Portland is a playful boutique hotel located in the Fountain district. The 4-star hotel is situated inside a modern building, transformed thoughtfully from a former 1960s motor lodge. Throughout the open area, you will find a vibrant contemporary design featuring chic furnishing, quirky decors, bold artwork, and different pops of colour.
The 174 guest rooms & suites have a much more subtle design. They feature a warm neutral palette with wooden furnishing and touches of yellow and blue. They are also equipped with bedding, a writing desk, a TV, a coffee maker, and free internet access. The rooms are all pet-friendly (fees apply) and multiple accessible rooms are also available.
A unique offering of the hotel includes its Gear Shed, which boasts tons of equipment to keep you entertained. You can easily rent different cameras, bicycles, scooters, fishing rods, board games, Nintendo Switch, yoga mats, and many more. There is also an al fresco restaurant on the patio serving a range of casual dishes and beverages.
Ace Hotel Portland
Ace Hotel Portland is one of the most iconic boutique hotels in the city. Much like the other Ace Hotels, it is hip, chic, and stylish. The hotel is set within a warehouse-style building with a bold beige and black facade. Behind the facade, it embraces a vintage-inspired design with dark wooden panels, repurposed furniture, and antique objects.
The hotel offers 79 guest rooms that feature a white, black, and wooden palette. You will also find exposed brick walls, vintage furniture, and different murals by local artists. You will of course have all the basics such as comfy bedding, a stand-up shower, and free internet access. Most rooms are also pet friendly with no extra fees required.
For breakfast and morning coffee, Stumptown Ace serves a wide variety of beverages alongside pastries, sandwiches, and more. You will also discover a ton of different dining options around the hotel. For instance, Toki is a modern Korean-inspired restaurant, while Nong’s Khao Man Gai specializes in authentic Thai cuisine.
Jupiter NEXT is the sister hotel of Jupiter Hotel, a renowned boutique hotel near East Portland. Opened in 2018, the hotel is situated inside a contemporary asymmetrical building, designed by local studio Works Progress Architecture. As you walk inside the lobby, you will find a modern industrial aesthetic with heavy use of concrete steel.
The new 4-star hotel showcases 67 modern guest rooms and suites. They all feature a minimalistic design with industrial touches and pops of yellow being shown throughout. They are also equipped with modern furnishing, comfy bedding, a work desk, oversized windows, a collage mural, a minibar, and complimentary interent access.
During your stay at Jupiter NEXT, you will have access to an open workspace, a perch balcony, a garden, and selected gyms nearby. The hotel also features an eclectic eatery on-site. Hey Love is a tropical-inspired restaurant and bar with a vibrant menu.
Kimpton RiverPlace Hotel
Kimpton RiverPlace Hotel is one of the more secluded boutique hotels in Portland. Located at a peaceful waterfront position just south of downtown Portland, the luxury 4-star hotel offers both tranquility and great convenience. Inspired by mountain lodges, the interior features a brown palette with heavy use of timber and vintage patterns.
The hotel offers multiple room options, including rooms, suites, and cottages (accessible rooms are also available). Much like the rest of the hotel, they feature a lodge-inspired aesthetic with different local elements being incorporated. They also come with cozy nostalgic furnishing, premium bedding, a large work desk, a TV, free internet access, and more. Some rooms also have a view of the beautiful Willamette River.
Besides, you will have access to a modern 24-hour gym with machines, free weights, and Peloton bikes. The hotel is also pet-friendly with no restrictions and fees! For meals & drinks, King Tide Fish & Shell is a camping-inspired restaurant that specializes in classic seafood dishes. You will of course find different wines, beers, and cocktails as well.
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