The best hotels in Portland, Oregon have lots of personalities—for a city known for its quirky hipster culture, thriving arts and music scene, and sporty outdoor lifestyle. Despite the sometimes gloomy weather, Portland has a natural joie de vivre and reverence for anything made locally. There is a serious commitment to environmental sustainability and support for local businesses, and it’s easy to find hidden gems around every corner.
Portland has food and drink games – famous coffee, craft beers, wine bars, chocolatiers, bakeries, ice cream shops, and restaurants of all kinds, from Japanese small plates at Takibi to seasonal tasting menus at Teresset. Luckily for your waistline, it’s easy to get around the city by bike and there are also plenty of green spaces around town, like the Portland Japanese Garden. Plus, there’s no sales tax in Oregon, so get treated to souvenirs and gifts at the hotel gift shop.
The city is divided into quadrilaterals, with Burnside Street dividing north and south, and the Willamette River dividing east and west. Whether you’re exploring the Pearl District, Central Eastside, Northwest Portland, or Laurelhurst, there are great hotels in every neighborhood.
7 Best Hotels in Portland of 2022
Hyatt Centric Downtown Portland: Best Overall
The Nines, A Luxury Collection Hotel: Best Luxury
Hotel Grand Stark: Best Boutique
Lolo Pass: Best Budget
Sentinel: Best Nightlife
Inn at Northrup Station: Best for Families
The Jupiter: Best for Music Lovers
- Hyatt Centric Downtown Portland
Why we chose it
With its central location, lively decor, and excellent staff, this hotel is unlike any other Hyatt-Centric and feels more like a cool boutique hotel than a branded chain.
Market with snacks from local brands like Honey Mama that are available 24 hours a day, hotel guests can make reservations next to the members-only Multnomah Whiskey Library
The vibe here is modern industrial chic, incorporating lots of concrete, stone, and wood, along with colorful contemporary artwork commissioned by local artists. The excellent downtown location is the perfect springboard for exploring Portland and the hip, young staff looks forward to late-night snacks, live music, or sharing insider tips for finding the best hiking trails. Plus, the QR codes on the outside of each room link to a daily updated guide of events and activities in the city by Travel Portland.
Guestroom highlights include Google Chromecast TVs with guided meditations by Headspace and Drybar hairdryers. You can also tip your housekeeper via QR code with Uptip. This summer, the lobby restaurant will open as the second location of Broma, a casual Spanish restaurant by Chef Jarad Gallagher.
- The Nines, A Luxury Collection Hotel
Why we chose it
An air of modern glamor permeates this downtown staple and the food, service, and rooms are consistently first class.
Rooftop garden and beehive, complimentary beer and charcuterie on weekday afternoons in the lobby, complimentary shoe shine
A favorite among business executives and up-and-coming NBA teams, The Nine was originally a luxury department store when it opened in 1909. The hotel pays tribute to its history, with a lobby adorned with effigies, clothing, and larger-than-life jewelry installations. Guest rooms are well-appointed, with frat robes and slippers, marble bathrooms, and elegant furnishings.
Food and drink are the main attraction, and guests can dine under atrium skylights at the Urban Farmer or enjoy pan-Asian cuisine upon departure on the 15th floor. The wraparound outdoor rooftop terrace is a fun spot for happy hour and Departures also has the largest sake list in Portland, perfect to pair with tom Kha wild mushrooms and pork wontons in a coconut-chili broth. While Departures is only open for dinner, Urban Farmer is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and the homemade English muffins are to die for. Fun fact: American actor Clark Gable sold ties here before he became the “King of Hollywood.”
- Hotel Grand Stark
Why we chose it
This redesigned historic property in Portland’s trendy Central Eastside boasts a trendy modern design and luxury details.
Well-stocked minibar with local food and drinks, 24-hour concierge service, complimentary beer and wine social hours
First built as a hotel in 1908 and then turned into a furniture manufacturer for the past 80 years, Hotel Grand Stark opened in May 2021 and retains the original hardwood floors and exterior of the building, but with a modern redesign. Portland-based North 45 Projects mix contemporary local art and vintage furnishings in common areas and rooms, mixing marble tables, leather chairs, and wooden side tables for an effortlessly chic artistic atmosphere. Rain showers, Diptyque bath amenities, and plush robes add a luxurious touch to the rooms.
Bar Chamberlain serves breakfast and dinner on the weekends and during the week, hotel guests can enjoy complimentary Drip La Colombe coffee and pastries in the lobby. The hotel also hosts a complimentary beer and wine social hour from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday, which is a great opportunity to meet fellow travelers.
- Lolo Pass
Why we chose it
This hotel and hostel hybrid in Portland’s vibrant Eastside is a great pick for the young and young at heart.
Rooftop bar, a large communal kitchen for guests
This new hotel and hostel are owned by two sisters who also operate The Local in Long Island City. Shared rooms tend to be small, but clean and comfortable, and public spaces are warm and welcoming. All rooms have en-suite bathrooms and bunk rooms with four or eight bunk beds that are great options for groups or families. There is also a coin-operated laundry facility on the second floor. The bright and airy lobby, filled with plants and shops, is a fun workspace for digital nomads and is also popular with local residents. The rooftop bar with its firepit and sunset views is a popular evening hangout
Wander the Lobby Art Gallery, which features rotating exhibitions by local artists from underrepresented groups. There is a small gift shop near the check-in desk with a small but eclectic selection of items, including tinctures and linen handkerchiefs made by hotel staff. The Lobby Coffee Shop is also excellent, serving locally roasted Cova coffee with homemade syrups and wickedly good croissants. If you want something a little stronger, check out the wine tastings with Oregon Winemakers on the Weekend.
Why we chose it
Between the Domaine Serene wine lounge and the clubby vibes of Fortune, the Sentinel has some of the best hotel nightlife in Portland.
Pet beds and bowls, public bicycles for guests to borrow, Well+Fit kits with yoga mats, barre bands, and weights delivered to guests
The Portland-based Provence Hotel operates a half-dozen boutique properties in the city, and the Sentinel is a favorite among creative and corporate types for its laid-back atmosphere and excellent wine and cocktails. The hotel consists of two historic buildings, with an east and west wing filled with pop art accents. Emerald tones in the rooms listen to the forests of Oregon and guests who book executive-level rooms and suites have access to a sixth-floor private lounge with complimentary snacks and beverages.
Formerly part of the Old Town and now part of the West End in The Sentinel, Fortune is one of the best places for nightlife in Portland, with great late-night music and drinks. Chef Jeevan Manuel is known as a “plant-based sinner” and his creative vegetarian dishes include the Nashville Chicken Fried Oyster Mushroom Sandwich and Chili Roasted Jackfruit Ultimate Nachos. The hotel also has a tasting room open Thursday through Sunday with live music on the weekends at Domaine Serene, one of Oregon’s poshest wineries. Enjoy Burgundian-style pinot noir, chardonnay, oysters, and charcuterie for a more elegant evening affair.
- Inn at Northrup Station
Why we chose it
This colorful all-suite boutique hotel has a retro vibe, with details like candy jars, board games, and full kitchens that families will appreciate.
Complimentary Portland streetcar tickets, candy jars in the lobby, and continental breakfast are included each morning
This family-friendly hotel in Northwest Portland has limited service but has a loyal following among older couples and families. Ideal for families, the Double Queen Suite has two queen-sized beds and one sleeper sofa. Each double queen suite is also connected to a king suite and most rooms have either a balcony or patio. Suites also have small kitchenettes or full-sized kitchenettes.
All guests receive an on-site parking pass, tickets to a Portland streetcar, and a daily continental breakfast that includes fruit, cereal, cheese, yogurt, bagels, and bread by Franz Bakery. They can also visit the furnished third-floor terrace to make use of the hotel’s barbecue grill.
By the end of the year, guests can book the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry package and will receive four general admission tickets to the museum and four attraction passes for the theater, planetarium, or USS Blueback submarine tour.
- The Jupiter
Why we chose it
After an $800,000 renovation, this iconic rock ‘n roll motor lodge is back and better than ever.
Douglas fir concert venue, chalkboard doors, tents outdoor venue
When Hotel Jupiter opened in 2004, it became the anchor for the emerging Burnside neighborhood, launching small businesses and connecting locals and visitors. The community is still at the core of the Jupiter ethos, so instead of in-room coffee machines, guests fill their mugs with freshly brewed coffee each morning at the Doug Fir Lounge, where they meet like-minded music lovers.
The newly renovated rooms still have a retro vibe, matching the exterior of the 1960s Motor Lodge, but with new furniture and colorful murals depicting musicians or Marilyn Monroe. The hotel’s biggest attraction is the Doug Fir Lounge restaurant, bar, and basement music venue that seats over 300 guests. It has been recognized by Rolling Stone as one of the best small music venues in the country and artists such as The Decemberists, Spoon, and St. Vincent has played, then spent the night here.