What We Love
- Meticulously restored Regency-style stunner blending Old World glamour and contemporary comforts
- The service is the star attraction — every guest is treated like Marilyn or Frank in Hollywood’s heyday
- The hotel’s sultry Driftwood Room lounge, frozen in time since 1954
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What To Know
- Dripping in crystal and creamy tones — ideal for romantic weekends or girlfriend getaways
- Portland’s aboveground MAX rail line runs on either side of the hotel
- Just a few blocks from Portland's shops and restaurants
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
If Marilyn Monroe were alive today, she’d stay at the deLuxe, a Provenance Hotel. Just over 100 years old, the hotel underwent a major face-lift in the 1940s, and again in 2004, and has meticulously maintained its glamorous, Hollywood Regency-era styling. Antique Czech crystal chandeliers, beveled mirrors, hallways lined with vintage film photos and elaborate gold leaf–accented ceilings make this beauty red carpet–ready at any hour.
Bed and Bath
Blurring the line between grand and boutique, the 130 bedrooms are a tribute to the hotel’s moniker, deLuxe, layering Art Deco details and creature comforts, such as a pillow menu and ice cream room service care of local favorite Salt & Straw. Demure crystal light fixtures (vintage, of course) lend sparkle to large rooms dressed in mellow tones with pops of rich color from the regal green floor-to-ceiling curtains. Subway tile–lined bathrooms feature pedestal sinks and marble floors and prove everything old is new again.
Right off the lobby, two old-timey Portland restaurants continue the throwback theme. Outfitted with velvet banquettes, more overhead glitter and marble-topped tables, Gracie’s is a great spot for breakfast. Order the Elvis: triple-decker pancakes layered with peanut butter, bacon and bananas. At night (or any hour, for that matter — it opens at 10 a.m. on weekends), pull up a chair at the curvy Driftwood Room, a noirish lounge untouched down to the vinyl-rimmed bar and the cedar slat walls.
How to Get There
I only stayed one night to go to a concert at the crystal ballroom but I am so glad I did, now I have found a great place to stay when downtown. The whole vibe of the place just makes a person feel wow. very clean and classy.
On a recent long weekend visit to Portland, my husband and I stayed at Hotel Deluxe. After comparing prices of Air BNBs in the area, this hotel was only a tad pricier, and sounded much more comfortable than the similarly priced Air BNBs. We loved the Old Hollywood theme. Our room was small (which we expected from a boutique hotel) but clean and housekeeping was very attentive. We ate at Gracie's for breakfast. It has a lot of charm and the food was delicious. The hotel bar is cozy, with a great happy hour and friendly staff. When I have ocassion to go to Portland again, I will absolutely stay at this hotel.
The Hotel DeLuxe far exceeded our expectaions - great property, wonderful staff, and surprisingly convenient location - away from the downtown crowd, but close to everything! We especially appreciated the retro décor - truly felt like we were "getting away from it all"!