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
- Eco friendly
- Free WiFi
- 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
Stayed while on business in the area.
Good efficient and friendly reception.
Clean but small room, OK for one on a one night stay; not too sure it would be as good for two people staying for a couple of days or more.
Bathroom the same story.
Didn't try the restaurant - did try food in the dark / querky bar which was tasty enough.
I am in the minority with my review. I had booked this hotel based upon the many rave reviews, but our experience fell flat. First, I wish I had spent more on a hotel closer to either downtown or the Pearl District. We like to be in the middle of things as a tourist and this hotel just felt isolated on its own (but in a good area to be fair). While you can walk places, it is just farther than other nicer hotels downtown. Take a look at the visitor map and you can see that is a little on its own. Next, this hotel is old, which means small bathrooms, old windows and thin walls. Also, they only provide two small towels for the shower...I always hate that since I use two and my husband is left with a wet towel. The first night we had very noisy neighbors that finally went to sleep at 3am. I felt like I should not call to complain, because all they were doing was talking and laughing in normal volumes (no yelling or shouting) but it sounded like they were right in our room. Went down to the front desk in the morning to request a room change and they were very nice about it. They said they would store our luggage and call us as soon as the new room was ready. I was under the impression that this must happen a lot. We left around 9 and came back around 4 and received no call. When I went to the front desk, there was confusion, they tried to put us back in the original room and then finally seemed to get it worked out. Then there was some confusion as to where our luggage was. It all got sorted out but was a little frustrating that no notes were made for the new shift and that they failed to follow up on what they said they would do. The new room was nice and looked much more like the picture online than the first one. As we settled in, we heard chinking...almost like clinking glasses or a metal banging in the wind from far away. We kept looking out the window trying to determine the source of the noise. Finally we figured out it was the chandeliers in the room (little crystal chandelier in photo attached - our room had two of these that both made noise) clinking with the heated air coming from the vent. We finally just turned the heat off to get rid the noise...but of course we woke up freezing (it snowed while we were there). We also had the fire alarm go off at 7:45 Sunday morning. It almost became comical with us just trying to get some sleep. On a positive note, we did enjoy the Driftwood Bar and many of the staff were very nice. Housekeeping was awesome, with a lot of attention to detail. However, I would have preferred to stay somewhere a little nicer, newer and closer to things.
Beautiful hotel. Lovely staff. Great room service! It was surprisingly quiet too. I would stay here over and over, as the room rate was excellent and it’s close to everything. The decor is “old Hollywood” which is perfect for the age and beauty of the building.
Love the old Hollywood theme throughout the building. The bed was super comfortable. The staff was very helpful. They provide nice robes in the closet. I really appreciated the upgrade for being a return guest.
Great location and a lovely hotel with an old Hollywood movie theme. Staff is wonderful. Everyone we encountered was genuine about making sure we enjoyed our stay from the moment you make a reservation to the person opening the front door. Great nights sleep in a comfy bed and comfortable room. You won't be disappointed by choosing this hotel.