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
Vastly over priced. Inadequate ancient air conditioning, very small room barely big enough for bed, very small bathroom. Furniture old, cheap not antique. Bureau drawers kept sliding open, we mentioned but never fixed. I had to use scotch tape on them to keep closed. They comped us one night of our stay for our discomfort. Nice lobby, exceptionally nice woman at front desk, Kimber, but couldn’t make up for overpriced accommodations. Gracie restaurant service and food excellent. Would recommend restaurant, not hotel.
Taking its lead from classic Hollywood, the overall look and feel of the hotel was pleasing. The vintage feel and contemporary music gave you a throw back to a simpler time.
My only issue was its location, not much around it and the venues nearby don't stay open very late, making a cab ride necessary.
Excellent downtown location near train to airport. Decor is tastefully done with chandeliers, art work, period furnishings. Always a friendly welcome,easy check in, quiet location. Splendid champagne hour from 5 to 6 PM. The bar offers fresh, tasty appetizers and meals. I will return.
Hotel Deluxe is stylish, clean and has very comfortable rooms. The staff is welcoming and friendly. We have always received the best service from their front desk. Their hotel restaurant, Gracies, has always accommodated our family's needs and we have had several family brunches there. The Driftwood Room is great, but the staff there could use some lessons on service. Long waits and no attention to detail. We will definitely stay at Hotel Deluxe again.
Stayed three nights and found the hotel room and bed comfortable and quiet, the staff friendly. The hotel bar, the Driftwood Room, offered a wide choice of drinks and an excellent crab dip. Close to the Portland MAX transit and only a couple blocks from a number of restaurants and bars on 12th Ave.