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
My wife and I loved this hotel. The movie theme was wonderful (can't complain when Anita Ekberg is on my room key). The Driftwood Bar is a fantastic throwback bar, and Gracie's was great for breakfast. The rooms are not overly large, but why hang out in your room when there is so much to see in Portland? And the staffers were uniformly outstanding.
LOVE LOVE LOVE this place! Between Driftwood and Gracies, the staff and beautiful rooms, this is the perfect place. Walkable to everything yet not in the main hub of town. If you have time, do a winery tour with Tesla Custom Winery Tours of Portland. Roger and his team are amazing! We had Michael for the day, he was very knowledgeable and we had a blast!
This was a wonderful treasure to find. Absolutely unique and old Hollywood style. The bar was very quaint and truly great service. Ate in the main restaurant as well. Also great service. The staff was very accommodating and friendly. Will definitely stay again.
We stayed in a room with two beds, and had a great corner view of Portland. We didn't have a chance to try the food, had an early appointment. The bathroom seemed a bit small at first but once I was showering at getting ready it was just perfect. PLUS!! I huge mirror to do my makeup. I really liked the lamps, as you could change the brightness of the lamp. I can't forget, my absolute favorite coffee in the room, Portland Roasting coffee. I just love it so much! We called down to have the car brought around, and it was there and ready after we had checked out. The front desk staff was friendly at check in and check out. I would recommend this hotel to family and friends.
I attended a business meeting at the hotel over the past 2 days and stayed 3 nights. The guys who organized all the meeting food were genuinely stellar. They came and went carrying things in and out as quietly as I have ever experienced in a hotel business meeting. Food was excellent. Sleeping rooms are fine. Nice bedding. Boutique hotel with excellent service.