Staypineapple at Hotel Rose
What We Love
- Central location in Midtown East is good for business travelers and first-time visitors
- Fresh, modern style thanks to a recent $19 million revamp
- Unique perks include daily happy hour, a 24-hour gym and VIPaws pet program
- Read more about what to see and do in Portland, Oregon in our magazine section
What To Know
- Expect street noise in rooms on the lower floors (ear plugs come standard)
- WiFi costs $14.95 per day
- No restaurant, though guests can pick up snacks from The Cupboard and room service is available from popular Indian restaurant, Mint
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
Fresh from a top-to-toe renovation, the Fifty banishes cookie cutter in favor of a creative style and midcentury accents. Bespoke artworks dot the double height lobby, though it’s the gorgeous curved wooden staircase that dominates the newly open plan space. A floor above are the Club Room and Den, successful common rooms where guests settle into the leather chesterfield sofas or tobacco hued occasional chairs, or meet for the continental breakfast spread or happy hour from 5 – 6 p.m.
Bed & Bath
Popular with business and family travelers, rooms at the Fifty are huge by New York standards, starting at 325 square feet. All have signature Affinia beds, 42” flat-screen TVs, work stations, coffee makers and mini fridges, plus renovated bathrooms with over-tub showers and eco toiletries. Studio Suites are especially good for groups, outfitted with twin beds, full kitchens (which can be stocked in advance) and optional sleeper sofas.
There’s no restaurant, but a hearty continental breakfast spread is served in the Club Room from 7 – 10 a.m. every morning, and guests can pick up snacks and wine from “The Cupboard” located in the lobby. Celebrated Indian restaurant, Mint, supplies the room service menu from 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. As a popular stop for business travelers, the hotel gym is open 24 hours a day and a VIPaws pet program is available (food and water bowls, dog stairs etc.) for four-legged guests.
In the Area
Get a culture fix at the Museum of Modern Art, just three blocks north, then keep walking up to New York’s shared backyard, Central Park, for endless seasonal activities including ice skating in the winter and outdoor concerts during the summer. For retail therapy, prepare to get lost among the racks in Bloomingdale’snearby flagship store, or splurge on designer duds in Saks Fifth Avenue. Foodies shouldn’t miss a meal at chef Geoffrey Zakarian’s modern American restaurant, the National , or make it a classic steak night at New York institution, Smith & Wollensky.
How to Get There
I’m not sure what people are referring to in other reviews about inadequate air conditioning. I had zero issues in my stay.
The hotel is quirky. However, it works. I was staying here on business and I really like the property. You couldn’t ask for a better location right on the river.
The bartender Mark was excellent. I highly recommend you try a cocktail prepared by him. I ordered off menu, asking for a custom drink that he improved on.
The hotel is excellent and I would stay again on my next business trip to Portland. Don’t let the Pineapple theme scare you away.
The room was very clean and the staff was super nice. The location was perfect, too! It was right where we liked to be in the downtown area of Portland.
But my favorite thing about this place is how cute it is. Loved all the pineapple decor!
I really enjoyed the stay for my recent training. The food was good as was the conference room.
However elsewhere in the hotel it was very stuffy. Seemed as though there was absolutely no air circulation in the whole building. We had to request a stand up fan/air conditioner for our room because it was so stifling in there. Other attendees complained of the same thing.
This was a great little hotel. It's not quite as central as some of the other major hotels in the area, but it's near the water, a park and it was very near all of our tour routes so it was perfect for us. The staff was very friendly and helpful with suggestions as to where to go and what to do. The rooms were nicely appointed, comfortable and clean, however I could do without the big push on the pineapple merch. They hotel offers free water in the rooms and in the lobby, free coffee in the morning and in the afternoon and great mini cupcakes every afternoon. The restaurant in the hotel has really good food and has a terrific happy hour from 4-6. Best of all the room rates were very reasonable and the hotel has plenty of parking for $20 a day. The hotel also appeared to be dog friendly. I would not hesitate to stay at this hotel again.
This trip was for pleasure, I had an excellent time. All of the staff were very welcoming and polite. Your located is in a Prime area, I would definitely recommend this hotel to friends and family. Looking forward to my next stay 😎