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
- 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 was disappointed with this stay. The room was not ready when we arrived, and we had to wait an hour after the posted check in time. We did get a $50 credit for the restaurant, but it had to be used in one sitting. We used it for breakfast the next day, but couldn't spend the entire amount. The room was well appointed, but very noisy. The street noise was loud and the air handlers were, too.
My stay was ok. I was only there for one night, but ended up cleaning the bathroom, as it was filthy with pubic hair scattered around the shower, floors and toilet. Disgusting,
The check in staff were excellent. Especially Ty. Very informative and personable.
Unfortunately, at check out I witnessed an almost fist fight between two staff members which included yelling to the point that I could not hear the front desk person as I was trying to check out. I finally asked both of them to be quiet so that I could at least hear what I was being asked, Completely unacceptable. I did speak with a manager before I left.
This type of behavior has me very concerned and I would be very wary to have donors, employee prospects, etc. staying at this hotel. I have alerted our hiring manager and our contracts manager about this potential embarrassment for the UO to have our name associated with this hotel.
We stayed at Hotel Rose for 2 nights and appreciated the warm welcome and the comfortable room. The hotel is well located and walking distance to some great restaurants and food trucks. The first night, Thursday, we were able to get a good night’s sleep. Unfortunately the noise on Friday night was so loud that sleep was nearly impossible. Overlooking the ramp to I-84 on Friday night with windows that didn’t do a great job of keeping out the noise was no fun. Having stayed at hotels right at busy airports, we know it is possible to mitigate the noise with good sound proofing which would be our recommendation for this hotel.
We felt that there were areas that needed to be improved. We did not get our room clean the first night we stayed there. We understand that you were booked solid. We however never got any compensation for being without a clean room. We also kept on getting phone calls that would only ring once. My wife is a Gluten Free person. There was nothing on the breakfast menu that was Gluten Free. We have come to the Hotel Rose for many years. We hope that some of these things mentioned can be looked at for future Guests that are staying at the Hotel Rose. Thank You
I really enjoyed the staff that worked the front desk everyone was really friendly and went above and beyond to make sure we had everything we needed. From recommendations to info about the hotel and surrounding area.