The Duniway Portland, a Hilton Hotel
What We Love
- A rustic-chic onsite restaurant by Top Chef winner Chris Cosentino
- 65-inch flatscreen TVs in all guest rooms
- The heated indoor lap pool—a rarity for downtown Portland
- Complimentary wine tastings at the hotel lounge
What To Know
- Pets are permitted for a fee
- There’s a “secret” guests-only courtyard on the 11th floor
- The hotel is named for the trailblazing writer and Oregonian suffragist Abigail Scott Duniway
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Pet Friendly
- Room Service
Quirky urban retreat in downtown Portland whose plush terrace hosts yoga classes and live music performances
It’s hard not to notice all the reclaimed wood at this slick 327-key bolthole, a heartfelt tribute to the property’s nature-rich Pacific Northwest backdrop. Reminders that you’re actually in downtown Portland are just as prevalent, from the views of bustling Sixth Avenue to the sleek modern desks in the spacious guest rooms, which are laced with luxurious touches like Waldorf Astoria linens, marble sink countertops, local minibar snacks (Poplandia popcorn, Rain City granola), and gratis umbrellas are also provided for battling said rain. The menu at Jackrabbit, the property’s ambitious New American restaurant, is filled with head-to-tail delights like pigs’ ears and bone marrow dip as well as sustainable details like chandeliers crafted from repurposed bicycles and a gargantuan communal log table. If it’s brunch you’re after, you’ll also find it here—the potato waffles and Euro-inspired family-style breakfast boards are best washed down with tableside Bloody Marys.
In the Area
Oregon’s biggest city offers plenty of hipster charm, from John Helmer Haberdasher—the 100-year-old hat shop stocks everything from berets to Greek fisherman caps—and Wildfang, an indie women’s clothing boutique lined with tomboyish threads. The Duniway is just a five-minute walk from the Portland Art Museum, close to the city’s Japanese Garden (complete with a traditional teahouse), and within easy reach of Powell Books, a multistory independent bookstore. A nearby light rail station means guests also have zippy access to the city’s countless green spaces.
How to Get There
I have been to Portland many times and stayed in many Hotel, but after staying in Duniway, I don't think I will be staying in any other Hotel. I was on Business so it was perfect for me to walk to the office.The hotel is centrally located in the center of down town. Walking distance to many downtown locales,restaurants and shopping center. The Jackrabbit restaurant in the Hotel is a perfect place to get-together in the evenings. The rooms are very spacious & comfortable and I had no issues with WiFi connection. I found the staff to be very helpful during my stays especially the staff at the front desk..
I stayed at Duniway for three nights in the middle of week on a business trip.
The hotel is centrally located right next to Pioneer Courthouse Square. Thus, the location is great. Easy to walk the city center.
Also a parking garage is right next to the hotel which was easy and convenient for my rental car.
Basically the hotel worked and I slept fine in a good bed.
However a couple of issues lowered the experience.
I had selected and paid more for a Top floor Premier room with views.
The Premier room had only one fairly small window, and for a reason I can’t understand, the big flat TV was placed in front of it.
You could peek the city view by putting your head between the TV and the window. Obviously that is not what you see while in the room. I peeked the city once on the first day, took a picture (attached) but the rest of my three day stay the view from the room was a TV screen.
Another issue was the speed of WiFi/internet which was pathetic at all times. I complained and was given a leaflet of Premier room benefits, which I actually had not been given when checkin in. There was a code for better WiFi and internet speed. That didn’t make any difference.
I don’t get nor accept poor WiFi in a hotel. We are living modern times and for years a high speed internet connection has been easily doable almost anywhere. In a city center without a question so.
Even low price hotels should and sometimes even have excellent WiFi. A hotel representing itself as a higher level hotel, poor WiFi is just unacceptable and lowers the quality of the whole experience significantly.
It is as if the bathroom only offered cold water. Then you upgrade that to premium level (usually with big money) only to get lukewarm water.
Shouldn’t it be hot as standard.
WiFi should be standard feature like hot water.
Other notes. Service at front desk was average - they did their job but not more to raise quality and experience. There was a la carte Breakfast available but also buffet at a sister hotel across the street. I used the latter one and it was good.
The Duniway is a great stay in downtown Portland. It is convenient to restaurants and shopping and anything else. Should you need, a Rite Aid is nearby. The Jackrabbit restaurant is a pleasant surprise and the barista also does a very nice job. Our lattes and cappuccinos were delicious. One night they offered tastings of WillaKenzie wines. We have found the staff to be very good and helpful during our stays and effectively communicating to make sure everything was perfect. Our room was very comfortable, dark and quiet and our stay uneventful. Others from the conference we attended were also pleased with the hotel. The only difference between our stay in December and the one in June was the weather - from gray and wet to 90 degrees and bright blue skies.
Had gorgeous, comfortable, spacious room with great city view. Staff was very accommodating and helpful. Location conveniently central. Easy walk to many downtown locales, including Director Park, Pioneer Courthouse Square, numerous restaurants, and more.
The lobby/lounge/restaurant are such a cool and comfortable place to hang out!
Crystal the Barista
John the Concierge and
Alexis at the front desk are all top notch!
Go for coffee, breakfast, lunch, dinner or Happy Hour! The Jackrabbit restaurant is delish!