The Nines, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Portland
What We Love
- Urban chic in the middle of laid-back Portland
- Rooftop patio socializing and cityscape gazing
- The library has a pool table and original pieces from Gus Van Sant, John Callahan and Chris Johanson
- Easy access to Portland’s light rail
- Stellar dining at its two restaurants: Departure and Urban Farmer
- LEED Silver-certified
What To Know
- Lobby, rooms and restaurant are nonsmoking
- Near a gorgeous, riverfront park and walking trail
- Street parking is almost non-existent, but valet service is available and garages are nearby
- Like most all of Portland, it's dog friendly
- In-room services are easily ordered via a free smartphone app
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- Eco friendly
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
With a stay at The Nines, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Portland, you’ll be centrally located in Portland, steps from Pioneer Courthouse Square and Pioneer Courthouse. This 5-star hotel is close to Portlandia and Moda Center.
Make yourself at home in one of the 331 air-conditioned rooms featuring iPod docking stations and flat-screen televisions. Your room comes with a pillowtop bed. Cable programming and DVD players are provided for your entertainment, while wireless Internet access (surcharge) keeps you connected. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature rainfall showerheads and designer toiletries.
Pamper yourself with onsite massages and facials. You can take advantage of recreational amenities such as a nightclub, a 24-hour health club, and bicycles to rent. Additional features include wireless Internet access (surcharge), concierge services, and wedding services. Getting to nearby attractions is a breeze with the area shuttle (surcharge).
Enjoy a meal at one of the hotel’s dining establishments, which include 2 restaurants and a coffee shop/café. From your room, you can also access 24-hour room service. Relax with a refreshing drink at one of the 2 bars/lounges. Cooked-to-order breakfasts are available daily for a fee.
Featured amenities include a business center, express check-in, and express check-out. Planning an event in Portland? This hotel has 13,478 square feet (1252 square meters) of space consisting of conference space and a meeting room. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours).
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We booked this hotel through American Express Fine Hotels & Resorts and it was a big disappointment in a number of ways. The hotel itself is tacky and cold and feels like a Vegas hotel that hasn't been updated in 10 years. Besides the bed which was actually very comfortable, the bathroom amenities were scarce and more similar to a Holiday Inn, and the decor of the room itself and hallways felt dusty and outdated.
The hotel doesn't have any nice lounge areas, and we found the staff at the hotel to be unhelpful and at times rude. We went up to have a drink and appetizers on the rooftop because it was a gorgeous day, and after we stood there waiting for the 2 hostesses to finish laughing with each other, were told that we could either go to the bar - which was crowded and had little seating, or sit at the restaurant but we had to order food, and we would have to wait 10 minutes to be seated even though only a few tables were occupied. We ended up sitting indoors at the bar. It also looks like an airport terminal.
Another day we went down to the lobby area to have a drink and waited 30 minutes with no one coming over (even though others were being served). I finally went up to ask about a server and the host literally rolled his eyes at me seeming exasperated. The server who ultimately came over was very nice.
My brother was also staying at the hotel and had to call down 4 times before a crib was actually brought up for his baby. We both had "upgrades" with our bookings but our room was way bigger than theirs, even though they had a baby and crib to fit.
The clientele the hotel attracts is a combo of drunk bros and women who look dressed for clubbing - if you're into that great, but wasn't the Portland-esque fine hotel vibe we were looking for.
Overnight parking is $50 which seemed ridiculous, and when we checked out they got our bill wrong 3 times - first they failed to give us our $100 credit, then they took that off but failed to give us the breakfast credit, then it was for the wrong amount, etc.
My senses were over loaded the minute I got up to the lobby of this hotel. It is in the perfect location for exploring Portland- so many things are just a short walk away. The hotel is fresh, clean , bright and art everywhere- it is just stunning. Rooms were very spacious- we even had an attached room for a desk. Great bathroom, great bed, nice staff- I loved everything about this funky, classy hotel.
Very clean, beautiful hotel in Portland. The fitness center is packed with new machines and it is the largest fitness center I’ve seen at a hotel. The breakfast at Urban Farmer on the 8th floor is tasty. Good start to the day before touring around the area.
First trip to Portand-there on business. This is a unique and ultra comfortable hotel. It has a great location downtown-close to offices, shopping, and good river run. The beds are plush and rooms are big. Urban farmer restaurant has a cool vibe and good food with local choices. Rooftop bar provides good outdoor views of city. Tried this place blind and very happy with it. The people working there are special in the way they welcome you and show a genuine interest in making sure you fell taken care of.
We stayed four nights at The Nines and really enjoyed it. I would actually rate it a 5 minus, for reasons to be explained, but overall we found the rooms to be comfortable and well maintained, and a high level of service. The location, across from Pioneer Square, was convenient to restaurants and transportation. The executive lounge had a very nice happy hour. We would certainly stay there again.
There were a few negatives that kept it from being perfect. Our first room, on a lower floor, was very noisy because of passing trams all night. These rooms need better soundproofing. We moved to a room on a higher floor that was quiet, but had only a small closet and a refrigerator in it took up the bottom half so that there was no room for hanging long items. Following the Marriott takeover, some of the SPG elite benefits appear to have been reduced. The restaurant, reviewed separately, was disappointing.