Portland waterfront hotels are few in number, though there are some good ones to choose from if you want to be close to the water. Most of the Portland waterfront accommodations are slightly removed from the water's edge, with the RiverPlace Hotel being the closest of any to the shores of the Willamette River. You can find the RiverPlace Hotel in the Downtown District, which helps to make it one of the very best riverfront hotels in Portland Oregon.
In addition to being one of the Portland waterfront hotels, the RiverPlace Hotel (pictured) in Portland is also a boutique hotel. This means that guests can expect to enjoy stylish accommodations with plenty of amenities. Among the 48 guest units are rooms and suites that are all filled with amenities. These amenities include flat-screen TVs, DVD players, free Wi-Fi, premium bedding, and high-quality bath products, to name a few. In other words, these Portland saterfront accommodations can satisfy the needs of travelers who are interested in luxury hotel amenities. Complementing the attractive guest units at the RiverPlace Hotel are some tantalizing facilities. Both the bar and the restaurant overlook the water. Other facilities that help to make the RiverPlace Hotel the frontrunner among the riverfront hotels in Portland are a 24-hour business center and a courtyard/deck area with prime river views. Guests also enjoy access to a nearby health club with a spa.
When Portland waterfront accommodations in the downtown area are what you are after, two other hotels that are worth keeping on the radar are the Hotel Fifty and the Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront. These hotels aren't right on the water, but it's just a short walk to the river's edge. The Hotel Fifty overlooks Tom McCall Waterfront Park, so it's an excellent place to stay if you're in town for the Rose Festival, the Waterfront Blues Festival, or any other number of events that are held at the park. The Hotel Fifty is all about balancing a good value with comfort, and while the rates are relatively low when compared to the other downtown hotels, you won't want for style and comfort. All of the 140 rooms and suites feature memory foam beds with luxury linens, a large flat-screen TV, a spacious walk-in shower, an MP3 player, and a mini fridge, while the facilities include a restaurant, a bar, and a business center. Guests at the Hotel Fifty, as is the case at the RiverPlace Hotel, get free passes for a nearby health club.
As for the Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront, it is the largest of the riverfront hotels in Portland. There are no less than 497 rooms and six suites to choose from at this hotel, and all of them feature attractive contemporary decors, not to mention amenities that rival those that are on offer at the RiverPlace Hotel and the Hotel Fifty. Ample facilities, which include two restaurants, an indoor pool, an onsite fitness center, and more than 20,000 square feet of flexible meeting space only help to seal the deal for some travelers. As is true of the other downtown hotels in Portland, the Marriott offers proximity to top rated downtown attractions such as Pioneer Courthouse Square, as well as the attractions that are found in the nearby Pearl District, so guests could hardly want for a better location.
Not all of the riverfront hotels in Portland are found downtown. The Red Lion Hotel on the River—Jantzen Beach and the Fulton House B&B, for example, are just outside the downtown area. The former is a sister hotel of the Red Lion Hotel at the Convention Center and can be found on the banks of the Columbia River. Tasteful rooms that are well equipped are what you will find at the full-service Red Lion Hotel on the River, and when you have down time to fill, you might exit your room and take advantage of the tennis courts, the seasonal outdoor pool, the fitness center, or the boat dock.
The Fulton House B&B is the more intimate choice when it comes to Portland waterfront accommodations. This charming bed and breakfast only has two guest units, so you'll want to book well in advance when possible. A telephone, Wi-Fi, and cable TV are among the standard in-room amenities, and guests will have little trouble relaxing on the veranda when they're not out enjoying area attractions such as the Portland Underground and the Pittock Mansion. A filling buffet breakfast is included in the rates at the Fulton House B&B, and unlike the downtown hotels, you won't have to pay for parking.
If you can't find your ideal lodging fit among these Portland waterfront hotels, there are plenty of other great hotels in and around town that serve well as riverfront hotels in Portland.