Hotel Rose Review Downtown Portland

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Hotel Rose review

While “Keep Portland Weird” are buzz words for Portlanders, we don’t necessarily want to stay in a weird hotel. We want easy access to dining, shopping and outdoor recreation in the Rose city. This Hotel Rose review should give you a preview of what to expect of this downtown Portland hotel. Here’s what you need to know about a stay at Hotel Rose.

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Pet-friendly Hotel Rose metro king in downtown Portland. Photo © Nancy D. Brown

Downtown Portland Hotel Rose

A former office building, Hotel Rose is 5 stories high and offers 142 rooms with two suites. The staff is very welcoming and offers epicurean recommendations nearby or a foodie walking tour. We stayed in room #537, a metro king. The room was bright and airy and offered plenty of electrical outlets. In fact, both night stands on either side of the bed, as well as the desk, featured plugins.

I appreciated that the windows in the room opened to let in fresh air, as I’m not a fan of air conditioning.

The bathroom had one sink and a walk in shower with rainhead fixtures. Tommy Bahama bath amenities were fixed to the shower interior; a nod to the hotel’s eco-friendly efforts. The entry closet contained two plush robes, a hair dryer, safe and umbrella. Fortunately for us, the weather was splendid on our visit to Portland. Rather than opt for the umbrella, we headed downstairs to retrieve two bright yellow bicycles to ride along Tom McCall Park and the Willamette River.

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Happy hour at Bottle + Kitchen restaurant. Photo © Nancy D. Brown

Bar + Bottle Restaurant

Breakfast is served Monday through Friday from 6:30 am to 11:00 a.m. and  Saturday to Sunday from 7:00 a.m. to11:30 a.m. Breakfast is not included in the price of the room.

Lunch is served from Monday to Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Dinner is served in the restaurant from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Bar hours are Sunday to Thursday from 4:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. and Friday to Saturday from 4:00 p.m. to12:00 p.m. Happy Hour is from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily and 10:00 p.m. to close daily. If you have a chance, order the Pineapple Express cocktail! Finally, for the night owls, or those who like to eat cupcakes in bed, room service is available daily from 6:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. In case you didn’t get enough pineapple cupcakes. Wink, wink.

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Brunch is a big deal in Portland, Oregon. Photo © Nancy D. Brown

Hotel Rose Need to know

Hotel Rose is a member of Stay Pineapple boutique hotels. Rates range from $200 – $350 per night depending on time of year an availability. Pet-friendly, Hotel Rose charges $25 per night and has plush Dash dogs on the bed for additional purchase.

Complimentary cupcakes and coffee are served from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. daily in the lobby. Guests have in-room streaming of chrome cast. For the adventurous or hipsters, complimentary bicycles are available. To work off those cupcakes, Hotel Rose has a 24 hour fitness center. Complimentary chilled bottled water is on tap in the lobby daily & bottled water, coffee and tea is offered in room. Self parking is available for $20 per night. There is a $20 daily hotel fee to cover those “complimentary” goodies and perks.

Check in: 4:00 p.m.

Check out: 12:00 p.m.

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Pineapple cupcakes are served daily in the hotel lobby. Photo © Nancy D. Brown

Insider Tips: There are plenty of restaurants and breweries within walking distance of Hotel Rose. In addition to this, the Tri-Met trolley pick up is only a block over from the hotel. This was important to us as we had disembarked from an UnCruise Rivers of Adventure tour. The company used this hotel for guests of the ship flying out of Portland. We took “the Max” red line to Portland International Airport and it was cheap and easy.

For additional insider tips follow luxury travel writer @Nancydbrown on Twitter or Instagram @Nancydbrown and Staypineapple Hotels on Instagram.

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Bike ride with UnCruise Rivers of Adventure on the Willamette River.

If You Go:

Hotel Rose (503) 221-0711
50 SW Morrison Street
Portland, Oregon 97204

Hotel Rose review and all photography by travel writer Nancy D. Brown.

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