This retro-glam 1912 boutique hotel with its original chandeliers, gilded ceilings, black and white photography (arranged by movie themes), heavy drapes, and hip cocktail lounge evokes Hollywood's Golden Era, but with welcome modern touches like flatscreen TVs, free Wi-Fi, and iPod docks. Rooms are appropriately luxe for a hotel named "deLuxe," with elegant earth-tones, plush beds, an extensive pillow menu, and iPods preprogrammed with cool playlists. For the epitome of luxe, try the Marlene Dietrich Suite, with its eight-foot circular bed, crystal lamps, and gorgeous views. Other amenities include a spiritual lending library with a variety of books on faith, and a collection of DVDs that includes all the classics (Casablanca, anyone?). The bartenders in the cozy 1950s-style Driftwood Room lounge serve up mean craft cocktails and attract a lively local scene.
Sep 9, 2012
The Hotel deLuxe is a fantastic boutique hotel located within walking distance of the hip and fun Pearl District. My wife and I were given a complimentary upgrade to a King Feature, which had a couch in the room and was quite spacious overall. Only minor gripe would be that the bathroom was a little on the small side and our tub didn't drain very well at first (to the hotel's credit, the issue was quickly resolved after they were notified). The
valet parking ($28/night) is efficient and convenient and there are plenty of restaurant and nightlife options within a short walk from the hotel. Other than the bathtub issue, we had a fantastic stay, due largely in part to the fantastic and courteous service that we received from the hotel staff. Next time we are back in Portland, we would have no reservations staying at the Hotel deLuxe again!