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The Best Hotels for Getting Around Without a Car in Portland

Deanna deBara | April 27, 2018

There are some cities where getting around without a car is pretty near impossible. Portland is not one of those cities. With its excellent public transportation system and reputation as one of the most bike-friendly cities in the nation, Portland is a city you can easily navigate without a vehicle.

But some hotels make it easier to enjoy Portland sans vehicle than others - and if you’re not planning on traveling Portland by car, they’re definitely the hotels you’ll want to shortlist for your trip. Here are the five best hotels in Portland if you want to visit the city without bringing a car.


Orenco Hotel

Why it made the list

If you’re in the ‘burbs on a business trip, the last thing you want to have to do is drive around looking for a place to eat or hang out. But at Orenco Hotel, you don’t have to. This property is located in Orenco Station, the urban hub of Hillsboro (home to many of the Portland area’s top employers, including Nike, Intel, and Yahoo) where you can walk to literally everything you might need your stay, including restaurants, shops, and a weekly farmer’s market.

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Hotel Rose

Why it made the list

Hotel Rose has a great downtown location, where you can easily get to tons of restaurant, shops, and cultural attractions on foot. But if you want to venture out further, Hotel Rose makes sure you can get there - no car necessary. The hotel provides complimentary bike rentals to guests during their stay so you can explore the city like a true Portlander - on two wheels.

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Inn @ Northrup Station

Why it made the list

Portland has plenty of public transportation that will take you all over the city, including the Portland Streetcar. And when you stay at the Inn and Northrup Station, all you have to do to access it is literally walk out the door - there’s a Streetcar stop directly in front of the hotel.

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RiverPlace Hotel

Why it made the list

If you’re traveling to the city for a major event (like the Portland Rose Festival or the Waterfront Blues Festival), the last thing you want to do is drive around town looking for parking - and at RiverPlace Hotel, you won’t have to. The hotel is located on a pedestrian riverwalk just a few steps away from the Tom McCall Waterfront Park, which hosts many of the city’s biggest events - which you’ll be able to access without ever stepping inside a car.

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Kimpton Hotel Vintage Portland

Why it made the list

Kimpton Hotel Vintage Portland pays homage to Portland’s bike culture with a lobby art installation of repurposed bike parts. But they take it a step further in integrating bicycling into their hotel culture by offering free bike rentals to guests of the hotel. All you have to do is ask at the front desk.

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