Residence Inn by Marriott Portland Downtown/Lloyd Center (Residence Inn by Marriott Portland Downtown/Convention Center) is a great option for visitors headed to Portland on an extended day who don’t want to be smack in the middle of all the hustle and bustle of downtown (because, despite the name, this hotel isn’t actually in the downtown area). Just a quick walk away from the Lloyd Center, the biggest shopping center in Portland, and with plenty of access to public transportation, this apartment-like complex is all about convenience.
YOU SHOULD KNOW This property is probably the least stylish of it's kind in Portland area. If you’re looking for a more upscale experience, try the Residence by Marriott Portland Downtown/Pearl District.
Residence Inn by Marriott Portland Downtown/Lloyd Center offers comfortable and spacious studios, 1-bedroom, and 2-bedroom suites that come equipped with plenty of space for working, sleeping, and dining (each suite also features a full kitchen, including stove-top and dishwasher).
If you want to up the cozy factor, especially in the chilly winter months, request a room with a wood-burning fireplace.
The bathrooms at Residence Inn by Marriott Portland Downtown/Lloyd Center are plenty big, but they could definitely use a little sprucing up. The design, fixtures, and decor feel dated.
The lobby/gatehouse area of this property is open and welcoming, with a large fireplace, wood floors, and plenty of seating. They also serve complimentary tea and coffee for guests around the clock.
Residence Inn by Marriott Portland Downtown/Lloyd District does have a pool, but it’s outside, which means you’ll only be able to swim during the summer months.
The fitness center has a few cardio machines and free weights, but it’s definitely small, so try to hit the gym during off-hours.
A complimentary hot breakfast buffet is included in your room rate.
There’s no bar at Residence Inn by Marriott Portland Downtown/Lloyd Center, but the property does host The Residence Inn Mix™, weekly events that often feature complimentary beer, wine, or cocktails.
Residence Inn by Marriott Portland Downtown/Lloyd Center has plenty of access to public transportation; the bus, Portland Streetcar, and MAX Light Rail are all within walking distance. If you do decide to bring a car, self-parking is $19 per night (the price drops down to $7 if you stay 30 days or more).
Portland is known for its wide availability of vegan cuisine, and you won’t find better vegan eats than Blossoming Lotus (8-minute walk), which serves up meat and dairy-free versions of classics like Tacos and Mac and Cheese that are so good, even non-vegans become regulars. Another can’t-miss is Pine State Biscuits (6-minute drive), a local favorite that makes to-die-for biscuit sandwiches like The Reggie, which is loaded with fried chicken, bacon, and cheese and then smothered in gravy.
Not only does Swift Lounge (7-minute walk) have excellent happy hour deals (including a killer sangria for just $3), but they also might win the award for most creative flair, with a cocktail menu featuring drinks like “The Bitchy Parrot” and the “Beergharita.” If you’re more in the mood for beer, try Rose & Thistle Public House (11-minute walk), a Scottish pub with an impressive collection of both local and British brews.
WHY WE LIKE IT
Residence Inn by Marriott Portland Downtown/Lloyd Center might not be the most stylish or hip property, but it has every convenience you need for your next extended stay in Portland.