Rated 5 out of 5 by Vinolover Stylish small hotel in a perfect location
We visited Portland for the first time to celebrate our anniversary and chose the Westin based on location and the good reviews. We were very happy with our decision. From the friendly helpful front desk staff to the upgraded corner room with wonderful view of the west Portland hills, we loved everything about this hotel. It has a boutique hotel feel in the middle of the city. Easy walk from the Tri-Met rail station arriving from the airport and for touring the city. The hotel is in the center of downtown Portland, easily walkable to great food, shops and pubs. We loved walking down to the riverside trail every day for our morning exercise.
Room was compact but comfortable. Really loved the corner room with floor to ceiling windows, lots of light and great views in two directions. Even had big windows in the bathroom, lots of counter space and dimmable lighting. I generally prefer a soaking tub and the corner rooms only have showers but the shower was huge with a rain shower head. I find the Westin beds to be a little too soft but it was fine and loved the pillows. Desk was well thought out with easy access plugs for multiple devices. Housekeeping was good but we did take advantage of the Green Choice for three of our five nights since we didn’t need full service every day.
We only had drinks in the hotel bar but the service was good and both the bar staff and the front desk staff were helpful in suggesting other nearby restaurants as the hotel restaurant didn’t have much to offer for our party of four vegetarians.
Would recommend this hotel to anyone coming to Portland and in fact due to a flight change on our upcoming trip we have to spend another night in the city so we booked a return to the Westin based on our great experience.
November 15, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Yea52 Mostly very good
The Westin Portland is very good overall and we have stayed there before. Staff is excellent, except the housekeeping staff seems not to be supervised. Arriving at our room the mini-bar had not been re-stocked from the previous guests (so we had to call to get it re-stocked right away so we would not be charged), and the full-length bathroom mirror (on the back of the bathroom door) had overspsray spots all over it. The next day's cleaning did not resolve the full-length mirror issue, no wash cloths were left for us, no extra toilet paper was left for us, and a clump of hair was left in the bath tub. However, we would stay there again, because overall is is a terrific hotel.
July 18, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Erroni Wonderful Weekend
Thanks to an outstanding staff and superb facilities our birthday weekend in Portland was even better than anticipated! It began with a very helpful Valet and Bellhop duo, continuing with the perfect hostess Teresa checking my wife, our dog and me in and sorting out all issues in a delightful fashion, then continued to a wonderful room on the 9th floor. The room service experience that evening was perfect and the rest of the weekend continued apace with numerous interactions with the Westin team, and in every case we were impressed with their friendliness and quality of the support received. We will be back!
October 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by mmourice Westin Portland is a Definite 5 Star Hotel
The Westin is in a great location, has great rooms and actual showers in the bathrooms (a plus that I personally think is huge).
The staff is extremely attentive and professional, the location is great to all of Portland and the hotel restaurant has very good food.
November 5, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Anderson94 It's The Suite Life of Austen
When you pull up to the front, the valet's immediately open your door and the Westin experience begins.
The staff is friendly and was able to accommodate my early check-in request.
My suite was clean and smelled fresh. The shower was roomy and comfortable, as was the rest of the gorgeous bathroom.
My friend and I ordered room service, and I was very impressed. My virgin mojito was amazing! The fish was fresh, and the french fries that were served were some of the best I have ever had!
The Wi-Fi is $12.95 per day, which sounds like a lot, but with access for up to 5 devices, and incredible speeds for a hotel of this size, I was more than happy to pay the fee.
The final bill didn't include WiFi, which was a huge perk for me! I absolutely love getting surprises, and free WiFi had me beaming from ear to ear.
The Westin Portland is within walking distance from Pioneer Place, a Starbucks and a Peet’s Coffee.
My advice is to stay in a Suite if you are traveling with 3 people. It's very easy to relax and decompress.
I will stay at this fine hotel every time I come to Portland.
November 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by NicoleCWTseattle front desk staff is knowledgeable rooms are lovely
from the moment we arrived with superb service from front desk agent, Victoria- the experience was great. She was very knowledgeable about her hotel as well as very accomodating with directions and looking up and creating a new SPG card for me since i lost mine. Excellant service ... she acknowledged and remembered us at check out as well. We love the beds the new rooms and the happy hour in the restaurant. thank you Westin portland for a lovely stay with my family. Working for Nordstrom i am used to having to give great 110% customer service and the Westin portland and staff gave it back to me.
July 11, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Frankie3 Ale fest stay
My fiance and I stayed one night here for the Holiday Ale Fest because of a special deal they offered and we were both very pleased with the experience. The location couldn't have been better and the staff were awesome. The bed was comfortable and the room well appointed. The bathroom was a little bit of a let down and the shower stall was a disappointment, it felt like a 1970's apartment shower. Other than that, it was a great place to stay. I loved the bar and restaurant portion and the desk clerk was top notch. Valet service cost a bit too much but was relatively quick. Great place!
December 7, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ellie17 Beyond Expectations
Beautiful hotel! Upgraded to corner room. Very spacious with an amazing huge tiled bathroom. Pleasing color tones. As gold members, we were surprisingly offered breakfast, as well, at the Daily Grill. A very pleasant stay!!
October 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by SantaFeSandy47 Consistently Excellent!
My husband and I have stayed at this hotel four times a year for the past few years. We have NEVER had a bad experience there. We always comment to each other that the staff is so well-trained, the rooms are so clean and quiet, and the hotel location couldn't be better. Every time we've used the restaurant or bar, it has exceeded our expectations. We will continue to stay there on every visit to Portland.
October 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by kimmikens second best hotel in Portland
If you know Starwood then you know you can't go wrong with a Westin. It starts the moment you walk in the door after being greeted by friendly valet staff you're greeted by the coolest desk agents this side of the Mississippi. The smell is so uniquely Westin and it always triggers thoughts of happiness and relaxation. As for the bar, it's fantastic! the area is very nice and clean and classy. theres a great fire pit across the bar as well. it all makes for a really great atmosphere! So stay here if you want a great night's sleep or meet up for drinks with colleagues
January 31, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by DandL Overall, it was ok
...but I would like to say that the lack of food choices for a late dinner was a problem. We were only able to get a salad after 10pm and we had to go to the bar to get our wine and even that closes at 11pm. The linen is also sparse, only leaving two washcloths each day. I called for more and got them but geez! And when I ask for a quiet room, putting me in a room next to the ice machine and maid room is NOT my idea of quiet. I would hesitate to recommend this hotel until I see some changes. The front desk though was very helpful for dinner suggestions and trips.
July 23, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by TML25 A great location in Portland
My wife and I stayed here for a quick getaway, and it was perfect. Easy access to the restaurants and other attractions of Portland. The room was very comfortable, and the staff was responsive. That said, they had to respond, as several items were missing from our room when we checked in. Not a big deal, but a lack of attention to detail by housekeeping. Our final folio was incorrect as well. Again, staff cheerfully corrected it upon request, but it added to the overall impression of things being good, but not quite right.
August 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cindy45 Great location
This Portland hotel is in a great location for walking around Old Town, Downtown, and the Pearl. The hotel lobby, bar and restaurant is designed for the comfort of its guest and I was pleasantly surprised with the beauty of the decor. We stayed in a king room that was designed beautifully. The bathroom was huge with a tub on one side and a walk-in shower on the other. Although the bathroom had a large mirror over the vanity and a full length on the door, it would have been good to have a mirror in the bedroom too.
August 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by michaelt08037 Westin Portland 1/22-1/23 2014
I stayed at the Westin in Portland for the first time during my business trip on 1/22-1/23. I have been traveling to Portland for work recnetly, and during my last trip I stayed at the Sheraton by the airport. IT was TERRIBLE. So this time, I made sure to stay at a different SPG property, and it was the Westin downtown. This place was GREAT! I would recommend it to anyone going to town. It is centrally located, rooms are all very nicely appointed, the gym isn't huge, but has all you need, and the staff were all very friendly, and helpful. The best people there were the doorman/ valet guys. They were funny, and helpful, and always acted as if they were enjoying themselves and tehir job which was a great first impression of the hotel.
January 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by NCtravelerJD Great Service from every person
This trip, I had the chance to meet not only customer facing staff but serval members who work in the back of the house. Everyone is extremely well trained in customer service!
The front desk leaders, the housekeeping leader, the finance leader to the GM never compromise service and attention to the littlest detail!
October 9, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by CHEF definitely a step backwards
My girlfriend and I chose to stay at the Westin because, of all the other SPG hotels, the Westin is by far our favorite. However, this trip was a definite step in the wrong direction. First, the elevators. I understand and appreciate the regular maintenance on the elevators. But, performing routine maintenance on the elevator, leaving on operational during the new years weekend is unsatisfactory. A little planning ahead. With the new years celebration, I expect a little bit more noise. When I can hear and understand the conversations of guests from the opposite end of the floor is unacceptable. it did not help that I was in the adjecent room. Lastly, the laundry/dry cleaning service. When I checked in, I asked about the service, the person at the front desk said yes they have the service but it will not be going out that day (sunday) but will go out in the morning and be back by monday evening. I brought my clothes to the front desk after I got myself situated in my room. My items never were returned and I have not received sufficient information on why they did not return on time or even their whereabouts. Today is Thursday, still no answer. As I said, I love staying at the Westin whenever I travel but I after this experience, next time I may reconsider staying that the Westin in Portland.
January 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by physiciantraveler48 Another Excellent Stay
I recently discovered this new SPG property in Portland, ME and was excited to have an option for Portland, ME within the SPG family - first time in 7 years! The hotel is quite beautiful, with some charm from the bones of the original property dating from 1927, with really lovely and completely renovated and modern Westin rooms and interior space. I stay in SPG properties around the country and this is one of the nicest hotels I have stayed at in many years. The staff are all young and professional, clearly well trained. The room was super clean, modern, and comfortable. The restaurant had excellent lobster rolls and is clearly looking to compete with the excellent food scene in Portland. I enjoyed my 3 stays in March and April (for business) so much, I just booked a summer weekend for my family. This property is a welcome addition to the SPG family and it is great to now have an option of a modern, beautiful and unique Westin in Portland.
May 11, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Maximus Botique style Westin - Excellant location!
Unabashedly stylish! The staff super friendly and property is the the right balance of style and convenience. The bar- tender even brought a dog dish of water for my Boxer so we could all enjoy a drink in the small but stylish lobby lounge. Super location and great restaurants (yummy Italian!) just steps away!
I will say the hotel policy of Not leaving your pet in the room unattended is ridiculous considering they consider themselves pet friendly, and upon check were just that - very friendly! Other than that silly rule i would recommend it.
January 10, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Grace1113 This hotel is fine.
I usually stay at Starwood hotels and have had great time. I chose this time as well. Overall, it was fine but wasn't as good as I expected.
I used valet parking service. The staff was great but I found small scratches on the back bumper. I can't complain to hotel since I don't know if it happened at the hotel parking lot. All I know is there was no scratch when I went there. And the only place I parked during the day was the hotel.
I like Starwood hotels and am going to stay in a few weeks. Hopefully, I can have a good experience again.
December 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Word Great Stay
the Portland Westin was very comfortable and a great place to stay. Hard to beat the location and the staff made it a great experience. I'll definitely wil be back. Stayed 3 nights, the staff was great, from the moment I checked in, front desk was extremely friendly and provided great options for restaurants around town. I valeted my car and each time I was greeted by name and car was always ready when i called for it.
The food in the restaurant was very good. Ate at the restaurant and ordered room service, each time the food was great, using fresh local foods. The price was steep which is unfortunate. There too many great restaurants in Portland where you can get just as good or better meal for a lot less and within walking distance of the hotel.
December 20, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by NCtravelerJD Even for fun - the service is fantastic
Normally a great place for the business traveler last week they hosted FC Bayern Munchen for the MLS All Star friendly.
They never missed a beat, maybe only the bartender who was totally overwhelmed, they did 4X the normal service on a Tuesday night. Perhaps overly critical to offer only 4 stars, the rest of the service and experience was 5 stars easy.
The hotel had a completely different vibe as did the staff, but the service never wained. A great time for all travelers, tourists and players!
August 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by HappyTravelerDC It was like coming Home!!!
I was so impressed with my recent stay at the Portland Westin. I had not been there for 6 months and the valet, Ali, greeted me by name when I pulled up to the hotel. IMPRESSIVE!!! Everyone went above and beyond to insure my stay was confortable. When I found out last minute that the facility I was to make a presentation at did not have a projector, Alyssa made sure she had one delivered to my room in plenty of time for my presentation. I was so relieved and my presentation was a success!!! Thank you to all at the Westin Portland!!!
August 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by seattlelite11 Clean, comfortable, and great staff
Have been staying at the Westin Portland for past decade and the customer service has been better in recent years. (the hotel also got renovated) The front desk staff named Cody was very friendly and exceptionally nice which made our stay much better during the holidays. I forgot the name of the front desk staff during the night shift, but he was also very nice. And of course, the valet staff are ALWAYS superb. Will be back! The only thing I was sad about was that the shower head was no longer a heavenly shower head in our bathroom.
January 2, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by crb27 Unfortunately, the room temperature couldn't be changed
The hotel is conveniently located and the staff quite nice. Unfortunately, it's difficult to sleep well when the room temp is 70. The thermostat was ineffective. When I called for help, I learned that Maintenance would need to fix it and my option was to change rooms (at midnight) or open the window. I opened the window - street cleaners and early delivery traffic added to the ambiance. Night two - the temp was down to 67. I opened the window again. And yes, I had checked before leaving that morning that Maintenance would address the problem. No one followed up with me to see if the problem had been resolved to my satisfaction. As my first stay in a Westin, I am a bit disappointed. Don't know that this will be my first choice next time I'm in Portland.
January 13, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by cacti1 Hotel was great--restaurant lacking
Breakfast was slow --servers need training and need to be much more efficient. Receptionist sat us -waited about 10 minutes until she came back apologized for delay and brought coffee and tea. Spilled the hot coffee on table and her hand. Proceeded to wipe up floor and then the table with same cloth!!!Waited another 10 minutes for waiter. Didn't clear dirty dishes in timely manner. Busboy walked around like he was lost.
September 12, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Bruce333 No reliable Internet service
Spent what seemed like 30 min with tech support on the phone trying to get Internet access. It worked for about 20 and then gave up. Hotel charged me for phone call! Unable to watch Beaver game available on cable channels. No AM radio available to listen to it.
October 13, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by PrincetonTraveler Classy and comfortable
Upscale property with friendly, professional staff. Good location, with easy access to all points of interest. Quick and courteous check-in and check-out. Rooms are clean and well kept; bathrooms are particularly spacious and luxurious. Rooms we had both were quiet and comfortable: fresh air, pleasant views and no noise. Short walk to varieties of shops and excellent restaurants (as well as famous food trucks). Picasso, fireplace and built-in iPads (all in lobby areas) put this Westin a cut above similar upscale hotels.
December 5, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by amc235 Disappointed
My husband and I were traveling in Oregon and stayed here one night. We usually have great experiences at Westins but not here. We were unable to access the internet after paying for it. We were on the phone with the help line for over 15 mins with no resolution. When I contacted the front desk, the man was also unable to help and had a condensending tone when I explained the problem. He said he would comp the internet but never did.
The rooms are nice but that is it. Would recommend Westins but not this location.
December 18, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by SantaFeSandy47 Staff & Hotel Meets All Needs
My husband and I have now stayed here twice for 4 nights each, as a result of using our SPG points and being SVO owners. It is a truly outstanding hotel on all counts! If we needed anything, it arrived quickly and with a smile. The one and only shortcoming is the little fitness center--certainly adequate, but not great. While I haven't met the General Manager, I think he must be incredible to instill the work ethic, efficiency and attentiveness in the staff. Also, the restaurant and room service is outstanding!
February 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by MTVeronica Gorgeous hotel - but small room
This hotel is located in the heart of Portland, and is close to everything. There is no swimming pool, so that could be an issue for some (my daughter was very dissapointed). We were upgraded to a deluxe corner room, which was lovely but way too small for three people. I should have asked for a different room - my fault, but my husband and daughter were tired and just wanted to unpack and relax.
September 5, 2014