The Westin Portland Rating: 4.0 Pearls
While this Westin feels less business-oriented than other hotels of the brand, it offers a wide array of great amenities catering to those in town for work, including a 24-hour business center, a small fitness center, customized running maps, a concierge, and in-room spa services. Modern rooms feature large flat-screen TVs, iPod docks, and the trademark Heavenly Beds, and have spacious work desks with padded chairs. The hotel's on-site events space spans over 2,500 square feet. Catering, audiovisual equipment, and Internet access are all available as well.
The Benson, a Coast Hotel Rating: 4.0 Pearls
The Benson is a favorite among business travelers for its classic elegance and many amenities. It features spacious rooms with up-to-date technologies and nice bathrooms, a modern fitness center, and a 24-hour business center. For a drink after a long day of meetings, the Palm Court Bar offers a classy ambiance and great cocktails. The hotel also houses over 18,000 square feet of flexible meeting space with Internet access, LCD overhead projectors, flip charts, and technical support service.
Hotel Monaco Portland -- a Kimpton Hotel Rating: 4.0 Pearls
This Kimpton property is a safe bet for business travelers. It not only offers several 24-hour services --including a fitness and business centers, and room service -- but it also has several freebies those on a work trip may appreciate, namely an evening cocktail hour and morning coffee and tea. The on-site tavern has a popular happy hour and solid American fare, and the hotel offers in-room massage services. Rooms are large and bright, and feature flat-screen TVs, stocked minibars, and work desks with comfy seating.
Paramount Hotel Portland Rating: 3.5 Pearls
This 154-room property is solid upper-mid-range pick in a central location in Downtown Portland. Rooms are spacious and comfortable, with a soothing, sophisticated color scheme (grays and golds) and modern amenities, including flat-screen TVs with PPV movies, mini-fridges and free Wi-Fi. Business travelers might find the small but modern fitness center, solid restaurant, and business center with secretarial services convenient. Plus, meeting rooms have modern equipment, and catering can be arranged for events.
Hotel Lucia Rating: 4.0 Pearls
The hotel's sleek rooms, with luxurious bedding, pillow-top mattresses and high-tech amenities are the highlight here, but features such as a wide array of 24-hour services -- including room service, the fitness center and the business center -- also make it a great pick for business travelers. The two quality Asian restaurants, stylish lobby, and central downtown location round out the experience.
Hotel Fifty Rating: 3.5 Pearls
With contemporary decor, flat-screen TVs, iPod docks, free Wi-Fi, comfortable memory foam beds and big work desks with ergonomic chairs, the Fifty's rooms are well-suited for business travelers. Meeting rooms have up-to-date audiovisual equipment and high-speed Wi-Fi, and H50 offers creative cuisine in a modern atmosphere. There is no fitness center on-site, but guests get free access to a nearby 24-hour gym.