Hotel Monaco Portland -- a Kimpton Hotel Rating: 4.0 Pearls
The Monaco is part of the kid-friendly Kimpton chain, and offers a few solid conveniences for those traveling with kids. Queen Deluxe Rooms have two queen beds, and all suites have a separate living area with a sofa bed. Kids receive welcome gifts upon arrival, juice and snacks at the evening happy hour (adults get wine and beer), and kid-size bathrobes. As at all Kimptons, amenities for infants and toddlers (such as cribs and child safety kits) are available. DVD players, bicycles and companion goldfish are all available upon request at no extra charge. The concierge can recommend kid-friendly activities to do in Portland.
Hotel Vintage Plaza, a Kimpton Hotel Rating: 4.0 Pearls
The Vintage Plaza is also part of the kid-friendly Kimpton chain, but its wine theme and romantic vibe make it a bit less kid-friendly than the Monaco. Family-friendly highlights include the duplex suites, which have a bedroom on the top level and a living room with a sofa bed on the ground floor. For those who don’t need as much space, some room types are big enough to fit a rollaway bed, and all have minibars. Children 17 and under stay free when sharing a room and existing bedding with an adult, and all the usual Kimpton Kids amenities are on offer.
Inn at Northrup Station Rating: 3.0 Pearls
The Inn at Northrup Station is an all-suites boutique known for its bright, quirky 70s-style decor. Units are great for families, as they all have either a kitchenette with a sink, microwave, dishwasher and mini-fridge, or a full kitchen. All rooms have a sleeper sofa and two flat-screen TVs. The hotel also offers free continental breakfasts, and weekly wine tastings for parents. The hotel’s location, in Portland’s quaint Northwest District, is convenient for those who like to explore on foot.
The Westin Portland Rating: 4.0 Pearls
This 205-room hotel is not your typical Westin. While it does not offer the extensive kid-friendly amenities found in other larger hotels of the brand, it does feature rooms with two queen beds, studios with sleeper sofas, a welcome gift for kids, and a concierge that can suggest family-friendly itineraries.