Hotel Monaco Portland -- a Kimpton Hotel Rating: 4.0 Pearls
This Kimpton boutique is housed in a historic, 1912 building with colorful interiors and solid amenities. There’s a lot for couples here, including free evening cocktails that can be enjoyed by the lobby fireplace; large rooms with whimsical style, plush beds and high-tech amenities; in-room massage services; and free loaner bikes to explore the city. Couples with an interest in art may enjoy the local artwork displayed throughout the hotel.
Hotel deLuxe Rating: 4.0 Pearls
Decor at this upscale, 130-room boutique is inspired by the Golden Era of Hollywood, where Art Deco lamps, black-and-white photographs, and heavy drapes meet modern luxuries such as flat-screen TVs and iPod docks. Rooms have a vintage style that is cheerful rather than sultry, but have plush beds and a pastel color scheme that makes them feel homey and cozy. There is no spa on-site, but the restaurant offers fine dining in an elegant, classic style, and the rooftop hosts an open-air cinema during the summer.
The Westin Portland Rating: 4.0 Pearls
The Westin brand is known for its hotels packed with business amenities, but this property feels quite intimate, with a cozy, stylish lobby and a small library. Rooms come equipped with the brand’s trademark Heavenly beds, as well as with high-tech amenities, including large flat-screen TVs and iPod docks, perfect for a quiet night in. Couples might want to book one of the multiple rooms that offer a large soaking tub or arrange for an in-room spa treatment through the concierge.
Hotel Vintage Plaza, a Kimpton Hotel Rating: 4.0 Pearls
As a member of the Kimpton brand, the Vintage Plaza offers most of the same freebies and amenities as the Monaco (free wine hours, in-room spa service), plus a few great perks of its own, including Spa Rooms with either huge hot tubs on the balcony or whirlpools in the bathroom; an excellent Italian restaurant; and a well-curated wine bar. The hotel has a wine theme and local vintages are served at the evening happy hour.