With its compact layout, extensive public transit system, and popular attractions such as Portland Japanese Garden and the nearby Oneonto Gorge Mt. Hood National Forest, Portland makes an excellent destination for a family trip. Here are the best hotels in the city for families.
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.
This boutique hotel has a prime downtown location near dining and entertainment. It's a two- to three-minute walk to Powell's City of Books and O'Bryant Square, while Pioneer Courthouse Square and Portland Art Museum are both eight-minute walks away. The hotel’s super-central location and large number of room types (including double-queen options and suites with kitchens) attracts a range of travelers, including families. Other perks include free continental breakfast, self-service laundry facilities, and free Wi-Fi throughout.
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.
Though business travelers form the primary clientele, Embassy Suites by Hilton Portland - Downtown has a few features that appeal to families and leisure travelers. Its convenient downtown location is close to public transportation, and the hotel includes a hot cooked-to-order breakfast in its room rates. For kids, there is a game room with pool table, air hockey, and arcade games. Despite being an Embassy Suites property, most of the units are studio-style rooms, though some two-room suites are available. Even entry-level units come with microwaves, mini-fridges, king beds, and 42-inch flat-screen HDTVs, and cribs can be arranged upon request.