The Hotel Zags

Portland, Oregon

Virgin rating

The hotel

Like a living art installation, The Hotel Zags echoes downtown Portland’s cultural soul. Its setting among the sparkling theatre and art scene is just the start. The building itself has the makings of modern art, with its mid-century minimalism played out in crisp lines and simple colours. Inside, they’ve curated a collection of more than 500 regional artworks, which amplify the simplicity of the design. And outside, the showpiece of its urban garden is a 15 foot high living wall – a ‘gallery’ of plants that provides the backdrop for the private courtyard’s fire pits, lantern-lit walkway, and neatly clipped planting. It’s an ideal spot for cocktails and small plates from Nel Centro, the swanky yet simple hotel restaurant, which transports you straight to northern Italy and southeast France with its Riviera-inspired dishes.


  • Room Service
  • Valet parking
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Internet Access
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Beside Portland Mall, in the middle of the city’s cultural and arts hub, which is also home to many of the city’s most loved dining destinations, theatres, galleries, museums, and green spaces. It’s also right by the MAX rail line, making sightseeing even easier.

Hotel information

174 rooms and suites. All with large picture windows, air-conditioning, flat-screen LCD HDTV with HBO and pay-per-view movies, iPod docking station/alarm clock, complimentary WiFi, telephone, mini-fridge, coffee maker, safe, hairdryer, bathrobes, and complimentary local newspaper. Cribs and baby amenities available on request. Premier City King Rooms have city views, and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Premier Garden King Rooms have courtyard views and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Premier Double Queen Rooms have city views, and 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Executive City King Rooms have city views, a late checkout, the fastest WiFi, and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Nel Centro (Riviera-inspired menu featuring dishes of northern Italy and southeast France, breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Sunday brunches, daily happy hour). Courtyard lounge (for small plates and cocktails from Nel Centro, with lounge areas, fire pits, and living wall). Daily pass to 24-hour Fitness (1 block from hotel, with cardio equipment, weights, indoor lap pool, sauna, steam room, and whirlpool). Games room*. Gear shed* (bikes, cameras, games for rental). 24-hour sundry shop. 24-hour concierge. 24-hour business centre. Room service*. Complimentary WiFi. Valet parking $35 plus tax per night (payable locally, subject to change).

This hotel has resort fees that are included in the room rate (subject to change)

Resort fee includes: - Two bottles of complimentary water - $15 per stay food & beverage credit (mini-bar and/or hotel shop) - Day passes to 24-hour Fitness, one block away – Use of Pure Cycle cruiser bikes (subject to availability) – Unlimited local phone calls – In-room gourmet coffee. Resort fee, tax and inclusions are subject to change - please see hotel check-in for current inclusions available to you upon arrival.

*Denotes local charge

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Hotel Zags… Loved it!!

May 21, 2022 MrKIT27

What a joy! My friends and I spent only one night at Hotel Zags but it left quite an impression. We spent the first night with s’mores over the fire. Great location. Friendly staff, and an overall chill vibe. Particularly Shelby made us feel welcome and encouraged us to come back and visit! Can’t wait to book another trip!
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May 20, 2022 jerrylC8402ZC

In town for a work trip. Great hotel great decor and beautiful lobby. Thank you zags for a relaxing place during a stressful time! Good food and wonderful staff. Got a $15 credit for snacks and was able to sit by the fires.
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May 17, 2022 sydneye162

I had a great time staying over for my work trip. Room was comfy and the outdoor patio seating with the fireplace was amazing. I felt very well taken care of by Michael and his team! Would highly recommend for work or fun.
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May 14, 2022 roadiecat

We attended the painting class today that included brunch and drag queens and it was the best!! Food was delicious and abundant, all the queens were hilarious and so sweet, and we loved the painting class! Will definitely go again.
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May 14, 2022 DylanOnTheRadio

Beautiful modern hotel located in downtown PDX with great amenities and an even better staff. You can play games in their game room and rent bikes to explore Portland. Jordan was extremely helpful during our stay. Would completely recommend!!!