The Nines Portland

Portland, Oregon

The hotel

Taking over the top floors of downtown Portland’s iconic Meier & Frank building, The Nines delivers uncompromising luxury, style, and location. It’s just steps from Pioneer Square, one of the city’s leading landmarks, and is surrounded by shopping and dining opportunities. The Nines’ own food is faultless from top to bottom: the atrium’s Urban Farmer steakhouse accompanies farm-to-fork dishes with local moonshine punch; while the rooftop houses Departure, a sleek Asian dining room with Portland’s biggest saké list and two outdoor patios, offering city, Willamette River, and mountain views. But, if you’re just looking for a simple bar snack and cocktail after hitting the hotel’s fitness centre, The Library lets you sink into its leather sofas, cossetted in the comforts of this book-lined sanctuary.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Right next to Pioneer Square, this hotel is well located for shopping, for Pearl District’s dining, and for a stroll to the microbreweries. There’s a MAX light rail connection across the street, making exploring easy, but you’re within half a mile of cultural musts like Portland Art Museum, The Portland Center for the Performing Arts, and Powell’s Books. It’s also 2.3 miles to Portland Rose Gardens, and 2.9 miles to Washington Park.

Hotel information

331 rooms and suites. All with climate control, 42” HDTV, DVD player, in-room movies, iPod docking station, MP3 port, radio/alarm clock, WiFi access, telephone, refreshment centre, rainforest shower, hairdryer, iron and board, bathrobes and slippers, and daily newspaper of your choice. Superior Rooms are 191-351 sq ft and have 1 king-size or 2 queen-size beds (on request), sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Deluxe Rooms are 218-489 sq ft and have 9-ft high ceilings, oversized windows, upholstered window seat, and 1 king-size or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Urban Farmer (modern farm-to-table steakhouse with bar, breakfast, lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch). Departure Restaurant + Lounge (Asian menu, bar, rooftop setting with outdoor decks). The Library (bar menu and cocktails). 24-hour room service*. In-room massages*. 24-hour fitness centre. Billiards. Concierge. Laundry/dry-cleaning services*. Safe available at front desk. ATM, WiFi*. Valet parking $47 plus tax per night (payable locally, subject to change).

*Denotes local charge.

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating The Nines delivers on its luxury promise

Oct 19, 2021 Mindwanderer Atlanta, Georgia

Stayed here for a weekend trip during a gloriously lovely weather weekend in Portland. The hotel makes great use of an historic building, and has kept the large outside windows. Unless you’re just using your room to sleep, ask for a room with outside facing windows (rather than courtyard facing). In fact, if you are particular about your room… Read more
Stayed here for a weekend trip during a gloriously lovely weather weekend in Portland. The hotel makes great use of an historic building, and has kept the large outside windows. Unless you’re just using your room to sleep, ask for a room with outside facing windows (rather than courtyard facing). In fact, if you are particular about your room wishes, call and discuss the options with the front desk - lots of different kinds of rooms here. The hotel staff are friendly and I never saw a long line at reception. Breakfasts are good, and cocktails at the bar in the evening too. The surrounding area has some homeless, but not so different from any other US downtown area, until you get up near the main train station and China town which should be avoided at night. Comfortable beds, AC worked well, and room was very clean. Overall lovely stay. Read less
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Oct 18, 2021 I2452YRjohnl San Francisco, California

This was easily the worst among the so-called luxury hotels I have stayed in (I have stayed in well over 500 over the past twenty years). There's that tell-tale sign of a poorly managed hotel as I waited a long time before I was checked in. I was initially put in a room so close to the lobby that I could hear the noise. When I asked to be put as… Read more
This was easily the worst among the so-called luxury hotels I have stayed in (I have stayed in well over 500 over the past twenty years). There's that tell-tale sign of a poorly managed hotel as I waited a long time before I was checked in. I was initially put in a room so close to the lobby that I could hear the noise. When I asked to be put as far away from the elevators (or the lobby) as possible, I was given a room right next to the staff elevator (!). No apologies. The breakfast was equally atrocious. One morning I was told the wait would be 45 minutes. When I ordered eggs benedict, the dish itself was extremely hot but the food was stone cold (indeed, the spinach was partially frozen). When I asked to have it reheated, it came back at roughly the same temperature. I can go on, but it is not worth the while. It is NOT a luxury hotel, but basically a sub-standard Hilton or Marriott (and, indeed, it is owned by the latter). Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Def not a 5 star experience

Oct 18, 2021 Rannamanna Las Vegas, Nevada

Loved some things…check in on the 8th floor, all staff excellent, .beds were very comfortable. Room left us puzzled. Very dusty chandeliers, no bath mat to prevent slipping in the tub, no soft close toilets hence they were VERY noisy. Requested a coffee machine, which was promptly delivered. Keurig, I guess Nespresso was not in the budget. … Read more
Loved some things…check in on the 8th floor, all staff excellent, .beds were very comfortable. Room left us puzzled. Very dusty chandeliers, no bath mat to prevent slipping in the tub, no soft close toilets hence they were VERY noisy. Requested a coffee machine, which was promptly delivered. Keurig, I guess Nespresso was not in the budget. Food, was ordinary. Overall not a 5 star experience for us. Next visit it’s back to the Pearl district. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Lunch and Amazing Valet Service

Oct 13, 2021 529NichD New York City, New York

Shayne and Derek were awesome. They knew I was running up to Urban Farmer for a quick business lunch, and in the midst of a busy day-really took care of my vehicle. The hotel and restaurant is awesome as well. -D
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A little gem in the city..

Oct 11, 2021 hdcal916 Elk Grove, California

Just stayed an amazing few days in this hotel.. I was checked in by Thomas and checked out by both Bradley and Thomas. They both exuded what customer service should be in the hospitality department. Very accommodating, professional, friendly and helpful. We were stranded d/t flight delay and Bradley was kind enough to extend our check out. … Read more
Just stayed an amazing few days in this hotel.. I was checked in by Thomas and checked out by both Bradley and Thomas. They both exuded what customer service should be in the hospitality department. Very accommodating, professional, friendly and helpful. We were stranded d/t flight delay and Bradley was kind enough to extend our check out. The hotel is very beautiful and modern. The beds were firm enough and pillows were soft and the bed was just awesome. They had complimentary bottled water and dispensers for shampoo, bath wash and conditioner. Love that.. great service, great location (waking distance to Nike, Nordstrom, Starbucks) and trams right in front. The bellhop were so kind. Will definitely be back to stay again.. thanks Thomas and Bradley for your customer service. Read less