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 Beautiful Hotel with Perfect Location

Jun 16, 2019 975annelieset Council Grove, Kansas

This hotel is luxurious to the nines! The rooms were beautiful and very comfortable and the staff services were top notch. It would be nice if there were coffee makers in the room for early flights. The curtains were also not blackout, that might be nice. Really great room services.
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Jun 15, 2019 Bradbkuhn

I have never left a hotel review before, but the Nines was just an overall horrible experience. While the hotel is pretty and has nice restaurants, Customer service is close to non-existent. We waited over an hour (at 10-11 pm) to have sheets delivered for the couch. We reserved and paid for a city view suite, yet they had us facing the inside of… Read more
I have never left a hotel review before, but the Nines was just an overall horrible experience. While the hotel is pretty and has nice restaurants, Customer service is close to non-existent. We waited over an hour (at 10-11 pm) to have sheets delivered for the couch. We reserved and paid for a city view suite, yet they had us facing the inside of the hotel and could not move us until the second night. When we were given a "city view" suite, below is what we got. Glad we paid such a premium. We were right under the bar / restaurant so we were kept up all night. We had to ask to have the room rate adjusted more than 4 times to reflect the fact that we were charged for a city view but were not accommodated. The employees at the front desk routinely lied. The week before, I stayed at the Duniway less than a block away for work. I'd highly recommend staying there. Better accommodations, better customer service, better views, and dramatically less expensive! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Hands down the best hotel in Portland

Jun 15, 2019 Skipper1930

I have stayed at many hotels and none of them hold a candle to the service I get at The Nines. From the valet to the concierge, the service is unbelievable. The valet even remembered my name, gave me a high five and thanked me for coming back. Patrick, the concierge, made our dinner reservations a week ahead of time, to make sure we could get a… Read more
I have stayed at many hotels and none of them hold a candle to the service I get at The Nines. From the valet to the concierge, the service is unbelievable. The valet even remembered my name, gave me a high five and thanked me for coming back. Patrick, the concierge, made our dinner reservations a week ahead of time, to make sure we could get a seat. We were so very grateful to him. Bradley, at the front desk, has made sure I get my toothbrush, that I always seem to forget. Paul, at the front desk, made sure I was upgraded to a bigger room with a view. He also explained my bill to me when I was confused about a few things. He went on to say 'no problem at all', when I thought I was taking too much of his time. He then asked me if I had anymore questions and if I didn't but then if I think of any later, just to let him know and he will see to it that my questions are answered. I want service when I am at a hotel. The service at The Nines, begins when I pull up in my car. I have learned that the Manager at The Nines is VERY service oriented. That may be the diffence between The Nines and many other hotels. It starts at the top. Ibrahim is the Managers name. He is a rock star and I dont mean he gets drunk and makes bad decisions; I mean his impeccable service makes him a rock star. He is the reason that people want to stay at The Nines. He has instilled in his staff that they must take care of the person putting groceries on their table. He leads by example. When he asked how our stay was, we told him about one small concern regarding the person in the next room who left their dog alone. We had already taken care of this the day before when it happened. The staff took care of the situatikn and got the dog taken care of. But when we told the Manager about it the next day he compensated our breakfast for it. Amazing, as it was not necessay. However, he went that extra mile anyway. I teased him a little, as I think he's a cutiepie. I think he was ebarrassed, so I decided not to call him a cutiepie again. Maybe I will call him sweet precious instead lol. Seriously, I think he works extra hard juat so he can prove to the world that he is more than a pretty face. He does seem to have a brain as well. Read less
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Jun 12, 2019 Chela S Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

This is my second time at The Nines and it was better than I remember it. From the moment we pulled up we were greeted by their friendly staff and were able to effortlessly get all our bags from our car and up to our room. Toby, was quick to offer some late night food options and gave us the run down on great burgers (because that is exactly what… Read more
This is my second time at The Nines and it was better than I remember it. From the moment we pulled up we were greeted by their friendly staff and were able to effortlessly get all our bags from our car and up to our room. Toby, was quick to offer some late night food options and gave us the run down on great burgers (because that is exactly what we were in the mood for). While my husband was getting us checked in, Toby also took the sweetest picture of me and my son looking at the art installation in the lobby. He is an absolute treasure! Paul at the front desk was also able to get us a perfect room on a higher floor to help minimize noise. Best nights sleep after a long day of travel, can't beat that! Thanks again! Read less
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Jun 7, 2019 KathieVee San Francisco, California

Jean-Marc is worth following where ever he goes in his career but we are lucky he has stayed at The Nines for several years now and things are the best they have ever been. That said, under his GM-ship, the hotel has become one of the best if not the best on the West Coast, is not broader. Everything is constantly being upgraded. Beds you want to… Read more
Jean-Marc is worth following where ever he goes in his career but we are lucky he has stayed at The Nines for several years now and things are the best they have ever been. That said, under his GM-ship, the hotel has become one of the best if not the best on the West Coast, is not broader. Everything is constantly being upgraded. Beds you want to tuck into your suitcase and take home. Rooms you could live in indefinitely; staff who live their work and create “home” for all of us who stay, sometimes for long periods. Judi, Ibrahim, Katrina... Patrick...the best of the best! Read less