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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Jan 15, 2020 JuneNapat1 Las Vegas, Nevada

Stayed here only one night last weekend. We had a few hotels in mind while we booked this trip and we chose The Nines for one night based on location and hotel stars. Yes location was great. It’s right in the center. It’s very convenient location. You can take MAX train from the airport to the hotel easily. Room was cute. Turn down service was… Read more
Stayed here only one night last weekend. We had a few hotels in mind while we booked this trip and we chose The Nines for one night based on location and hotel stars. Yes location was great. It’s right in the center. It’s very convenient location. You can take MAX train from the airport to the hotel easily. Room was cute. Turn down service was nice. Hotel staff were friendly. Happy hour at Urban farm inside the hotel was a nice way to kill time. But personally we will only stay here again if we can get a good deal. Overall my experience was good. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating What's with the tiny toilets?

Jan 15, 2020 57rl Boston, Massachusetts

If you are taller than average (or bigger) the toilets in this hotel literally might not work for you, let's leave it at that. I am not even much taller than average and they are problematic. I know NBA players stay here since I have seen them multiple times, can't imagine what they do unless their plush suites have better toilets. I have stayed… Read more
If you are taller than average (or bigger) the toilets in this hotel literally might not work for you, let's leave it at that. I am not even much taller than average and they are problematic. I know NBA players stay here since I have seen them multiple times, can't imagine what they do unless their plush suites have better toilets. I have stayed in multiple rooms here and always have the same problem. Some rooms, yes, maybe the bathroom configuration requires a pint size toilet but definitely not all of them. The toilets mar an otherwise excellent hotel experience so think very carefully about whether it might affect you before booking here. Read less
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Jan 7, 2020 goinggetsgood

I recently hosted a 90th birthday party at The Nines’ Departure restaurant for family and friends, followed by an overnight stay in the hotel with the guest of honor. My hope was for an experience that would please my sophisticated, well-traveled special guy and I was not disappointed. The entire staff whom I interacted with before the event and… Read more
I recently hosted a 90th birthday party at The Nines’ Departure restaurant for family and friends, followed by an overnight stay in the hotel with the guest of honor. My hope was for an experience that would please my sophisticated, well-traveled special guy and I was not disappointed. The entire staff whom I interacted with before the event and those who engaged with us during our stay went out of their way to make sure we had a fun and memorable celebration. Our suite was luxurious and well appointed with a view that sparkled with the lights of the city. Dinner at Departure was a fabulous adventure in culinary excellence. I chose the Chef’s Imperial Tasting Menu with wine pairings as a special treat for my guests. It was a great choice. Each course was delicious and well presented by our server Ben Hogan. I know I will come again to The Nines for another special occasion. Even though I live in downtown Portland, my experience and stay at The Nines was a perfectly wonderful escape and one I was pleased to have chosen for a special birthday celebration. The staff at The Nines exceeded my expectations in making this event so wonderfully memorable. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Nines the Top of the Town - Best Place for a Portland Adventure Concierges and Service!

Jan 6, 2020 GATripOut

We had an excellent experience at the Nines between Christmas and New Year's. From the moment we made phone contact at the hotel w/Jesse and Brian for our bookings and questions about our room to the concierges Patrick and Pai guiding us on our 4 day/3 night visit to Portland to the valets/bell men and women who could not be kinder and more… Read more
We had an excellent experience at the Nines between Christmas and New Year's. From the moment we made phone contact at the hotel w/Jesse and Brian for our bookings and questions about our room to the concierges Patrick and Pai guiding us on our 4 day/3 night visit to Portland to the valets/bell men and women who could not be kinder and more helpful. The hotel is in a fantastic location with excellent sized rooms and a lobby area fit for families and friends to mingle and linger at all hours. Service was incredible at this hotel and we have traveled throughout the world with kids and this hotel welcomes everyone. Patrick, one of the amazing concierges advised us on everything from restaurants (South Park Seafood) to driving to the visually stunning Colombia Gorge area to view the beautiful waterfalls to micrbreweries to visit and neighborhood walks from the Pearl to Nob Hill to the Japanese gardens(that parents and teenage boys loved) . Pai another very informative concierge even recommended The Crown, a local pizza place that rivals NYC pizza in between the other amazing eateries of Portland. Patrick and Pai both recommended the MAX for ease of transport throughout the city and we were glad they did! They are an amazing asset to the Nines! Urban Farmer, one of the on-site restaurants was a delight for breakfast every morning with fantastic servers, the creative chef and the use of amazing fresh ingredients. While the hotel was extremely busy we were treated royally by all --with answers to questions and requests. We would stay here again! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Reliable, Great Location, Dog Friendly

Jan 6, 2020 ATL-Travelbug Bend, Oregon

Recently had a quick stay over New Year’s. The Nines offers a fantastic location in Portland. Sadly, the location doesn’t make up for how much downtown Portland has deteriorated recently. The homeless and drug abuse are the worst I’ve witnessed in years. Discarded needles on park benches, sidewalks, in the shrubs. And the hotel works constantly to… Read more
Recently had a quick stay over New Year’s. The Nines offers a fantastic location in Portland. Sadly, the location doesn’t make up for how much downtown Portland has deteriorated recently. The homeless and drug abuse are the worst I’ve witnessed in years. Discarded needles on park benches, sidewalks, in the shrubs. And the hotel works constantly to keep people from entering the hotel who are not guests. It’s sad. The hotel is luxury but it’s not uber luxury. Our room was generous in size and it was a corner suite with lots of windows and space to spread out. The bathroom was large too. The bathroom mirrors and lighting are not the best but you figure it out. Room was super clean which is the most important feature. Décor is fine. Nothing that knocks your socks off but it is luxury but not anything that wows you. It’s the “modern” aesthetic that seems a bit dated. It was cool once, now it seems like the norm. Club lounge access was nice—decent but nothing special. No complaints, just not worth going out of your way to have access. Hotel was quiet and relaxing—something I find very important. Service is fine, can't say I had a remarkable experience either good or bad. We brought our dog along for the trip. I was surprised the hotel was dog friendly. Good news, it’s not over-run with pets. It’s a slippery slope to allow pets without feeling like a kennel. They do a great job at balancing this. However, other hotels do a much better job at welcoming pets by providing bowls, etc. They just ask you to acknowledge the pet policy (totally fair) and pet fee (again, totally fair) and pretty much ignore your pet. Also, there is no dedicated pet walking area and the closest patch of grass is a few blocks away at waterfront park which is where I saw needles on park benches. Seems like a missed opportunity to not have a better pet experience when the hotel accepts pets as guests? Food options onsite are amazing. Departure rules the roof and it’s the best. Never disappoints and the menu is always changing and reflects the seasons. Urban Farmer is good—hard to occupy the same building as Departure. The portions at Urban Farmer and big and make sharing easy. Either restaurant is a fantastic option for a meal onsite. This hotel is a reliable option for a trip to Portland—it checks all the boxes and works well for what it is. Read less