The Nines Portland

Portland, Oregon

Hotel rating
Trip advisor rating: 4.5 Based on 3365 reviews

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.

Trip advisor rating: 4.5 Based on 3365 reviews

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Feb 21, 2019 Chi_to_sea_mom

Despite our excitement to visit this beautiful hotel, we have had such a bad experience that we are leaving early to check into another hotel. It started off great upon our arrival with a very friendly and helpful valet and a warm greeting from the bellhops waiting at the entrance to assist. Upon our arrival to the lobby to check in, things… Read more
Despite our excitement to visit this beautiful hotel, we have had such a bad experience that we are leaving early to check into another hotel. It started off great upon our arrival with a very friendly and helpful valet and a warm greeting from the bellhops waiting at the entrance to assist. Upon our arrival to the lobby to check in, things quickly went downhill. We arrived at the desk and neither person behind the desk greeted us. Once we realized that they weren’t planning on saying hello, we did. Though decently friendly after that point, the check in period took much longer than expected despite having checked in online in advance. We had booked a room on the club level (warning: not worth it...not nearly as nice as a Fairmont Gold Club) and thought we’d have a view of Portland. When I asked what view we had, we were told it was an atrium view, next to the Club. Concerned that it may be noisy as we were traveling with a young child, we were told “yes, it will be noisy as your room is next to the Club’s kitchen but that they end service at 8:30pm.” Fair enough. That’s not late. When I asked if we could have another room I was told “no, that better rooms are reserved for top tier SPG Members.” Yikes! I travel a lot, but in all fairness, I’m not often in Starwood hotels so I don’t have a lot of program points. I appreciate honesty, but disagree with the lack of customer service here. What we weren’t expecting is that the Club kitchen starts prepping for breakfast at 5am...and it’s very, very loud. We also had the displeasure of listening to a loud TV and loud phone talker next door...until 1am. The walls must be very thin. You can also hear people on the floor above you. Other issues: We booked a room with both a shower and a tub, but our room had only a shower. Errors on room service order. Bathroom amenities so-so at best. If you like a dark room during the night, do NOT sleep in an atrium room. The curtains do not sufficiently block out the 24 hour lights. Read less
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Feb 20, 2019 tmktwio

i have stayed at the nines the last three times i visited Portland. This most recent time it was an on the fly trip for work. I showed up to the Hotel and as usual the service was great. even though i was not a guest yet, i was treated with the upmost respect. At the front desk my experience got even better, Paul and his staff did their best to… Read more
i have stayed at the nines the last three times i visited Portland. This most recent time it was an on the fly trip for work. I showed up to the Hotel and as usual the service was great. even though i was not a guest yet, i was treated with the upmost respect. At the front desk my experience got even better, Paul and his staff did their best to give me a room that fit my needs. I look forward to my next visit! Read less
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Feb 13, 2019 JDlovestoviajar New York City, New York

I opted To treat myself to a fancy weekend in Portland after a long work trip in Seattle.. Since it was the off-season I had a lot of great hotels to choose from at very low prices and I opted to splurge to stay at the Nines. Upon arrival I chatted it with the front desk agent and explained that I was really just looking forward to a nice bath… Read more
I opted To treat myself to a fancy weekend in Portland after a long work trip in Seattle.. Since it was the off-season I had a lot of great hotels to choose from at very low prices and I opted to splurge to stay at the Nines. Upon arrival I chatted it with the front desk agent and explained that I was really just looking forward to a nice bath and she upgraded me to a corner room on the ninth floor that had a bathtub Living in New York City I love a good bathtub. Sadly this wasn’t super big but it did the trick and the high-end products made it all worth it. Portland is also tax-free for shopping and nordstroms is right across the street so after a bit of shopping I made my way back to the hotel for an amazing dinner in the restaurant. I really enjoyed the bed which was super comfy and the linens were so soft. I ordered a quick snack on Saturday from room service ( the devil eggs) I had a great moderately priced bottle wine from the mini bar. Room service arrived within 15 minutes!! With so many great options for food in Portland I did not have breakfast but I’m sure it was great Despite a minor mishap involving a fire drill/evacuation Which made for a great opportunity to chat with fellow guests about our Portland it was a great stay and I will definitely be back Read less
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Feb 10, 2019 Kat M

Paul and his front desk were amazing and super accommodating for my bachelorette party! They provided champagne, mini fridge and extra glasses. They absolutely went above and beyond. The high price is well worth it as our stay was AMAZING because of the accommodations, luxurious amenities and SUPERB staff!! Thanks for an amazing stay :)
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Feb 10, 2019 AnnaMarie N Anchorage, Alaska

Perfect location right in downtown Portland. Walking distance to almost everything. Several food trucks right across the street.Beautiful hotel, modern, clean rooms, helpful staff. Nice restaurant/bar on premises.