Resorts in Portland, Oregon

Resorts in Portland, Oregon
A relaxing stay at a resort hotel need not be reserved for a trip to the tropics. The exciting and beautiful metroscape of Portland, Oregon, has its own share of luxury resort destinations. The beauty of the resort scene in the Portland area is that visitors get ready access to both cosmopolitan and wilderness activities.

Avalon Hotel and Spa Resort

The Avalon Hotel and Spa Resort is located on the banks of the Willamette River in Portland's new waterfront district. It features fine dining, spa treatments, a fitness room and ready access to the downtown area. Public buses are available for trips to the mountains.

Avalon Hotel and Spa Resort
455 SW Hamilton Ct.
Portland, OR 97239-4200
(503) 802-5800
http://www.avalonhotelandspa.com

The Paramount Hotel

The Paramount, known as the "Coast Hotel of Portland," is located just a short walk from both the Willamette River and the downtown cultural and shopping districts. Besides the hotel's fitness spa, plush rooms, shuttle service to the coast and fine dining, what makes the Paramount special is the old-fashioned style of service. Bellhops dress in tailcoats and top hats and fit right into the grand and elegant old-style lobby. This is the place to go for turn-of-the-century charm.

Paramount Hotel
808 S.W. Taylor Street
Portland, OR 97205
(503) 223-9900
www.portlandparamount.com

Hotel Monaco Portland

This gem in the heart of downtown Portland is recognized around the world. Its Web site touts the hotel's inclusion on Travel & Leisure's "World's Best Values" and "Top 500 Hotels in the World" lists, as well as Conde Nast Traveler's "World's Best" and "Readers' Choice Top 100 in the World." The hotel boasts easy access to the downtown area's shopping and dining opportunities, along wth galleries, museums and the performing arts.

Hotel Monaco Portland
506 S.W. Washington at 5th Avenue
Portland, OR 97204
(888) 207-2201
http://www.monaco-portland.com/

Hotel Lucia

The Hotel Lucia is one of the most stylish and comfortable hotels in Portland, as well as all of Oregon. This trendy spot boats spa therapy packages, as well as day trips to nearby outdoor activities, and it was included on Traveler Magazine's "Reader's Choice Top 100 Hotels" list.

Hotel Lucia
400 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97205
(866) 986-8086
http://www.hotellucia.com/

Article Written By Cam Middour

Cam Middour has an M.F.A. in writing from Columbia University, and has worked for "The New Yorker," "Narrative Magazine," and the Poetry Society of America. Her work is forthcoming, or has appeared in "New England Review," "Western Humanities Review," "Sarah Lawrence Review" and others. She has been writing professionally for seven years.

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