Residence Inn by Marriott Portland Downtown / Pearl District

  • Room Type : One bedroom suite
  • Stay Nights : 4 nights
  • Stay Num : 2 people

"Residence Inn Portland Downtown / Pearl District" of Marriott Hotel is located in downtown Portland, Oregon, close to restaurants, nightlife, bars, etc, and the size of the room I decided to stay in was comfort. In this period, there is a reason that accommodation expenses are high in the center of downtown, and it is possible to stay relatively cheap by slightly shifting the area you stay in away from downtown. Especially, in addition equipments such as a full kitchen, a refrigerator, a fitness gym was very attractive. Also, it was nice to have breakfast included in the plan. I will explain how my stay was.

Hotel exterior, entrance and front view

Although, the exterior of the hotel was under construction, they were only working on one side of the hotel and the other areas looked gorgeous with a unified color of yellow, white and brown.

There was an unusual garden and there was a bench and a table there and it was designed to make your stay more entertaining.

Night time hotel exterior

It was a wide entrance with a garden which made you forget that you were in downtown.  

Fireplace in lobby by the  front desk

Front counter seen from lobby

There were refreshment at the front desk such as coffee, water, and also lemonade which was very nice. There were cookies at the check-in counter.

Also, there were plants at the front desk and by the elevator that looked asian.

1 bedroom suite room

The room was big enough for two. I had a sense of openness when entering the room.  

This is the living room

The entrance door seen from the room

There is also a working desk.

The living room and the bedroom were separated. There TV on the wall

There was a bedroom with two beds and a TV . Nice sunlight came through the window.

It was comfortable bed, with a good spring and a comfortable texture. I slept lik a baby until the next morning.

The sofa in the living room was also a pullout bed. Even when the bed was out, the  living room felt big enough. A friend came to stay with us, but since the living room and the bedroom was separated, I could sleep soundly without worrying about the sound of the people talking.

Full kitchen and cafe corner in guest room

There was a big kitchen and a dining room

There was microwave, toaster, dishwasher, coffee maker, a large refrigerator and a freezer.

There were coffee, tea and salt pepper on the cupboard, and also pots, knives, spoons, forks, wine glasses and dishes in the kitchen. There was regular and decaf Coffee.

There was detergent for dishwasher, sponge and detergent for hand washing, paper towels and etc.

Clean bathroom

The bathroom was large and easy to use. The sink was spacious and the counters were spacious, there are plenty of shelves under the sink, and you can put your makeup there.

It is a clean bathtub with a shower. It was a stylish shower curtain.

The water pressure of the shower was also strong and satisfying. There was no problem with wastewater. In the shower room, there was an installation base where you could put your own shampoo etc and it was convenient.

Bath amenities included, shampoo, conditioner, solid soap( large and small,) and body cream. For shampoo conditioner I think that quality is very normal. Body cream can be described as lemon sage, but I think that the smell is too strong for men. The color yellow is too strong for me, I had a little resistance using. There are large and small solid soaps, but the same thing inside. If I washed my hands with solid soap they became dry.

Closet and safety box

The closet was big with wide drawers. It was also deep, so you can store plenty of things in it. It was rare for a closet with a hanger that has a basket. I ordered 10 extra hangers and hung a total of 20 clothes, but it was still wide and I could put in 2 large suitcases in and I was able to keep the room tidy.

A closet with a height of about the waist was convenient because it was possible to place a suitcase on the top without taking the clothes out of the suitcase. There was no a safety box.

View from the room

There was no terrace or balcony, and the view from the window of the room was a general thing where buildings and stations could be seen.

It was a room facing the courtyard so I was able to see the town behind the bridge with some green as well.

The union station was visible from the living room, but the impression that the union station itself was just a big station rather than the being a nice station. I often saw a freight car pass by. I felt that it would have been better if there was a balcony.

Breakfast atmosphere

We had a buffet style breakfast every morning.

Variety of bagels. Bakery corner was devised so that the food did not dry.

There was a cheese corner that I have never seen in other Marriott hotels.

Sausage for scrambled eggs

An example of a breakfast. There was plenty of different kids of foods. The Camembert Cheese was especially delicious.

I also had some serial as well.

Coffee station. It is substantial. Ice coffee was also prepared.

It is usually crowded, but when it gets closer to closing time, which is 9:30, it gets less crowded.  

Around the hotel restaurant

For the restaurant in the hotel, the front lobby in the same place as breakfast became a bar, it seems that it is open from early afternoon. Happy hour was set in the evening and late night. Although I did not use it this time, other people seemed to  be enjoying it. I often saw people enjoying having the drinks in the garden and also drinking it during  meetings.

We did not eat at the restaurants in the hotel, but ate around the hotel instead. We had lunch at a Chinese restaurant three minutes from the hotel.

Because was 2 p.m, it was empty. The Wonton Soup was tasty.

This is a sushi restaurant behind the hotel. I am comparing Salmon that the chef prepared for me.  

Lunch box at the sushi shop.

The hamburger that I had a t the via hole DESCHUTES that I went every night.

The grilled salmon plate was delicious.

Facilities at the hotel, swimming pool and laundry

There were no souvenirs shops in the hotel and only a snack corner. The lineup of wine seemed like Oregon famous for wine was enriched, too. There was frozen food and I thought that it would be good for a late night snack, but there was a grocery store in the walking area so I did not see people using it that often.

Business center

The pool had a large indoor heated pool. It is best for adults. There is a feeling of openness with the window. There were also many beach chairs on the poolside. Some people were swimming seriously  because there was about 20m in length.

There was a fitness gym next to the pool.

There were a lot of washing machines. It looked like a town.

I think that the garden is what the hotel is selling!  I was surprised to see the garden always cleaned up nicely. There were lots of tables and sofas so that people can gather and also sit and use their computers and work.

Hotel surroundings environment

There is a union station and I hear the sound of the train from time to time, but it did not bother me. Since it is still downtown, there are homeless people and beggars on the streets so it is a bit scary to walk alone. Because the hotel has a bellboy station, I felt safe around the hotel.

I am walking in the center of downtown.

Famous food track zone in Portland.


The street was made with tiles and I was able to get to downtown with only a short walk or a short ride on a bike.

It was convenient that a bicycle can to be easily borrowed because they are installed in places all over town.

Staff & Customers

The hotel staffs were always smiling and very polite. The bellboy was friendly and opened doors to our car and  escorted us smoothly. Everyone was a professional. When I asked for more hangers on the first day, the housekeeper brought some to my room right away and I was surprised at how fast they work. Even if you can’t speak perfect English, the staffs will try to understand you patiently.

Guests stayed in tourists, families, not only Americans but also European and Asian people. People at the hotel seemed to be just season so it seemed like tourists were coming from all over the world. Overall it was Middle High class people.


It was my first stay in Oregon, and I made the right choice by staying at this hotel. There are shopping and sightseeing spots where you can walk on foot, even if you do not have a a car, so I was able to enjoyed myself. In addition, I was able get a nice exercise at the gym in the hotel. In the evening I could walk to the restaurant and go to different restaurants with my friends. I had good access to downtown wherever I went. Also, as for the hotel, even if we came home late in the evening after coming home from the bar late at night, we could not hear the noises in the next room, we did not need to be quiet. The plan comes with a free breakfast, but the area for meal was also wide and the staff told us good places to eat at.  When I made a request to the staff, they gave me a take-away box, so I was able to bring breakfast to my room. The only difficulty was that Wi-Fi was slow.