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Hotel deLuxe or Hotel Lucia in Portland?

nolonnyc May 12, 2008 10:13 PM

Prefer younger crowd, good bar, spacious rooms. Please help - thanks!

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    Kim D RE: nolonnyc May 12, 2008 11:38 PM

    Neither have spacious rooms. Deluxe has a good bar (the Driftwood Room).

    1. SauceSupreme RE: nolonnyc May 13, 2008 01:02 AM

      If you really want a young crowd with a good bar, you need to be staying at the Ace Hotel. (The attached restaurant/bar is Clyde Common!)

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        Kim D RE: SauceSupreme May 13, 2008 08:29 AM

        It should be noted that the Ace is a "budget" hotel; re: long on clever, short on ammenities. Yes, it has a young crowd, but so do hostels.

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          SauceSupreme RE: Kim D May 13, 2008 11:24 AM

          That's a good point. And really, nolonnyc should be stepping away from the hotel to get a taste of city life anyway.

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        AlbertaHound RE: nolonnyc May 13, 2008 09:17 AM

        Lucia is closer to the action of downtown - short walk to the happening old town and Ace Hotel with nice rooms. For even more spacious rooms and even closer to the young foks, try the Embassy Suites (at around 2nd and Pine).

        1. Freida RE: nolonnyc May 13, 2008 12:16 PM

          Stayed at Lucia last year - big mistake. Tiny rooms, thin walls. The bar looked pretty cool, but does it matter when you can walk to a dozen great places within minutes?

          1. JillO RE: nolonnyc May 14, 2008 10:41 AM

            I've had friends and family stay downtown at both the Marriott (the one downtown, not the one by the river) and the Hilton Towers. Both hotels had very nice sized rooms. They accrue miles, so that was why they chose those hotels.

            I've heard (but have not seen) that the rooms at the Hotel Monaco are really nice. They have pics online: http://www.monaco-portland.com/monpmn...

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              SauceSupreme RE: JillO May 14, 2008 06:24 PM

              The rooms at the Monaco are very nice. In fact, when traveling NBA teams arrive in town to play the Blazers, that's where they stay. (Bumping into Dirk Nowitzki in the lobby makes you realize that 7" tall is *really* tall.)

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                girlwonder88 RE: SauceSupreme May 16, 2008 09:12 AM

                The 5th Avenue Inn and Suites is beautiful, as well..and we've also run into NBA teams there. Man, they make the elevator feel small :)

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                  Kim D RE: girlwonder88 May 16, 2008 01:54 PM

                  The 5th avenue suites IS the Monaco. Kimpton changed the name, and remodeled last year.

            2. luvsseattle RE: nolonnyc May 15, 2008 08:17 PM

              I have to rave about the DeLuxe. I've been staying there since it was the Hotel Mallory. Plan on the rooms being the size of any older hotel. Plus, I now hear they are doing Sunday night screenings of old movies. That has to be a kick! Bar is excellent. I would say the age of the "crowd" varies widely. Staff is accomodating, but not overly helpful. All in all, an excellent place to stay. If you want to get to downtown proper, it's VERY easy as the MAX is right at your front door.

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                lovepdx RE: nolonnyc May 28, 2008 10:19 AM

                I've stayed at both Lucia and deLuxe, and both are excellent choices! Lucia is located more downtown, right by Pioneer Square and has a very hip/downtown/trendy feel to it. The rooms are average size, but aren't an issue in my mind as you basically sleep in them, right? The bar/restaurant are excellent - I recommend hitting happy hour!

                The deLuxe is located right next to PGE Park (baseball/soccer field) which is just a few blocks out of downtown, however, as luvsseattle said the MAX (light rail train) runs on the same block as the hotel so getting downtown takes 2 minutes. deLuxe has a more glamorous/elegant feel as you really do feel like a movie star (that's the hotel's theme) walking up the steps to the lobby. I recommend staying on the Alfred Hitchcock floor :).

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                  nolonnyc RE: lovepdx May 29, 2008 03:08 AM

                  Thanks so much for the response, it can be kind of a toss up but we were able to get a lower nightly rate with a bigger room!!!! Can"t beat that so I'm thrilled. Sometimes it just works out that way...

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                    lovepdx RE: nolonnyc May 29, 2008 08:10 AM

                    So, which hotel did you choose?

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