Where To Stay In Portland, Oregon
Portland, Oregon is a great tourist town, with so many hotel options. I think we all know how huge of a Starwood Hotel fan I am, so I was keen to check out their offerings, before I made any decisions about where to stay in Portland, Oregon.
We were headed to Portland for a long weekend of eating, and to take part in the annual the bike riding extravaganza of the summer, Summer Parkways.
I began my hotel hunt, by checking out starwood.com to see which properties were available in Portland. The Westin Portland, looked pretty from the photos, and it was only a three-minute walk from Pioneer Square, a hub of Portland activity.
Westin Portland was also close to Pedal Bike Tours, the best place to rent a bike in Portland. All good things.
After many, many, many days searching other options on the internet, weighing all the pros and cons, I decided on the magnificently decorated Westin Portland, and was fortunate to book a “Pay Your Age” rate.
PAY YOUR AGE RATE? WHAT THE HECK IS THAT?
If you’ve never heard of this (and many of you have not), your first night is billed at the full rack rate, and the next two nights, are billed for the amount of the number in the year, in which you were born.
WAIT! I AM SO CONFUSED!
- If you were born in 1965, pay $65 dollars per night.
- Born in 1957? $57 dollars for the room.
Do the math, and see how it works for you! Let’s just say, this is one time I was proud to show off my wrinkly face on my driver’s license.
Westin Portland, Room With A Gorgeous View
The hotel was really exquisite, and the view from our lovely room on the 18th floor, was outstanding. Loud SHOUT OUTS to the staff, who provided super friendly, Oregon style hospitality. For reference sake, Oregonians are flat out nice people.
But I digress….In addition to all the free bottled water we could drink, as Silver Member of Starwood’s Preferred Guest loyalty program, we were entitled to a bonus treat of either:
- Free wi-fi in hotel room
- 250 bonus SPG Points
- Drinks for 2, in Lobby Bar/Restaurant, The Daily Grill
Such A DEAL!
On so many levels, this place rocked. PLUS… we even collected some Starwood SPG points for the stay. WIN WIN WIN!
Don’t forget to tell all of your ALTA COCKER friends about “Pay Your Age”.
Thanks For Reading And Happy Traveling!