I was looking forward to staying someplace totally central in downtown Portland to the waterfront and Pioneer Square, as we planned on celebrating our anniversary and enjoying dinner at McCormick and Schmick's Harborside. After a delicious meal, we were looking forward to heading up to our (very small) room and curling up in bed.
Lo and behold, as I crawled into bed my foot brushed up onto something unrecognizable... a used sock! (That was definitely not mine or my husband's). I was totally grossed out and wondered whether or not the sheets were even changed at all since the last guest, because it seems to me that someone would know when they were laying the sheets down if there was a random sock sitting there.
That "discovery" soured my experience because everything at that point was just "meh." Parking is outrageously expensive which left a pit in my stomach, and nothing about this hotel stood out as being remarkable compared to other similarly-rated hotels in the area.
I have nothing against the Paramount Hotel-- it has potential to be a great hotel in a great location; I just felt like it was very corporate and didn't have the same touch as other boutique hotels in the area. Plus, I don't like the idea that I might have been sleeping on someone else's sheets...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- “As personable as Portland,” The Paramount Hotel offers guests professional and efficient service with genuine care and concern. Located in downtown Portland, Ore. the property combines the personal touch of a boutique hotel with comfortable and contemporary touches. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Paramount Hotel Portland
- Paramount Portland
- Portland Paramount