Getting away from it all for a few days, a long weekend or just a quick overnight can be something that we all think about doing. Second to having the time (or at least taking the time) to do it, is knowing of a unique getaway location close to Portland, yet offer something different and fresh. The Portland area has many unique sites, venues, and hotel accommodations, but we wanted to find a few that were off the beaten path that could provide a really unique experience that could get you away from the Portland area with style, solitude or maybe just plain fun.
Here are a few of some of the most unique hotels near Portland that we think you will want to try.
5 Unique Hotel Destinations Near Portland
1- Ace Hotel – Portland, OR
So here’s the deal… You live in a Portland suburb like Tualatin or Hillsboro and you want to just getaway for a quick trip to experience something new, yet remain really close for whatever reason. Maybe there’s an event downtown you will be attending for a few days and don’t want to commute back and forth every day, or maybe you simply want to have a few nights away with your special someone, that doesn’t require a lot of travel to get there.
The incredibly unique Ace Hotel in downtown Portland might just be the unique getaway location you need. Though if you are from the Portland area, getting away to downtown might not seem like something very unique or cool, but this hotel has what it takes to change your mind on that notion.
The Ace Hotel in Portland is located at 1022 SW Stark St, a great location that gives you easy walking, biking or even public transit access to so many of Portland’s highlights. Their rooms provide ample lighting, coupled with old Portland style construction in this one of a kind hotel from the past. With a small restaurant on-site, a bar and warm inviting spaces to relax and drink coffee, you’re assured to experience relaxing in a new way.
If you want a local getaway spot to experience your hometown differently, Ace Hotel Portland is a great option!
2- Brookside Inn – Carlton, OR
Did you know that we are right next to Oregon wine country here in the Portland area? Did you also know that some of the most amazing accommodations to get away from the Portland area are right there amongst the vineyards and wineries that are just 45 minutes from downtown Portland? The sad truth is that many around the world are aware of the wine, hotel and bed and breakfast treasures that are just outside Portland’s back door, but many of us living here are not. We wanted to change that a little bit.
So let us introduce you to the Brookside Inn, right in Carlton Oregon. It is situated on 21 shaded acres in the heart of Oregon wine country, and this local bed and breakfast offer one of the most peaceful, unique and magical Willamette Valley lodging destinations near Portland.
The Brookside Inn is influenced by the unique character of the Pacific Northwest and features casual luxury that will give you everything you want in a Portland-area getaway. With six guest suites, each with its own private bathroom, and a chef-style complimentary breakfast, the Brookside Inn will nourish your soul as well as your belly with a unique and delicious culinary experience that incorporates the best local ingredients that feature fresh, regional cuisine from the Northwest.
As if the interior, rooms and cuisine experiences weren’t enough, the Brookside Inn location allows you to explore the many world-class wineries, local shops, and fine dining right nearby. At the end of your day you return to the Brookside Inn bed and breakfast to relaxing in the impressive great room, on the deck or take walks around the gardens, lake, waterfalls, and meadows, which are filled with trails right on site!
This unique Portland area getaway gem is one of the best-kept secrets in the Portland area that is perfectly situated to allow you to enjoy day trips to the Oregon Coast, wine and more wine. But above all else, peaceful solitude supported by gracious and caring hosts is sure to make a local Portland getaway an incredible experience.
3- The Allison Inn & Spa – Newberg OR
If pure unadulterated luxury is what you need for your Portland area getaway, then the new Allison Inn & Spa is just what the doctor ordered. Nestled within a filbert grove, adjacent to a beautiful vineyard and just outside of Oregon wine country, this top of the line luxury resort is a perfect retreat to enjoy farm to table cuisine and indulge in the local wineries bounty of select vintage wines.
The Allison is not just a four-star resort 30 minutes outside of Portland that defines elegance from the lobby, the rooms, the impeccably manicured grounds and service that whispers total luxury, but it is also an amazing spa in every sense of the word. The Allison has created a spot to enjoy relaxation with a deep massage, beauty treatments, and just plain pampering.
The Allison Inn and Spa is a great place to get away from the hustle of city life in Portland, yet be close enough to anything you might want to do. You can launch on a local area wine tour via air balloon, a guided driving tour of local wineries, or simply hop in your own car and drive from hillside to hillside to enjoy the pines leaping up to the skyline amid acres of vineyards.
The Allison tops off its visitor experience with their famous JORY Restaurant. JORY is a 5-star restaurant on the property that serves a seasonal selection of fresh harvested produce from their own grown herbs and vegetables that combine to produce amazing culinary dishes that will remind you of some of the most expensive locations around the world.
If you want to get away in Portland luxury, the Allison Inn & Spa is one to consider!
4- Columbia Gorge Hotel – Hood River, OR
If majestic views of the Columbia River Gorge are what you are yearning for, you need to hear about the Columbia Gorge Hotel. This 1921 classic hotel was built with stone walls, exposed beams made of plaster was constructed using master artisans. It’s stunning architecture and old-world charm will take your breath away.
The Columbia Gorge Hotel has 39 luxury appointed rooms, an award-winning restaurant, a lounge, and a full-service spa right on the property. You have your choice of either a riverside or garden side room. both of which will invite a peaceful getaway from the busy Portland Metro Area for an overnight or an extended stay.
Located in Hood River Oregon, the Columbia Gorge Hotel is a quick jaunt from downtown Portland that will make you feel like you are a world away. The incredibly manicured grounds of the property offer greenery and colorful native Oregon plants, rolling walkways and a view of the Wah-Gwin-Gwin Falls, which drops 208 feet to the Columbia River below.
Scenic views, old-world charm, and stately accommodations make the Columbia Gorge Hotel another great getaway hotel destination Portlanders should know about.
5- The Ocean Lodge – Cannon Beach, OR
A list of unique destinations to visit from Portland wouldn’t be complete without a unique gem located on the Oregon Coast. Only an hour and a half from downtown Portland you will find The Ocean Lodge at Cannon Beach. This one of a kind hotel sits right on the oceanfront just feet away from Haystack Rock and offers breathtaking views that are unmatched on our Northern Oregon Coast.
The Ocean Lodge’s great hall sports massive rustic Douglas fir beams and beautiful reclaimed hardwood floors that will set your busy mind at ease as you enjoy the enormous two-story river-rock wood-burning fireplace. The architecture of the property definitely looks and feels lodge, rather than the typical and hastily built boxes that dot the coast. The serene style and warm colors are a perfect combination for the tired soul.
Being in Cannon Beach, very close to both Lincoln City and Seaside, you will not be short of things to do and adventures to discover. Based in your either partial or ocean view studio room, the accommodations found at the Ocean Lodge in Cannon Beach will offer you comfort, unique experiences, and solace from your big city life. We recommend looking into the Ocean Lodge.
Whether you need a unique downtown hotel, wine country experiences, peace from the incredible Gorge or a coast getaway, you now have some highly unique destinations, hotels and bed, and breakfasts that we are fairly sure you have not heard of. If you are from the Portland area and want a weekend getaway, or even a mid-week break, these unique Portland area getaway options are sure to cover any budget, preference or need.
Have you visited any of these unique Portland area hotels?