Ideally situated next to Portland’s Pioneer Square and the MAX light Rail, the Nines rests atop the landmark Meier & Frank Building and is a contemporary homage to the structure’s storied past both in its striking decor and impeccable service. A magnificent contemporary art collection by local artists graces each of the 331 guestrooms, including 13 luxury suites. Plush bedding, 42′ HD Televisions, and twice daily maid service completes the picture of approachable elegance.
- Air Conditioning,
- Pet Friendly,
- Restaurant / Lounge,
- Handicap Accessible,
- Internet Access,
Virtual reality is almost as good as being there.
TripAdvisor Ratings & Reviews
Changes make a difference
Bed in 823 was very tough on my back and made my stay uncomfortable. Stayed a lot, as a platinum member, lack of lounge access removes differentiation and appeal of nines property from other Marriotts.
10 Reasons to Stay Elsewhere
The Nines (a Luxury Collection Hotel) should be reassessed by Marriott Hotels and downgraded from a 5-star hotel to 3.5-stars. After staying at The Nines many times due to its affiliation with Bonvoy (the new Marriott rewards program) and mediocre to poor experiences each time, I've given up and am moving on. The Good: 1. Location: it's near the shopping district (but note that there are LOT of homeless around the hotel openly doing drugs due to its proximity to the courthouse where they gather). There is also a significant amount of noise from the Portland Street cars. 2. Rooftop patio (Departure Lounge): when it's not raining. The Bad: 1. Room availability upon check-in: 100% of the time I've checked in after standard hotel check-in time, I've been told that "the room has been cleaned but it's awaiting final inspection." The front desk will take your number and text you between 1-2 hours later (around 5-6 pm). 2. As noted briefly above, there are a significant number of homeless people gathering around the hotel in the daylight and night time openly injecting drugs with needles and exuding unpredictable behavior. This is not a good environment for children. The lobby is on the 8th floor which helps prevent the homeless from going into the hotel and the elevators also require a room key to go to a guest floor, but safety immediately exiting the hotel on Morrison Street is a concern. 3. The furniture in the rooms is very tired/old as it has not been upgraded since the hotel opened in 2008. As a result, there are wear marks on the velour turquoise couches, desks and bathrooms. 4. Lighting in the rooms is very dark which could be an attempt to mask the worn, tired furnishings. 5. The floor plate of the hotel is a giant square with a courtyard center so if your guestroom is on the opposite side of the floor from the elevator, the walk to/from the elevator could take up to 4-5 minutes. DO NOT RECOMMEND FOR AN INDIVIDUAL WITH A WALKING IMPAIRMENT! 7. Water in the bathrooms is never consistent. Oftentimes the faucet water is yellow and often times there is limited hot water. 8. On the northwest corner of the hotel, there are severe room vibrations from the hotel service elevator. If you choose to stay in this hotel, DO NOT ACCEPT A STREET VIEW ROOM ON THE NORTHWEST CORNER. 9. The hotel is located directly on the Portland Streetcar route. The late-night and early morning bell chiming from the street cars is very disturbing when trying to sleep. 10. The hotel used to host all of the NBA Sports teams when they came to town (which was a neat experience to ride the elevators with the athletes) but as a result of dilapidating conditions and service inconsistencies, the NBA teams are transitioning to The Porter Hotel (a Curio Collection by Hilton). In a nutshell, do not waste your money here and if you're loyal to Bonvoy (Marriott), select the new Hi-Lo or AC Hotel and if you just want a great hotel, select The Porter.
Charged me for room that wasn't used
I mistakenly made a reservation for the wrong date - the night I was making the reservation at 10pm. I thought I was making it for the following night. As I was heading into town, I called to make sure they had my reservation and they told me I had booked for the prior night - and wouldn't refund me, even though it was an obvious mistake on my part.
I had a great stay here for 4 nights. The hotel is well located in downtown Portland and despite the location the rooms were quiet. The staff are friendly, rooms are nice and the bathroom was a decent size. Would definitely stay here again when coming to Portland.
A fantastic stay
The stay is full of helpful and friendly folks. The concierge went above and beyond to find a package that had been lost in the mail. Breakfast made my heart sing. I really can’t praise the Nines enough