Finding the right place to stay is crucial when booking travel.
Sure, we all have a budget, but we want to make the most out of our vacations as well. That’s where boutique hotels come in. Staying somewhere that’s not a chain has its perks—delicious food, interesting decor, helpful staff—making it an experience all its own.
And Oregon has a plethora of experiences to explore. Whether you’re looking for a nice place to stay in wine country, on the coast, near the water or in the heart of Portland, these are the 10 best boutique hotels in Oregon.
The Kimpton Riverplace Hotel is the perfect place to stay for the traveler who wants to explore the city of Portland while staying close to the river. Located adjacent to the Willamette River and Tom McCall Waterfront Park, the eco-friendly hotel offers a variety of accommodations, including marina facing suites, fresh seafood at the on-site restaurant, King Tide Fish & Shell, and a beautiful venue for a city wedding.
Ashland may be Oregon’s hidden gem. The quaint Southern Oregon town is home to some breathtaking wineries and tasting rooms, mouthwatering restaurants, and an annual Shakespeare festival that theater lovers flock to every summer. The Ashland Springs Hotel sits in the middle of it all, standing tall in downtown Ashland. Fashioned after small European hotels, the charming hotel was built in 1925 and offers everything from spa treatments to an impressive, free continental breakfast for guests.
The Coho Oceanfront Lodge is for anyone who wants to treat themselves on the Oregon Coast. Aside from boasting killer panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and being a two-minute walk to the beach, the Lincoln City-based luxury hotel offers an indoor pool, hot tub and sauna; on-site spa facilities, and a variety of packages ranging from romance for couples wanting to get away to bonfire, which is fun for the whole family.
Bend is all about being eco-friendly, as does its premiere place to stay, Oxford Hotel Bend. Priding itself in being the Central Oregon hub’s only boutique hotel, the Oxford boasts sustainable practices while providing luxurious amenities visitors won’t be able to find anywhere else in the city. Located in the heart of downtown Bend, the Oxford is a prime location for those who’d like to explore everything the high desert town has to offer.
The Nines lives up to its name—the five-star boutique hotel is for travelers who want to get the Portland experience in luxury. Located next to the city’s iconic Pioneer Square, in the heart of downtown, The Nines is walking distance from the Portland Art Museum and Japanese Gardens—two must-see destinations for anyone visiting the City of Roses. For those who want to relax right where they are, the hotel also offers two delectable on-site restaurant and bars: Departure and Urban Farmer.
Inn at the 5th is for travelers who want the full Eugene experience right at their doorstep. The boutique hotel is located at the historic 5th Street Public Market, which houses a handful of artisan shops and eclectic restaurants. The inn offers fine dining options, a 24-hour fitness center, spa facility and pet-friendly accommodations for those traveling with their four-legged friends.
The Allison Inn & Spa is the definition of luxury in Oregon’s wine country. Located in Newberg, the resort sits nestled in 35 acres of hillside, seven of which are dedicated to estate vineyards. The hotel boasts rooms with fireplaces, a terrace or balcony, and spa-like bathrooms, as well as full-service spa facilities and exquisite dining at the on-site Jory Restaurant. In the heart of the Willamette Valley wine region, The Allison is the perfect place to stay for a weekend of wine tasting.
The Jupiter Hotel is the gem of Portland’s Eastside. For travelers interested in the unique culture found in the Rose City, the renovated motor inn turned boutique hotel is a great place to start an exploration. The trendy hotel combines a modern and retro ethos and still has the heart of the motel it used to be. If you’re a music lover, Jupiter is connected to Doug Fir Lounge, which is a great place to grab dinner and a drink, and catch a live show.
McMenamins Edgefield is an adult’s wonderland. Built in 1911, the former county poor farm in Troutdale was bought and renovated by the McMenamin brothers to become a compound that includes both hostel-type and private bedrooms, a relaxing soaking pool, spa facilities, multiple restaurants, a movie theater, golf course, nearly 10 bars and an amphitheater that hosts world-renowned musicians during the summer. The property is only 16 miles from downtown Portland, but it might be hard to leave once you check in. It’s that much fun.