The Best Hotels With Pools to Book in Portland, Oregon

Residence Inn by Marriott has an ideal location in Downtown Portland
Residence Inn by Marriott has an ideal location in Downtown Portland | © Residence Inn by Marriott Portland Downtown / Expedia
Annie Burdick

Portland is known for a lot of things – great food, open-minded attitudes, and some incredible scenery. And despite not being famous for it, the City of Roses is surrounded by water. Besides being just an hour or two from the Pacific Ocean and the magnificent Oregon coast, Portland is nestled between two massive rivers that stretch miles into the distance. So if all the watery sights put you in the mood for a dip, book into one of the best Portland hotels with pools.

1. Hampton Inn and Suites by Hilton Portland-Pearl District, for your own splash zone


A purple sofa in a room with a patterned grey carpet, blue and white patterned drapes and a writing desk with a red chair at Hampton Inn and Suites by Hilton Portland-Pearl District
© Hampton Inn and Suites by Hilton Portland-Pearl District / Expedia

Head north of Downtown Portland to the Pearl District and you’ll find this contemporary hotel. The neighborhood offers everything from shopping to dining in the city’s brewery blocks. Prefer staying in? There’s plenty to keep you occupied here – not least the indoor pool, with in-pool play equipment like a faux-bridge slide and a big shower to keep the kids entertained. You’ll wake to complimentary, hot breakfast each morning and you’ll love the rooftop patio: perch on a sofa or bar stool and watch Portland life go by.

2. The Porter Portland, for poolside bites

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Luxurious lobby with marble floors, vaulted ceiling and sleek furnishings at the Porter Portland, Curio Collection
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Looking for some me-time at a downtown hotel with a pool? This indulgent stay offers a whirlpool indoor pool, a 24-hour fitness center, a sauna, a steam room, and a soothing meditation patio with a yoga space. Once you’re revitalized, try posh plates at the on-site Italian restaurant or sip a drink and enjoy the city and mountain views at the 16th-floor bar. The delicatessen-style cafe can pack you a takeaway picnic basket if you don’t have time to dry off after your swim. In-room robes, Italian coffee and a deluxe Waldorf Astoria bed await your return.

3. Crowne Plaza Portland Downtown, for a salty swim


Suite with bedroom and separate lounge area with couches, chairs, a TV and a writing desk at Crowne Plaza Portland Downtown
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If a tastefully designed lobby and deeply comfortable guest rooms with views of the glistening city skyline aren’t enough, take a dip in the saltwater indoor pool or a soak in the adjoining hot tub. When the temperature allows, enjoy rooftop views when the doors in the pool area are swung open to a sun deck. There’s also a high-tech fitness center for gym buffs.

4. Aloft Portland Airport at Cascade Station, for a pre-flight swim

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Quirky, colorful ground floor lounge area with cube-shaped hanging lamps, grey sofas, a fireplace and a long bar at Aloft Portland Airport at Cascade Station
© Aloft Portland Airport at Cascade Station / Expedia

Crisp, modern guest rooms with ample natural light await after your free shuttle from the airport to this conveniently located hotel. Take a dip in the indoor pool to unwind after your journey, or, for those who prefer their relaxation on the rocks, take in the mod-style colors and geometric shapes of WXYZ Bar and Lounge, where you can grab a cocktail and a game of pool.

5. The Duniway, for morning workouts


Outdoor patio area with grey couches, wooden coffee tables, heaters and life-sized chess and jenga at The Duniway
© The Duniway / Expedia

Sophisticated decorative touches and sweeping city views are a given in the guest rooms at the Duniway, but the added perks are tucked away downstairs. The indoor lap pool is perfect for a relaxing dip or a morning workout, and the Jack Rabbit Bar and Restaurant, decked out in classy leather with a speakeasy vibe, makes for the second-best place to end the night. It’s beaten out only by the rooftop lounge with expansive views of Portland’s city lights.

6. Residence Inn by Marriott Portland Downtown, for a great location


A beige sofa and three red stools in front of a fireplace in an elegant lobby at Residence Inn by Marriott Portland Downtown
© Residence Inn by Marriott Portland Downtown / Expedia

After a day spent enjoying the sights and tastes of Portland, especially the iconic Pearl District, you could opt to unwind with a swim in the pristine indoor lap pool. Alternatively, grab a drink from the hotel’s upscale gastropub and cozy up in front of the lobby fireplace or one of the outdoor fireplaces, complete with Portland people-watching.

7. Hyatt House Portland Downtown, for lapping it up


Indoor, ground-floor pool and lounge chairs at Hyatt House Portland Downtown
© Hyatt House Portland Downtown / Expedia

A downtown location with ideal riverfront access is just the start for this Hyatt location. The heated indoor pool is perfect for a morning workout, followed by complimentary eggs and bacon for breakfast. Take advantage of the location at dinnertime and grab a meal at one of the harborside fine dining restaurants a few blocks away.

8. Embassy Suites by Hilton Portland Downtown, for catching a wave

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A corner lounge area with a grey couch, two grey chairs, a red leather settee and a fireplace at Embassy Suites by Hilton Portland Downtown
© Embassy Suites by Hilton Portland Downtown / Expedia

Step back to a more sophisticated era in this downtown hotel. Amidst modern amenities are tasteful glimpses of the past – plenty of original architecture can be found in the lobby with soaring ceilings and elaborate columns. The hearty offerings of Mother’s Bistro, constantly updated with cuisines from around the world, will delight all palates. Additionally, the indoor pool, with its unique curved wave design, will impress any guest.

Kim Gregory contributed additional reporting to this article.

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