We may receive a commission when you use our links. Monkey Miles has partnered with CardRatings for our coverage of credit card products. Monkey Miles and CardRatings may receive a commission from card issuers. Monkey Miles is also a Senior Advisor to Bilt Rewards Opinions, reviews, analyses & recommendations are the author’s alone, and have not been reviewed, endorsed or approved by any of these entities. We appreciate you using our links!!!
Review: Hotel Lucia Portland, Superior King
This was Miles’ second time in Portland within the last year and this time we thought we’d check out a different downtown spot called Hotel Lucia. It’s a small luxury boutique hotel offering a nightly Craft Beer hour ( cool differentiation from other hotels offering wine and cheese) and was a 2015 Conde Naste reader’s choice award recipient. They are pet friendly, ( which Miles was a biiiiitttt offended they clumped him into that policy) posh refuge in the Pearl District – which is smack in the best area.
It’s a member of the Provenance hotel group which runs boutique hotels primarily in the pacific north west with an attention human connection. The Lucia certainly makes guests feel as though they took extra effort to think of new and inventive ways of reaching out to their customers in Portland style.
Lucia is for the foodie not the hoi polloi.
On second thought, foodies may just be the hoi polloi in Portland. However, for anyone visiting, you will not feel as though you are amongst your hometown hoi polloi, but rather amongst the avant garde, style makers. Every other block is a foodie explosion: from food trucks to farm to table, food is the pulse of Portland and microbrew the blood. The Lucia sits in the epicenter.
Style and substance.
This hotel is more funk than ‘Keep Portland Weird’. It’s a quirky vibed, retro mish mash of bright colors, hipster beards, thick rimmed specs, and foodie pride. The hotel restaurant is a local hotspot named Imperial which also serves as the kitchen for their room service. They also serve Salt and Straw ice cream, which if it were any other brand would be a foodie sin I believe. I mean this is the service menu of the hotel: keepin’ it fresh. It has Pet spiritual menus and room service. Miles posed as a pet just for these bennies.
With great pillows, luxury bedding, and surprisingly quiet yet YUUUUUUUUUUGE windows – you will sleep well. I had flown in on the earliest flight imaginable…like 5:30 am – I’ve blocked it out it was so flipping early. Who can sleep the night before those flights? Not I, I say, not IIIIIIII. So a big fat nap was in order and it was a success.
Not gonna lie…the halls are a little spotty. HAHAHA
In case you’re insane and want to work out instead of stuffing your face.
You can’t really go wrong with Hotel Lucia or The Nines ( which we stayed at last year.) – both are located in great areas of town, have quality products, but I would tip my hat to the Lucia if you’re looking for a more authentic Portland experience. The Nines is a great hotel, but it’s still a starwood property – which is a great thing for consistency, points, and return on investment – but the Lucia feels boutique in a town that is extremely boutique in and of itself. So have fun at either place, and drink some microbrew for me and Miles.
Monkey Miles has partnered with CardRatings for our coverage of credit card products. Monkey Miles and CardRatings may receive a commission from card issuers.
A Monkey Miles favorite for beginners and point pros alike – a staple of our wallet that earns Premium transferrable Ultimate Rewards. $95 annual fee
♥ Earn 60k Bonus Points after $4k Spend in 3 months
♥Points are transferrable to over dozen partners, or redeemable for 1.25c in Chase travel
♥5x on travel purchased via Chase Travel and 2x everywhere else
♥3x on dining, including eligible delivery services, takeout and dining out
♥3x on select streaming
♥ 3x points on online grocery purchases (excluding Target, Walmart and wholesale clubs
♥ $50 Annual Credit on hotel stays purchased via Ultimate Rewards. *New cardmembers can get this credit immediately – existing cardmembers get it after anniversary
♥ 10% Anniversary Point Bonus. Spend $10k in a year, get 1k bonus points.