Hyatt Centric Downtown Portland Review
The Hyatt Centric Downtown Portland opened in February 2020, just a few weeks before COVID shifted the landscape of travel. I booked one night in July at a rate of $128 +tax.
The Hyatt Centric is located centrally. I had no problem finding on-street parking (though the signage is a bit confusing). To park with the hotel (valet only) it is $47 a night.
Portland is walkable and the SW 11th and Alder Max light rail stop is across the street.
I arrived around 3:30pm and there were no other guests in sight. The desk agents were friendly and noted that my World of Hyatt number was attached. I was told I had been upgraded to a city view room. I forgot to ask for my waters so I came back down and they had the bottles (aluminum) brought up to the room.
The lobby is small and modern with a seating area in the front corner.
Off the lobby is the restaurant, Masia, that serves tapas with a Spanish influence.
Hyatt Globalists receive breakfast in the restaurant. I booked a rate that included breakfast. It seemed like there wasn’t a limit on the amount you could order. The food was fantastic; one of the better Hyatt breakfasts. And who doesn’t love churros and chocolate for breakfast? Note that the use of disposable cups/containers was due to COVID.
I was assigned room 1011, a City View King.
The door opens into the middle of the bathroom with the sink to your left and toilet/shower to the right. Some people might not like this unique layout but I thought it was kind of cool.
The king bed has a headboard that wraps around with built in bedside tables and lights.
Built into the bedside tables are usb ports, power outlets, and light switches to control the entry area lights.
The bed faces a wall mounted TV and empty storage unit that is equipped with pull out drawers for clothes.
A built in desk with feature wall and light is between the TV and window.
Also in front of the window is an oversized seat with small table.
The view from the 10th floor is mostly of the neighboring hotel.
Both the floor and ceiling are exposed cement. The overall decor is modern. It has the feel of a Kimpton or Andaz.
The bathroom area can be separated from the bedroom with fabric curtains for some privacy. With the curtains open, the frosted glass on the right in the photo below is the shower.
Note that even with the curtains open, there is a barn style door that closes off the toilet and shower area.
The shower itself is large (not huge) with both a rain shower head and handheld shower head. It is also the first time I have seen a built in “pedal” for use while shaving your legs.
The single vanity sink is sandwiched between two closet spaces.
The closet to the left has a coffee maker and fridge. I liked the “stamped” metal wall of the closet. There were no pods for the Keurig but I imagine that is due to COVID and the front desk would send some up had I requested.
The other closet had room to hang clothes in addition to robes, ironing board, and safe.
The bath products are all individual use (not the large refillable bottles many hotels have/had moved to) and Bee Kind branded.
On the second floor of the hotel are a few conference rooms and the gym. Sorry for the blurry first photo!
I found all the staff, including GM Scott, to be extremely helpful.
Overall I am impressed by the new Hyatt Centric Portland. It is fun to stay in a new hotel and I enjoyed the other Centric brand property I visited. it has more character than a Regency though not as big of rooms or as many amenities as an Andaz.
Have you stayed at the Centric Portland or other Centric properties? What did you think of it?