Jan222009

The Nines, Portland OR for $99

Portland’s new Starwood luxury hotel has dropped its rates 60% since opening in October 2008.

The Nines from $99 for 99 days through April 18.  Rate Code “99NINES”.

The Nines, Portland OR 8th Floor Lobby

View of The Nines 8th Floor Lobby and Restaurants, Portland, OR

Times are hard for luxury hotels.  I was just reading how two luxury hotels in Dublin have shut down within two years of opening. Last October when I planned my road trip up the west coast, I stayed at The Nines, Portland, Oregon’s new downtown Starwood Luxury Collection premier hotel.  Rates were $249 minimum when I wanted a reservation.  I redeemed 1,000 Starpoints for a Starwood Preferred Guest 50% off rack rate award to bring the nightly rate down to $199.

The room was finely furnished, but this Starwood hotel was the only Starwood property this year where I had a room I would not consider to be in the top 25% for best rooms for the Nines hotel. My room was a standard size with an exterior view, however, a minuscule window in an architecturally old building with some rooms having huge window views to the center city streets of Portland. 

The Club lounge was the highlight of the hotel and a complimentary amenity for me as an SPG Platinum member.

The $249 rates disappeared in November, just a few weeks after the hotel opened and within a couple of weeks of my stay.  Now the hotel can be booked for regular internet rates as low as $159.

Even better, The Nines is running a 99-day promotion for a $99 room rate.

The bath amenities are probably a $20 value.  And if you have Platinum status for complimentary Club lounge access then you may have the additional treat of several services throughout the day, beginning with morning breakfast, mid-day snacks, early evening appetizers and complimentary alcohol, followed by dessert in the evening. 

The Nines Hotel bathroom, Portland, OR

The Nines, a Starwood luxury Collection Hotel, Portland, OR

The Nines is a luxury getaway at a bargain price with this $99 special rate.

 

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About Ric Garrido

Ric Garrido of Monterey, California started Loyalty Traveler in 2006 for traveler education on hotel and air travel, primarily using frequent flyer and frequent guest loyalty programs for bargain travel. Loyalty Traveler joined BoardingArea.com in 2008.

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