the link: http://www.starwoodhotels.com/luxury/property/overview/index.html?propertyID=1757 the address: 525 SW Morrison, Portland OR 97204 the review: the Nines is Portland's only 5 star property which makes it easy to identify on Hotwire and other opaque bidding sites which is how I ended up staying here rather than the Holiday Inns I usually frequent. This was my first stay in a 5 star and the luxuries were abundant and mostly lost on me. The property is located in downtown Portland, an easy light rail ride from the airport or Amtrak station. It is on the top floors of an elegant department store, attractive views for the rooms that face outward. Service is very attentive from the doormen to front desk. No mention or differentiation was observed from my Hotwire reservation, I received a very nice standard double room on the inside of the building. The layout of the hotel favors form over function. I only noticed on bank of elevators for all rooms, the U shaped hall required a walk of a block and a half to circle to my room all while pulling my rollerbag on a thick carpeted hallway. The overlooked the interior indoor courtyard and restaurant. Noise could be a problem with this, I was 6 floors above the courtyard and could still hear silverware hit the floor. The bed, bedding, and pillows were delightfully soft and sleep came easily. The room also has many lighting options so there is no need to read in bed or groom by the glow of the television. The room was done in a turquoise and grey scheme this seems to be standard throughout the property. A large bathroom with vanity and glassed in marble shower were set off from the room by a small entry hall, the shower settings made it hard to get out. Also in the hall was a minibar fridge and tray of sundries to complete most nights out. I would stay again for the right occasion, a romantic weekend getaway. This doesn't strike me as the ideal business hotel or suitable for the transient traveller.