Heathman Hotel Portland

Heathman Hotel Portland

The HeathmanAfter literally years upon years of hearing about the Portland Heathman hotel I finally stayed there in May when they invited the kids and I out for a stay.

They let me pick which date I wanted to come out and I strategically picked the night before Mother’s Day.

Why, you may wonder?

Well, this year was my first year to be a single mom on Mother’s Day and I felt really weird about it. I wasn’t sure what the protocol was to be honest. Was I suppose to take my kids to the store? Should I give them money and tell them to shop for me? I could never decide, so I didn’t have them do that. Therefore, I knew when I woke up on Mother’s Day there would be no cards and no gifts. I don’t want to sound petty, but change is hard.

Not knowing what to do, I decided we would go to the Heathman and wake up on Mother’s Day and have breakfast in bed.

And you know what? It was a great decision. Not only did I have room service for breakfast we had room service the night before too. I didn’t have to cook two meals in a row! Any single mom you’ll ever meet will tell you that whenever you do not have to cook and someone else does it for you, it’s a treat. Heathman King room

Heathman Hotel

Upon arrival we were greeted by one of the famous doormen. They are famous for their outfits and commonly referred to as the Beefeaters. The valet whisk away our car and I was handed a glass of champagne to enjoy while we checked it. Not a bad way to start a stay!

A beaming smile from a Heathman beefeater is a welcome relief after a long day at work (or play!) 📷 by @catorsparks

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When we got settled in our room we debated a great deal on whether or not to get room service for dinner. You see there are so many amazing restaurants in downtown Portland that it can be hard to decide where to eat. We eventually decided to order room service for dinner. I had a steak and the kid’s had burgers and a turkey sandwich. Everything we ordered was fantastic!Heathman hotel portland   Heathman french press coffee Believe it or not, but I had never used a French Press coffee maker and that is how you make your in room coffee here. Luckily they provide step by step instruction and I successfully made myself a cup of coffee! So, along with my Mother’s Day room service breakfast, I had a lovely cup of coffee. We all ordered the same exact thing for breakfast: eggs, bacon, potatoes, and toast. Again the food was excellent. The breakfast portions are huge and two of my kids could have split one order. Heathman breakfast in bed

They also have a fully stocked minibar if you do not want room service, but want a little something. I forgot to take a picture of the stocked fridge, but here’s a photo of the goodie basket. Heathman mini bar


And of course Portland is all about being green and the Heathman went green. The Heathman completed a $4 million landfill-free “green” renovation, making it one of the most sustainable hotels in Portland. One notable example in the rooms was the refillable shampoo, conditioner, and body wash. Heathman sustainability

Secret Bar

Did you know that the Heathman has a secret bar just for guests? 1927 is a new Speakeasy establishment found at The Heathman Hotel!

Why’s is it named 1927? Well, the Heathman Hotel was originally built as the New Heathman Hotel and opened in 1927. It is among the last remaining historical Portland hotels and is a member of Historic Hotels of America, the official program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

  • Offering: Available for hotel guests as part of their stay at The Heathman Hotel for an additional $20 – guests should ask for the 1927 package.
  • When: 1927 will be open from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. weeknights, and until 11 p.m. on weekends. The menu will be served from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

1927 Heathman Hotel

Heathman Hotel info you need to know

    • Pet friendly
    • Valet parking for a fee
    • Complimentary champagne at check-in
    • 24 hour room service
    • Wifi in all the rooms

The second time we stayed at the Heathman Hotel we stayed in the Literary Arts Suite and it was amazing. Here’s a tour of the room!

Heathman Portland Hotel

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By | 2017-11-27T08:11:46-07:00 August 11th, 2016|Hotel Review, Luxury Hotel, Portland|14 Comments

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Meagan is the author and host of Mommy Travels, a family travel and lifestyle blog. She has been traveling the world with her three kids for over a decade and loves sharing her adventures and tips with others.


  1. Amber Brault August 11, 2016 at 5:37 pm - Reply

    I love the Heathman… my great grandfather actually worked there as a bellman back in the 1940’s

  2. Rita Frawley August 11, 2016 at 8:10 pm - Reply

    The Turkey Club Sandwich sounds divine!

    • Meagan August 12, 2016 at 12:28 pm - Reply

      It was pretty great. My son loved it.

  3. Meagan August 12, 2016 at 12:29 pm - Reply

    Thank you Debbie!!

  4. Kayte CookWatts August 15, 2016 at 11:54 am - Reply

    I’m a sucker for a good cheese plate- so I think I’d go with that. Although I never met a burger I didn’t like. It would be a hard call.

  5. Sara Lundberg August 15, 2016 at 1:24 pm - Reply

    great review – the food looks amazing

  6. Pech August 15, 2016 at 1:57 pm - Reply

    Wow, the secret bar is new info! I stayed at the Heathman once many years ago for an anniversary and was surprised how romantic it was and modern touches it has despite being a historic hotel, a treat!

  7. Jana Seitzer August 15, 2016 at 8:00 pm - Reply

    that egg breakfast looks divine!

  8. Melinda August 16, 2016 at 4:56 am - Reply

    Oh, this hotel looks great! I’ll be in Portland in October, but haven’t finalized my hotel(s) just yet. This wasn’t on my radar, but it is now! If I don’t get to stay here this trip, then I’ll definitely plan to stay here the next one!

  9. Beeb Ashcroft August 17, 2016 at 1:52 pm - Reply

    I would get the locally sourced cheese plate and crackers! Thanks for a great giveaway!

  10. James Russell August 17, 2016 at 3:38 pm - Reply

    Pan seared chicken breast, and a glass of A to Z chardonnay

  11. Zebron Watts August 18, 2016 at 4:59 pm - Reply

    I would love the Chance to Win this getaway! I would order the cheese plate!!

  12. Carol Jones August 19, 2016 at 11:49 am - Reply

    The chicken sounds AMAZING <3

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