McMenamins Crystal Hotel
Located just across the street from the legendary Crystal Ballroom, the Crystal Hotel has 51 comfortable guestrooms; each inspired by a song or performance from the Crystal Ballroom's past 100 years. The Crystal Hotel is on the National Register of Historic Places. Colorfully painted panels and headboards anchor the rooms, while deeply hued walls, black velvet drapery and animal print upholstery lend a rock 'n' roll vibe. Large windows afford views of downtown Portland. Hotel room rates include admission to the soaking pool and the opportunity to purchase tickets to a Crystal Ballroom show.
The hotel's bright, first floor restaurant, Zeus Café, offers breakfast, lunch and dinner, using fresh Northwest ingredients. Head downstairs to hang out at Al's Den, a music venue named for Al Winter, Portland's gambling overlord who, in the 1940s, managed his vast empire that spanned the Pacific Northwest and into Las Vegas from this very location. Today, Al's Den holds live music, artist residencies, pre- and post-concert performances and more.
Set below street level at the Crystal Hotel, their saltwater Soaking Pool ebbs and flows in the midst of bustling downtown Portland. Hotel overnight guests can unwind after a long day of shopping or meetings or before heading to the Crystal for a concert.
Address: 303 SW 12th Ave, Portland, OR 97205
Contact: (503) 972-2670