Hotel History

Centrally located and just minutes from the Pearl District, the moment you walk in the doors of our circa-1912 building you’ll feel at home among the eco-chic digs, peppered with eclectic furnishings.

When the distinguished Lipman Wolfe Department Store opened in 1912, it was an architectural marvel. Now, more than a century later, it’s a historic architectural marvel, and the proud home of Royal Sonesta Portland, a top-notch choice among hotels in Portland, Oregon. The soaring ceilings, picture windows, and design lines that mimic those of the original department store are all in keeping with preserving Portland’s rich heritage.

Inside, you’ll find a show-stopping lobby, a central gathering area where the socializing extends far beyond guests checking in and checking out. Throughout the hotel, you’ll feel as if you stepped inside the well-curated home of a world traveler, with whimsical and vintage touches everywhere you turn.

It’s all complemented by a staff that allows us to outshine hotels in Portland, Oregon with their deep local knowledge, attentive service, and a location that can’t be beat.