Nora Colie

Kex Hotel

  • Where:
  • Why:Birthday eve
  • When:June 2021
  • Who:Nora and Todd
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Kex Hotel Lobby and bar area of Kex Hotel

Lobby and bar area of Kex Hotel

Kex Hotel Icelandic street signs in the lobby

Icelandic street signs in the lobby

Kex Hotel Beautiful lounge

Beautiful lounge

Kex Hotel Many art books to skim in the bar/lounge area

Many art books to skim in the bar/lounge area

Kex Hotel Lounge and bar

Lounge and bar

Kex Hotel Restaurant Dottir

Restaurant Dottir

Kex Hotel Outside seating at Dottir Restaurant

Outside seating at Dottir Restaurant

Kex Hotel A delicious Manhattan in lounge area of Dottir

A delicious Manhattan in lounge area of Dottir

Kex Hotel Iceland Inspired wallpaper in upstairs hallway

Iceland Inspired wallpaper in upstairs hallway

Kex Hotel Summer night on rooftop bar Lady of the Mountain

Summer night on rooftop bar Lady of the Mountain

Kex Hotel George Floyd in the display case

George Floyd in the display case

Kex Hotel Deluxe King Room

Deluxe King Room

Kex Hotel Art in Deluxe King Room

Art in Deluxe King Room

Kex Hotel Shower and WC of Deluxe King Room

Shower and WC of Deluxe King Room

Kex Hotel Great art all over the hotel

Great art all over the hotel

Highs & Lows

  • Cosmopolitan flair in a West Coast city. The hotel has the sophistication of a European hotel with Pacific Northwest finesse.

  • Renovated historic building with beautiful design and craftmanship keeping sustainability in mind. Thought and care has been put into every single detail of the making of this hotel down to the tiles in the bar salvaged from a European flea market, the ground floor made from Douglas fir beams reclaimed from the Fort Vancouver train station, the neon sign from a favorite Portland movie theater demolished long ago, and restaurant cushions covered in military surplus canvas from the Vietnam War era.

  • Spacious and beautiful shower with great soap products.

  • Both private and shared rooms available making this an awesome place to stay for a gathering or reunion of friends and family.

  • Rooms are simple, comfortable and well designed with unique features and one-of-a-kind art.

  • Staff is extremely kind, very helpful and enthusiastic about working at KEX.

  • The lobby bar, lounge area and restaurant are perfect for both intimate and large gatherings.

  • Sophisticated and delicious cocktails and a great wine list including many small Northwest winemakers.

  • Fun and lovely rooftop bar with city views. The sunsets are dreamy on a beautiful night.

  • Happy to know from window case display that the hotel stands on the side of social justice.

  • Great coffee shop right next door with delicious baked goods.

  • Due to no fault of their own, staff is limited as everywhere across the country due to the COVID situation. Longer wait times for food and drink.

  • Dottir could use a few more plant-based options on their menu.

The Barometer

  • Design
  • Location
  • Future Forward
  • Night's Sleep
  • Service
  • Amenities
  • Takeable Treats
  • Refer a Friend
  • Overall Value
  • Life Changing
Total: 45/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Lifestyle Hotel

  • Vibe

    Creative and sophisticated, bustling, artistic vibe, European, friendly

  • Location

    Right by the Burnside Bridge, close to vintage and unique shops, bars and restaurants, easy to bike

  • Rooms

    29

  • Arrival Experience

    The front desk people were helpful and friendly

  • Future Forward

    Yes, much of the interior is made from salvaged and reclaimed materials

  • Music

    Yes

  • Year Opened

    2020

  • Designed By

    Hálfdan Pedersen

  • Health & Wellness

    Sauna

  • Food

    Nordic inspired dishes

  • Bar, Events & Nightlife

    Yes, rooftop bar and bar on main floor that opens up from the lobby

  • Minibar & Retail

    No

  • Accessibility

    ADA complaint rooms available, spacious elevator

  • Pet Friendly

    No

  • Children

    Yes

  • Price

    Price is reasonable for the room size and decor

  • Tel.

    +1(971)346-2992

  • Website

    Visit website

Kex Hotel

Kex Hotel

100 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR, USA

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In the Area

Hotel Location 100 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR, USA

The Kex's Hotel is centrally located in a charming area with easy access to all the amenities Portland has to offer: leisure walks, bike lanes, great restaurants, bars, food trucks, cafes, unique and vintage shopping, parks, bridges and the waterfront. Kex is a hop and a skip from downtown, just a 10 minute walk across the nearby bridge.

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