Inside the Club Lounge at The Nines in Portland
Over on Jaunted, you can get our inside looks at some of the world’s best airline lounges, so we thought we’d do something similar here and start talking about some of the hotel lounges we’ve frequented lately for our new series on Hotel Club Lounges. Today, we check out the lounge inside the fashionable Nines Hotel in Portland, Ore.
The Nines Hotel has some of the prettiest hotel rooms we've ever seen. (You can check them out here.) Which is why we expected a little more flair inside their Club Lounge on the 12th floor. But alas, we'll have to make do with some plaid pillows.
All guests who book club level accommodations will get a guest room on the 12th floor as well as a daily light breakfast, mid-day snacks, hors d'oeuvres, chocolates and "cordials" and an all-day open bar. You also have a dedicated concierge at your disposal.
The lounge has an odd l-shaped layout and no windows, save for a look out over the hotel's atrium but with plenty of space to sit and lounge about. There's also the aforementioned breakfast, snacks and drinks which is really what you pay for. Need to while away some time? There's a flat-screen TV as part of a cozier-looking TV room setup and a lone computer with free internet. But the cutest thing we found in the lounge was the doorstopper shaped like a high heel.
So is the lounge stylish? Not quite and definitely not compared to the gorgeous guest rooms but the free food and drinks are probably worth the extra $30 a night.