The Governor Hotel

614 Southwest 11th Ave
Portland, OR 97205

Property Description - The Governor Hotel

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and a member of Historic Hotels of America The Governor was built in 1909 during the prosperous days following the Lewis and Clark Exposition. The hotel originally called The Seward Hotel was considered one of Portlands finest. Originally billed as the hotel of quiet elegance its guests paid USD1.50 to USD2.00 for a room breakfast included. Postcards and images on display in our lobby show early postcards and our original lobby on 10th Avenue now the entrance to Jakes Grill. The west wing of The Governor was built in 1923 as the Portland Elks Lodge. It was loosely modeled after the Farnese Palace in Rome. Over the years the west wing housed the WPA a WWII induction center and later several Portland businesses. In 2004 the west wing became The Governor Hotels new entrance including a beautifully remodeled and restored lobby and reception area and opening to the public - for the first time in over 50 years - some of the regions most breathtaking and unique meeting and banquet spaces. Welcome to the quiet elegance of Portlands The Governor Hotel. The Seward was designed by architect William C. Knighton Oregons first State Architect. Opened in 1909 The Seward featured Knightons signature details still seen in the ornate art deco gargoyles that surround the original buildings facade and the bell-shaped architectural details seen throughout the hotels original woodwork column panels and even fireplace mantles. The Governor Hotel has been the location for a number of motion pictures including The Temp and My Own Private Idaho. The adjacent West Wing the 1923 Princeton Building masqueraded as the corporate offices of a cookie firm in the film The Temp starring Timothy Hutton and Faye Dunaway. Madonna while filming the steamy and much-maligned legal sexual thriller Body of Evidence did several scenes in the Governor. Portland director Gus Van Sant staged a sequence featuring transients around a bonfire for My Own Private Ida

Reservation Information - The Governor Hotel

Guarantee Policy: All reservations require credit card guarantee due at time of booking.

Cancellation Policy: Reservations must be cancelled 24 hours prior to arrival to avoid a penalty of one nights room and tax.

General Property Information - The Governor Hotel

Hotel Rating(s): 3

Check In: 4:00 PM

Check Out: 12:00 PM

Currency:American Dollars

Floors: 6

Rooms: 100

Suites: 24

Year Opened: 1909

Year Renovated: 01/01/1997

Time Zone: GMT

About the Location

The Governor Hotel is conveniently located within easy walking distance to downtown Portlands theaters restaurants and shopping center including Portlands Pioneer Place with over 90 shops and eateries. At The Governor you ll enjoy a Starbucks Coffee Shop right in our lobby and Jakes Grill one of Portland Oregons most popular restaurants on-site too. This downtown treasure is ideally placed to take advantage of all the city has to offer.

On Property Amenities - The Governor Hotel
  • 220 DC
  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • 24-hour security
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Accessible facilities
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Airline desk
  • Banquet facilities
  • Bell staff/porter
  • Brailed elevators
  • Breakfast served in restaurant
  • Business center
  • Car rental desk
  • Catering services
  • Cocktail lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Complimentary in-room coffee or tea
  • Complimentary newspaper delivered to room
  • Concierge desk
  • Concierge floor
  • Connecting rooms
  • Data port
  • Dinner served in restaurant
  • Doctor on call
  • Door man
  • Dry cleaning
  • Early check-in
  • Executive floor
  • Exercise gym
  • Family plan
  • Fire safety compliant
  • Free high speed internet connection
  • Front desk
  • Full american breakfast
  • Full service housekeeping
  • Handicap rooms
  • High speed internet access
  • High speed internet access for laptop in public areas
  • High speed wireless
  • Housekeeping - daily
  • Indoor parking
  • Interior corridors
  • Late check-out available
  • Laundry/Valet service
  • Lobby coffee service
  • Lounges/bars
  • Lunch served in restaurant
  • Multilingual staff
  • Non-smoking rooms (generic)
  • On-Site parking
  • Parking
  • Parking fee managed by hotel
  • Photocopy center
  • Prayer mats
  • Public address system
  • Public area air conditioned
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Room service - full menu
  • Room service - limited menu
  • Safe deposit box
  • Secured parking
  • Security
  • Shoe shine stand
  • Shops and commercial services
  • Storage space
  • Toilet
  • Tour/sightseeing desk
  • Train access
  • Turndown service
  • Valet cleaning
  • Valet parking
  • Wakeup service
  • Welcome drink
  • Wheel chair access
  • Wireless internet connection in public areas

Room Information - The Governor Hotel
Deluxe

Air conditioning, AM/FM radio, Bathrobe, Bidet, Connecting rooms, Double beds, Fire alarm, Fire alarm with light, Non-smoking, Smoke detectors, Storage space, Accessible room, Single bed, Maid service, Handicap room

Deluxe

Air conditioning, AM/FM radio, Bathrobe, Bidet, Connecting rooms, Double beds, Fire alarm, Fire alarm with light, Non-smoking, Smoke detectors, Storage space, Accessible room, Single bed, Maid service, Handicap room

Standard

Air conditioning, AM/FM radio, Balcony/Lanai/Terrace, Bathrobe, Bathroom telephone, Bidet, Coffee/Tea maker, Color television, Connecting rooms, Double beds, Fire alarm, Fire alarm with light, High speed internet connection, Minibar, Non-smoking, Phone in bathroom, Remote control television, Safe, Smoke detectors, Storage space, Accessible room, Single bed, Maid service, Handicap room, High speed internet access fee, High speed wireless

Suite

Air conditioning, AM/FM radio, Bidet, Connecting rooms, Double beds, Fire alarm, Fire alarm with light, Non-smoking, Smoke detectors, Storage space, Accessible room, Single bed, Maid service, Handicap room

Suite

Air conditioning, AM/FM radio, Bidet, Connecting rooms, Double beds, Fire alarm, Fire alarm with light, Non-smoking, Smoke detectors, Storage space, Accessible room, Single bed, Maid service, Handicap room

Suite

Air conditioning, AM/FM radio, Bidet, Connecting rooms, Double beds, Fire alarm, Fire alarm with light, Non-smoking, Smoke detectors, Storage space, Accessible room, Single bed, Maid service, Handicap room

Superior

Air conditioning, AM/FM radio, Bidet, Connecting rooms, Double beds, Fire alarm, Fire alarm with light, Non-smoking, Smoke detectors, Storage space, Accessible room, Single bed, Maid service, Handicap room

Superior

Air conditioning, AM/FM radio, Bidet, Connecting rooms, Double beds, Fire alarm, Fire alarm with light, Non-smoking, Smoke detectors, Storage space, Accessible room, Single bed, Maid service, Handicap room

Restaurant Info
Jakes Grill

Jakes Grill features Classic American Grill cuisine. Comfort food entrees such as pot roast sirloin steak prime rib pork chops meat loaf and gravy and other classics dominate the menu all complemented with a traditional bar.

Meeting Facility Information - The Governor Hotel
Heritage Ballroom
Recreation

Fitness center on-site

Shopping

Cardiovascular exercise

Area Attractions
Japanese Gardens

2 miles

OMSI

5 Miles

PGE Park Stadum

.5 miles

Pioneer Place Shopping Mall

.5 miles

Portland International Airport PDX
Rose Quarter Sports Arena

5 Miles

Zoo

5 miles

Portland Intl Airport
Restaurants
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