About The Harlow Hotel

Timeless Luxury Awaits

The Harlow Hotel embodies the essence of a modernized Art Deco design.  The use of rich colors, bold geometry, and decadent details combine glamour, luxury, and order. Each space has been artfully crafted to offer comfort with chic-style while still allowing the buildings own craftsmanship to take center stage.  Our lobby offers a warm and inviting space, and creates gathering zones for guests to relax and appreciate the downtown Portland scene.

Guestroom doors and trim have been historically restored to match those of 1882 in all 25 well-appointed guestrooms.  Each room is adorned with rich textiles and finishes like crushed velvet, geometric textured headboards, natural metals and glass.  Unique to other historic boutique hotels in the Portland area, the Harlow offers private baths with every room, and the small high-end amenities such as heated towel racks were designed to create a unique wow experience for every guest. In an era where many hotels are using a minimalist design plan, our detail-heavy rooms set us apart and create an experience that awakens the soul. Guests to the Harlow can enjoy the rich historic traits as well as the comforts of  the modern age.

Historical Tribute

The Harlow Hotel of today offers guests and travelers an opportunity to step back in time and experience Portland’s rich and diverse architectural history.  The building, completed in 1882 is the second oldest commercial building remaining in Northwest Portland and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The building dates back to the beginning of the electrical age, 135 years ago. John Harlow built the Harlow building and started its legacy as The Harlow Hotel. After a number of owners and names, the building will now give respect to the original intent of the building. The hotel has an attractive facade that features a subtle Italianate style of architecture that combines red brick masonry with arched windows and doorways. Special care has been taken throughout the years by every owner to preserve the craftsmanship and character of the building. Today’s Harlow is no different with much of the building’s original Italianate framework having been meticulously restored or replicated to showcase the intricate carpentry style prevalent when the building was built in 1882. From baseboards and crown molding to incorporating the original doors and interior windows as part of the guestroom corridor design, each area of the redesign has been thoughtfully planned and coordinated.  The original doors and windows add an artistic flair that bridges the experience from historic to energetic modern Art Deco.