Hotel Lucia, Portland, Oregon $$$$
Concierge.com's insider take:
The Lucia is the little black dress of the Portland hotel scene: versatile, elegant, and impeccably stylish. Sister property of the Hotel deLuxe, the black-and-white minimalism of the lobby highlights contemporary works by regional artists, and striking photos by Pulitzer Prizewinning photographer David Hume Kennerly cover the walls of other public spaces. Although the look can be hipper-than-thou, the welcome is friendly, and the spaces are intimate and inviting. The rooms are an unfussy mix of neutral tones and rich textures (except for the bathrooms, some of which are painted a bold deep red), and feature all the high-tech amenities and creature comforts you'd expect from a luxury boutique hotelfrom pillow menus and organic coffee to iPod docking stations and a "Get it Now!" button. The perfect location near downtown shops and the restaurants of the buzzing Pearl District makes up for the slightly small roomsspring for a King Superior for a bit more space. And by all means indulge in the 24-hour room service from its outstanding Thai restaurant Typhoon.