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Comfort Inns & Suites
Inns: 1-800-228-5150; Suites: 1-800-517-4000
Rates: Average $55 to $65 (room); $65 to $75 (suite). Kids 18 and under stay free with an adult; people 50 and older get a 10-30% percent discount on advance reservations.
1 location in Wilsonville (near Portland)
Comfort Inns & Suites
McMenamins offers five unique and distinct Historic Hotels, located in several areas of Oregon. Each offers an unusual blend of eateries, lodging, specialty bars and points of interest. Suitable for weekend getaways, group events, or simply an enjoyable evening out. They include: The White Eagle (Portland), Kennedy School (Portland), Grand Lodge (Forest Grove), Hotel Oregon (McMinnville), and Edgefield (Troutdale).
RiverPlace Hotel, overlooking the Willamette River, is Portland's only waterfront luxury resort. European-styling and nearby access to shopping, entertainment, and jogging path, make it ideal for business or leisure.
Nestled midway to the summit of Mt. Hood is Timberline Lodge, a masterpiece of mountain lodges. The groundbreaking was held June 11, 1936, and construction of mammoth timbers and native stone began when the Federal Works Projects Administration hired unemployed craftspeople to build the lodge entirely by hand, inside and out. Timberline Lodge was then dedicated by President Franklin Roosevelt in September 1937, and declared a National Historic Landmark in 1978.
Located in the heart of downtown, The Benson is one of America's grandest hotels, offering Austrian crystal chandeliers, Circassian walnut walls, and Italian marble floors. The hotel also provides convenient access to sightseeing, shopping, galleries, performing arts theatres, and museums.
Whether you're in Portland for business or pleasure, The Portland Guest House offers convenience with a touch of Victorian history. Located just 10 minutes from downtown, you can take a walk to the Lloyd Center Mall or enjoy a light rail ride to the Memorial Coliseum, the Rose Garden, or the Oregon Convention Center. Direct transit service to the Oregon Health Science Center Veteran's and Shriners' Hospitals, Portland State University is also available.
Plan a romantic weekend by escaping the hustle and bustle of the metro city and head over to the Oregon Coast. In Depoe Bay, the Channel House will tempt you with "fresh ocean breezes, sweeping panoramic views, unbelievable sunsets," and the promise of a "relaxing moonlit soak in a whirlpool tub for two on your own private oceanfront deck." Not enough? Add to the mood with a special touch; a Champagne Package which includes a bottle of champagne on ice at the time of your arrival, plus two Channel House etched champagne glasses that are yours to keep to re-live the memories.
|Sheri Ann Richerson|