Lodging in Portland
There are lodging choices in Portland to suit
every budget and every need. Ranging from expensive
to budget, Portland has a wide variety of lodging establishments.
Major chains such as Marriott, Holiday Inn Express,
Ramada Inns and others are well represented, although
the highest density of choices tends to be clustered
around downtown, the airport, and the Lloyd district.
Bed and breakfasts and independents are more prevalent
in the suburbs and outlying areas. Although Portland
(and Oregon) has no sales tax, there is a lodging tax
that will add approximately 10% to the cost.
The Benson Hotel
(309 SW Broadway, www.bensonhotel.com), is one of Portland's finest luxury
hotels. The circa 1913 establishment features spectacular
public areas with massive chandeliers, carved walnut
panels, and a wonderful lobby with places to linger
with a book, or people watch. The rates are on the high
end of the scale, as is typical of most of the stately
renovated downtown hotels. Parking is extra, which is
also standard for downtown lodging.
Marriot Springhill Suites - Portland Airport (11922 NE Airport
Way, www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/pdxsh-springhill-suites-portland-airport/) has the business traveler in mind, with spacious suites, free, high
speed internet access, in room coffee service, buffet breakfast with waffle bar, several restaurants within walking distance, free transportation to the airport,
and many more amenities.
Built in 1915, McMenamins
Kennedy School (5736 N.E. 33rd Ave.) is a place
to experience. The McMenamin brothers (of Portland brewery
fame) converted an historic elementary school into a
delightful bed and breakfast. Located in a northeast
Portland neighborhood, the Kennedy School is known for
its original artwork, murals and historic photographs.
Guest rooms are converted classrooms, complete with
standard classroom equipment, including chalkboards
and cloakrooms. The school also includes a brewery,
a movie theater, excellent restaurants, a gymnasium,
a library, a soaking pool, and two bars (you may get
sent to the Detention Bar). The McMenamin brothers have
many other comfortable, imaginative establishments in
Portland and throughout Oregon - choose any of them
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