Arrival Experience: Located on the outskirts of the airport grounds, along with numerous other hotels, the Holiday Inn Portland Airport property is one of the more substantial, full-service options in the immediate vicinity. Guests will be impressed with the remodeled lobby showcasing modern conversation seating, a 24-hour coffee and tea station, and an upper landing position that overlooks the main restaurant, conference area and waterfall setting.
Dining: At all hours of day or night, a complimentary coffee and tea station by the front door keeps weary travelers and airline crew that frequent the hotel well-caffeinated. Latitude 45 Degrees is the main restaurant serving morning until night. From a colorful breakfast buffet offering with cooked-to-order choices to a healthy or hearty lunch and dinner menu, there is a variety of dishes including a few Pacific Northwest favorites. Guests peer down from the mezzanine lobby to the restaurant and bar area, which is especially popular on game days. A video poker room adds to the experience for those that like to test their luck.
Rooms: The guest rooms are bright and modern showcasing the brand’s refreshed style of fabrics and furnishings. Large, flat-screen cable TVs face the duvet-coated beds with a stack of thick and thin pillows. Soft carpeting and large wood work desks with cushioned chairs on rollers are welcome sights for weary road warriors. Connecting to the free wireless Internet signal is a cinch. Bathrooms have strong lighting, hairdryers, thick terry cloth towels, and Bath & Body Works toiletry products. Unlike many other Holiday Inn properties in the U.S., this hotel adds a unique feature to pay special attention to repeat guests and business travelers with a top-floor club lounge. Here, guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast and evening snacks. All-day drinks and coffee are part of the offer, as well.
Amenities: With 700 parking spaces, there is plenty of space for everyone. Free parking for guests is a perk, and special rates for those that want to park and stay are a decent value for local travelers. Meeting space is well-equipped with the latest audiovisual amenities, and a business center provides a free place for guests to print boarding passes or check the Internet. Everyone loves the free wireless Internet signal available throughout the hotel. An indoor swimming pool is the perfect form of recreation after a long flight especially on cold winter days. A fitness center with cardio and free weight machines is another boost. The airport shuttle operates on a very convenient schedule providing guests with access to the terminal and nearby shopping and public transportation options. Holiday Inn, a John Q. Hammond property, has hit a home run by the runways at PDX.