9750 NE Cascades
Our first overnight of our road trip was spent at Hyatt Place in the Portland Airport Cascade Station area.
What a great hotel for families (especially families of 5)! The Hyatt Place is definitely geared with convenience in mind, from the spacious lobby with ‘guest kitchen’ (where you have access to space to heat your own foods or buy freshly-made items) to the 24-hour indoor pool to the great floor plans of the rooms. Our family-style suite had two double beds in one area and a large couch that pulled out into an extra double bed on the other side of the room divider (not a full wall). Unlike most standard hotel rooms, it easily accommodated our family of five. Add a large bathroom with separate vanity area and a kitchenette-area with fridge, microwave, coffee-maker, and counter space, and we had it made.
Hyatt is also currently in the midst of their Big Welcome Back promotion (there’s still time to take of advantage of this!*), one reason why the chain is precisely the type of hotel Pit Stops for Kids likes to champion. They cater to traveling families in every way, from their sincere efforts to win your return business to their great floor plans and convenient-for-families suites.
Date last visited: June 2010.
Distance off the interstate: About 15 minutes from I-5 (5 minutes from I-84 to I-205).
Room Rates: At the time of this visit, $125 for a standard room.
Food Services: The Hyatt offers a great complimentary breakfast (right next to the pool by the lobby). There are plenty of dining options nearby as well.
Website: Hyatt Place Portland Airport
Directions: From I-5 (north), take exit 300 to merge onto I-84 E/US-30 E toward Portland Airport/The Dalles. Take exit 8 to merge onto I-205 N toward Seattle/Portland Airport. Take exit 24A for Airport Way W toward Portland Airport, then merge onto NE Airport Way. Take the Frontage Rd exit, then keep right at the fork to continue toward NE Lombard St and merge onto NE Lombard St. Continue onto NE Mt Hood Ave, then turn left at NE Cascades Pkwy.
As I disclose whenever compensated while reviewing a location, my family did enjoy a heavily discounted media rate while staying at Hyatt Place. This compensation came with no expectations or agreements for a positive review.