Updated: May 21, 2015
Hampton Inn PDX Review:I live about 20 minutes south of Portland International Airport and fly out of there at least 10 times a year for both business and pleasure. Until June 2011 I had never even contemplated staying at a hotel near the airport since it was convenient enough to drive up and fly the same day no matter the time of the flight. I changed my mind this year as my family was set to fly to Charleston, SC and the departure time for the flight was 6:25AM. We were in the midst of having hardwood floors put into our house so staying at home was just a headache. I looked into the various hotels near PDX and saw that the Hampton Inn was offering a "stay and park" offer. Given that long term parking at the airport is expensive, the opportunity to park at the hotel parking lot was something to consider. I sometimes use the Park n Fly lot as a way to save a bit of money, but being able to stay at the hotel for 1 night and then park for up to 14 nights absolutely free was an offer we couldn't resist.
Hampton Inn Hotel Portland - Rooms/Amenities - The hotel is small with 129 guest rooms that offer king size beds or rooms with 2 beds. I thought the room was clean when we walked in and nicely decorated. The only issue I had was that I could hear planes taking off (this was at 8 PM). Portland airport is not busy so the airplanes on the runway outside our room were going by every 10 minutes or so for an hour. After 10PM the runway traffic died out and I was able to get a good night sleep. There was a decent sized flat panel TV in the room along with a work desk. The pool looked ok, although we didn't to have to take wet swimsuits on the airplane the next morning so I told my kids no. The FREE complimentary breakfast was just what we needed at 5:30AM. We were able to grab a few items to eat and drink before heading to the airport. Another nice touch were the sack lunches that they offer at the front desk area for those that are expecting to be on an airplane for most of the day. It's the SMALL things that make hotel stays memorable and the Hampton Inn at PDX does just that. The staff was friendly and the shuttle driver was wide awake at 5:30 in the morning and helpful. They also have free high speed internet access which I used on our laptop in the room. Overall a great stay and something we would do again if the situation comes up where it's useful to be at the airport at night. You can visit their main website at http://hamptoninn.hilton.com/en/hp/hotels/index.jhtml?ctyhocn=PDXAPHX.