As has become a tradition around here, I thought I’d put together a couple of quick hotel room video tours for where I stayed. So, let’s start with the Portland side.
Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel
We stayed at the Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel, even though we had no need to visit the airport at all. It provided a good value with free Wi-Fi access and free parking.
Sheraton is part of the Starwood family of hotels, which is the same company responsible for the Westin Taipei and several other properties around the world. It was a fairly standard room, though the inclusion of features like the desk-level power ports and an LG HDTV was certainly appreciated. Front desk service was prompt and friendly too.
Red Lion Hotel Bellevue
While I would have preferred to stay in downtown Seattle for ease of transport to CenturyLink Field for the Seahawks game, most of those hotels were either already booked or significantly more expensive. I tried getting back into Sixth Avenue Inn, but they didn’t have any rooms available.
Even though John Chow’s guest house wasn’t available either, I ended up staying in Bellevue. We chose the Red Lion Hotel in Bellevue for similar reasons as the Sheraton in Portland: free Wi-Fi and free parking. Security and privacy were among the concerns, but I was otherwise pleased with my stay.