Hotel at a Glance: Best Western Vancouver Mall Hotel & Suites
Best Western Vancouver Mall Hotel & Suites is just steps from the Westfield Vancouver Mall, a two-story shopping complex with brand-name retailers, restaurants, and a Cinetopia 23 movie theater showing the latest releases. The hotel—a Best Western Plus—offers a variety of high-end amenities to travelers, including a deluxe continental breakfast, 24-hour business center with a printer, fax machine, and copier, plus a free airport shuttle.
- Closest major city: Portland, Oregon is right across the Columbia River.
- Award winner: The hotel was ranked the #1 hotel in Vancouver by TripAdvisor.
- Kick back and relax in the heated indoor pool, hot tub, or sauna.
- In-room amenities: free WiFi, fridge, and microwave; suites feature separate living and bedrooms
Vancouver, Washington: Artistic Downtown Along the Columbia River
The Cascade Mountains and the Columbia River define the scenery in Vancouver, which lies just to the north of Portland, Oregon. Naturally, much of the recreational activity in town is focused on the outdoors. Autumn is typically nice enough to where you can enjoy a forested hike to a waterfall or a picnic lunch at Moulton Falls State Park. It's also worth it to take a scenic drive through the foothills of the Cascades. Be sure to stop at some of the area's wineries and breweries, known for their specialty IPAs.
For a taste of Vancouver's arts and culture scene, head downtown to browse numerous art galleries featuring sculptures, paintings, and Polynesian arts—the city has a strong Hawaiian cultural presence. Downtown Vancouver is also home to one of the few Brautigan Libraries in the nation, which holds more than 400 unpublished works of literature. And Fort Vancouver National Historic Site—a living history museum with hands-on activities and a massive archaeology collection—is located right along the banks of the Columbia River.
A few miles away, the two-story Westfield Vancouver Mall has more than 120 specialty stores, five major department stores, and a 23-theater cinema.