Hotel at a Glance: Best Western Plus Vancouver Mall Drive Hotel & Suites
Best Western Plus Vancouver Mall Drive Hotel & Suites is just a short walk from the Westfield Vancouver mall, a two-story shopping complex with brand-name retailers, restaurants, and a Cinetopia movie theater showing the latest releases. The hotel—a Best Western Plus—offers a variety of amenities to travelers, including free hot breakfast and a complimentary airport shuttle.
- Closest major city: Portland, Oregon, is right across the Columbia River.
- Award winner: The hotel won a 2014 Certificate of Excellence from 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 rooms 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. You can enjoy a hike to a waterfall or a picnic lunch at Moulton Falls Regional Park, or a short drive to famous Multnomah Falls. 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 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 Downtown Vancouver is also home to one of the few Brautigan Libraries in the nation, which holds more than 400 unpublished works of literature. 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.
Within walking distance, the two-story Westfield Vancouver mall has more than 120 specialty stores, four major department stores, and a 23-theater cinema.
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