From the outside the building looks rather drab, but the rooms are very nice inside and the building is very soundproof (the airport is in the back). They have an outdoor pool, but I didn't find out until it was too late that guests are allowed to use the Sheraton's pool (open 24 hours and indoor) next door. Also, if you need a laundry, you have to take the shuttle or drive over to the Aloft Hotel (part of the Sheraton chain). There is an Aloft Hotel and a Hyatt over in the Cascades shopping area (Ikea and Target are also here and Oregon does not have sales tax). You would be within walking distance of quite a few restaurants, but these hotels are quite a bit more expensive and likely do not include breakfast. There is a hotel called the Hampton Inn Portland East , which does have an indoor pool and a laundry, but it is about 7 miles from the airport. If you have access to a vehicle, it would also be a consideration to stay at (on 181st Ave off of the I-84). The breakfast was fine. The kids were hoping for some bacon and there was always a line for the waffle machine. The front desk was very helpful and the rest of the staff was always smiling.