By Maryann Hammers
From Olympic National Park to Portland, Ore., the Pacific Northwest beckons modern trailblazers. Check out these discounts on accommodations for your visit.
Lake Quinault Lodge in Olympic National Park’s temperate rainforest is a 91-room grand and rustic lodge built in 1926 boasting a majestic fireplace and Roosevelt Dining Room. It’s located two hours from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, three hours from Seattle, and three-and-half hours from Portland, and is the perfect setting for bicycling, hiking, paddle boating, or kayaking. At this writing, the rate for veterans and active duty military members starts at $254 for a room in the historic Main Lodge (regular rate is $299). Use promo code MILITARY. Call (888) 896-3818.
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Sonesta ES Suites in Vancouver, Wash., offers oversized suites with up to two bedrooms, fully equipped kitchens, a free daily breakfast buffet, free Wi-Fi, a fitness center, a seasonal pool, and free parking. The hotel is located in a scenic region near the Willamette and Columbia Rivers, 10 minutes from Portland International Airport, and within easy driving distance of downtown Portland, Mount St. Helens, and Pearson Air Museum. The hotel’s Military & Veterans Discount offers an ongoing 10% discount to military personnel and veterans. Call (360) 253-4800.
Woodlark, a trendy boutique hotel in downtown Portland, combines two historic buildings — the historic Cornelius Hotel and the 1912 Woodlark Building. The 150-room hotel is surrounded by local eateries and artsy shops, just blocks from Pioneer Courthouse Square and the Willamette River, and is an easy drive to wine country in the Willamette Valley, hiking trails in Forest Park, and the Oregon Coast. Amenities include free Wi-Fi, complimentary bicycles, a 24-hour fitness center, and a climbing wall. At this writing, the military rate for a standard king room starts at $215, compared to the regular rate of $271. Be prepared to show ID. (Tip: Before booking, check out the hotel’s online special offers. You may find an even better price than the military rate.) Call (503) 548-2559.
Deals are available as of Oct. 10, 2019, and may be subject to change.