House your ‘rets and feed them too (Hotels)

    For parents and families who come into town to visit their Portland State student, when the day is over, the number one thing that is needed is a safe, affordable and accessible place to spend the night. Here are some options to make your overnight visit complete.



    Cozy overnight accommodations that can be found on the southeast corner of the Portland State campus, University Place offers a special rate of $69.95 for visitors to PSU. The hotel is safe and affordable for families, and has simple access to the college campus and the rest of downtown Portland. It has its own restaurant, the University Place Grill, and even a jazz club for local evening entertainment.



    Located less than half a mile away from the Portland State campus, Travelodge offers easy and affordable lodging. With a starting rate of $77, this hotel offers non-smoking rooms, cable television, a restaurant, fitness center and free bus service to downtown. It’s great for visitors to PSU because of its walking distance to campus for a day out and its comfortable amenities for a day in.



    With a starting rate of just $55, the Paramount Hotel is a gorgeous 15-story hotel located in the heart of Portland, and just half a mile from campus. With air-conditioned rooms, an in-hotel restaurant, the Dragonfish Asian Cafe, cable television, laundry services and an exercise gym, the Paramount offers easy access to campus along with the best of downtown Portland.



    Providing friendly warmth and value with a starting rate of $55, the Mark Spencer Hotel is 0.7 miles away from the Portland State campus. The rooms include equipped kitchens and high-speed internet access. The hotel provides laundry and exercise facilities and an afternoon tea and continental breakfast. In case the entire family comes along, pets are allowed at this hotel.



    Although slightly more than walking distance from Portland State, almost two miles, the Holiday Inn offers a starting rate of $97. The rooms include cable television with DVD capacities and high-speed internet access. The hotel offers a large indoor pool, exercise gym and gift shop. For an affordable, high-quality stay, Holiday Inn Express is the way to go.