Hotels near Willamette Falls Locks
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The Portland Metropolitan area is quite spread out. If you’re looking for a less traditional trip to Portland, or have been there before to see and do the main sights and activities, heading to the Willamette Falls between West Linn and Oregon city should be on your list to visit.

Hipmunk's Best Hotels near Willamette Falls Locks

Shilo Inn Suites Hotel - Portland Airport
Shilo Inn Suites Hotel - Portland Airport
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7.9
Good
11707 Ne Airport Way, Portland
from $107
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Portland Airport
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Portland Airport
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8.5
Excellent
11929 Ne Airport Way, Portland
from $89
Best Western Inn At The Meadows
Best Western Inn At The Meadows
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8.1
Excellent
1215 N Hayden Meadows Dr, Portland
from $95
Crowne Plaza Portland Downtown Convention Center
Crowne Plaza Portland Downtown Convention Center
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8.2
Excellent
1441 NE 2nd Avenue, Portland
from $114
Shilo Inn Rose Garden - Oregon
Shilo Inn Rose Garden - Oregon
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6.9
Good
1506 NE 2nd Avenue, Portland
from $107
The Benson, a Coast Hotel
The Benson, a Coast Hotel
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8.7
Excellent
309 SW Broadway, Portland
from $142
Hotel Modera
Hotel Modera
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8.4
Excellent
515 Southwest Clay St, Portland
from $124
Radisson Hotel Portland Airport
Radisson Hotel Portland Airport
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8.5
Excellent
6233 NE 78th Court, Portland
from $99
Holiday Inn Airport - Portland
Holiday Inn Airport - Portland
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7.8
Good
8439 Ne Columbia Blvd, Portland
from $93
Motel 6 Portland Central
Motel 6 Portland Central
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6.4
Good
3104 Se Powell Dr, Portland
from $59
More About Hotels near Willamette Falls Locks...

Explore Portland’s History

The Willamette Falls Locks have now been declared non-operational due to budget issues and safety concerns. In the past, the locks would allow water vessels, mostly for leisure, up and down the Willamette River. Now they are owned by the U.S. Army Corps and are on the National Register of Historic Places. The heart of the pioneer industry can be found 14 miles upriver from Portland, meaning having a rental car is a must for exploring the area.

Get a great view of the 52 foot falls from the Willamette Falls Heritage Foundation. The aim of the foundation is to preserve the stories of the area through story and hands-on demonstrations. Each September visitors can take part in Lock Fest 2014, a celebration of the Locks with companies in the area, such as West Linn Paper, jet boat rides, local food and historical booths. Guided tours of the Locks Museum on the edge of the canal are given and other activities are available.

The End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center is a great way to learn how Lewis and Clark (and many others) made their way to Oregon through the perilous wilderness. This is also where you can learn what life was like on the frontier and on the road. This is a great interactive and educational must for those traveling with children, though adults will enjoy it too.

Staying Near the Willamette Locks

For a more affordable riverside accommodation from the downtown options, the Best Western Plus Rivershore Hotel offers all the same amenities – pet friendly, on-site restaurant with room service, fitness center and free Wi-Fi – for a fraction of the price. The rooms are quite large, making it a great option for families.

Looking to spend more money doing things around Portland? The Budget Inn* is right off of 99E, making it an easy drive into the city and convenient to other points of interest. The Econo Lodge Southeast Portland is a no-frills lodging that gives guests a quiet place to return to after a long day, complimentary breakfast, free Internet and an outdoor covered pool. 

 

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