Water and recreational activities are key features that abound in the Mt. Hood and Greater Portland areas of Oregon. I was delighted to learn of a hotel located on the water during my visit to Lake Oswego. Lakeshore Inn is Lake Oswego’s only lakefront hotel and is situated near downtown, shopping, parks, two colleges and is eight miles from Portland.
The family-owned inn has been around since 1978 and is one block from Lake View Village and close to Millennium Park. With 31 rooms, ranging from 2 bedroom suites to king and queen studios, there’s a room for every guest and every price range. Those on a budget will want to request the queen court side room, while those traveling with children may opt for one of the larger suites.
Kids will like the outdoor heated pool that overlooks Lake Oswego. It is open from May to October and towels are located by the pool. Your kids will also like the cookies offered in the lobby! If you need access to a computer or printer during your stay, they have one by the front desk.
My room, #41, was a two bedroom suite on the fourth floor and rented for $159 – $199. All rooms include wifi, irons with ironing boards (does anyone use these?) tv and lake views (except the queen court side room – no lake view.) Kitchens are furnished with utensils and dishes.
Rates range from $79 – $199 depending on the time of year and category of hotel room. The hotel is owned by Westover Inns; all seven Oregon-based inns are on the water.
Need to Know:
Lakeshore Inn is dog-friendly, charging $15 per night. If you bring your dog to the hotel, you’ll get a pet amenity that includes a basket with treats and dog bowls to borrow during your stay. A pastry, oatmeal and coffee are served in the office every morning until 10:00 a.m. The hotel offers free parking and free wifi.
Check in: 4:00 p.m.
Check out: 12:00 p.m
There is no lake access from the hotel, as Lake Oswego is a privately owned lake. However, guests are allowed to fish off the dock and the lake is stocked with fish. For those of you with a sweet tooth, Kyra’s Bake Shop is a five minute drive from the hotel. Go to Kyra’s for breakfast or her award-winning gluten-free cupcakes. For additional insider tips, follow @Nancydbrown on Twitter.
If You Go:
Lakeshore Inn (503) 636-9679
210 North State Street
Lake Oswego, Oregon 97034
Article and photography by travel writer Nancy D. Brown. I was a guest of Oregon’s Mt. Hood Territory, however all opinions are my own.