If business has you headed to the ‘burbs of Beaverton, the Hilton Garden Inn - Beaverton is a solid option. While decidedly removed from the hustle and bustle of Portland proper, this well-maintained property offers all the convenience and amenities a business traveler might need (and typically with cheaper rates than you’d find inside city limits).
YOU SHOULD KNOW Beaverton is about 9 miles outside of downtown Portland - which doesn’t seem like much, but can be brutal to navigate during rush hour. If you’ve got early morning meetings in the city, you might want to consider staying somewhere with a shorter commute.
The rooms at the Hilton Garden Inn - Beaverton are spacious, comfortable, and offer a great setup for business travelers, with free wifi, a large workstation, and an ergonomic chair to keep you comfy while you’re hunched over your laptop.
The bathrooms are bright and clean but a little on the small side.
The lobby at the Hilton Garden Inn - Beaverton is one of the most appealing parts of the property. Open and spacious, it also somehow feels cozy and inviting - probably thanks to the large fireplace and ample seating.
The indoor pool and whirlpool at the Hilton Garden Inn - Beaverton was recently renovated, so make sure you stop by and take a dip during your stay.
The 24/7 fitness center has plenty of cardio equipment and free weights to get in a workout during your stay.
Don’t want to hit the gym but still want to squeeze in a workout? No problem! Just call the front desk and request a Stay Fit Kit, which includes everything you need for an in-room workout including a Pilates band; yoga mat and accessories; abs ball; free weights; resistance rope; and instruction cards.
Charley’s on Sunset, the Hilton Garden Inn - Beaverton’s on-site restaurant, serves a great buffet-style breakfast and is also an option for dinner (or, if you prefer your dinner brought to you, you can order room service from 5pm to 10pm). There’s also the Pavilion Pantry, a convenience stand where you can grab snacks and drinks 24 hours a day.
Stop by Charley’s on Sunset for happy hour from 5pm to 7pm for special pricing on beer, wine, and cocktails.
The Hilton Garden Inn - Beaverton makes it super easy to get around without a car. The hotel offers complimentary shuttle service to any location within 5 miles, and there’s also a MAX station just a few blocks away that will take you directly downtown. But if you do decide to bring your own wheels, no worries - parking is free.
Hayat (6-minute drive) is a casual restaurant just down the street from the hotel that packs huge flavor into traditional Somali (the stews are especially tasty). If you’re looking for a more upscale dining experience, try Decarli (12-minute drive), an Italian restaurant known for its romantic ambiance and creative spin on traditional dishes.
If you want a downtown Portland feel without actually driving into the city, head to The Westgate Bourbon Bar & Taphouse (10-minute drive). This popular spot in Old Beaverton has the cool, hip vibe you’d find in a downtown taphouse and boasts an impressive selection of beer and whiskey. Another great local option is Broadway Saloon (12-minute drive), a sports bar where you can kill some time on the bar’s slot machines while you enjoy your beer.
WHY WE LIKE IT
Most people stay in Portland proper when they visit, but if your business is closer to the ‘burbs or you don’t want to deal with the hustle and bustle of the city, the Hilton Garden Inn - Beaverton is a solid choice, thanks to the easy accessibility to both Beaverton and downtown Portland.