Discover our hotels in Vancouver, Washington, a historic trading city on the banks of the Columbia River. You’ll soon be snapping photos of roaring waterfalls and toasting the sunset with a hand-crafted beer.
Guests of our Vancouver hotels can explore the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, originally built by the Hudson’s Bay Company in the early 1800s. A restored blacksmith’s workshop, a fur warehouse and an Indian trade outpost demonstrate what pioneer life was like at this bustling trading post. When the U.S. military took over the fort in 1860, Victorian mansions were built along Officer’s Row for resident officers and their families. Vintage open-cockpit aircraft and replica World War I bombers are on display at the adjacent Pearson Air Museum. A trail from the fort leads to the Columbia River, where snow-capped Mt. Hood rises in the distant east.
Our Vancouver hotels are across the Columbia River from Portland, Oregon, where you can shop for deals on sportswear at Nike and Columbia Sportswear factory outlets. Take a short drive east of Vancouver to browse for cozy and iconic blankets and jackets at the Pendleton Wool mill in Washougal. Sip a house-brewed beer and enjoy cedar-roasted salmon from the riverfront deck of McMenamins on the Columbia, near our hotels in Vancouver. The innovative chefs on Portland’s sophisticated dining scene favor local and organic meats, fish and vegetables. Wine bars in Portland and Vancouver pour pinot noir, malbec and cabernet sauvignon vintages from Oregon and Washington wineries.
Book our Holiday Inn Express® hotels in Vancouver to explore the Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area. A driving tour along the Historic Columbia River Highway in Oregon passes breathtaking grey-basalt cliffs towering over the mile-wide river. Stop at Multnomah Falls, a roaring cascade of water tumbling down from ancient forests.