Lake Oswego Phoenix Inn Suites – Portland, OR

This place is the BEST! Each rooms has a microwave, iron, ironing board, coffemaker, and fidge. All rooms also have free wireless internet access.

They have a 24-hour Business Center with a computer and complimentary internet access. Guests also have access to the hotel’s 24-Hour Fitness Center, Spa Tub, and Indoor Pool. Parking Is also complimentary. A complimentary continental breakfast buffet is provided every morning that include eggs, biscuits and gravy, and a self-serve waffle bar.

The customer service at this hotel is fantastic. This is the best value for the dollar! We got a great deal for our room. For the quality, service, and amenities, you would expect to pay over $200. I recommend this hotel!

All the staff members are really really nice and they have tons of great resturants with in walking distance. Their reservation line number is 800-824-9992


Fish Creek House B&B – Whitehall, MT

What a great place! As travel enthusiast, I’ve often wanted to open a bed and breakfast but my cousin beat me to it. The Fish Creek House, caters to horse enthusiasts and they’ve even built an outdoor shooting range. Between the hiking, fishing, shooting clinics and horse friendly accommodations, you never have to leave the property for adventure!

“When I was young I always told my parents I wanted to live in Montana,” said Cid. Living in New York and later California, Cid didn’t know how that would quite happen.Dan, a partner in a computer business and gunsmith, and Cid, a bi-athlete, came to Bohart Ranch near Bozeman to compete in the running and shooting competition and fell in love with the area. The PBS show, Frontier House filmed in Montana, and the spirit of independence really inspired me as well. The search was on for property in Montana. For Dan, he was returning to his roots. He lived in Malta until he was five.

The couple found a beautiful log home located on forty acres with gorgeous views of the mountains and a stone’s throw from Fish Creek. Located just 15 miles from Whitehall Montana, and nestled in theTobacco Root Mountains, the Inn offers rustic charm with all the modern conveniences.

The house was purchased and a large renovation started.

“We’d drive up from California every month to see how the progress was going,” said Cid.

During one of their trips, they took a hike down to the creek and when Cid looked up at the log home nestled in the hills, the name Fish Creek House came to her.

With the renovation complete and the licenses involved with a bed and breakfast approved, Fish Creek House is officially open for business.

They gracious share their home with guests, and those with horses as well. A new barn arena and round pen have been built for the couple’s horses and although they are not offering trail rides, guests are welcome to bring their own horses and board them in the new facilities. Other activitiies include hiking, antiquing, exploring nearby ghost towns and hosted shooting clinics at their range. Virtually outside the door is the Beaverhead Deerlodge National Forest, great for hiking, biking, horseback riding, and cross-country skiing.

“We want accommodate people who are nature loving. We’ll make you feel like part of the family while you’re here,” said Cid.

One of Dan and Cid’s specialties is shooting and plan to host shooting clinics for enthusiasts.

Another specialty of Fish Creek House will be the food. They offer a gourmet breakfast for their guests and with their own personal greenhouse, the vegetables will be organically grown on site.

The inn offers two guests suites, each with a private bath, a large living room with a stone fireplace, a library and a sitting room, complete with a microwave and a fridge. Fish Creek House is also a place where the active businessperson can stay in touch. They offer wireless internet in each of the rooms and are considered a “wifi hotspot”. They are also community minded business people and have used custom made Montana pieces in their guest rooms.

Fish Creek House B&B is a proud member of the Montana Bed and Breakfast Association. If you wish to make a reservation, please visit our website at or call:

Fax: (406) 287-3209
Email: [email protected]


Executive Pacific Plaza – Seattle, WA

Located in the downtown area, this is a revamped, older builiding perfect for those looking for a good, safe place but still with a budget. If you have the $300 a nite, blow it somewhere else, if you have well…. as much money as we do (read: definetally not a lot) stay here. I have been here once before and am returning with husband in tow. Good points:

  • The rooms were redone in 2001.
  • The check-in guy, who doubles as the concierge knows all about the city.
  • It is within walking distance from all the major attractions, and they are happy to call a cab for those which aren’t.
  • The breakfast is a good size and open (as my husband says) normal hours , meaning, they don’t close at 9 a.m.
  • Good places to eat nearby
  • use of a parking structure on opposite corner

Bad points:

  • You have to understand this building is older, the rooms are not huge and spaceous. they are small hotel rooms, but there is plenty of space for two adults and a crib. heck, if you are carign that much about the size of the room, you need to get out more.
  • since they use the parking garage across the street, parking for your car is $14 plus tax== so don’t rent a car- unless you have to. also, request a room on the opposite side of the parking garage.
  • overall this is one heck of a great find.