Best Western Pony Soldier Inn - Airport

9901 NE Sandy Boulevard, Portland, OR 97220-3323
Phone: +1 503-256-1504   |   Fax: 503/256-5928   |   100 Rooms
Check Out Time: 12:00 PM   |   Check In: 3:00 PM   |   Online Reservations

Welcome to Best Western® Pony Soldier Inn - Airport!

Many guests at our Portland hotel are corporate travelers looking to take advantage of our great proximity to the airport, light rail and downtown.

MAX, Portland's light rail system whisks guests directly into the heart of downtown. We’re close to major freeways and the airport, so catching early morning flights or day trips around the Great Northwest are both possible. We're known for our stellar customer service, and the outdoor seasonal pool and year-round hot tub are perfect for relaxing. However, make sure you start every morning right with a full, free hot breakfast featuring waffles, fruits, cereal and 100% Arabica coffee.

Our location, just two miles from the airport, makes us an easy choice for frequent flyers. Our Portland hotel is a short drive from the beautiful landscaping of The Grotto, and boating on the Columbia River is a real treat. Whether you’re in town for the legendary Rose Festival or touring the Columbia River Gorge, the location of our property makes it easy to get around the region.

Mount Hood, the Oregon Coast and some of the best dining in the northwest is all a short drive away. Duck into Voodoo Doughnuts 24/7 for a sweet treat like no other, or visit the country's smallest park. The friendliness of our staff and cleanliness of the guest rooms make you feel right at home. We're located near I-205 and I-84 West and East for your convenience. Just across the river from Vancouver, Washington, the Portland Airport hotel is unlike any other in the country and nestled close to all the top attractions.

Business travelers with Concordia University, Altec® Corporation, Grocery Outlet and Boeing and Honda Factories often stay at our Portland hotel. Visit the Rose Garden for incredible views or take in a Portland Trailblazer's game at the Rose Garden Arena. The Pearl District is a must for nightlife, and NW 23rd is a requisite for shoppers.


Hotel Amenities & Services

  • Complimentary full breakfast, choice of breads, cereal, fruit, hot eggs, hot breakfast meat, other hot items, yogurt, juice, and coffee.
  • 100% Smoke Free
  • Complimentary USA Today (M-F)
  • Airport courtesy shuttle available 24 hours
  • Outdoor pool, heated seasonal
  • Steam room
  • Exercise facility
  • Spa
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Elevator
  • Ice/vending machines
  • Safe deposit box
  • Express check in
  • Dry cleaning
  • Guest laundry
  • Free parking with overnight stay. Does not include Park N Fly.
  • Fax services
  • Photocopy services
  • High-speed Internet access
  • Interior corridor
  • Free wireless internet access available in public areas and all guest rooms
  • Printer available
  • Computer available
  • Dataports

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Conveniently located, the best western pony soldier inn - airport in Portland, Oregon is shown on the map. Detailed driving directions from popular points or nearby cities are listed below. For those with GPS, here you go:

Longitude: 45.559663  /  Latitude: -122.560217


Driving Directions to Hotel


From: Interstate 205. Take Exit 23A to the Best Western® Pony Soldier Inn-Airport. We are located near Portland International Airport with easy access to the city.

Best Western Pony Soldier Inn - Airport

We care about the quality of your stay with us. Below are nearby attractions, shopping and restaurants that are popular with our guests. Listed locations are nearby with approximate distance listed where available.

Most Popular Area Attractions

Lan Su Chinese Garden

Opened in 2000, the Lan Su Chinese Garden is a popular destination in the Portland metro area. Often visited during the blooming season in spring, the garden is home to a number of plant species not seen anywhere else but at the garden and in China. 

Inspired by Portland and the Chinese city of Suzhou becoming sister cities in 1988, the garden now features nearly 40,000 square feet of tranquil scenery. Many visitors to the Lan Su Chinese Garden enjoy the Lake Zither at the center of the complex.

Moda Center

Formerly known as the Rose Garden, the Moda Center, found in metropolitan Portland, is primarily home to the National Basketball League's Portland Trail Blazers. The arena was opened in 1995 and seats nearly 20,000 fans during the NBA season.

The arena is also home to two other pro sports teams – the Western Hockey League's Portland Winterhawks and the Arena Football League's Portland Thunder. During the offseason, the center hosts events like professional wrestling, UFC events, NCAA men's basketball tournament games, and more.

Oaks Amusement Park

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Oaks Amusement Park

Opened in 1905, Oaks Amusement Park is a staple attraction in the Portland metro area.

The 44-acre amusement park is found on just off of Oaks Park Way along the Willemette River.

While they are season, you'll always be able to have some fun at the Oaks Amusement Park skating rink, open year round.

Head for the east end of Oaks and check out the Herschell-Spillman Noah's Ark Carousel, or the Screamin' Eagle.

At the north end of Oaks, don't miss out on the Cosmic Crash Bumper Cars. 

Oregon Health & Science University

Located in downtown Portland, the Oregon Health and Science University is the only research and health university in Oregon. Since 1887, the university has grown into a world-class teaching hospital, while conducting research and providing quality healthcare for the Portland and surrounding communities.

Oregon Health and Science University is the only university in the state granting doctoral degrees from the School of Nursing, School of Medicine, and the School of Dentistry. The doctoral in the College of Pharmacy is also offered at Oregon State University.

Oregon Museum of Science & Industry

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The Oregon Museum of Science & Industry

Established in 1944, the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry is a popular day-trip destination in Portland.

Known locally as OMSI, the museum often hosts school field trips during the school session, families seeking a fun day for the kids, and generally those with an interest in science and engineering. 

Explore OMSI and check out the OMNIMAX Theater, a 330-seat venue displaying industry related films.

Head for the Earth Science Hall, the Turbine Hall, or pay a visit to the USS Blueback, the submarine which appeared in the film "The Hunt for Red October."

Oregon Zoo

Opened in 1888, the Oregon Zoo is home to nearly 2,200 animals across 260 species. A top area destination for families and animal lovers, the Oregon Zoo is just west of downtown Portland and easily accessed via SR 26. 

Due to its location within Portland's Washington Park, the zoo is also often referred to as the Portland Zoo or the Washington Park Zoo. Check out top exhibits at the Oregon Zoo like the Amazon Flooded Forest, Predators of the Serengeti, and the Great Northwest's Black Bear Ridge.

Pittock Mansion

Pittock Mansion

The Pittock Mansion

A mainstay attraction in the Portland metro area, the Pittock Mansion is just west of downtown within the Pittock Acres Park.

Built in 1909, Pittock Mansion was the former residence of Henry Pittock, the Oregonian publisher and magnate.

Today, this brilliant chateau is available to the public via year-round, guided tours.

With 22 rooms, the Pittock Mansion is one of the largest and well-preserved estates in Portland, eventually being added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.

Portland Art Museum

Established in 1892, the Portland Art Museum is an internationally recognized museum with over 42,000 objects in its varied collections. Take your time viewing the many permanent exhibits, including Mount Hood, the Ox-Cart by Van Gough, the American Art Collection.

Visitors get to "tour the world" without leaving Portland, while strolling through six stories of modern art in this must-see attraction. Be sure to browse the museum gift shop to view the selection of unique gift items, books, jewelry and decorations.

Portland International Airport

Portland International Airport

Portland International Airport

Oregon’s largest airport, the Portland International Airport (PDX) is a joint civil-military airpark serving the Portland metropolitan area and communities in northern Oregon.

Set 12 miles north of central Portland, PDX is a major hub for SkyWest Airlines, Alaska Airlines, and Horizon Air.

Also home to the Oregon Air National Guard, PDX supports major airlines like American, Delta, Southwest, United, and US Airways.

PDX is also known as Port of Portland, and features five concourses and three runways.

Portland Rose Festival

Portland Rose Festival

Carnival Fun at the Portland Rose Festival

Held every June, the Portland Rose Festival is an anticipated event hosted throughout the Portland metropolitan area – also known as Rose City.

Established in 1907, “Portland’s Official Festival” features three parades, boat races, air shows, and many other events.

Operated by the Portland Rose Festival Foundation, RoseFest draws more than one million attendees.

Most of the festivities are held at the Tom McCall Waterfront Park in downtown Portland along Willamette River


Portland Saturday Market

Portland Saturday Market

Fresh Tomatoes at the Portland Saturday Market

Founded in 1974 as an arts and crafts expo, the Portland Saturday Market is one of the most popular destinations for Portland metro area visitors.

Set along the banks of the Willamette River on Waterfront Park Trail, the market opens for business in early March, offering top deals on hand-made wares all the way through late December.

Explore the depths of the Portland Saturday Market and find a wealth of food vendors offering tastes from around the globe.

Toys, knick-nacks, collectibles, and plenty of art vendors line the many booths and tables set up at the Portland Saturday Market.

Portland Spirit

A floating event venue, the Portland Spirit is a 150-foot yacht serving fabulous Northwest cuisine while cruising along the Willamette River or Columbia River. This unique and must-do Portland experience offers spectacular views of picturesque downtown Portland and views of the Columbia Gorge.

Choose one of the lunch, brunch or dinner cruises, then sit back and relax while listening to the live entertainment and narration, during the cruise. The Spirit is a wonderful location for weddings, special events and private parties for over 30 guests.

Portland State University

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Portland State University

Founded in 1946 as a two-year college, Portland State University is a public research institution located in downtown Portland.

With an enrollment of roughly 27,000 students, PSU offers 226 degree programs in seven major academic units.

To learn more about this wonderful university and its 50-acre campus, visitors can partake in a 75-minute guided tour of the campus when in the Portland.

Students and visitors alike are invited to cheer on the Portland State Vikings as they compete in the Big Sky Conference.

Portland's Hawthorne District

A hotspot for visitors and residents alike, the Hawthorne District is a gathering of bars, restaurants, and boutiques set in southeast Portland. A major entertainment district in the Portland metropolitan area, top attractions like the Bagdad Theater & Pub and Powell's Books on Hawthorne call the district home.

Pick up some new and used records at Crossroads Music, or explore the many thrift and antique shops of like Vintage Pink and Hawthorne Vintage. Try some Mcmenamins Ruby Ale at Barley Mill Pub, have a quick lunch at Riyadh's Lebanese, or grab a seat outside and enjoy Portland’s beautiful weather with a slice from Wy'East Pizza.

Powell's City of Books

Home to over one million new and used books, Powell’s City of Books is said to be the biggest new and used book store not only in Oregon, but also the planet. A staple of the Portland metropolitan area, Powell’s takes up a full city block of downtown Portland with its 68,000-square-foot building.

Check out the latest art exhibit in the Basil Hallward Gallery upstairs in the Pearl Room, explore Powell's Rare Book Room for first editions and autographed books, or simply sip something hot at World Cup Coffee & Tea at Powell's City of Books.

The Grotto

the Grotto

The Grotto in Portland

Found in the northeast sector of the Portland metro area, the Grotto is a popular and oft-visited Catholic shrine and sanctuary.

Officially known as the National Sanctuary of our Sorrowful Mother, The Grotto in its entirety is 62 acres of pristine Pacific Northwest greenery.

Holiday visitors to Portland are in for a mesmerizing display – each December, The Grotto shines bright when they install their huge holiday light display.

Whether you subscribe into the Catholic faith and are seeking a spiritual connection on your visit to Portland, or if you're simply intrigued by the history and lore, make plans to visit the Grotto.

The Rail Depot Museum

Located in the 1907 railroad depot in Troutdale, near Metro Portland, the Rail Depot Museum commemorates the historic rail line. The first depot was built in 1882, by the request of Captain John Harlow, the founder of the town.

Tour the museum to see the historical railroad artifacts and information. Be sure to also tour the old Union Pacific Railroad caboose, while visiting the museum.

Willamette River

Willamette River

Willamette River

One of the major channels of the Columbia River, the Willamette River is a long-stretching body of water in central Oregon.

At 187 miles long and nearly 100 miles wide, the Willamette River stretches from St. Helens, through Portland, weaves through Corvallis, and winds up just past Eugene where it splits off beyond Oakridge.

More than 15 dams have been constructed along the Willamette River since 1900, and 13 of those are managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

As you explore the Willamette River, you'll find nearly 50 different bridges and crossing spread across its entirety. Many guests to nearby cities enjoy fishing and bird watching along the Willamette River. 

More Area Attractions & Services

  • 1.00 mile(s) from The Grotto
  • 3.00 mile(s) from Blue Lake
  • 3.00 mile(s) from Columbia River
  • 9.00 mile(s) from Willamette River
  • 10.00 mile(s) from downtown Portland, and the convention center
  • 13.00 mile(s) from Japanese Gardens
  • 13.00 mile(s) from Oaks Amusement Park
  • 20.00 mile(s) from Multnomah Falls
  • 20.00 mile(s) from Columbia River Gorge
  • 40.00 mile(s) from Mount Saint Helens
  • 40.00 mile(s) from Mount Hood National Recreation Area
  • 100 mile(s) from the Oregon coast and beaches
  • 0.10 mile(s) from convenience store
  • 2.00 mile(s) from beauty and barber shop
  • 2.00 mile(s) from shopping
  • 9.00 mile(s) from Lloyd Center, Shopping mall
  • 7.00 mile(s) from Clackamas Town Center, Shopping Mall
  • 30.00 mile(s) from Woodburn Factory Outlet, Mall

Local Area Recreation Opportunities

  • Steam room
  • Spa
  • 5.00 mile(s) from Golf courses
  • 10.00 mile(s) from boating, sailing, and water skiing
  • 50.00 mile(s) from Snow skiing

Nearby Restaurants

  • Adjacent to Elmer's, full service, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • 0.20 mile(s) from Jim Dandy Drive-In, fast food, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • 0.20 mile(s) from Jim Dandy Drive-In, fast food, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • 0.50 mile(s) from El Sombero Tapatio, full service, Mexican, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 1.10 mile(s) from Cameo Cafe, cafe, American, open for: breakfast, lunch
  • 1.70 mile(s) from Hotpot N' Sushi, full service, Japanese, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 0.50 mile(s) from El Sombero Tapatio, full service, Mexican, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 4.00 mile(s) from Applebee's®, full service, American, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 1.50 mile(s) from The Original Taco House, full service, Mexican, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 1.10 mile(s) from Cameo Cafe, cafe, American, open for: breakfast, lunch
  • 6.00 mile(s) from Sayler's, bar/lounge, American, open for: dinner
  • 1.70 mile(s) from Hotpot N' Sushi, full service, Japanese, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 6.20 mile(s) from Salty's on the Columbia Restaurant, full service, Seafood, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 6.90 mile(s) from Dan & Louis Oyster Bar, full service, Seafood, open for: dinner
  • 7.20 mile(s) from Jake's Famous Crawfish Restaurant, full service, Seafood, open for: dinner
  • 7.80 mile(s) from RingSide Steakhouse, full service, Steak House, open for: dinner
  • 9.00 mile(s) from McMenamins, full service, American, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 1.50 mile(s) from The Original Taco House®, full service, Mexican, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 6.20 mile(s) from Salty's on the Columbia, sull service, Seafood, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 6.90 mile(s) from Dan & Louis Oyster Bar, full service, Seafood, open for: dinner
  • 7.20 mile(s) from Jake's Famous Crawfish®, full service, Seafood, open for; dinner
  • 7.80 mile(s) from RingSide Steakhouse, full service, Steakhouse, open for: dinner

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