May 19, 2024

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Last-minute Memorial Day weekend travel deals around the Pacific Northwest

They say good things come to those who wait, and that is certainly the case for last-minute travel deals around the Pacific Northwest this Memorial Day weekend.

This holiday weekend travelers may enjoy promotional pricing on hotels, incentive perks with overnight stays, and more — even with last-minute bookings. Whether you seek a quick staycation getaway or have a weekend road trip in mind, keep reading for a handful of great deals.

The Gordon in Eugene, Oregon

The Gordon in Eugene, Oregon

courtesy of Andrew Nelson

Special rates at The Gordon in Eugene

Travelers headed to Oregon for the weekend will find 20% off specials at The Gordon in Eugene. Standard room rates are discounted from $202 per night to $162, available throughout the holiday weekend.

The Gordon is an art-centric hotel located in the 5th Street Public Market, home to a variety of winery tasting rooms where visitors may sip Southern Willamette Valley’s famous pinot noir. The market is also a trendy gathering space to sip and savor local breweries and restaurants.

On Saturday during Memorial Day weekend, the farmer’s market will feature live music throughout the venue, while wineries will be offering special tastings.

At check-in, guests of The Gordon are offered complimentary wine or beer. Guests are also encouraged to create their own masterpieces at the art bar with provided watercolors, clay and Polaroids. Complimentary cruiser cycles are also available for exploring Eugene on wheels.

Get on the Road, Get Rewarded with Choice Hotels this summer

Get on the Road, Get Rewarded with Choice Hotels this summer

courtesy of Choice Hotels International

Summer savings with Choice Hotels

Just about everyone loves a great hotel deal but this Choice Hotels promotion may be especially appealing for Pacific Northwest families this summer. Join the free Choice Privileges rewards program, if you haven’t already, then take advantage of the Get on the Road, Get Rewarded promotion.

This deal rewards guests for completing two qualifying hotel stays. Members will be awarded enough points to receive a $50 gift card for gas stations, dining establishments or a selection of retailers. The gas reward card is particularly useful for road tripping families, though members may also opt to keep the points to put toward hotel redemption nights.

The Choice Privileges promotion is valid through July 11. Choice Hotels properties may be found in popular Pacific Northwest leisure destinations such as Ocean Shores and Walla Walla in Washington; Seaside and Lincoln City in Oregon; and Coeur D’Alene in Idaho.

Victoria Clipper

Victoria Clipper

Courtesy of Victoria Clipper via Yelp

Seattle to San Juan Island getaway

An assortment of tickets remains available for weekend getaways with Clipper Vacations. Travelers boarding in Seattle will reach Friday Harbor with a 3 hour and 45-minute scenic ferry ride aboard the San Juan Clipper.

The journey takes passengers through the Salish Sea, past Whidbey Island and underneath historic Deception Pass. Upon arrival in Friday Harbor, visitors will be within immediate proximity to downtown attractions, eateries and hotels.

Tickets are available this Memorial Day weekend for adults and children, with service Friday through Monday.

Skyline of Portland from the Willamette River, OR in morning (Photo by: Joe Sohm/Visions of America/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)

Skyline of Portland from the Willamette River, OR in morning (Photo by: Joe Sohm/Visions of America/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)

Joe Sohm/Visions of America/Universal Images Group via Getty

Save at The Benson in Portland

The Benson, a Coast Hotels property in Portland, is offering a variety of special rates valid for this long weekend and beyond. Guests may save 25%  for stays of three nights or longer with sample rates showing an average of $156 this weekend.

Of special note, Coast Hotels has an even bigger discount currently on offer for healthcare workers and teachers. Rates this weekend for these qualifying guests average $109 per night.

Travelers will find an assortment of deals applicable this weekend at numerous Coast Hotels properties, throughout Oregon and Washington.

Bed & breakfast promo at Tulalip Resort

Enjoy luxurious accommodations at Tulalip Resort Casino this weekend with the bonus of a bed & breakfast promotion. This special includes breakfast at Cedars Café or room service breakfast delivery. Guests may instead opt to sleep in and use the dining credit toward lunch at a venue of their choosing.

The current promotion includes a $40 dining gift card per room, per night. While the package requires 24-hour advance booking, the dining credit does not expire and may be redeemed later in the weekend or on a future visit.