A quirky take on the standard business hotel by the airport, the Aloft offers spacious loft-inspired rooms and easy access to both the airport and the MAX light rail into the city. Colorful but minimalist design touches, like the lime-green couches on the patio, keep things stylish and interesting. With features such as a game-filled lounge and a self-service snack bar in the lobby, the Aloft is suitable for families as well as business travelers, and the rates are reasonable compared to downtown hotels. You will have to drive or take public transportation to escape this big-box-store part of Portland, but if you're looking to stay near the airport or just get out of town, Aloft fits the bill.