Hotels at the Salem Airport

by Laura Latzko

Also known as McNary Field, the Salem Municipal Airport is a small airport with two runways that sits close to downtown Salem. Hotels in the Oregon city that are near the airport are within a short drive of the area’s wineries, vineyards, 19th-century Victorian mansion and museum, vaudeville theater, Pacific Northwest art gallery, children’s museum and farm equipment museum. Many hotels near the airport are equipped for families or long-term stay guests, with guest rooms featuring amenities such as microwaves or refrigerators. Some area hotels offer American-style restaurants with an eclectic mix of food options.

Residence Inn Salem

Residence Inn Salem sits about 2 miles from the Salem Municipal Airport. The hotel offers a home-like atmosphere, with a lobby lounge area that offers a big screen TV and a fireplace for guests who want to sit and watch a game or chat. The hotel regularly hosts movie nights with family-friendly selections, game nights and Bingo nights in its lobby. An outdoor patio features patio furniture and grills for guests who want to eat outdoors. On Monday through Wednesday evenings, the hotel offers free beer and wine and food options that can include potato bars, fish and chips, hamburgers and hot dogs or catered meals from local restaurants such as Adam’s Rib Smokehouse. The hotel’s fitness center, indoor swimming pool and market are open 24 hours a day. For guests who want to stay in, suites and studio rooms have kitchens with stoves, ovens, full-sized refrigerators, toasters and dishwashers. In guest rooms, hotel staff members provide starter kits that include coffee, popcorn, sugar, salt and pepper. Some suites come with fireplaces. Hotel staff members will shop for grocery items, toiletry products and other necessity items for you, upon request.

Phoenix Inn Suites-Salem South

Phoenix Inn Suites Salem South sits about 2.3 miles from the airport. The all-suite hotel features an artistic vibe, with colorful paintings in its lobby and breakfast area. Some suites offer leather couches and hot tubs for people who want to spend time relaxing in their rooms. Wooden armoires in suites provide places for guests to put their clothing during their stays. Upon arrival, guests are given complimentary bottles of water. The hotel also offers freshly baked chocolate chip cookies nightly in the lobby area. One of the hotel’s packages includes a hotel backpack, energy bars and maps of local nature trails. A couple’s package features sparkling cider, truffle chocolates and a gift certificate to a local restaurant.

La Quinta Inn and Suites Salem

La Quinta Inn and Suites Salem is found about 2.5 miles from the airport. The hotel features an intimate ambiance, with a small sitting area in the lobby with leather chairs and a breakfast nook area with tables that sit up to four people. Daily breakfasts consist of eggs, bacon, omelets, waffles and biscuits and gravy. Certain guest rooms and suites offer amenities such as stocked wet bars and hot tubs for guests who want to unwind or get a snack in their rooms. The hotel provides a dry-cleaning service and a business center with guest computers for business and leisure guests.

The Grand Hotel in Salem

The Grand Hotel in Salem is located in downtown Salem, about three miles from the airport. The green hotel has Energy Star appliances and recycling bins throughout the building. Guest rooms and suites have environmentally-friendly soap, bedding and towels. Some suites provide work desks with leather office chairs. For couples or families who want to relax or talk, presidential suites offer leather couches situated around gas fireplaces. Other suites have hot tubs that can fit about two individuals. An onsite grill restaurant offers fresh fish, ribs and steak dishes. Staff members at a cocktail lounge host wine tasting for groups, upon request. Hotel packages come with items such as passes to wine tastings at local vineyards or wineries, flowers, sparkling cider, spots on charter fishing trips, tickets to a movie at a local cinema or dinner at the hotel’s restaurant.

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