Motels in Portland, Tennessee

by Mark Heidelberger Google
Towns throughout Tennessee draw tourists seeking a small slice of Americana.

Towns throughout Tennessee draw tourists seeking a small slice of Americana.

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The motels found in and around Portland, Tennessee are a blend of national brand name chains and local mom-and-pop-style inns. While differences are apparent in the level of amenities offered, all of them feature down-home southern hospitality and reasonable room rates that will appeal to travelers operating on a budget. In addition, most of these motels offer convenient access to highways, restaurants and local attractions.

Comfort Suites

The 60-room Comfort Suites is close to points of interest like the Sumner Crest Winery & Vineyard and several local business parks. The property features well-lit indoor corridors and amenities such as a state-of-the-art fitness room, indoor heated swimming pool and valet dry cleaning. Also, corporate travelers can utilize an unstaffed business center with computer and conference room. Guests can indulge in a complimentary continental breakfast each morning and enjoy a drink in the evening at the nightly manager's reception. On-site dining options include American-style cuisine at Brewester's restaurant or through room service. Spacious guest rooms all feature plasma TVs, fridges and microwaves, while some even have whirlpool tubs. Regular guests can participate in the Choice Privileges Rewards Program, where points can be earned and redeemed for free overnight stays.

Budget Host Inn

The 50-unit Budget Host Inn is geared toward travelers who are on a very tight budget and need only clean, simple accommodations. Nearby attractions include the Dualing Grounds Racetrack and MB Park Hunt and Fish. Guests can enjoy free car parking right in front of their door, with truck parking in an adjacent lot. Other amenities include a picnic area, copy and fax machine, coin laundry and walking trails around the property. And although there is no on-site restaurant, several fast food joints and pizza places are just a short drive away. Guest rooms are basic, offering soft bedding, direct-dial phones and satellite TV with HBO. Room discounts are offered for government travelers, seniors and AARP cardholders. In addition, pet lovers can bring their four-legged friends for a small fee.

Deerfield Inn

The Deerfield Inn is located just outside of downtown Portland approximately four miles from Interstate 65 and just two miles from the main industrial park off Kirby Road. Outdoor enthusiasts will also find many opportunities for hunting, fishing, biking and boating close by. Property amenities include ample free outdoor parking, fax service and complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access in public and private areas. A light continental breakfast and hot coffee is served daily, while restaurants like 5 Chef and El Azteca are only two minutes away by car. Both smoking and non-smoking rooms are available, all of which feature 27-inch remote-controlled TVs, ceiling fans, data ports and irons with boards. Some rooms have microwaves and mini-fridges, while suites with Jacuzzis can be requested.

Hampton Inn Franklin

The next closest motel is the Hampton Inn Franklin, which is nestled about 18 minutes north of Portland just over the Kentucky border. Numerous attractions in the area range from the Kentucky Downs Racetrack to the Kenny Perry Golf Course to downtown Franklin's historic district. Guests have access to amenities like a seasonal outdoor pool and well-equipped exercise facility as well as a valet laundry service, meeting rooms and business center with computer and printer. For dining, a complimentary breakfast bar and beverage center is situated just off from the lobby, with breakfast bags for those on the go, while nearby restaurants like Cracker Barrel and Captain D's Seafood serve lunch and dinner. Each of the motel's 72 rooms offer a choice of one king or two doubled beds and include premium cable, climate controls and roll-in showers. Unfortunately, no pets are allowed on the premises.

About the Author

Mark Heidelberger has been writing for more than 22 years, from articles and short stories to novels and screenplays. He is a consummate foodie, loves to travel and has run several businesses, all of which influence his work. He also holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from UCLA.

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