What time of year? For how long? Interests? In short, it would help to know the answers and purpose of your seeking a place to stay.
Just traveling thru. Looking for a one-night nice place for a family to stay a night. Maybe a little site-seeing; maybe swim? Time: within the next month.
How about Hood River, cute town on the Gorge, lots of restaurants and shops to visit, very family friendly. I think the Best Western has a pool, just not sure if it is open year round.
Have a great drive - DM
Good idea, Columbia River Gorge, both sides interesting. If you have been to one side, try the other, then take 205 north back to Seattle. Agree to that you might have to give up on outdoor pool, but you are providing, for the sake of your family, a nice break in the trip amidst interesting areas.
See my post on the WA site; provides some time and mileage considerations.
I have also read your postings on the WA forum.
Going to Hood River would be OK if you wanted to travel thru Portland, but I think the WA poster who suggested driving to Tri-Cities (Pasco-Kennewick-Richland, WA), then to Yakima and Ellensburg, has the best route.
I know that the Oxford Suites in Hermiston, OR has an indoor pool, expect the one in Pendleton does too.
The LaQuita Inn in Kennewick has a nice indoor pool, we have stayed there several times when our kids lived in that area. Good family stopover.
Kitters, on the WA forum, I suggested 205 north to avoid Portland.
Whoops, Kitters, I mentioned 205 on this forum, not WA. I agree about avoiding Portland.
Somewhat under 450 miles, doable in a day if you choose. Many places to stay along way. La Grande, Pendleton Tri Cities, Yakima. Really depends on what you want.
Want to leave Boise early or mid day
Where in Seattle and do you want to avoid rush hour?
One fairly nice and not too much extra distance is SR-410 from Yakima which goes by Mt Rainier and on into southern part of Seattle. You want to come into n part of Seattle Stevens Pass US-2 a nice drive.