Our favorite places to stay in Bend, from boutique motels to craft beer inns – here’s Oregon
Those looking to stay the night in Bend have plenty to choose from. Strip away the major hotel chains and an endless array of Airbnbs, and you’re left with a variety of lodging options.
There are the boutique motels, recently remodeled to appeal to more modern sensibilities, and the European-style lodges, where guests are encouraged to mingle in the backyard beer garden. There’s a quiet State Park campground and a charming bed and breakfast. There’s the McMenamin family.
After a year of exploring different lodging options around Bend, we’ve arrived at this final list of eight places. This excludes hotel chains, of which there are many, as well as Airbnbs and more upscale places like Tetherow and the Oxford Hotel. There are many other options, including RV parks and simple motels, that did not stand out in our search.
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What we were looking for were places that offered the comfort and convenience of downtown Bend, with reliable cleanliness and quality accommodations. Modern rooms were key, and with many of the places recently renovated, they were easy to find. Amenities such as pools, fire pits, equipment rentals and bars were not a high priority, but played a role in the selection. Interesting design and room decor was also a consideration.
As for pricing, room rates fluctuate wildly in Bend, changing based on the day of the week and time of year. Prices in summer tend to be about twice as much as in winter. In this guide, we are listing per room rates for the weekend beginning June 1, 2024, which is the day hotels typically enter their busy season.
Whether you’re going to Bend to explore the natural splendor nearby or to explore everything the city itself has to offer, here are some of our favorite places to stay:
Campfire Hotel is a lively, recently renovated hotel aimed at a younger clientele, featuring its own heated pool and hot tub, as well as the Canteen Bar, which serves cocktails five days a week and hosts the hotel’s weekly Drag Bingo and Pool Club events. . Renovated in 2020, the motel offers new, modern rooms near downtown Bend.
Starting at $286.18 per night; 721 NE 3rd Street; Book on Campfirehotel.com.
Designed with outdoor enthusiasts in mind, LOGE Bend comes with amenities like on-site ski rentals and in-room ski racks. Current owner LOGE Camps, who also owns properties in Washington, California and Colorado, acquired the old Entrada Lodge in 2018 and newly renovated it. A big part of the outdoor appeal is location: LOGE Bend is located near Mount Bachelor, the Three Sisters Wilderness, and an extensive network of mountain bike trails.
Starting at $238 per night; 19221 SW Century Drive; Book on logecamps.com.
Wall Street Suites
Just a short walk from the Deschutes River and downtown Bend, the Wall Street Suites offer a great combination of location and convenience. Originally known as the Plaza Motel, the hotel was demolished and rebuilt in 2012, and redesigned as a “luxury boutique hotel” offering rooms with full kitchens and living room spaces, somewhere between a classic hotel and an Airbnb. The beautiful walk-in shower lit by skylights is a nice touch.
Starting at $299 per night; 1430 NW Wall Street; Book at wallstreesuitesbend.com.
Bed + drink
Bunk+Brew, Bend’s only all-inclusive hostel, is modeled after European-style hostels and encourages guests to embrace the “uncomfortable moments” of shared housing. This means a combination of shared and private rooms with shared bathrooms and living spaces, including a full kitchen where guests can cook meals. Aside from affordable prices, the hostel features a close-knit community dedicated to the common good, as well as a backyard beer garden with year-round food trucks, a craft beer bar, and weekly events, such as karaoke, open mic, and dance parties. .
Starting at $130 per night; 42 NW Hawthorne Street; Book at Bunkandbrew.com.
Charming bed and breakfast
Mill Inn Bed and Breakfast
Located between downtown Bend and the Old Mill District, the Mill Inn is a charming 10-room bed and breakfast that offers accommodations more comfortable than mainstream hotels and finer than the city’s boutique motels. The rooms are small and invite guests out into the living room, dining room and backyard, which includes a shared hot tub. A simple breakfast is served in the room very early for those looking to get out into the wonderful surrounding nature.
Starting at $310 per night; 642 NW Colorado Ave.; Book at millinn.com.
Old St. Francis School
Those who have stayed at a McMenamins hotel know what to expect: on-site restaurants, hidden beer bars, and funky rooms in a restored historic building. Located inside an old Catholic school in downtown Bend, Old St. Francis School features 60 rooms and five on-site bars, plus an ornamental swimming pool and a movie theater.
From $250 per night; 700 NW Bond Street; Book at mcmanamins.com.
State Park won
Those who want to camp close to the city should look no further than Tumalo State Park, about 15 minutes from downtown Bend. The campground features seven yurts, 54 tent sites, 23 full RV sites, and two seasonal group sites. While the campground is open year-round, some sites close during the winter. The day use area is located directly across the street from the campground and has picnic tables and a beautiful hiking trail along the Deschutes River.
Starting at $21 per night; 64185 O.B. Riley Road; Reserve at oregonstateparks.reserveamerica.com.
The one to watch
The Riverhouse on the Deschutes, literally located on the banks of the Deschutes River, is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a major renovation scheduled to open next December. Renamed the Riverhouse Lodge, the hotel features 221 redesigned guest rooms, as well as the on-site Currents Restaurant, which has also been updated. While the Riverhouse Lodge is aimed squarely at conferences and weddings, it should be a nice option for casual travelers as well, with beautiful scenery and a convenient location on the north side of town.
Starting at $230 per night; 3075 North Hwy. 97; Book on Riverhouse.com.
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