From Tiny Homes to Historic Buildings Turned Hotel, Here Are the Best Places to Spend a Night in Bend for Solo Travelers, Families, and Pet Parents Alike
There are plenty of reasons to travel to Bend – the beautiful Oregon scenery, the abundance of outdoor activities, the bustling local brew scene. But where should you stay when you arrive? With a population of about 100k people, Bend isn’t a huge city – so there are plenty of hotels around in close proximity to all of the fun things to do you’ll want to hit before you leave.
Today, we’re taking a look at some of the best hotels in Bend, whether you're traveling solo or bringing the whole gang. Here’s a sneak peek of what you can expect to see on this list:
Plus, we’ve indicated all of the spots on this list that are currently accepting GiftYa.
Glad you asked. GiftYa is a convenient and green alternative to traditional physical gift cards. For starters, you can send a GiftYa to anyone on your list in just a couple of clicks online or taps on the app. Just choose from thousands of local and national brands, then select a style for your GiftYa (there are preset options, but you can customize it with your own photo or video, too!), jot a quick message, and it’s off!
Your recipient will love GiftYa because it’s easy to use – they can use it like a digital gift balance in the app, or connect it to one of the credit cards they carry with them every day anyway to keep stacking up those rewards points. GiftYa tracks the balance, they never have to worry about leaving their gift at home, and if they want to, regifting or exchanging a GiftYa can be done in seconds.
If you’d rather kick it old school with a physical gift card, you can also buy a hotel gift card at Gift Card Granny to earn cash back and other rewards on your purchases… leaving you with more spending money for your Bend adventure.
Now that that’s out of the way, let’s get to the good stuff – our list of the most popular hotels in Bend, OR!
551 SW Industrial Way | Old Mill District | marriott.com
For frequent travelers, it should be no surprise to see a Marriott hotel on this list. The chain has an international reputation for excellence, and its Bend, OR location is one of the best – according to the reviews of countless satisfied guests, at least. With spacious room and a convenient location in the heart of Bend’s shopping and dining center, Old Mill District, Springhill Suites by Marriott is the perfect starting point for your central Oregon adventure.
Guests love the location and the continental breakfast, but what truly sets this hotel apart is the staff. Friendly, helpful, and kind, they’ll have you feeling perfectly at home from the moment you walk through the front doors until the moment you leave after check out.
“We have a 'gazillion' points with another hotel brand where we could stay at their Bend properties for free during our visits. But we pay to stay at this Marriott property.” - Yelp Review
3075 N Hwy 97 | Bend | riverhouse.com
Bend is known for its natural beauty. Situated in central Oregon, it is surrounded by picture-perfect forests, mountains, and rivers. At Riverhouse on the Deschutes, you can enjoy jaw-dropping views of the Deschutes River and surrounding forest without sacrificing convenience. Staff is committed to providing superior service throughout your stay, and the modern amenities will make sure all of your needs are met.
As an added bonus, Riverhouse on the Deschutes offers guest access to numerous indoor and outdoor pools and hot tubs, as well as the river trail. Established in 1974, Riverhouse has been a part of the Bend community for decades. With renovations completed in 2016, the hotel has been updated so that it can remain one of the most popular choices in accommodations in Bend for years to come.
“Great hotel. Make sure you get a room on the river side. It's a bit more pricey but definitely worth it. The room was extremely spacious with a fireplace. It also came with 2 sinks which was wonderful. Downtown Bend is about a 6 min drive.” - Yelp Review
17600 Center Dr | Bend | sunriverresort.com
Sunriver Resort is the perfect rest and recharge spot for foodies and outdoor enthusiasts alike. For starters, it’s located on the beautiful Deschutes River, surrounding guests with serenity. You can even enjoy a gentle float down the waterway during your stay, like a natural lazy river.
Venture a little farther from the hotel grounds and you’ll find yourself among some of the best ski trails in the Cascades. The resort provides a shuttle to Mt. Bachelor (just 20 minutes away) during the ski season. You can also enjoy everything from casual fare to fine dining at the resort’s several on-site restaurants and cafes, or hit the green at any of the hotels’ four award-winning golf courses.
“A perfect vacation in the list beautiful settings in beautiful Oregon. I had heard a lot about this place from moms in my group and what can I say it lived up to the hype. Everything about it was excellent from the ever courteous staff to the location to the float on the Deschutes river. A must do for everyone (even non swimmers like me) – it's so safe and a must do while at the resort.” - Yelp Review
700 NW Bond St | Bend | mcmenamins.com
While the East Coast has plenty of buildings that date back to the early 20th century, they’re considerably harder to find west of the Rockies. McMenamins Old St. Francis School invites guests to step back in time for their stay in this historic building, which was originally built as a Catholic schoolhouse in 1936.
Since 2004, the classrooms have been lodging rooms for travelers looking for a unique hotel experience in Bend. All rooms have their own bathroom, and you can select accommodations with additional amenities like a patio or kitchenette depending on your needs.
Plus, with a pub, a brewery, a movie theater, private meeting rooms, live music, and a soaking pool on the grounds, there’s no shortage of fun to be had after you’ve returned from a day of adventure.
“Well this was a fun place! Deceiving in the outside... go in, then out again. There's so many spaces to explore! I lived the outdoor areas, the movie theater, and we found the hidden bar called the Broom Closet.” - Yelp Review
721 NE 3rd St | Bend | campfirehotel.com
According to the Campfire Hotel, they provide “edgy, affordable, fun accommodations.” According to countless satisfied guests, they provide excellent service and a space that is Insta-worthy from every angle. Guests will enjoy the cozy rooms with campsite-inspired decor. And just like many real campsites, your four-legged friends are welcome to join you for your stay.
Stop by the Canteen Bar for a bite and a beer, enjoy a soak in the pool, or check out the events calendar for live musical performance and other fireside festivities.
“This is such a fun hotel in Bend. They have all sorts of swag for sale up front. A fun bar with some pretty good food to boot. There's a huge fire pit, a spa and pool area and all their rooms are camping outdoor themed, some even include musical instruments for you to play at the fire.
Also, this is one of the most pet friendly hotels you'll ever stay at. Your doggy companion will always get a swag bag for their stay here.” - Yelp Review
65600 Pronghorn Club Dr | Bend | juniperpreserve.com
Reconnect with nature, reconnect with your loved ones, and reconnect with yourself at Juniper Preserve. This hotel welcomes anyone who is interested in exploring ways to be well in body, mind, and spirit. The Juniper Preserve offers a variety of different ways to stay – from the Juniper Lodge, which is their hotel experience, to standalone vacation home rentals. Either way, you can take advantage of the amenities that Juniper Preserve has to offer.
This wellness destination boasts spa facilities, group classes, workshops, and retreats. Whether you’re in need of a Nordic massage, a sound healing session, or traditional strength training and conditioning, you’re sure to find it here. These are just a few of the services and amenities offered at Juniper Preserve:
As you can see, no matter what kind of recharge you need, Juniper Preserve is equipped to provide it.
“We had an amazing stay here! I wasn't sure what to expect since it was our first time. It is so nice! The grounds are well maintained, and the staff is AMAZING!! Everyone was so friendly and helpful. From the reception desk, to the bellboy, to the servers, to the gate person, literally everyone we encountered was friendly and helpful. There is a 24 hr guarded gate which really makes you feel extra safe. The pool was heated and amazing. We were extremely impressed. ” - Yelp Review
500 NE Bellevue Dr | Bend | choicehotels.com
When traveling, sometimes it’s best to keep things simple. If you’re less interested in spa treatments and more interested in finding a clean, affordable place to rest your head as you’re passing through town, Sleep Inn & Suites should be perfectly suited to your needs. With a heated outdoor pool and complimentary grab and go breakfast, the Sleep Inn provides all of the conveniences you would expect from a modern hotel experience without the added frills that quickly up the price tag.
Spacious guest rooms come complete with amenities like ironing boards, coffee makers, and televisions for your convenience. Sleep Inn & Suites is also located just a short drive from some of Bend’s most popular attractions:
So if you’re looking for a hotel to make your home base as you explore everything that Bend has to offer, the Sleep Inn & Suites is a great way to go.
“Great location, clean rooms with microwave and mini fridge, great breakfast and free wifi. Can't ask for much more. Beth at the front desk has been especially helpful and very welcoming!” - Yelp Review
We hope this list has helped you find the perfect spot to rest your head next time you’re in Bend. All of these options are close to Bend’s countless outdoor attractions, so you really can’t go wrong with any of them. Happy trails!