Where to stay in Sisters/Bend

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  1. MiniSuperDuke

    MiniSuperDuke n00b

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    Taking the wife on a little getaway in a couple of weeks. Want to stay 2 or 3 nights in Sisters or Bend. Will be picking up a motorcycle on my way home but won't have one for this part of the trip. Just want to chill, hang out, eat some tasty grub, go on a hike.

    Where should I stay?



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  2. krussell

    krussell Long timer

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    If you stay in downtown Bend, you can walk to a ton of great food. We were just there a few days before thanksgiving. We stayed at the oxford, it was nice, but we heard every step the people above took on the first night. Once they were out it was great. I have not stayed at the Double Tree since it became a double tree, but stayed there a few years in a row before that. Solid choice the, about 1/2 the price of the oxford. Either are a block from the heart of the restaurants downtown.

    For breakfast we really enjoy La Magie, for dinner Zydeco is our favorite, 900 wall, Mondo Pizza , Deschutes Brewery (more for beer than food) are all good. Bend has a bunch more food choices than Sisters.
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  3. zedx9

    zedx9 Been here awhile

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    My Place in the Old Mill District is not bad and the trail along the river is close. McMenamins would be my other choice for right down town. Lots of choices for eats.
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  4. Scott_PDX

    Scott_PDX Leisure Engineer

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    We stayed at the Old St Francis School Hotel a couple years back. Those McMenamins hotels sure are fun, lots of neat interesting corners to check out. Walking distance to cool stuff too.
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  5. OR_Rider

    OR_Rider Been here awhile

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    Check out Crux for great food & beer. Spork is great for food as well. Might be worth checking out AirBnB for a place as well.
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  6. Hohmie

    Hohmie Long timer

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    5 Pines if you stay in Sisters, brewery and a movie theater next door, it's a nice place.
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  7. krussell

    krussell Long timer

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    Forgot about them. Great place. Stayed in lodge last year. I hear the 'cabins' are really nice. Oh, and the chocolate porter! It get's mixed reviews, but I really like it.
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  8. IDRIDR

    IDRIDR Take me to the River

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    We were looking for a more budget-friendly place this summer and stayed at the Cascade Lodge on 3rd street. Old-school lodge with recently updated rooms. An AC/DC cover band from Portland played at the 3rd St Pub just up the street.
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  9. tempus fugit

    tempus fugit Time Flies...

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  10. Brtp4

    Brtp4 Powdercoat it.

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    Some suggestions: https://www.atomic-moto.com/pages/traveling-in-bend

    Double Tree and McMenamins are terrific locations. Doubletree is probably easier for parking if you have a trailer

    Best funky / divey / great location / old school Bend place is the Bend Riverside. NOT Bend RiverHOUSE, but Riverside. Has some little studio "condos" on the river for cheap. Close to downtown, nice pool and hottub, secure. Park next door which is nice if you have a dog. So, so chill. May or may not be wife friendly, but awesome for moto travelers. Always ask for a deal.

    https://bendriversideinnandsuites.com/
    https://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_R...de_Inn_Suites-Bend_Central_Oregon_Oregon.html

    Lots of new chains in town also, so prices fluctuate wildly depending on the time of year.

    La Magie is great for breakfast. There are better places but they have a wait. I agree that McMenamins is a great for atmosphere (and drinking) but IMO the food is overpriced and overrated. Try a burger or fish and chips at the Summit Saloon instead, it's great. Worthy Brewing is huge, good food, easy if a little touristy. Bend Brewing Company, Spoken Moto and Crux are great for hanging out with a beer. Market of Choice is a great resource, they have prepped food, a restaurant, a beer and wine bar, and a big parking lot.

    Hope that helps.

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  11. GPD323

    GPD323 Adventurer

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    My vote also, wife and I did a MM's 6 day tour and stayed here.
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  12. MiniSuperDuke

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    Xlnt info...thanks all!

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  13. fixie

    fixie don't lie to me, man!

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    Can second the Oxford. Nice place, walkable.

    We also like the Riverhouse on the Deschutes. Not as great of a location, but less speedy, and nice room that have real (!) fireplaces.
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