Finding an ideal family-friendly hotel in Bend does not have to be difficult. Welcome to McMenamins Old St. Francis School, a nice option for travellers like you.
For those interested in checking out popular landmarks while visiting Bend, McMenamins Old St. Francis School is located a short distance from Deschutes River Trail (0.8 mi) and Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint (1.6 mi).
Guest rooms offer amenities such as a flat screen TV and air conditioning, and guests can go online with free wifi offered by the hotel.
McMenamins Old St. Francis School features 24 hour front desk, room service, and a gift shop, to help make your stay more enjoyable. The property also boasts an indoor pool and an on-site restaurant. If you are driving to McMenamins Old St. Francis School, free parking is available.
While in Bend, you may want to check out some of the restaurants that are a short walk away from Mcmenamins Old St Francis School, including Pilot Butte Drive In (1.1 mi), Deschutes Brewery (0.2 mi), and Baltazar's (1.0 mi).
If you’re looking for things to do, you can check out Old Mill District (0.8 mi) or Drake Park (0.4 mi), which are popular attractions amongst tourists, and they are all within walking distance.
McMenamins Old St. Francis School looks forward to welcoming you on your visit to Bend.
Stayed one night in a ground floor “King Room with Patio” in the Art House, number 1106. The room is small with a cabin feel - pine-paneled walls and dim, yellow lighting - with a television, small table with chairs, and its own small bathroom with shower. It was mostly clean, though I found some clumps of hair atop the folded towels in the bathroom. The patio is enclosed by a metal fence, which provided better security without the convenience of lawn access for our pup. (Our 7-month-old dog got to stay with us for an extra $20.) Luckily, the room was next to an entrance which made potty breaks easy, and noise was minimal. A bonus or negative depending on preference, the faint scent of cigar smoke was detected from O’Kane’s, just around the corner. As we explored the property on our “quest,” we encountered many staff. Service was 75% positive, likely a result of the low staff-to-patron ratio; the property was busy on a Thursday evening and there was a private event. Overall value is marginal. McMenamin’s Old St. Francis School is one of the chain’s more expensive hotels. I wouldn’t recommend it for someone unfamiliar with the brand, but it checks all the boxes for those on The Quest.…
Choice of comfortable indoor or outdoor seating, fast friendly service. The local brews and ciders were very good and fun to try, the food was unique and very good. The Truffle Shuffle pizza and elk burger were hits with our group and everyone loved the truffle fries.
We chose this property bc it was “ funky”- that it is, but what bad service is provided. We booked two rooms assuming we would be in the same building as our friends . We were not. We are not young and we were placed in a building without an elevator. That in itself is not an issue but carrying our bags up flights of stairs is and no one offered to help us. We asked to have our room cleaned upon check in for the next day when it was offered. We were told it would be done after 11 am and when we returned at 5pm, No one had entered the room. When I called I was addressed with an attitude. I addressed this with the desk person and she apologized so I will not be naming her in this review. I think perhaps management needs to be stronger at this hotel.
This is a very interesting place to stay. Lots of nooks and crannies to explore. I stayed in room 9 as part of a group. I loved the furnishings in the room and the history. However, the room was so dark, between the paneling and large plants over the windows, it was depressing.
Did a flight and particularly enjoyed the Purple Haze and Ruby Ale. Both have light fruit and were perfect after a 5-mile hike. Anytime at a McMenamins we get tots and they never disappoint. Rueben and gyro were both tasty. Will be back.