Fodor's Expert Review Old St. Francis School

700 N.W. Bond St., Bend, Oregon, 97701, USA

Part of the eclectic McMenamins brand of pubs, movie theaters, and hotels, this charming and fun outpost in a restored 1936 Catholic schoolhouse has classrooms turned into lodging quarters, restaurant and bars, a brewery, a stage, a mosaic-tile soaking pool, and a movie theater with couches and food service. Enjoy the laid-back and colorful atmosphere as well as the murals and vintage photographs, and be sure to pick up the walking-tour primer, which explains why, for example, one mural depicts Catholic school kids releasing monarch butterflies. Old St. Francis also rents additional guestrooms in nearby cottages.

PROS

  • a self-contained destination village
  • yet only footsteps from downtown Bend and Drake Park
  • kids and pets welcome
  • a self-contained destination village, yet only footsteps from downtown Bend and Drake Park
  • kids and pets welcome
  • quirky, unique stay

CONS

  • few modern appliances

QUICK FACTS

Resort
Historical
Casual
Central
Design
$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 541-382–5174 | 877-661–4228

HOTEL DETAILS

60 rooms
Rate Includes: No meals

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