by Joanna Nesbit
Located just off Highway 97 in north Bend, this Holiday Inn Express is 1 mile from the Cascade Village Shopping Center and 20 miles from skiing, snow sports, golfing and mountain biking. It offers standard amenities, including an indoor heated pool, whirlpool, fitness center, guest laundry, free Wi-Fi and a complimentary buffet breakfast in a spacious eating area. The hotel features 99 rooms in configurations that include Two Queen Beds, Studio Suite with one king bed and sitting area plus sofa bed, and One-Bedroom Suite with king bed and sofa bed. Ask about the Kids Suite with a queen bed and themed bunk room. All rooms feature a mini-fridge and microwave, and connecting rooms are available. Cribs are available for free, and rollaways are available for an extra charge. Kids 19 and under stay free.
While here, visit the High Desert Museum for exhibits on the Oregon Trail, a working homestead, and habitats of local wildlife.
Our Editor Loves
- Complimentary breakfast
- Suite with bunk room for kids
- Indoor pool and whirlpool
- All Inclusive Rates
- Horse Back Riding
- Water Sports
- Connecting Rooms
- Family Room 5+
- Free Breakfast
- Free Wi-Fi
by ANGELO V
Holiday Inn Express Bend is along I-97 north of the city center, and it is a bit isolated. However, it is a very good and quiet hotel. I had a very good room with a comfortable bed, and insulation from outside noise was very good. The bathroom was very good, too.
Breakfast was excellent, according to the best Holiday Inn Express standard. Staff were helpful and friendly.
The hotel is located right off Highway 97 as you travel south from Portland, making it very accessible. There is ample parking right outside the premises. Check-in was straightforward however the spa and pool were both out of service. Whilst this was outside immediate control of the staff it was the main reason I selected this hotel and chose to pass through Bend on my way to Idaho. In fairness to the receptionist she did offer me 5000 priority points to compensate me and this was acceptable.
The room was clean and relatively large however it fails me how it could be termed to be suite. There was nothing to distinguish it from a very basic room, complete with generic hotel furniture. The decor was extremely plain and somewhat dated and absolutely nothing that made it anything other than featureless, though there was a large wall-mounted flatscreen TV.
The bed itself was comfortable and the air-conditioning effective. I had a comfortable nights sleep.
Breakfast was simple but adequate.