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McMenamins Old St. Francis School

#7 of 42 Hotels in Bend
Certificate of Excellence
700 NW Bond St, Bend, OR 97701
McMenamins Old St. Francis School
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Portland, OR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Most McMenamins properties are like theme parks for adults and this one doesn't disappoint. Fun, fun, fun! It's very centrally located but I could see spending an entire day and a half on site. What more do you need than 3 restaurant/pubs, a movie theater and soaking pool! Rooms are dark but in character with the lodge-like style of the... More 

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Oakland, CA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The property is quirky like several other of the McMenamins properties. The location is good and an easy walk to downtown restaurant, bars and shops. The onsite amenities - movie theater, pool - looked fun but I didn't use them. The rooms where clean and had a decent amount of space. They were dark (not much wattage or natural light)... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here June 16-20 as a family of 4 (two adults and two young children). We have family in Bend, and generally only stay in a hotel if there is an event, so this is the first time we stayed at the McMenamins Old St. Francis since not long after the place opened way back. We really enjoyed our... More 

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Free Star Y, Manager at McMenamins Old St. Francis School, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your honest and descriptive review. It is always helpful to hear our guests experience. I hope we do see you again here in Bend! Free Star Yost Property Manager More 

Benicia, California
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48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here only one night, in a king room on the street side ("Klondike Kate's room").It was spacious and comfortable, but somewhat dark and noisy. We like to sleep with the window open a bit, but were kept awake pretty late by people walking past. We found the staff to be friendly and helpful, and really enjoyed reading about... More 

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Free Star Y, Manager at McMenamins Old St. Francis School, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our Historic Hotel. At this time we do only have one wing of rooms. There is a street side, located on a side street just off of the main street in downtown Bend and a courtyard side which does get some foot traffic from the Pub. Pretty soon we will have another... More 

Eugene, Oregon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We went to Bend with 2 other couples for a Doobie Brothers concert at the amphitheater on a Tuesday evening. Things were good, my husband and I were able to check in early and shared a burger at the restaurant. After the concert we walked back to the hotel and met our friends in the restaurant for a late dinner,... More 

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Free Star Y, Manager at McMenamins Old St. Francis School, responded to this review

It is true that these guests were cut off. It is McMenamins policy and Oregon law to not serve patrons who are exhibiting visible signs of intoxication. It is vital to our operations to uphold this policy so that we may continue to be permitted to serve alcohol on the premises. In these circumstances we strive to deliver the cutoff... More 

North Powder, Oregon
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

I was so looking forward to our stay here that I thought it would be worth the splurge. I am so bummed! I won't be back. The photography of the place makes it look huge and open, but in reality is dark and oppressive. Horrible nights sleep due to our room location - outside drinking/dining meant loud groups going past... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

A group of friends and I went to the St Francis School this past weekend. We had some good beer, and then we soaked in the very cool soaking pool. The pool was warm and quiet, and every one of us slept like a baby that night! Fun place-----

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Perth, Australia
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34 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We stayed in the Art Cottage for two nights (2 toddles, my husband and I). It was spacious and the rooms were clean. The beds were old and a little uncomfortable. The linen was also threadbare. The bathroom was sufficient, and there was plenty of room in the comfortable lounge room to relax. While a large size kitchen was provided,... More 

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Prineville, Oregon
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46 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 via mobile

Always come here once a month for good food and local brews. I love the building and grounds. Food never disappoints. And the selection of beers is vast. Service is iffy, depending on who you get, but usually friendly.

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Corvallis, Oregon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Didn't stay overnight, but had a late lunch in the main pub/restaurant on a cold & sunny Feb. afternoon. Hubby & I shared a vegetable pizza (very good) for $13 & an order of sweet potato fries fpr $9. Thought the fries pricey, but they were excellent with a really good dipping mayo sauce. Toured the hotel, soaking tub &... More 

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