Stale-smelling rooms, a motel-like layout, 1990s Zenith television and outdated polyester 1970s decor does NOT a three-star hotel make.
My room was disappointing in many ways: ultra-slow wi-fi, down 22 steep concrete steps into a murky, dim basement area below the ground floor, no elevator, street noise, clashing burnt-orange plaid and paisley fabrics, no premium TV channels to watch on a rainy day. Oh, and a dirty carpet with stains, a rats nest of hair by the nightstand - yuk.
When I checked in, the front desk clerk encouraged me to join the Red Lion Club, then chided me about using Priceline to get my room - I felt punished by being sent to a "Priceline Wing" (rooms 237-241, down in a basement by a street) and had difficulty sleeping due to the nearby street noise.
Breakfast was OK, but not anything extraordinary. Definitely not a three-star, I'd give it 2, maybe 2-1/2 stars on a good day. One and a half stars if you're rained in and have to spend a couple of hours cooped up in your actual room.
- Also Known As:
- Red Lion Bend
- Bend Red Lion
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Red Lion Hotel Bend OR is centrally located in the heart of downtown Bend on Business 97. Nearby, you will find 28 golf courses, the High Desert Museum, Deschutes County Expo Center and historic downtown. Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy the area's hundreds of miles of bike and hiking trails, rivers, lakes, Mt. Bachelor Ski Resort and numerous state parks.For your convenience, our 75 non-smoking guest rooms are equipped with amenities that include Red Lion's signature Sealy pillowtop beds, Eco Fresh Environmentally Responsible Products (ERP), free wi-fi, refrigerator, microwave and coffeemaker. We also feature a seasonal, outdoor pool, whirlpool and fitness center. We offer Red Lion's signature Roaring Start Breakfast Buffet included in your rate. The whole family will enjoy dining at our Black Bear Diner for breakfast, lunch and dinner. On-site, we also offer 2,000 square feet of meeting space for board meetings, family gatherings, seminars or corporate meetings of 10 to 50 people. Room service is also available through Black Bear Diner.For additional dining choices, Bend boasts over 275 restaurants and brew pubs, many of which are within a 3-block radius of the hotel. ... more less
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