My husband and I are retired. I am allergic to dogs and cats and it has become increasingly difficult to find a motel that is animal free. I also have environmental allergies so it is imperative that there be no mold, no cigarette smoke lingering in the mattress, carpet, curtains, etc, no fragrance in the laundry soap, no stinky fabric softener, no air freshener, and nothing smelly put in the carpet. This motel met almost all of my requirements. I loved the fact that they do NOT allow animals and will fine anyone who smokes in the building.
The bathroom was spotless and the shower curtain was the type that can be washed. Only problem was an extremely fragrant bar of soap in the bathroom. The smell permeated the entire room. My husband promptly got rid of it and we closed the bathroom door and let the fan run for a couple of hours while I ran the portable ozone machine that I travel with. Next morning the soap reappeared.
I have had problems with mold or dust in heaters and A/C units so we usually turn everything off when we first enter a room but it is winter so when the temperature got down to 50 degrees I allowed my husband to turn on the heater but when the fan started it sucked in some exhaust from the parking lot below, did I mention that I am allergic to exhaust fumes, but I successfully turned off the fan. Our room overlooked the parking lot and there is a gas station adjacent to it. The thermostat allowed me to control heat/cold and turn fan on/off.
When we first entered our room there was a lovely bottle of something green on the bed with a welcome note. It was a very thoughtful gesture but the product was heavily scented. The king size bed had a mixture of feather and synthetic filled pillows. Yep, I have feather and dust mite allergies so I took them all off and used a rolled up towel as a pillow. Forgot to bring my own.
The breakfast area was well lit and very clean. There were bagels, assorted pastries, bread to make toast, make-it-yourself waffle fixings, hot oatmeal, dry cereal, boiled eggs, fresh fruit, milk, juice, hot chocolate, regular tea and coffee. Artificial maple syrup for the waffles, small packets of real butter, margarine, strawberry and grape jam, honey, peanut butter and a soft cheese similar to cream cheese were attractively arranged. I also have food allergies and the majority of the breakfast selection included wheat, milk or eggs so there wasn't much I could eat but my husband loved the waffle maker. I ate fresh fruit. My only objection to the breakfast was the fact that they used cheap Styrofoam plates, bowls and cups that are known to release toxins. I should have brought my own paper plate and hot beverage cup. Husband found a free paper and read during our meal. After 35 years of marriage we are comfortable with silence. During the time we were eating, all but one person was our age - lots of seniors.
Our room had a microwave and refrigerator. Both were clean and there was no ice build up in the freezer. The bed was firm but not too hard. Only one blanket plus the bed spread so we got a little cold during the night but that was because I had the heat turned off.
This motel is close to medical facilities and I heard about it from a woman commuting for chemo treatments, which left her immune system fragile. She recommended it to me because of the no pet, no smoking policy. I suffer from sensitivities and allergies because of a compromised immune system.
The staff was kind and courteous. There were luggage carts available near the entrance but no help was offered when we checked in or out. It would have been nice if someone had asked because there was ice and some snow in the parking lot. Free wi-fi is available but we didn't need it. We did use the free PC/printer to look up directions and print them out. It is within walking distance of a mall and a cinema. It has a outdoor pool but it was closed for the winter.
This motel is showing a little wear but is still nice and most importantly, it is very clean. We will definitely be back and would not hesitate to recommend the Comfort Inn in Bend, Oregon to friends and family.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A stay at Comfort Inn And Suites Bend places you in the heart of Bend, convenient to Pilot Butte State Park and Bend Rock Gym. This hotel is within close proximity of Old Mill District and Tower Theater. Make yourself at home in one of the 64 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and flat-screen televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Bathrooms have complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include desks and complimentary weekday newspapers, as well as phones with free local calls. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Comfort Inn Bend
- Bend Comfort Inn