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Hilton Garden Inn Bend
Ranked #7 of 45 Hotels in Bend
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Reviewed August 25, 2008

This was one of the best hotels we stayed in on our recent trip to Oregon. From the moment we checked in i couldn't fault anything. I would recommend this hotel to everyone. The location was great with many shops and restaurants just a short walk away.

  • Stayed: July 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 20, 2008

Thank you Trip Advisor. With a name like Ameritel with thought this might be a low-end joint, but definitely NOT. They need to change their name to sound less pedestrian and reflect the quality they deliver.

Location is terrific. It's right on the river where you can walk or float to the cutesy old town, and a staircase away from the stores in the mill district. The mill district has been converted to a large outdoor shopping mall with topnotch shops including REI. We are outdoorsy people, but believe me we appreciated all the shopping, movie theatre etc. It's also just a short drive to Fred Meyer and other stores.

It's also just a short drive to Pilot Butte, a fantastic 45 minute hike up to 360 degree views of the whole region. We did it in the morning and in the evening to watch the sunset.

Now to the hotel. Check in was a breeze. Very friendly. The reception, lobby and eating area is massive and beautifully decorated in modern/classic decor with large fire place. it's huge and intimate at the same time. The pool and fitness room are both on this level and they are both outstanding and large. Hot whirlpool too.

We had been on a 3-week road trip at this point and this hotel was most welcome. Hot cookies every day at 5. Hot coffee, tea all the time.

We paid the AAA rate of $129 per night. This included a really nice breakfast. Above and beyond the usual fare. Fresh fruit, cottage cheese, waffles, lots of cereals, hot eggs, sausage, potatoes. Nothing wrapped in plastic. Lots of breads to toast, fresh muffins (yum), All very nice and healthier than the usual.

Our room was the largest we had been in all trip. Plenty of room around the 2 queen beds, micro, fridge, desk, (good internet). The only wierd thing about the place was the low lighting. Very minor relative to the extra comforts.

Classical music piped in the elevators and yet the place didn't feel stuffy at all. Lots of family travellers, business travellers and a cool band were staying there (The Peppers).

The place was spotless and the bathroom was large with a shower/bath.

I can't imagine staying anywhere else in Bend. This was topnotch value.

  • Stayed: August 2008, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 1, 2008

What a fantastic hotel! First of all upon check-in, we recieved fresh baked choco-chip cookies. Delicious! And then the receptionist upgraded us to a Executive King Spa room since it had two beds, and the room we had booked did not. The room was amazing! Two floors, with the two beds and bathroom on the bottom floor and the jacuzzi tub on the top floor. Very sweet! For dinner, there are many choices. You can walk down the paved path to the Old Mill District shopping mall center, which is adjacent to the Ameritel, and get a bite to eat. Or you can do what we did, and took a mile walk through historical downtown Bend to a nice Italian restaurant. Very nice town, especially the Old Mill District. The exercise room has many aerobic machines along with some free weights and machines. The free breakfast was one the best we've ever seen. Eggs, potatoes, sausage, yogurt, juices, cereal, waffles, pastries, bagels, muffins. Could sit and eat there all day, but held back! If you are staying in Bend, there is no other possible option than staying at this Ameritel. Very impressed.

  • Stayed: August 2008, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 16, 2008

Nice Hotel near the river and downtown. The only feedback i can give is the lack of info about tourist destinations and local attractions. We asked the front desk a couple of questions and did not get much information.

  • Stayed: July 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 29, 2008

My husband and I stayed here with my parents on our way back from Crater Lake and had a wonderful overnight stay. Our room was very nice and clean, comfortable beds, and we never heard any noise from outside or outside guests. If you love pillows, you may want to ask for additional pillows since there are only two per bed. The location was excellent in the Old Mill District (5 minutes from downtown) and there's a walkway from the Ameritel Inn down to the shops and restaurants along the Deschutes River. This was very convenient as we were all tired from our drive and just walked down for dinner. We highly recommend Greg's Grill for dinner! Excellent staff, great service, yummy food! We would certainly stay at Ameritel Inn again and recommend it to anyone staying in Bend.

  • Stayed: June 2008, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 17, 2008

Nice location, Friendly staff, Clean rooms and a Fantastic breakfast added up to a great stay for our family. I would not hesitate to recommend this property to anyone. Try to get a room on the West side for a view of the mountains.

  • Stayed: June 2008, traveled with family
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Thank Alan P
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Reviewed May 28, 2008

The Lobby is beautiful with 2 fireplaces and comfy furniture. Coffee and tea is available day and night. At 5 PM they had warm cookies. They sell some drinks and snack items by the front desk. Very friendly and helpful front desk. The business room has two free computers. Their is internet in the rooms for a cost. On the first floor is a great exercise room with lots of equiptment and 2 TVs. The room looks out onto the city. Next to this room is the indoor pool and hot tub. Towels are provided at the pool. We had a King room which was nicely decorated with desk, overstuffed chair, Refrigerator, microwave and coffeemaker. The TV pulls out of a cabinet and swivels. Very clean room. Large Bathroom with a Shower tub. The tub is huge (2 people can fit) and jets. Very comfortable bed. Just past the parking lot are stairs down to Old Mill Shopping Center which has some restaurants. Breakfast was good and included scambled eggs, potatoes, Bisquits and gravy, waffles, strawberries and blueberries for toppings, muffins, juices, cereals. So much you won't starve. The eating area is quite large and nicely decorated.
There is a laundry room located on the first floor for those who need it.

  • Stayed: May 2008, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hilton Garden Inn Bend

Address: 425 SW Bluff Dr, Bend, OR 97702-1367 (Formerly Ameritel Inn Bend)
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Location: United States > Oregon > Central Oregon > Bend
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Bend
#2 Romantic Hotel in Bend
#2 Business Hotel in Bend
#3 Green Hotel in Bend
Price Range: $140 - $343 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hilton Garden Inn Bend 3*
Number of rooms: 96
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hilton Garden Inn Bend is a business-friendly hotel located in Bend, close to Old Mill District, Les Schwab Amphitheater, and Deschutes Brewery. Free WiFi and parking. Nearby points of interest also include Tower Theater and Drake Park. Recreational amenities include an indoor pool, a spa tub, and a fitness facility. This 3-star property has a 24-hour business center and offers small meeting rooms. Complimentary wireless and wired high-speed Internet access is available in public areas. This Bend property has 191 square meters of event space consisting of conference/meeting rooms. Room service is available. The hotel offers a made-to-order breakfast. Guest parking is complimentary. Additional property amenities include ski storage, laundry facilities, and express check-out. 96 air-conditioned guestrooms at Hilton Garden Inn Bend feature complimentary weekday newspapers and windows that open. Accommodations offer city, river, or mountain views. Beds come with signature bedding. Accommodations include refrigerators and microwaves. Bathrooms feature shower/tub combinations and hair dryers. Wired high-speed and wireless Internet access is complimentary. In addition to desks, guestrooms offer free local calls (restrictions may apply). Televisions have premium cable channels. Rooms also include blackout drapes/curtains, electronic check-out, and irons/ironing boards. Guests may request hypo-allergenic bedding, extra towels/bedding, and wake-up calls. Housekeeping is available daily. ... more   less 
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Ameritel Inn Bend Hotel Bend
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Bend Ameritel Hotel

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