I couldn't have been happier during my stay at Pine Ridge Inn. I had a fabulous time from the second I checked in until I checked out. The staff provided exceptional service with an abundance of personal touches. I am picky about hotels since I have a hospitality background, but I have no complaints about Pine Ridge Inn. I hope to go back again.
There are a few things I would like to note about Pine Ridge Inn. First, the rooms are very large! I stayed in the King Suite, which is the smallest room type, and it was plenty big for two people. The room is smartly situated so that the bed area is separate from the living area. Also, the rooms (at least on the first floor where I stayed) had high ceilings. This was a nice surprise and make the room feel even larger. Also, the rooms blocked out the noise from the hallway. My boyfriend and I stayed in a room right across from the dining area and we did not hear noise when people were dining.
Second, Pine Ridge Inn puts cookies in your room every day, which is a nice touch. They give a different kind of cookie each day, so don't worry if you don't like the type of the cookie on your first day!
Third, and my most favorite part, was the complimentary drinks and appetizers in the early evening. You have a choice between a 5 or 6 microbrews and 3 wines. You also receive a variety of fruits, vegetables, cheese and crackers. On the third night we had chocolate- covered strawberries! This is a wonderful touch because at the majority of other hotels or inns, chocolate -covered anything is usually an additional price.
Fourth, Pine Ridge Inn has environmentally- friendly initiatives. While I did not read anything specific about "green initiatives" on their website, I was pleasantly surprised to find that instead of having plastic water bottles, they provided tap water in a large glass bottle. They refilled the bottle each day. This is great because water is provided and you are not using plastic material. Also, the shampoo, conditioner and body wash are in refillable, large containers in the shower. While you can't take these home (which is always a nice freebie), the inn does not have to purchase thousands of those little plastic shampoo and conditioner bottles, which never hold enough product anyway! They provide Molton Brown bath products, which are my personal favorite. The amount of products in plastic containers a hotel has to provide adds up quickly, so I was happy to see they were reducing the amount of plastic waste.
Lastly, I loved the breakfasts in the morning! Each day, you had an option between two meals. Usually there was an egg dish with meat and a either pancakes/french toast/waffles. As a vegetarian, I was pleased that I had options. Also before my main dish I received a fresh baked good and along with my meal I received assorted fruit. They gave you a lot of food for breakfast.
Other compliments about the inn is that they had a variety of DVDs you can watch. I stayed at the inn the weekend before Valentine's Day, so the staff had a special selection of romantic movies. The beds were very comfortable and I liked having two separate sink areas. The inn is in a great location to downtown and Mt. Bachelor. The only negative I would have to say about the inn is that it felt dark in the room with the main ceiling lights on, so I had to turn all the lamps on. Overall, you get a whole lot of bang for your buck. I wouldn't be surprised if they increased their rates to match the exceptional service they provide.
Pine Ridge Inn is a fabulous place to stay. This is more than a hotel; it is an experience. So, if you are just booking a place to sleep at night, you will be missing out on their special amenities. This is definitely a place for people who want more than just a hotel room. I would strongly recommend Pine Ridge Inn for anyone staying in Bend!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled among Ponderosa pines and overlooking the Deschutes River, the Pine Ridge Inn is an intimate, boutique hotel close to Mt. Bachelor, walking distance to the Old Mill District, and minutes from downtown Bend. All first floor suites feature king beds, queen sleeper sofas, with a living area and gas fireplace. Second floor suites feature a separate bedroom with king bed, queen Murphy beds, luxurious bathrooms with Jacuzzi tubs, and living rooms with gas fireplace. Rates include complimentary local wine or craft brews upon check-in. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Pine Ridge Hotel Bend