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|""Great food,relaxing environment and good drinks""||(in 14 reviews)|
|"Really enjoyed the whiskey bar"||(in 3 reviews)|
|"Great fun place to stay."||(in 9 reviews)|
|"My room seemed very dark."||(in 10 reviews)|
|"Secret halls and closets."||(in 5 reviews)|
|"The secret bar was closed due to social distancing regulations."||(in 4 reviews)|
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I loved the originality! And my stay in the Art House (Room 1206) was CLEAN! quiet, and perfect.
Your restaurant food was terrible. I had fried brussel sprouts that weren't cooked enough to even cut through with my knife. The sweet potato french fries were awesome though!!
McMenamins Old St. Francis School takes guests back to school in a whole new type of hotel environment. This property was transformed in 2004 from a 1930’s-era schoolhouse into a hotel that it complete with a pub, brewery, movie theater, and soaking pool onsite. Guest rooms were once classrooms, and with renovations of other building properties there are now 60 guest rooms and suites in total. Optional amenities include suites with kitchenettes and patios. All rooms offer their own modern, private bathroom.
The Old St. Francis School features extensive artwork paying homage to the school’s history and the history of the Bend community. The walls are covered with memorabilia, photos, artist renderings, and student artwork left behind from the classes of yesteryear. The Art and Ed Houses, which were renovated in 2016, feature secret hallways, secret rooms, and even a secret bar for guests that are willing to go on a little scavenger hunt. Pets are welcome, with some restrictions, for an additional fee.
While there is plenty to do on the property at McMenamins Old St. Francis School, there are plenty of nearby attractions in Bend and the surrounding Pacific Northwest, as well. Guests can find plenty of winter activities at Mount Bachelor and Hoodoo Mountain Resort. Golfing is just minutes away at courses like River’s Edge and Eagle’s Crest, and guests can enjoy a stroll in Drake Park, which is one of the most popular outdoor spaces in Bend.
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Policies vary by room type and provider.
If you would like to see a small concert or performance while staying at the Mcmenamins Old St. Francis, you’re in luck, as there are many to choose from, with some past examples including local artists such as Roselit Bones and Amber Sweeney. Almost all shows take place in the Father’s Room Bar, and tickets can be purchased by guests of all ages for a small additional fee.
To learn more about the hotel and see the many special art pieces that line its walls, grab one of the self-guided tour pamphlets that are available in the lobby of the Mcmenamins Old St. Francis. Additionally, whiskey and beer tastings are periodically offered for guests aged 21 and up, as well as educational lectures, with some topic examples including the region’s history and natural scenery. Special activities are always offered for holidays, like a pumpkin carving competition for Halloween and a large dance party for New Year’s Eve.
For guests that find themselves craving Japanese food, don’t forget to go to 5 Fusion & Sushi Bar, an eatery that is known for its Asian Fusion cuisine and is just a 4min walk from the Mcmenamins Old St. Francis. If you would like to try out a Cajun restaurant that specializes in its meat, there is Zydeco Kitchen & Cocktails, an option that can be reached on foot in 5min. An upscale steakhouse that is also a 5min walk from the hotel, the Blacksmith Restaurant is in a building that dates back to 1923 and has sleek leather booths.
Placed directly in front of the Mcmenamins Old St. Francis, the Downton/Library bus stop is a convenient option for anyone hoping to grab lines 2 or 10. If you find that you need to take line 11, head to the Franklin @ Lava stop, which can be reached in just a 2min walk. The Greenwood @ Bond (N) is a 4min walk away, and it serves line 3. A single ride will cost you between $1.50 and $3.75 depending on where you are going, and an unlimited day pass can be purchased for between $2.50 and $6.25.
For those that will be flying into Redmond Municipal Airport, it will be quickest for you to drive to the Mcmenamins Old St. Francis, which will take between 20 and 25min depending on if the roads are congested. If you plan on using Uber to travel between the two locations, the fare will cost you around $35. Public transportation is also an option for those traveling on a budget, and if you take the HighDesert POINT bus, the trip will only last you 52min. (Prices checked 01/08/19).
Mcmenamins Old St. Francis is located at 700 Northwest Bond Street, 0.2 km from the center of Bend. Tower Theater is the closest landmark to Mcmenamins Old St. Francis.
Check-in time is 15:00 and check-out time is 11:00 at Mcmenamins Old St. Francis.
Yes, Mcmenamins Old St. Francis offers free Wi-Fi.
Yes, Mcmenamins Old St. Francis offers free parking.
No, Mcmenamins Old St. Francis does not offer free airport shuttle service.
Mcmenamins Old St. Francis is 25.6 km from Bend/Redmond. Mcmenamins Old St. Francis is 152 km from Eugene.
Yes, Mcmenamins Old St. Francis is a pet-friendly hotel.
Yes, Mcmenamins Old St. Francis has a pool onsite.