Are you wondering where to stay in Bend, Oregon? Read on for why the Campfire Hotel Bend gets my vote.
After a week-long road trip down the Oregon Coast, I made my way inland and towards Bend. It was my first multiday stop of the trip and I was oddly anxious about staying still for a while. This all changed when I arrived at the Campfire Hotel and put my eyes on the steamy outdoor pool and massive fire pit.
This is my Campfire Hotel review, one of the best unique places to stay in Bend, Oregon.
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Campfire Hotel Rooms
Guest rooms at the Campfire Hotel are fun and cosy, but not in a small way. The rooms are very spacious with King or Double Queen sized beds. For those travelling with children, some rooms feature bunk beds. Since the property is an updated Bend motel, the finishings are largely upgraded 70s-era rooms.
That said, this really adds to the charm and makes it one of the best unique places to stay in Bend.
Although rooms are camp inspired, they feature plenty of modern luxuries. This includes spa-quality bath products, a microwave and minifridge, a pour-over coffee maker with Bend roasted Backporch coffee, and a cool vintage-looking radio with Bluetooth built-in. There’s also a large smart TV that you can stream to.
Lastly, and my personal favourite, is the guitar hanging in the corner. Every room features a guitar or acoustic musical instrument which perfectly adds to the whole campfire theme.
Campfire Hotel Property and Amenities
The hotel property offers a great mix between fun amenities and value. Here are highlights from my stay.
Lobby & Bar
The hotel lobby has a cosy cabin feel, complete with a wood stove and a giant duck painting hung on the wall. This is where you can check in and out, grab a snack to go, and get advice from friendly staff on what to see and do nearby.
Around the corner from the check-in counter, you will find a selection of teas and self-serve coffee, free of charge for guests. There are also some local crafts and hotel products you can pick up. My favourite is the smores kit to go.
The Canteen Bar is definitely one of the nicer lobby bars at a budget-friendly hotel. The space is filled with cool furniture and decorations and their cocktail menu is worth running through.
I can recommend the Bee Sting (habanero-infused reposado with mint and honey) and the Campfire Old Fashioned.
Possibly the best feature of the Canteen Bar is the patio overlooking the pool.
Heated Pool and Hot Tub
Speaking of the pool, it is incredibly inviting with its bright blue colour and perfectly stamped hotel logo in the middle. It’s heated to 100 degrees in the colder months which was perfect for my visit. If that’s not hot enough, there is a hot tub you can enjoy.
On my visit, the saltwater pool was perfect. It made quick work of several days seated in the car. The steam coming off the pool in the winter is something to see and was an interesting contrast with the fresh snow on the ground.
That said, I can imagine how popular the place gets in the summer and how much fun is had between the Canteen Bar and pool area.
Campfire Hotel Firepit
Sticking true to its name, this Bend motel features a massive firepit with plenty of seating. There’s also a giant Adirondack (Muskoka if you are Canadian) chair for those giant lumberjacks out there.
The firepit area is where the hotel hosts some really great events. On my visit, it was a Portland musician playing by the fire (and under two heaters given the cold temperatures.)
Guests are encouraged to join in with the instruments found in their rooms. I came a little later with a guitar and sang a few tunes with a couple of other brave guests. To be clear, I’m referencing the cold, not my singing 😉 I really enjoyed this feature of the hotel and made it that much easier to meet some new friends.
Last, I’m not sure if it is a permanent fixture or rotating vendors, but on my visit, there was a taco stand set up in the lot next to the fire pit. Again, summertime would be a blast here.
Since the Campfire Hotel is a renovated Bend motel, there is plenty of parking onsite and, likely, in front of your room. Failing that, there is an overflow parking lot one block south.
Campfire Hotel Location
The Campfire Hotel Bend is located directly east of downtown on NE 3rd street. Although there are other Bend hotels downtown, the Campfire Hotel is close to plenty of the city’s best restaurants and breweries. It’s a short 15-minute walk to the main strip downtown and about the same to Bend highlights such as the Deschutes Brewery.
That said, there isn’t a lot adjacent to the property other than a convenience store, grocery store, and hardware store.
Those wondering where to stay in Bend, Oregon should consider this if looking to leave their car parked for the visit. Since Bend is an outdoor adventure destination, most will have a vehicle so this likely isn’t a big factor.
Where to Stay in Bend Oregon – Wrapping up
Despite the cold weather on my visit, I loved my time at the Campfire hotel in Bend, Oregon. The heated pool and hot tub were just what I needed after a week of driving and the campfire jam session made for a memorable night.
On top of all of that, the rooms offer cabin-like comfort with all the modern touches thrown in. All of this for an affordable price anyone can get behind. But don’t just take my word for it. The Campfire hotel Bend reviews are glowing on TripAdvisor and Booking.com!
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Frequently Asked Questions
Is the Campfire Hotel Located Near Downtown Bend?
Yes. The Campfire Hotel is 0.6 miles east of Bend’s downtown core. It will take you about 4 minutes to drive downtown and 15 minutes to walk.
What Amenities Does the Campfire Hotel Property Have?
The campfire Hotel has excellent amenities. This includes a large heated saltwater pool, hot tub, massive firepit, acoustic guitars, and an onsite bar with excellent cocktails.
Does the Campfire Hotel offer Business Services?
Yes, the Campfire Hotel offers business services to its guests. This includes access to meeting rooms and conference facilities.
Does the Campfire Hotel have a Pool?
Yes, the Campfire Hotel has an excellent outdoor saltwater pool that is heated. There is also a hot tub on site. Both are available to guests (free of charge) and visitors for a fee.
What Types of Rooms Can You Book at the Campfire Hotel?
The Campfire Hotel offers a variety of room types. This includes King Sized, King Sized with Bunk Beds, Doube Queen, Accessible Rooms, and Suites,
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Thoughts on this Campfire Hotel Review?
Although I was provided with a complimentary stay, the experience, opinions, and fireside jams are my own.