Where do Seattle Times travel writers stay when they travel? Here's where, and how they liked it.
Mill Inn bed-and-breakfast, 642 N.W. Colorado Ave., Bend; www.millinn.com or 877-748-1200.
Rates: $30 (for shared “Backpacker Room”) to $120 for King’s Suite; all include full breakfast. Our $80 “Mt. Bachelor Room” (pictured) shared bathrooms down the hall.
Pros: Good prices for clean, comfortable rooms with fun, colorful décor (heavy on the chandeliers) and a nice list of amenities in a central location. Seven-course breakfast includes made-to-order dishes prepared by the friendly innkeeper.
Cons: Ten units are shoehorned into this relatively small, 100-year-old (but fully renovated) boardinghouse, and walls are thin, so noise from traffic and other rooms can be an issue. (Bring earplugs.)
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Would we stay there again? Yes, for the good value and excellent breakfasts.
Where do you stay? Got a favorite place in Bend? Comment on this story at seattletimes.com/travel.
— Brian J. Cantwell, The Seattle Times
Times writers pay for all lodging at rates available to the public, and book rooms without identifying themselves as journalists.