Bend Riverside Inn & Suites2.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Love the location of this inn on the river and the fact that it has been recently renovated. There is a restaurant, bar and swimming pool on site making it easy to have an enjoyable stay. During happy hour we enjoyed a glass of wine with an asparagus and divided a proscuitto appetizer that was amazingly tasty!
We stayed in a suite facing the river on the third floor. There was a nice walk out on the veranda on the River side. Rooms newly remodeled and fairly clean and nice. Nice kitchen area. We had two families in the two rooms. The pros include breakfast from 7 AM to 11 AM. Breakfast had a surprisingly good variety. Our room had a River view which was nice. The hotel is next to a nice little park. Cons include: One of the toilets needed attention and the hotel did not come over timely to fix the toilet. My wife ended up plunging the toilet later in the evening when she found the plunger. The interior bedroom had an outside light shining brightly all night into the room. Overall: we would definitely return. Good value.
My wife and I shared a two bedroom suite with friends of ours. The suite consisted of one large room with a queen sized bed, couchbed, full kitchen and table for four (with plenty of room to walk around, a bathroom and a separate bedroom with its own bathroom. Very good size for two couples or a family of 4-6. The suite was nicely updated, which was a nice surpise in light of the unkemp common walkways and stairwells. Our bed was relatively new and comfortable. The rooms and bathrooms were clean and, again, nicely updated. The only part of the suite not updated was the kitchen cabinets and one of the appliances, none of which we used. We loved our view of the Deschutes River from our room (our friends' room had a view of the parking lot). The common walkways outside the room and the stairwell (no elevator) were carpeted and badly in need of vacuuming. However, that was really the only downside to the hotel. Listen, we knew this wasn't the Marriott, Hampton Inn, Sheraton or Hilton, so our expectations were low. We were happily surpised with our rooms and stay. Try to get one of the "cabins", which are right next to the river. We went into one of the cabins, and it looked very nice. Great location - within walking distance of downtown Bend.
We stayed 3 nights during National Duathlon Championships in a very spacious room with two beds (one was a hide-a-bed) and a full kitchen. The best part was that our room was on the second floor with a balcony facing the Deschutes River, where we were able to store our bikes and listen to the river all night long. The location gave us easy access to the riverside trail for morning walks or runs, plus we were easily able to walk downtown to amazing restaurants for dinner. The offered breakfast was just sad, but we had planned our own food and made good use of the kitchen.
We stayed here one night recently. Room seemed to be recently updated. Room was clean. There was a nice balcony which overlooked the river. Kitchen included a refrigerator, microwave and sink. Staff were friendly and helpful. My only complaint was the wall adjoining the two rooms was not well insulated or thick, so we heard conversations very easily. There are dog friendly rooms which we needed.
We stayed in room 328, a studio room with a queen bed. It didn't have a refrigerator or hairdryer. When I turned the heater on there was an overwhelming burning/mildew smell (much more than a typical heater burning off dust). I shut it off after no more than 30 seconds but the smell was so bad we had to keep the window open all night to air it out even though it was in the low 30's outside. We didn't turn the heater back on for the rest of our time there, luckily being on the third floor the heat from the other units warmed us up enough. Other than that our stay was fine, nothing spectacular. Parking was fine. There's no elevator. Breakfast consisted of a small assortment of cold cereals. The room was clean and updated and had a view overlooking the parking lot.
This was our second stay at the Riverside but this one was disappointing. We ended up with a room with conjoining doors but we were not part of the other group. Door was paper thin so we heard everything- dog barking, sneezing, and personal conversations. No pool towels, jets did not work in the hot tub. Temperature of the hot tub and pool were comfortable. Room was clean,but too much room spray and location makes it nice to be able to walk into town. Bring your own hair dryer or be sure to pick one up from the office.
This is our 2nd stay at the RIverside and it was great. The rooms are huge, with a gas fire place, eating bar and full kitchen. But the best is walking right out the sliding doors to the grass yard for the dogs on the 1st floor. ( it is a shared yard with others on the 1st floor.). The second floor has a very large balcony where you and your and 4 legged friends can relax and watch the river, squirrels and the view is very nice. The walking path along the river is great for dog walks!! When we travel with our 2 large dogs we don't expect luxury rooms but the Riverside is one of the nicest/ dog friendly places.The room was very clean and our dogs settled in easily for not being in their home. Some covered parking is available too. When traveling central Oregon, we sill be back
Went for a 2 night stay on New Years weekend, got a conjoining room the 'queen suite.' Hotel was clean and dog friendly with no weight restrictions. We didn't get an updated room as we expected but it still had all the amenities with a great view. We were looking forward to the indoor hot tub after snowboarding all day but it was not working properly and was ice cold both nights. Hotel is on the outskirts of downtown and easily accessible from the main highways. Lots of undercover parking which was nice in the snow. Nice stay over all.
This hotel (I would rather call it a motel) is a good choice in Bend. It was a last minute pick so I have to confess it was not my first choice. It's rather a soulless hotel, but you have a pool, lots of parkings, it's close to the city by car and there seems to be some kind of limited breakfast buffet, but I only learned about that at checkout time. You can have a river view room, but I was on the more dull parking side. Rooms are very clean and spacious. There was no fridge in my room but ice is available. You will hear everything from the other room if you are close to the side by side room door, but the sound does not reach the bed. It was a little pricey, but I was in high season and travelling alone so that doesn't help. So to wrap up, a good place if you like the hotel chains emulates of this world.
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51% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 130 reviews