McMenamins Old St Francis School
700 NW Bond Street Bend, OR
The Old St. Francis School, conveniently located in the center of downtown Bend, has undergone a transformation from 1936 Catholic schoolhouse to lively destination hotel complete with classrooms-turned-lodging rooms, a pub, brewery and bakery, a movie theater, private meeting and event space and a truly fantastic Turkish-style soaking pool that beckons day travelers, shoppers, hikers, skiers and snowboarders alike. We offer 19 richly appointed guestrooms and four individual rental cottages with room for 2 to 10 people, perfect for group getaways. We honor the property's former life by featuring extensive artwork that pays homage to the history of the school and the surrounding community. Photos, memorabilia and students' artwork adorn the walls, making the hotel a unique gallery of sorts. Take special note of the colorful orbs that punctuate the high wooden fencing around the property, the unusual custom-made light fixtures and absolutely stunning tile mosaics that surround the soaking pool. Built in 1936 as the St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School, McMenamins' newest hotel is a gem unlike any other. Comfortable and modern guestrooms, a brewery, turquoise-tiled soaking pool, movie theater, free Wi-Fi and quaint small bars will make your special event or meeting loads of fun, refreshingly convenient and definitely memorable. After your event in one of our indoor or outdoor spaces, guests can wander about the property, taking in the original artwork, stopping for a glass of wine or a pint of ale, gathering together at one of several year-round firepots in the outdoor courtyards. We even have four cottages that accommodate groups up to 10 – you can host an entire wedding party in just one of them! Call today to begin organizing an event that your guests or attendees will truly appreciate.