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 soaking pool that beckons day travelers, shoppers, hikers, skiers and snowboarders alike
The Old St. Francis School was named a Conde Nast’s Readers’ Choice Award Winner for 2009 Best Small Hotels! Thanks to all who voted for us!
We offer 19 richly appointed guestrooms and four individual rental cottages with room for 2 to 10 people, perfect for group getaways. Old St. Francis School reopened in its current capacity in November 2004 and 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.
Whether you’re in a jocular mood and in need of some spirited conversation and music or you just want to relax, regroup and rebalance, Old St. Francis School is the place for you. We are pleased to provide a comfortable retreat for guests from the Pacific Northwest and beyond.