Looking for an affordable and clean hotel in Bend, Oregon? The Campfire Hotel is an ideal place to camp out in Central Oregon without having to pitch a tent. The 100 room hotel is budget-friendly for the hipster crowd. The recently renovated property appeals to families and is safe and well located for the solo traveler. This independently-owned hotel offers views of the Three Sisters and is perfectly situated near Bend’s historic downtown. Additionally, I’ve added my tasty Canteen cocktail recommendations, as well as where to pick up a guitar for singing around the campfire. I hope you find my Campfire Hotel review in Bend, Oregon helpful..
Recently renovated Campfire Hotel in Bend
Formerly the Bend Three Sisters Inn, the renovated motor lodge opened in October 2020 as Campfire Hotel & Pool Club. Looking for a sense of place at your hotel instead of a corporate chain? This is the place for you. The lobby lounge, with its tall, indoor pine trees is charming. I liked the camp store featuring retro flasks, t-shirts and coffee mugs. It offered a rustic camp feel upon entrance.
The 100 room property is divided into North and South buildings. There is plenty of free parking in both lots. In fact, the South lot had room to park our 22 foot trailer for our two night stay. We stayed in the North building on the upper level of this two story hotel. If you prefer rooms with a view of the Three Sisters, you’ll want to request Lookout King 229.
Our dog-friendly room featured a comfortable king bed with a large wood desk and stool below the flat screen TV. Additionally there was a small round table and several camp-style chairs. We didn’t need the ear plugs left beside our bed. The room is above Canteen Bar. Light sleepers might opt for a different locale.
About Campfire Hotel Bend Oregon
With several styles of vintage camp-themed guest rooms, there’s a bed for every budget. From Happy Camper suites to kings, double queens and bunk beds even your dog will rest easy at Campfire Hotel. There is a nominal pet fee. The brochure of all the local dog parks and the eco-friendly doggie bags are worth the price.
One of the coolest things about Campfire Hotel is that sense of place I referenced above. The hotel has partnered with Breedlove Guitars, a local Bend, Oregon guitar company, to feature these sustainably-sourced solid wood guitars in their hotel rooms. Want to meet your fellow campers or lounge around the fire pit with buddies? Grab a guitar and head down to the campfire at twilight.
Campfire Hotel activities
Campfire Hotel Bend, Oregon is a year-round hotel with world-class recreational opportunities nearby. Rent a cruiser bike and ride 12 minutes to Bend’s historic downtown. Grab an inflatable inner tube from the front desk and float down the Deschutes River. Next, stop for a craft beer at one of many breweries. If you prefer lounging by the swimming pool or soaking in the hot tub at the hotel, that’s okay, too.
If you are visiting Bend in the winter, head to Mt. Bachelor for skiing, snowboarding or tubing with the kids. Come back to twinkling orange lights strung amongst the pine trees on property. Grab a s’mores kit from the camp store and head on down to the fire pit for roasting and toasting.
Campfire Hotel Food and Drinks
For the adult crowd looking for libations and good food, Canteen Bar is open above the swimming pool. These are the same folks that own Dogwood Cocktail Cabin in downtown Bend. The Canteen serves tasty cocktails and small bites. Try the Canteen Trail Mix with house roasted nuts or Wagyu beef sliders. Canteen cocktail recommendations include Campfire Old Fashioned and Rye An Gosling, a blend of rye, bitters and Gosling ginger beer on the rocks.
Looking for coffee, tea and breakfast items? The grab-and-go breakfast bar offers complimentary locally roasted coffee. Try the chef-made breakfast burrito or yogurt for an additional charge. During our visit there were no coffee makers in the room. Mini fridge and microwave were available upon request.
Campfire Hotel Review Insider Tips
Wondering the cost of our hotel room? Our Fire Lookout king room rented for $150-$170 during a holiday weekend. The hotel rates fluctuate depending on occupancy and season, but we found the rates very affordable. As always, check the website for current prices and special offers.
During our visit, I met a Bend local staying at the hotel. She told me that she wanted to check out her new neighbor before sending friends here. She gave it a thumbs up!
Insider Tips. Ask the front desk if they have a copy of Ineffable, a coffee table quality photo book. Featuring stunning photography from Bend, Oregon, your purchase helps support local artists. Additionally, monies earned go to Pledge for the Wild, a coalition of mountain towns dedicated to responsible tourism.
If you are planning to visit Hood River, Oregon, check out their sister property The Hood River Hotel. You’ll get the discounted rate if you ask.
Campfire Hotel (541) 382-1515
721 NE 3rd Street, Bend, Oregon 97701
Campfire Hotel Review Bend, Oregon, YouTube video and all photography by Oregon travel writer Nancy D. Brown. Her stay was organized by Campfire Hotel, but as always her thoughts and opinions are her own.