Hi everyone! My boyfriend and I are visiting Bend mid-May and I am asking for advice on where to stay. We are looking for something affordable (less than $100/night), clean, and conveniently located. It does not have to be fancy! We are Choice Hotel employees so we did make reservations at both the Rodeway and Econo Lodge so we could take advantage of our discount, but we are open to canceling either of those and staying someplace else. We are also considering the Holiday Motel.
Ideally we would like to be located within walking distance of restaurants, shopping, and of course, breweries. Is "downtown" where most of these businesses are located? What is the Old Mill District like? Are there any other neighborhoods to which we should focus our search? We will be renting a car, but would prefer to use it as little as possible.
We would like to do a day or so of hiking. I'm not particularly outdoorsy, so nothing too intense, but we would definitely like to see the scenery- any suggestions on this front? Anything else you would recommend as must-do's?
Thanks in advance!